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
I will be taking a leave of absence from NECA, starting immediately. This is so I can spend some time healing from chronic pain issues. This is a temporary leave, and I hope to return to NECA as soon as possible. I wish to express my love and gratitude to everyone at NECA, patients and practitioners alike, that I have had the great fortune of working with.Read More
Have you wanted to use essential oils but you are overwhelmed by trying to figure out how to use them effectively and safely? Do you have specific health concerns and you would like to explore aromatherapy as an option for support? In this post, we will explore the profession of aromatherapy, and how seeing a clinical aromatherapist can be beneficial for your overall health and well-being.Read More
A few short years ago, 5-year-old Charlotte Figi was having around 300 seizures a week from a rare and intense form of epilepsy. Her parents, Paige and Matt, had tried everything from specific diets to costly and dangerous medications. Out of options and Charlotte's condition worsening, Matt was researching more treatment methods when he stumbled upon some studies showing that certain properties in the cannabis plant were effective at lessening and even stopping seizures.Read More