Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Body Remembers – Childhood Origins of Adult Musculoskeletal Issues – Part II

Soft-Tissue Injuries Most children incur many bruises, scrapes, cuts, and muscle tears before they are fully grown, and sometimes these can have long-term consequences for the body. Severe pain can cause muscle guarding, even when an injury heals properly.17 Myofascial … Continue reading

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The Body Remembers – Childhood Origins of Adult Musculoskeletal Issues – Part I

Problems affecting your clients today may have more to do with how they were positioned in utero or aspects of their early childhood development than their stress, bad ergonomics, or lack of self-care as adults. Somatic issues triggered early in … Continue reading

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Slowing Down – Patience a Trait That Pays Off

There are two things that are most likely to make people struggle with patience. The first is our genetic makeup. Some of us come from a gene pool that has a lot of calm, cool, and collected in it. Patience … Continue reading

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The Interconnectedness of Body and Mind – A conversation with energy worker Barry Kapke

Massage & Bodywork: Tell me briefly about the incorporation of spirituality in your own bodywork. Barry Kapke: My approach to bodywork is definitely influenced by Eastern views. My practice and teaching of forms such as shiatsu, nuad bo rarn (traditional … Continue reading

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The Power of Yes: Affirmation and Intention – Energy Medicine

Life is an act of affirmation. Each day that we rise from our bed and engage in the moment-by-moment activities and choices that script our personal story, we are saying “yes” to life. Some do it unconsciously. Some do it … Continue reading

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The watery, itchy eyes, stuffy nose, scratchy throat, and sneezing that come with seasonal pollen allergies, or hay fever, affect an estimated 40 to 50 million Americans. While antihistamines, decongestants, and steroids are the conventional treatments for symptoms, they can … Continue reading

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Sneezing? Wheezing? Itching? Blame Atopy

Atopy translates to “out of the way, unusual.” In medical circles, this term is applied to the observation that a group of common hypersensitivity reactions occurs within the same family, or–unluckily–sometimes all in the same person. The trio is comprised … Continue reading

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Embrace the Moment – Finding Peace in the Here and Now

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The American Dream. This phrase draws people to our country by the thousands. The   idea that greatness can be achieved, even when starting with nothing, is the touchstone of our Western culture. We live in a society where great value … Continue reading

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The Mind-Body Spa Experience

The Hands-of-Faith Holistic Healing Center is a Wellness Center, but we wanted to share with you that major spas are desirous of incorporating many of the healing modalities, that we offer, into their menu of services. While the U.S. spa … Continue reading

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Seeking Alternatives for Arthritis Sufferers – Chasing the Pain Away

Arthritis is an insidious disease, eating its way into the joints of nearly 70 million Americans, or nearly one out of every three U.S. adults. It is considered one of our most prevalent chronic health problems, costing the economy more … Continue reading

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