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The Basic Principles and Practices of Yoga
What is the most stressful thing you have ever done? Being an upcoming college freshman and scheduling classes is one of the most stressful things I’ve ever done. During new student orientation at Penn State, in the College of Science at least, they match you up with an upperclassman who sits with you at a computer while yo...
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The Health Benefits of Yoga
Yoga Benefits of Health ​Yoga is a beautiful art that gives so many benefits to our health. The most helpful principles in yoga are mindfulness, awareness, and self care. With yoga it helps pull out focus in and focus out. With yoga we can find a balance between ourselves and each other.  To me yoga has help me a lot in my...
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An Examination of the Traditional Healers of the Hmong and the !Kung San, and Western Doctors
Western medicine tends to view the body much like an engine. There are many moving parts, and a problem with those parts much be corrected for it function properly. This is also a common idea in many other cultures, though the parts may differ greatly. In our Western world, our healers, doctors, are not so much selected...
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Dry Needling and Cupping Technique as a Viable Alternative Treatment Option
Dry Needling and Cupping as Alternative Physical Therapies Technological advancements have made huge impacts in medical treatment over the past thirty years. Improvements in imaging, general knowledge, and other aspects of physical therapy have resulted in better and more efficient treatment for patients suffering from any...
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An Analysis of the Effects of Music Therapy
The effect of music therapy differs in each person, because its development has a connection with an individual’s emotions and memories (Erkkila, 2010). After many decades or possibly centuries, different organizations, medical doctors and scientists all came to a conclusion that Music Therapy is a successful therapeutic to...
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An Analysis of the Effects of Marijuana
Legalize It In 2000, George Bierson’s "Marijuana, the Deceptive Drug", was published by the Massachusetts News. Bierson concludes that marijuana is harmful in many ways, including brain damage, damage to the reproductive system, and weakening of the immune system. He also attempts to convince the reader that marijuana is a...
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A Review of the Study of the Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Patients with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Ho, C., Lin, H., Lee, Y., Chou, L., Kuo, T., Chang, H., & ... Lo, S. (2014). Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. American Journal Of Chinese Medicine, 42(2), 303-314. doi:10.1142/S0192415X14500207 In the article, Clinical Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, research...
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A Discussion on the Use of Marijuana to Fight Epilepsy
Bringing Medical Marijuana to an Epilepsy Fight As stated by Texas A&M University, “as many as 30 percent of people with epilepsy -- or about one million Americans -- still have seizures while on Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved treatments”. This percentage is 30 too many. The FDA has a book full of resources an...
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The Common Symptoms and Side-Effects of Medical Marijuana
In recent years, many patients suffering from cancer, glaucoma,
epilepsy, HIV, and many other illnesses, have prospered from the use of
medical marijuana. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have approved
some marijuana extracts that have been proven to relieve cancer patients
from the side effects of chemotherapy and ra...
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The Benefits of Yoga in Relieving Stress and Improving Health
Overall stress and stress related symptoms are very common through out the world. Yoga can give practitioners benefits of improving their health. Yoga has been around for many years and is used for mindfulness, relaxation, and improved breathing. While time consuming, healthcare professionals, and women with stress, anxiet...
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The History and Application of Meditation
Medicine is an ever-changing field. There are constant discoveries of medical practices and other findings. Mind-body healing is a highly debatable topic, as many believe it is not truly effective. However, after many tested theories and studies of the mind’s ability to positively affect physiological health, it can be conc...
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What Can Go Wrong With Articular Changes
What goes wrong with articular changes This is a typical patient we might see in clinic; a patient EM, 61 YR old female, with persistent right knee pain, reporting that it is worse after physical activity, especially after going up and down the stairs, but the reason why she has come to see us is that she has recently noti...
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The Effects of Music on Healing and Development
The Effects of Music on Healing and Development It can be heard through airwaves and intercoms, on cassettes and discs, and straight from the vibes of an instrument. Music exists everywhere whether it be in a public setting or in the comfort of one’s own home. While the motivation to listen differs from person to person, t...
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The Meaning and Benefits of Practicing Meditation
We are living in a world of distress and anger when it comes to school and working regarding your daily life it can be hard sometimes to take yourself away from it all. Overwhelming I may say. Anyone here enjoys being stressed ,Depressed or being lost ? Guaranteed that no one enjoys any of the above but what do we do to so...
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A Biography of Florence Nightingale, a Social Reformer, Statistician, and the Founder of Modern Nursing
Florence Nightingale was born on May 12, 1820 in Florence, Italy. She was a British social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing. While she was still young, she was active in Philanthropy, ministering to the il and poor people in the village neighboring her family’s estate and by the time she was 16,...
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The Positive Power of Music in Treating Brain Injuries
The Power of Music “[The] baby sees the world with completeness that you and I will never know again. His doors of perception have not yet been closed. He still experiences the moment he lives in. The inevitable bullshit hasn't constipated his cerebral cortex yet. He still sees the world as it really is, while we sit here,...
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The Alternative Approach to Medication Using Natural Resources
“Are you taking your medication?” is the question many health-troubled individuals are being asked on a day-to-day basis, not only by their doctors, but also their families. In my opinion, that question should be replaced by “Are eating a plant based, nutritious diet?”, yet unfortunately, this is not the case. The first lin...
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The First Year of Learning and Understanding Art Therapy
The process of learning the practice of art therapy was intriguing. I enjoyed this class and the way we divided the time between lecture and art. Being hands on with the art really gave a deeper understanding of the practice and how beneficial it is. The reading was very easy to comprehend which left me with no difficulty f...
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The Positive Results of Art Therapy to People with Autism
Autism affects millions of children around the world. It is a very unusual condition that leaves people unable to communicate their thoughts the way a normal person would. This leaves the families- especially parents- left confused, scared, and worried for their child. It is hard enough raising a child that is healthy in...
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A Study on the Use of Creatine and Its Positive and Negative Effects
Creatine Case Study FDA regulation ensures that the drugs and food the population intakes are healthy and made in a manner that is beneficial to us. Yet, the regulations the FDA offers in regards to vitamin intake are low and are often complemented by supplements taken by individuals. Supplements provide consumers with n...
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The History of Music Therapy
History and Definition Music Therapy is defined as “the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship.” In other words, music therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical...
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The Use of Acupuncture to Treat Many Types of Illnesses
Acupuncture is a treatment utilized by many doctors all over the world. This treatment serves many different purposes from nausea to muscular pain. As we have learned in class, our peripheral nervous system is made of two sections, the motor and the sensory divisions. This system includes nerves that stem from the spinal n...
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An Overview of the Holistic Exercise Yoga
History of yoga Yoga is not just an exercise that helps you to be more flexible and increase strength. The traditional cultural origins had the purposes of yoga to bring transformation, healing, self-enlightenment to the person and let the people understand the world through meditation. Yoga incorporates physical, mental a...
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The Use of Alternative Medicine by Doctors
In the past, alternative medicine has been viewed as home remedies or old wives’ tales. Sara Altshul, who has been covering alternative medicine for almost 20 years, said that when she first started, she “could count on one hand the number of MDs who practiced with herbs and supplements” (Altshul 98). Now, in recent years,...
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The Medicinal and Health Benefits of Aloe Vera
One species of plant that I found interesting and have really known about for a while is Aloe Vera. This plant falls into the family of Liliaceae and came to mind because it is something that people might use mainly every day. Aloe Vera fits into the focus group of medicinal or a pharmaceutical plant. Inside the plant are t...
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