Almost nobody has escaped the experience of a headache. In fact, nearly half the world’s population has a headache so severe that they are disabled at least once a year.
Catherine arrived at the yoga studio looking weary and subdued. As she joined the circle and began to check in with the group, her story gently unfolded.
Since medical school, I have been fascinated with the customs of different cultures with respect to pregnancy and childbirth, having served as a health caregiver on several continents. Some customs were clearly wise; others had me questioning their value in light of their potential danger at such a delicate time.
In the twenty-first century, time may be more important than money. A recent survey by the University of Maryland found that 48 percent of low-to-middle-income Americans questioned said they would give up a day's pay each week in return for an extra day of free time.
During my third year in medical school, I went to Zululand to pursue research on tuberculosis. The British surgeon at the hospital wrote me to come in September, and several hours after stepping off the train I found out why...
Holistic Healing touch is coming into its own, motivating consumers in this country to spend between $4 and $6 billion dollars a year for the hands-on care of professional bodyworkers.
In 1986, Tiffany Field, Ph.D. at the University of Miami, showed that premature newborns who were massaged for fifteen minutes three times daily in the hospital following delivery regained their birth weight and left the hospital stronger than control babies who weren’t massaged.
Stone massage is an ancient, enduring form of therapeutic bodywork using heated and cooled stones as extensions of the hand.
Why go to the drug store for medicine when you can have many medicinal remedies for a wide variety of ailments growing right in your own back yard?! It's easy. It's fun. It's inexpensive. It's very rewarding. And you don't have to be a master gardener to do it!
Quality is essential to obtaining the desired results from using any healing remedy — herbal or otherwise. The problem with assessing the quality of herbs is that when we purchase herbs or herbal products, we do not have a good way to evaluate the relative quality of different products.
"As children, magical possibilities were limitless. Every new discovery — about nature, our bodies, ourselves — held the potential of giving us that tingle of magic’s presence. Then we grew up and magic faded..."