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Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders

Mind Body Approaches Help Substance Use Disorders At a time when the US faces a crisis of opioid abuse, it is refreshing to see that mind body approaches help substance disorders. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has pulled together research specific to a number of mind body approaches. Mindfulness-based approaches have …

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AYUSH Medicines Booming In India

AYUSH Medicines Booming India boasts one of the oldest medical systems in the world, Ayurveda. Now India is investing in the renewed interest of its non-conventional medical systems, AYUSH (Ayurveda, Unani, Yoga, Naturopathy, Siddha, and Homeopathy). The new global interest has resulted in AYUSH medicines booming. This boom has attracted not only government investments but …

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How ghee, turmeric and aloe vera became India’s new instruments of soft power

Soft Power Revolution It is not often that world leaders try to assert the value of traditional medicine but it may well be a sign of the times. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has launched a soft power revolution to establish the “Indianness” of ayurveda, its ancient system of medicine. India’s prime minister is planning a …

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Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease

Lifestyle Program Reverses Heart Disease This is one of those times that the news seems too good to be true. For many people that alone is enough to dismiss it. Luckily, the folks at Geisinger continue to look at non-clinical factors to improve health. They are offering Ornish Lifestyle Medicine. This lifestyle program reverses heart …

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Tibetan yoga practice may improve sleep quality for breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy

Tibetan Yoga Participating in twice-weekly practice of Tibetan yoga may reduce sleep disturbances and improve sleep quality in breast cancer patients receiving chemotherapy, according to a study from researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The research, published in the journal Cancer, found that women who practiced Tibetan yoga at least two times …

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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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Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing

An Integrative Medicine Approach We continue to find articles on topics like integrative medicine and are happy to share them with you! UC San Diego’s Centers for Integrative Health launched Saturday, a network to unify current research, education and clinical programs. Source: Top UCSD researchers pitch yoga, massage and integrative medicine for healing From Aromatherapy …

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