Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

Restorative Yoga with Acupuncture Class

 

Relax, De-stress, Unblock, Re-energize and Find Balance with this wonderful Restorative Yoga + Acupuncture Class with Wyndee Egan of Ayurveda Wellness Healing and Joyce Nolan of Acupunture Works of Hamilton and Paula Passanisi at YOGA JOY in Gloucester.

The practices of acupunture and restorative yoga are a fusion of the best healing gifts from two ancient cultures, China, and India. Both of these modalities free up stagnant energies within the physical, emotional, and mental bodies. This process presents an opportunity to let go of the old and welcome the new.

Studies have shown that healing is most effective when done in a nurturing group setting. In this workshop, students will hold supported yogic postures for an extended period of time while receiving a series of acupunture treatments.

The practices of acupunture and yoga amplify each other’s benefits. This event is open to yogis of all levels and ages. No yoga experience is necessary.

Space is limited: RSVP a must at the link on the Facebook event page or email us at:
info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

Friday, June 10

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Cost: $60

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” ūüôā

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com

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Open House ~ for the mind, body & soul

Open House ~ for the mind, body & soul

 

Meet the staff at Ayurveda Wellness Healing and enjoy our beautiful new office (25 Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl, Magnolia, MA)

Saturday, May 14

2:00 – 5:00 pm

We will be offering mini massages, tea & oil sampling and special savings on services!

Special guests:
An Eye 4 Diamonds by Fay Puopolo – see her one of a kind custom made jewelry pieces

Beauty Counter with Susan Zampell – try the latest in organic make-up & sunscreen

Also~
Meet the satff at Harmony Barre + Healing – get the low down on the latest in Barre Fitness & the benefits of Acupuncture (25 Lexington Ave, 1st Fl, Magnolia, MA)

Featured guest:
A photographic exhibition featuring the works of Kristine Sadler

Wine & Hors d’ oeuvres

Bring your friends this is going to be a fun event! ūüôā

We look forward to seeing you,

Wyndee, Kim and Lynn

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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

http://www.ayurvedawellnesshealing.com/

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com or 978.395.1234

Art of Living: Life Beyond Cancer’ Conference

Friends of Mels 2015 Conference

Friends of Mel 2016 Conference

Sponsored by Friends of Mel Foundation. www.http://friendsofmel.org

SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 14th at the QUINCY MARRIOTT.

To REGISTER ON РLINE and for a List of Workshops and Seminars http://friendsofmel.org/conference/

This conference is designed to help survivors and their caregivers navigate the road to healing with a full day of¬†professionally led workshops and skill building seminars that address such issues as –

Opening Keynote –¬†

Trauma to Treasure: Finding Strength Through Life Challenging Experiences

Cancer presents a profound challenge to living a ‚Äúnormal‚ÄĚ life but also provides survivors an opportunity to create a path for living that is consciously chosen. This presentation will focus on the inherent strengths of individuals to build a future based on lessons learned from their cancer experience.¬†Matthew J. Loscalzo, LCSW ‚Äď City of Hope.¬†Executive Director Supportive Care Medicine, Liliane Elkins Professor in Supportive Care Programs, Professor, Population Sciences

SAMPLE of WORKSHOPS INCLUDE: 

  • Immune-Targeted Therapy: Inspiring Your Body to Kill Your Cancer
  • Cognitive Health for Cancer Survivors
  • Being a caregiver: What‚Äôs It All About?
  • Self-Care and Empowerment Through Integrative Therapies
  • and Much More.

NEW THIS YEAR FOR YOUNG ADULTS:

  • Body Image, Self-esteem and Relationships
  • Getting Connected as a Young Adult in Boston

To Learn More About Melanie Simmons, the inspiration behind Friends of Mel and to order Mel’s Bracelets¬†http://friendsofmel.org

Read About “The Impact of STRESS While Living with Cancer” from Friends of Mel’s Founder, Pauline Alighieri¬†–¬†http://huff.to/1EagW7z

For More Details, to Donate, or to Register for the Conference¬†–¬†http://friendsofmel.org/conference/

SAMPLE SESSIONS OF MASSAGE and REIKI – OFFERED¬†at the FRIENDS of Mels’ Conference.¬† Join Karen Lohnes SW, LCMT, RMT (Gloucester MA,) and me. We¬†will be there along with other integrative therapy providers offering¬†information, education and sample sessions of Integrative Therapies. Integrative Therapies include Acupuncture, Hypnosis, Massage, Meditation, Reiki, Yoga. These therapies can aid in¬†symptom management, relieve stress, improve comfort, and promote wellness¬†for those undergoing treatment for cancer and¬†beyond treatment for self-care and empowerment. Take an active role in your health care plan.

NOTE – Consult your oncologist physician or nurse prior to using Complementary, Alternative or Integrative Therapies. Some therapies and supplements may be contraindicated for your care. Discuss with your doctor.

