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5 Reasons to Volunteer this Month

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

“If you are heading towards a breakdown, go help somebody who needs it.” – John W. Price ( People typically volunteer with the main intention of helping others, however volunteering can be just as beneficial for the person serving as the person being served. Research is now starting to back up the conventional wisdom that “it is better to give than receive.” 5 Reasons to Volunteer: 5. People who volunteer experience greater health benefits. Not only does volunteering feel good in the moment, it also has s ..


The Emotional Struggle of Infertility Trouble

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

For many couples, getting pregnant is not easy. Although not frequently talked about in social circles, fertility troubles are very common and can have negative emotional implications. Fertility issues are more common than you may think… According to the CDC, 6.7 million or 10.9 % of women age 15-44 in the United States have impaired ability to get pregnant or carry a baby to term. That means that about 1 in every 10 women may experience problems when trying to conceive. Infertility is not just a woman’s issues either. The CDC found that 7.5% of all sexual ..


The Balance of Opposites

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

The Yin/Yang symbol can be seen in a wide variety of locations ranging from book covers to yoga studios. Some claim it to be the symbol of life, others claim it to be an occult force. Whatever your interpretation of the symbol, there is no doubt that there is a lot of confusion around its meaning. According to TCM, all life is made up of both yin and yang, nothing is or can be purely one. It is believed that optimal health occurs when there is a balance of yin and yang in the individual. With the busy lives of the typical American, this balance is extremely hard to achieve and i ..


How Mindfulness Therapy Can Help You Through Depression

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

When we think about treating depression, we often think about alleviating symptoms and getting rid of negative feelings. While these aspects are extremely important, what we often fail to recognize is that, for most people, depression is an episodic and recurrent disorder. This means that, although a number of therapies and drugs have proven helpful in treating the symptoms of depression, many do not prevent against relapse. How can we both treat symptoms and keep them from returning? Dr. Zindel Segal and colleagues found an interesting answer by exploring the marriage of two v ..


Conquer Your New Year's Resolutions

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

The New Year is here, and with the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions. As many of us know, these resolutions are not always the easiest to maintain. However, as you are creating your goals this year, remember that you don’t have to go about them alone. Make the decision to invite others in to help and really make health a priority. The Center for the Healing Arts and Sciences ( is here to help you on your journey back to whole health, happiness, and balance. Here are some of the ways our local Holistic Healing Center can assis ..


What's the Deal with Gluten?

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

There is a lot of hype around gluten these days. The question of “Should I go gluten free?” is on the minds of many, but most don’t have the facts necessary to make an informed personal decision on the matter. The following is some basic information about gluten that will hopefully help you feel more comfortable about making a decision that is right for you. What is Gluten? Gluten is actually the Latin word for glue and that is exactly what it is. Gluten is a protein made of two bonded molecules, glutenin and glaidin. The protein acts as an adhesive a ..


The Thankful Tree

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

Tis the season to be thankful! Thanksgiving is a time that reminds us to cultivate an attitude of gratitude. While it is good to remember what we are grateful for on this special holiday, a year-round attitude of thanksgiving will have a positive and even transformative impact on your life. Here's why: Research by the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley ( has shown us that an attitude of gratitude has psychological, social and even physical benefits. According to the research, thankfulness is able to help a person be present  ..


The Importance of Self Reflection

by The Center for the Healing Arts & Sciences

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. -Carl Jung It is so easy to get caught up in the day-to day aspects of life and forget to pause, self reflect, and look at the bigger picture. Slowing down and taking time to think about your life is extremely helpful in creating a better sense of you are, who you want to be, and how you will get there. Reasons it is beneficial to self-reflect: Self reflection helps to build emotional self-awareness. By taking the time to ask yourself the important questions, you gain a better understanding o ..


Every person is in a constant state of growth. Relationships, however, can stagnate without proper care. When couples spend their lives together, their relationship can devolve into routine. Each person in the relationship will experience their own growth in their own time; but, if communication breaks down, that growth will be one-sided. Unfortunately, growing apart happens to couples all the time; but it is not inevitable. Houston Couples Therapy ( at the Center for Healing Arts and Sciences focuses on using growing pains to develop the relationship.  ..

The Chinese Medicine diet is based on energetic principles to encourage balance, clean burning digestion as well as a functional and energized body. Food Therapy is the equivalent of nutrition in Eastern medicine. In addition to today's knowledge of calories, carbohydrates, and fats, Chinese food therapy considers the properties of foods. Details about the principles Chinese Medicine are below. Balance: The idea is to balance the qi, Yin and Yang and body fluids. The earliest reference to Yin and Yang was in the I Ching (Book of Changes) in 700 BC. They are on the opposite ends of ..