Herbal Tonics to Reduce Stress

Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease. And according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all Americans regularly experience physical or psychological symptoms caused by stress (American Institute of Stress, May 2017). continue reading »

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Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have a function in our bodies. Stress is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. continue reading »

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Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer

Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Indian Summer, occurs in late August through mid-September. Each season in TCM has a pair of organs or energetic pathways it corresponds to. For Indian Summer, these pathways are those of the spleen and stomach. continue reading »

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Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading »

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Herbal Formulas for Summer

Summer. The word alone stirs up thoughts of campfires, flip flops, popsicles, swimming and long sunny days. However, for many people it also means sunburns, mosquito bites and excessive sweating. Fortunately, there are lots of ways to deal with all of these issues. Sipping on some refreshing lemonade or munching on a slice of watermelon are some traditional ways to cool off. But Traditional Chinese Medicine has some other less common ways of treating summer ailments. continue reading »

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Essential Oil Education Blog

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds:

  • Found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
  • They can lift the mood, calm the senses and elicit powerful emotional responses.
  • Essential oils have been used throughout history in many cultures for their medicinal and therapeutic benefits.

Modern trends are:

  • Moving toward more holistic approaches to self care.
  • Fueling growth of scientific validation of alternative health practices.
  • Driving a rediscovery of the profound health benefits of essential oils.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Three ways to use Essential Oils:

  • Many oils can pass directly through the skin for immediate systemic response to topical application.
  • Certain oils may be taken internally as dietary aids to promote vitality and well-being.
  • Some oils are particularly beneficial aromatically. 

dōTERRA® CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade essential oils:

  • Are pure, natural, aromatic compounds carefully extracted from plants.
  • Do not contain fillers or artificial ingredients.
  • Are free of contaminants such as pesticides or other chemical residues.

dōTERRA®:

  • Is he largest provider of essential oils in the world.
  • Has the highest standards of quality available. 

A few examples of essential oils and their uses:

  • Lavender: May help anxiety, arthritis, asthma, blood pressure, earache, headache, infection, insect bites, mental clarity, skin conditions and more. 
  • Lemon: May help digestion, energy, memory, respiratory problems, sore throats and more. 
  • Peppermint: May help depression, fatigue, nerves, rheumatism, toothache and more.

Contact Dr. Julie for more information:

949-899-5809

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Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

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Five Acupuncture Points for Indian Summer

Acupuncture is part of a medical system that dates back nearly 3,500 years. This medical system is known as Traditional Chinese Medicine or TCM. TCM acknowledges not four but five seasons. The fifth season, Indian Summer, occurs in late August through mid-September. Each season in TCM has a pair of organs or energetic pathways it corresponds to. For Indian Summer, these pathways are those of the spleen and stomach. continue reading »

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