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Mind-alive! Exploring Natural Medicine for Mental Health

HANS and Mindful are hosting this extraordinary full day event dedicated to the awareness of natural treatments for mental health issues. Our expert speakers will be discussing the diagnosis and treatment options for, e.g., anxiety, depression, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. With informative bo..

Latest News From the Natural Wellness Industry

Seeing Vision Improvements with Traditional Chinese Medicine

29 July 2015 12:31AM
Chances are you’ve never heard of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) unless you are one of the 1.5 million people currently diagnosed with it. RP is a family of genetic diseases leading to progressive degeneration of the retina. It is characterized by progressive night blindness, loss of peripheral...

How Walking in Nature Changes the Brain

23 July 2015 10:07AM
A walk in the park may soothe the mind and, in the process, change the workings of our brains in ways that improve our mental health, according to an interesting new study of the physical effects on the brain of visiting nature....

Hospital's 'Laugh Cafe' For Seniors Proves That Laughter Is The Best Medicine

22 July 2015 10:32AM
Need a good laugh? Washington's Sibley Memorial Hospital has you covered with their "Laugh Cafe." A part of the Sibley Senior Association, which was launched in 1987, Sibley's Laugh Cafe is exactly what it sounds like -- a room next to the hospital cafeteria where senior...

Harvard neuroscientist: Meditation not only reduces stress, here's how it changes your brain

14 July 2015 10:14AM
Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans. What she found surprised her — that meditating can literally...

How Mindfulness Meditation Is Transforming Our Society

13 July 2015 3:09AM
You've probably noticed that talk about mindfulness meditation is much more common today than it was just a few years ago. Nowadays, I hear about mindfulness meditation from a variety of different sources: on the news, television talk shows, online, and most often in conversation....

In Defense of Fiber: How Changing Your Diet Changes Your Gut Bacteria

7 July 2015 9:11AM
You no longer live in a world where you can pretend you’re only eating for one; the trillions of bacteria in your gut, we now know, also feed on what you put in your mouth—and they behave very differently depending on what that is....

Sugar levels in what we eat and drink: Why the tide may finally be turning against Big Food

30 June 2015 11:50AM
The first time I realised that I had unwittingly developed a close relationship with sugar was in the 1990s, when I was working in New York. The "natural" low-fat plain yoghurt I was eating for breakfast tasted unusually sweet....

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Refine your search to find a clinic that is:

  • Near Your Office
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  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • And so much more

You can contact the professional and book your appointment through the directory.

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