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TCM and Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic fibrosis is an inherited disease that disrupts normal function of the epithelial cells in the body.  Epithelial cells line the passageways of many of our vital organs, including the lungs, liver, kidneys, reproductive system and the skin. Those who have cystic fibrosis have a defective gene that impairs epithelial cell function. This can lead to a buildup of sticky mucus throughout the body that may eventually lead to lung damage and chronic coughing, affecting how patients with cystic fibrosis breathe and filter air, digest their food and absorb the nutrients from that food. In the United States alone, there are nearly 12 million people who suffer from this disease. Unfortunately, there is no known cure and most of those affected with the disease only live into their 20s and 30s. Current modern medicine treatments focus on increasing the quality of life by managing symptoms. continue reading »

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Ways to use Color Therapy for Chakra-Energy Balancing

chakra colorsChakra-energy Centers and Color spectrum

Charkas are said to output different array of colors depending on the chakra, like the colors of the rainbow.  Color and sound directly impact these energy centers because each chakra has a specific frequency that correlates with the color and tone.  When out of balance, the correct sound and color will help it to resonate and tune-up to the correct vibrational frequency.

When in harmony the following is a list of the native color of each chakra. 

The following are various ways to incorporate color healing into your life.  Pick one or more ways that resonate with you.

Using color to heal with Colored Lighting

You can use a bedside or standard lamp and a colored light bulb relevant to your need. Place the lamp so that it will shine on the area of your body that requires healing for a few minutes at a time. You can use a lamp with a shade, and cover with a colored silk scarf.  Be sure the silk doesn’t contact the bulb-no fires please!

*In my practice at Acupuncture Center, Inc., I use Color-light therapy with a gentle micro-current for healing effects in my Energy-Light Facial Rejuvenation or Vibrational Healing services with micro-current and color-light (MEA).

Using color with Colored Silks

Silk is the finest material for the transmission of color energies.

Find a warm, sunny location in your home.

Play your favorite relaxing music.

While completely undressed drape a large piece of multi-colored silk or silk of your desired color over your body and lay down in the sunlight, allowing its rays to penetrate your body through the silk for fifteen to thirty minutes.

Using color to heal with Color Breathing, Visualization and Meditation

Color breathing utilizes the focus of the mind combined with breathing to aid the healing process. Do not stress if it does not work the first time, take your time and keep trying.  It takes practice.

Sit comfortably and visualize the color relevant to your need.

Breathe gently and deeply through your nose and exhale out through the mouth.

Imagine that each breath you take is slowly and softly absorbing a color of light into your body.

Allow your senses to feel the full effects of the breathing and use your mind to visualize its penetration of the body.

Sense the fulfillment of the color breathing.

After a few minutes of this breathing, return to your normal breathing pattern.

Red breathing is for increasing willpower, vitality and sexuality.

Orange breathing is for happiness, laughter and fun.

Yellow breathing is for expanding intellectual powers and concentration.

Green breathing is for gentle cleansing and balancing.

Blue breathing is for peace and inner harmony.

Violet breathing is for improving self-esteem and for deepening self-knowledge.

Magenta breathing is to release addictive patterns.

Pink breathing is for opening the ability to love and be loved.

Turquoise breathing is for strengthening the emotions and the immune system.

Using Colors of Food for optimal nutrition-is one of the most important ways to use color!

Chinese Medicine is known for balancing the five-elements of nature.  These five-elements are wood, fire, earth, metal, and water.  Each has a color associated with it along with organs and glands.

Because this is such an important part of using color it will be covered in a future post so stay tuned!

If you want to experience Chakra-Color Therapy Book your appointment now!

Elite Acupuncture Color Light
micro-current color-light (MEA)
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Rosemary essential oil

5 Ways to Use Rosemary Oil

Are you wondering how you can use Rosemary oil? While some think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to learn five easy ways to use Rosemary essential oil.

  1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.
  2. Cooking with Rosemary oil.
  3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.
  4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.
  5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.

If your hair is feeling lackluster, give it some shine with a little help from Rosemary oil. Known to promote a healthy-looking scalp and an abundant-looking head of hair, Rosemary oil might be what’s missing from your current hair care routine.

