Neuroscience Letters: "Acupuncture and endorphins" "Studies on the mechanisms of action have revealed that endogenous opioid peptides in the central nervous system play an essential role in mediating the analgesic effect of electro-acupuncture" Acupuncture helps the body to produce endorphins, an endogenous "morphine" to relieve pain.
The New York Times: "An Economy in Need of Holistic Medicine" How are holistic medicine and the economy related? The New York Times article (link below) reflects how the ideology of holistic medicine can be applied not only to personal health but broadly for the health of our culture and the nation. This means investing on wellness rather than "fixing" a problem only when it has become too large to ignore. It may take some time and forethought, but the pay-off could be the avoidance of a personal health/or economic disaster. This novel approach is what Tai Sophia founder Bob Duggan calls the "Wellness Revolution" in U.S. Rather than approaching disease with extreme measures or surgery and medicines that suppress symptoms, “Look within. Wellness sees the causes of and remedies for ailments as lying within us. Avoid infection by building immunity. Defeat disease by eating foods that help the body heal itself.”
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