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Eastern Medicine

150 Pharmacies in China Say No to Bear Bile

Jill Robinson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

More than 10,000 bears -- mainly moon bears, but also brown bears -- are kept on bile farms in China, and around 2,400 moon bears (and some sun bears) in Vietnam. The bears are milked regularly for their bile, which is used in traditional medicine.

Beginning a New Life: Six Endangered Bears Rescued From Illegal Chinese Farm

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.23.2013 | Green
Jill Robinson

Most bears on bile farms are kept in tiny cages. Of the six rescued last month, Peter was trapped in the smallest cage -- measuring just 3 feet long and one foot wide. Some bears on farms are put into cages as cubs and never released.

You Live in Your Body, Not Your Doctor -- Part I

Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac. | Posted 11.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Amy M. FitzPatrick, MS, L.Ac.

The human body is the most precise instrument on our planet. It puts a Formula 1 Ferrari to shame. Use your health care providers like a pit stop crew, but remember you are the driver. You win the trophy at the end of the race, not the crew.

Food: Just a Little Wisdom to Chew On

Vaishali | Posted 10.15.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

The path to vibrant health and wellness begins by creating a right relationship with your mind and your body.

Acupuncture in the U.S. and the Hospital of the Future

Phil Veneziano, M.S. L.Ac. | Posted 08.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Phil Veneziano, M.S. L.Ac.

Although acupuncture is still relatively "new" to the United States, its integration has been a long time coming.

The Tim Tebow Of Performance, Coaching And Sex

Phil Shepherd | Posted 06.23.2012 | Religion
Phil Shepherd

in the church world, the biggest misnomer is that sex is somehow dirty or shameful, or less than sacred, sizzling and sexy! God created us with pleasure in mind.

Confessions of a Semi-Vegan

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 06.18.2012 | Healthy Living
Simona Rabinovitch

I feel pretty amazing most of the time. And I worked hard to get here -- a decade of learning about nutrition, yoga, holistic wellness and my body, while implementing lifestyle adjustments like tons of exercise and fresh air.

Beyond The Human Eye: Everything Is Energy

Vaishali | Posted 06.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Vaishali

Awareness, what are we giving our attention to, is the most life-altering form of energy available to us. It is our awareness that has the greatest influence on the body, our perceptions and emotions.

What To Expect At Your First Acupuncture Treatment

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 03.22.2012 | Healthy Living

When you hear the word acupuncture, what's the first thought that comes to mind? If the answer was "needles," you're not alone. Anecdotally speakin...

How New Age Medicine Is Finding A Place In Mainstream Practice

The Atlantic | Posted 08.16.2011 | Healthy Living

There’s no official list of what alternative medicine actually comprises, but treatments falling under the umbrella typically include acupuncture, h...

Liver Damage May Be Prevented By Herbal Medicine

medicalnewstoday.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A well-known Eastern medicine supplement may help avoid the most common cause of liver transplantation, according to a study by researchers at the Sta...

The 'Voodoo' Eastern Medicine Vs. The Tested (And FDA Approved) Western Medicine

Helene Pavlov, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Helene Pavlov, M.D.

My biggest piece of advice for anyone looking closely at Eastern medical practices is to do research, keep an open mind and consult with your physician.

Eastern Medicine in Western Culture

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Jon LaPook

We're failing miserably to curb the obesity epidemic. But is there a country with a low obesity rate that we can look to as an example? China comes immediately to mind.