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Essential Oils What Are Their Psychotherapeutic Effects?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 12, 2008)  There are many therapeutic benefits of using essential oils for our psyche. Inhalation is only one route through the limbic system. Other routes that can bring the molecules of essential oils to the brain include blood-born transmission by ingestion, respiratory inhalation with transmission across the alveoli air sacs into the blood stream, and transdermal absorption into the blood .. (Healing Arts)

Emeralds The Preservers of Love and Removers of Heartache

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 Forest Harper (July 11, 2008)  "Emerald green" is a ubiquitous color because it is reflective of the most beautiful rare green gem stone, the emerald. Its color is so intense that the name “emerald green" stirs up images of the world's most beautiful tropical waters. In fact, the name “emerald" originally comes from the Sanskrit word marakata, meaning “green". The finest emeralds come from .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils Early Medicine Was Bound Up With Magical Practices

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Early cultures did not distinguish between the physical and spiritual realms-they were bound-up together. Medical practice was done by the shaman or medicine man or woman and thus integrated with spirituality and magic. Cures required a combination of physical remedies, spells and prayers. An example of this comes from the Old Testament found in the book of Leviticus (Lev.14:15-18). .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils When Did Magical Practices Give Way to Modern Medicine?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Dioscorides who wrote around the year 100 C. E. , mentions over 700 plants which were in use at that time. They formed the basis of the remedies used in the temples of Asclepius with their focus on psychic medicine. In his book De Materia Medica, he combines herbal lore of the Egyptians and Greeks and discusses the components of perfumes and their medicinal properties and then gives a .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils Healing Through the Vibrational Frequencies of Oils

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  When disease and illness are present, they may manifest as chemical imbalances but underlying this is an electromagnetic imbalance that has altered the molecules, cells, tissues and organs. Healing means providing the correct or healthy frequency to bring the cells back to a state of coherence, to a state of equilibrium. When we raise a person's vibration it results in “restoring . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils 19 Magical Plants For Warding Off Evil

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Some Plants Have Long Been Associated with Magic or Clairvoyant Powers and Used as Charms Against Evil. Anyone who has read the Harry Potter novels can attest to the novel's parade of strange concoctions of plants for magical purposes. But in real life, yes certain plants do have a history with magic. Rosemary is one such plant. In Europe, a sprig of rosemary placed under the pillow .. (Healing Arts)

How Can Essential Oils Protect the Subtle Energy Body?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Essential oils can affect all layers of our energy body-physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. They can protect the outer edges of the field by forming a protective shield around us. What have other cultures used to protect against perceived negative intentions of others or perceived invisible forces? Cedarwood, pine, juniper, and sage. Juniper has been used not only by many .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - How Can Therapeutic Oils Assist With Emotional Releasing?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Clearing emotional patterns with essential oils is a very gentle pricess and can take time. Essential oils as we have seen are made up of thousands of different compounds. When an oil is inhaled or rubbed on the body or taken internally, the molecules of these compounds carry coded information that can be translated by cellular DNA -this can be therapeutically beneficial for body, mind, . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - How Can Therapeutic Essential Oils Promote Positive Emotions?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  We were born to be happy, confident, trusting, joyful, kind, compassionate, sympathetic, helpful, enthusiastic, patient, positive, hopeful, and loving. This should be our reference point for what is "normal" and “balanced. " When our state of mind reflects inner peace, joy, love and well-being-then peace, joy, love and well-being is what we naturally project outward and this .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - What Oils Are Helpful For Destructive States of Mind?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Some general states of mind can be destructive: Anxiety and Worry Anxiety is a state of apprehension and worry is an over-anxious state of mind. These often are fore-runners for stress and depression. What Oils Could An Aromatherapist Recommend? Oils that work to settle the mind and are grounding and comforting. For example, Vetiver, sandalwood, frankincense, myrrh are grounding .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - How Can an Aromatherapist Select Oils to Help Someone Emotionally?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  An Aromatherapist will Want to Select Oils That- Benefit the mental state of the person rather than the isolated symptoms. It does little good to recommend essential oils for depression when the overriding mental state is one of grief. An aromatherapist needs to be a good listener-ask about past health history and lifestyle, find out whether or not stress or depression are evident. .. (Healing Arts)

