Energy Medicine & Pregnancy II

The most well known Energy Medicine used today – Chinese Medicine has many specific body points and herb formulas used to support all stages of pregnancy.  Two of the most widely used points for pregnancy are located on the feet.  The first point is found at the base of the toenail on the little toe of the mother.  If the baby is Breech then activating this point will cause the baby to reposition itself. This point has been used for thousands of years in China, just for this purpose.  The point can also work if one twin is not positioned correctly.

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The little toe point is best utilized for breech presentation in week 34 – 37 of the pregnancy.  And using heat (from an herb called moxa) on the point daily is the best way to activate the point to get the fetus to turn.

The second pregnancy foot point is located behind the exterior ankle.  This point on the Mother’s foot can be used to start labor or progress labor if it has stalled out.  No drugs are needed – just pressing the foot point or applying heat to the point will start the labor process!

Interested in finding out more about these gentle birthing techniques?  Click on the Contact tab and request a consultation at Silver Mountain Health or talk to any Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Acupuncturist, or other healthcare professional trained in Chinese Medicine.

Energy Medicine and Pregnancy

Yes its safe!  I have several patients in various stages of pre-pregnancy/pregnancy/post-partum and they all wish they had started Energy Medicine sooner because of how much it is helping them.  Energy techniques are gentle and non-invasive.  Besides inducing a feeling of relaxation (that lasts for days after the treatment), Energy Medicine can help resolve issues at all stages of this unique and challenging time.  Fertility problems, pregnancy back pain, fatigue, breech presentation, inducing labor, postpartum depression, lactation issues, baby jaundice, failure to thrive – no issue is too great or too small for Energy Medicine.  Screenshot 2017-10-19 12.33.30

Pregnancy is a huge time of growth for the Baby and the Mother.  There is no better time to get extra help keeping both Mother and Baby balanced and healthy.   This post is the start of a series of blog posts on Energy Medicine in Reproductive Health.  Follow this blog to be notified of new posts.

 

Chakras Part 2

My original post on Chakras (July 2011) was written based on a book published in 1990, click on the link to go to that post.  Since then I have worked extensively with the Chakras and have discerned many more things about them.  Below is a summary of the Chakra numbers, colors, and associations that I perceive and have found most useful.

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My perception of Chakras 1 – 8.  Original photo by diez-artwork, modified by A. Buckley.

In the pictures I have put a small black circle for the umbilicus and a small x for the third eye position.  The most notable difference I see with other Chakra pictures is with the 6th and 7th.  Most pictures show the 6th Charkra as indigo and the 7th as violet. I perceive the 6th as purple and the 7th as white.  (I have also seen that these are just the most common color associations and that the Chakras actually change colors.  But let’s keep it simple for now).

The other difference with my pictures vs most others is the existence of the 8th Chakra! I perceive the 8th Chakra as being 18″ above your head and 18″ below your feet, so I have designated these two points as 8+ and 8- in the chart below.  The 8th Chakra creates a complete Maroon colored sphere around you.  I believe this Chakra has two main purposes: (1) It is a form of energetic protection and (2) The position of 8+ and 8- ‘pull down’ the next set of Chakras into place.  More on that below the next picture.

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Chakra Colors, Numbers and Main Associations (that I have found most useful).  Original picture by diez-artwork, modified by A. Buckley.

Chakra 8 continued:  There are actually thousands (or potentially an infinite number) of Chakras.  In my experience, once you have gained a certain amount of lessons from your current Chakra set (#1-#8 to start with) and energetically cleared them enough, then you can pull down the next ‘set’ of eight.  In this case, Chakra 8- would pull down Chakra 16- bringing with it (and putting into place) Chakra 9 where Chakra 1 is located, Chakra 10 where Chakra 2 is located, and so on.  In my experience all previous chakra sets (and their lessons) remain available to you.

If this is the first time you have heard of your 8th Chakra then some clean up will be needed!  Imagine the maroon bubble around you.  Now take a closer look.  Is the maroon color very dark?  Does it have black spots in it?  Is part of it missing?  Is it misshapen?  These are all common issues.  See if you can change or fix these things.  Ideally, the 8th Chakra should be a deep maroon color but not too dark. If you can’t figure out how to fix it (or if you can’t imagine the 8th Chakra but would like to) then click here or on the Contact tab above and make an appointment with me, I can help.  And if you live far away from me, don’t worry, we can work together remotely over the phone.

Help! Something is (still) wrong with me!

Feeling like something is wrong with you?  Been to many ‘doctors’ or ‘experts’ and still feel not quite right?  Don’t let people try to convince you it’s in your head!  Below is some collective wisdom from my 5 and a half year journey back to being 100% healthy.  According to regular medical doctors I was ‘doing everything right’ – exercise, eating healthy, taking vitamins, sleeping well, etc.  Yet I was still massively sick!  It turns out western medicine, the only kind I knew when I got sick, is only looking at one aspect of our (very complex) bodies.  Read below to see if you have covered all these ways to investigate your body.

