- Producer07/10/2016Can mindfulness change your brain?The effects of meditation on your soulOr how the soul can change your body´s biology Neuroscientists discovered how the "soul" could change the body and help to overcome illness. Meditation, yoga, and positive thinking have been seen as "esoteric...
Comments08/10/2016 #8 Aurorasa Sima#3 Dear David, TCM is extremely interesting, I agree 100 %. It´s amazing how much difference acupuncture or even acupressure can make. Ayurveda, an Indian tradition, is not less fascinating. Beside that they recommend to get up early (ewh!) I apply a good portion of ayurvedic wisdom.
What did you pay for your back treatment? Couple of hundred bucks? I did not know that insurers added TCM to their catalogue. Good for the people and good for cost reduction. Thanks for the tip!07/10/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergExcellent buzz, as usual, @Aurorasa Sima. You present many good suggestions that gel with the theory of "mind over matter." Chinese medicine says a lot about deep breathing and the other techniques you mentioned. Let's remember that American medicine has only been around for 240 years, whereas Chinese medicine has been around for thousands of years. To wit, the phrase, "Ancient Chinese secret." I learned more about all this when I did acupuncture a few years ago with a practitioner from Shanghi who helped relieve pain due to lower back injury.
Yes, it works and is now covered by some big health insurance plans, like Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Finally, for those interested, I recommend the book, "Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine." Perhaps @Dean Owen might have something to say about this per his travels in China.