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Amnesia by Mark Bond

Amnesia - ( Image by Dr. Blog )

Amnesia, the partial or complete loss of memory, most commonly is temporary and for only a short span of experience. There are both organic and psychological causes for amnesia. Some organic causes include inflammation of the brain, head injury, or stroke. This type of memory loss occurs suddenly and can last a long time.

The person may be able to recall events in the distant past but not yesterday or today. If the amnesia is caused by alcohol abuse, it is a progressive disorder, and there are usually neurological problems like uncoordinated movements and loss of…

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Aromatotherapy - Essential Oil Details by Fotopoulou Sophia


Some useful information about essential oils, as you consider using aromatherapy for healing the body, the mind and the spirit.

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Artemisia vulgaris - Moxa by Jim Down

leaves of the mugwort plant, Artemisia vulgaris

The Moxa plant, in Chinese called Ai Ye, is a member of the Artemesia family, (Artemisia vulgaris) and flourishes throughout China and is therefore relatively cheap. The fresh leaves are picked in the spring and dried in the sun. They are then ground into a fine powder or moxa 'wool'. In ancient times and even to this day, this wool is usually kneaded by hand into 'cones' which are burned directly on the skin.
At Compassionate Dragon Healing, we are somewhat more sophisticated and use pre-formed cones attached to fireproof bases which protects you from being actually burned,…

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Asparagus Cochinchinensis by Yannis Vassilopoulos

Asparagus Cochinchinensis

Asparagus Cochinchinensis (chin. : tiānméndōng 天門冬) - (latin: Tuber asparagi Cochinensis ) it is a perennial plant that flourishes mostly in China, Japan and Korea. Tian Men Dong actually translates to “Lush Winter Aerial Plant”. This species has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for over 2,000 years It flowers around May to June while the seeds ripen on September. Can reach a height up to 1.5m. The flowers can be either male or female but only one sex is found on each plant individually. It has a preference to well drained medium ( loamy ) and heavy ( clay…

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