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Book Review | Tuning the Human Biofield: Healing with Vibrational Sound Therapy

Sound healer Eileen Day McKusick got some funny looks when she first told people her vocation, yet when she titled herself a researcher studying effects of audible sound on the body, she noticed people approved.

Book Review | Herbs for Stress and Anxiety: How to Make Herbal Remedies to Strengthen the Nervous System

When is the last time you felt peaceful? Bursting to-do lists, media overload, ISIS and Ebola; no wonder so many of us live in a state of chronic stress, an unfortunate path to illness and depression. But what can we do about it?

Book Review | The Heal Your Gut Cookbook: Nutrient-Dense Recipes for Intestinal Health Using the GAPS Diet

The concept behind the GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome — GAPS) protocol is to eat healthy to be healthy. A whole alphabet of diseases — addictions, ADD/ADHD, arthritis, asthma (and that's just the letter A!) — begin in the digestive system.

Happy Feet: A Simple Soothing Technique

This simple five-step routine says thank you to your feet for supporting your body weight all day long.

How Homeopathic Plant Remedies Reduce Stress

Many of us have had the experience of being thrown off balance or stressed by life’s turmoil. The stressors can range from the typical slings and arrows of life — unexpected expense, momentary panic or a real disappointment of some kind...

The Human Biofield — The Missing Dimension in Health Care

If everything is vibration as quantum physics asserts, then treating vibration with vibration is logical and elegant.

A Walk On The Wild Side

Like my grandmother before me, I bend over at the waist and pick straight from the earth that which heals us.

St. John’s Wort (Hypericum perforatum)

With its bright yellow, five-petaled flowers a familiar roadside sight in early summer, St. John’s wort is said to be named because it flowers on June 24th — St. John’s Day.

Book Review | Vital Face: Facial Exercises and Massage for Health and Beauty

You need exercise to keep your body healthy, but how often do you exercise the fifty muscles in your face and neck?

Book Review | Plant Spirit Medicine: A Journey into the Healing Wisdom of Plants

Healing with plants is a universal medical tradition. According to renowned teacher acupuncturist J.R. Worsley, "Anything that can be done with needles can also be done with herbs.

Direct Link Identified Between Alzheimer's and Aluminum

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including dementia, autism, and Parkinson's disease...

You, Too, Can Grow Fresh, New Bone

In most people, sometime during your 30s, your bone mass will begin to decline gradually. Exercise, however, naturally builds stronger bones...

Truth In Advertising?

It's hard to imagine that parents were once encouraged to "do their children a favor" and place them on a "strict regimen of sodas...

New Hope for Tired Brains

Until recently, neurologists believed that a person's brain stopped physically developing when they were 25 to 35 years old...

Health Is Normal

The best care that doctors of any type can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal and optimal health potential...

Not All Belly Fat Is Fat

Not all belly fat is fat. Sometimes it is bloat, sometimes constipation, sometimes water weight and, yes, sometimes belly fat is just fat...

Can You Detect The Subtle Messages Your Body Is Sending You?

If we listen to our body, we can pick up the faintest, earliest warnings that something is amiss. With skill, these messages can be detected long before the health issue becomes serious...

Will Obamacare Support Alternative Holistic Practices?

It’s going to be very interesting to see what effect the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has on alternative medicine practices...

Secrets of Aboriginal Healing: A Physicist's Journey with a Remote Australian Tribe

Quantum physics and cellular biology are just discovering what the Aboriginal healing system has tapped into for thousands of years; consciousness exists at a cellular level...

Musings: Take the Plunge Into Commonsense Good Health

Many people mistakenly believe their bodies are frail and prone to disease. On the contrary, our bodies are infinitely wise in the ways to keep us healthy and adapt even the most unhealthy physical specimen into a living, breathing vehicle...

Healing Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Has IBS caused you to know where all the bathrooms are on your route? Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) affects 1 in 5 adults in the United States, making it one of the most common ailments...

10 Tips to Restore A Healthy Sleep Cycle

If you are having trouble sleeping on a nightly basis, you know how poor sleep affects your days. However, there are simple steps to take to get real results...

Reiki Success in Fertility Planning

In many areas of the world, medical treatments or health and wellness models include the integration of some type of energy medicine to treat the whole body. When one’s energy is out of balance, the body is impacted in some way...

The Wild Medicine Solution: Healing with Aromatic, Bitter, and Tonic Plants

Calling for a return to daily traditional cuisine, Guido Mase draws on his storytelling skills to reveal both the historic and contemporary uses of aromatic, bitter and tonic plants...

