Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Black Teeth: A Thing of the Past

Japanese women used to blacken their teeth and shave off their eye brows post marriage, prior to the mid nineteenth century. Ohagaru was practiced up until the Meiji era. It is interesting to view this custom through the lens of our current 21C obsession with very...
Healing Modalities in Asia

Healing Modalities in Asia

It could be justifiably argued that healing originated in the orient. There are so many healing modalities that had their beginnings in Asia. When I think of things like Shiatsu, Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Reiki, Ayurveda, Thai Foot Massage and...