As the rich green leaves begin to evolve into beautiful colors of red, orange, and gold, we know there is a seasonal shift. Autumn is arriving and not only is it a shift in our outer environment but our internal one as well.
How do you feel in your body and your mind currently? Do you desire energy, passion, and joy? Your breath is the gateway for optimum heath and full-body functioning. Did you know the human body is about two-thirds oxygen? Each breath, every day, every cell requires oxygen. The more we breathe it in, the more our bodies regulate, balance, and regenerate.
Foot pain is a common complaint in my practice. Many people feel expensive surgeries, drugs, appliances, or just living with the pain are their only options. For most of my patients, chronic pain presents itself when their bodies are no longer able to recover between activities.
“Everything is subject to change and therefore in motion . . . one cannot bid the winds and waves to cease, but one can learn to navigate treacherous currents by conducting ourselves in harmony with the prevailing processes of transformation – and thus weather the storms of life.” I Ching
High altitude is defined as altitude over 5,000 feet. Towns in Summit County range from 8,000 to 10,000 feet. Most people experience effects at elevations greater than 8,000 feet, with nearly 100 percent feeling some shortness of breath and decrease in exercise tolerance. The air at this elevation is 40 percent less dense than at sea level, and has 50 to 80 percent less humidity.
How can physical therapy help with dizziness and vertigo? Frequent or persistent dizziness and vertigo are commonly reported symptoms by adults. Dizziness and vertigo can cause significant disruption in daily function and quality of life. Dizziness is the sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness. Vertigo has a rotational, spinning component and feels like there is motion when there is none.
Understanding the needs of your clients while they are under your care is one of the most important tools you can develop as a professional in the health and wellness field. To help your clientele feel safe, supported, and nourished, while feeling independent and capable, is essential in aiding your clients. I’ve practiced and developed the finesse in dealing with all sorts of people throughout my 17,000 hours of teaching Pilates.
What is Biofeedback?
Biofeedback is a system of medicine, distinct and separate from all other forms of medicine practiced today. Using electromagnetic vibrations of very low frequency, which can transmit information in the human brain, Biofeedback bypasses the usual senses.
Gastrointestinal disorders are extremely common and can make normal life very challenging. Many people suffer from exceptional amounts of gas, bloating, cramping, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, nausea, or general discomfort. A holistic approach to treating any health-related issue always considers the gut.
How do you keep motivated, driven, inspired, and energized after working in the same modality for so many years? Do you find it gets old or boring, are you exhausted at the end of your day? Is it frustrating when your clients don’t take your advice and seem like they aren’t moving forward? Do you ever question your authority on the matter? Is it difficult to be compassionate to your clients without internalizing their physical, mental, or emotional issues?
When Kate visited TLC Acupuncture & Natural Medicine, she explained that she had been suffering from fatigue and depression since giving birth to her second child five years earlier. Kate had gained weight and had had a hard time losing the weight. She experienced mood swings and a complete loss of any romantic desire. Her sleep was restless and she had brain fog.
Recently, I was asked by my aging but active and healthy parents to read the book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande, MD. This book contains extremely valuable information for anyone who will die someday or anyone who has loved ones who will die someday. Last I checked, that was all of us.