Human Touch

With the current practice of social distancing, which really should be called physical distancing, those of us in the healthcare and healing professions have already noticed the recent trend of our patients losing the human touch. Some of you may remember the stories from the 1980s and 1990s about Russian orphanages where babies were left…

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Quarantine Fatigue

We have been in a Quarantine for 7 – 8 weeks now.  We had to adjust to a “new normal” of sheltering-in-place to slow the spread of the virus and not overwhelm our healthcare systems.  At first, we had plenty of celebrities entertain us on our computer or phone screens, and we even had some…

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Aromatherapy & The Empowered Patient Series

Back in the year 2000, I was still pretty new in my massage therapy practice when I became pregnant in November.  I had received some aromatherapy training during my massage school, so I knew there were some properties in essential oils that would not be safe to use during pregnancy.  Thank goodness for the internet…

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The Empowered Patient

The Empowered Patient The patient that is highly in tune with the subtle energies of the body is an empowered patient. We tend to wait until our symptoms are overt and overwhelming before we seek assistance. By this time we are deep in the throws of ‘need of care’ and recovery can seem overwhelming and…

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Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic (Sor-ee-at-tic) Arthritis is an autoimmune inflammatory arthritis, similar to Rheumatoid Arthritis, but with a negative RA factor.  When we talk about ARTHRITIS, most people think of the good old fashioned wear and tear arthritis where the joint has lost it’s cartilage or lubricating factor, so that it’s bone on bone grinding.  This kind of…

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