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How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Acu Points to increase Wellness

Posted on April 26, 2020 at 8:03 PM Comments comments (3)


These Acupressure points fortify your body’s vital systems: lymph, digestive, respiratory, reproductive and endocrine system. Press each of these points for 1-3 minutes daily to improve your health and boost your immune system.

Acupressure Points are a part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and work on the energy flow on our Meridians where most Acu Points lay. Releasing blockages caused by stress stagnant energy, sluggishness of our systems prevents disease and illness.

CV 6: Sea of Energy
Location: 3 finger width below navel, press in about 2 inches
Benefits: strengthens the abdominal muscles, intestinal function, reproductive organs and sexual function

B23, B47: Sea of Vitality
Location: in height of waist line, 1,5 and 3 cm from spine, press in and towards spine
Benefits: rejuvenates all internal organs, strengthens sexual organs

ST36: Three Mile Point
Location: wrap your hand around your knee just below the knee cap, the ring finger should be just above a small indent between the 2 bones on the outside of your leg, press deep or massage firmly
Benefits: instant energy point, tones and strengthens muscles, increases endurance, longelivity

LI10: Upper Vitality Point
Location: bend your arm and about 2 finger widths from the crease on your forearm, this point is below L11
Benefits: rejuvenates and is a strengthening tonic point for upper body

TW5: Outer Gate
Location: 3 finger width from the wrist crease on the outside, between the 2 bones, press deep
Benefits: increases resistance to colds and flu, relieves wrist pain, carpal tunnel pain, tendonitis and rheumatism

TW15: Heavenly Rejuvenation
Location: reach opposite arm over your shoulder and press middle finger on top of shoulder blade
Benefits: increases resistance to cold and flu, reduces fevers, stiff necks and shoulder pain

K3/B60: Bigger Stream
Location: between ankle and Achilles tendon, press/pinch both sides with thumb and pointer finger
Benefits: fatigue, sleep disorders, relieves swollen feet, inflammation, sciatica and Achilles tendonitis, uterus pain

GV24.5: Third Eye
Location: Between the eyes on bridge of nose
Benefits: balances the endocrines system, relieves hay fever,
headaches,eyestrain and indigestion

As always stay safe and calm and if you need more help I'm just a text away. This post is part of my Acupressure for Self help course.

How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Acupressure Points for digestive issues:

Posted on April 17, 2020 at 9:18 PM Comments comments (0)


If you are experiencing digestive upsets at the moment it is no wonder stress can affect our digestive system before reaching for those anti acids why not try some Acupressure points. 

Find one or 2 points that help and hold them several times a day, s they are so many organs involved I find using them all from top to bottom is more beneficial



Acu Points for Digestive Issues:

SP16 Abdominal Source
Location: below the ribcage about 1 finger width inside the nipple line, press
slightly upwards
Benefits: Indigestion, Ulcer pain, gas, belching, hiccups, side stitches, appetite issues, Liver & Gallbladder issues, insomnia, irritability

ST25 Celestial or Heavenly Point
Location: 2-3 finger widths beside the belly button – press in deep
Benefit: acute and chronic abdominal issues, distension, pain, diarrhea,
Gastroenteritis, constipation, nausea, vomiting

SP12/13 Rushing Door
Location: in the groin just next to the hip bone – using 3 fingers hold lightly
Benefits: Pelvic Tension, Groin pain, menstrual pain & cramps, indigestion bloating, stomach discomfort, cold feet, frustration, opens up energy flow from top to bottom

Li 3 Supreme Rushing
Location: one thumb width down between first and second toe
Benefits: balances Liver meridian, headaches, antispasmodic – muscle cramps, detox, arthritis, toe pain, fever

GB41 Above Tears
Location: one thumbs width down between 4th and 5th toe
Benefits: general pain relief, headaches, migraines, shoulder tension, sciatica, phantom pain

PE6 Inner Gate
Location: 2-3 fingers width from wrist grease inside arm, between the tendons, bones
Benefits: balances inner and outer self, calms, nausea, diarrhea, stomach ache, motion sickness, morning sickness, emotional upsets, epilepsy

As always stay safea and calm 

How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Aroma Oils for the Heart chakra

Posted on April 13, 2020 at 6:14 PM Comments comments (0)

In this post I want to talk about Aroma oils that benefit our heart chakra. With a balanced heart chakra we feel loved, loving, empathetic and can love unconditionally and secure of our place in this world. 
With the current changes in our life we can feel unbalanced on many levels but it is the heart chakra that can give us the emotional stability we need or want. And especially now with the self isolation some or many of us are alone with no family or friends to support us even if we have contact to them being alone can make you feel like you are alone.

