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Attitudinal Breathing, HeartMath with David McArthur, JD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
HeartMath has been used to manage stress for years now. Making the shift from the experience of worry by intentionally focusing on the heart area and breathing through the heart that is uplifting and relaxing. The heart is the center of powerful feelings that provide tools to make a powerful positive physiological shift in our thinking and feeling. Shifting one...

Baby's Breath, Garlic Breath, and now Cancer Breath

submitted by: admin on 11/24/2019
  A study published in the October issue of the Journal of Thoracic Oncology showed that breath testing could be used to distinguish between lung nodules that were cancerous from those that were benign. Volatile organic compounds in the breath of people with lung cancer could be identified using gas chromatography with mass spectrometry. This is a much...

Being in the Precious Present with Doug Boyd

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
The key to effective visualization is to start with where you are and move with it. Denial is not the way to go; you have to begin with the truth. Use the present progressive tense to create change. Following the breath is what is real and happening in the moment.

Bodymind Medicine with Michael Mayer

submitted by: admin on 04/13/2024
Integrating qigong with psychotherapy adds another dimension to bodymind healing. The combination of the relaxation techniques and breathwork of qigong integrate well into psychotherapy and in particular pain management. Qigong also brings energy therapy into the body as well. The value of qigong in hypertension is documented with good research.

Boosting Your Mojo with Steve Sisgold

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
The body never lies and gives us powerful insights into our state of being. The first step in boosting body energy (mojo) is by being aware of how our body feels. Measure your BQ or body quotient to see where your body energy level is.      

Breath as a Life Source Energy with Dennis Lewis

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
Our nervous system regulates how we breath. When we're under acute stress our sympathetic nervous system regulates our breath and when we're relaxed the parasympathetic system regulates. Natural breathing is discussed.          

Breathing for Hypertension with Deane Hillsman, MD

submitted by: admin on 09/19/2013
  Hypertension can be helped by breathing properly. How we breathe affects our blood pressure as much as 10-15 points. Sympathetic vs parasympathetic breathing has a major effect on blood pressure. Slow abdominal breathing is relaxing. Relaxed breathing is more efficient, especially during prolonged exhalation. Breathing patterns can be taught that increase...

Ecodentistry with Fred Pockrass

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
Going to the dentist does not have to be a scary, painful process. "Transendentistry" is a transformation to a relaxed, meditative state. Using meditation, sound cancellation, breathing techniques, special CDs, and even foot massage are part of this kind of practice.      

Emotional Release Through Breathing with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
How we breathe reflects how we are. It is related to what we think and how we feel and provides valuable information about how we are functioning. Sympathetic and parasympathetic breathing patterns are reviewed. The neurophysiology of breathing is reviewed.              

Emphysema Overview

submitted by: admin on 09/20/2013
  This is an overview of what emphysema is and how we get it. Approaches to treatment are reviewed and steps to prevent the progression of disease offered.          

Energy Psychology

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
Energy psychology is coming into its own as a bonified field of psychology. It originally developed from applied kinesiology and muscle testing. According to Eugene Gendlin, psychotherapy is about energetic shifts, called a felt shift, that happen when someone finds new meaning on a life issue. There are interesting tapping techniques that can activate energy...

Free Your Breath and Free Your Life with Dennis Lewis

submitted by: admin on 09/21/2013
The breath is the force of life energy in many traditions and it reflects much about who we are and how we are. If we notice how we breathe, we can take action to consciously shift it in ways that can help us relax. Abdominal and chest breathing is reviewed and correlated with sympathetic and parasympathetic stimulation.        

Healing Through Bodywork and Massage

submitted by: admin on 09/22/2013
The power of the body is huge and the purpose of bodywork is to connect us with this power. The goal is to break tension and awaken nerves and muscles that are dysfunctional. The exercise we need is individualized to each person. There are two types of exercise; one to build up muscles and the other is to build kinesthetic  awareness. Meir gives examples...

How Does Our Body Detoxify

submitted by: admin on 10/22/2018
Detoxification is an aspect of human health that MDs are aware of but not well trained to practice. Yet we live in a sea of toxins and our food, water, air and soil are severely polluted. Our bodies are remarkable capable of getting rid of most of these toxins through our GI tract, respiration, kidney function, bile excretion, and skin. Many toxic chemicals are...

Hypertension and Qigong with Michael Mayer, PhD

submitted by: admin on 10/08/2013
Qigong is an ancient form of exercise that cultivates the energy of life by synchronizing breath and movement, certain postures, using touch, sound and imagery. Blood pressure is modifyable through the breath and imagery.            

Hypertension: What is it with Russ Jaffe, MD

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Hypertension is a physical adaptation to resistance to flow. When our blood vessels are too narrow for a variety of reasons the pressure we need to sustain perfusion is high. Some of these mechanisms such as stress, kidney hormonal factors that are out of balance, blood that is too thick, mineral imbalances, oxidative stress, and idiopathic. There's a balance...

Is Obesity Linked to our Gut Microflora?

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  A recent Cedar-Sinai study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism in April of 2013 could predict who is obese based on a breath test for hydrogen and methane. The question raised is are there bacteria in the gut that cause obesity by allowing the body to extract calories better. The issue that was not raised is could having...

Learning from the Breath with Nirinjan Yee

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
Learning from how we breathe is a balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and also between consciousnes and uncounscious. Listening to the breath has a profound effect on how we breathe. Balancing this with heart rate variability adds another powerful tool.            

Listening to your body with Steve Sisgold

submitted by: admin on 10/09/2013
  Listen to your body to improve your health. The breath holds important memories that can release how we breathe. Root causes cannot be solved with drugs. Unfortunately we don't learn this in medical school. Your body is your ally and holds the answers to health.          

Meditation has Long-term Effects on the Brain

submitted by: admin on 10/11/2013
  According to scientists from Harvard and Boston University, meditation produces enduring changes in emotional processing in the brain according to an article published in November of 2012 in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Researchers trained people with one of two different types of meditation, mindful meditation and compassionate...

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