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How does this ancient art really work? | The Science Behind Acupuncture

What some people may not realize is that with energy-based healing, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye. If you’re someone who is skeptical about how modalities like Acupuncture actually deliver results, or have just never experienced it yourself, this article will help you understand a bit of the theory behind this ancient practice.

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One of the main functions of Acupuncture is to eliminate toxins from our body.

What is a toxin, and how does it enter my body in the first place?

Merriam-Webster defines it as: a poisonous substance that is a specific product of the metabolic activities of a living organism and is usually very unstable, notably toxic when introduced into the tissues, and typically capable of inducing antibody formation.

In layman’s terms, toxins are anything from an outside source that is poisonous and detracts from our optimal health. We can’t really avoid them entirely, but there are ways to recognize their presence, and there are lifestyle changes we can make to limit/eliminate them.

Among them, is Acupuncture. Here’s a chronological breakdown of how it all works:

Step 1:  Toxins enter the body. They accumulate in us from a variety of sources: medications, poor diet, lack of exercise, the environment, stress…and the list goes on. They can show up as just about anything like headaches and pain; fatigue; skin breakouts…even bad breath! (More on this here.) We can combat these symptoms by eliminating toxins. And that brings us to step number two: The Acupuncture treatment.

Step 2:  Points activated by needles. Hair-thin needles are inserted into trigger points on the body (these are designated points of electrical sensitivity.) This stimulates corresponding receptors in the body which begins the healing process.

Step 3:  Hormones & chemicals released.  Prompted by the needles being inserted (and gently twisted), certain hormones and chemicals are released which can reduce pain and other unwanted symptoms, regulate the endocrine system and calm the nervous system.

Step 4:  Enjoy the benefits!  Now that systems have been regulated and toxins have been eliminated, the patient is on their way to a much healthier self. As a result of Acupuncture, patients will notice benefits like improved breathing, circulation, and strengthened immune system; decreased pain, irritation, stress/anxiety, and fewer symptoms of illness and disease. During and following the treatment, patients also report full body relaxation and stabilized mood, due to increased serotonin levels.

There is of course much more to this complex but amazing healing practice, but this should give you a more digestible understanding of the power of Acupuncture.

Interesting fact: Acupuncture was the catalyst for the opening of A Caring Light Natural Health Clinic. Its success treating a family member’s asthma prompted Tammy to transition from being a full time registered nurse to begin learning alternative therapies like Acupuncture. And she is still as passionate as ever about it 14 years later. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Tammy by email at acaringlight@gmail.com.

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The Power of Being Positive

We can’t control everything that life does to us, but we can control how we react to what life does.

How we start our day, determines how our day goes. If we wake up thinking it’s going to be an awful day, guess what, it will be!

Never underestimate the power of positive thinking!! Our thoughts really do affect how we react to life. Energy follows thoughts! Also known as manifestation. How many times have you been thinking of someone you haven’t seen in a long time, and you soon run into them, or they call.

It’s so important to see the glass half full, instead of half empty. To see the silver lining in the cloud. Our thought processing center can’t be in two places at once, so when you start thinking negatively, literally tell yourself to stop, and make yourself think of something positive. If you have to, say something positive over and over again (affirmations), even if you do not believe what you’re saying, your words get taken in by your subconscious mindand the subconscious controls many aspects of our lives.

We have an energy frequency, which is measured in megaHertz. The more positive we are, the higher our frequency , and we attract the same. For example you can not tune your radio to 96.9, and expect to hear 103.9.  Thus we can only attract positive,  if we are being positive!

Loise Hay, an author, who has done extensive work with emotions, states, “What we think about ourselves,  becomes the truth for us. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.”

There are numerous, inspirational/motivational books, and web sites,  ( http://www.LouiseHay.com, simpletruths.com), which have positive quotes and affirmations. I suggest starting your day off with these, to help you have the best day possible. It may not be easy at first, but all things become easier with practice.

Remember, if you become inspired, you will inspire others, and they will… it’s a domino effect! Ever watch the movie” Pay It Forward”? I highly recommend it!Also Louise Hay’s book ” You Can Heal Your Life”.

Some quotes/affirmations:

“In the affinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole ,and complete. My life is ever new. Each moment of my life is new and fresh and vital.