Can Essential Oils Affect Brain Wave Patterns?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  What are the 4 brain wave patterns? Beta-awake and thinking level. At this level we are physically in control of our senses. This is present moment awareness. Beta brainwaves occur between 14 - 30 Hz but during intense mental activity can reach 50 Hz. Alpha-this is when we reach the very relaxed state-Dreams usually take place at this level and it is the most impressionable for .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Can Odors Affect the Left Brain As Well?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 11, 2008)  Odor induced feelings do influence thought content and the thinking process, mental concentration and perhaps even rational judgment which is left brain activity but only indirectly. They can also affect our moods which are not only complex but transient. Moods can strongly affect and determine every behavior from eating habits to social conduct. So what happens? Odor stimuli in the .. (Healing Arts)

The Most Important Decision of Your Life

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 Mark Tewart (July 10, 2008)  On November 19, 2005, a day after having surgery, I was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma cancer. I would compare receiving the news to going to the dentist and being numbed. However, this numbed my whole body. For 20 minutes I rushed through all kinds of thoughts and emotions - shock, anger, “why me?" questions, sadness. After the 20 minutes, I made a big decision. I .. (Healing Arts)

Spiritual Healing Art

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 Sarfaraz Ali (July 10, 2008)  This group includes the disciplines that are related to the fitness and health and also the substitute medicines that are intended to provide treatment to ailments and cure sicknesses and help in the maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. Usually a person who carries out a particular healing art is known as a healer and is recognized in the society and holds a legal license which makes .. (Healing Arts)

Does Your Spouse Have a Shopping Problem - You Can Help Them

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 Katerina Keysa (July 09, 2008)  Freeing your mind from the constant messages designed to get you caught up in a materialistic mind set may just be beyond the reach of your conscious self. Understanding where your materialistic impulses originated is often much more complicated than any of us have ever imagined. The work of savvy marketers may have come at such an early age that we were powerless to stop it. Your .. (Healing Arts)

Music Therapy Research Breakthroughs

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 Lenox Smith (July 08, 2008)  In the aim to establish more concrete evidences that music therapy can be part of any treatment approach or technique, research was conducted to take a closer look on the positive reactions that patients exhibit when expose to it. Music therapy has always been associated to be useful in many sicknesses and concerns related to all aspects of living. It was determined that music therapy .. (Healing Arts)

Reiki and Healing

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 Donnarae Riddel (July 05, 2008)  An invisible but palpable life force energy infuses and permeates all living things. This energy is infinite, limitless and pure. Even though it is perceived as intangible, inaudible and invisible, it fills us with peace, constantly bathing our very existence. This energy is the life-force that is the essence of all physical matter. It gives us vitality, strength, growth, involvement .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils How Can They Relax Or Stimulate the Nervous System?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Have you ever wondered how essential oils can relax the body and prepare us for rest? The question then is: What will parasympathetic stimulating essential oils do for the body? Relax the mind Improve digestion Counter emotional stress responses Assist with sleep What Are Some Suggested Oils? Top note oils-clary sage, coriander, lemongrass, mandarin, myrtle, orange, petitgrain and .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils What Do We Mean by Top, Middle and Base Note Oils?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Many years ago a Frenchman by the name of Piesse compared the fragrances of essential oils to musical notes on a scale. The top note oils he said would have a sharp, fresh, light quality and have a very fast evaporation rate. These oils will be high in aldehydes and esters and are generally found in oils from flowers, leaves and fruits. Some examples of oils that have top note quality .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils How Did We Come to Split Ourselves Into Body and Mind?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  To be brief, it was the Greeks who separated the body from the mind or spirit. This was when we abandoned “magical medicine" in favor of “scientific materialism. " Aromatics with their connection to the magical approach to healing were actually regarded at this time as valuable tools of transformation. But as patriarchy took over and intuitive knowledge was put aside in .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils What Role Did Arab Physicians Play in the Middle Ages in the Use of Fragrances?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Arab physicians played an important role in the development of medicine especially in the therapeutic use of odors. When the School of Philosophy at Athens was closed because of religious pressure, the works of Galen and Hippocrates had to be smuggled out. By the third century the city of Alexandria became the new Athens where chemists perfected the process of distillation. In the tenth . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils What Can We Learn From the Ancients About Using Fragrances to Affect the Mind?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  If we are wanting to affect the mind with essential oils then we are primarily looking at incense-the breathing in of beautiful and sometimes exotic fragrances but also the rubbing of perfumed oils on the skin for beauty as well as healing. The ancient peoples used fumigation, diffusion, smoking or smudging, and burning of resins on hot coals. Incense was absolutely indispensable among . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils Psychoaromatherapy Makes Use of Pheromones and Environmental Fragrancing

