A Time for Lavender

Ask someone to name medicinal herbs, and they are likely to include lavender in their list. Lavender has long been appreciated for its many uses -- such as the herb's alleged ability to preserve one's chastity (when carried in a sachet), its aid in relieving headaches or melancholy, and even its antimicrobial properties for cleaning …

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My India Travel Tips (or, how to survive India with fibromyalgia, chronic pain, a food allergy, and a CPAP)

I recently returned from a lengthy trip to India and Japan. Both trips revolved around learning about traditional medicinal practices, although each trip had a different purpose to it. In India, I was participating in a faculty seminar offered through SIT on Public Health, Community, and Healthcare Systems in India. Traditional medicine was an integral …

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