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.

The Science of Energy

E = mc²

Don’t let this equation scare you – it just says Energy is equal to Matter. Let’s step through it together…

E = Energy, also called: Qi, Prana, Ki, Vital Force, intangible stuff

m = mass, also called matter, Yin, tangible stuff

c² = a constant squared, in this case the constant is the Speed of Light: 299, 800, 000 meters/second.  Yes, 300 million meters per second.

What if we rearrange the equation?   Then  matter = Energy/speed of light².

You are made of matter.   So you are Energy divided by the speed of light².

YOU ARE ENERGY.

So you are made of energy and you are made of matter.  Which part of you – the matter side or the energy side is easier to change?  Let’s think about it this way:  A 250 pound football player stands in a room.  That is quite a lot of matter standing in the room.  And how easy is it for you to change or move the football player?  It is not easy.  Now put that football player in a room with a martial arts master – some one trained to use energy to move his opponent.  How easy is it for the martial arts master to move or change the football player?  Very easy.

Now let’s put an injured or sick version of you in a room with a Medical Doctor (MD), trained to heal you by changing your matter – bones, muscles, cells, etc.  How easy is it for the MD to change you?  Not easy, the MD needs to run tests and put you in a specific category (diagnosis) in order to know which drugs, surgery, or physical therapy to use.  Instead let’s put you in a room with an Energy Practitioner (me, Amy Buckley) trained to heal you by changing your energy.  How easy is it for me to change you?  Very easy – no tests are needed, just your symptoms and feelings about what is wrong.  Additionally, I am trained to feel your energy (no special equipment needed).  I can feel areas where your energy is blocked, stuck, slowed, or nonexistent.  And then I use energy (qi) and light touch on your body’s energy points to change your energy issues.  Essentially I have an energy conversation with your energy.  I am trained to ‘speak’ in the language of energy to explain to your energy what is wrong and how to change.

You are energy, so changing your energy issues changes and heals you.

The Energy of Food

In my experience I found food to resonate with certain emotions or actions.  Below is a list I compiled.  If you are eating with intention, eating for healing purposes, or just curious… try eating a food below and see if you agree with my assessment.

Food Description
Apples Surprise
Beans – all Despair
Beef Contemplation
Beets Humble
Broccoli Expansive
Brusselsprout Mysterious
Butter – all Love
Cabbage Lonliness
Carrots Happy
Celery Clarity
Cherry – Dark Death/Chaos/Yin
Cherry – Light Life/Order/Yang
Chocolate Yearning
Chocolate – Dark w/Carmel Orgasm
Cocoa Satisfaction
Dill Softness
Eggs Renewal
Fish – dark Truthfulness at rest
Fish – white Truthfulness in motion
Ginko Tea Qi (energy) for Chakras 4 and higher
Gliadin Frightened
Gluten Fear
Grapes – dark Passionate stillness
Grapes – light Passion in motion
Italian parsley Clean
Kale Firm
Kumkwat Cheerful
Lemon Denial
Lentils all Insulting
Lettuce Heavenly/The Dao
Molasses – Blackstrap Piqued
Molasses – regular Mildly interesting
Olive Oil luscious
Onion Strict
Pineapple Interesting
Pork Wisdom
Potato – red Sex with sensuality / Yin Energy
Potato – white Sex w/out love / Yang energy
Potato – white w/skin Balanced Sex/Kundalini energy/Yin&Yang energy
Potato red w/skin Sex w/love
Rice Joy
Salt Tonify
Sauerkraut Togetherness
Strawberry Satisfaction
Sugar – refined Mind-blowing
Sugar – whole Intriguing
Tree sap Life
Whole Wheat Afraid
Wine – dark Bitterness
Wine – light Overjoyed
Yams Love

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.

Flower Essences

What are they?

  I was introduced to flower essences because one came up on the bioresonance machine as being the #1 item I needed to improve my health!  In short, each flower brings about different thoughts or feelings in you and can cause changes around you as well (changes in your life).  Sounds crazy if you haven't ever heard of them or tried them but they work!

