Let's go to Vagus! The vagus nerve that is. I enjoyed listening to Lone Sorensen discuss the vagus nerve, the 10th cranial nerve and the longest nerve in the body in a recent webinar I attended. And I am delighted to now offer a protocol designed to stimulate the Vagus Nerve! (No gambling necessary.)
Tell me about the vagus nerve...It's the 10th cranial nerve and the longest nerve in the body, originating in the brainstem, wanders through all 7 cervical veterbrae and heads on down to the gut. It oversees many crucial functions, communicating motor and sensory impulses to every organ in your body. And it has a large role in invoking the parasympathetic nervous system - the one that helps you relax and digest.
Have stress? Posture problems particularly in the neck? Dehydrated? Toxin exposure? Any of these things (& more) may damage your vagus nerve. There are many self-care ways you can stimulate your vagus nerve; humming, gargling, meditation, deep breathing and more. Those are wonderful ways and should be used daily.
If you are looking for a more intensive option, I now offer the Vagus Nerve protocol. While mostly done on the face, it also includes the ear and feet. Special pricing in August 2019: $35 for the vagus nerve protocol.
The Tibetan medical system is based upon a synthesis of the Indian (Ayurveda), Persian (Unani), Greek, indigenous Tibetan, and Chinese medical systems. It embraces the traditional belief that all illness ultimately results from the "three poisons" of the mind: ignorance, attachment and aversion.
The Tibetans have a theory that life energy is found in the cerebral spinal liquid, fluid relates to the whole central nervous system and spinal cord. By correcting the vertebral position it is possible to obtain release of the autonomic nervous system, either stimulating or inhibiting the effect thereof, depending on the organ or or area affected.
The Tibetan Reflex Therapy technique is based on using reflex areas corresponding to the spine and therefore is a relaxing way to treat muscle pains anywhere in the body as well as impacting your entire body. A session includes a base treatment done on the back of the skull, neck and shoulders. Then, based on your health situation, additional techniques are performed on the head and face.
I've just completed the course and case study (June 2019). Now I'm ready to gain more experience! Schedule a 1 hour session for the special price of $35 that includes the basic 7 step face work and the Tibetan base treatment. Offer valid July 2019. Wearing a lightweight cotton top will make it easier for you to experience the full effect when I work on your neck and shoulders.
It's time to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Kick off your shoes and feel the bare grass on your toes. Research has shown that connecting to the Earth’s natural energy (called EARTHING), by walking barefoot on grass, sand, dirt or rock can diminish chronic pain, fatigue, insomnia and many other ailments.
I also think it's perfect antidote to always wearing shoes - a barefoot walk will exercise different muscles in your foot.
Learn more about Earthing: https://chopra.com/…/grounding-the-human-body-the-healing-b…
Treat yourself to a short reflexology foot massage in between appointments!
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #8:
Let's pretend we have a hula hoop and do some HIP CIRCLES! Why? It's an easy and fun exercise to do, doesn't cost anything except a few minutes of your time, it reduces lower back pain, increases hip flexibility & strengthens your core.
Okay, here's how...do a hula hoop motion. Work up to 50 rotations in one direction. Stop. Do 50 circles in the other direction.
Activate your STILL POINT. This craniosacral technique calms the respiration of the skull and may provide relief from migraine headaches, lower stress levels and help you sleep.Here's how to make a still point inducer using 2 tennis balls and a sock. Put both of the tennis balls into the sock so that they are touching and tie a knot in the sock so the tennis balls do not have any room to move around. Of course, there are options for purchasing online.
Next, lie on the floor near the sofa so you can let your calves rest on it - allowing more relaxation. Place the inducer at the back of the skull, just above the 2 bumps where the spine meets the skull. Hold for 10-15 minutes.
Do not use this technique if you have had a stroke or serious brain injury.
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #6: Boost your immune system with this simple technique called the Thymus Thump. Here's how;
1. Take a deep full breath.
2. Using your fingertips or side of your fist tap up and down about 2-3"s along your sternum, between and above your mammary glands. (The thymus is located behind the 3rd rib, but any vibrations along the length of the upper sternum will stimulate it.)
3. Do this for 15-20 seconds and continue to take regular slow breaths.
4. Do 1-3 times a day or up to 4 during times of acute illness.
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #5: Many people suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. If you have this painful condition, an hour foot reflexology session will start with lower leg work to release some of the muscles that are connected to the foot - making the session even more effective. Here's yet another way for you to support yourself at home. Two stretches to heal plantar fasciitis from Mark's Daily Apple: youtu.be/RRDC8erSNqw
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #4: Toe spacers! Spread your toes for better balance and much much more. I actually didn't realize how beneficial my CORRECT TOES were for me until I read this article. I've had my pair for several years but they now come in in a few colors. What fun!
SHARING SELF-CARING IDEA #3: Roll away your tired feet with a foot roller! Regular use can improve foot mobility (great for plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and other foot troubles). BUT, rolling not only helps your feet but can decrease fatigue, increase circulation along with being relaxing. Foot rollers are portable (bring to work to roll during your lunch break), easy to use (roll while talking on the phone, watching a movie or reading a book) AND economical (under $25). The one I use is from FootLog (https://www.footlog.com/). Ready to roll?