Far infrared waves penetrate deep into our body for a deep heating action which allows for the body to activate the sweat glands. The sweat glands offer one of only a few mechanisms that the body has to eliminate toxins and since the skin is the largest organ in the human body it is apparently a very good means for elimination.Read More
What are the Chakras?
Chakras are areas of the body that spin and draw in energy.
Each chakra influences bodily functions near its region of the spine. They interact with the body’s ductless endocrine glands and lymphatic system by feeding in good bio-energies and disposing of unwanted bio-energies. The seven main chakras are linked to the nerve ganglia (plexuses) along the spine and influence nervous functions as well. The Chakras are responsible for keeping the spiritual, mental, emotional and physical health of the body in balance.Read More
I use the techniques taught to me in my first Pranic Healing class daily. Both as an acupuncturist for my patients, but also for my own personal healing and self-care. Let me share with you where my own journey to self-healing began.Read More
Have you wanted to add essential oils into your daily wellness routine, but you’re not sure where to begin? There are a variety of ways to use essential oils that aromatherapists refer to as “methods of use”. An effective way to experience essential oils is through one method of use called inhalation. A safe and easy tool to begin with would be an inhaler (or aromastick).Read More
You may have heard your Chinese medicine practitioner talk about “damp” conditions. What does this mean, and what are the symptoms of damp in the body? According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, people with damp in the body may have loss of appetite, heavy and tired limbs, cold hands and feet, greasy and oily skin, sticky stool, and/or nausea. Gastroenteritis can also be caused by damp, and it is often easy for those with damp in the body to get sick and gain weight. So how can we remove damp from our bodies?Read More
It's been a while since my last contribution to the NECA blog. But I'm back and ready to continue talking about digestion. (You've all been waiting eagerly, I assume...) If you haven't seen the first two parts of this series, I suggest you scroll back and start there. Digestion is a step-by-step process. There is a definite launching point for the rest of the digestive cascade. It's like starting a great Netflix drama on season 3; without the proper set-up, the story line doesn't make any sense.
So, now you're all caught up on how the brain and nervous system set the table (heyyo!) for proper digestion. You know that chewing and salivating takes a lot of the burden off of the rest of the digestive tract. You know how simply changing a few tiny habits in those two northernmost points can help alleviate a wide range of digestive symptoms. So let's continue south to the stomach!Read More