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Pheromones were discovered in the 1930s by Adolph Butenandt, a German biochemist. These are subliminal smells which are airborne chemicals involuntarily expelled into the air that affect the physiology or behavior of other members of the same species. Yes, humans give off pheromones. This is what helps newborn babies identify their mothers. It is what partners, lovers, and friends use .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils Smell Linked to Learned Memory and to Taste

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  You could say that smell is somewhat involuntary-you can't exactly close it off like closing your eyes or stopping up your ears. You can try holding your nose but that won't last very long. Olfaction then is something that is automatic. Your nose is an open doorway through which smells of all kinds drift in whether we are consciously aware of them or not. Your mind can anticipate, .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils Just How Sensitive is the Human Nose?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Over the hundreds of thousands of years that humans have been on the face of the earth, our sense of smell has gone through an evolutionary development. We walk upright now so our sense of sight and hearing have supplanted our need to smell danger or find food. Humans have some 5-10 million scent-detecting olfactory cells positioned in the olfactory epithelium at the top of the nasal .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils How Do Therapeutic Essential Oils Affect the Limbic System Work?

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 Linda Lee Smith (July 02, 2008)  Because the limbic system is directly connected to those parts of the brain that control heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, memory, stress levels, and hormone balance, scientists have learned that oil fragrances may be one of the fastest ways to achieve physiological and psychological effects. Let's review for a moment-the olfactory process which is located in the head. Fragrance .. (Healing Arts)

Programs in Healing Arts

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 CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd (July 01, 2008)  Students, who are drawn to natural health and holistic healing methods, find that programs in healing arts provide in-depth education and training in the philosophies, practices, and principles of a number of unique health modalities. While many programs in healing arts are more concentrated in the area of bodywork, there are a growing number of holistic health courses that are geared .. (Healing Arts)

How Do Herbs Work?

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 Kelly Hoffman (June 24, 2008)  The plant world is one of nature's mysterious wonders. The medicinal miracles of plants has been known and used for centuries. Historical evidence tells us that the Romans, Egyptians, Persians, Hebrews and the Native Americans used plants extensively to heal illness and disease. In the United States, it wasn't until the early 1900's that the modern pharmaceutical industry emerged. This . (Healing Arts)

My Interpretation of Healing Through Zeropoint Quantum Physics

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 Donna Forman (June 23, 2008)  Zeropointglobal claims to protect the body from environmental pollution and electronic devices, which can compromise the body's immune system and cause physical challenges. The technology sets up a protective field for the body to return to balance physically and emotionally so it can heal itself. The technology is based on Quantum Physics. As a non-scientist, I relate to the ZP .. (Healing Arts)

EFT and Frequent Urination

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 Yang-Chu Higgins (June 19, 2008)  Acupuncture can be effective in treating frequent urination. It is a system of medicine that has been around for more than 2000 years. It is based on an understanding of the body's bio-electrical impulses (qi pronounced like chee). It regulates different body systems, most obviously musculoskeletal but also nervous, endocrine, digestive, reproductive and circulatory systems. Ms. S 73 .. (Healing Arts)

