As we celebrate 2018, it’s not too late to resolve to have as healthy a year as possible. Many times, we make New Year’s resolutions that are unrealistic or complicated, so we are unable to keep them beyond the first month. Simplicity is always best. Find something simple to add to your life.
CranioSacral Therapy, in which we use a soft, gentle touch to release restrictions in the soft tissues that surround the central nervous system, works to remove irritation from the nervous system and allow it to work the best it possibly can.
Not only is CranioSacral Therapy helpful for adults but also for children, teens and young adults for wellness and symptom relief. Some of the most common benefits include improved mental clarity, focus and improved sleep patterns. It can also help to reduce stress, impulsivity, anxiety, headaches and neck tension. [Read more…]
When I reflect on my journey to the present day, the word that comes to mind is trust. I trusted all along the way. I am the resident CranioSacral Therapist at MAAIM but I am so much more. I am a wife, mom, educator, vegetarian, ferocious reader, lover of bad jokes and overall happy human being. I have been with my husband for 25 years and am the mom to two brilliant, precocious, hilarious and kind hearted 4 years olds (yes, twins). Our family’s journey began where my passion for science started.
Q: Holiday meals can be heavy. What can I do to help?
A: Holidays meals can absolutely be heavy in calories and fats. This in moderation can be managed by most of us. However, in excess, this can lead to indigestion and, in some cases, pain. [Read more…]
Many of you who are reading this are aware of the unlimited benefits of getting acupuncture and bodywork on regular basis! However, what do you do with your children when it comes to their health?
Children have very dynamic life and their bodies are rapidly changing. They are under a constant struggle between acclimating to new environments vs. their natural instinct of being who they are. As adults we have a hard time juggling between those factors at times, can you imagine how overwhelming physically and emotionally it can be for your kid? [Read more…]
Happy New Year! Often coming with the New Year is a resolution. We commonly try to clean up our diet and add a fitness regime. This year, why not try a “clean up” regime for your brain?
Your Central Nervous System (brain and spinal cord) controls everything that you do, feel, experience, and interpret. [Read more…]
When was the last time you thought to breathe? Breathing is an automatic body action that has some conscious control. Everyone knows how to breathe, right? Unfortunately not. Go ahead, try it. Sit up straight with your feet on the ground. Place one hand on your abdomen and the other on your chest. Now breathe. Chances are you are feeling a slight expansion and retraction in your chest. If this is indeed what you are feeling, you aren’t breathing correctly. [Read more…]
Most of you probably know what Chinese animal you are from going to eat at Chinese restaurants… what does it mean? What do those animals represent and what is the connection between “what animal we are” and the reasons we are getting sick at times or experiencing life in a certain way? And how is it related to acupuncture?!
Our nervous system is an amazing specimen. It controls everything that we are…every thought, action, sensation, and reaction. Everything! The autonomic nervous system is one of the important divisions of our nervous system, which is constantly working to control our involuntary internal environment. The Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) is further divided into the Sympathetic (SNS) and Parasympathetic (PNS) nervous systems. The Sympathetic nervous system controls vital responses that are related to Fight or Flight situations. [Read more…]
In early January, on a beautiful winter day, I broke my collarbone while enjoying an afternoon of snowshoeing. What I learned after visiting the ER is that the collarbone cannot be casted or set. It is in a precarious place with interdependency on many other bones and ligaments. It has to heal by itself. I was given a necessary prescription for medication and told to rest and come back in 3 weeks.
Fortunately I knew better and knew, through a combination of modalities, I could do a lot better than “just resting”. Don’t get me wrong – rest is critical when you are recovering from an injury! However, I knew it alone would not be enough help me heal. [Read more…]