So, how do you use Rosemary oil for hair? Consider adding a drop of Rosemary oil to your favorite everyday hair products to promote hair that looks full and shiny. Need more ideas? Try making this Scalp Buildup Cleanser with Rosemary essential oil to refresh the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

Scalp Buildup Cleanser

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lemon oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil

Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir. Comb the mix through dry hair. The acids in the mix help to remove oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally. Allow the mix to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse the hair in the shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.

2. Cook with Rosemary oil.

Because it has such a rich, herbal flavor, people often use dry rosemary and rosemary seasoning when cooking meat, stuffing, baked goods, and so on. Rosemary oil can easily be substituted for dry rosemary to give any recipe a punch of refreshing herbal flavor.

Ready to cook with Rosemary oil? Start with this easy Herb Bread recipe!

Herb Bread with Rosemary Oil

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup butter, melted
2 drops Rosemary oil
Dried thyme herbs

Preheat the oven to 450 °F and grease a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, melted butter, dried herbs, and Rosemary essential oil to create the dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut it into six-inch triangles. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with an Italian dish, use as a snack or appetizer on game night, or simply enjoy it as a side dish!

3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.

Looking for a super simple way to enjoy the benefits of Rosemary oil? Simply place a few drops of this herbaceous, energizing oil into your essential oil diffuser any time you could use a break from the craziness of everyday life. When you put a few drops of Rosemary in your diffuser, you can immediately revitalize the atmosphere of your kitchen, living room, desk, office, or bedroom.

If you want to add some variety to your diffusing experience, combine Rosemary oil with Wild Orange or Lemon oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere.

4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.

Whether you’re at the end of a long workday, needing to feel refreshed in the afternoon, or just wanting to create a more desirable environment at home, Rosemary oil can help. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate by adding a few drops to a warm bath, along with a soothing essential oil like Frankincense. The warm, essential oil–infused water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

Want another way to take advantage of the rejuvenating benefits of Rosemary? Use it in a massage. Combine Rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage the neck, shoulders, and back, or legs and feet. If you want an especially soothing massage, blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen oil to help cool and refresh the skin. To reduce stress, combine Rosemary oil with Lavender oil and massage into the skin for a relaxed, refreshed feeling.*

5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

Not only is Rosemary oil useful for cooking due to its potent, delicious flavor, but many people add Rosemary oil to their food to take advantage of the internal benefits of this oil. Whether you incorporate Rosemary oil into your favorite recipes or simply add the oil to a glass of water or a Veggie Cap, there are plenty of reasons to take Rosemary oil internally.

For example, did you know that Rosemary oil may help reduce nervous tension and fatigue when taken internally? Using Rosemary internally can also help support healthy digestion and internal organ function.*

Want to learn more about how to use Rosemary oil, the benefits of Rosemary oil, and where Rosemary oil comes from?

6. If you’re wondering how you can order your own Rosemary from DOTERRA contact us.  We can help! Call (858) 613-0792


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Acupuncture and Autoimmune Diseases

acupuncture for autoimmune diseases

Autoimmune diseases are a collective group of disorders that plague nearly 50 million people in the United States today. When a person suffers from an autoimmune disease it means their own immune system is attacking the body and altering or destroying the tissues. Autoimmune diseases include things like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Crohn’s disease, pernicious anemia, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel disease and Parkinson’s disease. continue reading »

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Reflexology with Essential Oils Workshop

Foot ReflexologyCome and Join Energy Medicine Experts, Drs. Michele Arnold and Tracey Whitney, for an evening of learning and fun as they share their knowledge and effective techniques of reflexology with essential oils.

Activating reflex points on the hands, feet, face or ears opens areas of congested Qi-energy and helps circulate blood flow. Thus, relieving pain, and improving body function. Adding particular essential oils not only boosts the results, but they smell good too!

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The class has been filled!!  We will be having another class on Wednesday September 18th at 5:30 pm to 7 pm.  We are taking names for this class, so give us a call to hold your spot for $25! (858) 613-0792.  

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