I have chosen 4 Aroma oils that can bring balance and the feeling of love back into our heart and life. You can rub 1-2 drops into your heart chakra, this is the place in the middle of your chest, if you are sensitive you can dilute the oil with some Olive or Sunflower oil.

Bergamot: opens the heart chakra, which often closes up during times of stress, hurt and emotional pain making it difficult for us to feel loved
fun fact: legend has it that Columbus found the tree in the Canary Island and brought it back to Spain

Melissa: deeply healing at times of grief, loss and separation, and this is such a time we have lost the life style we were used to and need to grief it too to process the loss and move on
fun fact: Paracelus a swiss medic called Melissa or Lemon balm "the elixir oof life" due to its calming action on the heart" it is also said to have rejuvenating effects

Neroli: stimulates the love energy, relieves anxiety, hysteria and shock, instills inner peace
fund fact: the name comes from the Italian Princess Anne-Marie, countess of Neroli who used to use the oil to scent anything she wore and bathed in.

Rose Geranium: opens the heart chakra, balances emotions, warms and brings peace and compassion, helps to accept and release difficult situations and to move on,
fun fact: it is named after the greek word Pelagonium meaning stork like

I hope you found this helpful and please share as it may benefit someone else.

These Oils are also in my Heart Chakra Aroma Oil Roll on which can be ordered if you pm me however I am currently waiting for stock to arrive.

I also have a Aromatherapy Intro course and an Emotional Chakra Balancing course with Aroma Oils if you want to learn more contact me and I can put you on a list once the restrictions are lifted.

As always stay safe and calm!

Smudging cleansing with smoke

Posted on April 12, 2020 at 7:44 PM Comments comments (0)
Smudging
Smudging is cleansing with smoke. Most people use Sage as its cleansing and purifies negative energies and feelings that may be present in rooms, houses, objects or people. Other herbs can be included as well like Lavender, Rosemary or you can use Gumtree leaves as this honors the land we live in.

Smudging is a cleansing ritual that has been practiced by many cultures but predominantly it is known from the Native American Indians that burned certain herbs depending on the ritual and used a feather to fan out the smoke to drive away negativity and evil spirits.

Everything is energy and just like you would take a shower to clean off dirt, perspiration or to feel clean, smudging a house, room or yourself on a regular basis removes stagnate or negative energy and brings in fresh, new energy especially after an illness, feeling sad, depressed, unhappy or upset or being around people that are feeling like that.

How to smudge a room, your house or yourself:
1, prepare the smudging container like shown in the picture below (I used 2 plastic square trays with aluminium foil, you may use a baking tray or a big bowl as long as it is large enough to contain the smudge stick so any burning pieces won’t fall onto furniture or carpet/floor. Also be careful around curtains!

2, set your intentions (smudging a room, person or house/property). I always connect to my guides/spirit/angels and ask for help and when smudging I say: I am cleansing this area, may it be free from negative and unwanted residue and energy (for each room) and asking for protection as well (for each area).

3, starting at your front door of your house or the door of the room you want to smudge light the smudge stick until it smokes and cover the outside area first than walk through the doorway and go anti clockwise until you covered all walls, corners and walk into middle of the room, continue this throughout your house finishing at the middle of the room or house) and smudge yourself from top to bottom or bottom to top using the smudge stick to circle around your body. If smudging a house I also include the back door, the outside of the back door and you may want to include front and back yard or all of the property.

4, Once you have finished all the rooms/area smudge yourself and extinguish the smudge stick. I use scissors to cut away the burned part so I can re-use the rest.

Caution: always be aware that you are using an open flame and whilst it is advisable to keep doors and windows open when smudging never smudge in windy conditions or with a working fan, don’t allow children to smudge, always use an appropriate container to smudge and never use the smudge stick without the container. Use common sense to smudge safely! Be careful around pregnant women and infants. Don’t inhale the smoke.

How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Acupresure Points for Neck and Shoulder issues:

Posted on April 10, 2020 at 7:43 PM Comments comments (0)


continuing on with my posts on how to relief muscle tension in a certain area, today is about Neck, Shoulder and Arm issues tight muscles in our Shoulders can contribute to Headaches and travel down the arm to cause pain and discomfort in elbow and wrist. 

Remember you only need to hold one point that benefits you or make it a routine and hold all of them, great for more relaxation. Hold each point 1-3 minutes several times a day.




