Alternative Health Practices

The first Omega Wellness Week took place in 1986, before organic food was widely available and yoga and meditation centers were the hip spots in most towns. It was also before smart phones, tablets, and other digital distractions took up so much...

Benjamin Franklin said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Most experts agree: don't wait to for a major health crisis to get well. Here are four simple places to start redefining what wellness looks like in your life.

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Spending time outside is instinctive and intuitive. After all, we evolved in tandem with the natural world, though most of us—especially Americans—don't spend much time there anymore. But as anyone who heads out for a walk or travels into the...

Yoga Service Council cofounder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Yoga Therapy, Kelly McGonigal, PhD, discusses best practices for securing funding to support research of alternative practices like yoga and meditation...

Want to prevent a cold or flu this season? In addition to healthy habits, like washing hands more frequently and eating more green vegetables, you can work with your own energy to avoid getting sick.

Energy medicine directs and balances...

Music is known for its ability to soothe souls and mend broken hearts, but research is showing that it can also heal the brain after trauma. A current example of how this works is found in Musicorps, a restorative program at Walter Reed National...

EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) represent a genuine breakthrough in healing. Just a decade ago, most research showed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to be an incurable condition (Benedek, Friedman, Zatzick, & Ursano,...

Military women and women veterans face particular challenges, in their military and post-military experiences, including when they seek treatments for PTSD. One highly effective trauma treatment is not necessarily new, but is being approached in...

Our active duty soldiers and veterans have been under tremendous strain and are often in need of more care than the conventional health-care establishment can provide. One idealist, who took her first Reiki classes at Omega several years ago,...
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