Monthly Archives: March 2014


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acupressure tip to help with tension

An acupressure tip to help with tension and clearing vision is to push upwards lightly on the bone area above the center of the eye socket. Make sure to push upwards on the bone and not toward the eye itself. Hold pressure for seven seconds for maximum benefit.

Sound Therapy

Sound Therapy uses certain frequencies to help balance the mind, so that the mind-body rhythms can be in harmony, thereby helping the body to heal itself. Sound Therapy can be used to help with autism, reduce pain, anxiety, blood pressure and much more.

deep breath Relaxation tip

Relaxation tip- take a deep breath and focus your attention on your body, then with your exhale imaging the tension relaxing and releasing. If you have tine, methodically work your way from your top of your head down through your body all the way to your feet. It helps to do deep belly (not chest) breathing as well. Using your imagination and intention with the process is very powerful.

Somatic Therapy

Somatic Therapy combines the mental and physical aspects of our being. Muscle aches are often the result of stresses and they can become physical manifestations of the body. Somatic Therapy allows your inner wisdom to create change through awareness.

Ginger root

Ginger root has long been used to treat inflammation, gastrointestinal distress, nausea and motion sickness. And recent studies show that it also kills cancer cells, particularly ovarian cancer and prostate cancer.

Medical Intuitive

A Medical Intuitive reads a body’s energy field and traces an imbalance back to its source (specific muscles, organs, glands) and timeframe. A Medical Intuitive can provide a profile of the root causes of an illness.

To get more lycopene out a tomato

To get more lycopene out a tomato or tomato sauce, cook it in a bit of oil. It will help you absorb almost 10 times more into your system. Experiments show that only a little oil is needed to get the extra benefits. Researchers have found that a diet high in lycopene may help reduce risk of some cancers including prostate cancer.

Traditional Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is an ancient and vital holistic system of health and healing, based on harmony and balance, and employing the ideas of moderation and prevention. Treatments may include herbs, exercise, acupuncture, Tui Na (a stretching and massage technique), and modifications to diet and lifestyle.


Papaya acts as a natural antacid. The fruit also contains papain, an enzyme the helps digest proteins. Eaten raw, juiced or dried, papaya slices all work well. Papaya also contains nutrients that help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol. Only when cholesterol becomes oxidized is it able to stick to and build up in blood. Papayas are also a good source of fiber.