Let’s talk about yin-yang ☯️ female-male energy. I’m loving the latest issue of @alivehealth and the article “From Boys to Happy, Healthy Men: Celebrating vast and diverse versions of manhood” by Linda Drosdowech. Such important, beautiful messages here. 🙌
“Empower girls! The future is female! As a mother of two teenage girls, I celebrate the changes in our society promoting equality and safety. The revolutionary #MeToo and Time’s Up movements are casting bright lights on harassment and discrimination so girls and women can finally live firmly and freely in their feminine strength and power. Hooray! ✨But what about our boys?✨ We want our boys to develop fully and holistically into healthy, strong, and sensitive men who understand their place in the world and treat everyone with the same respect. Often, though, boys find themselves surrounded by messages of sexism, homophobia, violence against women, and the desensitization of male feelings.” Link in my profile to read more 👉 Expressing vulnerable feelings, side effects of suppressing feelings, ways to handle stress, redefining masculinity, and more. ^
Image credit 🙏 • @courtneymprivett Posted @withrepost • ... ETA: read the bubbles. Many of the words and phrases are female-oriented. Using these words as insults reinforces a societal bias that females are less than males. . .
Study time 〰️ I have a quiz tomorrow on leg + foot points and their nerves, arteries, veins - plus a practical quiz which always make me feel so nervous! (A practical means we use sticker dots instead of needles to locate points on another student within a given amount of time.) This photo shows part of the gallbladder meridian. Spleen, bladder, stomach, and liver meridians also have leg and foot points 〰️ it might be a late night of study study study for me! .
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Physical pain comes in many forms ~ acute or chronic, sporadic or sustained, caused by illness or injury or overuse. My traditional Chinese medicine education greatly expanded upon my understanding of pain, and my vocabulary grew to include etiologies such as dampness, wind, or stasis and types that range from hot to cold and excess to deficient. Pain Salve is designed with all the various factors in mind, to keep your circulation flowing, to reduce inflammation, to rebuild damaged tissue, and to increase your pain threshold at the receptor level. Regardless of what kind of pain you're in, this healing formula can help to provide you relief. And did I mention all the herbs are sourced from here in Hawaii? Several come straight from my garden and are infused fresh, making this a beautifully potent balm. Pain is our body's way of asking for help; we are born from nature, and nature's medicines know best how to heal us. 🌿
Acupuncture is a safe, gentle, and harmless procedure used to treat a wide range of diseases and pain. The science behind acupuncture is a stimulation of carefully chosen points around the body that help re-establish the normal flow of energy and balance the internal organs. ⠀
Our wonderful acupuncturist, Stephen Durell, MTOM, R.AC says, “I wanted to become the kind of medical provider that could help when nothing else works. I wanted to offer hope to people."
Light, yet grounded ✨💫
This time of year has been long recognized in Traditional Medicine as a time of transition. The days are shorter, yet there is still light. We are harvesting food from the gardens while we watch and wait for some foods to ripen later. The kids are getting ready to go back to school. It’s not quite Summer, yet it’s not Fall either – we are drifting into Late Summer. Late Summer, or “Dojo” as it is called by the Japanese, is the buffer between each of the four main seasons. It is a time of balancing and stabilizing as we shift from one season to the next. This time of year is all about centering, grounding and balance and it provides us with some excellent opportunities to nourish our bodies and our minds.
How do you keep yourself energetically balanced this time of year? How would you define feeling “light”? How would you define feeling “grounded”? We invite you to dig deep and show up on your mat so that you can show up in your life with the same authenticity.
Join us for some balancing tomorrow:
6:15am Sunrise Flow w/ Mae
8:30am Slow Flow w/ Mae
5:45pm Vinyasa w/ Elizabeth
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This week at the Ever Nurture blog we hear from Anna - a practitioner based in Mornington and Mitcham in Victoria. Anna specialises in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Heart Centred Coaching. She works primarily with women across a broad range of health concerns including fertility, women’s health issues, pregnancy support, post natal care as well as supporting mental health
Anna has written a beautiful article all about ‘Seasonal Self Care’ and how our needs change with the seasons
Link available in bio ❤️
📷 from @these.sonny.days
We are so grateful to have Kirsten Kairos’ Candlelight Sound Sanctuary, back by popular demand, at Adagio on Sept 30, 4-6pm. Make sure to register! This event usually sells out. 💚🔸🌿adagioholistic.com (link in bio)
Oh yeah! A favorite warming treatment of mine. Moxibustion helps push out cold, warms the channels & F E E L S so good when it’s done during treatment.
What is it used for? #letmetellyou a few ways!
✨Dull achy pain of the joints or muscles
✨Reproductive health ✨Gas & Bloating
✨Decreased range of motion from injury or surgery
Moxa is made of the herb mugwort, 🍃 Artemisia vulgaris. It can be ingested to stop bleeding, but when it is burned it can move blood and qi mean more circulation in your body.
When burned it emits infrared heat also assists in muscle rehabilitation.
What blows my mind is how one little herb can do so much.
