by Greg LoBiondo
If you are reading this, chances are you practice yoga or have at least thought about it. Think of what initially brought you to the mat and how that may have changed as you read today. In the event that you have never taken a yoga class and are reading this article out of pure curiosity, think of what sparked this interest. Perhaps yoga was doctor recommended – or better yet, friend suggested and mother approved. Whether you seek stress relief or pain relief, understanding your yoga teachers’ intentions is critical for a fulfilling appreciation of the practice...
by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Many other studies provide evidence to support the beneficial effects of this "Vitamin G" effect. It has long been known that working in a garden helps reduce stress, improve mood and assist in recovery from illness...
Editor's Notes from Rebecca Snowden: In a wonderful exploration of the research behind physiological response to exposure to the natural world, Dr. Kurt Beil not only reminds us of, but proves to us as well, that nature is a medicine of necessity. Read Part 1: Back Ground and Theory, Part 2: Stress Reduction and ANS Response.
by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
One of the most pervasive contributors to the multi-factorial cause of disease is stress. This topic is extensive and very well known to naturopathic and holistic practitioners...
Editor's Notes from Rebecca Snowden: In a wonderful exploration of the research behind physiological response to exposure to the natural world, Dr. Kurt Beil not only reminds us of, but proves to us as well, that nature is a medicine of necessity. Read Part 1: Back Ground and Theory.
by Brant Pedersen DC , CCSP
Life is a learning experience. Stressors abound and especially during our early years we have a tendency towards accidents and trauma. First learning to walk, then going up and down stairs, and starting to ride a bike... scabs and bruises were likely a part of your childhood. Part of youth is learning the limits of what our bodies can and cannot do.
Editor's note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Have you ever left the chiropractor's office and thought to yourself, "wow, I never realized those two things were related but it makes sense and I feel so much better"?This frequently happens to many chiropractic patients because chiropractors address and correct the root cause of health concerns. In this article Dr. Brant Pedersen tells his story of falling out a window when he was young, struggling with some health concerns as a teenager and then finally receiving chiropractic care and nutritional advice that changed his life. It made such a profound impression that he decided to become a chiropractor himself, so that he can help others optimize their lives.
by Mayo Clinic Staff
One way to take control of the stress in your life is through physical activity. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries.
You know that exercise does your body good, but you're too busy and stressed to fit it into your routine. Hold on a second — there's good news when it comes to exercise and stress...
Exercise & Fitness
by Abbey Denaro BS, CPT, Chiropractic Intern
Why would a child need to see a chiropractor? Children are healthy and should not have any pain, right? Children do not have years of bad posture imparting unnecessary pressure on their spine. They do not have stress from a ten-hour workday that gives them tension headaches, as do some adults...
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: In this article Chiropractic Intern Abbey Denaro discusses the importance of chiropractic care for children. People often think that pediatric patients do not need chiropractic care when in fact the birthing process alone can be extremely traumatic on the child's spine and central nervous system. This article provides information on why you should have your child's spine evaluated for subluxations and how children may benefit from chiropractic adjustments.
by Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari
Sinusitis is termed as “Dushta Pratishyaya” or “Peenas” in Ayurveda. Ayurveda calls nasal cavity as ´shirodwar’ that is the entry point to the skull cavity and proper functioning of brain and its various parts. Thus any obstruction in this pathway is aggressively treated...
Editor’s Note from Sonica Krishan: Sinusitis is a highly distressing medical condition which interferes with the general wellbeing of an individual. Ayurveda therapy text has the detailed description about the ailment along with the patho-physiology of other nasal disorders which broadly come in the category of Nasa roga and Shiro roga. Dr. Ram Mani Bhandari has provided with comprehensive explanation about the same.
by Rev. Dr. Nicole Sebastian
Routine, habit, chores, stress, anxiety and fear----Life can be a daily challenge! For me, a daily gently reminder is crucial to keeping my balance and helping me see the beauty and love in life. Every evening before bed, I quietly journal my “Good Stuff List.” I reflect back over the day and select the people, animals, things and events that brought love and joy into the day...
Editor's Note from Barbara Lazarony: Rev Dr. Nicole, Sebastian recommends "Just Saying HU;” a suggestion is a bridge to remembering your dreams and deciphering the messages contained within them. Give it a try!
Writing & Poetry Therapy
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