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Noosphere: An Emerging Web of Consciousness -- Annotated list of links to web resources on alternative health care, spiritual development and wholistic living. 

Using Lunar Cycles for Planning -- Explanations plus Lunar Cycle calendars and suggestions of appropriate days for various types of activities. 
The Complete Guide to the Alexander Technique -- "The Alexander Technique is a method that works to change (movement) habits in our everyday activities. It is a simple and practical method for improving ease and freedom of movement, balance, support and coordination. The technique teaches the use of the appropriate amount of effort for a particular activity, giving you more energy for all your activities. It is not a series of treatments or exercises, but rather a reeducation of the mind and body. The Alexander Technique is a method which helps a person discover a new balance in the body by releasing unnecessary tension. It can be applied to sitting, lying down, standing, walking, lifting, and other daily activities..." 

Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease -- an unofficial support page for people trying to improve their health and their lives. 

Love and Survival with Dr. Dean Ornish -- a two-part television special on PBS. 

Part I, "Simple Choices, Powerful Changes - The Science of Healing," focuses on the scientific evidence demonstrating the healing power of love and relationships. Discusses the negative health consequences of loneliness and isolation, and outlines the scientific basis of two powerful principles: anything that promotes a sense of isolation often leads to illness and suffering, and anything that promotes a sense of love, intimacy and community is healing. 

Part II, "The Healing Power of Love and Intimacy," introduces viewers to a wide range of strategies that can enhance and facilitate love and intimacy in their own lives, including communications skills; group support and intentional communities; confession, forgiveness and redemption; compassion, altruism and service; psychotherapy; touching; commitment; and meditation. Ornish describes the benefits of each pathway and gives real-life examples of how viewers can begin incorporating these into their own lives. 

The Apothecary: Medicinal Herbs Extensive set of categorized, lightly annotated links from Algy's Herb Page

Bastyr University: Degree programs in nutrition, naturopathic medicine, homeopathy, acupuncture and Oriental medicine, applied behavioral science, and psychology. No new registrations for the distance learning courses will be accepted untill July 1, 1999.

Kava Kava: An Introduction -- "Kava kava  may one day replace benzodiazepines in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety.  Kava kava  is able to produce anxiety- relieving effects comparable to benzodiazepines, but is free from the common and expected side effects of these highly addictive drugs.  If an  individual's depression is associated with a great deal of anxiety, kava extract at the  recommended levels can be extremely effective in relieving symptoms." 

The Hypericum Home Page:  "Can Depression Be Successfully Treated with a Safe, Inexpensive, Medically Proven Herb Available without a Prescription?" 

Herbal Information Center: St. John's Wort: 

Magellan search: 'herbal phen-fen' 

Side effects of St. John's Wort:  Hypericum increases the susceptibility of some light skinned animals to sunlight, and they can become sick and sometimes die from extreme sunburn. Known as hypericum induced phytotoxicity, "this phenomenon, while theoretically possible in humans, has not been documented in the recommended doses for depression. Not a single case of  [hypericum induced] phytotoxicity has been reported in human medical studies at depression-dosage levels." 

General poisoning notes for Hypericum perforatum:  St. John's-wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a naturalized herb found in eastern Canada      and British Columbia. The plant contains hypericin, which is a primary photosensitizing chemical. Ingestion has caused skin problems in cattle, horses, rabbits, sheep, and swine. 

Poisonous Plants Page (Cornell University):  "This is a rapidly growing reference that includes plant images, pictures of affected animals and presentations concerning the botany, chemistry, toxicology, diagnosis and prevention of poisoning of animals by plants and other natural flora (fungi, etc.)."  Links to other Web pages on poisonous plants. 

Alternative Medicine at The Mining Company 

  • East-West Medicine: "Health Tips From The Clinic", published regularly by the UCLA center for East-West Medicine. 
  • Ayurvedic Medicine: An ancient Hindu medical system for harmonizing mind and body, improving energy, digestion, memory, sleep, allergies, back pain and more. 

