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Four Steps to a Healthy Gut

Excerpted from Gut Reactions: A Radical New 4-Step Program for Treating Chronic Stomach Distress and Unlocking the Secret to Total Body Wellness By Raphael Kellman, M.D., Carol Colman The program outlined in Gut Reactions has helped my patients escape chronic pain and constant medication and enjoy pain-free, healthy lives. If you are living in pain, if you suffer from chronic GI distress, if you can't imagine getting through the day without antacids, I urge you to give

Kabbalah's Keys to Health and Happiness

Excerpted from Matrix Healing: Discover Your Greatest Health Potential Through the Power of Kabbalah By Raphael Kellman, M.D. Over the past several years, I've seen how useful Kabbalah has been, in my life and in the lives of my patients. I've had firsthand experience of how this ancient wisdom has exponentially expanded both my own and my patients' capacity to lead healthy, successful, and joyous lives. In Kabbalah, I've come to believe, are the real secrets of health

Acupressure for Acne, Eczema and Allergies

Excerpted from Acupressure's Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments By Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D. Skin disorders that are caused or worsened by stress, nervous tension, or fatigue can be relieved by using acupressure's potent points. Acupressure enhances how we feel and how we look by releasing muscular tension and increasing circulation. There are many points that relieve acne, tone facial muscles, and improve the condition of the skin. Dr. Katsusuke Ser

Acupressure for Anger, Worry & Self-Doubt

Excerpted from Acupressure for Emotional Healing: A Self-Care Guide for Trauma, Stress,& Common Emotional Imbalances By Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D., Beth Ann Henning, Ph.D. Transforming Anger Most people associate anger with its negative attributes: unresolved resentment, outrage, and hostility. Repressed anger can cause numbness, apathy, and depression, inhibiting your desire to strive toward your highest dreams. Excessive anger turns to rage

What Is Intuition?

Excerpted from Awakening Intuition: Using Your Mind-Body Network for Insight and Healing By Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D., Christiane Northrup, M.D. Whether we call them hunches, gut feelings, senses, or dreams, they're all the same thing-intuition, speaking to us, giving us insight and knowledge to help us make sound decisions about any number of actions we take. Intuition occurs when we directly perceive facts outside the range of the usual five senses and independent

Homeopathy - 'As Fixed as the Law of Gravitation'

Excerpted from Copeland's Cure; Homeopathy and the War Between Conventional and Alternative Medicine By Natalie Robins A lot had happened to medical care since Roy was a boy and had watched his lather survive lung fever by the use of "like cures like." By the rime he was a senior in high school, most dominant doctors had given up bloodletting and purging, and many had begun to reduce the size of their large doses of medications. Tiny doses were on the rise; Thomsonianis

What Is Sinusitis?

Excerpted from The Sinus Cure: 7 Simple Steps to Relieve Sinusitis and Other Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions By Debra Fulghum Bruce Millions of sinus sufferers share Justine's frank appraisal of her upper airway problems. Even though sinus symptoms are disturbing and steal quality of life, your upper respiratory system is a very complicated and vital structure. Not only is it responsible for your voice production, swallowing, and keeping the back of the throat clear of

Acupuncture: Touch with Needles

Excerpted from Miracle Touch: A Complete Guide to Hands-On Therapies That Have the Amazing Ability to Heal By Debra Fulghum Bruce What Is It? With acupuncture, the practitioner stimulates Qi by inserting needles into meridians, the veinlike routes under the surface of the skin. By twisting the needles, energy blocks are removed and the balance and flow of energy along the pathway are restored. Where Did It Come From? &

The Importance of Wellness to Early Recovery and Relapse Prevention

Excerpted from The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway to Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction By John Newport, Ph.D In keeping with the basic 12-step principle "first things first," let's look at how you can use the tools of wellness to successfully navigate the treacherous waters of early recovery. Then we will look at how the many benefits associated with a wellness lifestyle can actively help safeguard you against relaps

How Does Your Brain Work?

Excerpted from The 7 Systems of Balance: A Natural Prescription for Healthy Living in a Hectic World By Paul J. Sorgi, M.D People are born resourceful and they become skillful and "thoughtful" when they genuinely care about what they are doing. One begins to understand the origins-and learns to appreciate the interdependence-of human skill, intelligence, and vitality by looking at the details, one piece and one person at a time. - Frank R. Wilson, The Hand &

Qigong - The Dance

Excerpted from Qigong; Essence of the Healing Dance By Garri Garripoli In my research throughout China, I found that experts agree that the inner, meditative aspects of Qigong emerged from the ancient mystical traditions of Taoism, Buddhism and the animistic spiritualism that preceded them. The outward expression of Qigong, they say, comes from primitive Dao Yin dances. These were amongst the various tribal rituals and customs of many villages. They survived throughout

Never Be Sick Again

Excerpted from Never Be Sick Again: Health is a Choice, Learn How to Choose It By Raymond Francis, M.Sc. Not too many years ago, no one would have been able to convince me that I would be writing a definitive book about human health and performance. I was no health expert; in fact, I gave little thought to the subject. I assumed I was healthy and that I could do little to improve upon it. Yet, here I am today, devoting my life to researching and improving health.

Conventional Treatment of Hormonal Imbalance

Excerpted from The Hormone Solution: Naturally Alleviate Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance from Adolescence Through Menopause By Erika Schwartz, M.D. I believe it's critical for you to know your options. My evaluation of current hormone imbalance treatments is based on both clinical and scientific information. Beyond my personal clinical experience, my staff and I have conducted a thorough and exhaustive research of the literature, both lay and professional. 


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How Your Life Affects Your Hormones

Excerpted from The 30-Day Natural Hormone Plan: Look and Feel Young Again - Without Synthetic HRT By Erika Schwartz, M.D. Life changes, expected or unexpected, sudden or planned, produce shifts in hormone levels. During these shifts, symptoms develop and alter life as a whole. Understanding the connection between life changes and hormone shifts is critical to being able to adjust lifestyle, diet, exercise, and stress management to weather the storms and keep the hormone


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The Five Elemental Energies

Excerpted from The Ancient Wisdom of the Chinese Tonic Herbs By Ron Teeguarden Yin and yang describe the primary polar aspects (or forces) of an entity or process. However, yin and yang can be defined even more subtly in order to understand the exact degree or stage of yin or yang in a cyclical process. The Chinese thus further defined yin and yang so as to refine the Great Principle. In so doing they developed the Principle of the Transformation of the Five Elemental E


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Qi Gong - The Master

Excerpted from The Healing Art of Qi Gong : Ancient Wisdom from a Modern Master By Master Hong Liu, Paul Perry Master Kwan's cave was the presidential suite of sacred caves. It was a gift of nature, a place where healing arts were intended to be practiced. The cave was divided into three sections. The first room in the cave was a large living room where people would come to be treated or to visit. All of the furniture in this room was made from


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Pain - Unconscious Rage and Unbearable Feeling

Excerpted from The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain By John E. Sarno, M.D. In reality, we have three minds: the conscious, the unconscious and the subconscious. This book is concerned primarily with the first two. The third, the subconscious, is the realm of perception, cognition, language production and comprehension, reason, judgment, physical and instrumental skill and the wellspring of creativity. It is a fascinating area but is relevant her


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