Wellness Tip

Qigong Therapy

Qigong, practiced by individuals to improve their own health and well-being, is known as “internal Qigong.” A practitioner of “external Qigong,” also known as medical Qigong therapy or Qi healing, uses the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to heal others. In a healthy body, energy circulates freely and abundantly. Deficiencies or blockages in this flow can in time manifest as physiological and psychological problems. Read more 

-Dr. Jay Dunbar, WHS Healing Qigong and Tai Chi Instructor

Wellness Resources

EWG Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce

Each year Environmental Working Group (EWG) publishes its “Dirty Dozen” and “Clean Fifteen,” which rate conventional foods for pesticide residues. All of us have a right to know about the risks of pesticide exposure in the foods that we consume. With EWG’s Shopper’s Guide, you can be informed about which fruits and vegetables test high or low for pesticide residues. When it is unsafe to buy conventional produce, it may be best to opt for organic. 
Here’s a link to complete info at EWG’s website.

Yoga, Meditation May Help Dementia Patients

Life with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias can be difficult for the affected individual and his or her caregiver. But a small British study suggests that a “holistic” program involving yoga, meditation and other interventions can ease the burden for both. “This is an activity that caregivers and patients can do together,” said study lead author Yvonne J-Lyn Khoo, a researcher with the Health and Social Care Institute at Teesside University in Middlesbrough, U.K. “Because everyone is doing the program together, caregivers have peace of mind to at least allow themselves to ‘let go’ and do some exercise.” One expert in the United States said programs like this are sorely needed. Visit WebMD to learn more