Neck, Shoulder, Arm issues:

TW15:
Location: 3 fingers width midway of shoulder just on top of shoulder blade
Benefits: stiff necks, relieves shoulder pain, high fevers, cold and flu’s, increases immunity, improves circulation

SI10 :
Location: 1/3 down shoulder/arm joint, press inwards
Benefits: stiff neck, shoulder tension, arm problems (tingling,
numbness, pain), hypertension, cold hands

LI14:
Location: just below the Deltoid muscle “V”
Benefits: Arm pain, releases shoulder joints, stiff neck,
toothache

B 10:
Location: below base of skull between 1st and 2nd cervical one, both sides of spine
Benefits: headaches, stiff neck, balances thyroid, sore throat,
depression, self expression

GB 20:
Location: right under skull – occipital bone, approx. 2 fingers width from spine both sides
Benefits: headaches, hypertension, dizziness, stiff neck,
memory, insomnia, eyestrain, indecisiveness, irritability

As always stay safe and calm! 

How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Self Help tip for healthy Skin

Posted on April 7, 2020 at 9:07 PM Comments comments (0)
Today’s Self Help tip is a little different its about Self Care specifically for our skin. If our skin looks and feels great so do we. So what do to if you are in lock down and can’t go have a facial or don’t have all the products you need for one at home? Well you use what’s in your fridge or cupboard!

First lets go over what steps are important:

Cleanse: to remove dirt, oil build up, perspiration etc – daily

Exfoliate: to remove dead skin cells – once a week

Tone: hydrates, closes pores – daily best after cleanse

Facial Oil: to hydrate and nourish skin - use before mask or daily

Mask: rehydrate, revitalise, nourish – once a week

Moisturizer: daily

Cleanser:
Oat Milk Cleanser:
2 Tablespoons of Oats soaked in water overnight, drain oats and add some Milk, Youghurt or Buttermilk and a drop of honey to the liquid

Exfoliant:
Salt Scrub: any fine salt will do Table salt, Himalayan Salt - only scrub face 1-2 minutes as its abrasive!

Sugar scrub: 1,5 tablespoon raw sugar, ½ tables spoon of Almond meal or Semolina or Oats and 1 teaspoon of honey or oil – mix and scrub into skin leave on for 5-10 minutes for the enzymes to work

Toner:
½ teaspoon of Apple Cider Vinegar to ½ cup of water or you can grate a Cucumber and leave sit overnight and rain and use the liquid, you can add 1-2 drops of Lavender Aroma Oil

Facial Oil: Avocado Oil, Olive Oil or even Sunflower oil will do, don’t use a vegetable oil! You may want to add 1-2 drops of Lavender Aroma oil

Mask:
Clay mask: if you have clay that’s great just mix it with some water, green clay detoxes, pink clay is great for mature skin with fine wrinkles, yellow clay great for sun damaged skin it revitalizes and stimulates circulation

Avocado mask: smash ½ avocado add Buttermilk or yoghurt and some avocado or Olive oil or water, you may also add a few drops of Aroma oil or use crushed strawberries or some Orange, Tahini is also great

Steps: cleanse, tone, exfoliate, tone, facial oil massage, mask, tone and moisturize

Be creative and have fun!

pic 1: face massage steps
pic 2: oat milk cleanser and facial oil
pic 3: toner
pic 4: salt and sugar scrub
pic 5: clay and avocado mask




How To stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Acupressure points for Headaches

Posted on April 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


How is everyone going? I'm sure with this lock down and stress on another level we tend to get more tense and Neck and Shoulders tighten up leading to Headaches. so here are some points to help with that. Remember you only have to choose 1 or 2 points that help you of course you can do the whole routine but its best to hold the points several times during the day for 1-3 minutes each.

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As always: Stay safe and calm!

Headaches and Migraines
B 10:
Location: below base of skull between 1st and 2nd cervical one, both sides of spine
Benefits: headaches, stiff neck, balances thyroid, sore throat,
depression, self expression

GB 20:
Location: right under skull – occipital bone, approx. 2 fingers width from spine both sides
Benefits: headaches, hypertension, dizziness, stiff neck,
memory, insomnia, eyestrain, indecisiveness, irritability

GV16:
Location: back of head under medulla, depression before 1st cervical bone
Benefits: headache, migraine, vertigo, eye problems, neck
pain, nosebleeds, hang over, hyper tension, relaxes mind

Li 3:
location: one thumb width down between first and second toe
Benefits: headaches, antispasmodic – muscle cramps, detox,
arthritis, toe pain, fever

GB41:
location: one thumbs width down between 4th and 5th toe
Benefits: general pain relief, headaches, migraines, shoulder
tension, sciatica, phantom pain

PE6 can be included if nausea is present

How to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Bachflower Essences, part 4 DEPRESSION

Posted on April 1, 2020 at 6:02 PM Comments comments (0)

This post will talk about what Bach flowers are helpful if you are depressed.

