Category Archives: Herbal Healing

That Pesky Spring Cold!

Someone on a list I am part of posted an article from the New York Times about the dangers of cold medicines for young children and asked if there were alternative  remedies for colds. I could not agree more about the dangers – we have been using alternative medicine for...
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The Longest Living Herb on Earth

I wish I could BLOG a smell. As we were driving through the Texas desert I had to stop the car because the smell of chaparral was so strong I thought I must be imagining things. Once you smell chaparral you never forget how it smells. Although I have never lived...
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Why Isn’t Natural Healing Working For Me?

One of the aspects of holistic healing that is most beneficial to people is that it usually takes into account a person’s individual temperament and unique needs. I say, usually, because sometimes even “holistic” practitioners propagate the idea that “this herb, food, method or product” is good for everyone. Additionally, many...
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Henna in Healing: Advice from a Doctor

The following information was included in an assignment by Student Dr. Rafique Taji. We share student assignments for the benefit of other students as well as anyone considering taking courses at The Avicenna Institute, or anyone who is interested in alternative therapies. I believe that we can all learn something...
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Ten Simple Anxiety Cures

Ten Simple Anxiety Cures There are so many wonderful herbal remedies, Bach Flower Remedies, reflexology points, and meditation techniques that can help people with anxiety. There are also many free techniques one can integrate into their daily life, use “on the fly”, that are free and that are available wherever...
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Spring & Summer Protection-ade

Does the thought of a refreshing day by the lake or at the local swimming pool have you jumping up and down for joy or does it have you running to hide? If you or someone you love suffers from allergies, environmental and/or chemical sensitivities it will be the word “pollen” that...
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Diversity in Homeschooling

Start your week with an Inner Work Meditation. Take some time to reflect on the following short essay/blog post and let it inspire you this week as you parent, teach, study and live! DaVinci was a scientist, a philosopher, a writer, an artist, a mathematician, painter, sculptor, architect, cartographer, geologist,...
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New Relaxation Techniques and Meditations

Not many people would jump at the chance to scoop bear feces for a vacation but that is what I found myself doing last week. I was volunteering in the animal husbandry division that morning at the wildlife center. This job consists of scooping up fox, wolf, cougar and bear...
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How Health Impacts Learning in Your Classroom

What if you were in control of the education your child was receiving and also the factors that could increase the effectiveness of this education? Wouldn’t that be exciting? Not only would you be able to teach your child but you would also be able to assure that they were...
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The Value of Online Education

According to the latest studies, polls and news you should be studying online and working online (full-time or at least part-time). If you are not – you are probably not reaching your earning potential or furthering your career as efficiently as you could be. I have been overwhelmed with the...
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