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Category Archives: Wellness
If you are like most people you probably wash your hands several times a day. I know I do. What kind of soap do you use? A lot of people push the idea that you need to use antibacterial soap to make sure you’ve killed all the germs. It has become so common now that it is sometimes difficult to find soap that isn’t antibacterial, especially in liquid soap pump dispensers. They even put packets of antibacterial soap outside of the play areas in fast food restaurants. Is all of this antibacterial soap a good idea?
You may not realize how important it is to breathe properly. A lot of issues may go away when you do.
I started reading about Quantum Touch, an energetic healing technique founded by Richard Gordon. It starts with moving energy and deep breathing to increase your energy. One of the benefits of Quantum Touch is that the practitioner often receives healing as well as the client.
I believe that comes in large part to the breathing itself.
Reading the book about Quantum Touch got me thinking about some of the things I had learned and experienced with deep breathing before.
Politico reported about a month ago that while the US spends a lot more on health care per person than any other industrialized country, we are not significantly healthier.
According to the article, health care costs in the US are almost $8,000 per person while the second place country is just over $5,000 per person. That’s a difference of almost $3,000 per person. That’s huge.
One thing they point to is that the US uses a lot more expensive technology, like MRIs and CT scans. If we have and use all of this expensive technology, and it isn’t making us any healthier, then what’s the point?
I received this article from the International Business Times about Drug Trials Neglect Children in my email today. It is more than a little disturbing.
Some researchers at Children’s Hospital in Boston reviewed nearly 2500 drug trials and found that only 12% of them focused on children. They also found that the relatively few studies that did focus on children tended to be single-center rather than multi-center calling into question their applicability to a more general population.
My “local” congressman called a few nights ago with an automated phone survey to get my input on what they are working on in Washington. One problem with the survey is that it only accepted “yes” or “no” answers, so it was pretty meaningless in my opinion. The other problem is that I really don’t care too much about what they are doing because I look after my own interests. The two major areas in the survey were about health care and taxing the wealthy. I give my viewpoint on the taxation issue on one of my other blogs. This is about my view on health care.
In the traditional medical approach, the parts of the body are all treated independently. Medical science is learning that those old ideas aren’t true. The body is actually very interconnected and nothing can take place in one part of the body that does not have some effect throughout the rest of the body. These effects can be broadcast around by the fascia.
The body generates electrical and magnetic fields. That idea has been taught in Eastern traditions for thousands of years. Western traditions have always held to the idea that “if I can’t see it then it doesn’t exist”. Fortunately western science is now getting sophisticated enough that we can now measure these fields.
I read some things about an early 1900’s energy medicine pioneer, Harold Saxton Burr that I would like to share with you. He was a professor at Yale School of Medicine starting in 1929, published several papers on the nervous system and 93 papers on the role of electricity in human development and disease.
At the time that Burr was doing his research on energy fields, they were very out of fashion. Now, as scientists are getting interested in energy medicine again, his work is showing its real value.
There has always been a battle between traditional western medicine and so-called alternative approaches to wellness. The most traditional on the one side say that alternative methods (like massage or energy work) might feel nice but they don’t do anything. The more radical on the other side say that doctors only know what the drug companies teach them.