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Yoga May Aid Women to Quit Smoking

Yoga May Aid Women to Quit Smoking

Yoga may offer women some help to quit smoking, according to the findings of a pilot study that scientists claim is the first to explore yoga's impact on smoking cessation. Prior research has demonstrated that aerobic exercise improves mood and lowers nicotine withdrawal symptoms and holds pro... Read More


Yoga Boosts Brain Function More than Aerobic Activity

Yoga Boosts Brain Function More than Aerobic Activity

Individuals have greatly improved brain function after a round of yoga exercise when compared aerobic activity. This is according to researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and published in the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. Read More


Yoga Offers Similar Back Pain Relief in Both Weekly and Bi-Weekly Classes

Yoga Offers Similar Back Pain Relief in Both Weekly and Bi-Weekly Classes

Boston University scientists have discovered that a weekly yoga class provided similar results in low back pain relief and lowered the need for pain medication as bi-weekly classes in low income patients. The study results suggest that patients who are interested in trying yoga for low back pa... Read More


Yoga Can Aid in Reducing Blood Pressure

Yoga Can Aid in Reducing Blood Pressure

A new study has found evidence suggesting yoga can reduce a person%u2019s blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is generally considered to be below 120/80. In this measurement, 120 represents the systolic measurement and 80 represents the diastolic measurement. Read More


How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

How Meditation Works to Treat Pain

In today's fast-paced society, it's easier than ever to get wound up, worked up and stressed out. And that means enduring constantly high bodily levels of the "fight or flight" hormones cortisol and epinephrine. While these two proteins are very helpful, when the body is constantly charged wit... Read More


4 Natural Ways to Look and Feel Younger

4 Natural Ways to Look and Feel Younger

As you get older in years, you don’t have to decline in body and mind. So ditch the drugs, lose the hormone replacement therapy, forget about surgery, and instead follow these tips from the Chinese medical tradition that help to provide energy, slow down aging and promote the body’... Read More


Yoga Alleviates Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Yoga Alleviates Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

By relieving stress, the practice of yoga aids in recovery from posttraumatic stress disorder, two recent studies showed.In one experiment, conducted by Bessel van der Kolk, a psychiatry professor at Boston University School of Medicine, and published in the annals of the New York Academy of S... Read More


Yoga Reduces Fear of Falling Among Elderly

Yoga Reduces Fear of Falling Among Elderly

Taking yoga classes yields a slight but important decrease in the fear of falling among senior citizens, a recent study showed, as well as conferring greater lower-body flexibility and removing constraints on their leisure activities. Fear of falling may have a significant impact on the he... Read More


Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Celebrating 10 Years of Integrative Patient Care

Approaching its 10 year anniversary, the Continuum Center for Health and Healing, an initiative of Beth Israel Medical Center, is celebrating the progress they've achieved in providing fully integrative care by practitioners of modern Western medicine, traditional indigenous medicine and progr... Read More


Balancing Work and Home Life is Getting More Difficult

Balancing Work and Home Life is Getting More Difficult

Work is stressful. Perhaps more than ever. A new study out of the University of Toronto documents that 50 per cent of people bring their work home with them on a regular basis. And as the office seeps into our home lives, the stress associated with balancing work and our private home lives is... Read More


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