Chinese medicine is becoming more and more popular in the western world with each passing year. Chinese medicine is expanding into the alternative treatments used in North America even more with qigong.
Modern scientific research is now catching up the ancient health sciences of Tai Chi & Qigong. Given that most of our illness is caused by stress, the potential benefits that these ancient solutions offer our lives is increasingly important for everyone to know about.
Western medical science is only beginning to understand what T’ai Chi and Qigong offers us. However, just the tiny amount of research that has been done so far indicates that T’ai Chi and Qigong are very powerful health tools that can save each of us and our society a great deal of money and personal suffering.
Tai Chi & Qigong have been proven over many centuries, including in emerging modern medical research to be powerful stress reduction technologies. The results of this are found in studies like the one at UCLA indicating that Tai Chi practitioners doubled their immune resistance to viral infection. Many studies also show Tai Chi can provide cardiovascular benefit, lowering high blood pressure, and providing an effective gentle rehabilitation therapy for those with heart disease.
When Christmas comes around, do you think about the healing properties of the season? It may not be so obvious upon first glance, what with all the commercialism and focus on presents, but Christmas is really about healing.
Healing is not just an invention of the "New Age" but has been a long-standing part of ancient wisdom. One of the oldest manuals on healing is the Bible. No one person has performed more miraculous healings on the planet than Jesus Christ, though he often doesn't get enough recognition for this.
"There is no plant, bush or moss in the world which does not have an agent above, who watches it and tells it: Grow!" (Rabbi Simon)
According to one of the Midrash (requisition) book, even plants have their own sponsoring angels, who protect them and represent their destiny in higher realms.
In fact - every living entity in this world is supervised by a superior life force, in the form of an angel. Each person has two guardian angels, one on the left and one on the right side.
If you had met me as little as five years ago, you would have met a hard-working, level headed, successful owner of a faux finishing business, wife and mom. My feet were very firmly in what I called 'the real world'. I have always had firm faith in my God, held the belief that all things are possible and that a positive attitude was necessary for success in the world. Together with my husband I raised three level headed sons and truly believed that life in the real world meant dealing with events head on just plugging through. I also thought that those who were interested in anything new-age lived in the 'woo-woo' world. If you had asked me my opinion I would have patiently explained that these folks just didn't get it.
Bridges are built to connect one location to another or to provide a means of overcoming an obstacle. Bridges are also seen as connections between earth and heaven; the known and the unknown. As connectors, bridges symbolize transitions between states of consciousness and stages in life.
For too long hypnosis has had a bad or 'difficult' press. If a person doesn't understand something they have 3 options open to them.
1) They might be sceptical and therefore save the trouble of looking further and possibly benefiting.
2) They may conclude it is dangerous and to be avoided at all costs.
3) They may spend time discovering the truth behind the hype.
If you don't know much about a topic it's easy to be suspicious. Some people assume hypnosis is akin to a carnival side show, others consider it mystic mumbo jumbo or 'mind control.' For those who look beyond the hype the truth is far more illuminating.
by Mark Tyrrell
5 Hypnosis Myths Exploded
by Dr. Brenda Shoshanna