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Alternative Health Care and Indigenous Practices

Indigenous Practices ... Five hundred years ago European explorers began the invasion and colonization of the Americas. For centuries Westerners have viewed the conquest of indigenous peoples as a natural progession towards what we consider modern civilization. Not only in the Americas, but in Africa, Asia, and Australia, has the relentless march of Westernization taken its toll. In recent years people have begun to relize how devestating this progression actually was, not just in terms of human sufferning, but also with regard to the loss of indigenous knowledge. The ancient wisdom - the understanding of life itself - has been fragmented and scattered among the surviving descendents of the indigenous tribes and families, but it has not been totally lost. Among those who are working to recover and preserve indigenous knowledge, one of the best known, and most respected is Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, whose Transcendental Mediatation program and its associated practices offer a direct connection to the oldest and perhaps greatest of all traditions of knowledge: the Vedas of ancient India.   Click Indigenous Practices

Alternative Health Care ... Among the various practices and philosophies that are being re-discovered, those that deal with human health are among the most widely adopted. An individual's normal state is one of good health. The body does a superb job of maintaining that normalcy, and restoring it if something is out of balance. Regarding alternative approaches to health, those that seem most effective are the ones which emphasize prevention. I've discovered that releasing stress with meditation – specifically Transcendental Meditation (see the TM Resources page) – is highly beneficial to my own personal state of health.

There is a mountain of information available now about natural and traditional medicine. Here is a small sample of what is out there.   Click Alternative Health Care


List Highlights
Maharishi Ayurveda Products Maharishi Vedic Vibra-
       tion and Instant
       Relief Programs
Maharishi Ayurveda Products Maharishi Ayurveda
       Products International
Dr. Nancy Londsdorf, M.D. Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.
      Maharishi Ayurveda &
      Women's Health
Gary Null's Natural Living Gary Null's Natural Living
NCCAM National Center for
       and Alternative Medicine
Alkalize for Life Alkalize for Life
Deepak Chopra Dr. Deepak Chopra –
       Primordial Sound
Sam Epstein Sam Epstein
       Prevent Cancer
Meditation, Yoga Sources Yoga, and Spiritual
       Practice Sources
Toltecs - Victor Sanchez Toltec culture -
       Victor Sanchez
Indigenous Environmental Network Indigenous Environ-
       mental Network
Siddha Yoga Meditation Siddha Yoga Meditation
Kunzang Palyul Choling Kunzang Palyul
       Choling (KPC)
Insight Meditation Community of Washington Insight Meditation
Healthy Talk Radio Ayurbalance - Vaidya
       Rama Kant Mishra

The Ayurvedic Institute Ayurvedic Institute
       Dr. Vasant Lad

Dr. Raju's Clinic Dr. J.R. Raju's Clinic

Indigenous Practices and Traditions

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavanm, USA
Institute of Indian Culture Workshops, events, classes, book store, music, teachers. Indian classical philosophy, dance, drama, painting, film, scriptures, yoga. Recitals, lectures, seminars, symposia.
Insight Meditation
Community Vipassana meditation; Tara Brach, senior teacher; courses: Intro to Mindfulness Meditation; retreats, classes, audio tapes, study groups; elements of Mahayana and Tibetan Buddhism
Supreme Master Ching Hai Inner Light and Sound Meditation – Quan Yin Method, Convenient method; On-line lectures in Real Audio
Kunzang Palyul Choling (KPC) Tibetan Buddhism in Nyingma tradition. Main temple Poolesville, Md; Jetsunma Ahkön Lhamo, spiritual director & resident Lama; community of ordained monks, nuns; Open meditation session 10:00 a.m. Sunday, open class at 11:00; stabilizing the mind, breathing meditation; Shower of Blessings Tsog – tantric Buddhist practice; prayer vigil for peace.
Falun Dafa
(Falun Gong) Chinese yoga. Falun Gong is a Qi Gong group founded by Li Hongzi. self-initiation, no lengthy discipline; better health and inner peace; cultivation of the Xinxing; promotes three values of Zhen (truthfulness), Shan (benevolence) and Rhen (forbearance); introduction; free books; tapes; downloads
Himalayan Institute Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D. (successor of founder Swami Rama); 400-acre campus in Pennsylvania Poconos; programs in hatha yoga, meditation, stress reduction, Ayurveda, nutrition, spirituality, and eastern philosophy.
Siddha Yoga
Meditation Gurumayi Chidvilasananda (disciple of Swami Muktananda); Ashram in NY Catskills; self-realization; spiritual practices of yoga: meditation, chanting, contemplation and study, selfless service, scriptural traditions of Kashmir Shaivism and Vedanta,

