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Integrative Energy Healing Lifestyle

Recipe for Self CareWhen it comes to family health, nothing is more important than having the right tools and knowing what to do immediately. Family health goes way beyond using first aid in a crisis situation. It means having a lifestyle that sets a strong foundation for staying well and, if need be, healing quickly. That’s why one of my strongest beliefs is that we should have natural healing tools available and know how to use them easily at all times. Here are my favorite energy healing tools you can use to integrate into your lifestyle.

Reiki

A gentle and efficient use of hands-on healing provides tremendous benefit for daily use. When Reiki is integrated into your daily lifestyle you might clear and ground your energies before you start each day, make sure your home, car, office, and other personal spaces are cleared and protected. Reiki is also a great go-to tool for stress relief, better sleep, more vitality, and even pain relief and faster healing. Integrate positive thoughts and words with Reiki intentions to bless food, sports activities, homework, and travel. There are so many ways to use Reiki!

Essential Oils

I’m not one to reach for over-the-counter medication of any kind. In fact, it’s been many years since I’ve used any prescriptions. I’m really never sick, but if I feel like I might be vulnerable to viruses, I feel great using specific essential oils. They work well in all aspects of my life. I apply myrrh essential oil to my face under makeup, have oregano and eucalyptus handy for the diffuser, and anoint my feet daily with empowering blends that support my immune system. Essential oils are the energetic essence of plants. You’ll love this way of integrating energy healing into your lifestyle.

Crystals and Plants

Bringing earth energies into the home environment offers a short-cut for healing. The crystals I use most often are apophyllite, selenite, and quartz  – especially in the corners of most rooms in my home. Plants abound throughout the house. Both elements bring the outdoors inside. For further enrichment and healing, crystals can also be worn (commonly as jewelry), or placed in strategic places throughout the home – for example, under your bed or on the nightstand with the intention of offering sound sleep.

Meditation and Shamanic Practices

Taking a moment to remember to breathe might be all that’s needed to help establish a meditation practice for stress relief and relaxation. Too often, the brain takes over and you might feel consumed by thoughts. Try inhaling slowly to the count of six, pause, then exhale slowly to the count of six again. As your breath slows, become aware of your heartbeat. Your heart is like the shaman’s drum helping to center your thoughts on emptiness. Your breath overrides a busy brain. Together, they bring you into a deeper connection to Spirit, letting worries and pain slip away.

Sound Healing with Tuning Forks

Using specific sound frequencies in the etheric field (the aura) and directly on the body  with body tuners (weighted tuning forks) may be the best of all natural healing modalities. Vibration through sound brings more oxygen into the cells, increases nitric oxide for relaxation and pain releif, and stimulates the body to function at a higher level of health and well being. Sound resonates with positive emotions and brings about a release of stress and pain.

I use all of these practices daily for natural health and teach all aspects of the modalities I use. Questions? Please contact Rosemary for a free consultation.

 

 

Nitric Oxide and Healing

Self-healing Magic Built Into Your Body

We all know that the human body has the innate ability to heal itself. What seems to puzzle us is HOW that happens and learning what we can do to promote natural healing as well as staying healthy throughout all our challenges. Though it’s usually a good idea to have the support of your doctor for tests and expert medical information, I believe that’s a tiny fraction of the healing process.  Perhaps you’re like me and would rather support the body’s self-healing magic. If so, you’ll be interested to learn about nitric oxide, what it does, and what we can do on our own to use nitric oxide to promote healing.

A tiny molecule written chemically as NO, nitric oxide, was considered as “Molecule of the Year” in 1992 when Nobel prize winners, Robert F. Furchgott, PhD, Louis J. Ignarro, PhD, and Ferid Murad, MD, PhD published their research. Nitric oxide signals the cardiovascular and nervous systems to relax – an important function in view of hypertension, and stress. Clinically, nitric oxide is just coming into view as a gentle way to support health and healing – wherever blood flow is important.

What does Nitric Oxide do?

Nitric oxide stimulates blood vessels, muscles, and cells to relax. Take a deep breath now. Notice how tense you feel as you inhale, and perhaps hold your breath for a second. Now exhale completely. As you exhale, feel your shoulders, back, and body relax. Even your mind “lets go” for a moment. The feeling you have upon exhalation is similar to the cell’s experience as it produces, then releases, nitric oxide. When nitric oxide is present in small amounts, surrounding cells respond. In addition, nitric oxide becomes complexed to glutathione, hemoglobin and other proteins – then dissociated back to nitric oxide. As a result, nitric oxide benefits may be felt throughout the body as it’s easily transported as complex molecules.(1)

Research shows that nitric oxide affects the immune system, encouraging the germ-eating white blood cells to become active. Also, the cardiovascular system responds to the presence of nitric oxide by dilating blood vessels, thus promoting increased blood flow and reduced blood pressure (2). In addition, as an anti-inflammatory compound, research shows benefits as a pain-reliever and free-radical scavenger (preventing cell damage and aging). Bone and joint health as well as recovery from injury are supported with nitric oxide. Memory improvement, learning, and memory tasks benefit from the presence of nitric oxide (3).

