Hypnosis Effective in Management of Chronic Pain Conditions

Posted September 19, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

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 Holistic Medicine

TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION MAY REDUCE PAIN AND EXTEND LIFESPAN … Read More

Tai Chi Has Proven Health Benefits

Posted May 14, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

TAI CHI HAS PROVEN HEALTH BENEFITS Tai Chi, the ancient martial art, can improve health and fitness levels for people of all ages. Unlike more strenuous physical activities, Tai Chi's slow, balanced movements "are very accessible to older adults or patient populations that may have some physical limitations," says Dr. Michael Irwin, a professor of psychiatry and a researcher at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, part of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine. He's conducted extensive research on Tai Chi’s health benefits. Tai Chi practitioners define one of the discipline's health benefits as the ability to restore a yin-yang physiological balance to qi, or life energy. Tai Chi works because the muscle movements in the exercises stimulate the flow of qi through the body and the major organs. Other tai chi exercises cultivate growth and storage of qi leading to longer life, better health and faster recovery from accidents. Irwin says there's currently no way to scientifically validate this, "But I'm not bothered by that, because there are lots of things in the world that we do not understand because we do not yet have a way to measure them." He and other researchers have compared the health of Tai Chi practitioners against that of more sendentary types of individuals. Using a "Medical Outcomes Scale," researchers have shown "that there are robust improvements in physical function -- simple things like being able to carry groceries, walk, go up stairs," Irwin says. Tai Chi’s aerobic effect increases metabolism and physical conditioning occurs with regular practice. Benefits extend to other areas. Tai Chi can help elderly practitioners reduce their risk for falls. Another UCLA study, to be published soon in the journal Gerontology, showed that Tai Chi boosted the sympathetic nervous system function, which is related to cardiovascular health. According to Irwin, no one has yet done a study on Tai Chi's effect on depression, although two UCLA studies did note significant improvements in mood in non-depressed people who took up the practice. Different tai chi moves have one thing in common; they have a psychological benefit gained by the mind-body link in Tai Chi exercises. Practice directs the mind to focus on the moves, reduces distractions and results in peace of mind. For more information about Tai Chi for health and well-being contact Dr. Richard Browne at (305) 595-9500. … Read More

Transcendental Meditation Reduces Congestive Heart Failure

Posted March 29, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

TRANSCENDENTAL MEDITATION REDUCES CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE … Read More

Tai Chi Boosts Immune System in Older Adults

Posted March 27, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

TAI CHI BOOSTS IMMUNE SYSTEM IN OLDER ADULTS … Read More

Intuition And Creative Visualization

Posted February 28, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

INTUITION AND CREATIVE VISUALIZATION … Read More

Personal Empowerment

Posted February 13, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

PERSONAL EMPOWERMENT … Read More

The Silva Method

Posted February 05, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

THE SILVA METHOD … Read More

Self-Actualization

Posted January 31, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

SELF-ACTUALIZATION … Read More

Emotional Freedom Techniques

Posted January 30, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

EMOTIONAL FREEDOM TECHNIQUES … Read More

Meditation The Art Of Introspection

Posted January 04, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

MEDITATION THE ART OF INTROSECTION … Read More

Qigong For Health And Wellbring

Posted January 03, 2007 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Holistic Medicine

QIGONG FOR HEALTH AND WELLBRING … Read More

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