I use my affirmative thinking to create exactly what I want. This is a new day. I am a new me. I think differently. I speak differently. I act differently.

Others treat me differently.

My new world is a reflection of my new thinking. It is a joy and a delight to plant new seeds, for I know these new seeds will become my new experiences.

All is well in my world.”   Louise Hay

“People often tell me motivation doesn’t last, and I tell them bathing doesn’t either. That’s why I recommend it daily”   Zig Ziglar

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”  Martin Luther King

“It’s nice to be important, but more important to be nice”   Anonymous

“Today everything will be supplied to me”  Melody Beattie

 “All things are possible if you believe.” Mark 9:23


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S.A.C. Healing Therapy (Spiritual Alignment Connection Healing)

This is an extremely powerful FIVE part energy healing therapy. This involves the practitioner using their hands to focus their attention on bringing balance into the chakra system of the client. The practitioner uses 

A series of different moves to clear blockages and energy cysts within the chakra system and auric field of the client. This facilitates healing on all levels: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. In many cases emotional blockages are considerably reduced. This therapy assists in the reduction of neck, back and leg pain. People who have experienced this healing therapy report increased levels of self esteem, self confidence and inner peace. 

The S.A.C. (The Spiritual Alignment Connection) works on stimulating DNA strands and meridians points through out the body. The meridians are tangible pathways that carry life force energy into and out of the body. Every organ and physiological system: lymphatic, endocrine, central nervous system, reproductive, skeletal, digestive, circulatory is served by at least one major meridian, and every cell of the body is accessible via the intricate pathway of meridians. The meridian system is the ‘energy bloodstream’ that brings vitality, balance, and cellular regeneration to every part of the body. This allows the practitioner to charge the meridian which in turn balances the physical organ. This is a great way to keep all of systems charged and working at full charge.

For more information on this therapy, please contact Debbie Maillet @ 506 532 5242 or email debbiemaillet17@hotmail.com


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Heal, De-stress and Relax: Reiki

Reiki is a Japanese form of stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is based on the Asian concept of life energy and is done by “laying on hands”. A subtle energy flows from the hands of the practitioner into the client, and it’s this energy that creates the relaxation and healing effect. It often feels like a warming sensation on the area being worked on.

In Japan this energy is called Ki (key). Ki is in everything; plants, animals, humans, food, water, earth, sunlight…

The Ki within the physical body, mind, and emotions are affected by our thoughts and feelings. If we have positive ones, our Ki will be strengthened, and we will be more confident, have more energy, enthusiasm, and be more likely to succeed at what we do.

The scientific theory of Reiki shows that some of the healing aspects of it have been demonstrated to exist using known laws of physics and biology. An important part of functioning of the human body is it’s electrical nature. You have electrical currents flowing through the nerves, blood, all organs and cells. These currents are weak compared with the electrical current flowing through the wiring in your home, but they are exactly the right strength for the human body, and are a necessary part of sustaining life.

All illness starts first in the human energy field before manifesting in the physical body.

The human energy field is a matrix of subtle energy fields that surround and penetrate the physical body. These fields contain the blueprints for the physical body and tell the organs, tissues, and cells what to do, and how to function. The energy fields also contain blueprints for our emotions, thoughts, and higher levels of consciousness.

Ki (subtle energy) is affected by the mind, causing it to support our health, or to move us toward toward dysfunction, illness, and disease.

During a Reiki session, this energy (Ki) flows into the client’s energy field and around the organs and tissues, helping to remove “bad” Ki. The natural flow of “good” Ki is restored along with the person’s health. Reiki provides a higher level of nurturing to the body’s organs and tissues. It also works on the mind, emotions, and spirit. This makes us feel better than before.

A session feels good and relaxing. It helps develop wonderful feelings of joy, peace, love, and confidence. When we feel good or peaceful on the “inside” it helps decrease our physical pain. Reiki also works well when applied to an injured area, or any area affected by pain, whether it is from arthritis, or just soreness from tense muscles caused by stress. Reiki helps decrease anxiety, and can help lift us when feeling depressed.

To learn more contact Tammy Taylor@ “A Caring Light” (215-0117 or 961-9905). During August receive 10 % off a Reiki session.