I had the opportunity to take the Holy Fire Karuna Reiki ®Master training this summer with Colleen Benelli in the Portland area. It was life changing and transformational, to say the least. It is a brand new frequency that showed up earlier this year. If you are feeling energetic or spiritual blockages, this can truly make a difference for you….it did for me. I am happy to offer these sessions now as part of my Energy Medicine practice!
Today’s fast paced world offers no shortage of stimuli to our brains. And much of that stimuli is seen in the form of bad news and negative events.
When our brains register a reaction to these stimuli, several things happen as a result. Up to 80% of the blood can be preferentially diverted from the prefrontal cortex of the brain to the muscles, heart, lung and kidneys.
The production of adrenalin goes up to allow for increased blood pressure and heart rate in order to run or fight. Blood sugar goes up to feed the cells; insulin levels can also go up. Cortisol levels go up as well. Cortisol is designed for the short term. It can give a boost of energy and dull the effects of pain. Two important systems in our body are negatively affected when this happens, however – the gastrointestinal and reproductive systems.
This recent article by Steve Brill, journalist, Time magazine author and writer, is a blistering expose of a dysfunctional and obscenely expensive health care system – ours.
The US currently spends more on health care than the following countries combined: Japan, Germany, France, China, the UK, Brazil, Spain and Australia. And hospital costs are a leading contributor – over $750 BILLION – is overspent on health care each year. Did you know that over half of ALL bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills?
If you have recently been a patient, were you able to UNDERSTAND your hospital bill? Did you ask about the “chargemaster?” This should be required reading for EVERY person in this country. Did you know that over 2/3 of every health care dollar is spent on chronic disease care: things like diabetes, heart disease etc? So what does this have to do with Energy Medicine?
Worried that you will catch the flu or other viruses that are circling thoughout our community? You may not be aware that you have some powerful self help tools at your fingertips – literally. [Read more…]
With the passage of the Affordable Care Act, health care, as we have known it, is in for some overhaul and change from what we have known. One of its key foundations is based on the prevention of health issues through screening tests such as pap smears, colonoscopies and mammograms. But what IS Prevention, anyway? Let’s take a closer look. [Read more…]