Health and Wellness

Resilience and Mindset

The word “resilience” in our vocabulary has had a specific meaning and/or connotation over the past few years. It is often found applied to a generation of young people along with the term “millennials”. As with all generalizations, neither term is particularly helpful to the individual. Moreover, at times the terms seem to be used…

The Wellness Benefits of Drumming

The beneficial effects of all kinds of sound healing on our mental and physical health has been extensively researched, particularly in relation to the effects it has on our biofield energy. The term “biofield” refers to the energies, both measurable electromagnetic energy and the more subtle in Chi or life force energy described Eastern medicine…

Shen: The Inner Light

What is Shen? Shen is one of the “three treasures” in Traditional Chinese Medicine. These three forms of Qi are regulated initially by the Triple Warmer, which has no direct correlation in Western medicine. The energies represent three different forms of condensation, or moisture regulation, which is performed in the Triple Heater. Jing is more…

The Healing Sound Of Laughter

Of all the sounds we humans are capable of making laughter is perhaps the most delightful. It connects us in a way that transcends language barriers and is truly “infectious”. Laughter flows around a group of people whether they have anything overtly in common or not. We, as humans, often describe the facial expressions of…

Staying Centered In a Time Of Change

How we think and feel has a direct effect on our physical health, and it is perhaps more important than ever that we monitor our thoughts during this time of unprecedented change and upheaval for the human race. Our bodies produce the stress hormones of cortisol and adrenaline as a direct result of our perception…

Of Sound Mind And Body

Nowadays we accept that “well-being” is an important part of our overall health, both mental and physical, and that this does not mean simply an absence of illness or disease. What does it actually mean though? A sense of well-being can be difficult to define, and of course it is necessarily different for each person.…

Nitric Oxide: Hum Your Way To Health

  Nitric Oxide and Humming The practice of humming comes very naturally to human beings. Children make all sorts of non-verbal sounds before they can actually talk, and both musical and non-musical individuals indulge in humming, often unconsciously. It is not possible to sustain a hum if you are in a bad mood! The action…

Your Healing Begins From Within

  An Integrated Approach It is true that Western medicine takes a different approach to healing the traditions of the East. This is particularly evident in the compartmentalized approach that mainstream medicine generally takes towards physical and mental illness. As patients we often collude in this situation, allowing the expert to dictate not only our…

The Power Of Sound

Many of us have probably taken sound for granted for most of our lives. We all seem to have sounds that grate upon our nerves, such as the scraping noise of a metal shovel on concrete, and we all acknowledge sounds that make us feel good, but how often have you really taken notice of…