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Hundreds in Orlando marked and celebrated the first International Day of Yoga!

International Day of Yoga
Hundreds of yoga enthusiasts bent, twisted, meditated and learned breathing techniques. The festivity, which was conceived on Dec 11th of 2014, was officially declared by the U.N. General Assembly to take place annually on June 21st. Attendees started coming in promptly at 10 am and by 11am the Hindu Temple of Orlando was filled with yoga enthusiasts eagerly waiting for...

How to Alleviate Menstrual Cramps

Menstrual Cramps
Acupressure DIY at Home Menstrual Cramps or, Dysmenorrhea, is a gynecological condition characterized by mild to severe pain during or prior to the start of menstruation. Dysmenorrhea is classified into primary and secondary types. Primary dysmenorrhea is the common menstrual pain that is caused by strong contractions in the uterus that is not associated with any underlying disorders, and secondary dysmenorrhea is caused by an underlying disease, or...

Give yoga a try and discover what it can do for body and mind

Yoga
A central premise in yoga is “everything is connected.” That’s clear when looking at the health and fitness benefits of yoga that have long been reported by practitioners and are now being confirmed by scientific research. 1.  STRESS RELIEF:  Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body by encouraging relaxation and lowering the levels of the stress hormone,...

How to Alleviate Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder
Acupressure DIY at Home Frozen Shoulder also known as adhesive capsulitis, describes a condition characterized by stiffness, pain and restricted range of motion that generally worsens at night and with cold weather. This is a painful condition and those affected by this experience constant pain that can be exacerbated by any type of movement. The constant pain and restrictive range of motion is debilitative and not...

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...

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...

6 Food to Eat for Autumn Health

Autumn Food
According to Chinese Medicine, Autumn is the season of harvest, organization, protecting boundaries, and shedding what is unnecessary while contracting and preserving what is essential, in order to prepare and store for the coming winter.  As microcosms of the universe, we too, are bound by this cycle that occurs in nature. In Chinese Medicine, the Autumn season is characteristic of a dry...

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...

Practical Pressure Points: Ren Zhong

Ren Zhong
Acupressure DIY at Home Ren Zhong (人中), also known as Shui Gou (水溝), or Du 26, is the single most important Acupuncture point for restoring consciousness for fainting, or syncope. Du 26 is located on the face, above the upper lip on the midline, at the junction of the upper third and lower two thirds of the philtrum (the marked indentation found on the midline between...

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...
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