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Five Amazing Reasons to use Oregano for Digestive Health

Oregano herb tea

 

Did you know there are at least five amazing reasons to use oregano to support your digestive health?

Oregano is mainly known for imparting its flavor into our culinary dishes especially Mediterranean recipes.  

For medicinal uses the fresh or dried leaves can be used as a tea, as a tincture, or as an essential oil.  

Because the digestive system is linked to our immune system, and our ability to combat microbes such as viruses, bacteria, yeast, fungi, and parasites this is an herb that is essential to keep on hand when needed, or use as a protectant for ten days, then take ten days off switching to another favorite herb.  This keeps your body from developing an aversion, or becoming too accustomed thus ignoring its effects.

Here are my reasons I love oregano!

  1. Antiviral and immune boosting properties.  It is powerful in stimulating the body’s immune system to produce white blood cells, which defend us from viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
  2. Contains Vitamins A and C, and other antioxidant compounds known to help boost our immune system.
  3. Potent against yeast and fungi.  It inhibits the growth of Candida from its Carvacrol and thymol compounds.  You can use the tea as an external wash.  Diluted oregano oil can be applied to toenails, and feet for athlete’s foot and toenail fungus, and on the skin for ringworm.  
  4. Anti-inflammatory effects, and antioxidants benefit our skin.  The skin and digestive are connected that when we have constipation, infection, or inflammation in our gut it affects the appearance of our skin with possible rashes, blemishes, wrinkles, dryness, or infections.  People with inflammatory bowel disease or irritable bowel disease often have bumps, blemishes, rashes, or irritations on their skin.  Make an herbal tea using the fresh leaves of oregano and drink daily for ten days.  Then take ten days off, and repeat.  
  5. Benefits the heart and cardiovascular system.  Our heart and blood circulation is necessary to bring needed nutrients throughout our body including the digestive tract, and to remove waste products.

How to use oregano…

  • Place some leaves in your tea cup and bruise with a spoon or use a mortar and pestle.  You can use dried leaves, but the fresh leaves will have more essential oil intact.  Pour boiling water over, let steep 2-5 minutes and enjoy!
  • To use it as a wash, let the tea cool, and don’t add any honey, or sweetener.  Apply to affected area.
  • Using the essential oil of oregano:  Be sure to dilute with a carrier oil like fractionated coconut oil, or almond oil.  Add a few drops of oil to 1 teaspoon of the carrier oil.  Apply to affected area avoided mucus membranes.

How have you used oregano?

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Acupuncture for Diabetes

Acupuncture for Diabetes

More than 34 million Americans have diabetes, and approximately 90 percent of them have type 2 diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Type 2 diabetes, while its exact cause is unknown, develops when the body becomes resistant to insulin or the pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin. Because of this, treatment often involves taking “insulin sensitizers” or medication that helps the body increase its sensitivity and therefore ability to process insulin, keeping the blood sugar from getting too low. Unfortunately, this medication often causes side effects, including weight gain and anemia. continue reading »

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5 Acupoints for Anxiety You Can Administer Yourself

acupoints for anxiety

“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”

– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963

It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, that connection is evident in the treatment strategies, but it is also true that when we are feeling bad, we don’t always think to look at our minds. It works both ways.  continue reading »

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Awaken your Chakra-Meridian Systems

Reduce pain, stress, and Promote Healing.

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Maximize energy flow throughout your Chakra Energy Centers to stimulate your vagus nerve and increase those feel good hormones through the body-mind connection.

Key Benefits

What can it help me with?

  • open areas of blocked energy
  • generate blood and Qi-energy circulation
  • To maximize energy flow of your seven Chakra-energy centers that directly connect with your autonomic nervous system!
  • Awaken your parasympathetic nervous system to enhance the relaxed state, reduce cortisol, and stress hormones.
  • Improves how you respond to physical or mental-emotional stressors!
  • Thus opens blood circulation to your muscles, joints, gut, and brain.
  • Self-discovery, business and life passion
  • Cancer Support and Healing the Spirit
  • Insomnia, promotes restful sleep
  • Eases anxious feelings
  • Lifts Depressive feelings
  • Tuning fork facial opens sinuses
  • Tuning fork facial smooths skin

Choose your pathway

  1.  Experience AromaTune: Schedule your AromaTune treatment with tuning forks and essential oils with Dr. Michele Arnold at the Poway Acupuncture Center, Inc.
  2. The Chakra Series: Join Dr. Michele Arnold online via Zoom for a group session, The Chakra Series.  Enjoy the benefits of taking your health to the next level from your own home.
  3. Practice AromaTune: Become a natural healer of AromaTune to use on yourself, your friends or family, or if you are a natural health provider incorporate the treatment into your patient services.

Experience AromaTune

Schedule your AromaTune treatment with tuning forks and essential oils with Dr. Michele Arnold at the Poway, CA Acupuncture Clinic.

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The Chakra Series

Join Dr. Michele Arnold online via Zoom for a group session. The Chakra Series is a way to take your health to the next level from your own home. Learn how to use essential oils and sound vibrations from tuning forks and acupressure.

Practice AromaTune

Become a natural healer of AromaTune to use on yourself, your friends, or family, or if you are a natural health provider incorporate the treatment into your practice services.

Awaken Your Chakra-Meridian Systems to Reduce Pain, Stress and Promote Healing.

Stimulate the Vagus Nerve through activation of the Chakra-Meridian

Systems with vibrational medicine of tuning forks and essential oils.

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Acupuncture Wrapped: An overview of some of the most exciting discoveries in 2020

Acupuncture Wrapped: An overview of some of the most exciting discoveries in 2020

As we enter a new year, it is natural to want to look back on the last one. As humans, we have the gift and the hurdle of marking time, so it can feel helpful to recall memories we want to hold on to or look for lessons we can take with us.  

To that end, here are three categories in which research into the type, application and efficacy of acupuncture saw significant advancements in 2020, findings that will certainly help guide us as we move forward. In a year that saw so much focus on our health, these findings offer some good news in the fields of pain management without opioids, migraine headaches, and insight into why it is that acupuncture is effective as an anti-inflammatory.  continue reading »

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