Cells can, in fact, produce their own nitric oxide under the right circumstances. However, due to free-radical damage, the benefits of nitric oxide seem dwarfed to the task of keeping up. Your intention for healing then becomes more important as you focus on the WHOLE body, rather than on just one molecule, thing, practice, supplement, or modality. Fortunately, when you begin healing the WHOLE, you also support the tiny aspects of healing we take for granted – like nitric oxide production. You can promote the production of nitric oxide in your own body very simply. Here’s how.

How the Body Makes Nitric Oxide

Vibration holds the key to making and transporting nitric oxide within the body. Vibration exists everywhere as sound, movement, light, water, nutrients, plants and animals, etc. Therefore, supplements high in antioxidants have important value in helping to create nitric oxide. So does connecting to nature, like listening to crickets, birds, and trees blowing in the breeze, or waves lapping on the shore. Choose all of the “right” vibrations that help bring that feeling of relaxation – like the exhale we practiced early in the article.

Tuning forks may be one of the easiest ways to directly stimulate the production of nitrix oxide in the body. In particular, the 528 Hz tuning fork as an auditory tuner, or body tuners (weighted tuners that carry vibrations down the stem) have tremendous benefit. Whether you’re listening to the healing frequencies, or feeling the vibration of tuning forks placed directly on the body, nitric oxide produced by the cells begins its healing magic.

 

Learn More about Sound Healing

Sound healing with Solfeggio frequencies in tuning forks is a do-it-yourself method of stimulating the production of nitric oxide. Contact Rosemary to learn more, experience tuning forks in a healing session (ultimate relaxation!) or participate in a class for using tuning forks with your clients. Rosemary now offers 12 Continuing Education hours that may be applied toward licensing for health care practitioners.

 

(1) Nitric Oxide: The Coming of the Second Messenger by Ferid Murad, US Library of Natural Medicine, 2011

(2) – Nitric Oxide Relaxation Factor

(3) – https://www.livestrong.com/article/402682-what-are-the-benefits-of-nitric-oxide-supplements/

Natural Healing Over Surgery

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Gracie gets measured for a leg brace to support healing her partially torn cruciate ligament.

Last week I was at wit’s end. There was a huge problem that surfaced after Gracie slipped while out walking. You see, we’re trying to help her heal her partially torn knee ligament – a situation that has indeed improved gradually with natural solutions. But when she slipped on a snow covered Realtor sign laying on the side of the road, it set her healing back and we panicked. I actually scheduled an emergency appointment with a surgeon and tried to come to terms with the idea that surgery was her best option.

Thank goodness I came to my senses!

We’re already using natural health solutions for Gracie that are at the top of my Wellness and Recovery list. These include raw diet, specific supplements for antioxidants, immune support, and tissue regeneration, as well as cold laser therapy. We also use essential oils, and Natural Cellular Defense zeolite. It all matters. I thought it was enough, so when Gracie re-injured herself, I couldn’t stand the idea that she would continue this cycle of healing and relapse. My call to the surgeon was reactive – not well thought out, and certainly not intuitive.

I researched veterinary websites that addressed surgery for Gracie’s condition. According to the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, “Rupture of the CrCL is one of the most common reasons for hind limb lameness, pain, and subsequent knee arthritis.” In addition, “Most commonly CrCLD is caused by a combination of many factors, including aging of the ligament (degeneration), obesity, poor physical condition, genetics, conformation (skeletal shape and configuration), and breed.” That’s when I realized we had a good chance of avoiding surgery and continuing with natural healing for our dog’s knee. Why?

Gracie is only 8 – a young age in my assessment – especially because of her overall condition. Gracie is active, healthy, and athletic. Her veterinary acupuncturist was surprised that Gracie had no fatty lumps, a condition usually found in dogs her age and size.  I suspect that Gracie’s injury is the result a jump into the car – a practice we have changed since her injury. In fact, I’ve addressed a solution for prevention in my list below.

Natural Alternatives to Support Healing and Recovery

I switched my search from surgical information – invasive procedures that cut the bone, add metal support, adjust the position of the tibia, and add all the risks associated with major surgery – to one of investigative hopefulness. What I discovered was a few holistic people like myself – people who create the right environment and conditions for healing naturally. Immediately I relaxed into a state of intuitive bliss, knowing that non-surgical alternatives were the way to go for Gracie.

Supporting a Healthy Body

Several real concerns with healing and recovery have to be addressed, regardless of whether you choose surgery or natural healing solutions.