Gehlek Rimpoche
Jewel Heart Center
Tibetan Buddhism; Book: "Good Life, Good Death"; retreats, courses; hear Rimpoche lecture via webcast.
Tara Singh – A Course In Miracles "bring the Kingdom of God to earth"; "inspiration from the wisdom of East and West"; "awaken .. to the joy of service"; "In Stillness we are Whole"
Deepak Chopra – Primordial Sound Meditation
"meditation enables you to connect with your higher self ";Enrich all aspects of life: mind, body, spirit; Primordial Sound Meditation, as introduced by Deepak Chopra M.D., is a mantra-based practice that systematically allows you to experience quieter, more peaceful levels of the mind."
Meditation, Yoga, and Spiritual Practice Sources Archive copy of Usenet post; books, temples, institutes, instructors; Yoga, Buddhism, Christian Mysticism, Sufi, Tibetan, Tantra, Taoism; applied spirituality; vegetarian
Toltec culture – Victor Sanchez "a path with heart"; "The Art of Living Purposefully"; shamanic technology for personal growth; courses, workshops, fieldwork; nagual ring; Spanish and English; Books: Toltecs of the New Millennium; The Teachings of Don Carlos
Tairona Heritage Studies Centre University of Wales; Tairona Heritage Trust
Indigenous Environmental Network Biodiversity, energy, sacred sites, mining, nuclear, toxic/ persistent organic pollutants, hot spots, call for action, economic justice; alliance of grassroots indigenous peoples; protect the sacredness of Mother Earth from contamination and exploitation by strengthening maintaining and respecting traditional teachings and natural laws
The World Wide Web Virtual Library: INDIGENOUS STUDIES
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Alternative Health Care
Maharishi Vedic Vibration and Instant Relief Programs Maharishi Vedic Approach programs specialize in treating chronic disorders: arthritis, cardiovascular, digestive, gynecological, etc.; noninvasive, non-medical; derive from ancient ayurvedic methods of Indian Vedic tradition; restore balance in the body
Nancy Lonsdorf, M.D.
Maharishi Ayurveda
Maharishi Ayurvedic physician, author, women's health expert, and medical director of The Raj in Fairfield, Iowa. Ayurveda self-guide booklet; monthly ezine; online consultations.
National Library of Medicine,
Alternative Medicine
news, FAQs, clinical trials, organizations, research, children, specific conditions
Preventive Medicine Research
Institute Dean Ornish program for reversing heart disease; Ornish Program Site Network
Rama Kant Mishra Ayurveda for wellness through balance. "health is defined as an active state of wellness"; Vaidya Rama Kant Mishra, expert on ayurveda, dermatololgy, herbal product formulation. Family lineage dates back 5000 years in India. Newsletter. Ask questions.
Ask Dr. Weil ...Andrew Wiel "Eight Weeks
to Optimum Health" "Spontaneous Healing"; Q&A; newsletter; arthritis alternatives; food as medicine; hypertension; stress and drugs; allergies and asthma; therapies and techniques.
Alkalize for Life
Dr. Robert O. Young ... the over-acidification of the body is the underlying cause of all disease ... when the body is in healthy alkaline balance, germs are unable to get a foothold. When imbalance occurs, we get signs of disease: excess weight, foggy thinking, aches and pains, as well as major disorders.
Maharishi Ayurveda
Products International Ayurveda means "science of life". Manufactures world's foremost ayurvedic formulas based on traditional texts; total health is the state where mind, body, spirit and emotions are in perfect balance. Newsletter, catalog, herb info;
All Healthy Family
Dr. Kumuda Reddy Maharishi Vedic medicine; holistic, preventive treatment; ancient natural health care from India; consultations, books, newsletter; treatment for chronic disorders including depression, fatigue, heart disease, insomnia, bronchitis, hypertension, arthritis, hyperacidity, eczema, peptic ulcer, chronic kidney, chronic liver, and others
Healthy Talk Radio
Deborah Ray Interviews, books, alternative health headlines; heart disease; hypertension; chelation; Dr. Donald J. Carrow
Cancer Prevention Coalition
Dr. Sam Epstein "Experts in cancer prevention. Reduce escalating cancer rates through outreach, education advocacy, public policy initiatives. Avoidable exposures; avoidable cancers; consumers, patients, work and environment. NCI misguided policies, pharmaceutical company ties
Dr. J.R. Raju "Maharishi Ayurveda. Delhi, India. Dr. J.R. Raju, Senior Physician - master Ayurvedic physician and healer. In residence panchakarma treatment from 1 to 28 days or longer: herbalized oil massages (Abhyanga) Shirodhara, Takradara, Basti-, Pitzachilli, Patra Pottali, Udvartana, Nasya, Netratarpana (eye treatment)."
Gary Null's Natural Living "Exploring the nature and politics of medicine, health, nutrition and the environment"
Chelation Therapy Forty Something Forever: The Consumer's Guide to Chelation Therapy by Arline Brecher

