Airlines using aromatherapy to keep passengers calm

Aromatherapy On Board Airlines are certainly not the first industry to use aromatherapy with customers. Bakeries, banks, casinos, car dealers and many others have appealed to the consumers’ sense of smell. The objective is usually the same– to help consumers relax and feel good about the product or service. As airlines cram more people into …

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Pains and needles: brain scans point to hidden effects of acupuncture

Acupuncture Placebo acupuncture can ease short-term pain but the real thing might help to reverse the underlying pathology of a disease Neuroscientists have been studying how acupuncture affects the brain. It’s clear from many imaging studies that causing pain by inserting needles into the skin does influence brain activity, presumably by activating nerves close to …

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Integrative Medicine Courses Increase at Medical Schools

Integrative Medicine in Med School This article has an absolutely key learning for any form of medicine. Physicians need to become more familiar with integrative medicine. As the article says, “a person’s overall wellness cannot be measured simply by looking at the health of various organs.” Heffron, the former director of Brown’s medical school concentration in integrative …

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Many Parents Don’t Tell Doctor About ‘Complementary’ Therapy Use in Kids

Complementary Therapy Complementary therapy has been on the rise. While good overall, it is vital to keep physicians updated so they can help avoid problems like adverse interactions with medications or activities that might be contraindicated. Parents often try unconventional treatments — such as acupuncture and herbal products — when their kids are sick, but …

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Can 10 Minutes of Meditation Make You More Creative?

 Meditate on This Americans no longer meditate only during yoga retreats or other Zen-friendly destinations. Now mindfulness has gone mainstream… into the workplace. Google, Goldman Sachs, and Medtronic have all introduced mindfulness practices. Ten to 12 minutes are enough to boost creativity. To further verify that creativity is among the early benefits of mindfulness meditation, and …

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Health on the High Seas – Mandara Spa on the NCL Breakaway – HealthPopuli.com

Holistic Health on High Seas A cruise ship that offers a buffet of holistic health options! “Health is very addictive,” Michaela Deeley told me. “The way you feel once you start to feel good… you don’t want to stop.” Michaela is the manager at the Mandara Spa on the Norwegian Cruise Line’s ship, the Breakaway, …

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It is time to bust the myth of physical inactivity and obesity: you cannot outrun a bad diet

The Myth of Exercise A recent report from the UK’s Academy of Medical Royal Colleges described ‘the miracle cure’ of performing 30 min of moderate exercise, five times a week, as more powerful than many drugs administered for chronic disease prevention and management. Regular physical activity reduces the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, …

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