7 Keys to Lifelong Sexual Vitality: The Hippocrates Institute Guide to Sex, Health and Happiness

Healthy sex is potent medicine, and there is a wealth of scientific evidence to support the life-extension powers of this foundational drive....

Alzheimer’s Linked to Diet and New Type 3 Diabetes

New information is leading researchers to wonder whether Alzheimer’s may be a new version of diabetes, tentatively called type 3 diabetes, which hits the brain...

Waking Up to the Mind-Body Connection

An interview with paralyzed yoga teacher Matthew Sanford by holistic magazine publisher Carol Bedrosian reveals how turning off the body tuned in healing stories of the mind-body connection...

APA Reverses Its Position on Energy Psychology

In 1999, the American Psychological Association banned its continuing education organizations from granting psychologists continuing education credit (CEs) for studying energy psychology....

Smart Meters: The Winter Solstice Tsunami of 2012

During the summer of 2012, I housesat in a suburb of Boston. After a short time, I began feeling an in-rush of disruptive energy blanketing the neighborhood, inside the house and out...

Could A Niacin Imbalance Be Wreaking Havoc On Your Psyche?

High dose supplementation of B3 has successfully treated attention deficit disorder, general psychosis, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and violent behavior....

Eat Plants and Step Away From the Abyss

Throughout history, we can identify moments that occur that can only be attributed to a paradigm shift in public opinion. They generally precede government policy...

Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Bacteria are the oldest living organisms on the planet. Subject to three billion years of harsh environmental evolution, they are master adapters...

Musings: Taking Back the Power To Cure

How much of the national debt could be slashed by shifting to a natural healthcare model that educates people about how to feel better, live longer and successfully take charge of their health at home instead of in a doctor’s office?

Integrative Medicine Steers Healthcare Forward

What mainstream medicine can learn from holistic healers ...

Annie Appleseed Complementary Medicine Project

What began in 1993 as one woman’s quest to find information, answers and a cure to her breast cancer has evolved into the Annie Appleseed Project...

The Acid Reflux Solution

If you've never experienced heartburn you surely know someone who has. More than 50 million Americans suffer from gastroesophageal reflux disease...

Ayurvedic Migraine Headache Advice

According to the science of Ayurveda all of creation is made up of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether.

Oncology Massage Gallery

The natural medicine of serenity infuses the grounds at Virginia Thurston Healing Garden in Harvard, MA. Read more »

Massage Therapy for Individuals Journeying With Cancer

Megan Belanger, LMT, knocks gently against the door and quietly enters a treatment room in Westborough, Massachusetts. The massage therapist is ready to engage.

Rosemary Gladstar's Medicinal Herbs, A Beginner's Guide

Herbal medicine is medicine of the home. It is a natural, effective, gentle and completely accessible system of healing.

Practicing Safe Yoga: Yoga Comes of Age In America

I have been blessed in this lifetime with the gift of finding excellent teachers and healing practitioners to work with.

Rosen Method Bodywork: Marion Rosen's Gift To The World

January 18th, 2012, Marion Rosen, the founder of Rosen Method bodywork passed away in her home in Berkley, California.

Overcome Chronic Disease with Three Simple Steps

As a layman I am proud, happy and relieved that I've beaten conditions that many doctors call "incurable."

In The News: Integrative Veterinary Care and Teen Massage

The Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on March 21, 2012 to uphold the dismissal of a lawsuit by Hopkinton, MA, holistic veterinarian Margo Roman, who claimed Tufts University violated her first amendment right to free speech.

Breathing In Good Health

Ancient cultures included breathing exercises as part of their daily health routines, as do many modern alternative medicine treatments.

Breast Cancer Patients Find A Healing Garden in Harvard, MA

A diagnosis of breast cancer brings with it many fears, concerns and adjustments that will affect a woman and her family for years to come.

Beauty Pure and Simple: The Ayurvedic Approach to Beautiful Skin

Beauty Pure and Simple is truly effective skin care. Using the wisdom of Eastern medicine, Ayurvedic skin care advocates beauty (and healing) from a balanced way of living.

Winter's Holistic Medicine Chest

I've spent many winters of my life in the cold, rainy regions of northern California. There was always a wood fire burning and the soft sound of rain.

Alternative Medicine and the Treatment of Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is one of the faster spreading cancers; only about 4 percent of patients can expect to survive five years after their diagnosis.

