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Acupuncture

Acupuncture is simply “inserting fine, sterilized needles into specific points on the body for therapeutic purposes.”(1) These points are also called acupoints. Acupoints do not pertain to an anatomical position in the body, but rather these are points where energy flows. The most common number of acupoints is 361 in all, but knowing a hundred will [...]

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Is Reincarnation Real?

Just like for any other belief, we would want to know if indeed this belief is real and is not a hoax or a lie created by the whims of human beings. So, is reincarnation real? How could we tell that it’s real? The sceptics have objections to reincarnation which we will tackle here in [...]

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Thangka: Asian Canvas Art

Thangka is an Asian canvas art created by Buddhist artists mostly in Tibet. Thangka means “cloth or silk painting scroll capable of being spread for appreciation”(1). The colors used in painting thangka are lively and bright. It is also adorned with real gold dust in the end. What are painted are the buddhas and boddhisatvas [...]

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Swarovski Crystals and Rhinestones

Swarovski crystals and rhinestones are lab-created, simulated, imitations of crystals; hence, are called glass-crystals. These have high lead content that allows a brilliant sparkle (1). It allows people to avail of expensive crystals like ruby and emerald in a more affordable price. A less expensive version of Swarovski crystals are Czech Preciosa Austrian crystals (1). [...]

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Reincarnation Stories: Proof of Reincarnation PART II

Dr. Ian Stevenson, psychiatrist by profession, has studied reincarnation intensively. He said that children who have recall of their previous life usually are 2-5 years of age and the age they stop remembering is 5-7. We will mention in this article some of the cases about children who remembered their past lives (1).1. Gladys DeaconGladys [...]

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Reincarnation Stories: Proof of Reincarnation PART I

Reincarnation is one of the basic teachings in the religions Hinduism and Buddhism. However, in Christianity it has been removed altogether though there has been a slip when Jesus mentions the second coming of the prophet Elijah through John the Baptist. Is it truly possible for a deceased person to come back in a new [...]

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Stonehenge Bluestone

Stonehenge is said to have been erected 5000 years ago (1). It is located in Amesbury Wiltshire, England. The monument is made up of a smaller inner circle with 82 bluestones and a larger outer circle made of sarcen stones. The purpose of the monument is unknown but it is theorized that it is a [...]

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Ayurveda using Herbs, Diet, Panchakarma, and other Therapeutics

The Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda uses many different techniques or modalities which are sometimes similar to the Western medicine or is sometimes very unique from it. Here are thirteen of these including Ayurvedic diet/nutrition, herbs, panchakarma, and more.1. Herbology- This is the main therapy of Ayurveda.- There are 80 important Ayurvedic herbs that [...]

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Birthstones

Birthstones or natal stones has arrived in our times as a marketing tactic like that of anniversary stones, but actually if traced back in time it originated from an astrological belief that each one of us is born under zodiac signs (constellation facing the earth during a certain month) and that each stone worn by [...]

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Essential Oils for Hair

As discussed in our previous article on What are essential oils? there are several uses of essential oils mostly are for body care products, inhalation, and massage. Now we will discuss the uses of certain essential oils for hair. Here are some of the essential aromatherapy oils and their function for the hair:1. For normal [...]

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