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Inflammation – You have Options for Healing

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

If you have a condition such as muscle/joint aches, skin concerns, allergies, or something more serious – consider that inflammation may be the problem and your liver may need support! There are two types of inflammation. Acute Inflammation – this is a normal immune system response to injury or infection to promote healing. Chronic inflammation – this occurs when the body is under constant stressors …

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Quality of Essential Oils – How to Choose?

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and may be something you enjoy in your home. However, your aromatherapy may actually be more harmful than helpful! Plants and essential oils have been used in health practices for thousands of years. The word Aromatherapy first appeared in the literature about 1937 by a French chemist, Gattefosse who claimed to effectively …

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What is a Holistic Assessment?

In Natural Healing by Debra Reis

Do you want to learn about healthier practices but not sure where to go? Or perhaps you wish to change a lifestyle pattern but not sure how to get started.  If  you have had these questions or you have an interest in wellness and learning healthier practices, then consider a Holistic Health Assessment. A holistic health assessment is similar yet different than …

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Power of Words and Your Health

In Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

I have been a believer of our words and their correlation to our health and wellness.  Remember this saying,  “be careful for what you pray for, you might get it!”  Hmmm:) There are many books published on this topic including well known authors Larry Dossey, MD (Healing Words) and Wayne Dyer (Power of Intention). There is even research on topics such as the healing power …

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Relaxation with Meditation – It is Not All in Your Head!

In Featured, Natural Healing, Relaxation Therapies by Debra Reis

A recent study in JAMA reported that researchers from Johns Hopkins University evaluated effects of meditation practice in improving stress related outcomes such as anxiety, eating habits, sleep and pain.  They reviewed 47 trials with 3515 participants.  The investigators concluded that health providers and clinicians should be aware that meditation programs can result in small to moderate reductions of psychological …

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Natures Spa – a celebration of natural beauty

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

To celebrate the Spring Solstice, we sponsored a Natures Spa Happy Hour at a downtown quaint restaurant, Pam’s Corner.  Healthy food was featured along with organic skin care products, vision painting and yoga stretching/meditation, and coming together after a long, long winter to share with each other! This was a great time to remind us of this Solstice as a time …

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Frequency of Life

In Aromatherapy, Healing Touch, Natural Healing, Nia by Debra Reis

It is said that everything alive vibrates. This is where we get the language – vibrational frequency. A motion not usually seen with the naked eye but certainly measurable as electromagnetic waves or hertz. Our bodies have different frequencies. Even the earth has a frequency. Research has shown that the body frequency will decrease with illness. Review the work of …

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Lavender & Migraines – New study!

In Aromatherapy, Featured, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

A new study reports the benefits of Lavender essential oil for those who suffer from migraine headaches. Individuals have tried this suggestion for inhalation with success and avoided using medication. Eur Neurol. 2012;67(5):288-91. doi: 10.1159/000335249. Epub 2012 Apr 17. Lavender essential oil in the treatment of migraine headache: a placebo-controlled clinical trial. Sasannejad P, Saeedi M, Shoeibi A, Gorji A, …

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Enhance Your Exercise with Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy, Natural Healing by Debra Reis

I have had the privilege to connect with a yoga instructor who would guide the group with yoga while I incorporated essential oils.  I found it to be a rewarding experience.  An overview is provided below: Begin your exercise class with an oil that will refresh – often citrus oils will facilitate awakening and “get ready” to move. Once you …