There is a common myth that we only use a small percentage of our brain. What is actually true is that we are using 90-100% of our brains at any given moment according to science. So, the most important question to ask is – What are we using all that neural activity for? Are these thoughts supporting the life we want to have?
The mind, it doesn’t matter. The brain, it doesn’t mind! There are many conversations in the scientific arena whether the mind and brain are one, separate or both. Regardless, the science of the brain and mind is currently growing exponentially through neuroscience and many discoveries are replacing old theories as technology advances. In holistic medicine there is a deep understanding of the mind, body, spirit integration to achieve ultimate health!
I’d been struggling with a situation for a while, trying to get straight answers from two different people who were not working the same timeline that I was. There was a lot of my time, money and effort on the line. They were the decision makers….and I didn’t trust that they had my back. I was frustrated. Then I got scared. Then I got mad. Crazy mad. Screaming obscenities and punching my pillow mad!
“To walk is by a thought to go;
To move in spirit to and fro;
To mind the good we see;
To taste the sweet;
Observing all the things we meet
How choice and rich they be….”
From WALKING by Thomas Traherne
Nearly 30 years ago on my first day of acupuncture school in Santa Fe, NM, I sat poised and ready to absorb anything and everything about Qi.
I love wine. I love being strong and fit. I love helping people feel better. I loosely base my persona on being the fun, wino, mom, massage therapist that does Crossfit so she can keep drinking wine and not be chubby. Obviously that is the orange peel of my existence, but as I’ve noticed over the years, it’s based on a modicum of truths.
The mind-body connection is a pathway. Just like any path, there is a potential for travel both ways. We use our mind to communicate information to the body all the time. We want to move our arm so our brain, motivated by a thought, sends signals through our nervous system that simulate and coordinate the muscular movement necessary to mobilize our joints.
As a species we have always been obsessed with finding a purpose with life. We are always asking: What am I? Why am I here? What should I do with my life? We constantly struggle with the things we think we need to do, to find fulfillment. If we could stop for a moment and entertain a different perspective; things might become easier. It starts by understanding our purpose, nature and design.
If you’ve lamented the apparent decline in civil society’s civility, the increase in bullying, bad behavior and violence towards one another ….and you want to know what you can do to make a positive difference, I have a suggestion: have more conversations. Real conversations. What I call Catalytic Conversation.
Wouldn’t you like to know what is going on with your body before you get that dreaded diagnosis? Do you have people in your life that you wish would have known how they could have been helped?
There is a way to tell what is going on with every cell, tissue, organ and system of our bodies and you have access to it. You see, each cell, tissue, organ and system has a unique resonating frequency and much like an orchestra, if one area of the body gets out of tune, it affects that individual’s entire performance or proper function.
Everyone wants to know how the new Colorado cannabis recreational program is going. Residents and visitors alike who have visited a dispensary, tend to have overwhelmingly positive feedback, and revenue numbers being reported by the state are nothing short of impressive.
What is Scalp Acupuncture?
Scalp acupuncture combines traditional acupuncture techniques with the brain’s anatomy. Acupuncture needles are used in specific areas related to the brain’s neuroanatomy and neurophysiology rather than traditional acupuncture done on specific points along the body. Scalp acupuncture is relatively new because it combines new technology, and research on the brain, with acupuncture.
The beginning of the school year is a perfect time to set intentions and establish a regular routine to promote a healthy school year for the entire family. As a naturopathic doctor, I routinely counsel families on strategies to support a strong foundation for physical, mental and emotional health to support home and school life. Balanced nutrition coupled with adequate rest and physical activity leads to increased energy levels, improved athletic performance and supports the ability to learn by improving concentration and focus.
Fluorite is the premier stone of the mind. It will help clear out all forms of disorganization and will also elevate thought and concentration. Nicknamed the “genius stone”, it’s energies bring balance to both hemispheres of the brain by stimulating the electrical charge of the brain cells and expanding the consciousness.
The neuroscience of change is based on two factors – our thoughts and emotions. Thoughts are an awareness created by the electrical impulses in our brain, usually stimulated by the sensory input from our external environment or other thoughts, and emotions are the result of the experiences created by our thoughts.