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Yoga is a mind and body practice with historical origins in ancient Indian philosophy. Various styles of yoga combine physical postures, breathing techniques, and meditation or relaxation.In 5,000 years of yoga history, the term “yoga” has gone through a renaissance in current culture, exchanging the loincloth for a leotard and leggings.Yoga has become popular as a form of physical exercise based upon asanas (physical poses) to promote improved control of mind and body and to enhance well-being.more


Acupressure is an ancient Chinese healing method that involves applying pressure to certain meridian points on the body to relieve pain. The human body has fourteen “meridians” that carry energy throughout the body. These meridians start at the fingertips, connect to the brain, and then connect to the organ associated with the specific meridian.Acupuncture and Acupressure use the same points, but acupuncture uses needles, while Acupressure uses the gentle but firm pressure of hands.more


Ayurveda’ is generally understood as ‘Science of life’ translating ‘Ayuh (r)’as life and ‘Veda’ as science. Ayurveda is an ancient system of life and also the oldest surviving medical system in the world. Dating back almost 5000 years, it is also considered to be an ancient science of healing that enhances longevity. It has evolved from the quest to have a happy life, through a deep understanding of creation and its maintenance, perceived and conceived by the rishis or seers of ancient India. Ayurveda emphasizes upon life in general with bit more emphasis on human life.more


Naturopathy is a system of working towards the cure of diseases without using medicines. It is an ancient and traditional science which integrates the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of our natural constitution.Naturopathy has the capacity to prevent and in some cases also cure the disease. The main principles of Naturopathy are astounding. First, the reasons and remedies of all diseases are the same; ailments develop due to the presence of intoxicants which are removed. Second,more


“Pranayama is control of Breath”. “Prana” is Breath or vital energy in the body. On subtle levels prana represents the pranic energy responsible for life or life force, and “ayama” means control. So Pranayama is “Control of Breath”.One can control the rhythms of pranic energy with pranayama and achieve healthy body and mind. Patanjali in his text of Yoga Sutras mentioned pranayama as means of attaining higher states of awareness, he mentions the holding of breath as important more


Many people lump physiotherapy into the same category as less proven “alternative treatments” and it’s often confused with massage or chiropractic therapy.It was the prospect of being forced to give up cooking that made me try physiotherapy. My hands and wrists had ached ever since I’d binged on note taking by hand and on my computer in graduate school.My doctor gave me a blood test to rule out rheumatoid arthritis, but she had no idea what to do next.more


Reiki is the best self-help tool available to bring health and peace into your life. We heal with Reiki, as well as teach all levels. Level 1 for beginners is held over one day on weekends, in a small group.Good health isn’t just the absence of disease. It is a complete well being including a healthy body, emotional stability, mental agility and peace of mind. With our lives increasing pace everyday, health seems to be disappearing into oblivion. It doesn’t have to, not anymore! Just spending about half an hour a day, healing yourself, will see you in better shape than ever before, at all levels of your being.more

Hot Yoga

“Hot yoga” is the general term for yoga performed in a climate-controlled studio with the heat and humidity jacked up to tropical intensity. The original hot yoga, Bikram, cranks it up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit and throws in a bonus of 40 percent humidity.The sweat starts almost instantly, dripping on to my mat before we’ve finished the first exercise. Lying on my back in a windowless, mirrored room at Moksha Yoga Halifax, I feel like a melting glacier trying to resist global warming. Our teacher walks through the room,.more


Mudras are powerful tools for accomplishing this. The term mudra applies to the use of hand gestures during meditation that carry specific goals of channeling your body’s energy flow. There are more than 100 known mudras that have been developed over the centuries. Here are 10 commonly used mudras that have been championed for centuries for their efficiency in providing health and empowerment.The Elemental Structure of the Hand The ancient sages could intuit the presence of the five elements (space, air, fire, water, and earth) in the human body.more


Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface.These energy channels,called meridians,more


Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal medicines and various mind and body practices, such as acupuncture and tai chi, to treat or prevent health problems. In the United States, people use TCM primarily as a complementary health approach. This fact sheet provides a general overview of TCM and suggests sources for additional information.more


What is moxibustion?Moxibustion is a form of heat therapy in which dried plant materials called “moxa” are burned on or very near the surface of the skin. The intention is to warm and invigorate the flow of Qi in the body and dispel certain pathogenic influences.The smoldering moxa stick is held over specific areas, often, though not always, corresponding to certain acupuncture points.Moxa is usually made from the dried leafy material of Chinese mugwort (Artemesia argyi or A.vlugaris), but it can be made of other substances as well.more

Japanese Acupuncture

Chinese medicine, and more specifically acupuncture, made its way to Japan through Korea in the 6th century, and has been practiced there since then for over 14 centuries. For the most part, when the average modern American thinks of acupuncture, they automatically lump China in with it.However, Japan has practiced this medicine for 14 centuries, and over time a difference in practices and techniques was developed, making for a very different art and philosophy towards acupuncture.This article aims to highlight the 7 primary differences more

Korean Hand Acupuncture

Koryo Hand Therapy (KHT), known as Koryo Sooji Chim, Korean Hand Acupuncture or Sooji Chim, follows the theory that the hands are a micro-cosmos of the body. Using KHT, the functions of the human body are manipulated by stimulating corresponding points on the hands. Within this paper, Iʼve examined the theory of why Koryo Hand Therapy can be a useful tool in not only diagnosing areas of pain in the body, but quickly and effectively treating it as well. After an introduction of the fundamental theoretical mappings of the basic systems used in KHT,more


This form of Japanese style acupuncture, called Toyo Hari,was developed by the blind doctors, especially for pediatrics, but as the years passed, and the acknowledgement of how clinically effective this form of acupuncture developed into, they started incorporating this with adult patients, and were amazed from it positive results. Forty years later, this form of acupuncture is practiced in many locations in the America’s, Europe, and Japan. The doctor’s had been working on this particular style for forty five years, utilizing the ancient text.more