For Information About Complementary Therapies –¬†https://nccih.nih.gov

Join me Over the Bridge. Saturday. November 14th

Wishing You the Best in Health,   Karen

 

Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness‚ĄĘ Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.

 

Complementary and Integrative Therapies for Supportive Cancer Care

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind and Spirit

Hospitals around the country are offering integrative therapies as part of comprehensive, collaborative cancer treatment. According to the National Center Complementary and Integrative Health Integrative Medicine is a total approach to healthcare combining standard (conventional) medicine with complementary therapies that have been studied and shown to be safe and effective.

Integrative Oncology

Integrative Therapies for Cancer Care

Complementary and Integrative Therapies Р(include but are not limited to) РAcupuncture, Expressive Art, Hypnosis, Massage, Mediation, Mindfulness, Music Therapy, Reiki, Tai Chi, Yoga and Qi Gong.

Complementary and Integrative Approaches for Cancer Symptoms and Treatment Side Effects

“NCCIH-funded research has suggested¬†that:

  • Cancer patients who receive integrative therapies while in the hospital have less pain and¬†anxiety.
  • Massage therapy may lead to short-term improvements in pain and mood in patients with advanced¬†cancer.
  • Yoga may relieve the persistent fatigue that some women experience after breast cancer¬†treatment.”

(Source: https://nccih.nih.gov/health/integrative-health)

  • A study by Birocco et al. found that Reiki (ray-kee) sessions (one to four half-hour sessions in this study) provided¬†to 118 patients receiving chemotherapy in an outpatient infusion clinic¬†were helpful in improving well-being, relaxation, pain relief, sleep quality and reducing anxiety. Those that received the full 4 sessions had a significant (P <.000001) reduction in anxiety.¬†(Source: The effects of Reiki therapy on pain and anxiety in patients attended a day oncology and infusion services unit.¬†Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2012 Jun;29(4):290-4.)
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Reiki Promotes a Relaxed State of Mind and Body

  • Self-Hypnotic induction decreased pain and anxiety in women undergoing large core breast biopsy (Source:¬†Adjunctive Self-hypnotic Relaxation for Outpatient Medical Procedures: A Prospective Randomized Trial with Women Undergoing Large Core Breast Biopsy. Lang, E., et al.¬†Pain. 2006 December 15; 126(1-3): 155‚Äď164.
  • Acupuncture has been shown to be¬†an effective and safe adjunct therapy for cancer care for: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting. Studies also¬†suggest acupuncture may be helpful in managing cancer-related pain,¬†chemotherapy-related neutropenia, chemotherapy-induced neutropenia,¬†cancer fatigue,¬†and radiation-induced dry mouth (xerostomia.) (Source: The Value of Acupuncture in Cancer Care. weeding, L. et al. Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2008 Aug; 22(4) 631-viii.¬†NIHMSID:¬†NIHMS65572
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Auricular Acupuncture

Hospitals offering Integrative Therapies –¬† in Boston include – Beth Israel-Deaconness, Boston Medical Center, Dana Farber, Mass General, and Tufts Medical Center. North of Boston – Lahey Healthcare (Beverly, Burlington, Danvers, Peabody, Winchester,) North Shore Medical Center (Lynn, Salem) and Mass General North (Danvers.)

Communicate with your oncology doctors and nurses about your use of integrative therapies for supportive care during treatment. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health approaches you use to ensure coordinated, effective and safe care.

Important to Note: Some integrative therapies, over-the-counter medications, herbs and supplements may not be warranted or even be contraindicated because they may negatively impact your care during treatment for cancer. Check with you doctor, oncologist, and oncology nurse prior to using to assure safe, effective care.

What You Need to Know About Complementary and Integrative Therapies and Cancer Care – the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Therapies¬†conducts and supports research, and provides information about complementary health products and¬†practices. Rigorous studies are conducted to determine the safety and effectiveness¬†of therapies, herbs and supplements. For More Information –¬†https://nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/cancer

6 Things You Need to Know About Complementary Therapies –¬†https://nccih.nih.gov/health/tips/cancer

How to Find a Complementary and Integrative Practitionerhttps://nccih.nih.gov/health/howtofind.htm

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June is PTSD Awareness Month

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

June has been designated PTSD Awareness Month by the National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD).

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to a single or multiple traumatic events, such physical or sexual assault, natural or man-made disaster, and war-related combat stress. Symptoms of PTSD include persistent intrusive thoughts and distressing dreams about the traumatic event, triggered emotional responses to reminders of the trauma, efforts to avoid thinking or talking about the trauma, and persistent hypervigilance for cues that indicate additional danger or trauma re-occurring.

