Introduction to Acupuncture – Part 1

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been around for thousands of years. Although the first recorded history of TCM dates back over 2,000 years, it is believed that the origins of TCM go back more than 5,000 years (Micozzi, 2011). Chinese medicine was arrived at observing the patterns in the natural world.  It suggests that since […]

Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) – The Necessary Fuel – Part 1

The human body has always fascinated me and as I have sat in the Anatomy and Physiology class the last few months, I have had several ‘aha’ moments. The co-dependence of the different systems of the body to regulate and maintain the body’s proper functioning that extends to the cellular level of the body has […]

New ways to love carbs! – Part 2

Complex carbohydrates are rich in fiber and are not highly processed like refined carbohydrates, take longer to digest and hence provide a sustained source of energy for a longer duration. You will also feel satiated faster with lesser quantity of food and will not have that urge to snack unhealthily between meals.This pattern would then […]

New ways to love carbs! – Part 1

How many different diet plans have you heard of and read in the past where you’ve been asked to eliminate carbohydrates- without a clear distinction between the ‘good’ vs. ‘bad’ carbohydrates – either completely or limit it to a minuscule amount in your diet to lose weight? I am sure plenty. Right? And, when you […]

Exploring Qigong

Marilyn Ferguson once beautifully said, “Over the years your bodies become walking autobiographies, telling friends and strangers alike of the minor and major stresses of your lives.” Our souls are much older than our bodies and with several reincarnations; our soul has accumulated positive as well as negative experiences, according to the Karmic Law of […]

Calling Universal Emergence

Ever since the tsunami and the earthquake in Japan, I have been thinking if the mother earth is trying to give us subtle messages that you and I are not listening to. Recently, I was in a Qi Gong class – my first experience in learning the art of cultivating energy. I am unable to […]