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(Article by Christine Yu)

You’re probably familiar with the thousands-year-old practice of acupuncture, touted as a remedy for everything from chronic pain to asthma to infertility. But now, this wellness treatment is getting a serious boost…from an electrical current.

While electroacupuncture isn’t entirely new, it’s definitely becoming more popular. How it works: “You take clips — like you’re going to jump your car — and connect them to the acupuncture needle, then connect them to an electrical current,” says Dr. Anna Folckomer, a New York City-based licensed acupuncturist. The machine then sends pulses into the body.

(Article by Azriel ReShel)

What the Merging of Spirituality and Science means for you.

For centuries the ancient wisdom keepers and healers in several traditions had a keen understanding of the energetic body. The healing traditions from China, India, Japan and Tibet, as well as other countries all spoke of energy channels, meridians or nadis along which the vital energy flowed.

Life was considered to be a bio-electrical and vibrational energy phenomenon and so health revolved around balancing energy through various means. Life existed because of life force and energy running through and animating the body, ensuring we can move, breathe, digest food, think and even feel.

(Article by Vanessa Vogel Batt, L.Ac., MSTOM)

Could this be the fate of the aging as Confucius decreed? To be able to enjoy the golden years of life implies a life well lived, and that a good, if not excellent, standard of health was maintained.  How to live a life with vitality and exuberance, one that can last until the time of death is not a foolish quest, but one that is recognized by practitioners of acupuncture and Oriental medicine as realistic and completely within reach.

For those of us who have grown up in the west, our attitudes towards the elderly and aging, in general, are not always so encouraging. As the American actress/comedian Lucille Ball humorously put it: "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

(Article by Azriel ReShel)

How to live in Harmony with the Flow of Chi through your Body

The ancient Chinese have a super sophisticated traditional medicine system that supports health and vitality. Part of this system is a Chi Cycle that charts the flow of chi or energy through your body over a 24-hour period, showing the journey of the chi or life force which rests in different organs at specific times of the day. Chinese medicine suggests that by following this pattern of the chi voyage through the organs and matching your activities to relate to the qualities of the organs, you will always be in a flow with life.  In fact by following the natural flow of your body’s energy cycles, you will create radiant health, abundant energy and even enhance your life purpose.

So what is Chi? Chi is the ultimate source of energy. It is the life force or cosmic energy and it flows through all of life; through our bodies, igniting our minds, our hearts and through the plants, animals, trees, rivers and the wind. The ancient sages of Taoism mapped out life patterns by spending time observing how the stars, seasons and the natural world moved. They discovered that chi flows through the cosmos from the largest of planets to the tiniest molecules in a rhythmical cycle which is the chi cycle. Actually chi is energy, information and consciousness, not the simple one dimensional Western translation of “energy.” To be in harmony with this tremendous force is revolutionary for your life. You can move from wandering around in a random trajectory, and can catapult yourself directly into alignment with Life itself.

(Article by Vanessa Vogel Batt, L.Ac., MSTOM)

The terms herniated, slipped or ruptured disc all refer to a problem affecting the intervertebral spinal discs. When a disc ruptures, it means that the thick, gelatinous substance from within seeps through the tough outer wall into the spinal canal. Normally, the gel-like material is contained inside the discs to protect each vertebra from physical impacts. Discs can be found between every vertebra in the spine.

One of the greatest dangers is the increased chances of a spinal compression. This means the delicate nerves found up and the down the spine may be obstructed and pressed upon when a disc ruptures. If this does occur, many symptoms may result.

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