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“Tea Up” to Stop Strokes

Drinking lots of  black or green tea may lower your risk of stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference in San Diego, Calif., earlier this year.  That’s especially good news if you have diabetes, since people with the condition are twice as likely to suffer a stroke as those who don’t have diabetes.


High blood sugar levels can increase fatty deposits in the blood and cause clogging and hardening of the blood vessels.  Experts say anti-oxidants and other substances in tea appear to reverse this process, therby warding of strokes.

A multi-study review of 195,000 adults found that people who drink three or more cups of black or green tea daily had a 21% lower risk of stroke as compared with people who drank one cup or less.  Just be sure to skip the buttered crumpets!

By Dana Gottesman


More on Alternative Medicine becoming Mainstream

Andrea McCloskey suffers from fibromyalgia and used to take countless medications, including a high daily dose of the pain-killer Oxycodone. Now McCloskey takes no medications at all and is even working again.

She credits alternative health care practices offered at the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center.

“I feel so much better. It’s a fantastic exercise,” she said following a recent session.

While “alternative” is the accepted term, instructor Mark R. Reinhart prefers to use “complementary” to describe his brand of health care, specifically the Qigong (chee-gong) and Taiji (tai-chee) classes he teaches at the center.

Qigong and Taiji are similar practices consisting of fluid body movement, controlled breathing, balance and absolute concentration. “They have the same core principles: alignment and flow,” Reinhart said. “It pulls your focus in so you can’t think about anything else.”

Reinhart finds nothing wrong with traditional medicinal practices if used reasonably, but believes exercises such as Qigong and Taiji should also be incorporated to develop an entire healing of the mind, body and spirit.

“I’ve always been drawn to the culture; it always made sense,” said Reinhart, who has studied martial arts since 1975 and has been practicing Chinese internal arts for the past 15 years.

Reinhart received his Qigong therapist certification in 2005 and earned his Master of Medical Qigong degree in 2007. He now studies Chinese herbology one weekend a month in New York, the final requirement for full certification in Chinese herbal medicine.

Taiji is a trademark program at the Health and Wellness Center used to target specific conditions such as arthritis and diabetes, but according to Reinhart, the class is beneficial for just about any condition.

“There’s no question it works. It’s guaranteed to change you,” he said.

The arts of Qigong and Taiji have raised questions from the traditional medical field regarding their true value, but some studies have shown the practices work – and not only for rehabilitation or simple aches and pains.

Research conducted by the University of Miami School of Medicine has shown that after 10 Taiji classes over five weeks, adolescents diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder displayed a decrease in anxiety, daydreaming behaviors, inappropriate emotions and hyperactivity, along with a greatly improved conduct.

Other studies, about the effectiveness among older patients, showed similarly favorable results. The Baylor Medical School conducted a study in which researchers took cells from long-term practitioners of Qigong and gathered the same cells from ordinary test subjects. The study found that the cells of those doing Qigong live up to five times longer.

Reinhart’s students were not hesitant to add to these favorable claims.

McCloskey, who has been practicing Qigong for about two years and Taiji for one year, was able to talk her daughter, Shannon Petrill, into joining the classes.

“Mom got me into it. One centering breath and I was hooked,” Petrill said.

Petrill is no stranger to exercise. She used to weight-train until she began suffering from a few nagging injuries.

“Now I’m in the best shape ever without any injuries,” she said. “I don’t have half the problems I used to.”

After retiring from the Pennsylvania State Police, Frank Matweecha became overweight and had minor problems with his heart and blood pressure until he began taking the Taiji classes with Reinhart. He has taken Taiji for about a year and has noticed significant changes in both his health and appearance.

“You get stronger the more you do it,” he said. Even his doctor has noticed an improvement in his health.

Reinhart has used Taiji to alleviate pain in his arm due to chronic tendonitis.

But Reinhart stresses to his students that if they want the Qigong or Taiji to work at its full potential, they must put in the time and effort to continue learning.

“Everyone thinks they’re too busy,” he said. “The exercises work great but you have to do them, you have to make time. You have to focus and do it completely.”

