Alternative Medicine Is Holistic Western Medicine Is Reductionist

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The major difference between alternative medicine, or what I’ll call holistic health, and Western medicine, is in approach. A Western doctor, or MD, sees his duty as searching out disease, diagnosing it, and treating it. If he does that correctly and effectively, he’s done his job. Most often, this means the doctor prescribing a pharmaceutical […]


A New Orleans Chiropractor S View On Changing Perceptions Of Chiropractic In The Us

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The art and science of the chiropractor has often been maligned by the western health establishment. The historical animosity is mostly due to the fact that western medicine tends to employ a philosophy of reductionism, which states that the best way to understand how the human body works, how pathologies originate, and how to treat […]


Foot Massage

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Foot massage or foot reflexology has a Chinese origin. It dates back to more than 3,000 years ago and is used in the prevention and cure of many health ailments. Some in fact say, foot massage dates back to ancient Eygyptian times due to archaeological findings in cave drawings in Egypt. The principle of foot […]


Alternative Medicine Is Preventive Western Medicine Is Curative

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Have you heard the term “wellness?” It has two contexts, one in alternative medicine and one in Western medicine. In the alternative medicine world, wellness means taking care of yourself so you don’t get sick. Let’s find ways to avoid cancer, heart disease, mental illness. We can do this through changing our diet, exercising more, […]


Astrology And The Western World

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Western world is waking up to the concept of using Astrology to improve their lives. It is perceived to be more materialistic than the Eastern world. People in the advanced economies of the world give more importance to the tangible things in life rather than the intangible ones. Eastern countries like India and China, on […]


History Of Astrology

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Astrology is a type of divination based upon the idea that information about the future or about a person’s personality can be discovered through the examination of heavenly bodies such as stars, planets, the moon, comets etc. Astrology means the study that assumes and attempts to interpret the influence of heavenly bodies on human affairs. […]


A Glimpse Into The Holistic Approach To Medicine

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If you’ve been listening to the medical community intermittently recently, you may have heard the word “holistic” dropped every so often. You might have heard it, but you may not have much of an idea of what it means and simply dismissed it as medical jargon. The term is used to describe an approach of […]


Wanna Get Rid Of The Pain Go Natural

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In the past few years, the whole “all-natural” movement has been gaining ground as evidenced by aggressive marketing of alternative health products from weight-loss diet pills to cold medications all marked as “derived from nature.” Of late, Western medicine is trying its best to join the alternative health bandwagon by researching on ancient herbal remedies […]


The Truth About Futon Mattresses

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Have small living quarters and trying to figure out where to sleep at night? If so, you aren’t alone. There are many people who are living in cramped quarters, whether they are college students, have too many roommates, or just have more belongings than space available. For these people, choosing a Futon bed is often […]


Ancient And New Ways Of Getting Rid Of Back Pain

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It isn’t exactly a rare scenario. A man, typically middle-aged, is seen busily working on something inside the house on a Saturday morning. The suddenly, he bends to pick up a tool from the floor. Earlier, he broke into a sweat while carrying sacks of cement and bricks that he’ll use to re-do the driveway. […]


Acupuncture Ancient Chinese Healing Method For Stress And Disease

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Acupuncture, as an alternative medical practice, is now making headway in the Western world. It is now accepted as a drug-free treatment and method of stress relief. Practiced in China for more than 2,000 years, acupuncture is a therapeutic system that makes use of sterilized needles for the purpose of restoring the body’s equilibrium. The […]


Women S Western Jeans Go Mainstream

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What makes women’s western jeans “women’s western jeans”? Of course there’s the fact that most of them have the unmistakable flair leg and “boot cut” – making them wearable with your favorite pair of cowgirl boots. Lots of western jean manufacturers, such as Rocky Mountain Jeans also show a slim fit, straight leg jean, or […]


The Great Western Trail A Utopia For Atv Trail Riding

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The American West was founded on dreams and the pioneer spirit. “Go West young man!” was the battle cry of thousands of individuals looking for adventure and a fresh start. In time, the way west had been criss-crossed by dozens of trails and passages to reach the Pacific Coast. In time, those trails would become […]


Cowboy Up Western Wear From Cowboy Boots To Stylish Western Handbags

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Western wear isn’t what it used to be – it’s much more than a gal or girl could have ever imagined years ago. Not only can western wear fans find unique cowboy boots and cowboy hats today, they can now accessorize their western wardrobe with many other stylish items, such as western handbags and western […]


Healing With Whole Foods Defining Health By Relationships

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Annemarie Colbin, in her book, Food and Healing, presents a chapter on altering diet to combat specific conditions. Her recommendations are based on her own experience as a student of macrobiotics and health food, and a teacher of natural healing and balanced eating. As well as her observations of those whom she treated in consultations, […]


Las Vegas How To Have Non Gambling Related Fun

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Last month, my wife, Anne Doe, took me to Las Vegas because she had to go for a business convention. Needless to say, she writes for an guide to casinos and I hate gambling. But then, she likes it and this supports us too, so I went along without any hassle. At first I was […]