Industry Articles

  • Wellness

    • What's the Hard Return on Employee Wellness Programs?

      Harvard Business Review - December 2010

      Since 1995, the percentage of Johnson & Johnson employees who smoke has dropped by more than two-thirds. The number who have high blood pressure or who are physically inactive also has declined—by more than half. That’s great, obviously, but should it matter to managers? Well, it turns out that a comprehensive, strategically designed investment in employees’ social, mental, and physical health pays off. J&J’s leaders estimate that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over the past decade; from 2002 to 2008, the return was $2.71 for every dollar spent.  Read More >>

  • Acupuncture

    • Acupuncturist Treats 40 N.F.L. Players in 4 Cities

      The New York Times - November 29, 2010

      Professional football players partake in a violent game, and as the season progresses, they spend more time in training rooms than on practice fields. They visit chiropractors and massage therapists, practice yoga, undergo electronic stimulation and nap in hyperbaric chambers. Yet relatively few receive acupuncture, which brings smiles to the faces of Ripi’s clients. Players say her sessions are their most important treatment. They feel more loose, more flexible.  Read More >>

    • Rodent of the Week: How acupuncture eases pain

      Los Angeles Times - June 4, 2010

      Acupuncture seems so mysterious. How can sticking needles into the body cause physical changes, such as pain or nausea relief or an enhanced immune system? Researchers working on mice say they have a clue. They have identified a molecule, called adenosine, that seems to be involved in generating the physical effects seen in acupuncture.  Read More >>

    • Decoding an Ancient Therapy: High-Tech Tools Show How Acupuncture Works in Treating Arthritis, Back Pain, Other Ills

      The Wall Street Journal - March 22, 2010

      As fanciful as that seems, acupuncture does have real effects on the human body, which scientists are documenting using high-tech tools. Neuroimaging studies show that it seems to calm areas of the brain that register pain and activate those involved in rest and recuperation. Doppler ultrasound shows that acupuncture increases blood flow in treated areas. Thermal imaging shows that it can make inflammation subside.   Read More >>

    • U.S. Military Approves Use of Acupuncture for Pain

      Digital Journal - January 30, 2009

      The ancient Chinese healing art of acupuncture has finally found a place in the U.S. Military. In a pilot program, it is being used to help ease the pain of the injuries U.S. soldiers suffer in Iraq and Afghanistan. Military officials say they've already seen proof of how much acupuncture can help with a soldier's pain problems.    Read More >>

  • Massage

  • Nutrition

    • A Gut Check for Many Ailments

      The Wall Street Journal - January 17, 2012

      What you think is going on in your head may be caused in part by what's happening in your gut. A growing body of research shows the gut affects bodily functions far beyond digestion. Studies have shown intriguing links from the gut's health to bone formation, learning and memory and even conditions including Parkinson's disease.  Read More >>

  • Yoga & Meditation

    • Exploring the therapeutic effects of yoga and its ability to increase quality of life

      International Journal of Yoga - September 2011

      As participation rates in mind-body fitness programs such as yoga continue to increase, it is important for health care professionals to be informed about the nature of yoga and the evidence of its many therapeutic effects. Thus, this manuscript provides information regarding the therapeutic effects of yoga as it has been studied in various populations concerning a multitude of different ailments and conditions.  Read More >>

    • Yoga therapy for developing emotional intelligence in mid-life managers

      Journal of Mid-Life Health - June 2011

      Business executives’ lives have become a never-ending race against time, technology, and targets. This race creates tension, which leads to dissatisfaction and frustration and eventually manifests itself as psychological and physiological stress with mental and emotional drain. This modern lifestyle intensifies the stress leading to “excessive tension” and consequent deterioration in “executive efficiency”. Read More >>

  • Tai Chi & Qigong