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"Acupuncture is the procedure of inserting and manipulating needles into various points on the body to relieve pain or for therapeutic purposes. The earliest written record of acupuncture is the Chinese text Shiji (史記, English: Records of the Grand Historian) with elaboration of its history in the second century BC medical text Huangdi Neijing (黃帝內經, English: Yellow Emperor's Inner Canon). Different variations of acupuncture are practiced and taught throughout the world.
Acupuncture has been the subject of active scientific research both in regard to its basis and therapeutic effectiveness since the late 20th century, but it remains controversial among medical researchers and clinicians. Research on acupuncture points and meridians is preliminary and has not conclusively demonstrated their existence or properties. Clinical assessment of acupuncture treatments, due to its invasive and easily detected nature, makes it difficult to use proper scientific controls for placebo effects.
Evidence supports the use of acupuncture to control some types of nausea and pain but evidence for the treatment of other conditions is equivocal and several review articles discussing the effectiveness of acupuncture have concluded it is possible to explain through the placebo effect.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Most of us love the color of green, … right, the color of money; but how do we feel when we see green? There is that wonderful deep rich green that the summer brings with bluegrass, and then there's that stunning green that’s called emerald green. Who does not go bonkers over emerald green!
Well, Kendra Van Wagner, “Color Psychology, How Colors Impact Moods, Feelings, and Behaviors” says that green is a “cool color” … No, not cool as in “hot diggity dog that’s cool”; but, instead, she says this color can call to mind feelings of sadness or indifference. I don’t know about you, but the only way I get sad over green is when I don’t have green money. (smile)
We all know red is hot, hot, hot, … hot momma, hot chili peppers, flaming hot, stimulating hot. Yep, Kendra says that in ancient cultures, red was used to stimulate the body and mind and to increase circulation. Increase circulation? … Yeah, she must be referring to those hot chili peppers.
She also says that Egyptians and the Chinese, practiced Chromotherapy, or using colors to heal. “Chromotherapy is sometimes referred to as light therapy or colourology and Kendra states that “it is still used today as a holistic or alternative treatment”.
If you want to find out if your favorite color is popular, you can take her poll.
So what if color can affect our mood, our memory retention, and even our taste of food, … what are we going to do with that information?
Use it in marketing a product, coloring our bedroom a light blue, which is believed to calm, soothe illness and treat pain?
I always thought yellow was calming, but some chemotherapists say that yellow heals the lungs and increases energy levels. Ok, I’ll go with that, and the next time I go running (which is never), I’ll wear something bright yellow.
You with me?
What about that dark and eerie "black" color? Don’t we almost always attribute that color to dark forces, evil incarnate, or mystery, or the occult? Then why do I love to wear black? Since black is the absence of color or light, … could it be that I don’t want to feel anything when I’m wearing black? Maybe so, but we must not forget that black is also elegant.
Then there’s the range of colors. From white to the darkest blues and yellows, to the darkest reds and greens. Seems like you can go a little bananas if you start breaking all these colors down and trying to figure out just what would suit you on any particular day or any time.
Let’s just go with the flow. Why not just pick a color and then adjust to the color. How’s that for jazzing up your day?
Friday, June 12, 2009
Until then, kick back and play with some gadgets on the site or listen to some really great soothing sounds. The free meditation session player is at the bottom of the page, and the music players are on the left and at the bottom of the page. Oh yeah, ... and don't forget the videos that are all over this blog.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Medicaid - $87 billion: The temporary increase in the Medicaid matching rates for states will help states pay for Medicaid services and preserve programs. Each state will receive a 6.2% increase of the federal government's share of Medicaid spending, and states with high unemployment rates will receive a greater federal match.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
INTRODUCTION TO PRANAYAMA
Monday, March 2, 2009
I'm always looking for a tool or image or sound to help me relax. I just happened upon this really cool place on the "Net" titled "
Friday, February 20, 2009
**To slow or increase speed, go to the bottom right corner. See the 4 arrows facing outward?
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Sunday, February 1, 2009
The words feng shui literally translate as "wind-water" in English. This is a cultural shorthand taken from the following passage of the Zhangshu (Book of Burial) by Guo Pu of the Jin Dynasty