Focus is one of the main themes of these exercises. According to Reinhart, with complete concentration during the workouts, physical tension is released, which allows the participants to mentally let go of any stress they may have.

“You learn how to relax on all different levels,” he said. “This is a progression into physical and mental relaxation. You have to incorporate this into everything you do; that’s where you really get the benefits.”

The purpose of this art is to offer people a calming exercise that can be done anywhere at any time when stress builds up, even if it’s as simple as conducting different breathing patterns while sitting in traffic.

“There’s no reason not to go through your day relaxed,” he said.

Scientists Validate the Relaxing Effects of Essential Oils

Aromatherapy has been around for a long, long time. Humans have been emulsifying, burning, macerating, pressing and distilling plants for their aromas for thousands of years. Only since the dawn of the New Age and modern Western scientific inquiry, however, has the impression of aromatherapy gotten soft. But now, the same scientific institutions are validating the use of essential oils, and their profound anti-anxiety effects. So now, rather than “running for the shelter of mother’s little helper” when things get a little hectic, you can bypass the liquor store, the pharmacy and the junk-food isle and head confidently to the natural health market for a little bottle of scented bliss. Maybe not as decadents for everyone, but the majority of mothers and generally health and wellness-conscious folks will appreciate the healthful choice for themselves, their children and their families.

In recent years, more and more clinical and laboratory research is uncovering the efficacy of essential oils used for their anti-anxiety effects. Thankfully, the application of the oils in these studies is relatively simple: both the inhalation of aroma and the topical application have demonstrable therapeutic activity. These methods are easily replicated by the professional and aromatherapy enthusiast alike. The oils can be diffused an any diffuser (as the concentrations from high end nebulizers are not required for this practice), used in aromatherapy massage, or simply worn as natural perfume. Several readily available essential oils have statistically significant data to support their use in stress reduction – here’s a look at some of the most often studied ones…

Lavender has been the most frequently studied of all the essential oils. Its anti-anxiety (or simply ‘relaxing’) action has been documented both in the laboratory (using stressed-out mice and rats) and in clinical environments with actual human beings. Many, many studies have reported the same thing: inhalation of lavender oil brings calm under a great variety of conditions. At least one study compared Lavender oil aroma to that of Juniper, Cypress, Geranium, Jasmine and Frankincense. It was only the Frankincense that had a somewhat similar effect, but not nearly as effective as Lavender. Several studies compared Lavender’s effect to diazepam (Valium) with Lavender’s aroma having similar (but likely more healthy) calming results. In other studies, Lavender has been shown to improve sleep, decrease conflict between animals, and reduce the amount of pain medication needed by recovering hospital patients.

Sandalwood oil is another well-known stress reducer. For those that may not enjoy the floral aroma of Lavender, Sandalwood could be the oil of choice. Its warm, earthy scent is grounding and centering, being used by some spiritual traditions to enhance relaxed, focused meditative states. The science shows similar results – Sandalwood oil topically applied relaxed the body while stimulating psyche. Studies on sleep/wake cycles using Sandalwood oil topically improved the quality of sleep and lessened waking episodes. A small study using Sandalwood suggested the oil may be helpful in reducing anxiety for palliative care patients. Beyond the scope of Western scientific inquiry, Sandalwood oils and pastes have been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine for the treatment of psychological disorders, utilizing its sublime mental-health promoting actions.

While Sandalwood and Lavender have the most data to back them up, many other essential oils have had positive test results. Rose is a standout; it has also been tested alongside Valium (apparently the anti-anxiety gold standard) with better and longer-lasting results. The rose aroma’s effect seem to increase over time, where as benzodiazepines’ effect will tend to decrease – and the test subjects appeared less confused or sedated. Rose, like Lavender, reduced conflict between test subjects as well. For a little variety, you can mix Rose and Sandalwood together (try a 1:4 ratio)…this is a classic Indian aromatic blend combining two of the world’s best known anti-anxiety scents.