PTSD Statistics –

According to the National Center for PTSD,

  • about 7 to 8¬†percent of the U.S. population will have PTSD at some point in their lives.
  • about 5.2¬†million adults have PTSD during a given year.
  • Veterans with PTSD¬†by service era:
    • Operations Iraqi Freedom¬†and Enduring Freedom: About 11-20%
    • Gulf War (Desert Storm): ¬†12%
    • Vietnam War: Estimated that 30% of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime.
    • Estimated # of Veteran suicides per day – 20 (Source: CDC)

Some Symptoms of PTSD –

  • Anxiety and/or Depression
  • Sleep Disturbance and Nightmares
  • Irritability and outbursts of anger
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Hypervigilance (on constant ‚Äúred alert‚ÄĚ)
  • Feeling jumpy and easily startled
  • Substance Abuse
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Feelings

**Anyone can get PTSD at any age. If you or someone you know are experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your physician for assistance.

Some Treatments for PTSD –

  • Counseling – Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
  • Medications for anxiety/depression

Complementary and Integrative Therapies¬†for PTSD ¬†–

  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Qi Gong
  • Reiki
  • Relaxation Techniques
  • Yoga

Many hospitals in the Boston area now advertise integrative healthcare programs. Fort Hood (TX,) Fort Belvoir (VA) and Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (MD) offer integrative healthcare services to veterans (Eg. massage, reiki, reflexology and yoga.) A 2008 American Hospital Association survey found that 84 percent of hospitals reported patient demand as the primary rationale in offering complementary and integrative medicine services.

~ Ask your physician about ordering counseling and integrative services for PTSD, stress and/or pain management. When in the hospital, ask if these services are available. ~

Sources and for More Information –¬†

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/post-traumatic-stress-disorder/basics/treatment/con-20022540

http://www.helpguide.org

http://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/PTSD

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

http://www.cause-usa.org/main/home.cfm?PageID=47

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2009/04/01/army-s-new-ptsd-treatments-yoga-reiki-bioenergy/

http://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/post-traumatic-stress-disorder-ptsd/index.shtml

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(*Flag photo shared with permission of Jay Albert. http://capeannimages.blogspot.com. Thanks Jay!)

My Pledge –¬†Veterans diagnosed with PTSD can sign up for a FREE¬†sample session of Reiki during the month of June. Reiki (ray-kee) Ryoho is a Japanese healing method/art that is offered through light or non-touch to create a relaxed state of mind and body. Reiki is offered¬†for relaxation, stress reduction and¬†pain relief, offered as part of an integrative healthcare program. Note: Reiki is not meant to take the place of conventional medicine or healthcare, but is intended as supportive¬†care.

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Relax and Restore with Reiki

To Schedule a Sample Reiki Session During the Month of June РEmail Рinfo@dreamtimewellness.com or call Р978-283.4258. Register Early. Space is limited. FREE Sample Sessions will be offered to Veterans with a diagnosis of PTSD РWednesdays in Danvers MA at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers MA. Thursdays  at the North Shore Medical Dental Center, Peabody MA.

Ongoing Dreamtime Wellness‚ĄĘ Reiki Shares/Clinics (‘By Donation’) ¬†–

  • ‘Community Reiki Share’ first Tuesdays in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA
  • ‘Reiki Clinic’ – second Wednesdays in Danvers MA

‘Reiki Shares/Clinics’ are an affordable way to experience the relaxation benefits of Reiki.¬†

All Levels of Reiki Training Available at Dreamtime Wellness‚ĄĘ – Thorough, supportive training¬†for those that wish to learn Reiki as a¬†tool for ‘relaxation, stress reduction, and pain relief,’ for self-care, with loved ones or at advanced levels, you may wish¬†to work in a professional setting.

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When people ask¬†about Reiki, I¬†often think¬†of the Mikey cereal commercial – “Try It, You’ll Like¬†It.” ¬†Reiki is¬†best explained through the experience of a session.¬† ¬†~ Karen¬†

~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N., Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist, Reiki Teacher/Shihan, Tobacco Treatment Specialist. In addition to a private wellness business, Karen has been employed as the RN/Reiki Provider and Hypnotherapist at NSMC, RN/Reiki Provider at Mass General Cancer Center (Danvers and Boston,) and currently is the RN/Reiki Provider at Lahey Danvers Outpatient Center/for the Pain Management Integrative Healthcare. Owner/Founder of Dreamtime Wellness‚ĄĘ Since 2000.¬†Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit.¬†More information can be found at –www.DreamtimeWellness.com.¬†Follow¬†on Facebook –¬†https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199

 

Disclaimer: This blog pro­vides gen­eral infor­ma­tion and dis­cus­sion about health and related sub­jects. The words and other con­tent pro­vided in this blog, and in any linked mate­ri­als, are not intended and should not be con­strued as med­ical advice. If the reader or any other per­son has a med­ical con­cern, he or she should con­sult with an appropriately licensed physi­cian or other health care worker. Never dis­re­gard pro­fes­sional med­ical advice or delay in seek­ing it because of some­thing you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a med­ical emer­gency, call your doc­tor or 911 immediately. The views expressed on this blog and web­site have no rela­tion to those of any academic, hospital, practice or other insti­tu­tion with which the authors are affiliated.