Here are the layers of the body that can be contributing to a problem and who can help:

  • The MD‘s (medical doctors) will be checking your physical body organs to see if they can diagnose anything.  Very often, if you don’t fit a commonly accepted diagnosis or disease category they can’t help you.
    ND‘s (Naturopathic Doctors) also diagnose physical body organs but can offer alternatives when you don’t fit into any medically accepted disease category.
  • Call a Chiropractor to see if any of your bones are out of alignment and causing the trouble ….ask me if you don’t know why this could cause digestive distress, emotional issues, muscle aches, behavioral problems, etc.!
  • Fascial Planes – someone who is trained in Cranial Sacral Therapy or Reiki can check this important structure which is all over your body. Fascia is the way your body maintains it’s physical shape and is your body’s communication highway.  Communication problems within your body equates to physical problems that you can feel.  Often if chiropractic changes ‘won’t stick’ then a patient is sent to get their fascial planes worked on and then the chiropractic changes stay in place.
  • Energy – Energy Medicine Practitioners, Acupuncturists, (some) Massage Therapists, and Shiatsu Practitioners, work with your body’s energy systems (which have been used and documented for over 3000 years) to fix the body, mind, and spirit. To be more specific:
    • the body = all items listed in 1. – 3. above
    • the mind = emotions, thought patterns, behavior, etc.
    • the spirit = how balanced and connected we feel in our lives

As you can see, to save yourself time and money, you may want to start with a practitioner in this Energy category – since they can work on all body areas at once.

Sinus Infection

My husband gets recurring sinus infections every 12months or so.  While we are working on a long term solution to this we had to find a better short term solution other than antibiotics.  I had him try a general Chinese Herb combination and found it works quicker and better than antibiotics!  There are several Chinese Herb combinations to use depending on your individual symptoms so it is best to go to your Acupuncturist/Chinese medicine practitioner to get what’s best for you.

The company for the Chinese Herbs I use is Kan Herb Company.
I’ve bought the herbs many times from MomEMineral.com (also on e/bay).
And now I found Healthsuperstore.com to have many of them for even cheaper.  Otherwise you have to go to a healthcare provider to get them.

Bi Yan Pian is the one to get for Sinus infections.
Get at least the 2 oz. size  (watch out the company is phasing out the 4oz size)
Store in your cupboard.
Shake before every use.  Bottle will tell you how many drops to use.
Put in water and drink.  You can also put it in tea or juice.
Use three times a day (I’ve found that 2 times isn’t enough for me or the kids).

Many formulas come in pill form too but it takes longer to have the desired effect.

My husband, Todd, has the same reactions as when he takes antibiotics….that is within 24hours – when it ‘hits’ him, he has to go laydown/sleep, then his sinus swells more while his body is fighting the bugs, then  36 -48 hours after he started the herbs he starts to feel better (often he feels normal by then).

Use it until the symptoms are gone and then for another 3-5 days to make sure all the critters are dead and gone.

Let me know your experience with it if you try it 🙂

Sleeping Aids

Losing sleep is one of the worst symptoms to have and, in my opinion, should not be tolerated.  This is one area where you should get help right away.  Obviously work to figure out why you can not sleep and fix it.  In the mean time, you need your brain to work for you and the brain can’t work without sleep.  Here are some natural sleep aids that have worked for me or my family and friends:
  • Somnapure available at CVS Pharmacy
  • Tyler Sedaplex  from Integrative Therapeutics (probably need to get through a healthcare provider)
  • L-theanine (from Vitamin Shoppe or anywhere, it’s a natural amino acid)
  • L-arginine (from Vitamin Shoppe or anywhere, it’s a natural amino acid), you may need to take several grams of this for it to work to put you to sleep.
  • Tea – made from the ingredients listed below.  You can drink it to fall asleep and then keep some on your nightstand to help you fall back to sleep during the night.
Look for any pills with ingredients like:  Hops, Valerian, Skullcap, L-theanine, Jujube, Passionflower….all these things are natural sleep aids.  Some of these and more are described below:
Here is a description of what the Somnapure ingredients do (from the company):
Lemon Balm: An herb in the mint family used to promote sleep through relaxation;
Hops: A flower cluster used to increase alpha-waves, decreasing the time it takes to fall asleep;
Chamomile Flower: A daisy-like flower known for its calming effects and use in herbal teas;
Passion Flower: A beautiful flower used to promote sleep;
Melatonin: A naturally occurring compound that helps regulate sleep patterns;
Valerian: A perennial herb used for centuries to promote relaxation and reduce the time it takes to fall asleep;
L-Theanine: An amino acid commonly found in green tea that exhibits a relaxing effect.