  They are SUPER SUBTLE, not like drugs or medicine in any way, shape or form.  And, in my experience, they are SUPER Effective.  Also, they only give you as much as you can handle at one time, no worrying about being overwhelmed.

  This is an ancient practice of several native cultures.   Ancient wisdom reclaimed!

 

How are they made?

  They are made by taking a bunch of the same flower and placing them in a bowl of purified water and leaving it out in the sun to "bake" for several hours.  Then they take the water and package it with alcohol (as a preservative), usually brandy, in a bottle.

  You should be able to take them with any medications but ask your doctor for sure.  In the meantime, or alternatively, they work  just as well if you just wear the liquid around all day.  Why? Because it works on the energy level not the molecular level (which is why you should be able to take it with medicines).

 

How do I know which one to use?

  Several websites have guides on how to choose one.  In general, read through the descriptions and see which one seems the most true for you.  If you know someone that can do muscle testing or bioresonce for you that's the best route.  The worst that can happen is nothing.  If your body can not use the essence then nothing happens.  All aspects of the description do not have to fit for you to take the essence.

 

What's an example of an essence?

Brand: Living Essences of Australia   Flower:  Golden Waitsia

Description (from Healing Waters website):

The essence of re-igniting carefree feelings, to heal all aspects of anxiety linked to perfectionism. Helpful for those who worry about details, allowing the mind to become bright and inquisitive, positive in outlook, and allows the mind to free itself from the small, tight framework.  For people who are continually caught in over-attention to details—the perspective they have increases a negative and hopeless state where problems can never be solved because there is always another detail to consider.  For those caught in small details which can create low energy states, depressed states, anxious states and totally frustrated states of mind. When the person is freed from the small perspective, problems can often dissolve because it was the unnecessary focus that was making the problem in the first place.  For those needing to accept their present imperfect state of health and wellbeing while convalescing from illness or trauma, Golden Waitsia can be applied to the soles of the feet every few hours.

 

How do I use it?

To wear it around, you should put 20-30 drops in a very small glass, spill proof, container (perfume sample vials are good)….something that fits in your pocket with out attracting attention.  Put in a pants pocket or vest, jacket pocket – as close to your bear skin as you can get.  And then at night put it in your pillow case so that you are sleeping on it.  It's very important to sleep on it.  Lots of thoughts and feelings go through our brain while asleep and we are sleeping for 6-8hours!  In the mornig take it out of your pillow case and put it in your pocket.  Simple!  I've seen little glass containers you wear as necklaces or bracelets, that would be great too. 

  If you want to ingest it, I can tell you I've always taken 7 drops first thing in the morning and 7 drops right before going to sleep at night (prescribed to me by the bioresonance machine).  Some flower essence instructions say to take much less than that (perhaps the results will be more subtle).  Use your best judgement for your individual circumstances.  Hold the drops in your mouth, under your tongue if you can get it there, for at least 30seconds (and up to 10 minutes) before swallowing.  Results may start to happen immediately (within 24hours) or it may take several weeks.  6 weeks is a great length of time to allow it to work fully.  This will require probably 1oz. of essence.  That is why wearing it is handy too – you don't use it up and you don't have to buy any more.

  If you are taking or wearing it and don't think it is doing what it is supposed to do, stop taking it.  After a few days do you notice a difference?  With such subtle supplements it is sometimes hard to recognize their positive effects until they are gone.

 

Where can I get one?

  The best website I have found in the USA is:  essencesonline.com   The owner/operator Mindy calls her webstore 'Healing Waters' and stocks a vast amount of the essences she shows on the website.  If she doesn't have it she will order it right away.  I have used some of the Living Essences of Australia from  her site.

  One other type of essence I have found that works exactly as their descriptions:  najmaessences.com  The creators have many decades of healthcare experience.  The product is not sold in the USA right now so I order it from helios.co.uk .  They ship so quickly and my items arrive so fast that they seem domestic, really!  I have used 3 of these essences and they work exactly as it's described, incredible given the complexity of what they do.