Other oils found in research databases include Angelica, Chamomile, Lemon, Lemongrass, Tagetes and Ylang Ylang. Some oils tested didn’t show repeatable results in the laboratory environment, but if you find and oil aroma that you find relaxing, it’s more than likely not purely ‘in your head’; the olfactory (smell) sense is the one of the five senses most directly wired to the brain’s emotional centers. These are, in turn, directly wired to the autonomic nervous system controlling functions such as heart rate, breathing rate, and blood pressure – all of which are closely tied to one’s level of stress.

So what to do with these stress relieving wonders? They’re really easy to use – one of the great features of aromatherapy. Both topical application and inhalation show repeatable results in laboratory tests. A common method of topical application is to dilute the essential oil in a carrier oil like Jojoba down to 10% or less. Essential oils tend to pass easily into the bloodstream when applied to the skin, so nearly any technique will do. A few drops of your mixture can be placed on the wrists and rubbed together (this is nice, as you’ll smell the aroma as well). For inhalation, there’s a great many aromatherapy diffusers available, from little, inexpensive plug in units, to professional models which make a cloud of pure, intense aroma. For anxiety relief, any model where you can smell the aroma will do the job – the higher end diffusers tend to bathe a larger area in your aroma of choice.

How to chose an oil for you, your family or friends? Aromatherapy choices tends to be some personal. Some folks go mad for Rose Geranium, and other folks can only think of ‘grandma’ (in a nice way!) with the bright scents of florals. These same individuals will often love the grounding aromas of the woods: Sandalwood, Frankincense, Spruce, etc. The beauty of the scientific data is that it’s not one type of essential oil that’s effective to support health and wellness naturally – it’s the santalol in Sandalwood, the linalool in Lavender, and the citronellol in Rose that imparts much of the therapeutic effect. Other oils have different chemical constituents that also bring about relaxation. Even the most scientifically aligned practitioners will tell you: if it feels good, use it. Try a variety of aromas if you’re new, and use your favorite with confidence – relaxed confidence, of course – knowing you’re using some of the best medicine nature has to offer, with the science to back it up.

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Meditation & Spirituality: Complementary Therapies and Stress

from: Wellness Blog

In 1991 the American National Institute of Health founded the Office of Alternative Medicine, designated a collaborating center in traditional medicine by the World Health organization (Kuhn 1999).

In the USA treatment of chronic disease accounts for 85 percent of health costs (Kuhn, 1999). As people live longer, health-care costs rise partly as a consequence of providing optimal treatment for symptom control in chronic illness. Also, the costs of occupational stress to business and industry are becoming increasingly recognized, with the estimation that of the approximately 550 million working days lost to absenteeism in the USA, over 50 percent of these are due to stress-related illness. A new and additional cost is that incurred by litigation against employers for job-related stress (Cooper & Cartwright, 1996). Thus it is in the interest of employers to promote and facilitate practices, including healthy diet, exercise and relaxation, aimed at the management and reduction of stress experienced by employees, within the context of the workplace.

The role of stress management in illness prevention

There is much people can do both to maintain optimal health and quality of life and to help to prevent the onset of illness. Premature death and approximately 50 percent of the incidence of heart disease, cancers, cerebrovascular disease and atherosclerosis is preventable through lifestyle and dietary modification (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Koop, 1988, cited in Kuhn, 1999). Modern medicine acknowledges the relevance of the biopsychosocial model in understanding the experience of the effects of illness for an individual from an holistic perspective, looking at the physical, social, psychological and spiritual effects of the onset of illness upon his or her life (Engel, 1980). The literature shows that stress is a major risk factor for many diseases, primarily because of the detrimental effects of stress upon the immune system, the optimal functioning of which is essential for the maintenance of good health.

A person experiencing life stressors may or may not perceive these as manageable and thus may perceive them as either threatening or challenging, depending upon his or her previous experience and perceived levels of confidence, self-esteem and sense of mastery in being able to overcome the problems associated with the perceived stressor. Thus a stressor is first appraised as being potentially threatening or challenging. A person then considers what resources he or she has to cope with the perceived stressor, whether it is perceived as overtaxing the resources of the person or can be managed with effort and support. When the body is in a state of tranquility and calmness, external events may be perceived as less harmful, bringing about the conditions for a person to feel more in control, use more positive self-talk, perceive him or herself as possessing the required coping skills to cope with the stressful situation, and to use more appropriate problem-solving behaviors with a sense of purpose rather than give up due to a sense of loss of control, perceived helplessness and fatalism (Palmer, 1996; Lazarus & Folkman, 1984).

