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The Wheel of Health - Supplementation

THE WHEEL OF HEALTH
Part 2 - SUPPLEMENTATION

Today we are moving on to the second piece of the Wheel of Health; Supplementation.

Supplementation is defined as "adding to complete something, supplying a deficiency, or reinforcing or extending a whole".  So when applied to supplementing your health, you are reinforcing not only your physical well being but also your mental, emotional and spiritual well being.

PHYSICAL WELL BEING 
Vitamins and Minerals
To supplement or not to supplement - because there are so many variables that are intrinsic to each individual, vitamin and mineral supplementation will depend on:

The Wheel of Health - Relationships

THE WHEEL OF HEALTH



Part 1 - RELATIONSHIPS

Romantic Relationships - Soul Based vs Ego Based

In this week's blog we're tying up the Relationship segment of the Wheel of Health with the topic of Romantic Relationships.

Traditionally, when two people came together and married, it was for protection, financial security and for the continuity of the clan/tribe.  Today, however, women work, men can adopt children of their own and there's no real 'need' for people to integrate for conventional purposes.

The Wheel of Health - Relationships


THE WHEEL OF HEALTH
Part 1 - RELATIONSHIPS
Your Connection to Others

This week we're continuing with the second part of the Relationship segment of the Wheel of Health by taking a close look at your connection to the people in your life.

Recently I met a woman in a local bookstore who said to me 'Isn't it great that of all the souls out there we were the ones chosen to be on the train that was headed to earth at this point in time!"  It was a bold statement but I loved the metaphor of being hand picked (by God?

The Wheel of Health - Relationships

THE WHEEL OF HEALTH

PART 1 - RELATIONSHIPS 
The Relationship with Yourself

This week's blog is the first in a series discussing the different segments of the Wheel of Health.  There will be a few parts to the Relationship section beginning with The Relationship that you have with Yourself. 

While the level of social connection and support in your life influences the development, progression, and recovery from illness, the first relationship that you need to work on is the one with yourself, as it's the foundation for everything else in life.

How Well do You Know the State of Your Well-Being?

Through my practise as an Acupuncturist I am often impressed by how much effort people invest into researching and understanding their illness and the means in which to treat it.  And, despite the fact that many of us fall a bit short on understanding the complexities of human anatomy and physiology, the most important thing we need to recognize is how and why this condition manifested in the first place.

Chinese Medicine provides a holistic view of the body, taking into account diet and lifestyle, as well as the emotional and spiritual contributors of dis-ease.

Make a Committment to Acupuncture

Acupuncture is like going to the gym. You can’t go once and say ‘I’m in shape’,” says  Lisa Alvarez, a licensed and board certified acupuncturist and master level Reiki practitioner in Chicago. “It requires a commitment and builds over time. The longer you do it, the longer the results will last and the less you’ll need to come in.” If you’re rehabbing an injury, you’ll go frequently (one to two times a week) at first and then taper off as your healing progresses. If you’re using alternative medicine to boost your race-day performance, “the best thing to do is to have a couple of weekly treatments before the event and then come in right after the event,” says Alvarez.

What is Acupuncture and How does it Work?

 
 
ACUPUNCTURE: WHAT IS IT?
Acupuncture is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning. This is done by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.
 
HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK?
The classical Chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues.
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