 

EUREKA!….Chemistry textbook helps solve 3years of illness…

After 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days – I FINALLY figured out what is wrong with me – Low Cortisol levels!  It covers every symptom I have left AND most of the symptoms over the three years:  Dizziness, fatigue, intestinal dysbiosis, heart palpitations, low blood pressure, bad body temperature regulation,  intermitten muscle weakness, environmental sensitivities, thirst, blood sugar regulation problems, circulation problems, etc.

Essentially I had a complete adrenal exhaustion after the birth of my third child (adrenal gland produces cortisol).  Apparently, I've been nursing myself back to health via "alternative" medicine the entire time.  I am so Happy right now, there are not enough words to express it.

How did you figure it out?  You have asked yourself already . . . well, it's a fun story really . . . I know I need to update the 'My Story' section of the blog, but to cut to the chase, I'm currently in Oregon attending a community college to take the pre-requisite classes I need to apply to NCNM.  (Yes, we moved our whole family here after visiting the two schools in May 2010, see post "NCNM vs Bastyr…").  

This quarter I'm taking Chemistry 222.  We started with Chapter 3 and on the second day of class (January 4th, 2011) the instructor decided to work through a problem from the book.  And here is the quote:  Problem 3.44, Chemistry by M. Silberberg,  "Cortisol….It's profound effect on the reduction of inflammation explains its use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis".   And that was it.  Thank you Mr. Silberberg for adding this unnecessary sentence to problem 3.44 (it adds nothing to getting the answer to the problem) and thank you Mr. Hogle for going over problem 3.44, even though you didn't assign it for homework, and didn't review any book problems the entire previous quarter!

I had been getting this swelling in my head the last few weeks about 6pm, I kept thinking it was yeast or other microbes gathering there.  When I read Problem 3.44 I knew different; my cortisol was too low to keep the inflammation down!  At that moment, the page with problem 3.44 turned into a jigsaw puzzle and all the pieces began to fall from the sky and take shape on those words.  (Not literally but that's what it felt like for sure).  I walked home in a half-giddy daze and started Googling cortisol – there is a ton of information on it since body builders have to control and monitor it in order to build muscle.  Vitamins that were helping me – Vitamin C in particular, help control cortisol levels!  More research revealed all my symptoms!

I was blown away.  I talked to my husband about it as soon as I could once again form words.  He helped me to see how I was so wrapped around the idea of pathogens recurring and growing in my body that I was missing the real cause!  (And some how so did all the people helping me over the last 3 years, more on that later).

I have to also give credit where credit is due – a Flower Essence is also responsible for my break through.  Specifically, Najma Flower/Energy Essences.  This fact is also integral to the Eureka moment and it's timing…

I had been taking two of their flower essences over the December break.  The first one is called 'Unveiling' Essence and is described to do the following; "This Essence is particularly indicated to bring unconscious material manifesting as sickness closer to the surface."  Once something comes to the surface you can stop taking Unveiling and take 'Perspective' Essence to understand or make sense of what is coming up.  Perspective will ". . . clarify your 'life-vision', and help you to see your way through".  I was so impressed with how Perspective helped me get out of my anxiety attacks and help me with a new attitude about taking tests that I decided to give Unveiling a try.

I had been taking the Unveiling for four days when class started for Winter quarter.  The Chemistry problem was just the spark for my memory, the flower essence deserves most of the credit.  

I had been contributing to my own sickness, and preventing my recovery, by being stuck on the idea of micro-organisms!  Now what?  

Luckily, my Dr. appointment was only a few days away.  I told my ND and she recommended some books on Adrenal Fatigue.  (From Fatigued to Fantastic is especially accessible; The Cortisol Connection is great too).  I devoured them over the weekend, decided to try some of the vitamins, adaptogenic herbs, amino acids, and glandulars the books recommended (I was already following the diet, sleep, exercise, and food recommendations).  I ordered them, shipped them expedited, and 2 days later started taking the whole bunch.  I took the first batch in the evening and the next morning I already felt better!    No kidding.      

Of course there was a lot more to my story, but that's the short version.

Now I'm trying to decide who to see next.  Now that I KNOW what's wrong I want to go to an ND that specializes in Endocrinology.  In Wisconsin I had virtually no choices for natural doctors.  Now, in Oregon I have over 350 ND's to choose from!  Stay tuned for more health adventures . . .