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Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time

Esoteric Therapies: Not Ready for Prime Time by Michael Braunstein It took Western medicine about 5000 years to recognize acupuncture as a valid and effective medical therapy. Acupuncture treats dozens of medical problems and improves the health of millions. Admittedly, Western medicine had few opportunities to learn about acupuncture and Chinese medicine. Until the 19th century […]

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Life in the Balance: Tai Chi

Life in the Balance: Tai Chi by Michael Braunstein I heard an ad on the radio the other morning. It was for a clinic in the area that specializes in a particular field of physical therapy that was addressed to persons who, for some reason or another, have difficulties with balance. We’re talking plain, old […]

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Beauty and the Beast

Local artist Joseph Broghammer could have played it safe. When the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery offered him his current solo in the Old Market Passageway, Broghammer could have created yet another set of animal portraits not unlike last year’s Herd,a popular exhibit of beasts on the hoof. After all, why mess with success? For […]

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‘A’ for Effort

Another year has passed which means we are approaching award season in all the arts and field of entertainment. Yet while film, music, performance and theater will get most of the attention, the visual arts deserves time in the spotlight as well. This is especially true as once an exhibit opens…and closes, it tends to […]