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Reiki Shamanism: A Guide to Out of Body Healing

Reiki Shamanism: A Guide to Out of Body Healing


December 28, 2020

Jim PathFinder Ewing (Nvnehi Awatisgi), Reiki Shamanism's author (Findhorn Press, Findhorn Scotland, 2008), is a journalist, author, shaman and Reiki master internationally known for his books on energy medicine that have been published in a variety of languages and is considered a pioneer in the study of ecospirituality, spiritual ecology and environmental shamanism.

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Herb of the Season: Yugmaphallottatna (Caralluma fimbriata)

Herb of the Season: Yugmaphallottatna (Caralluma fimbriata)


November 25, 2019

Caralluma Fimbriata, known to Sanskrit as Yugmaphallottatna, is a species of the Caralluma genus of succulent cacti that has long been used as an appetite suppressant, often serving as a ‘famine food’ and thirst quencher when other sources of nourishment are in poor supply or absent. Western-based biomedical research is scant, but apparently validates these usages.

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Category: Herbs

Dealing with Respiratory Infections Ayurvedically

Dealing with Respiratory Infections Ayurvedically


October 30, 2019

It’s now nearly half-way into the school year. The holidays are behind us, homework is keeping everyone up too late, the weather is getting cooler and the season for upper respiratory infections, bronchitis, coughs, colds and even influenza is indisputably here. It’s been an unseasonably warm fall overall, but still pediatricians are warning parents to be especially vigilant.

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Book Review: Healing Spices

Book Review: Healing Spices


September 01, 2020

The culinary spices that so copiously populate our pantries – turmeric, garlic, ginger, cloves and sesame seeds among many others – not only add savor to the foods we prepare, but are also often possessed of potent and even miraculous healing properties when used in therapeutic quantities on proper subjects for the right reasons.

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Category: Books Reviews

FDA urges caution with potentially lethal Licorice; Overlooks Prilosec, Accutane, Meridia, Crestor, Bextra, and Serevent.

FDA urges caution with potentially lethal Licorice; Overlooks Prilosec, Accutane, Meridia, Crestor, Bextra, and Serevent.


August 07, 2020

Black licorice treats can cause heart tricks" and warning of the potentially lethal effects on heart function of ingesting black licorice - an herbal remedy used for thousands of years, in a globe-spanning variety of cultures and traditions, and, used knowledgeably, without ill effect on the general population.

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Category: News & Opinions

Using Ayurveda to Tame Gastric Reflux

Using Ayurveda to Tame Gastric Reflux


July 13, 2020

Acidity is related to heartburn (also known as ‘Reflux’ or GERD) and gas formation in the stomach. In acidity, acid reflux or gastro-esophageal reflux disease, or as it is known in Ayurveda urdhva gata amalpitta, there is a movement of gastric juices from the stomach into the lower esophagus

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Ayurvedic Treatment of Varicosis (Varicose Veins)

Ayurvedic Treatment of Varicosis (Varicose Veins)


June 28, 2020

Varicosis, or varicose veins, caused by weakened valves in the veins of the legs, refers to a condition in which the veins of the legs become varicose, i.e. they appear swollen and bulging and can be discerned beneath the surface of the skin.

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Herb of the Season: VAMSALOCHANA (Bambusa arundinaceae)

Herb of the Season: VAMSALOCHANA (Bambusa arundinaceae)


May 24, 2020

Bamboo grows all over India, especially Assam. Although all parts of the plant are now used, actual Vamsalochana itself, the most medicinally active part of the plant is silica-like paste secreted into and collected from inside the hollow internodes of bamboo.

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Category: Herbs

Herb of the Season: Sahijan (Moringa olifeira)

Herb of the Season: Sahijan (Moringa olifeira)


April 16th, 2020

Sahijan (Moringa) is a plant that is native to the sub-Himalayan areas of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan but currently is also grown throughout the tropics. The leaves, bark, flowers, fruit, seeds, and root are used to make medicine.

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Category: Herbs

Understanding Vipaka, Post-Digestive Taste

Understanding Vipaka, Post-Digestive Taste


February 22, 2020

In studying Ayurveda’s understanding of the physiological effects of food and drug materials, we rely upon four pillars: rasa (taste), virya (heating or cooling energy), vipaka (post-digestive taste) and prabhava (unique, contrary or anomalous properties of the substance that cannot be accounted for by its rasa, virya or vipaka).

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Category: Education

KUNDALINI SYNDROME: The Dangers of Unpreparedness

KUNDALINI SYNDROME: The Dangers of Unpreparedness


October 25, 2020

Different spiritual traditions teach methods of "awakening" kundalini for the purpose of reaching spiritual enlightenment. Kundalini is described as lying "coiled" at the base of the spine, represented as either a goddess or sleeping serpent waiting to be awakened.

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Diabetes – An Ayurvedic perspective

Diabetes – An Ayurvedic perspective


September 19th, 2019

According to Ayurveda, Diabetes can be correlated to “Madhumeh”. Madhumeh is categorized under the disease “Prameh” which is extensively described in all major Ayurvedic texts. The word ‘madhu’ means honey (sweet) and ‘meh’ means urination. Hence ‘madhumeh’ means a disease in which person urinates honey like urine.

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