Second in the series: 4 Core Aspects of Health & Wellbeing: Body, the sacred space that we inhabit our entire lives.
Intentional and rote/habitual body care helps support you both internally and externally, especially during times of stress, chronic illness, targeted imbalances, symptoms of sickness and menstrual discomfort. Naturally, we have a few ideas:
We learned a lot about immunity resilience during 2020, and that it's best to support your system daily as a preventative measure, year round. However, when sickness hits, these remedies are ideal to have in your home apothecary for effectively speeding along the recovery process.
LivOn Lypo-Spheric Vitamin C is a fundamental ally, as Vitamin C is needed by the body to support the immune system, connective tissue and skin, and to recycle glutathione. As an antioxidant, Vitamin C may help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals, as environmental exposures to free radicals occur every day (cigarette smoke, air pollution, and UV light from the sun). This specific type of Vitamin C uses a unique liposomal delivery method to support optimal absorption, where liposomes may be better absorbed across cell membranes in a way that is not possible for ordinary water-soluble or fat-soluble nutrients.
Fat of the Land Elderberry Syrup is a must-have for any herbal medicine cabinet, as it's highly effective during the crunch-time of coughs, colds and flus, yet handy enough to keep around for daily use. One teaspoon every hour supports acute situations, while one teaspoon daily is wonderful for preventative measures.
Our practitioners have a wealth of experience and knowledge, working closely with individuals to get to the root of their issues and imbalances in order to provide long-term relief. We can attest to the magic of their nurturing, healing hands while creating a warm and welcoming environment so that you are able to relax on a deep level during treatment.
Acupuncture is a form of alternative medicine and a key component of traditional Chinese medicine, supporting the smooth flow of "Qi" in the entire body through the insertion of needles along various meridians. By releasing holding patterns, acupuncture restores the body and helps with both mental and physical disharmonies.
Nic Pitts, a Licensed Acupuncturist and founder of Onward-Inward, has a passion for helping patients integrate the wisdom of the traditional healing arts into today’s fast paced lifestyle and modern approach to healthcare. Nic’s style of acupuncture incorporates gentle needling with combinations of body work, moxibustion, along with herbal medicine, nutrition and supplementation therapy depending on individual needs. Areas of specialty include stress management, anxiety/depression, fatigue, chronic pain, food sensitivities, digestive disorders, hormonal imbalances, and menstrual irregularities.
As touch is a very important aspect to healing, we return to Massage Therapy— repeatedly. Whether it's Swedish, deep tissue or sports massage, facilitating movement through soft tissue work is another way to restore the body back into balance.
Olivia Yohai, massage therapist, has worked with all types of clients with issues ranging from rotator cuff injuries to prenatal and postnatal to plantar fascia pain, marathon training to recovering from knee or hip surgery. Her clients prefer her heavy, consistent pressure and intuitive approach to treating chronic pain, injury, stress, depression or sluggish circulation.
In what has become a very hormone-disruptive society that has seen a surge in hormone dysfunction, especially among women. These powerful mechanisms of support are a few that we've identified to significantly help women through menstruation.
Alexis Smart Moon River Flower Remedies are targeted towards supporting hormonal balance where symptoms include monthly emotional discomfort and hormonal changes including PMS, pregnancy, post-partum and menopause. By taking these remedies consistently, marked improvements have been reported by our community and can continue to be taken as needed to support the body through physical and emotional changes.
Dr. Cope formulated Copesthetic Femme Cramp Relief to reduce the use of Ibuprofen, Tylenol, and Aspirin— which may contribute to infertility, stomach bleeding, and liver congestion. Potent and effective in alleviating the symptoms of dysmenorrhea (period pain), this potent tonic replenishes your body with nutrients lost during menstruation while delivering anti-inflammatory herbs, some of which have been shown to be as powerful as conventional painkillers.
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