I get questions all the time about cupping therapy and what it is, what it does and what types are there. Here’s a video where I answer some of your questions. (Look for future videos where I answer more specific questions)
Cupping is an ancient therapy used for pain reduction, boosting the body’s immune system, and releasing rigid soft tissue. Cupping therapy has been used in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for centuries, and the results that this simple treatment produces are impressive.
I offer both Air Cupping (done with a hand-held pneumatic pump) and traditional Fire Cupping (done with 🔥FIRE). Both techniques are painless, yet highly effective.
Did you know that this week, Valentine’s Day week, is also International Kindness week? It is and right now the world needs more kindness, so let’s spread the love!
Random Acts of Kindness
This week make the conscious decision to do at least 1 Random Act of Kindness. Who knows, you may feel so good afterwards that you’ll do another one. And then another!
Here are some ideas to get you started:
❤️ Facebook message a genuine compliment to three people right now.
❤️ Let the person behind you at the checkout with one or two items go ahead of you.
❤️ If you spill creamer or sugar on the counter at the coffee shop, wipe it up.
❤️ Hold the elevator.
❤️ Give someone a hug.
Be Kind to Yourself
The most important person to be kind to is YOU. We’re all so hard on ourselves and often time engage in negative self-talk or self-sabotage.
While you’re doing your Random Acts of Kindness be sure to include yourself!
It’s February. My least favorite month, and maybe yours as well; depression sets in, the holidays are over, it’s cold, it’s gray and Spring seems so far off…
A simple and effective way to help combat the “Winter Blues” is with the powerful combination of auricular acupressure (ear seeds) and aromatherapy (essential oils).
Ear seeds are a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and have been used
for millennia to treat many health issues. Ear seeds are small seeds from the Vaccaria plant and are held in place on the ear by a small adhesive backing and may be left in for a few days or up to two weeks (if you keep your picking fingers away).
Aromatherapy for depression consist of either applying a specific oil or blend topically or inhaling the aromas. (for topical application the EO is diluted to 4% in an organic safflower oil base)
The blend I use contains tangerine, geranium bourbon & pink grapefruit essential oils and may help to increase your emotional well-being.
This powerful combination, using various essential oils and acupoints, may also be used to assist you with easing anxiety, appetite reduction, smoking cessation and immune boosting.
Email me today (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out if this ancient and natural remedy is for you!
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine found that massage is effective for managing depression, thanks to its ability to reduce levels of cortisol (a stress hormone). The study also showed that massage increases serotonin and dopamine (neurotransmitters that are linked to depression).
A 2010 study published by the National Institutes of Health concluded that the anti-depression benefits of massage are similar to those of psychotherapy.