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www.yogayak.com for more classes. This mat based Hatha Yoga flow is gentle and perfect for a “lazy” yoga day. Diane leads you through a gently active sequence that awakens your body without any strain, leaving you calm and refreshed. Duration 43 min Teacher: Diane Jacobs
Like Tai Chi, but more bite-sized and symmetrical – which is good news for the knees. Most Tai Chi clases are over-subscribed, so the teacher can end up going round the group checking each individual, leaving some pupils standing on one ( often bent) leg for prolonged periods, instead of the fluidity one would expect from doing the form without interruption. Chi Qong by contrast mostly has the body weight evenly distributed on both legs.
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Yarchagumba, which literally means summer plant and winter insect in Tibetan, is a rare and unique herb that grows in the meadows above 3,500 meters (11,483 feet) in the Himalayan region of Nepal. Yarchagumba Tea’s chief ingredient is Cordyceps sinensis, known as caterpillar fungus. Caterpillar fungi are the result of a parasitic relationship between the fungus and the larva of the ghost moth. The fungus germinates in living organisms (in some cases the larvae), kills and mummifies the insect, and then the cordyceps grows from the body of the insect. It is known in the West as a medicinal mushroom and its use has a long history in Traditional Chinese medicine as well as Traditional Tibetan medicine and regarded as a life saving tonic and a remedy for headache, toothache or any other disease.
Medicinally it is also considered potent at strengthening lung and kidneys, increasing energy and vitality, stopping hemorrhage, decreasing phleg, used for impotence, backache, to increase sperm production and to increase blood production, used specifically for excess tiredness, chronic cough and asthma, impotence, debility, anemia, to build the bone marrow, for shortness of breath, asthma, impotency, emission, soreness of loins and knees, dizziness and tinnitus, to strengthen the immune system of tumor patients who have received radiotherapy, Chemotherapy or surgery, and as natural Viagra.
Almost 50% of the annual supply of yarsagumba comes from Dolpa, one of the poorest regions of Nepal. It can be bought in teabags, combined with other ingredients, from local supplier, Everest Herbs:
Some science – Abstract from article: The Scientific Rediscovery of an Ancient Chinese Herbal Medicine: Cordyceps sinensis : (Stanford University School of Medicine, California, Shanghai Medical University, China, Emeritus, University of California, Armana Research, Inc., Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada)
This review presents Cordyceps sinensis (Berk.) Sacc., a fungus highly
valued in China as a tonic food and herbal medicine. The extant records show the continued use of C. sinensis is now centuries old. The major chemical, pharmacological, and toxicological studies on C. sinensis and the various derived, cultured, fermented mycelial products currently in use are reviewed from the English and Chinese literature. Preclinical in vitro and in vivo studies and clinical blinded or open-label trials in to date over 2000
patients are reviewed. These studies show the main activities of the fungus in oxygen-free radical scavenging, antisenescence, endocrine, hypolipidemic, antiatherosclerotic, and sexual function-restorative activities. The safety of
the fungus, its effects on the nervous system, glucose metabolism, the respiratory, hepatic, cardiovascular, and immune systems, immunologic disease, inflammatory conditions, cancer, and diseases of the kidney will be reviewed in the second part of this article to be published in the winter issue of this journal.
Why are problems such as viruses, allergies and post-viral syndrome increasingly prevalent today? Is it true that a simple allergy might develop into a serious degenerative disease? What part does the immune system play in these processes – and how can it be affected by lifestyle? Jan de Vries places a strong emphasis on the importance of diet and the effects of food additives and drugs. Did you know that schizophrenia can be treated through diet? Or that the lives of hyperactive children – and their parents – can be returned to normal by eliminating even a single item from their food intake? It has even been proven that diet and allergies can have an influence on crime. Together with other well-known nutritionists from around the world, the author has studied this phenomenon in detail and includes some illuminating case histories in this book. In the complex world in which we live, “Viruses, Allergies and the Immune System” is a book for those who wish to increase their awareness of the hidden dangers to good health and take the necessary precautions to protect themselves and their families.
About the Author
Trained as a pharmacist, Jan de Vries turned to alternative medicine early in his career. His most influential teacher was the world-renowned Swiss doctor, Alfred Vogel. Jan de Vries now divides his time between clinics in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England and the Republic of Ireland. Treatments at the clinics include:
Acupuncture (Cosmetic – currently only available at the Edinburgh clinic)
Chiropody & Podiatry
Cranial Sacral Therapy
Electromagnetic Lamp Therapy
Hot Stone Massage
Hypnosis & Psychotherapy
Live Blood Analysis
Weight Loss Clinic
Ruth Jones, writer and comedienne, and star of Little Britain and Gavin and Stacey says : ‘I wish I was more like Nessa’
“There’s very little of me in Nessa – I wish I was more like her.” She continued: “I worry all the time about what people think of me, but Nessa doesn’t care at all. If people don’t like her, that’s their problem! ”
“People love her. Some see her merely as an old slapper, but I don’t think she’s that easy to define.