Laughter Helps Everyone Involved

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 Debra LaLomia (June 16, 2008)  A priest, a rabbi and a chicken walk into a bar. . . You've heard the jokes but did you know they could actually be saving your life? It's true, improves both your physical and mental health. So don't give up on your silliness just yet. When we are stressed, we produce hormones that disrupt the balance of our immune system. Laughing lessens that production and instead produces more .. (Healing Arts)

Benefits Of A Body Massage

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 Jitesh Arora (May 21, 2008)  There is nothing satisfying than going home stress free with nothing hanging on your shoulder. The ultimate luxury that can transform your mental and physical state and reduce the stress level low is massage. The multiplicity of psychological response sends a clear message to the mind that all is well. It helps in unwinding from a tough and stressful day to a magical stress free .. (Healing Arts)

Oil Bath - Stress Management, Physical Health and More

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 Dev Sri (April 08, 2008)  Massaging your body with oil before you take a bath brings physical and mental advantages. Regular oil massage with appropriate oil - coconut oil or sesame oil - has its advantages like lowered stress, better physical fitness, lower blood pressure, etc are some of them. Oil massage is of great help to people living in hot conditions. The oil massage can calm the nervous system, .. (Healing Arts)

Healing Cures

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 Eric Clemmer (April 07, 2008)  Healing cures are one of the easiest ways to heal yourself. There are several different types of organic remedies that we can use to help heal our bodies and diagnose issues 5 years in advance(Iridology). You can take your pick from Acupressure, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Essential Oils, Home Remedies, Homeopathic Medicine, Magnet Therapy, Healing Crystals, Acupuncture, and Iridology. .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Goldenrod - The Name Means to Make Whole

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 Linda Lee Smith (April 03, 2008)  Goldenrod (Solidago Canadensis) is in the daisy family of botanical plants. The essential oil is obtained by steam distillation of the flowering tops. Most people find this a hay-fever producing plant more a pest than a help but read on to find that it has some great healing properties. The same goldenrod that causes autumn allergies for millions has been used for centuries as an herbal . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Blue Mallee - Traditionally Used Like Eucalpytus Globulus

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 Linda Lee Smith (April 03, 2008)  Blue Mallee or (Eucalyptus polybractea) is another eucalyptus in the myrtle family of botanical plants that comes from Australia. We get this oil from steam distillation of the leaves. Traditionally Eucalyptus polybractea is used in the same way as Eucalpytus Globulus. The Australian aborigines used the disinfecting leaves to cover wounds. The leaves and the oil were used especially for . (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Blue Gum - The Best Medicinal Eucalyptus Available

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 Linda Lee Smith (April 03, 2008)  Blue Gum (Eucalyptus globulus) is the strongest and the most common form of medicinal eucalyptus available. Normally this oil is rectified (redistilled) before use because of one component-isovalraldehyde which could trigger a strong coughing reflex. We get the oil from steam distillation of the leaves. This is a beautiful tall evergreen tree that grows up to 300 feet in height. The .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Peppermint Eucalyptus - Great For Throat And Lung Infections

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 Linda Lee Smith (April 03, 2008)  Peppermint Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus Dives) comes from Australia and Brazil and is obtained through steam distillation of the leaves. This is the peppermint eucalyptus which has a menthol fragrance reminiscent of all things minty. This is a medium sized eucalyptus tree with a short trunk, spreading branches and a fibrous grey bark. The young leaves are blue and heart-shaped; the mature .. (Healing Arts)

Essential Oils - Lemon Eucalyptus - A Scent to Drive Away Unwelcome Critters

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 Linda Lee Smith (April 03, 2008)  Lemon Eucalyptus (E. citriodora) comes from China and is lemon-scented. We get the oil through steam distillation of the leaves. This eucalyptus tree is a stately evergreen with a smooth dimpled bark, blotched in grey, cream and pink. The trunk grows fast, straight and to considerable height and is used for timber. The young leaves are oval, the mature leaves narrow and tapering. .. (Healing Arts)

