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The Vegetarian Diet Pyramid by Fotopoulou Sophia

Vegetarianism is an ancient custom. It has long existed among certain Hindu and Buddhist sects that consider all animal life sacred, and numerous philosophers and writers of ancient Greece and Rome advocated it zealously. In the Roman Catholic church, it has been practised monastically by Trappists since 1666, and among Protestants more recently by Seventh-Day Adventists. As an active Western movement, it originated in 1809 near Manchester, England, among members of the Bible Christian Church. In 1847 the Vegetarian Society, a nonreligious organization, was founded. The movement spread to continental Europe and the U.S. (1850), and in 1908 the International…

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Tibetan medicine by Andrei Kiriakov

Tibetan Art -  ( Image compiled by Dr. Blog )

Tibetan medicine, a shining pearl among the jewels of traditional Chinese medicine, comes from an accumulation of experience that the Tibetans gained during the prolonged course of fighting nature and disease. Many accomplished Tibetan medicine practitioners are responsible for forming the medical system that is unique to Tibet. For historical and social reasons, however, the system developed at a slow pace until the late 20th century.

Tibetan medicine has a history of over 2,000 years. Around 200 BC, when Tubo King Nyitri Tsampo raised six questions concerning Tibetan medicine, a man named Zila Garma Yade answered one…

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Unani medicine by Yannis Vassilopoulos

Four Humours

Unani medicine, owes its origination to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) and his numerous followers. Other Greek medical masters, such as Dioscourides and Galen (131-210 AD), who we recognize as the forerunners of Western herbal medicine, are also considered founders of Unani medicine. It has evolved in the Muslim world with the name Hikmat or Unani-Tibb for the past 13 centuries. Its medical practitioners are called Hakims. Unani is an Arabic spelling of Ionian (meaning Greek - al-Yunaan). Medicine in ancient Greece was based on the concept of balancing body humors. They either fell out of balance, which might yield diseases (depending…

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Understanding Acupressure by Nick Costis

Understanding Acupressure

For more than five years, healers have relied on the soothing touch of acupressure to balance the body's energy and correct ailments and illness.

The ancient healing arts of acupressure and acupuncture involve the use of either fingertip pressure or fine needles to activate a network of key pressure points, Promoting muscle relaxation and increasing blood circulation. Healers have refined The techniques over the centuries, as they have observed and recorded the relationships between healing and touch at various points on the body.

The points used for acupressure and acupuncture are the…

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