Shiva Shakti: Awakening Your Life Force Energy

Sexual energy plays a major role in our lives, and if you’re stressed, disconnected from your partner, or dealing with other blockages, your sex life is suffering.

I have to admit that in 22 years of my practice, at least 75% of my clientele complains of low sexual interest, or even complete loss of drive. Sexual cultivation and restoration is a foundation of a well balanced life according to Chinese medicine.

In my practice, I regularly give acupuncture to help restore this primal energy in the body, which helps activate energy, gives the body a nice glow, increases healthy circulation, balances hormones and dramatically reduces stress, while increasing the pleasure hormone Oxytocin. Read more

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Busting Myths of Chronic Illness

I want to thank Jonathan Crews MBA for his contribution to this article!

Powerful myths surround the public discussion about chronic illness, myths that cast us as victims, feeling scared, helpless, and frustrated—trapped with no way out. Not only do these myths and beliefs limit and paralyze us, they cost us thousands of dollars a year.

One of the biggest myths you’ll hear is that your disease is progressive and will only get worse. You’ll also hear that pharmaceuticals—both addictive and dangerous with numerous side effects—are the only option to help you feel better. And your friends and family may tell you that you look good…so how can you not be well? Read more

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Revitalize and Thrive in the Healing Mecca of Santa Fe November 10 – 14, 2014

“ Never give from the depth of your well, always give from the overflow.”  – Rumi                                 

There are times in life when we need help getting back on track. Being “Tired & Wired” is a modern-day epidemic. Our over-stimulated minds demand too much of our exhausted bodies. A relentless cycle of chronic fatigue — overpowered with stimulants — keeps us on a damaging treadmill, just trying to keep up. Our healthy, natural rhythms become lost in a world of artificial choices and skewed priorities. If this sounds like you, this program will change your life.

Do any of these symptoms apply to you? Read more

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Fix It When Illness Develops Isn’t Working

Rising healthcare costs, distrust of pharmaceutical companies, and the “fix-it when illness develops” approach not working, is leading many Americans to look for more natural ways to maintain good health – not only their physical health, but mental and spiritual as well.

This infographic shows how more Americans are turning to holistic healthcare and why: Read more

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Can You Pass these 5 Everyday Fitness Tests?

Most people think they are fit – at least somewhat fit anyway. But are we really? There are some very easy and simple fitness tests that you can do to see whether you are fit or not fit. Ready to try them out?

1. Are you still energized after 14 hours?

After a long day, do you still feel energized or are you sitting in your chair dozing off? If you are fit, you should still be active and alert at 9 PM if you woke up at 7 AM. If not, you can blame your over sedentary lifestyle.

So what to do? Exercise, sleep and reducing stress are important in fighting fatigue. Read more

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Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Local Farmers Market

One of my favorite things to do this time of year is taking time to walk through my local farmers market. There is something about it that is relaxing.  It also allows me to choose the best organic produce for my family and indulge in trying new items or preparing them in different ways.

If you’ve never shopped at a farmers market, it can be a little overwhelming so I’ve put together a few tips to help you make the most of your visit: Read more

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Why Work Stress Keeps Us in a Constant Fight or Flight Mode

We either live to work or work to live. Either way there are some frightening side effects no matter which side we land on, and it is affecting our day-to-day health in ways we have yet to understand.

Let’s take a look at why work stress keep our bodies in a constant “fight or flight” mode: Read more

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Want a Healthy Brain? Eat an Apple!

We all want to be healthy, but at times we’re just not sure how to get there because all of the health “noise” we hear on TV or read about on Facebook. It can all be confusing and overwhelming. One day something is good for you and the next day it’s bad for you. No wonder I have so many people asking me to help them decipher the confusion. The bottom line is; eating healthy is probably the best, fastest and most nutritious way to get there.  Even the simplest fruits can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle. Let’s take a closer look: Read more

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Why You Can’t Lose that Belly Fat

Have you been working out all spring and into the summer months but you’re just not seeing the results you hoped for especially around the mid-section? This is something I hear a lot from women who are getting older; despite their efforts, they still have fat around the belly.

There are a lot of factors at play here, for instance, hormones have a major impact on belly fat. So how do you banish the blubber around your belly? Let’s take a look at a few reasons why your body might be holding onto it despite your hard work. Read more

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Get Rid of Anxiety the Natural Way

How often do you experience a racing heart, sweaty palms and shaky knees? If this happens often and the feelings come and go, chances are it isn’t anything serious and is more so related to feelings of anxiety or panic attacks. However, when you have these feelings, your anxiety and fear overcome you, and pull you down even further into a full blown panic attack. It can even feel as though you are having a heart attack at times. (NOTE: It is never a good idea to brush off the warning signs of a potential heart attack; seeking immediate medical attention is important) This is an all too real feeling and can be very frightening if you do not understand what is happening or how to stop it.

Most people who experience high anxiety or panic attacks allow their minds to fill with negative thoughts, and worry takes hold.  I know many people who experience these types of panic attacks or high anxiety and although there are many ways you can take control, there are a few natural ways and techniques that you can use.  Let’s take a look at a few: Read more