Careers in Healing Arts

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 CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd (April 01, 2008)  There are many exciting training opportunities for careers in healing arts today. Prospective students can explore natural healing careers in massage therapy, herbal medicine, holistic health, reflexology, naturopathy and chiropractic, among others. Careers in healing arts like massage therapy can be achieved through any one of the many available bodywork training programs. Depending .. (Healing Arts)

Ayurvedic Healing Through Stone Massage And Earth Elements

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 Karyn Brower (March 21, 2008)  Done with compassion and love, external snehana promotes a softening of the impurities and the release of negative emotions embedded deep in the body's cellular structure. If the massage strokes are done properly and focused towards one or more of the five terminal ends of the body, then terminal clearance can be achieved. Another form of Ayurvedic massage is shila abyhanga. In .. (Healing Arts)

When Healing Has Consequences

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 Gene Monterastelli (February 28, 2008)  I was recently asked by one of my clients, “I am in talk therapy and I do my Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). I think I have been not succeeding/just barely making it, because I am worried my mother is going to take credit for my success (just like she did when I was younger). I am stuck and am not sure that I want to be unstuck because of this fear. Any suggestions?" I have .. (Healing Arts)

Depression, You Can Turn It Around!

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 Linda Lin (February 23, 2008)  Depression takes a holiday! Depression is the simplest mental illness to to stop, to pause, to relieve, yet day after day, in hospitals all over the country, doctors still attempt to cure depression without making patients aware of the very relief that is available to them for free. Some cases of severe, deep-seated depression might need medication and long-term therapy, but some mild .. (Healing Arts)

Stress Relief For Free

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 Linda Lin (February 22, 2008)  What can you do to relieve stress? Everyone makes their own choices. You need to see what all of your possibilities are and then make the best choice for your circumstance and life. Today I write this article to share ideas, and see if any of these ideas bring new ideas to you when you are considering taking an action to relieve normal everyday stress and high-stress situations. There .. (Healing Arts)

An Insight on Acupressure

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 Singh Vineet (February 15, 2008)  "Acupressure", this is one of the most famous Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice and ancient science of healing, whose idea is believed to be same as acupuncture. This famous art of healing was developed in Asia over 5,000 years ago and mostly make use of fingers to press important points on the surface of the skin to arouse your body's natural capacity to cure itself. It is .. (Healing Arts)

Reiki Master Teacher Training - Some Frequently Asked Questions

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 Laura Bruno (February 04, 2008)  Just what does it mean to call oneself a Reiki Master? It depends, like all things, on who you ask. In my own definition, becoming a Reiki Master means someone has committed to his or her own personal growth and to embodying as much as possible in daily life the Five Reiki Principles. ("Just for today, do not anger. Do not worry. Be filled with gratitude. Devote yourself to your work, .. (Healing Arts)

How Reiki Differs From Other Forms of Energy Healing

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 Laura Bruno (February 04, 2008)  Reiki, as “universal life force energy, " is accessible to some degree by everyone and everything. In this sense, many people use a little Reiki without realizing it! Two main differences exist between Reiki and other forms of energy work, and they are related. The first difference is that Reiki requires its practitioners receive an “attunement" by a certified Reiki Master .. (Healing Arts)

Medical Intuition - Frequently Asked Questions

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 Laura Bruno (February 04, 2008)  What's the difference between a Medical Intuitive Session and a Psychic Reading? In some ways, the two are very similar. Both draw upon intuition to help clarify a specific question or, more generally, where you're headed. Some Psychics are medical intuitive, and many Medical Intuitives are also psychic. The main difference is one of focus and intended result. In the case of a psychic .. (Healing Arts)

Reiki for Brain Injury

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 Laura Bruno (February 04, 2008)  What It Is Reiki (pronounced ray-key) is a gentle and natural system of energy healing. One of the most ancient healing methods known, it originated in Tibet and was rediscovered in the 19th century by a Japanese monk named Dr. Mikao Usui. The Usui System of Natural Healing is named after Usui and has been passed down by Reiki Master Teachers since that time. The Japanese word, .. (Healing Arts)




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