Our body makes a vast array of hormones which then act as chemical messengers so our organs can communicate with each other and create harmony. In terms of the sex hormones, this means estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. Both men and women have these hormones. In women, estrogen and progesterone predominate.
Renowned physical therapist Pete Egoscue wrote that many experts blame the epidemic of knee and hip problems on the fact that we use them too much. This struck him as absurd. From years of studying the human body, Egoscue knew that our joints are made for decades of continual movement. He believed that joint injuries are not caused by simply moving too much, but by moving when the body is out of alignment. When the body is in proper alignment, moving puts no improper stress on its joints. When a body is out of alignment, moving stresses its joints inappropriately and pain and disability follow.
Nature gives us the opportunity to reflect on our own wellbeing, as well as discover how our surroundings help to nurture us. Take time to stop, look and listen. Observe your natural environment. For example, examine a flower using all of your senses. Enjoy the beautiful flower’s characteristics, as you connect with nature, connect with beauty and marvel at what you discover. When you do this you will enhance your connection with nature, beauty and wellness. You will be able to transcend into your own well-being, and have a greater sense of relaxation, calm and wonder of the universe.
The miracle that takes place over nine months is a healthy, natural process for the majority of women. With more women wanting to avoid drugs and choosing natural childbirth, it is no surprise that many also seek holistic approaches to treating common complaints during pregnancy and childbirth. Homeopathy provides a treasure trove of safe, effective and time-honored remedies for childbearing women.
In our ever-evolving world, one thing remains constant: the need for human beings to help co-create a planet that lives in harmony. The Nine Rites of the Munay Ki helps us to do just that. The Munay Ki are nine rites of initiation passed on from the medicine people of the Americas. The rites help those initiated become agents for change.
Despite modern medicine's many advances, numerous chronic or painful conditions do not completely respond to conventional treatment. More people every day are experiencing the benefits of acupuncture and herbal medicine in treating these conditions. Now, increasing numbers of veterinarians are using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to treat these same conditions in animals in order to lessen drug dependence and encourage more natural and complete healing.
What does it mean as a mom to be blissfully imperfect? Yes, imperfect. How does it feel to get rid of guilt, grudges, ‘shoulds’ and other energy sapping thoughts and allow yourself to find balance? By allowing ourselves as moms to breathe and celebrate our imperfection, we in turn create a playing field for our children that is fair, creative and non-judgmental.
Reiki, a Japanese holistic healing art using energy, is becoming more and more popular these days. People are finding that it helps create healing and stress reduction in a safe and non-invasive way. But many people don’t realize that Reiki works beautifully on babies, toddlers and teenagers.