American Heart Month: Learn ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ and Relaxation

American Heart Month: Learn ‘Self-Reiki for Self-Care’ and Relaxation

 

Cardiovascular Disease Effects Nearly 50% of Americans, according to the American Heart association. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Dreamtime Wellness LLC is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

  • FREE Blood Pressure check with any wellness session during the month of February
  • FREE Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check Thursday, February 14. (Advanced Register)
  • Tobacco Treatment Counseling Sessions Discounted 50% during the month of February
  • 1st Degree/Shoden Reiki Training, Saturday and Sunday. February 23 and 24th. No pre-requisite. Register in Advance.

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February is American Heart Month

 

February 1st Begin American Heart Health Month; Go Red! 

Cardiovascular Disease Effects Nearly 50% of Americans, according to the American Heart association. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States.

To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Dreamtime Wellness LLC is proudly participating in American Heart Month.

  • FREE Blood Pressure check with any wellness session during the month of February
  • FREE Blood Pressure Check at ‘Community Reiki Share’ Tuesday, February 5th. (Advance Register).
  • FREE Blood Pressure and Blood Sugar Check Thursday, February 14. (Advanced Register)
  • Tobacco Treatment Counseling Sessions Discounted 50% during the month of February

The Good News – You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk:

  • Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke.
  • Control your cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure.
  • If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
  • Daily activity.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Healthy weight.

Are You At Risk for Heart Disease? Talk to your doctor. Here is what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have to say about risk of heart disease –

According to a report from Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health letter, “The latest research confirms that people who practice meditation are significantly less likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die within five years. Cardiologist and professor at Harvard Medical School was reported to state –

“Meditation can be a useful part of cardiovascular risk reduction.”

Meditation can help by:

  • Lowering stress
  • Lowering heart rate and blood pressure
  • Improved rate of breathing and blood oxygenation
  • Decreased insulin resistance and risk of diabetes
  • Reducing cortisol (hormone secreted in response to stress) levels

Check With Your Doctor Before Beginning a Mediation Program. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), “meditation is generally considered to be safe for healthy people, but there have been rare reports that meditation could cause or worsen symptoms in people with certain psychiatric problems like anxiety and depression. People with existing mental health conditions should speak with their health care providers before starting a meditative practice, and make their meditation instructor aware of their condition.”

For More Information or to Register for Our Programs, visit Dreamtime Wellness, call 978-283-4258 or email: info@dreamtimewellness.com,

Wear red this month, and help bring attention to American Heart Month.

Best in health,

Karen

#HeartMonth #MoveWithHeart #WearRedDay #NashWearRed

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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, advocate for, and empower you in your healthcare goals. Providing evidence-based integrative healthcare services and self-care tools that are safe as well as effective at improving overall health, happiness and wellbeing. www.DreamtimeWellness.com. Find us on Instagram and Facebook

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.

Happy, Healthy 2019 from Dreamtime Wellness™

Wishing you Calm Seas, Gentle Breezes and Smooth Sailing into the New Year!

‘Keep Your Eyes on the Horizon’ in 2019 for Upcoming Dreamtime Wellness™ Offerings that Promote Optimal Wellbeing for Mind, Body and Spirit!

Dreamtime Wellness™ provides healthcare education, workshops, lectures and evidence-based integrative healthcare therapies (hypnosis, meditation, reiki, reiki training) for stress management, pain management and positive, healthy lifestyle management.

Schedule a FREE Phone Consultation to see what service would be best for you.

NEW in 2019 –

  • FREE Blood Pressure Checks in our new office at ‘Dreamtime Wellness on Lake Suntaug. Call or email to arrange your FREE Blood Pressure Check – Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

 

  • Patient Advocacy. Having difficultly navigating the healthcare system? Does reading your medical bills give you a headache? Do you get stressed by visits to the doctor, dentist or hospital? Do you know what medications you take, and why? Do you know which Over-the-Counter and Herbal Products you should not take, based on your health issues and medications? Contact us with questions about your healthcare, medications, medical bills, and to learn ways to decrease your stress. Hourly rates apply. 

 

  • Monthly ‘Monday Meditation.’  First Monday of the Month. 6 – 7 pm. ‘By donation.’ Register in Advance to Guarantee Space. Email: info@dreamtimewellness.com or call 978-283-4258.

Enjoy our High Quality, Archival Photography and PhotoArt Note Cards for ‘Inspiration and Meditation’ Currently for sale at the Gloucester Bookstore, 61 Main Street. COMING SOON to our on-line store!

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Practice ‘Self-Love’ This Valentine’s Day

 

 

Valentine’s Day is About LOVE. Here’s a reminder to be sure to love the most important person in your life – YOU! What is one thing you can do to shower yourself with love today? 

Studies show that self-love, self-acceptance’ and self-compassion are good for mind, body and spirit, including –

  • Improved mood
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Decreased levels of stress
  • Health-promoting behaviors
  • Greater levels of happiness
  • More frequent health-promoting behaviors.