    Diet Guidelines for Arthritis: Information on diet and supplements, from a nutritionist who has helped many people overcome arthritis. 

Jesa Macbeth's Metaphysics in a Coracle including  The Order of the Ascending Spirit: spiritual home to a diverse group of people who have a shared interest in psychic and spiritual growth, with emphasis on spiritual healing. 

Medline: summaries of 9 million articles from 3,800 biomedical journals, now free of charge on the World Wide Web; from the National Library of Medicine NIH. 

Sleep Home Pages: a comprehensive resource for individuals who are involved in the research or treatment of sleep and sleep-related disorders. 

Excite Web Directory : Health & Science > Mental Health > Psychology 

American Psychological Association - Site Map 

NIMH Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience Research Branch (BN) supports research on the brain mechanisms underlying cognition and behavior in functional organisms and through theoretical models, with a view to understanding how cognition/behavior develops, how it is maintained, and how it is regulated. This knowledge is crucial for improved diagnosis and treatment of all disorders of cognition and behavior including mental illness. 

Institute of Neurotoxicology and Neurological Disorders (INND), a non-profit institute for the study of neurological disorders with a focus on the mechanisms and effects of chemical and physical agents on the central and peripheral nervous systems. 

Non Mainstream Psychotherapy and Counselling Resources on the Internet 

The Heart of Health is a unique television series dedicated to educating physicians and the general public. The importance of the mind/body connection in health and disease is the core of every episode. Each half hour interview concentrates on a single practicing physician -- at work, and in comfortable conversation. Our host, Shelley Maurice-Maier, talks with them about their practice, their use of the mind/body connection, and their personal challenges and achievements. 

Selfheal "is a beautiful little purple flower, underfoot everywhere, described by Nicolas Culpepper as 'a special remedy for inward and outward wounds'. It is also an initiative in therapy and healing, started by Em Edmondson and Nick Totton. The Selfheal style, which we are starting to call embodied-relational therapy , is process centred and incarnation centred, approaching human beings as united bodymindspirit, perfect with a few local difficulties. Our nature seeks to express itself freely, while at the same time protecting itself in conditions often of great difficulty. This double task of expression and protection makes us subject to contradictory pulls, and offering double messages about what we feel, want and need. Through a relationship which is supportive and non-invasive, it is possible to disentangle our doubleness and allow our process to unfold - which is what has been trying to happen all along." 

Kundalini Resource Center: a community of people working together on the Internet to raise public awareness of kundalini, and to help those who are experiencing a kundalini awakening better understand what is happening to them. 

"Shared Transformation" Alta Vista Search 

Shared Transformation (Website) Online adjunct to the bimonthly ST newsletter, which offers Kundalini information and provides a forum where individuals involved in the tremendous journey of awakening can exchange insights, explore the many dimensions of transformation, and share their personal Kundalini experiences. 

Spiritual Emergence Network: SEN's mission is to support the emergence of spirit in all its forms. We operate an information and referral service, answering calls, letters and E-mail from an international population. We assist in the cooperative effort, on behalf of both laypeople and clinicians, to connect those in transformational crisis with educated and compassionate helpers who are committed to facilitating the integration of numinous experiences. Through our own resources, those of our regional coordinators, and our member providers, we offer information and provide referrals in the caller's geographic area. 

Recovery Homepage 

Hot Rod Your Head! This is an e-zine that explores the limits of human potential. Some believe there are no limits. We think, at the very least, humanity has not yet come close to reaching it's full potential. 

Synergy Center: Klini, Tatwa Focus, Psychomanteum,Reiki, Deprivation Float Tank...all are tools for Personal Transformation available at the Synergy Center. Each of these tools used individually facilitate a wide range of spiritual and healing experiences. Used together, powerful transformation can result. 


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