Friday, May 15, 2015

Got STRESS? Try This!

Of course exercise, eating healthy, sleeping adequately, meditating, and taking a bath can help to reduce stress.  Every body knows that and yet most people still find themselves leading stressful lives.  
Since stress is the leading contributing factor in many preventable life-threatening illnesses, it is vital for us to get our stress levels under control!  

Sometimes we feel like we don't have time to do everything that we want to do and items on our list (such as meditating or praying) get postponed and it's hard for us to catch up with our busy schedules!

Well I have good news, even for the busiest person!  There is something that you can do to reduce stress which doesn't take any time at all.  If you have time to breathe, you have time for aromatherapy!

These are the effects of STRESS on the body:

Clinical research has shown that aromatherapy has measurable psychological and physiological effects such as reducing pain, fatigue, depression, stress and anxiety, drastically reducing stress related biomarkers (i.e. blood pressure, heart rate and cortisol) and has considerably enhanced well-being. It has even outperformed other stress management techniques, such as progressive muscle relaxation.  

Aromatherapy has been used with cancer patients to boost lymphocyte production (immune system cells)!  And even animals who are nervous due to travel (or other stressors such as thunder) have been calmed by lavender aroma therapy!  The fact that it works on animals and children means that this powerful aromatic plant therapy is not merely a placebo effect since those results were not biased by expectation, belief, or desire and are therefore indisputable.
These and many more favorable outcomes are published in PUBMED which is known as the GOLD STANDARD in Medicine today because of their placebo controlled, double-blind studies which are peer-reviewed.  The mechanism of action is not clearly understood, however, the olfactory sense (smell) is the sense linked to having the most immediate response in the brain of all the other senses.  Perhaps it is by the nature of the proximity of the two organs that the effects are so immediate and substantial.
Essential oils utilized in aromatherapy can be very affordable. This link to Emerson Ecologics has essential oils at competitive prices.

They also carry diffusers so that you can enjoy the aromatherapy and make your home or office smell good too.  Maybe it will even chill your boss out!  Worth a try!
Essential oil blends can be utilized to have specific effects for (click on hyperlink to view product):
Cheer up   
Quit Craving  
The above formulas are all meant to be smelled only, not ingested.  Some essential oils such as tea tree or clove oil must be diluted before applying topically or they can burn the skin due to the very strong concentration.  Therefore, only use the above in a diffuser such as this one.

Receive a 10% discount at Emerson Ecologics on any of the above products by entering the following code when you check out: MIBASO and 33021


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~Dr Gamliel

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

With Workplace Wellness, Everybody Wins!

A 30 minute acupuncture session, can decrease stress improve mood, increase memory, concentration, and focus, increase productivity, boost the immune system, decrease and often eliminate pain such as headaches, open congested sinuses and so much more!

In a group conference room, seated in chairs around a table, fully clothed, participants receive community auricular (ear) therapy.

Each participant fills out an intake form listing their medical conditions and/or treatment objective such as quitting smoking, detoxification, weight loss, stress reduction, pain management or any other issue and without talking, the practitioner can give individualized treatments to each person!  So everyone's health information remains confidential. 

In addition, since the ear contains a reflexology map of the body, a practitioner can see which areas need to have a treatment based on skin discoloration, dry skin, the presence of blood vessels or anything else which should not be present.

Since the ear is an acupuncture system onto itself and does not follow the meridian channels of energy flow in the body, many times only one ear is treated, generally on the dominant side of the person's body.  So a right handed person would likely have their right ear treated.

The acupuncture needles are very fine, like the breadth of a hair so there is minimal discomfort on insertion or removal.  Once the needle is in place, the neurotransmitters for wellbeing start to be released by the brain and people start to feel very relaxed and sometimes even fall asleep.

During the session there is no talking, no cell phones, no gadgets and no reading.  It is recommended to close one's eyes and relax to get the best benefits.  The lights would be turned off, the room may be quiet, or relaxation music, affirmations, nature sounds or a meditation may be played.

For those who are needle phobic, the points can be stimulated with a device which delivers a pulsation sensation to the areas.  Each point only needs to be treated for 5 seconds to have the equivalent effect of a 30 minute acupuncture session!
After the session is complete, the participants may receive take home treatments in the form of herbal plasters containing vaccaria seed.  The plasters may be gently massaged 3 times per day clockwise for 10 seconds in order to reinforce the treatment.  They usually last 3-5 days with normal showering and can sometimes last up to 2 weeks on dry skin!

With so many potential benefits in only 30 minutes per week,
it's really a win-win for everyone!
PLUS, many PPO insurances are accepted!
Call (786)537-0771 today to book your
First FREE Corporate Wellness Consultation
so we can discuss how to make your business THRIVE!!!