becomes more technological and expensive, it's easy to lose
sight of the simple principles underlying good health. This site
contains information on holistic healing methods related to
internal energy and the concept of balance. These are essential
components of health but are still not widely recognized as such
in the West.
section on Holistic Self-Defense contains pages on chi
kung ("energy practice") techniques that can be
used to open energy blockages and increase vitality; the
importance of how the energy in
food affects our physical and emotional health; why the
ostensible "dangers of soy" are a myth; and a meditation
technique for physical and spiritual health. It also
includes a section on frequency and
Cancer section, in addition to information on "A
Holistic Approach to Cancer" and "What
I Learned from Cancer," contains articles on the FDA's
attempts to suppress holistic remedies for cancer and other
Dietary Recommendations is a booklet by Michio and
Aveline Kushi that further discusses the ideas behind energy in
Radiation pages describe
the hazards of microwave radiation and ways to avoid the
increasing amounts of electromagnetic radiation to which we're
addition to diet, herbs are also important. A
whole-food diet helps us stay balanced but is often not enough.
In the Seven
Herbalists Speak section, seven Boston-area herbalists
discuss their approaches to finding and correcting imbalances in
the body’s energy, using herbs (including homeopathic remedies
and essential oils), muscle
testing, and, in some cases, iridology.
I would like to express my appreciation to
the herbalists interviewed in these pages, as well as teachers from whom I
have learned about holistic healing, particularly Michio Kushi, Mantak
Chia, and Thomas Tam. My thanks also to the Southwest School of Botanical
Medicine, for its collection of herbal art (www.swsbm.com),
from which the images that appear here are taken.
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