Eat healthy- sugar, alcohol and simple carbohydrates may help you feel better in the moment, but will catch up and have the opposite effect (for more on this, read Potatoes Not Prozac by Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D.)
Move your body- even if it’s a five minute walk at lunch, movement helps circulation. Exercise improves all bodily systems, brings oxygen into your cells, releases endorphins that improve mood, and tires you physically (improving nighttime sleep).
Much medical research is beginning to lead to the conclusion that massage can have a major effect in reducing the symptoms of depression. Massage promotes relaxation and well-being. The skin and muscles are densely packed with nerves which play directly into the central nervous system. Massage improves blood and lymph circulation, reduces nerve irritation and brings fresh oxygen and other nutrients to the affected tissues. Massage may also cause the body to produce fewer stress hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine (adrenaline), and may also increase the body's production of pain killing endorphins and mood-altering hormone serotonin. (Serotonin allows a person to maintain context-appropriate behavior; that is, to do the appropriate thing at the appropriate time.) Massage also helps stimulate the body to eliminate toxins. This further enhances a positive mood. Read More
In 1988, Dr. Isaac Goiz Duran, of Mexico, introduced biomagnetic therapy, in which pairs of magnets are used to neutralize disease-causing pathogens in the body. The therapy identifies dysfunctions of organs, glands and tissue and seeks to alter their pH to establish healing.
Dr. Goiz, first discovered the principles behind this therapy when treating an AIDS patient. After putting two magnets, one on the rectum and the other on the thymus gland, the patient recovered shortly. Dr. Goiz proposed that this pair of points have a relationship to each other for harboring the pathogens that cause AIDS: the HIV virus in the rectum and Escherichia coli in the thymus gland. Read More
Motive Force is that which motivates you to move in a specific direction in your life. It includes conscious, subconscious, and unconscious beliefs; energy, emotional, and karmic patterns; both personal and collective. In other words, everything and everyone that influences you, positively or negatively.
A deconstructed view of the human being is that of a psychosomatic apparatus, a portion of consciousness taking up residence in a particular space and time and organizing itself from a single cell origin, drawing toward it resources of matter and energy, and in so doing building a complex organism. The experience of daily life carries with it a plethora of agreements and assumptions that are sensorally, socially, and culturally inserted into our consciousness in an almost invisible way. This experience continually reinforces the apparent subject/object relationship, the illusion of duality. Underneath this experience are processes by which the mind-body filters sensory experience and extracts less than 1% of the total informational flow, the abstraction of that data into meaning and significance, and the conceptualization of those abstractions into an image of internal and external reality. That image is continually referenced as the baseline definition around which everything in life is organized. In simple terms, we are bombarded with information that obstructs and distorts our inner knowing. Read More
The cause of cramps is unique as you are. They may be a result of poor circulation, iron defiency, low estrogen levels, infectious agents, allergies, fibroids, or more serious health problems. At Smithson Clinic, we first identify the cause of the problem with muscle testing and then treat using a combination of Neuromodulation technique and acupuncture (or acupressure if you don’t like needles). Cramps have been alleviated in as little as one session. Read More
The thyroid gland is responsible for creating hormones that regulate the metabolism. These hormones circulate in the blood stream, attaching to receptor sites on the cells, causing them to accelerate energy production. However, there are many chemicals (Endocrine Disrupters) that can interfere with thyroid and hormone functioning. This happens in one of two ways (if you’re really unlucky, it happens in both ways at once). The first way that chemicals wreak havoc is by interfering with hormone production. Heavy metals, chlorine, and estrogen are some of the substances that are harmful to functioning. The second way chemicals do damage is by binding to receptor sites on cells and preventing the hormones from activating energy production. We are exposed to these chemicals daily through the foods we eat and the air we breathe.
Studies are now finding that the root cause of thyroid problems is an autoimmune
disorder in 50-80% of cases. In layman's terms, an auto-immune
disorder occurs when the immune system starts attacking the body. It may attack
tissues and cells, or it may attack different organs. In the case of thyroid
problems, the immune system has mistakenly identified the thyroid as a threat and
attacked it. Unfortunately, this is often overlooked by Western Medicine. In the
cases where it is recognized, there is no treatment available.
Osteoarthritis or degenerative joint disease is one of the oldest and most common forms of joint dysfunction. It is characterized by the breakdown of the cartilage and linings of the joints. Cartilage is the tough fibrous tissue that protects the bone. It is smooth as to allow movement with little friction. With its loss, the bones rub together causing pain, deformation and loss of movement.
Are you plagued by seasonal allergies? Can’t open the window at night without waking up with puffy eyes and a stuffy nose? Do you avoid dogs or cats at all cost? Can’t tolerate dairy or other foods?
These annoying responses may be the least of your worries. What people often don't realize is that allergies may be at the root of many ailments, including digestive issues, chronic pain, confusion, headaches, circulatory and respiratory problems. Allergies affect as many as 60 million Americans, or one in every five adults and children. Read More
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