CHAKRAS

I have found the ideas behind the Chakra system to be helpful in understanding what's going on with my body physically, mentally, and spiritually.  This one page of notes I took long ago has served me very well on my healing journey.  There are seven Chakras or 'energy centers' that correspond to different aspects of the body as noted below.  

My notes from the book, Chakra Healing, by Rosalyn L. Bruyere  1990

1.  RED – Physical Body Sense

Chakra Location:  at the perineium.

Prime body part: Pelvis.

All nerve endings connect to here.  Survival needs, pleasure, and pain are all located here.

Psychological growth stage:  4 years old – self separate from others.

 

2. ORANGE – Emotional Body

Chakra Location:  below the belly button.

Prime body part: Intestines.

Where all feelings are processed.

Psychological growth stage:  7 years old – want others to feel as they feel.

 

3. YELLOW – Mental Body

Chakra Location:  above the belly button and below the V in the rib cage.

Prime body part:  Spleen, stomach, kidneys, adrenals.

Where all thoughts, opinions, and judgements originate and are controlled.

Psychological growth stage:  12 years old – digesting data.

 

4. GREEN – Astral Body

Chakra Location:  to the right of the actual heart.

Prime body part:  Thymus, Auto-immunity.

Bridges real world and the spirit/dream world.

Psychological growth stage:18 years old – consider other before selves, make no decision without considering higher ideals and dreams.

 

5. BLUE – Eupheric Body

Chakra Location:  over the throat.

Prime body part:    Thyroid (controls growth and metabolism).

Controls time and speech.

Beginning of god-like abilities.  "Knowing the right time for things".

Psychological growth stage:28-35 years old – idealistic especially in regards to justice and truth, concept of perfection.

 

6. INDIGO/VIOLET – Celestial Body

Chakra Location:  on forehead, between the eyes and slightly above them.

Prime body part: Pinneal Gland (a light sensitive neurotransmitter).

Holds your individual future and is our access to understanding the future.

Realm of light that allows us to "see the Light" from a clairvoyance perspective.  Home of insight, inspiration, intuition, psychic phenomena, visualization. "The Third Eye".

Psychological growth stage:  45-50 years old – wiser self.

 

7. WHITE (Rainbow, all colors) – Catheric Body

Chakra Location: on the crown of the head; ie. on top of head even with the ears.

Prime body part:  N/A.

The record of your whole spiritual life is here.  Oneness with God is here.

Psychological growth stage::  Ageless – higherself, most like god we can be at this time.

 

How Big is a Blood Cell?

This is a must-see interactive "slide" for any one with blood cells – that means you!. . . it takes you from the size of 12 point font down to a picometer (that's 1/trillionth of a meter)!  And along the way you pass by a blood cell, e. coli bacteria, the flu virus, an anti-body, etc.!  (Hint: move the tab below the picture).

I'm in love with this creation:    Cell Size and Scale

Thank you University of Utah!

Great Quote

"The cell is a machine driven by energy.  It can thus be approaced by studying matter, or studying energy.  In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy."

-Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine

Cholesterol Tip

Dan Richard, one of the owners of the NOW Food/Vitamin Brand, describes in his book Beating the odds, how he lowered his Total cholesterol by 89 points in 3 months by taking only 4 supplements per day (pg. 98). No other lifestyle modifications!  And his LDL dropped 82 points from 195 to 113! He tried this regime because of all the letters he was getting from customers on how well it reduced their cholesterol.  I trust his products and him, so I'll pass this along so you can discuss with your healthcare practioner if you should try it:

  1. NOW Red Yeast Rice Extract (includes Milk Thistle, ALA, and CoQ10) 2 caps/day
  2. NOW Policosanol  1/day
  3. NOW Pantethine  1/day

Caution!:  

  • (Bad) Some people have negative reactions to Red Yeast Rice Extract (rash, etc.)
  • (Potential Problem) Red yeast rice extract acts like a natural statin (drug)
  • (Good) Your liver will improve as well due to the extras in the Extract; his liver tests of GGT, AST, ALT all improved

Where to get it:

  • NOW Brands is so inexpensive and doesn't allow large mark-ups on their products so many major chains do not carry it.
  •  New Season's Organic Grocery Store chain (only in Oregon!)
  • iHerb.com . . . great reviews and search feature, LOTS of products offered, good shipping prices, fair speed on order fulfillment, prices higher than Allstarhealth.com:
  • Allstarhealth.com . . . fastest shipping, one price shipping, where I go to first with my orders

If you try it, write a comment here so we know how it worked for you – Thanks!