Maintaining health on a day-to-day basis through stress reduction techniques

When the parasympathetic nervous system is regularly activated, as in during the relaxation response (Benson, 1975), the potential of the biochemicals associated with arousal to do physical harm is reduced, notably those associated with the longer term activation of the adrenal glands. Activation of these latter glands over a prolonged period leads to hyperactivity of other body systems and organs, with a detrimental effect on physical and mental health, some signs less obvious than others, such as increased potential for the blood to clot and changes in body fat levels. Ongoing distress, caused by prolonged activation of the sympathetic nervous system, with associated secretion of toxic neurochemical and stress hormones, may lead to suppression of the immune response due to excess cortisol and any of a number of disease outcomes, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stomach and duodenal ulcers, some types of cancer and arthritis (Gregson and Looker, 1996).

Both the latter illnesses are highly associated with the experience of pain and reduced mobility, others are associated with sometimes severe discomfort, and all are associated with financial cost and reduced quality of life for the sufferer, as well as economic loss to employer and national exchequer. From the perspective of maintaining health on a day-to-day basis, stress management has a major role in illness prevention. The “new public health” movement recognizes the complexity of issues related to health promotion and illness prevention and aims to integrate primary, secondary and tertiary modes of illness prevention, by not distinguishing between prevention and cure but rather by addressing illness at all stages of disease progression alongside prevention interventions (Richards, 1996).

Conventional, complementary and alternative medicine: Their relevance for health promotion

Conventional, Western, allopathic medicine has, in modern times, often been the only system of medicine “taken seriously.” In order to help people to attain the highest possible level of health, the World Health Organization is now viewing non-allopathic therapies, which assist in helping to maintain health, as important potential contributions to health. Traditional medicines can be used as means of promoting health in healthy and sick people, and are generally divided into those that are considered alternative, i.e., those used instead of conventional, allopathic medicine, and those that are considered complementary, i.e. those used alongside conventional allopathic medicine, such as the touch therapies including, reflexology, aromatherapy and massage, and the so called mind body therapies that help people to change their thought processes and thus their behavior, such as relaxation, meditation and autogenic training. There is some overlap in these definitions, as some traditional medicines are in fact systems of medicine, such as acupuncture, which can be used along side allopathic medicine. Integrative medicine is a term coined by Weil to describe a synergistic combination of complementary and conventional therapies (Kuhn, 1999).

Kuhn (1999) describes how the National Institute of Health has defined seven areas relating to the practice of traditional medicine:

Herbal medicine, derived from culturally diverse traditional practices

Diet, nutrition and lifestyle changes, focusing on health maintenance and illness prevention

Mind/body or behavioral interventions fostering internal homeostasis and self-efficacy

Alternative systems of medical practice, again derived from culturally diverse traditional practices

Manual healing methods: For example the touch therapies, osteopathy and physical therapy

Bioelectromagnetics focusing on how people interact with electromagnetic fields

Pharmacological and biologic treatments not yet accepted by mainstream medicine
Endacott (1996) lists a wide range of therapies shown to be useful in the management of stress. He states that while alternative medicine was mainly used as separate from orthodox medicine, complementary therapies, first used in 1976 in the UK, is holism in practice, allowing health care professionals to seek to complement the needs of the patient. The “placebo effect” contributes to the healing process, as it is essential that the person utilizing a given complementary therapy believe in its efficacy. The main benefit for public health is that people know that they must play a role in their own health care. All complementary therapies offer the participant support during the therapy and may facilitate the participant to review his or her present lifestyle and relationship with the environment (Endacott, 1996). It is well-documented that the experience of hospitalization for severe illness, especially that involving the experience of pain, may remove sense of control and mastery from even the most confident and independent person.

