Full Moon Meditation ~ June 14

Full Moon Meditation ~ June 14

It’s time to let it all go…

Full Moon Meditation in Magnolia at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC: part of a whole health system of Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC

We are thrilled to announce our monthly Full Moon Meditation which started, Wednesday, May 10 with highly experienced meditation practioner, Lynne Kathryn!

Experience the blissful benefits of meditation. A serene setting; Magnolia offers the perfect place to relax, slow down, cultivate mindfulness, unite with your inner self, get into the flow, and rejuvenate.

Whether it be for stress reduction or spiritual growth – you will feel better after meditating — try it!

Let’s cultivate wisdom, enhance enlightenment, and raise the vibration!

Group work can lead to or complement individual practice; eventually, we can strive to practice in all apects of our lives!

Expect some discussion and guidelines initially, and then we will meditate for 20-30+ minutes. There will be time for sharing and balancing ourselves at the end of the session. If Spirit has led you here please listen to your soul’s path. Refine your practice, make a breakthrough, or have a gentle laugh! Join Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC and Lynne Kathryn on our journey! ūüēČ

Benefits of meditation:
Lowers blood pressure/slows down the cardiovascular system
Restores balanced function to the digestive system
Relaxes the nervous system
Relieves muscle tension
Diminishes intesnity of headaches/migraines
Relieves insomnia
Frees the mind from self-doubt and internal chatter
Releases fears
Reduces anxiety
Improves depression
Generates optimsim, self-esteem, confidence and motivation

Lynne Kathryn, M.Ed., C.MI. Certified Vipassana (insight) Meditation Instructor with 20 years experience teaching and nearly a decade counseling as well. Lynne is a meditation practitioner and facilitator who is based on the North Shore, and is available for individual or group sessions.

Join us:  June 14 at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Fl, Magnolia from 7:00-8:00pm

Investment: $10

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” ūüôā

info@ayurvedawellnesshealing.com
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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.)
Reiki Sessions Promote a Relaxed State of Mind and Body

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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Happy Birthday to the Dalai Lama: ‘Loving Kindness’ Meditation Used in Healthcare

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Promoting Optimal Wellness for Body, Mind & Spirit

Happy Birthday to Nobel Peace Prize Winner, the Dalai Lama. ¬†July 6th was the Dalai Lama’s 80th Birthday. This seems a good¬†time to be blogging about ‘peace and compassion.’¬†For his birthday, the Dalai Lama has asked that people share his ‘8 Lessons.’ Here they are –

8 Lessons on Life from the Dalai Lama (As seen in the Huffington Post.)

  1. Live life with a free mind and an open heart.
  2. Practice “universal compassion.”
  3. Redesign the way we educate.
  4. Stand up against injustice.
  5. Make humanity the bottom line of business.
  6. Always lend a helping hand.
  7. Play your part in healing the Earth.
  8. Use your personal power to be a force for good.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/06/dalai-lama-birthday-lessons_n_7697616.html

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‘Loving Kindness Meditation,’ and its Use in¬†Healthcare –

  • Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The results of this pilot study – “overall, loving-kindness meditation appeared safe and acceptable and was associated with reduced symptoms of PTSD and depression. Additional study of loving-kindness meditation for PTSD is warranted to determine whether the changes seen are due to the loving-kindness meditation intervention versus other influences, including concurrent receipt of other treatments.”

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23893519

  • A Tool to Improve Healthcare Provider Compassion, Resilience, and Patient Care.

http://ccare.stanford.edu/article/loving-kindness-meditation-a-tool-to-improve-healthcare-provider-compassion-resilience-and-patient-care/#sthash.m8M8xriS.dpuf

The Summer of Peace. Stanford University is hosting a global compassion summit. July 7 Р9th.

http://ccare.stanford.edu/events/global-compassion-summit/

‚ÄúLove and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.‚ÄĚ ¬†~ Dalai Lama XIV. The Art of Happiness.

Celebrating Summer Solstice

Celebrating the Summer of Peace

‘Peace within,’ has a way of rippling out to others. ¬†May You Enjoy a ‘Summer of Peace’ here on Cape Ann, and wherever you go, or wherever you are. Peace. ¬† ~ ¬†Karen¬†

For more information and research on mindful meditation, ‘loving-kindness’ meditation, and other relaxation tools for stress and pain management, you can contact me via email –¬†info@dreamtimewellness.com.

 

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

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