Pros and Cons of Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine such as tai chi, acupuncture, and other various forms are designed to bring the body into balance to help restore health. Benefits of using traditional and alternative medicine are many but there are also things you need to cautious of.

Here are the Pros of using alternative medicine:

  1. The difference between traditional and alternative medicine is that most forms emphasize on whole body care as some physicians often forget to also take care the healthy parts of the patients. Physical, emotional and spiritual health is being taken care of.
  2. It offers a great deal of personal attention from traditional physicians.
  3. It focuses on prevention. Prevention is always better than cure right? Traditional medicine treatments focused on preventing the disease before it occurs.
  4. It targets to treat the root cause of the health condition.
  5. It reduces stress. Stress is one of the factors people get sick emotionally, physically and even spiritually. Reducing stress helps to prevent or heal illnesses.

Here are the Cons of using alternative medicine:

  1. There is limited scientific research about it. Though there is a growth in funding for its research studies, evidence are still limited which left many questions unanswered.
  2. There is confusion in marketing between natural and safe. Some manufacturers of herbal medicines and dietary supplements make unrealistic claims that their products are miracle cures or secret ingredients.
  3. Supplements herbs can potentially interact with prescription and over the counter medications. Some of them may have side effects of their own.

So, if you are planning to try alternative medicine, it is important to do some research or get someone knowledgeable enough to help you with the process.

When considering alternative medicine, think balance. Get the best health care from both traditional and alternative sides of medicine can be your best option.

Call us at 216-210-1846 or check out our calendar of events to see classes we have so you can try alternative medicine that we offer here in Namaste Life Center.

8 Dimensions of Wellness That Will Help You to a Higher Quality Life


Wellness is the pursued goal of being in good health. It is very important if we want to function successfully in the world.

While health focuses on the physical and mental being free from any illness, injury or disease, wellness addresses the broader spectrum of our body encompassing the overall balance of your physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Eight dimensions of wellness are:

  1. Emotional – this is the understanding of our feelings and coping effectively with stress.
  2. Environmental – this is the interaction and harmony we have in our environment.
  3. Financial – this is learning of how to successfully manage financial expenses.
  4. Intellectual – this is our open-mindedness with new ideas and continuing to learn and expand our knowledge.
  5. Occupational – this is about enjoying occupational endeavors and appreciation of our contributions to promote personal satisfaction and enrichment in life through work.
  6. Physical – this pertains to maintaining a healthy body and seeking medical care when needed.
  7. Social – this about us performing social roles effectively and comfortably. It encourages relationship with our peers and even intimate relationship with our romantic partners.
  8. Spiritual – this helps us seek meaning and purpose. It helps us to seek the right set of values to cope in everyday life.

Some people prioritize work and forgetting their wellness should be too. If anyone’s body diminishes, all others in your life will to.  Maintaining optimal level of wellness is crucial for a quality life. It matters because every emotion and all the things we do relate to our well-being. One diminishes and everything will be affected too. Each one of them directly affects our actions and emotions. Optimal wellness keeps our overall self healthy and happy.

So you see, these areas of wellness are interconnected so it is a must to take care of it. If you are looking for ways to take care of your wellness, check out our calendar for our classes, events and activities here in Namaste Life Center. Remember, the change in your life begins with you.

Things I Wish I Had Known About Numerology

What is it?

Numerology is the study of numbers in our lives. It is seen as a universal language of numbers. It is the idea that the universe is a system that once broken down, will be left with the basic elements such as numbers. It can be used to help us better understand the world and ourselves as individuals.

Every number and letter has its own unique energetic vibration. These are being studied on how they influence the story of your life and personality. By these, you can find and follow your true path and get insight into what lies around.


Where numerology came from is somewhat a mystery but some evidences show that it was used thousands of years ago in Rome, China, Greece and Japan. Earliest written records of numerology are said to be found in Egypt and Babylon.

Present Day

The modern-day numerology is usually credited to Pythagoras. He took it to a completely different level with some theories behind it and has become quite popular in today’s society and used by many.

How does it work?

It is complicated and usually requires a master numerologist to provide detailed and accurate readings. You can easily find your life path number and other basic things like your personality, expression and soul urges using basic calculations, you will still need a master to interpret them properly.

The idea is your birth date, name and many other factors can affect your life. It is believed that there is no coincidence in the universe and that your birthday and name will somehow impact your destiny.

Life Path Number – this is the most important number. This forms the basis of what path your life could take. This will also reflect of whom you are, who you should be and what are your personality and traits. This can also outline opportunities and challenges you may face.

Expression Number – this is your destiny number. This is to delve your abilities, desires and personal goals. It can also make you aware of the inherent traits you may carry.

Soul Urge Number – this is referred to as your heart’s desire in numerology. This can be the reflection of your inner true self. This often reveals the truth in people that each can only recognize once the reading is completed.

Personality Number – this is the calculation of the side of you that you allow people to see. These show how others see you.

Birthday Number – this holds the key to you and your destiny based on the exact day you were born. Together with your life path number and other core numbers, this can unveil your entire life’s purpose.

If you want to know more about numerology, join us in our newest class – Introduction to Numerology here.

Everything You Need To Know About Sound Therapy

As our sound therapy session happening this weekend, do you also wonder why receiving it is meditative and therapeutic?

Music was not invented or discovered. Whether it is for entertainment, expression, celebration, ceremony or communication, it is surely something innate in us. We connect to music, our feelings, and our body is somehow connected to it. So many believed and have tried using it for healing.

Sound healing has been used as therapy to ease and cure many for centuries. Music is used to improve physical and emotional well-being. It may involve listening, singing along, meditating and moving to the beat of the music. Sometimes, special sounds are used to produce vibrations to improve brain waves.

Along with voice and different musical instruments like flute, harp and drums, tuning forks and singing bowls are also been used.

There are different types of music therapy such as:

  1. Vibroacoustic therapy where music vibrations are used.
  2. Neurologic music therapy is creating, singing or moving to music is used to promote relaxation.
  3. Guided meditation where one meditates to voiced instructions.

4.Nordoff-Robbins where skilled musicians use music familiar to those being treated, create new music together, or work toward a performance.

  1. Bonny method where it uses classical music and imagery to help explore personal growth, consciousness, and transformation.
  2. Singing bowl therapy where a metal bowl is used to produce a deep-penetrating sound to help on relaxing and repair the mind.
  3. Brainwave entrainment where a pulsing sound is used to stimulate the brain and encourage aligning brainwaves frequency.
  4. Tuning fork therapy where tuning fork is being similarly like acupuncture by applying vibrations to the different parts of the body.

Benefits of music therapy are:

  1. Can help improve or cure psychological disorders like depression, anxiety, PTSD, learning disabilities and developmental troubles
  2. Can help bring clarity and balance
  3. Promote relaxation and a stronger immune system.
  4. Help improve memory, concentration and sleep.
  5. It helps to lower stress, mood swings, blood pressure, cholesterol and risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sound healing has been found to be effective and has shown many health benefits. There is no risk to listening to music.

If you want to try it, click here.