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Albert Stern is a healer, artist, and instructor. He practices acupuncture, visceral manipulation, and craniosacral therapy. He creates anatomical illustrations and fine art paintings. He is also an acupuncture instructor and teaches at various schools and facilities. He works with the Lotus Institute of Integrative Medicine and Peak Research Institute. 

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The Growing Research of Light Therapy

Albert Stern

For many years now the connection between mood and sunlight has been recognized. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a condition where low exposures to sunlight create symptoms of low energy, sluggishness, and depression. Various forms of light therapy have been proven to relieve the symptoms of this condition. Once the connection between light and mood was established it seems obvious. Lack of sunlight over long periods of time can be depressing. 

Researchers are beginning to look deeper into the health benefits of light. The author, Katherine Hobson, wrote a great overview of the topic for the (stunningly beautiful) website, www.nautil.us. Ms. Hobson's article, "Take Light, Not Drugs" reviews the current state of light therapy, aka phototherapy. 

The article touches on the new areas researchers are exploring with phototherapy, namely post-partum depression and Alzheimer’s disease. 

It is fascinating to read. The whole article can be found: here.

 

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The National Institute of Health, Stress Management and Mind Body Approaches

Albert Stern

It is easy to fall into thinking that the federal government of the United States has no interest in alternative medicine. However, there is a department dedicated to researching alternative medicine - the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). 

Later this week the NCCIH will be hosting a twitter-chat about mind-body approaches to stress. The event will feature a variety of guests from the National Institute of Mental HealthNational Institute on AgingOffice on Women’s HealthOsher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of California, and Stanford Medicine Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab. In addition, the author of 25 Lessons in Mindfulness, Rezvan Ameli, Ph.D will participate. 

This looks to be a fantastic event and a great opportunity to ask questions to industry leading experts. 

The chat begins at 3pm EST on Thursday, Jan 28th.

For full information see this NCCIH page.