DON’T LIKE HOLISTIC HEALTH?

I was at a panel discussion last week about public relations with media representatives who cover healthcare. One covered healthcare topics on radio, another on T.V. and another in the newpaper. One topic discussed was their reluctance to cover “holisitic health,” because, they said, it often couldn’t be shown to be evidence-based. I had many reactions. First, what a tragedy it is that “holistic”...
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Letting Go of Random in Mind and Body

When we meditate, we may concentrate on an experience such as feeling breath at the tips of our nostrils, or the silent repetition of a mantra, or visualizing a symbol, etc. That then becomes a “home” for our awareness. Our mind will naturally wander; it’s restless. But we have a home to return to. The point of home is not that we never leave it, but that, in having a home, we have a place to retu...
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I am Proud of the Women (and Men) Who Constitute the Bulk of Practitioners of Massage Therapy!

In 1910 the Carnegie Foundation funded the “Flexnor Report” to enforce in the U.S. longer training and the curriculum common in European medical schools. It called upon American medical schools to enact higher admission and graduation standards, and to adhere strictly to the protocols of what mainstream science proposed in teaching and research. A repercussion of the Flexner Report was reversio...
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