Dr. Eddy Clinic Western and alternative holistic; Ayurveda; Detox; Panchakarma, Chronic Fatigue, ADHD, autism, Fibromyalgia, Natural Thyroid Replacement, Weight loss, Irritable Bowel Disease, ADD, Developmental Disorders, Chemical Sensitivities, Intestinal Dysbiosis, trigger point therapy using Neural Therapy; Live blood analysis.

Awaken Nutrition
Chelation; PCA-Rx Nutritional products; foods; mercury toxicity; chelation resources; testamonials; autism links. Chelation derives from the Greek chele, "claw." A chelation agent is a chemical agent that, like a claw, grabs and chemically bonds with metals or other minerals and toxins. Chelation is the process in which chemicals bind with minerals.
Natural HealthLine
On-line newsletter findings, articles, reports; 2/3 of grapes contain pesticide residues; cardiologists recommend vitamin E; breast milk offers twice the antioxidant protection; growing yourself a dose of medicine; NIH goes new age.
Davenport Iowa Public Library – Alternative Medicine Links

Chinese, aromatherapy, homeopathy, meditation, herbs
The Ayurvedic Institute
Dr. Vasant Lad One of the leading Ayurvedic schools and health spas outside of India. traditional therapy of East Indian Ayurveda: herbs, nutrition, panchakarma cleansing, acupressure massage, Yoga, Sanskrit, and Jyotish; management of chronic diseases; courses; products; literature
Health People
Healthy Planet Food choices that promote health. diet and diabetes; GM food; eat to beat cancer; chocolate slavery; the blood type diet
National Center for Complementary and Alternative
Medicine (NCCAM) National Institutes of Health FAQs, general information, where to start; alternative medical systems; Ayurveda; mind-body interventions; biologically-based practices; chiropractic; energy therapies; therapeutic touch; Qi gong; special diet therapies
Yahoo Health,
Alternative Medicine
Spirituality & Health
Magazine On-line edition of bimonthly print magazine reports on ideas, people, practices of current spiritual renaissance; extensive database of book and film reviews; Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat reviewers
Fereydoon Batmanghelidj, M.D. The miracle of water; Asthma erradication program; joint problems, back pain, high blood sugar, migraines, high cholesterol, angina, arthritis, heartburn; "unintentional dehydration causes many painful, degenerative diseases." book: "ABC of Asthma Allergies & Lupus"; videos, audio tapes, testimonials.
Holistic Healing
Web Page Holistic and alternative medicien; articles, case histories, disease resources, conferences, bookstore, links, Internet discussion groups, Usenet index; Find a holistic pracitioner.
Center for Mindfulness UMass Medical School; Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki F. Santorelli; Integration of mindfulness in the lives of individuals, institutions, society; Clinical, research, education, and outreach initiatives. Stress Reduction Program; Retreats; Self-guided meditation tapes;
Earl Mindell –"Earl Mindell's Vitamin Bible" "Health Secrets for the 21st Century", "Dr. Earl Mindell's 101 Natural Remedies book"; "lose weight, and restore your health, look and feel better through proper nutrition"; herbs, vitamins, low carb diets, soy
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