The central premise in the practice of Qigong is to improve the energetic essence of the person practicing it, primarily using movement and self-awareness to do so.
Let’s answer a few of the most common questions people have about qigong, and dispel a few myths while we’re at it.
Whether you’re interested in acupuncture, qigong, massage, or yoga, you’ve probably noticed that holistic health care is a growing field.
More consumers in the U.S. are seeking access to holistic health care options every day.
In fact, a 2008 survey from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that 38% of adults are already using some form of alternative or contemporary medicine.
But in spite of this trend, some institutions limit the public’s access to alternative health options in favor of conventional medical treatments.
People are interested in exploring their options outside of the box of conventional pharmaceutical medicine, and like all consumers they want access to a variety of options.
Have you considered that the thoughts you consume and generate can lead to just as many positive changes as all of the “planning” in the world?
Today we’re going to share some books that are incredible kick-starters for better wellness and balanced health.
Here are some of the must-read wellness titles of late 2017 and early 2018, according to wellness experts around the world.
It’s not an uncommon sight these days to see people with small tubes of antibacterial hand sanitizer dangling from their purse, keychain, or backpack. (In fact, you might even carry one with you each day.)
And we all probably have at least one friend that we’d confidently call a “germ-o-phobe.”
But where did this compulsive fear of germs come from, and are germs really a proven danger to our health?
Often combined with other herbs to create highly potent formulas, Astragalus root (Astragalus membranaceus) has been used in Chinese Traditional Medicine to tone and strengthen many systems of the body for thousands of years. It has also been seen as a protector against both mental and physical stress.
Modern-day research on the effect of astragalus is very promising, providing proof to the centuries-old claims of its powerful impact on the body.
If you’re looking for a more natural anti-inflammatory solution to reduce the signs of aging and stem the spread of preventable disease to your body, you need look no further than the friendly green plant that’s been getting a lot of attention in the past few years.
That’s right—compounds in cannabis oil have been proven to have anti-inflammatory properties without the psychotropic effects.
But perhaps you’re thinking “I’m already so healthy, I haven’t got any inflammation to worry about”?
Read on to find out why chronic inflammation is more common than you think—even in seemingly healthy individuals—and why reducing inflammation in your body now can reduce your risk of deadly disease in the future.
Since as early as the 16th century, Chaga mushroom has been used in herbal folk medicine as a cleansing and disinfecting measure throughout Poland, Russia, and other Baltic countries. Until as recently as the 1990’s, it was virtually unknown in the rest of the world.
But in recent years, scientific evidence proving the powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and anti-tumor effects of this fungus are feeding it’s rise to popularity in the natural health community worldwide.
You’ve probably read dozens of articles and rolled your eyes as you heard over and over again, “make sure you drink 8 glasses of water a day to stay hydrated!” As you know, the human body is made up of approximately two thirds water, and the effects of even mild dehydration range from annoying to seriously hazardous for your health.
But focusing only on water consumption levels neglects the other important element of healthy hydration: the food that we eat.
What if the food that you eat throughout each day could help you not only satisfy your hunger, but also give you a way higher rate of hydration?
What if you could “eat your water?”
Today, you can use this article to swipe the secrets of elite athletes and learn which superfoods you can eat every day to boost your hydration naturally.