Breast Cancer Prevention Tips

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time when much attention is focused on the rising incidence of breast cancer and the benefits of screening and early detection of this condition.
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May 27, 2019

Sentimental favorites are a big attraction this Memorial Day. The Moon is in the emotionally charged sign of Pisces. Moods are apt to change from moment to moment. Psychic sensitivities are also activated. A lunar nod to Venus graces the early hours…
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May 2019

Sunday afternoon: 3–4:30pm at Hillside Herbals Healing herbs for women's health part I: tonic herbs for hormonal balance—normal cycling and aging. Rachel has created a 10...

Cost: Drop in Fee $10 includes all materials and handouts.

Where:
Hillside Herbals
Jefferson, MA


Sponsor: Hillside Herbals
Telephone: 508-847-8615
Contact Name: Rachel Ross
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Sunday Reiki treatments with Reiki master and practitioner Linda Simons in Brookline, MA. Start your week off on a more balanced note with a Reiki treatment on a Sunday afternoon. Please join me...

Cost: Sliding Scale $25-45

Where:
233 Harvard Street
Suite 36
Brookline, MA  02446
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Telephone: 617-304-2205
Contact Name: Linda Simons
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This is a light fun evening to help get you going into the summer season. This evening we will be discussing and working with Geraniums and Pelargoniums. We will be discussing the plants, their...

Cost: $ 20 includes material, pre-reg required

Where:
Brookside Farms
8 Mammoth Rd
Sute #A
Pelham, NH  03076
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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Instructor: Pam Driscoll Wednesdays, April 17, May 8, 22, June 5, 19, 6:30pm–7:30pm Join us for the Mid-Week Meditation Sampler at Creative Spirit…an opportunity to pause,...

Cost: $20 per class

Where:
Creative Spirit
80 Washington Street
Marblehead, MA  01945
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Sponsor: Creative Spirit
Telephone: 781-797-0389
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Be An “Eat to Thrive” Graduate This Summer. Come to an introductory class for the summer session from June 6–August 15 in Point of Pines, Revere, MA. Congratulations to the...

Cost: Free—all are welcome!

Where:
Point of Pines
Revere, MA


Sponsor: Eat to Thrive
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Activists and artists will create inspiring chalk imagery encouraging kindness to animals On May 31, people around the world will gather to create colorful chalk imagery promoting compassion for...

Cost: Free

Where:
Worcester City Common
Worcester, MA  01604


Telephone: 617-5430189
Contact Name: Melissa Scher
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Experience the process to a past life. Learn why it is beneficial and potentially: Clear emotional trauma and physical issues Calm feelings of stress and/or sadness Get insight into...

Cost: $50

Where:
Voice of Clay
16 Meetinghouse Hill Rd
Brookline , NH  03033
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Sponsor: Voice of Clay
Telephone: 603-672-2626
Contact Name: Wendy
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You do not need any musical background but please be sure to register early! Class is limited to 16 students. 6-hole flutes in G are provided for use during class. You are welcome to bring...

Cost: $35

Where:
Circles of Wisdom
386 Merrimack Street, Suite 1-A
Methuen, MA  01844
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Sponsor: Circles of Wisdom
Telephone: 978-474-8010
Contact Name: Cathy Kneeland
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Learn an intro to the magick and science of dowsing. Tools, techniques for information, clearing, balancing, healing, and more. Bob will introduce you to dowsing and basic radiesthesia,...

Cost: Class is $45

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Suite #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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In celebration of ushering in the Strawberry Moon Cycle and we will be doing a new moon planting. This is a great opportunity to literally sow the seeds for some of our other upcoming workshops...

Cost: Pre-reg $35, $40 at the door, materials included

Where:
The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
68 Stiles Rd
Sute #A
Salem, NH  03079
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Sponsor: The Healing Power of Flowers - Heaven and Earth
Telephone: 603-275-7688
Contact Name: Stacey Smith
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June 1–2 Join other like-minded seekers as we take a journey through the concepts of the new Earth paradigm, higher self and soul sovereignty, ascension mechanics, and spiritual alchemy.

Where:
Chester, VT


Telephone: (617) 366-6042
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Using Lessons from Music to Harmonize Your Life You know how you want to show up in the world—expressing yourself through your essence, centered in your heart, effective in your life and...

Cost: $90 prepaid by May 30th, $100 at the door

Where:
Center at Westwoods
590 Gay Street
Westwoods, MA
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Telephone: 617-784-4426
Contact Name: Janet Kessenich
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May 4–June 8, 2019 Saturdays 10am–11:30am Taijiquan (Tai Chi Chuan) is a healing martial art using breath and movement. It is just one way to stay young and healthy. It...

Cost: $120

Where:
Metta Wellness
679 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA  01612
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Sponsor: Metta Wellness
Telephone: 774-245-5487
Contact Name: Rick Rocha
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