Comment: Mindfulness goes from fringes to mainstream, with lessons for those with alternative medicine biases

Do you resonate with the practice of Mindfulness? Interesting article in today’s news.

National Post | Life

The trouble with being skeptical about quackish health-care fads is that it’s sometimes easy to throw out the useful baby with the nonsense bathwater. If you’ve spent much time over the years wearily explaining to people that homeopathy doesn’t work, that reiki and reflexology and naturopathy and acupuncture and chiropractic are snake-oil, you become wary. Certain buzzwords act as warning signs; your ears prick up when you hear “natural remedies,” or “Chinese medicine”, or “alternative therapy.” Anything mentioning “ayurvedic” or “chakras” is ruled out immediately.

[np_storybar title=”Is meditation the new antidepressant? Mindfulness practice may be more effective than drugs for anxiety, depression” link=”http://life.nationalpost.com/2014/01/13/is-meditation-the-new-anti-depressant-mindfulness-practice-may-be-more-effective-than-drugs-for-anxiety-depression/”]
Oh, no. Incense. There’s a juice bar in the lobby and bhangra music playing, too. It feels like I’ve stepped into some kind of space warp. Outside, London. Inside … well, it’s hard to describe. Because, as I step further into the Light Centre, a “natural health”…

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