Complementary therapies, as well as providing a means to maintain health and well-being for the healthy individual, may also help to restore sense of self-efficacy for the person who has experienced serious loss of health, by providing an environment of empathy, encouragement and support for the participant, thereby facilitating restoration of sense of control and confidence. A health-conscious person wanting to be “master of my fate” (Henley, cited in Endacott, 1996), may take responsibility to maximize his or her own health when well through the use of health enhancing strategies, which may include a nutritionally based diet and exercise. This strategy may be enhanced by the use of a preferred complementary therapy to facilitate and promote regular relaxation, internal homeostasis and stress reduction.


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Coretta Scott King Was Exploring Alternative Cancer Treatment

When Coretta Scott King died on the evening of Jan. 30, she had ovarian cancer and was in Mexico exploring treatment options, according to her family.

“Mrs. Coretta Scott King was in Mexico for observation and consideration of treatment for ovarian cancer,” King’s family said in a statement released to the media.

“She was considered terminal by physicians in the United States. Mrs. King and her family wanted to explore other options,” the statement continues.

King, a civil rights activist and the widow of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., died at age 78.

The King family’s statement doesn’t describe those other options or list a cause of death, so it’s not known if ovarian cancer took King’s life. According to the Associated Press, doctors at the alternative medicine clinic where King had been staying attributed her death to respiratory failure.

Questions About Alternative Clinic

A report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution raised questions about the clinic the allegedly attended, the Hospital Santa Monica in Rosarito Beach, Mexico, about 16 miles south of San Diego. On its web site, the clinic claims to have “a very eclectic approach to the treatment of chronic degenerative disease, diseases by and large considered incurable by the orthodox medical profession.”

Most of the clinic’s clients are cancer patients “who have been told that there is no hope, all traditional therapies have failed,” states the clinic’s web site.

Another web site,, run by Stephen Barrett, MD, questions the background of Hospital Santa Monica’s founder and director, Kurt Donsbach. According to Hospital Santa Monica’s web site, Donsbach is a DC, ND, and PhD.

The King family’s statement doesn’t name the place where King was seeking treatment in Mexico.

Tea May Cut Ovarian Cancer Risk


About Ovarian Cancer

Here are some facts from the American Cancer Society on ovarian cancer:

It kills more U.S. women than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. It is the No. 4 cause of cancer deaths for U.S. women. It is the 7th most common cancer for U.S. women, excluding nonmelanoma skin cancers. It is most common in older women (about two-thirds of patients are 55 or older). It is slightly more common in white women than black women.

When discovered in its earliest stages, ovarian cancer can often be treated, but early ovarian cancer is hard to detect. Many cases are discovered after the cancer has spread to other areas and organs, making treatment much more difficult.

No one knows exactly what causes ovarian cancer. Risk factors include:

Family history of ovarian cancer Never having been pregnant Being older than 50

New Chemo Plan for Late Ovarian Cancer


Ovarian Cancer’s Symptoms

Early ovarian cancer typically has few symptoms. The first sign of ovarian cancer is usually an enlarged ovary. The ovaries are located deep within the pelvic cavity, so swelling may go unnoticed until it becomes more advanced.

Symptoms of more advanced ovarian cancer include:

—Swollen abdomen (caused by buildup of fluids produced by the tumor)

—Lower abdominal and leg pain

—Sudden weight loss or gain

—Change in bowel or bladder function


—Swelling in the legs

Women should keep up with medical check-ups, which can help with early detection of conditions such as cancer. They should also tell their doctor about any family history of cancer.

King’s Heart Disease, Stroke

Besides ovarian cancer, King had also had other recent health challenges.

She had suffered a major stroke and minor heart attack in August 2005. Earlier that year, King had been diagnosed with a heart condition called atrial fibrillation, a form of irregular heart rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is considered a risk factor for the development of ischemic stroke — the most common type of stroke — which is caused by a blood clot in the brain.

Heart disease and stroke affect people of all races, but blacks are at especially high risk. Heart disease and stroke are also leading causes of death for women, a fact that often gets overlooked.

Race, Sex, Heart Disease, and Stroke

Stroke and heart disease are major health threats for blacks, women, and the elderly — three groups to which King belonged.

While strokes are more common among men, more women die of strokes, according to the American Heart Association.

