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Where do I press to make the pain stop? (Online resources for self-care.)

Photo by Andre Hunter Manual Self-Care Techniques to Make the Pain Stop Know when to get help If you're experiencing a new pain or you recently experienced a trauma of which you're not sure whether or not it's related - please, get it checked out. It's always better to be safe than sorry. I am a firm believer in having a wellness team, as our bodies are magic and complex - in my opinion, there is no one-size-fits-all modality for treating all conditions. Personally, I have a Reiki and massage therapist, non-force chiropractor, acupuncturist, herbalist, and naturopath all on my…

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Beyond the flu shot: Herbal medicine remedies to help prevent cold and flu

Flu shots: A sure thing? It can feel rather devastating to learn the flu shot was only 42% effective in preventing any A or B viral infection in people of all ages, last 2016-2017 season. Children aged 6 mo to 8 yrs did best with the shot, with 61% efficacy. For folks over 65, the flu shot came in at only 25% effective. It's understandable that people question whether or not to get the shot. I don't plan on telling you here what to do; so don't read on for the answer to that question! I do, however, hope to…

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Eating Meat Dos and Don’ts: Animal Communicators Respond

Photo by Benjamin Faust Views on eating meat As a Chinese medicine practitioner, I have been told many, many times by my teachers and colleagues to personally eat meat; and I've been told that eating meat is the only healthy lifestyle. (Full disclosure: I cut out red meat when I was 17, fish when I was 22 and white meat when I was 25. So, it's been awhile that I've been 'breaking the rules'!) It's a topic that I take great interest in, and research. Like most things, I try to be as open-minded as possible, listening for what's needed…

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