Feature Stories


Turmeric: An Ancient Spice for Today’s Chronic Ills

Turmeric is the spice that adds that warm, pungent flavor and golden color to Indian curries. Turmeric is also the ingredient in mustard that gives it its characteristic brilliant yellow color and sharp pungent “zing”—but that’s not all.

Ayurveda: The Ancient Indian Healthcare System for Today

Ayurveda is a traditional system of healthcare that was developed by the sages of India more than 5,000 years ago. According to Deepak Chopra, MD, “More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.”

Acupuncture: A Case Study of Shoulder Pain

John, age 57, came for acupuncture for shoulder pain that had been there for two years on and off, but was becoming more frequent recently, causing him discomfort and pain every day. He was unsure of the onset, but realized after some discussion that overuse in tennis could be contributing, along with a desk job that consistently challenged his posture. This type of pain limits activity and is one of the most common chronic conditions that leads to a decreased quality of life. John says, “I was desperate to try anything to restore some of my normal exercise activity that I enjoyed, as I was feeling increasingly worse and unhappy, which seemed to then make everything even worse.”

Reiki in Hospitals and Beyond

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Americans spent $30.2 billion—$28.3 billion for adults and $1.9 billion for children—out of pocket on complementary health approaches. These approaches include diverse medical and healthcare systems, practices, and products such as herbal supplements, meditation, “energy healing” like Reiki and the Healing Touch Program™, as well as chiropractic and yoga.

It’s Time for Your “Lazy Money” to Get More Industrious

Everyone’s goal in the world of investing is a secure financial future. But it could be that your security, as well as your bottom line, is being victimized by the deadbeat of the financial

Finding the Way to Your Creative Self

Ask Melissa Greene why she teaches creative writing and she’ll tell you, thoughtfully, “because writing touches the soul.” Melissa, a 14-year resident of Lancaster County, is a professional fiction writer, poet and writing coach, and the founder of Write From The Heart Creative Writing Workshops for adults, children and teens.

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