Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Special Offer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. In the United States, 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer can occur in men too. Thanks to early detection services such as screening mammograms, breast cancer has one of the highest survival rates. Different types of mammogram screening include digital mammograms and 3D Mammography or tomosynthesis.

Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Saves Lives. Talk to your doctor about breast cancer screening. Healthy, active lifestyles aid in prevention. Tips on Prevention from Mayo Clinic.

Stress and Cancer. While there is conflicting data in a review of the literature whether or not stress causes breast cancer, people facing a diagnosis of cancer may find the physical, emotional, and social effects of the disease to be stressful. Being able to use effective coping strategies to deal with stress, such as relaxation and stress management techniques, can been lower the incidence of depression and anxiety. According to research, relaxation training during chemotherapy can reduce anxiety and other adverse events in postoperative breast cancer patients.

Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines from the Society of Integrative Oncology for the Use of Integrative Therapies and Breast Cancer. These include relaxation, mind-body therapies (meditation, hypnosis, yoga), massage, music therapy and acupuncture, with some specific recommendations for symptom management mentioned in the guidelines. While more research is needed, reiki (ray-key) and Qi Gong are offered at a number of cancer centers due to their ease of use, gentle nature and relaxation benefits.

Talk to Your Doctor before using over-the-counter medications, dietary supplements, herbal products and integrative therapies. Some may not be indicated or even contraindicated for your situation. Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has on-line information about herbal products. The National Institutes of Health also has information on herb-drug interactions.

Special Offer from Dreamtime Wellness ™ During the Month of October: Anyone receiving treatment for breast cancer may enjoy a session for relaxation and stress management at discounted prices. Call or email to schedule your appointment: info@dreamtimewellness.com or 978-283-4258.

Enjoy today in a healthy way,

Karen

 

Karen Pischke BSN, RN, Alumnus CCRN, Author, Speaker, Nurse Researcher, Photographer. Certified Hypnotherapist, Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Usui Reiki Teacher/Komyo Shihan. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness LLC. Your Bridge to Health. Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit. Karen is a registered nurse with a background in critical care nursing, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac risk factor reduction, wellness and integrative healthcare. Incorporating a collaborative, integrative approach, Karen strives to educate and provide evidence-based services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving health, happiness and wellbeingwww.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

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Sources and More Information:

Breast Cancer in Men

American Cancer Society Facts and Figures

Jama Network

Mammogram Screening 

Naval Hospital of Pensacola 

NIH Relaxation During Chemotherapy Breast Cancer

NIH National Cancer Institute Stress Fact Sheet

Psychological Stress and Breast Cancer

Summer Eclipse Acupuncture Restorative Yoga ~

Summer Eclipse Acupuncture Restorative Yoga ~

Finding Summer Balance on the Summer Eclipse with
Ayurveda, Restorative Yoga and Acupuncture

Thursday, July 26 at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, Magnolia, MA from 6:30-8:30pm

Summer is the season of joy, expansion and abundance.

Please join us for an opportunity to apply the teachings of Ayurveda, Yoga and Chinese Medicine to connect to the expansive energy of the summer season and optimize your physical and energetic health.

This sessional gathering will include a discussion on “How to stay cool and keep your cool in this Summer Season “ using Ayurveda, yoga and Acupuncture. Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture is applied on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (and yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.) While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle sound meditation with essential oils and Reiki treatments.

If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

Limited space, RSVP to reserve your spot
call/text: 978-852-0066 or
email: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

Investment: $60

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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“Anything is Possible” …. Join Us in Supporting Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance.

Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer AllianceAltering the course of Cancer in Adolescents and Young Adults. 

AYA Cancer Alliance Mission –bring better care and treatments to each and every adolescent and young adult battling cancer so that each is given the chance to survive and thrive. Changing the way adolescents and young adults with cancer are treated, one patient at a time if need be. 

You can participate in and support Reid’s Ride by cycling, volunteering, donate, cheering on cyclists along the route, or Come to Stage Fort Park, Gloucester MA Sunday, July 15th and meet ‘the force’ behind Reid’s Ride –    

Join Reid’s Family, Lorraine, Gene, Weston, Deb, Frank Sacco, and Reid’s many cousins, friends and volunteers. A wonderful group of organizers and participants for this 28-Mile fundraising Bicycle Ride from Lynnfield MA high school to Gloucester MA, Stage Fort Park.

So much positivity behind this group, you can’t help but get caught up in their wave of progress against cancer in adolescents and young adults.

Stage Fort Park overlooking beautiful Gloucester Harbor – 8:3O a.m. – 12 noon.

  • Greet and cheer on the cyclists as they arrive at the end of their 28 mile ride to Stage Fort Park.
  • Stop by the Raffle Table at the finish, Stage Fort Park for Dinners, Red Sox tickets, Sonos products, a ‘Gift of Wellness’ Basket and much more!
  • Stop by the Dream Team ‘Wellness Tent.’ A ‘DreamTeam’ of Professional Wellness Providers and volunteers will be offering Massage, Reflexology and Reiki. FREE to Reid’s Ride cyclists and volunteers; ‘By Donation’ to all others with 100% of the donations going to Reid’s Ride and the Reid R. Sacco AYA Cancer Alliance, supporting AYA Programs at Tufts Medical Center, Connecticut Children’s Hospital, and More!