Consider these facts from the American Heart Association’s web site:

—Blacks have a much higher risk of stroke than whites.

—Blacks have substantially higher death rates for stroke than whites.

—High blood pressure, diabetes, and obesity — risk factors for stroke and heart disease — are more common among blacks than whites.

—Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women.

—Stroke is women’s No. 3 cause of death.

Stroke risk also rises with age, regardless of race or gender. Having a family history of stroke and heart disease also ups your risk of having those same problems.

Get the Facts about Ovarian Cancer


Heart Attack, Stroke Warning Signs

Call for emergency help at the first sign of a possible stroke or heart attack — don’t wait to see if symptoms pass. Quick treatment can make a big difference, but many medicines for stroke and heart attacks must be given quickly.

The American Heart Association lists these stroke warning signs:

—Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

—Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding

—Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

—Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

—Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

The American Heart Association lists these warning signs of a heart attack:

—Chest discomfort.Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.

—Discomfort in other areas of the upper body.Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach.

—Shortness of breath.May occur with or without chest discomfort.

—Other signs:These may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness

“As with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain,” states the American Heart Association’s web site.

Though race, age, and gender can’t be changed, many other risk factors for stroke and heart disease can be managed or prevented. See your doctor to gauge and lower your risk.


By Miranda Hitti, reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

SOURCES: King Center, “Statement by the King Family.” American Cancer Society: “What Are the Key Statistics About Ovarian Cancer?” AtlantaJournal-Constitution, “Clinic, Founder Operate Outside Norm.” Quackwatch.Com: “Stay Away from Donsbach University Graduates.” “The Shady Activities of Kurt Donsbach.” American Heart Association: “Stroke Risk Factors.” American Stroke Association: “African Americans & Stroke: Know the Facts.” American Heart Association: “Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac. WebMD Medical Reference provided in collaboration with The Cleveland Clinic: “Ovarian Cancer and Menopause.” WebMD Medical News: “Coretta Scott King Dies.”

Alternative Medicine Gaining Acceptance, Says Study

A story by John Dorschner of Knight Ridder News Service and published in the January 30, 2005 issue of the Miami Herald reported on the huge increase of insurance companies covering, what they termed, “Alternative Medicine”.  The story reports that this activity is now a $30 billion industry.

Some insurance programs, such as Vista Healthplan, based in Hollywood, Fla., has even announced a discount program for its members of up to 30 percent to encourage usage of some 30 alternative programs.  Steve Russell, a Vista vice president commented on a new program where seniors enrolled in Vista can get a $25 voucher to try alternative care.  He noted, “Most of them don’t know about these things. Basically, we’re encouraging them to step over the line.”  He continued, “To increase their mobility, their flexibility, to get out and try new things.”


Santiago Leon, a Miami health insurance broker who has studied the field extensively stated, “Complementary medicine is going mainstream quickly.  Part of the impulse is therapeutic. Part of it is economic.” 

John Dorschner, author of the article noted that chiropractic care may not even be considered alternative anymore. He stated “Chiropractic, once considered alternative, is now considered mainstream, or nearly so. A chiropractor’s adjustment of a back, or a few minutes of massage therapy, when effective, costs a fraction of what back surgery does. Eighty-seven percent of firms offering health insurance now have benefits for chiropractic, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation.”


Quantumphonic Sound at Alternative Medicine-Live! April 4-5, 2008

“Hear it again for the first time”.  Rezcom Systems, LLC will be providing speakers for Alternative Medicine-Live! on April 4-5, 2008. 

Quantumphonic TM Sound
The New Standard in “The Science of Sound” TM

In the late 1800s there was a new revolution in the field of transportation when the first gas powered cars were created. The invention of the printing press opened the eyes of the world as printed material became more accessible to the masses. During the 1900s the shift from telegraph to telephone, then television and radio started a new revolution in entertainment and communication.

For over 36 years now, the world has listened to their music; radio broadcast, television and other mass communication with a sound device call the dynamic speaker. Dynamic speakers are like the horse and buggy of the 1800s compared to a new technology in sound. This new technology is about to revolutionize the entertainment industry as well as other industries that currently use dynamic speakers for listening.

