Healthy from the Core

You've probably heard that strengthening your core is an effective solution for back pain. But did you know that there's even more to this story? In Chinese medicine, the abdominal area, or hara, refers to healthy organs and physiology rather than a strong six pack or abs of steel. As opposed to striving for a 'hard body' an eastern view values being strong on the inside,and softer on the outside. Hara literally means the vital centre of the body, or center of gravity. Traditionally Japanese acupuncturists were blind, which led to a creative innovation in the practice of acupuncture. In addition to assessing the pulse and listening to their patients' symptoms, they began gently palpating

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