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Reflexology: Benefits and How-To

August 8, 2016 purposelywell 0

Reflexology is a cousin to acupuncture and acupressure in that it relies on specific pressures on parts of one’s body in order to manage a symptom. This wonderful article, courtesy of Top 10 Home Remedies has more on the topic: Reflexology is an alternative medicine technique based on the belief […]

What is the Primo-Vascular System?

May 27, 2016 purposelywell 0

In the 1960’s, a Chinese researcher by the name of Bong Han Kim discovered and elaborated upon a pseudo-vascular system within the human body, comparable to but distinct from both the blood and lymphatic systems [1]. Using high-quality stains, Kim was able to figure out the logistics of a sweeping […]

Crystal Healing – How does it work?

May 4, 2016 purposelywell 0

Healing crystals have been in use for approximately 5000 years, with some sources claiming it to be closer to 30000 years old [1]. They’re used for a variety of things, from repelling negativity and cultivating calmness, to bringing joy and stimulating intuition [2]. The modern resurgence of popularity surrounding them […]

Civilization Syndrome: Social Media and Disease

May 1, 2016 purposelywell 0

Civilization syndrome is, in essence, the factors that predispose us to diseases based off our culture. Though this term is a relatively recent development, where the many modern things are concerned, it was first used to describe the North American obesity epidemic in 1993 [1]. The authors of the study […]

What’s Health Kinesiology?

April 15, 2016 purposelywell 2

Health Kinesiology is a modern form of alternative medicine based on “gentle muscle testing combined with verbal questioning to communicate directly with your body’s unique energy system.” [1] This is commonly done as tests to the arm’s resistance of motion, and careful monitoring of the response. Practitioners say that they […]

Magnesium Helps Smooth Hormones

February 4, 2016 purposelywell 0

It is handy to use, can be sprayed on, rubbed in as a cream, or swallowed as a cap. Most people are magnesium deficient. What we didn’t know is that magnesium is part of what regulates and manages women’s hormones. Lara Briden, a naturopathic doctor with nearly 20 years experience in […]

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