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

— Dalai Lama

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Go Red: February is National Heart Month

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Mind, Body and Spirit

February is a Big Month for ‘Heart Health’ Awareness  – 

  • Women’s Heart Week – First week of February.
  • ‘Wear Red’ Day – Friday. February 2nd.  #GoRedWearRed
  • National Heart Month – the entire month of February

‘Get Your Red On’ and Help Spread the Word – Heart Disease is the #1 Cause of Death for Men and Women. (Deaths from cancer, a close second.)

Prevention, symptom awareness, early intervention and treatment of heart disease helps save lives.

Dreamtime Wellness™ is offering FREE Blood Pressure Screening and Simple Relaxation Technique during the month of February. Contact us to set up an appointment. Healthy lifestyle management and decreased cardiac risk factors lead to healthier hearts and lives.

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Importance of Controlling High Blood Pressure

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More Information on ‘Cardiac Risk Factors’ in Honor of February ‘Heart Month.’

#1- STOP Smoking if you smoke. There are resources to help! (Contact us privately for confidential information on how to stop.)

Enjoy the Breath of Life

This winter as people were out in the cold shoveling, I have overheard a number of them say as they were huffing and puffing, –  “I wish I had never smoked!” Stopping smoking at any age can help improve your overall health! (www.lung.org)

#2- Control Blood Pressure

Wellness from the Heart

High Blood Pressure (HBP) has  sometimes been called “the silent killer.” People typically do not have symptoms when they have HBP and may not be aware that it is damaging arteries, heart and other organs.

Have your physician check your blood pressure. Follow their advice for treatment. If they prescribe medication to treat HBP, take as directed. Do not stop taking your medication unless you discuss with your physician first. If you experience symptoms of lightheadedness or dizziness while on the medication, have your blood pressure re-checked and any medication adjustments under the guidance of your physician.

 High blood pressure if left untreated can result in:

  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Aortic Dissection and Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
  • Stroke
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Vision Loss
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Angina
  • Kidney Damage

Contact Your Physician if you have further questions about high blood pressure, other cardiac risk factors and how to stop smoking. (For more information about cardiac risk factors – www.aha.org)

Take Good Care of Your Heart All Year Round!    ~ Karen Pischke B.S.N., R.N.

Heart Health

At Dreamtime Wellness™, we offer education and tools for self-care, relaxation and stress management that are helpful for ‘heart health.’ Contact us with any questions – info@dreamtimewellness.com. or www.dreamtimewellness.com.

 

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.

Celebrating Valentines’s Day and Heart Month

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Happy Valentine’s Day! 

“Loving Others Begins With Loving Your Self. Self-Love Begins with Self-Care.”

February is ‘Heart Month’ and Valentine’s Day is a great time to remind everyone to take good care of themselves. This month Dreamtime Wellness™ is focused on ‘Heart Health’ because heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. (http://www.cdc.gov)

Stetoscopio e cuore rosso

 

YOU CAN Control Some of the Risk Factors, Such as –

  • High Blood Pressure; when uncontrolled is the #1 Cause for Heart Disease
    • THE GOOD NEWS- You can better control blood pressure through diet, exercise, healthy weight, relaxation and when needed, medication as prescribed by your doctor.

Fresh vegetables on heart shaped cutting board

  • Tobacco Use; Smokers are at 2-4 x the Risk for Developing Heart Disease (www.aha.org)
    • THE GOOD NEWS – Within minutes of stopping smoking you experience health benefits! Contact us with advice on how to stop.
  • High Cholesterol – levels are affected by affected by age, gender, heredity and diet. Recent news reports remind us that a diet high in saturated and trans fats that raises the unhealthy LDL cholesterol. (Good News for our local fishermen and lobstermen!)
    • THE GOOD NEWS – You can help control your cholesterol levels through exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding saturated and trans fats.
  • Obesity – People with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. (www.aha.org)
    • THE GOOD NEWS – By losing even 10% from your current weight, you can lower your risk of heart disease.
  • Inactivity – Studies show that 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every week will reduce your risk of  heart disease by about 30%. (www.world-heart-federation.org)
    • THE GOOD NEWS – Regular, moderate physical activity helps prevent heart and blood vessel disease.
  • Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease and stroke, If you have diabetes, it’s especially important to work with your healthcare provider to manage it and control any other risk factors you can.
    • THE GOOD NEWS – The risks are lessened through healthy diet, healthy weight, exercise, relaxation and when needed, medication as prescribe by your doctor.

Notice, ALL of these risk factors helped through EXERCISE! On Cape Ann there are plenty of places to enjoy indoor and outdoor activity. We’ll be sharing more health tips on GMG in the coming days, weeks, and months. And local CSA’s help provide ‘farm to table’ fresh food. The Farmer’s Markets and http://www.farmfresh.org/food/farm are great resources for local healthy food.

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For YOUR HEALTH, you can find more health tips, special promotions, and calendar of events on our Website (www.dreamtimewellness.com) and Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreamtime-Wellness-/348619611849199.)

Be Safe and Warm in the Coming Storm. Be Sure to Check on Your Elderly Neighbors!

Happy, Healthy Valentine’s Day Cape Ann!   ~  Karen Pischke, B.S.N., R.N.

GMG Fish Love

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.