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Dignity First

Most End-of-Life Care in U.S. Neglects Patient Needs The U.S. healthcare system is not properly designed to meet the needs of patients nearing the end of life and those of their families, and major changes to the system are necessary, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine, Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near ... Read More »

Om-Based Care

Holistic Healers Reach Out to Underserved An annual report issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes that up to 33 percent of uninsured people are avoiding needed treatment for economic reasons. Lifestyle changes and natural remedies like yoga and massage therapy can be highly effective when treating conditions such as high blood pressure, depression or aching joints. ... Read More »

Empower Yourself

Six Ways to Create the Life You Want   by Judith Fertig Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen had already reached the top of the New York Times bestseller list multiple times, yet she relates in her memoir, Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake, that she also yearned to be able to do a headstand but felt she didn’t possess the ... Read More »

Dr. Andrew Weil

On America’s Evolution toward Integrative Medicine by Andrea Schensky Williams Natural Awakenings had the opportunity to pose progressive healthcare-related questions to Dr. Andrew Weil, world-renowned author, founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and clinical professor of internal medicine at the University of Arizona on the eve of the sixth biennial Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals, held in ... Read More »

Acupuncture Lowers Meth Withdrawal Symptoms

Research from China published earlier this year in the journal Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion suggests that electro-acupuncture and ear acupuncture—also called auricular acupuncture—can alleviate symptoms of withdrawal from methamphetamine addiction. For four weeks, 90 patients that were attempting to withdraw from methamphetamine use received either electro-acupuncture, ear acupuncture or no treatment. Compared with the no-treatment group, those given electro-acupuncture and ... Read More »

Caring for Elderly or Disabled Family Members

by Theresa Cloud Eagle Nelson There are a growing number of Americans caring for older people and disabled adults in their families and their communities. The estimated number of caregivers is currently at 44 million people filling this unpaid labor force. These people have little to no training for the roles they have accepted, making them ill prepared to provide ... Read More »

Moving Through Loss

by Jenny Patton  After my mom passed away from cancer, I delved into a box set of yoga DVDs my husband purchased for me two months prior. My Crohn’s disease had flared up and I’d dropped to ninety pounds, unable to digest food normally. I made mistakes at my job, snapped at my children and avoided my friends. All I ... Read More »

Pine Bark Extract Reduces Perimenopausal Symptoms

Research published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine confirms that pine bark extract can significantly reduce symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, including restless legs syndrome and hot flashes. For three months, 170 perimenopausal women were given 30 milligrams of Pycnogenol patented pine bark extract or a placebo twice a day. Although a placebo effect was noted, the supplement significantly improved ... Read More »

Tough Family Life Linked to Chromosome Aging

When Princeton University researchers analyzed data from a representative sample of 40 African-American boys enrolled in the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study that followed children born in large U.S. cities between 1998 and 2000, they determined that those that lived through 9 years of age with less-stable families such as parents with multiple partners and harsh or hostile parenting ... Read More »

Ashwagandha Herb Mutes Bipolar Disorder, Lowers Stress

The ancient ayurvedic herb ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) shows promise in reducing the symptoms of bipolar disorder, according to two recent studies. For eight weeks, scientists from the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute gave 500 milligrams per day of ashwagandha extract or a placebo to 53 patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder. The researchers used a series of bipolar tests to ... Read More »

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