“She’s actually a very strong-minded person. She has a heart of gold and will always defend her friends in a fight.
“And she has this self-assurance that’s very attractive. Nessa’s a huge enigma who has led this life you can’t believe.
“There’s also this wisdom about her that people are drawn to. She’s deeply philosophical, a Barry Buddha!”
O, what’s occurrin’?
“She’s got a real soft side to her, Nessa,” Ruth insists. “She is incredibly accepting of people’s faults. She says, ‘I’ve been judged myself, both inside and out, and it’s not nice.’”
“All my life I’ve had this belief that other people are better than me. It’s only now that I’m starting to realise I’m all right, that I’m not bad at what I do, actually. It’s a shame it’s taken me until 42 to realise that. I wish I’d thought of it a bit earlier, because it wasted a lot of time.”
Exercise is a natural way to retain your youthful looks. If you like racket sports then tennis, especially doubles, is an ideal choice. Join a local tennis club for opportunities to meet new and hopefully like-minded friends. Playing outside exposes you to invigorating fresh air and sunshine. Even moderate but regular play will tone your arms, back and legs. You won’t believe those taut thighs after a few months! And a few sets will de-stress you and make you laugh through the mis-match of effort and outcome. Laugh lines are far more attractive than frown lines.
The benefits for a person over 40 years of age playing Tennis three hours per week at moderately vigorous intensity :
Increases energy levels, optimism and self-esteem.
Is mentally challenging as requires alertness and tactical thinking.
In Emotional Healing, world-renowned alternative health expert Jan de Vries turns his attention to the myriad of mental and emotional conditions that he has seen dramatically increase amongst his patients in recent years.
This important new addition to the Jan de Vries Healthcare series offers practical advice on how to cope with emotional effects of unhappy relationships and broken marriages, suggests ways of eradicating depression and suicidal thoughts, reveals how to combat feelings of resentment and jealousy, and advises on how to avoid the health pitfalls linked to modern working life, such as stress and anxiety.
The book pinpoints effective ways in which to overcome feelings of guilt and trauma that arise from unfortunate situations such as road accidents. It also explores the wealth of complex emotions related to degenerative diseases, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and muscular dystrophy, and offers helpful tips on how to cope at such times.
Charmaine Shepherd and Laura Garland November 19, 2008 – Press Dispensary – With facelifts falling out of favour and concerns about long-term effects fuelling a Botox backlash, many beauty-conscious Brits are searching for a more holistic approach to banish lines and ward off wrinkles. Qualified acupuncturist Charmaine Shepherd has teamed up with health and beauty therapist Laura Garland to offer facial revitalisation acupuncture – the so-called ‘acupuncture facelift’ – at the Jan de Vries Clinic in Edinburgh, and is reporting astonishing anti-ageing results.
Facial acupuncture has been widely used in China for centuries to prevent the onset of facial lines, with fans claiming that regular treatment delays the signs of ageing by relieving muscle tension and dealing with underlying health concerns that could be causing skin problems. A-listers from Madonna and Gwyneth Paltrow to Cher and Lucy Liu are already reported to be devotees of the ancient therapy.
Charmaine says: “Since the time of Confucius, the Chinese have promoted health and beauty in tandem, believing that your physical condition is reflected in your skin. There are usually underlying symptoms that cause dark circles and puffy, wrinkled or pigmented skin. Acupuncture creates a balance in the whole body to address any health problems and slow the signs of ageing.”
Charmaine and Laura begin with a full assessment of a patient’s lifestyle, health and wellbeing using Chinese medicine diagnostics, including facial interpretation, before devising a personal course of treatment.
Very fine needles are inserted into specific acupuncture points to stimulate the production of collagen, increase the blood flow to the face to boost the supply of oxygen and nutrients, and help smooth out fine lines and reduce bags, dark shadows and age spots.
Laura complements the acupuncture treatment with moxibustion, a traditional Chinese medicine technique involving burning an infusion of herbs to stimulate acupoints and promote the body’s ability to heal. She then uses lymphatic drainage, acupressure and low level laser treatment to bring vitality and glow to the skin. A custom-made treatment is also created for each client using pure essential oils and organic botanical extracts.
Many patients report sleeping better, having higher energy levels and better overall health – as well as younger looking skin. For the best results, the treatment should be performed weekly for six sessions, after which monthly maintenance is recommended. Sessions are priced at £90.
Laura says: “The wrinkle-smoothing effects of Restylane and Botox wear off, but facial acupuncture, moxibustion and lymphatic drainage help transform the skin from the inside out. Patients can appear years younger after just a few sessions, and they feel healthier too. So forget facelifts, chemicals and expensive creams – using needles to treat the face results in beauty that’s more than skin deep.”