SoundLab has been in business since 1978. The founders of the company, Dr. Roger West and Dr. Dale Ream, shared a belief that electrostatic transduction was potentially the optimum technology for loudspeakers. Dr. West’s efforts are coming to fruition as hundreds of people, and soon tens of thousands, become aware of the new science of sound called Quantumphonic TM.

You must be present to hear the audio quality these speakers make!

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $35 – Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community.

Adam Tageldin and Ultra Fuels to Exhibit at Alternative Medicine – Live! April 4-5, 2008

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Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $35 – Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community.

State of the Heart and Janet Hudonjorgensen to demonstrate Quantum Touch at Alternative Medicine-Live! April 4-5, 2008 in Salt Lake City

This modality has been called “A Significant Breakthrough” by Alternative Medicine Magazine.The ability to strikingly reduce pain and accelerate the healing process is an easily learned and invaluable skill.  

Whether you are a complete novice, a physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, reflexologist, Qigong practitioner, massage therapist, or other health-care professional, Quantum-Touch offers you a dimension of healing that, until now, has not seemed possible!  

What is Quantum-Touch?

Quantum-Touch is an energy healing modality that applies the principles of resonance and entrainment to facilitate healing.  Practitioners learn to focus and amplify life-force energy (known as “chi” in Chinese and “prana” in Sanskrit) by combining various breathing and body awareness exercises.   When the practitioner resonates at a high frequency, the client often entrains to, or matches, the higher frequency, thereby facilitating healing using the body’s biological intelligence.  Life-force energy affects matter on the quantum, subatomic level and works its way up through atoms, molecules, cells, tissues, and structure. 

Health, Wellness and Education, are themed topics at Salt Lake City Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”

University Park Marriott
480 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108 Hours: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Cost: $35 – Complimentary Tickets Available for Groups
Call 1-800-498-5640

Combining the best of alternative therapies and how they are integrated into today’s modern medical and healing practices – that is the theme of the Two-Day Conference and Expo, entitled “Alternative Medicine-Live!”, to be presented on April 4-5, 2008.

This Conference and Expo will feature exhibits, presentations, lectures, refreshments, a “Meet the Healers” reception, free samples and health testing. Open to both the public and also to the health care community.

Airing Locally this Weekend on the Danielle Lin Show – March 22-23, 2008

Airing Locally this Weekend on the Danielle Lin Show – March 22-23, 2008
Click Here to Listen to past shows.

“The Sedona Method” Hale Dwoskin- If you truly want to achieve financial abundance, improve your relationships, and optimize your health, if you?re seeking to free yourself from depression or overcome bad habits, or manage stress, tension, anxiety or anger, the Sedona Method is the answer! The scientifically validated Sedona Method is the fastest, easiest, most powerful self-improvement technique available today.

“The Greatest Secret of All”

Marc Allen- Happiness is something we seek out instead of being. We have all the books but nothing’s working. So, why are we so stuck when we want so much? In this hour, learn the secret to a life filled with abundance and wealth from renowned author and publisher Marc Allen.

Come out and hear Danielle Lin at Alternative Medicine-Live! April 4-5, 2008. For more information, contact Alternative Medicine-Live! at 800-498-5640.


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The Danielle Lin Show is the quintessential gateway for personal transformation and healthy living. As the pioneer of health talk radio for the Natural Product Industry, Lin has become one of the most recognized personalities on the air today! With her extraordinary interview history and extensive background in the field of health and natural sciences, Lin takes you inside the minds of the most powerful healers, product and service providers and luminaires of our times.

Access the largest broadcast library in the world on healthy living. Join us 24/7 online and weekly on the nationally syndicated AM radio network. Experience up-close and personal interviews with powerful changemakers and the incredible voices of our times; Deepak Chopra, M.D., Stephen R. Covey, Chris Howard, Dan Poynter, Dr. Masuru Emoto, Dan Millman, T. Harv Ecker, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Fred Alan Wolf Ph.D, Mark Victor Hansen, Andrew Weil, M.D., Marianne Williams, Gregg Braden, Daryl Hannah, Michael Losier.– Information with purpose…

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