  1. Weight – the extra weight on a heavy dog contributes to wear and tear on all body organs, not just joints. Lose the extra weight.
  2. Condition – the healthier your dog is, the faster the recovery. Diet and supplements help support healthy regeneration of tissue.
  3. Exercise – regular walks are a must, and place the least stress on joints. Avoid jumping (into cars, onto furniture, over hurdles, and chasing frisbees).
  4. Stairs – offering a ramp or stairs for dogs to use getting into and out of the car, or on and off furniture, are very important. We had only considered the impact to Gracie’s shoulder if she jumped down. Her injury came when she jumped up. Cover all possibilities and avoid the risk of injury.
  5. Inflammation – joint and tissue inflammation can come from several sources such as poor diet (or commercial diet), injury, toxins, and stress. Addressing stress, toxins, and poor nutrition can reduce or eliminate inflammation.
  6. Risk or osteoarthritis – as your dog compensates movement by shifting onto the uninjured leg, it puts more stress on other joints. The body responds by building up thicker tissues, and calcification (arthritis) which can be painful. In addition, if one leg is injured, the other leg is more likely to also become injured.

Continue reading for ways to help support or even reverse these issues.

Knee Brace For Torn CrCL in Dogs

dog knee braceOur first decision (after Gracie’s re-injury) was to find a knee brace for dogs. With all the success we were having with Gracie’s speedy recovery, we were missing mechanical support for her knee while she healed. Braces do not heal the knee – but neither does surgery. The body knows how to heal. We provide the circumstances and the elements needed for the best possible results.

We looked at braces that were custom made, and were designed with strength, flexibility, and durability in mind. Our investigation led us to a company in Florida. Their website is comprehensive and specific on how to measure your dog to be fitted for a knee brace. Talk to Jim and Beth who are both compassionate and knowledgeable.

Even though we already have a list of supplements we give our dog, we’ve added one more to her protocol. Here’s the complete list of natural alternatives we’re using to support Gracie’s recovery from a torn CrCL – knee ligament. They’re not in order of importance as they are all important for different reasons. Many of these natural health solutions are found in my book, Heal Together.

Treatments

Highlighted links in the lists below lead you to more information.

  • Cold laser treatment (class 4 Cold Laser) – this is a service offered by our vet and it has shown to help Gracie improve her strength and recovery over the months she has had these treatments. If I could afford the machine, I’d buy one myself. I like this one! Fortunately, the insurance we carry for Gracie covers injuries.
  • Essential oils – there are several essential oils I like to support healing and recovery, in particular, frankincense, sandalwood, helichrysum, wintergreen, copaiba, and several essential oils from the Raindrop protocol.
  • Energy work – Gracie receives Reiki every day. I encourage people to learn Reiki so they can do this energy work themselves. We use Reiki for people and for animals. This wonderful natural healing modality complements any therapy. . . including acupuncture.

Diet and Supplements

There’s a long list I like that includes several I buy from supplement stores – turmeric, bilberry, cranberry extract. We recently added GlycoFlex III which has glucosamine, MSM, and green lipped mussels – a nice combination.

  • Raw diet – Gracie has been eating a raw food diet since she was adopted 7 years ago. Though this is not a new addition for us, it might be for you. We have found a raw diet to be the most appropriate and supportive for natural health.
  • Bone broth – this is a new addition to our list that will provide vitamins and minerals to support healthy bone and joint tissue.
  • There are 3 products from Waiora I like – Healthy Aging which is a colostrum based product, Natural Cellular Defense zeolite, and MegaDefense medicinal mushrooms.
  • Gracie also gets an Isagenix product for telomere support called Isagenesis Product B.

Natural Alternatives or Surgery for Your Pet

My vet is supportive of our efforts to help Gracie heal naturally. He’s progressive in offering cold laser therapy, acupuncture, and Reiki through his clinic. He also wants us to consider the possibility that Gracie may need surgery. This article is written help offer possibilities for natural healing for your pet. What’s in your pet’s best interest? Natural alternatives offer support without causing harm. If surgery is required, your dog will be in better health overall and promote a speedy recovery – naturally.

Consider these aspects in making your decision:

  1. Age and health of your dog. If your dog is very old, or not well, surgery may not be an option. In my opinion, surgery should be considered after natural means have been thoroughly explored, regardless of age or health.
  2. Cost. Surgery is expensive, even if it’s covered by insurance. Recovery time is long, and physical therapy is often required. In addition, you’ll probably want to also include natural solutions from my list above.
  3. Recovery time. It takes months to heal from surgery. It also takes months to heal naturally. However, the quality of recovery time is different without surgery. There are no wounds to heal, no anesthesia to recover from, and no invasive emotional trauma.
  4. Results. According to some forward thinking veterinarians, surgery may not be necessary.

I’m happy to share my knowledge and discoveries. Contact me to schedule an appointment.

