New Therapies for Hospitals
A new kind of therapy is finding its way into hospitals all across the country called Healing Touch, a type of energy medicine that works with the subtle energy/bio field of the patient. Healing Touch has been endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association and is part of their ongoing effort to integrate complementary and alternative modalities into mainstream clinical practice. Touch is now part of patient care in more than 30 U.S. hospitals.
Awakening Our Internal Pharmacy, Part I
Using the Five Senses in Ayurveda
Dr. David Simon, a distinguished physician and author and medical director of the Chopra Center, believes the most powerful pharmacy on the planet is the human body. He says we can awaken our internal pharmacy through the conscious use of our five senses, a basic principle of Ayurveda. By being attentive to what we’re hearing, how we’re being touched, what we see, what we taste and what we smell, we can awaken our internal healing chemistry that can treat a full range of health disorders.
Avocado and Chocolate?
One thing most of us have to be careful about is our sweet tooth, that attraction to high calorie goodies like sugar and chocolate. That’s why we were happy to meet a fabulous chef in Hawaii who’s developed a sweet and healthy desert with a secret ingredient – avocados.
Healing Wisdom with Deepak Chopra
Yoga for Health
Yoga is an important part of many of our lives these days. It’s a great way to get physical exercise, but it can also have much more profound significance. Dr. Deepak Chopra tells us that the deeper meaning of yoga is “union with source” or with the ultimate spirit. Yoga postures facilitate mind-body coordination and mind-body synthesis, and brings about a natural balance in our bodies called homeostasis.
Healing Moment: Nature Meditation
Olivia Newton-John / David Fortney
The music for this week’s Healing Moment comes from Olivia Newton-John’s Grace and Gratitude CD. This inspiring work is based on her belief that music has the power to heal by calming our minds, lifting our spirits and connecting to our hearts. Olivia’s music is accompanied by nature images from award-winning cinematographer David Fortney, whose work has been recognized internationally for its beauty and realism.