In Part 1 I wrote about the Rescue Remedy which is a go to remedy for stress, shock, injury, panic etc. in part 2 I wrote about some specific Bach Flowers that can be helpful during this crisis we are experiencing and part 3 spoke about Bach Flowers for fear specifically. If you want to read up on the other posts they are all in my blog.

If you don't have access to Bach flowers put a few drops of Cinnamon leaf aroma oil on the sole of your feet it will uplift your mood and don't forget to talk to someone!

Bach flowers for Depression:
Gentian:
for despondency due to disappointment, discouraged, disheartened and disillusioned, depression of known origin, does not trust they will succeed
brings back a positive attitude and resilience in the times of set backs and disappointments

Gorse:
utter hopelessness and despair, feels they reached the end of the line, everything is/feels dark
brings back hope and light, makes life worth living

Sweet Chestnut:
reached the end of the line, wishes to die, utter mental anguish and despair, person in crisis situation
restores dignity, strength and self assurance, brings back hope

Mustard:
depression of unknown origin, dark mood, no joy in life,
helps connect to inner self and healing, dispels feelings of gloom and doom

Wild Oat:
sees no purpose, lack of direction, feelings of not belonging, indecisiveness, never content always searching....
gives new purpose, enables person to move forward

Star of Bethlehem:
shock and trauma
brings person back into their body and aligns body and mind to work together

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As always stay safe and calm!

HOW to stay SANE and CALM in a crazy World, cont. Acupressure for Sciatica and Lower Back Pain

Posted on March 30, 2020 at 6:43 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some Acupressure points that can help if you feel tense and have a sore or tight back. You can choose which one suits best and hold it, usually the pressure is light unless I stated otherwise, hold for 1-3 minutes, you may feel a pulse in your finger or if you prefer you can just massage the point slowly.

Acupressure is part of the Traditional Chinese Medicine and just like Acupuncture works on different Meridians to free up blocked energy bringing health and balance back into the body. As acupressure is lighter it is advised to treat the points several times during the day

B23/47:
Location: in height of waist line, 1,5 and 3 cm from spine
Benefits: lower back pain, chronic fatigue, fear, kidney problems, rejuvenates and strengthens internal and reproductive organs

B54:
Location: middle of back of knee
Benefits: back pain, stiffness & spasm, sciatica, knee pain,
restless legs, arthritis in knee, back, hips

B62:
Location: underneath outside ankle bone
Benefits: back, ankle and heel pain, sciatica, headaches,
epilepsy, hypertension, dizziness

GB34:
Location: underneath knee between leg bone and muscle
Benefits: muscular tension, aches, spasms and strains,
neuromuscular issues, back pain, knee problems,
shin splints, headaches, stomach aches, constipation, fear, overall yang conditions

GB 29:
Location: halfway between top of the hip bone and leg
Benefits: sciatica, shoulder and back pain, strengthens lower
back, helps pelvis/hip problems, irritability, frustration

 Stay safe and calm!

HOW to stay SAFE and CALM in a crazy world, cont. Bach Flower Essences part 3

Posted on March 29, 2020 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)


In part one I wrote a little about how Bach Flowers work that their energetic vibration can balance our unbalanced emotional states like fear, anxiety, stress etc. which is important in this turbulent time.And in part 2 I wrote about some specific Bach Flowers that are helpful at this time.

In part 3 I will write about Bach flowers that can benefit you in times of fear: Remember Bach Flowers can be taken a few drops from a Stock bottle under the tongue or in a glass of water and take sips during the day, if you have a treatment bottle take 4 drops 4 times daily.

Rock Rose:
for PTSD, Fears, Grief, Nightmares Loss, Bereavement, its also in the Rescue Remedy
helps to be confident and calm

Mimilus:
Fears of known origin like illness, accidents, loneliness etc, avoids and withdraws romsituations that cause anxiety, shy, uneasy with people
helps to feel secure and accept life's risks

Cherry Plum:
obsessed with control as it give a false sense of security, sudden outbursts of anger, rage, hysteria, on verge of break down, fear of losing control (emoitonally, mentally, financially)
its also in the Rescue Remedy
helps to be calm in stressful situation and trust in the outcome

Aspen:
feelings of dread that something bad is going to happen, anything, even if insignificant can cause stress or anxiety
helps with feeling more secure and inner peace

Red Chestnut:
Excessive anxiety and fear especially for family members, friends, anticipates the worst, overwhelmed and fretting
helps with being objective about the welfare of others, accepts life's changes and challenges

In part 4 I will write about Bach Flowers that can help with Depression. If you have like this post or know someone it could help please share it.

As always stay safe and calm!

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