Integrative Healing

naturesremedies_1     Staying healthy doesn’t have to be hard work. However, if you had asked me how to be healthy 20 years ago, my answer would have been very different from today’s answer. Back then, I relied heavily on medical advice – yearly mammograms, prescription medication for pain, biopsies for everything remotely suspicious, antibiotics at least once a year, and a medicine cabinet filled with cough syrup, pain pills, antacids, creams, and ointments. We used them all!

Fear-based Practices Don’t Work For Good Health

I had the attitude of fear-based, defensive approach to health. Thinking back, it was almost as if I was looking for something to go wrong. I was preparing for the worst, searching for the bumps, and ready to quell symptoms of the latest infections with medical potions. I felt equipped to handle the small stuff, and anxious to beat anything that showed its ugly head.

At the first sign of a cold, I brought my daughter to the doctor, knowing that if she didn’t quickly receive antibiotics, she’d have an ear infection . . . then the infection would spread to her chest where we’d be dealing with pneumonia. She’d miss weeks of school due to respiratory illness. Nothing in my medicine closet helped. By the time my daughter was in high school, she had developed an allergic reaction to antibiotics.

My approach to good health wasn’t working. I was on the same path as everyone else I knew – the one where if you stay healthy, you’re lucky, and if you get sick, the doctor will fix it for you. Then things changed.

First Steps to Wellness

Becoming aware of how to be healthy in a more natural way was a gradual process for me. I started my journey by obtaining a good quality water filter (NSA approved) so that we could have pure, clean water for drinking and cooking. Then I started my family on a good quality multivitamin that added not only vitamins and minerals, but also potent antioxidants. We found ways to add more vegetables to meals, eat less of the “processed foods” and more of the foods that were natural.

Later, I learned about the benefits of magnetic energy, other more specific supplements, and even a special detox mineral that was a real game-changer for our whole family. I knew we were on the right track when I cleaned out a closet and noticed that all of our over-the-counter medications were expired. The expiration date coincided with our shift to natural solutions. I never replaced them – we don’t need them.

Vibrational Wholeness

My approach to staying healthy is more integrative than it used to be. I focus now on being well as a whole, achieving what I call “Vibrational Wholeness.” It’s a completely different feeling with results that show we’re doing so many things right.

What is Vibrational Wholeness? It’s a way of making choices for all levels of well being – physical, emotional, and spiritual. I like to think that we all have at least a few of these pieces in place. We know that our bodies do better with enough sleep, and an appropriate amount of exercise and play. We know that we need to go outside every day and inhale fresh air. Vibrational wholeness includes choosing words that are empowering and healing, as well as foods that help our bodies feel stronger and more vibrant. Vibrational wholeness means that we look for solutions within ourselves, as opposed to giving up our personal power to someone else to “fix” us.

Integrative Healing

In order to achieve Vibrational Wholeness, we sometimes have to let go of doing things the way we used to. It’s a matter of making room for new energy to work its way into our lives. I have found that integrating natural healing techniques and products feel less invasive and more “normal”, like they really belong in my life. Rather than rely on pain medication, I started a personal protocol for heavy metal detoxification, adding yoga and body work to my routine, sleeping on magnets, and taking revitalizing supplements. I learned Reiki and meditation.I incorporated highly effective, therapeutic-grade essential oils into every day.

Fortunately, the human body responds well to natural healing. Even tough these methods weren’t added all at once, I saw benefits with each new method or supplement. Also, it took several weeks to begin to see results – a relatively short time when you think about it.

Integrative healing can have an empowering effect in every aspect of your life. Knowledge about toxins, nutrition, ways to reduce stress, and balance your energy offer ways to become vibrationally whole, and move toward natural wellness. You’ll find that as you make gradual changes, integrating natural healing, you’ll allow the body to heal in wonderful, regenerative ways. Would it then be possible to reverse the effects of aging and disease? Could you become more joyful and productive, less stressed and depressed? We’re seeing results that prove regeneration and good health are indeed possible – without medications.

Get Started

new starter kit      You don’t have to do everything all at once to receive the benefits of integrative healing, but the sooner you begin, the better. Find your favorite and start with that. Today, I enjoy the benefits of sharing ways to heal naturally. Essential oils are at the top of my list. I offer a nice starter kit that includes eleven bottles of essential oils, a diffuser, several samples, and some information. If you choose to purchase this kit through my website or through a consultation with me, you’ll be added to my personal list and receive tips and information to support your journey.

Join me. I can’t wait to hear from you. Contact me directly or go to my Young Living website to order your kit now.

Step Into the Flow

My Integrative Enrichment Classes at my healing center in Portland, OR, bring you to the next level. I show you how to use crystals, essential oils, and more with your Reiki attunement. Register directly with me as soon as possible. Classes fill quickly.