Category: Stress

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9 Health Benefits of Meditation

Meditation changes your brain. It slows down your brain wave pattern and when this happens you take stress off the body and increase your body’s natural ability to heal itself. There are many ways to meditate, the trick is to find a meditation practice that will work for you. The more consistent you are with meditation the better the health benefits will be.

  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Boosts your immune system
  • Stress reduction
  • Increases optimism
  • Reduction in anxiety
  • Improvement in depression
  • Lowers pain levels by 40% and pain unpleasantness by 57 % (this result is better than medication which only lowers pain by 25%)
  • Lowers stress hormones like cortisol
  • Increases gray matter (brain is aging more slowly)

Here is a diagram from the Huffington Post that shows you how meditation works:

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http://phys.org/news/2011-04-demystifying-meditation-brain-imaging.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/30/meditation-health-benefits_n_3178731.html

If you would like to know more about meditation or would like lessons in how to meditate call for an appointment. I have been meditating for over 25 years and have been teaching meditation for the past 20 years.

 

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Chinese Medicine Health Tips

Chinese Medicine places a strong emphasis on health maintenance with a holistic philosophy that includes prevention, nutrition and patient education. In order to avoid disease states that result from suboptimal habits of lifestyle such as stress and poor diet as well as external factors such as environmental toxins, Chinese Medicine provides remedies to returning the body to a state of long-term healing and wellness.

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Obtaining Seasonal Balance

As we approach and enter the season of fall it is important to be aware of how you are affected by the seasonal changes.  Are you adjusting and balancing your life to accommodate the natural order of the universe?  Fall happens every year, just as the sun and moon rise and set.  Yet, do you know how the fall energy affects you personally?  What is your body communicating to you and, most importantly, are you listening?

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