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Autogenic training helps to restore emotional and physical balance

It is suggested to try out autogenic training or AT which helps to restore emotional and physical balance. Also known as autogenic therapy, this mind-body training is an influential and methodically validated deep relaxation method that...Show More Summary

Modulate Your Meditation

Inner experiences are of another kind compared to the way we experience the physical world. The physical senses no longer dominate (though still there) and the inner senses take over. It really helps to identify this going in. The i...

The Space of Being

What we call “I” is just a swinging door which moves when we inhale and when we exhale. It just moves; that is all. When your mind is pure and clam enough to follow this movement, there is nothing: no

Clinical trial shows benefit of yoga for side effects of prostate cancer treatment

Men who attended a structured yoga class twice a week during prostate cancer radiation treatment reported less fatigue and better sexual and urinary function than those who didn't, according to a clinical trial. It is the first randomized trial to look at the effect of twice-weekly yoga on the side-effects and quality of life issues caused by prostate cancer treatment.

Finger prosthesis provides clues to brain health

The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely unexpectedly – a new method for measuring brain health.

Real-world massage is effective treatment for low back pain, study shows

Real-world massage therapy to be an effective treatment for chronic low back pain, researchers found in a first study of its kind.

Pocket-sized retina camera, no dilating required

Researchers have developed a cheap, portable camera that can photograph the retina without the need for pupil-dilating eye drops.

Stem cell therapy is safe for stroke patients, study shows

A multicenter trial looking at whether a single dose of millions of adult, bone-marrow-derived stem cells can aid stroke recovery indicates it's safe and well-tolerated by patients but may not significantly improve their recovery within the first three months, researchers report.

Pharmacist medicines reconciliation reduces likelihood of patient harm

Medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission, a new report concludes.

Chinese famine data shows no long-term health effects except for schizophrenia

A systematic re-analysis of all previous studies of long-term health effects of prenatal exposure to the Chinese Famine of 1959-61 shows no increases in diabetes, high blood pressure and other chronic conditions among famine births except for schizophrenia. Show More Summary

Shared reading can help with chronic pain

A study has found that shared reading (SR) can be a useful therapy for chronic pain sufferers.

I feel for you: Some really do

Researchers reveal new information about mirror-touch synesthesia based on one of the largest studies of its kind.

How Important is Posture in Meditation?

In the still night by the vacant window, wrapped in monk’s robe I sit in meditation. navel and nostrils lined up straight; ears paired to the slope of the shoulders. Window whitens — the moon comes up; rain’s stopped, but

A Tribute to The 2017 Good Medicine Confluence Teachers

2017 GOOD MEDICINE CONFLUENCE TEACHERS A Tribute to These Who Give So Much The following are the bio descriptions of our many fascinating 2017 Good Medicine Confluence teachers, so that you can get a feel for their teachings, schools, books and services, their offerings to the world.  Herbalists,  Cultivators.  Mycologists.  Free Clinic organizers.  Brewers.  Crafters.  [...]

Anthroposophical medicine eases infections and chronic diseases, promotes wellbeing

Anthroposophical medicine is believed to be effective in curing a number of health issues. This therapy is mostly suggested for chronic diseases, inflammatory conditions such as arthritis, infections and it is also believed that it helps...Show More Summary

Surgery may not offer additional benefit to patients with tennis elbow, study shows

Surgical approaches to treating tennis elbow may not offer additional benefit to patients, say researchers. Their study, a randomized, double-blinded clinical trial, explored patient responses to a common surgery aimed at repairing a damaged elbow, compared to a placebo procedure.

Being Unweary

Breathing in, I am aware that there’s irritation in me. Breathing out, I smile to my irritation. Breathing in, I am aware that there are worries in me. Breathing out, I take care of my worries. Our irritation or worries

Daily consumption of tea protects the elderly from cognitive decline

Tea drinking reduces the risk of cognitive impairment in older persons by 50 per cent and as much as 86 per cent for those who are genetically at risk of Alzheimer’s, new research concludes.

Electroacupuncture releases stem cells to relieve pain, promote tissue repair, study finds

A new study demonstrates how electroacupuncture triggers a neurological mechanism that can help promote tissue repair and relieve injury-induced pain. The findings provide the most comprehensive picture yet of how electroacupuncture stimulates the brain to facilitate the release of stem cells and adds new insight relating to the cells' healing properties.

Phage therapy shown to kill drug-resistant superbug

Phage therapy could offer a safe and effective alternative to antibiotics in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis lung infections, researchers have demonstrated. Phages are viruses that kill bacteria but are otherwise harmless. A major advantage is that phages only target the harmful bacteria, so there are less side of the effects often associated with antibiotics.

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