The ‘Dream Team’What began as one Reiki Provider in 2O11 at the request of Tina Ketchopulos, has grown to include more Volunteers, Wellness Providers and Cyclists!

This Year’s ‘Dream Team’ includesCyclists (Jo-Ann Gibely, John Leonard, Melinda Vaturro, Patrick Canonica, and Sandy Skinner), Integrative Therapy/Wellness Providers Massage Therapists (Grace Conway from Saltwater Massage Studio, Karen Lohnes from HarmonySquared, Christine Misiano from Sport Massage Pro and Bodyworks,) Reiki Providers ( Ethel Haddix, Nikki Fleenor, Karen Pischke, Suzanne Sweeney), Donors (Pole’s Hill and Anonymous) and Volunteers (Bob Haddix, Arlene Hill and Kathy Hitchcock). Thank you to all the participants of this year’s ‘Dream Team!’

To Support Reid’s Ride – sign up to ride or you may also make contributions on-line, by going to Donations” .

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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”  ~ Margaret Mead

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Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture ~

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture ~

Please join us and celebrate the beginning of the Spring Season by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with Acupuncture. As we transition into the Spring season. It is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system.

Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.) While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

Stephanie Greenough became a licensed acupuncturist in 2013, she received her Master’s of Acupunture from New England School of Acupuncture where she studied both Chinese and Japanese styles. Also a barre and Yoga instructor, she focuses on wellness of the body, mind and soul.

Wyndee Egan, RYT 200 hr from Yoga Spirit and is a certified Restorative Yoga trainer with Judith Lassaier – Relax and Renew Yoga. She is also a co-owner of Ayurveda Wellness Healing and offers Ayurvedic Wellness Counseling, Reiki and Meditation training.

When:      Sunday, March 25

Time:        3:00-5:00pm

Where:     Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA 01930

Pre-registration is required.
Email: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or
Call: 978-852-0066

Investment: $60

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

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Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25c Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia, MA

Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Acupuncture Works of Hamilton on Saturday, March 4 from 2:00 – 4:00pm by experiencing the deep relaxation of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your energy and meridians with #Acupuncture.

As we embrace the Winter season, it is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system. Each participant will be positioned in a very comfortable restorative pose while acupuncture will be done on meridian points below the elbows and knees to treat the entire body. (And yes, this will relieve your aching back etc.)

While the treatment is going on, you will be lead through a gentle meditation and some Reiki and Cranial Sacral treatments. You will be surrounded by other people quietly receiving treatment at the same time. If you are new to acupuncture, this is a great way to get introduced.

You will float out of this class 🙂

Limited space, pre-registration required.

Please call: 978-852-0066 or
email: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

Investment: $60

Wyndee Egan, RYT 200 hr. from Yoga Spirit and is a certified Restorative Yoga trainer with Judith Lassater – Relax and Renew Yoga. Co-owner of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, she offers Ayurvedic Wellness Conseling, Reiki and Meditation training.

L. Joyce Nolan, L.Ac, M.Ac, M.Ed, is licensed by the Mass Board of Registration in Medicine Committee on Acupuncture. Joyce completed 3 years of study and clinical practice at the New England School of Acupuncture. Her concentrated field of study was Traditional Chinese Medical Theory and Japanese Meridian Therapy in which she received her master’s degree. She also completed a 2 yr program on advanced Japanese acupuncture.

Currently, Joyce serves as a Board Member of the Acupuncture Oriental Medicine Society of Massachusetts.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture…

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture…

Please join Ayurveda Wellness Healing to celebrate the Fall Season by experiencing the deep relaxtion of Restorative Yoga combined with the balancing of your meridians with Acupuncture.  As we transition into the Fall season, it is important to strengthen the body and mind and immune system.

If you are new to acupuncture or Yoga, this a great way to get introduced.

Limited space, pre-registration is a must.

When:  Monday, Sept. 26

Time:  7 – 9pm

Location:  25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl, Magnolia, MA

Please call: 978-852-0066 or
email: info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

Cost: $60

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 🙂

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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‘To Cup or Not to Cup,’ That is the Question …

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Cupping – Giant, round bruises seen on Michael Phelps’ back and shoulders has drawn a lot of people’s attention during this year’s Olympics. You may also recall a similar reaction when actors Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Anniston, wearing backless dresses while walking the runway revealed the same bruising a number of years ago. All the attention has increased awareness of cupping as a means to ‘release tension; and ‘relax the muscles.’  Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)  has been around for thousands of years, as practiced in China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. TCM practices may consist of a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, herbs, cupping, tui na, qi gong, and moxibustion.

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