Steam Inhalation Basics

By Cindy Black / January 14, 2018 /

Clear your head! Steam inhalation for sinus congestion coughs, or stuffy nose is very effective. To get great results, all you need is: Hot water A bowl A towel One drop of essential oil. Watch the video below for simple steam inhalation instructions: Steam Inhalation is Simple! This is a great way to stay healthy…

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Herbal tea to relieve dry throat

By Cindy Black / January 11, 2018 /

Best herbs to soothe your throat There are many herbs to relieve a dry throat. This list of three favorite herbs to ease a dry throat is a place for beginners to begin. I have used each of these herbs at different times. Slippery Elm – (Ulmaus fulva) – slippery elm tea is made from…

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Stress relief – a lifestyle approach to inner peace

By Cindy Black / May 11, 2017 /

Habits of health Stress is the basis for many ailments ranging from headaches to cardiac disease. I imagine that you’ve heard the buzz about these stress related conditions and many more. If you are like me, you might be wondering how to support your health naturally, how to relieve stress naturally, and how to ensure…

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

By Cindy Black / September 29, 2016 /

Natural plantar fasciitis relief Circulation is the key to healing anything in the body. Every cell needs a constant stream of blood flow in order to receive nutrients and remove waste. With proper circulation, the cells keep our tissues happy and healthy. Natural healing is based on the idea that if cells can get what they…

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Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

Fibromyalgia Relief Using Meridian Massage

By Cindy Black / July 14, 2016 /

Fibromyalgia is pain and fatigue throughout the body. Fibromyalgia is a somewhat mysterious condition to evaluate: According to the Mayo Clinic: “Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues…Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually…

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Self-care is worth the effort.

Self-care for the over-extended

By Cindy Black / June 30, 2016 /

Too busy to care for yourself? Many years ago, I had no self-care practice. I knew that I was not caring for myself. I knew the things that would support my health. I knew that I was not doing them because of my responsibilities to family, friends, and career got in the way. I kept wondering if…

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Nourish your Spleen – eat soup!

By Cindy Black / February 25, 2016 /

Long cooked soup benefits the Spleen Classical Chinese medicine (CCM) classifies the Spleen as an organ of digestion. There is a huge difference in perspective between Classical Chinese medicine and modern medicine. Because of this difference, we capitalize the organ when referring to it from the CCM perspective, and use lower case when referring to any organ from the…

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TMJ relief

Acupressure points for TMJ

By Cindy Black / January 14, 2016 /

TMJ  Basics Clenching the teeth, a tight jaw, earaches and headaches can all be attributed to TMJ Syndrome. Let’s have a closer look at TMJ before diving into the acupoints that are indicated for relief. TMJ stands for Temporal Mandibular Joint. “Temporal Mandibular Joint” is the scientific name for “jaw joint.” The movable part of…

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calm a busy mind

How to calm a busy mind

By Cindy Black / November 5, 2015 /

A busy mind can be annoying. I know from personal experience! Here are a few things that I have found to calm a busy mind: Just stop whatever it is that I may be doing physically. Stop that activity and take a few deep breaths. Then take a few breaths while coaxing my mind to follow my…

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What is balance

What is balance?

By Cindy Black / July 30, 2015 /

Balance is a process, not a point of perfection. What is balance? “Balance” is something that many of us are seeking. By attaining balance in life and work, exercise and rest, our diet, mind-body-spirit, time on the internet, and time in the garden, we can live in health and happiness. But what is this “thing” called…

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