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Recipe: Sage Rubbed Chicken
Here’s a recipe I made that I’m having tonight to celebrate the life of my dear companion, Tommy. He recently fell ill and was diagnosed with, of all things, lung cancer. He was rescued from the local pound.
This is a recipe I created that is very nourishing and healing. I’ve included the healing properties of each ingredient. All together this is a very nourishing meal, quite tonifying and healing for the spleen, stomach, lungs and kidneys.
1 organic chicken - warm and sweet, tonifies qi, nourishes blood, aids kidney deficiency, benefits the spleen and stomach.
Sage - I used black sage, native of California that I grow in my garden. Bitter, pungent, astringent, cool, dry and restorative. Tonifies qi, blood and essence, It generates strength and relieves fatigue, restores neuroendocrine function and enhances immunity
Salt (Himalayan) - Cold, salty an slightly sweet, harmonizes and promotes digestion, strengthens the kidneys (in small amounts), fortifies bones, tendons and teeth, brightens the eyes, detoxifies.
Ginger - Warm and pungent, anti-toxin, benefits the lungs and stomach, and expels pathogens.
Garlic - Hot and pungent, anti-viral, anti-fungal, detoxifies, kills worms, reduced abscesses
Green Apples - I picked them off my neighbors tree where we walk on our walk every day. Cool, sweet, and slightly sour, strengthens heart, tonifies qi, quenches thirst, promotes body fluids, lubricates lungs, resolves mucous
Carrot - cool, sweet and pungent, clears heat, detoxifies, strengthens all internal organs, benefits the eyes, lubricates the intestines, promotes digestion.
Sweet potato - neutral and sweet, strengthens the spleen and stomach, tonifies qi, clears heat and detoxifies.
Onions - warm and pungent, diuretic, promotes sweating, resolves phlegm
Clean chicken and remove giblets. Line cavity with sage and salt rub (I make this by adding 4 parts dried and ground sage to 1 part Himalayan salt). Then line the cavity with grated garlic and ginger (about 1/3 cup of each) and stuff with apple (cored and cut into pieces). Continued in comments...
What is your tongue telling you? If you know the language, you can tell at a glance what patterns are present in the body. It’s a powerful tool! I look forward to discussing all of these patterns on my page, and which herbs and foods help bring them into balance.
Photo credit: clinic.acumedic.com
Anytime you live your life incongruently to your authentic self, whilst giving others permission to run your life, you will experience symptoms of depression and anxiety and you will be labelled accordingly.
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Alterações na boca provocam variações no sistema nervoso, afetando todo sistema fisiológico e gerando patologias e dor.
Veja no vídeo um exemplo de nosso tratamento utilizando a técnica de Microssistema dos Dentes e Acupuntura.
Brown Rice Enoki Mushroom Congee
My acupuncturist suggested I try eating congee for breakfast. Congee is a rice dish where the rice has been cooked for a long time which breaks down the starch, making it much easier to digest. That way the nutrients are easily assimilated by the body and can help nourish and strengthen the SPLEEN QI, the system that governs digestion in Chinese medicine
Here's my recipe:
3/4 cup brown rice
1/4 red lentils
5.5 cups water
1/2 chopped purple cabbage
Bring to a boil, let simmer until rice is cooked
2 tbsp tamari
3/4 tbsp ginger powder
1/2 chopped enoki mushrooms
Salt and pepper
Stir and continue to simmer. Feel free to add more water if it's all gone by now. Don't mind if it gets "mushy" as that's kind of the point, you want to 'overcook' the rice
Top with avocado and more pepper!
Beating yourself with the bamboo hitter creates deep vibrations ♨️ in the body that help to pump the lymphatic system to disperse toxins and vibrate the bones to create new bone marrow and fresh blood. As we age our bone marrow decreases and our bones dry up. This hitting practice can be done with bone breathing to bring more qi to the area and drive the energy deeper into the body. This is a fabulous longevity practice!💛💫 •
Come join me to learn this and many other beautiful self healing practices.✨ •
Qi Gong Foundations
Filtering what you are about to say through three sieves: Is it true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? The world needs peacemakers. Chinese medicine can help you filter to see the necessary from the unnecessary. We are @thewell_bondi today! #sufi 📷 @leemathewsau LM World | A boy casting a net in Indonesia, by Agah Permadi.
Did you know many of the synthetic vitamin supplements we take can be found naturally in our food? Not only are these naturally occurring without fillers or nasties, they contain important co-factors which ensure our bodies absorb these vitamins more effectively.⠀
Need a natural energy boost? dark green vegetables and leafy greens are full of B1, B2, B3, B6 and B9. All goodies you need for energy production to help your body to release energy from fats, proteins and carbohydrates. ⠀
As a new mum it can be hard to get the natural nutrients you need, stayed tuned, we are here to help and have taken our inspiration from nature🥦🌿⠀
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A testimony to my oils: my sweet babe has viral bronchitis, which essentially means he feels horrible and there’s nothing we can do about it 😞 last night, I used the chest rub I posted, this morning we put thieves and oregano in the diffuser, and I’ve been using the chest rub intermittently. What a difference he’s made since yesterday! He is playing, eating, and destroying the house 🙌🏼 so thankful to have my oils to give relief to my sick baby 🌿