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Peace, Love & Zen

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – White gold – in ancient times, salt was traded ounce for ounce with the precious metal. Roman soldiers were paid in salt.

The Latin word salarium means payment in salt, which we now call salary.

But, on Broad Street in East Liberty, the Peace, Love, Zen Holistic Wellness Center is offering a very different application for salt.

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Peace, Love & Zen Musings

By Emma Suttie, D.Ac

One of the most common things I see in my practice is problems with digestion. Interestingly, this isn’t usually the reason that people come to see me, but when I am going through the medical history, it usually comes up. The sad thing is that most people live with digestive problems when in TCM they are relatively easy to fix with a little treatment, nutritional counselling and some tips on how to help support and strengthen our digestive systems.

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Peace, Love & Zen

Susan Coe_083013When someone calls you the “salt of the earth,” they mean that you are fundamentally good; that you are reliable and not pretentious.

But that just scratches the surface when it comes to the history of salt. Ancient saltworks operations have been dated as far back as 6000 BC in China.

Salt also has a long history of medicinal and healing applications. Salt therapy — also known as halotherapy or speleotherapy — became popular in the mid-1800s, when Polish physician Feliks Boczkowski discovered that, unlike coal miners, workers in the Wieliczka salt mines seldom suffered from respiratory ailments. Ever since, people have sought out the antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal qualities of salty cave air.
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