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New in the Office: Michelle Schrader Photography Canvas Art and 5×5 Prints

May 30, 2017 0

“Most people have a positive response to something – whether it’s music, painting, poetry, trees, animals, the sea, mountains or whatever. So sometimes it may be necessary to turn your attention deliberately to something you enjoy, something you have a good response to, and that will introduce another element into your experience. A more energetic, […]

Breathing Techniques for Stress Reduction and Energy Work

November 18, 2016 0

“Breathing is massively practical,” says Belisa Vranich, a psychologist and author of the book ‘Breathe,’ …It’s meditation for people who can’t meditate.” –Source: NYTimes.com What I’m Reading: Breathing Techniques for Stress Reduction NYT article, “Breathe. Exhale. Repeat: The Benefits of Controlled Breathing” Author’s Key Points Controlled breathing has been shown to “reduce stress, increase alertness […]

Treating PTSD with Acupuncture

October 30, 2014 0

What is PTSD? After experiencing a life-threatening event or trauma, an individual may develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. This disorder is not just something that affects our veterans, but can arise in various populations affected by different kinds of trauma. The National Center of PTSD emphasizes that trauma can be something you hear, witness, or personally experience […]

Post-Heart Attack, Reiki Decreases Anxiety

September 17, 2014 1

Post-Heart Attack, Reiki Decreases Anxiety | Reiki Energy Work for Everyday People. 20-Minutes of Reiki: A whole lot of good In a small 2008 study, researchers compared the effects of Reiki (light-touch energy work they call “relaxation therapy”) to those of classical music on post-acute coronary syndrome (ACS) inpatients. In the study, patients had to have had […]

Psychobiotics: How gut bacteria mess with your mind (Article, New Scientist)

January 29, 2014 1

In the latest New Scientist, professor of anatomy and neuroscience, John Cryan, and Timothy Dinan, professor of psychiatry (University College Cork, Ireland) discuss “Psychobiotics: How gut bacteria mess with your mind.” Probiotics today are becoming more and more understood and appreciated for their ability not just to normalize a body’s balance after antibiotic use, but […]

Studies Show Electroacupuncture Stops Pain

January 28, 2014 1

MRI and biochemistry show electroacupuncture stops pain In their latest Acupuncture News, Healthcare Medicine Institute (Health CMI) reports, “MRI and Biochemistry Confirm Acupuncture Stops Pain.” In the article, they cite a number of studies that examine the use of new imaging techniques that elucidate acupoints and electroacupuncture, the stimulation of those points with weak electrical current. […]

Meditation has ‘some benefit against anxiety, depression and pain’ (Systematic Review)

January 16, 2014 0

Medical News Today reports on JAMA’s systematic review of 47 randomized clinical trials involving 3515 participants, finding: Meditation has ‘some benefit against anxiety, depression and pain.’ Interestingly enough, they cite, “The positive response to depression was similar to that achieved by antidepressants, the researchers say, with the size of the effect through meditation being up to 52% […]