by Ziki Dekel, LAc
The law of yin and yang is the natural order of the universe, the foundation of all things, mother of all changes, the root of life and death. Chinese medicine is replete with numbered systems: the three treasures, the five elements, the eight principles, the fifteen types of qi. These multiplicities account for the variety of ways in which psychic and physiological phenomena manifest in the human body and help to define the medical system as a whole...
by Abbey Denaro, DC
ATH Co-Editor of Chiropractic
Based on the physiology of the nervous system, we know that chiropractic works for more than just back pain. The Chiropractic adjustment can have profound effects on quality of life by improving the function of all body systems. Knowing this, shouldn’t every person be allowed access to chiropractic care regardless of symptoms, age, and culture?
Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: Today, the state of mental health care in the United States is extremely poor. Chiropractic has a rich history in the mental health arena and had high success rates in the past. On top of receiving chiropractic adjustments the mental health patients were required to eat fresh foods grown in gardens on-site. By the early 1960s these facilities were forced to close due to changing laws however it is time to reexamine our approach to mental health in this country. Chiropractic should be part of a holistic approach to better serve this under served population.
by Cathy Margolin
Millions of kilos of this herb are sold throughout Asia every year, yet most Americans have never heard of it. It is Astragalus Membranaceous, also know as Huang Qi, and it’s one of the greatest immune boosting, fatigue fighting herbs in the world...
Editor's Note: Here's a nice introduction to Huang Qi, Astragalus, a qi tonic and immune boosting herb in Chinese herbology, commonly used world wide.
by Julianne Victoria
There are many different types of energy work, incorporating a broad range of often ancient techniques. Energy work may be one of the oldest forms of healing and many types of energy work stem from ancient shaman and seer practices from centuries ago...
Editor's Note from Melanie Channell: In this article, Julianne Victoria reviews 5 energy healing practices that include, Reiki, Polarity Therapy, Shiatsu, and Qigong. These methods work to balance, clear, and support the energy flow through the body which allows healing to take place.
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