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REACH continues reaching out to the community

R.E.A.C.H. of Central Florida
June is the month that not only marks the start of summer break but also the start of a new term for the board of the non-profit organization, REACH of Central Florida. This organization, whose acronym stands for "Recognizing, Experiencing, Asian Cultural Heritage", was founded in 2010 by three high school students who had a desire to promote Asian...

How to Alleviate Wrist Pain with Acupressure

Wrist Pain with Acupressure
Wrist pain is a fairly common complaint that can be caused by a number of different reasons.  it can be caused by an acute injury such as sudden sprains and it can be caused by long term repetitive motion and stress, gout, or more commonly, carpal tunnel syndrome, and arthritis. Carpal tunnel syndrome describes the condition in which swelling in the wrist squeezes...

Acupressure for Eyestrain Relief

Eyestrain Relief
Acupressure DIY at Home: Eyestrain or asthenopia, occurs when your eyes become fatigued and overworked from monotonous visual activities and tasks such as computer use, reading, or excessive smartphone usage. Symptoms of eyestrain can include eye fatigue, burning and pain of the eyes, blurry vision, watery or dry eyes, light sensitivity and even headache. Although eyestrain generally is not serious and usually...

FCIM’s 25th Anniversary Celebration and National AOM Day

FCIM held a campus-wide celebration on Oct 24th, National AOM Day for its 25th Anniversary!  The celebration's commencement ceremony was kicked off with a traditional Japanese Taiko drum performance by the Matzuriza Taiko group, followed by a traditional Chinese ceremonial performance of Lion Dance by the Orlando Young Lions group.  The event had over 30 vendors providing products and services...

Orlando Young Lions

Dragon Parade Lunar New Year 2015 Stage Performance at Orlando Fashion Square
Lion Dancing - A simple, but unique term given for something that envelops so much in history and is still with us today. By the sight and sound of it, you can picture a street scene with colorful figures with children frolicking around while elders look on with bright smiles and gleaming eyes. What is this Lion Dance that...

Feel Better In Your Own Skin: The New Year Resolution Everyone Shold Make

Jamie Luu
Making a New Year’s resolution can be your first step to a healthier lifestyle. Whether it is losing weight, stressing less or being more positive, having any type of resolution is beneficial to both your health and your life. Resolutions drive motivation and provide direction, giving you a goal to aim for and a plan to achieve it. They can help you grow by...

7 Chinese Herbs that Double as Culinary Spices

For thousands of years, herbalists and Chinese Medicine doctors have been cultivating health and healing ailments through the use of herbal medicine.  Chinese herbal therapy and Food therapy both follow foundational systems that include the Yin Yang and Five Element Theory, incorporating the five flavors and tastes, colors, properties and nature. Below is a list of 7 Traditional Chinese Herbs that...

VaxDesign Corporation Receives 2011 Companies to Watch Award

Blood Donors Research Program
ORLANDO, Fla. Biotechnology research and development company VaxDesign Corporation has been recognized as one of fifty 2011 "Companies to Watch" by GrowFL, the Florida Economic Gardening Institute at the University of Central Florida and ACG Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation. The award recognizes privately held Florida businesses that employ up to 99 employees and have between...

The Art of Belly Dancing

Belly dance class
Traditionally known as the “Oriental Dance,” belly dancing has been celebrated for centuries by royalty, writers, poets, artists and musicians. Many experts say belly dancing is the oldest form of dance, having roots in all ancient cultures from the Orient to India to the Middle East. Throughout history, this ritualized expression has usually been performed for other women--generally during rites...

New Report Highlights Economic Challenges Facing Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Seniors in New York

WASHINGTON, D.C., September 1, 2016 – The Asian American Federation, with primary funding support from AARP, released a new report, Asian American Seniors in New York City: An Updated Snapshot, highlighting the demographic changes and economic challenges facing New York City’s fastest-growing senior population. Asian Americans represent 16% of all seniors ages 50 years and older, yet programs and...
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