Yoga for Weight Management

Posted August 11, 2009 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

Originating in India, yoga combines physical and mental disciplines which balance mind, body and spirit. Yoga encompasses many branches of practice, hatha yoga being the most common outside of India. … Read More

Basic Yoga Exercises Can Prevent Falls In Elderly Women

Posted November 07, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

A specific type of yoga can help improve stability and balance in women over age 65, which could help to prevent falls, finds a preliminary study out of Temple University’s Gait Study Center. Dr. Jinsup Song and researchers at the School of Podiatric Medicine and the College of Health Professions examined the gait and postural stability of 24 elderly females who were enrolled in an Iyengar yoga program specifically designed for those over 65. They found that at the end of the nine-week program, participants had a faster stride, an increased flexibility in the lower extremities, an improved single-leg stance, and increased confidence in walking and balance. … Read More

Stress Management May Improve Control of Systolic Hypertension

Posted April 08, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

Adding the relaxation response, a stress management approach, to other lifestyle interventions may significantly improve treatment of systolic hypertension in the elderly. In a study conducted at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) … Read More

Qigong, Meditation and Yoga For Health

Posted January 04, 2008 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

A consistent practice of qigong, meditation and yoga for health promotes longevity and has a long-term effect of reestablishing the body/mind/soul connection. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health may be beneficial for various diseases and ailments such as cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headaches, arthritis, and asthma. Health benefits of qigong, meditation and yoga for health include: Improved balance, flexibility, concentration, circulation, increased strength and energy, reduced stress and lowered blood pressure, slower respiratory rate, and prevention of illness. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health is primarily utilized for health maintenance purposes but may also be tailored for curative intervention. All styles of qigong, meditation and yoga for health have similar principles of posture, breathing techniques and mental focus. Forms of traditional qigong, meditation and yoga for health consist of physical movement and mind-body integration to increase the flow of qi, or vital energy. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health exercise programs combine breathing and movement exercises for increased vitality. Factors that contribute to heart disease and other chronic conditions such as high blood pressure and atherosclerosis can be reduced with qigong, meditation and yoga for health. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health programs also extend lifespan by slowing the aging process. Stress responses that adversely impact all body systems, including cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, and immune system can be decreased with qigong, meditation and yoga for health. The ideal workout combines qigong, meditation and yoga for health with an aerobic activity such as brisk walking. Most individuals who participate in a qigong, meditation and yoga for health program also include some form of cross training in their regular exercise routine. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health speeds up metabolism and develops body strength. Qigong, meditation and yoga for health is a complete workout, combining stretching, flexibility, aerobic, and cardiovascular. Acupuncture & Massage College is offering a health and fitness class on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:00 pm that includes qigong, meditation and yoga. For information or to register for the class call (305) 595-9500. … Read More

Benefits of Hypnotherapy

Posted October 01, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

A hypnotized state produces mental and physical benefits. Hypnotherapy is a group of techniques that allow individuals to strengthen the mind-body connection to promote healing. Hypnotherapy lowers blood pressure, heart rate and respiration. Hypnotic sessions often begin with breathing exercises that aid in developing a deeper, healthier breathing pattern. Hypnosis also reduces stress. A majority of illnesses are stress-related; stress weakens the immune system, elevates cholesterol and blood sugar levels and strains bodily systems and functions. Three types of hypnotherapy are often utilized to create positive change through the subconscious. By working with the subconscious, negative thought and behavior patterns can be reframed. Suggestion therapy is effective with issues including smoking, examination nervousness and public speaking anxiety. Solution focused therapy aids in issues such as panic attacks and weight control while increasing self confidence. Analytical therapy is used for issues that have causes in the past; the cause is identified with hypnotherapy and its negative effects are removed. During hypnotherapy, the subconscious mind is capable of interpreting positive ideas and suggestions to resolve habits, cravings and negative response patterns. Benefits of hypnotherapy sessions include eliminating limiting self-beliefs, negative habits and phobias, incorporating positive issue-solving techniques, and reducing stress. Hypnotherapy is effective in addressing a wide range of conditions which involve motivation and situational response. Hypnotherapy has benefits in the treatment of post-traumatic stress, insomnia, neurological conditions, hypertension, and pain management. Hypnosis also improves concentration and awareness and enhances learning. Hypnotherapy has become accepted as a means of therapy and does not rely on pharmaceuticals or have side effects. Hypnosis may be included in a wider therapeutic health plan and is often a component in a myriad of therapy and clinical programs. Hypnotherapy is also a means of self empowerment through becoming aware of learned patterns stored in the subconscious. For more information about complementary and alternative therapies for health and wellness call Dr. Richard Browne at (305) 595-9500. … Read More

Hatha Yoga

Posted September 24, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

Focusing on body improvement and physical well being, Hatha yoga consists of postures (asanas), breath control (pranayamas), muscle locks (bhandas), and gestures (mudras) aimed at balancing mind, body and spirit through practice. A Hatha yoga session is a complete workout, combining stretching, flexibility, strengthening, aerobic, and cardiovascular. Each asana or body position develops the strength and balance necessary to prepare for more challenging postures. … Read More

Hypnosis Effective in Management of Chronic Pain Conditions

Posted September 19, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

Hypnotherapists typically use deep relaxation exercises that bring about an altered state of consciousness, also known as a trance. Hypnotherapy techniques may include: Guided imagery, repetition, direct or indirect suggestion, post-hypnotic suggestion, and visualization. An individual in a trance or a state of deep concentration is highly responsive to suggestion. During hypnosis, an individual’s thoughts become more focused and attentive. … Read More

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce Pain and Extend Lifespan

Posted June 19, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Meditation & Yoga

TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION MAY REDUCE PAIN AND EXTEND LIFESPAN … Read More

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