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The Vedic Technique of Eliminating Negative Thoughts by Dr. Scott Gerson

In Ayurveda, there is a useful method for promoting healthy thinking known as Pratipaksha Bhavana. The literal meaning of this term is “moving to the other side of the mansion” and it points to the mind’s ability to completely transfer its awareness from a negative object to another more positive one (prati-other, opposing; paksha-wing, half; bhavana-dwelling, home, mansion, being).

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Pitta Season Tips by Dr. Scott Gerson

The mystic poet William Blake once said. “How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer's pride.” Certainly summer brings with it ample evidence of Nature’s wonders. During this period the earth tilts towards the sun which supplies abundant heat and light.  It is a season characterized by heat and humidity and unbridled growth of flowers, grasses, trees and leaves. Children and adults alike emerge from their homes and naturally begin to engage in increased physical activities. Other important qualities of Pitta include softness, excitation, and joy.  However, the seasons around the globe are undergoing extreme changes and it is thus becoming a major cause of concern for all nations.

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The Ayurvedic Approach to Parkinson's Disease (Kampavata) by Scott Gerson, MD, M. Phil. (Ayu), Ph.D. (Ayu)

Parkinson’s Disease is one of the most common neurodegenerative disorders affecting more than 1 million Americans and 10 million people worldwide. Parkinson’s Disease gets its name from an essay written in 1817 by a British pharmacist James Parkinson entitled “An Essay on the Shaking Palsy”.

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