View Post

Healthy Aging with Essential Oils as Part of Your Plan

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing, Videos by Debra Reis

As we age, certain concerns may become bigger or new issues arise such as aches and pains, lack of memory clarity and/or ways to continue the romance. Healthy aging includes good nutrition, proper rest, exercise, spiritual practice and regular stress management techniques. Essential oils can be part of a great healthy aging plan. The following are some quick tips to use …

View Post

Nia Exercise Shows Benefits for Women with a Breast Cancer Diagnosis

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

Recently, information about our research study supporting the use of Nia exercise for women with a diagnosis of breast cancer has been published in both Oncology Nursing Forum and Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing (abstracts at the following links: Effects of Nia Exercise in Women Receiving Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer and A Review of Nia as an Exercise Option for Cancer Survivors.) The …

View Post

Tips for Quality Sleep

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies, Videos by Debra Reis

When life gets busy, sleep is affected – either we shorten the amount of time we sleep or we get disrupted sleep.  This can cause frustration and further affecting our quality of sleep. Research shows that when we get less than 7 hours of sleep, we are at greater risk for health problems, injury and making mistakes.  Many of us …

View Post

Aromas for the Holiday Season

In Aromatherapy, Holidays, Videos by Debra Reis

This was an article that was highlighted in our hospital wellness newsletter. by Debra Reis, December 8, 2014 Many of us remember our parents or grandparents using certain foods at the holidays, such as oranges with clove sticks.  Or, perhaps we remember the smells of cinnamon apples or peppermint sticks at holiday gatherings.  Do you ever wonder why certain aromas …

View Post

Gentle Movement Therapies Yield Big Results

In Natural Healing, Nia, Videos by Debra Reis

According to some experts, repetitive training is not the best exercise for the body nor the mind. It can lead to entrainment – working the same area or areas of the body perhaps losing agility or flexibility for the whole body. In addition, repetitive training reduces mental stimulation and creativity and may lead to boredom and reduce interest with doing …

View Post

Quench Stress — Quickly!

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies, Videos by Debra Reis

There is a lot of research and support for relaxation therapies and how they can help balance and align our system.  Common modalities such as massage therapy, energy healing and guided imagery are wonderful but take time. So, what do you do when you have only a minute or two? Just Breathe …… This is a modality that I like to use to …