Editor's Note from Karen Adler: Beautiful! … I'm an Artist, tells the story of the often hidden children of our times-students with learning disabilities. The film follows several junior and high school students with autism, Down syndrome, behavioral issues and other learning disabilities who collaborate with their dedicated art teacher to create artwork for their first big, professional art gallery exhibition. The documentary also offers an inside view into the lives of children with special needs by following them to their prom, field day and senior trip...
Arts & Art Therapy
by Jenn Schwartz
Health is obviously so much more than a disease-free state of being. To be healthy is to have a body toned to its maximum performance potential, a clear mind exploding with curiosity, and a happy spirit. In the 6 years I have worked in the fitness industry, the people most successful at managing their wellness and a busy life have spent the time to research, plan, and practice a healthy lifestyle...
Editor's Note from Melanie Webb: Entrepreneur Jenn Schwartz shares her insight on becoming your own health guru. Learned from life lessons as an athlete and fitness professional, Jenn's article will help you take charge and get the most from your exercise program.
Exercise & Fitness
by Sam Adkins
Like eczema, asthma is an inflammatory disease. In asthma the airways become constricted by swelling, making it difficult to breathe. In developed countries 1 in 4 children have asthma as opposed to 1 in 18 people 40 years ago. Homeopathic medicines can be a viable alternative to steroid medications. They can be given as an acute treatment in place of puffers but more importantly, professional treatment–working with the whole person–can cure asthma entirely...
Editor's Note: Artistically powerful and poignant, this is an amazing and graceful dance that I hope has a healing message to us all: that even in darkness there is light; even in the shadow of the veiled/death, there is beauty and hope anew. Perhaps this is a healing for the loss in Japan as Tamasaburo is a professional Japanese actor and he dances as if in a candlelight vigil.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Katy Bowman
Like medicine, exercise can have its negative side effects. I know! Hard to believe that something we’re doing for our health has aspects that are physically detrimental, but, the fact remains that, just like pharmaceuticals, there’s a trade-off you have to deal with whether you like it or not...
Editor’s Note from Bess Coble: Repetitive motion injuries can occur in ways other than playing tennis, computer work, or playing golf. Biking, treadmill walking, and abdominal exercises can all contribute to repetitive motion injuries. If you tend to exercise the same way most of the time and have developed pain that medical professionals can’t locate the source, but have ruled out anything serious, read Katy’s article...
Exercise & Fitness
by Arno Burnier, DC
As a society we have been at war for the last 70 years or more. It is a hidden and insidious conflict, with yearly mass civilians casualties, injuries and permanent disabilities. Professionals are perpetuating involuntary mass murder yearly in the US, and no one wants to talk about it. This silent war is being wage on the human body by the pharmaceutical-medical complex and its prescribers. Reportedly, over 800.000 thousands people die every year in the US from medical errors or medications side effects...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Dr. Arno Burnier proclaims that it is time to join the health care revolution and evolution! As an ATh reader you are already part of this revolution. Support pages like All Things Healing and the health care professions we promote. Share our message and please remember that actions speak louder than words.
by Dr. Andrew Cohen, DC, CCSP®
You may think only NHL players and football moms need to worry about concussions, but the cost of returning to play too early can be tremendous in any sport, including your favorite weekend leisure activities...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: In this article Dr. Andrew Cohen discusses the new guidelines for concussion due to sports injury. If your child is involved in sports, please read this article! If you believe your child has sustained a concussion please have them evaluated by a qualified medical professional immediately.
by Dr. David Hanscom, MD
Guest Editor of Integrative Medicine
Families present some interesting challenges to people who are trying to change their lives for the better, who are working to become healthier and happier. This phenomenon has been noted by many professionals treating people with chronic diseases including addictions, eating disorders, mental illness and, yes, chronic pain...
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