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In Constant Pain? There may be hope

About fifteen months ago, I met a woman who told me about pure food supplements and two companies called Shaklee and Purium. I heard nothing. I don’t mean that I didn’t hear what she said or that I didn’t hear the words come out of her mouth. I mean, her words had no meaning nor any significance to me. Hence, it didn’t even cross my mind to pay attention to her words or give her enough credibility or give her words the credence necessary to pay attention or think about the possible benefits to me of what she was sharing. I was in incredible pain every day. I had incredible difficulty moving, changing clothes, putting on or taking off my shirt, socks, shoes, bending, lifting, and difficulty moving in general. Getting to the grocery store, or going to work was nearly impossible despite working only a 4 minute walk from my residence. I was taking 4 opiod pain pills per day. What is this woman talking to me about pure food supplements for? And, how does she think vitamins can help my pain or inability to move? I think this woman might be a little off of her rocker.

You see, people have told me before that this or that can or could help me in some way physically, and I am 47 years old and tried many different things. So, I can say that I have become naturally skeptical. I am ESPECIALLY skeptical when it comes to pills. In my mind, I’ve concluded that good things in life, or changes in life come from diligent, consistent work, not from a pill. In my mind concerted effort and study, and applying what I have learned is the only way to improve myself or my life. I believed that getting to a gym, having a personal trainer, and altering my diet were all things that could help me. All of these take money and consistent diligence and work. What is this woman telling me about a pill for?

Also, I’ve mentioned other places in this website about my broken leg and foot which did not heal properly and caused massive spinal problems, seven herniated discs, compression fractures in my spine, compressed nerves, numbness, which has made simple movements almost impossible for me. Also, I’ve shared in other places in this website about not having any cartilage in either of my shoulders. Having torn labrum and torn rotator cuff, bones spurs, and nerve impingements in both shoulders. So, telling me that there is a pill that could help my joints made me quite skeptical,,,, especially since glucosamine chondroitin had been a total waste of time, effort, energy, money, and false hope in my past.

The woman who brought these products and claims to me had said that Shaklee has saved her life on 3 occasions throughout her life, and she believed if there were one company that could produce vitamins and supplements which could help me, the man in constant, debilitating pain, and who had difficulty doing the most basic of tasks in daily life; she believes that Shaklee is that company.

After about 6 months, I decided to give Shaklee’s Joint Health ComplexⓇ a chance. Despite having very little money, I spent that money on Shaklee’s Joint Health ComplexⓇ. By this time, the woman who had brought me the original claim that Shaklee’sⓇ had earned quite a bit of admiration and credibility in my mind. So, I gave it a shot. I took my friend’s recommended dosage, and that took me through one bottle in ten days. I saw no benefit. This experience did nothing for my confidence in the product. I had done quite a bit of research up to this point, and realized the difference that pure food vitamins and supplements can make on the body over the vitamins and supplements that I could get at the local drug store. But, still, I had given this woman’s recommendation a shot, and nothing.

I must admit, I realized that ten days of taking this Joint Health ComplexⓇ probably wasn’t enough time to see any results, especially in shoulders as badly gone as my shoulders are. However, I also realized that buying three of these bottle per month was way outside my current financial means, so what do I do? I’ve already said that I believe positive change comes from being consistent and diligent, and I wasn’t being either of those here in this situation when it came to my health. I knew it was possible that there was truth in her words, but I guess either I or Universe wasn’t ready for me to see any actual result.

Fast forward another 7 months, and I can tell you that this woman’s credibility has grown in my eyes. I had learned more about her story, and more about the adversity that she had overcome, and more about the details by which Shaklee had actually saved her life. Eventually, I decided that I was going to give this Shaklee thing, this pure food vitamin and supplement thing, a right go as the British would say.

So, at her recommendation, I bought Soy Protein made from a purely natural process, which is completely different than the vast majority of the soy available to the public and I use that and Shaklee’s Organic Greens BoosterⓇ (which is one cup of raw, nutrient rich vegetables in every scoop) in a daily fruit and spinach smoothie.

I also now use Shaklee’s Pain Relief ComplexⓇ daily. I take Shaklee’s PM Recovery Complex to recover quicker from my daily movements/exercise. I take CarotoMaxⓇ for lutein, lycopene, carotenoid, and other antioxidants. I take Vita-D3Ⓡ for heart and immune system health. I take Vita-LeaⓇ for men, for energy, immune system boost, metabolism, muscle recovery, and vitality. Lastly, I take Shaklee’s OmegaGuardⓇ for fish oil that is pharmaceutical grade in its potency.

I committed to taking these diligently until I could make an accurate assessment and then feel confident in sharing that with others. It’s been three and a half weeks, and while not every day has been spectacular, having my up days and down days, in general, all of the claims that were made to me have come true. I have less pain. I can move easier. I have more energy. When I sleep, I sleep better. My quality of life has improved.

As someone who definitely has experienced thoughts of not wanting to live any more due to the level of consistent pain and debilitation I was experiencing on a daily basis, I do not make recommendations like this lightly. While I am not yet running outside, or training crossfit or for marathons, the difference is significant enough that I would like everyone who experiences consistent pain and debilitation to experience the increase in mobility, energy, and vitality that I feel.

You may have noticed that I did not list the Joint Health ComplexⓇ among the supplements I have committed to taking. As I’ve stated above. I believe in committing to something, and then observing the results over time, without any judgement or preconceived notions before I change my mind on something. I am committed to taking it, but not until one of two things happens. Either I start generating a little more money personally so I know I can take it for six months before making any judgments about its efficacy, or the moment that Clear Choices Healing Center can have me as a patient/client and help me with the payment of the Joint Health ComplexⓇ.

I am now down to about two to three pain pills per week. I have the energy to write this article. Obviously, my daily mood is better because it is not so difficult for me to move and do the things that have been so difficult for me to do over the past 6+ years. I hope that this testimonial gives you hope that good things are possible for you too.

Fast forward another 7 months, and I can tell you that this woman’s credibility has grown in my eyes. I had learned more about her story, and more about the adversity that she had overcome, and more about the details by which Shaklee had actually saved her life. Eventually, I decided that I was going to give this Shaklee thing, this pure food vitamin and supplement thing, a right go as the British would say.

So, at her recommendation, I bought Soy Protein made from a purely natural process, which is completely different than the vast majority of the soy available to the public and I use that and Shaklee’sⓇ Organic Greens Booster (which is one cup of raw, nutrient rich vegetables in every scoop) in a daily fruit and spinach smoothie.

I also now use Shaklee’s Pain Relief ComplexⓇ daily. I take Shaklee’s PM Recovery Complex to recover quicker from my daily movements/exercise. I take CarotoMaxⓇ for lutein, lycopene, carotenoid, and other antioxidants. I take Vita-D3Ⓡ for heart and immune system health. I take Vita-LeaⓇ for men, for energy, immune system boost, metabolism, muscle recovery, and vitality. Lastly, I take Shaklee’s OmegaGuardⓇ for fish oil that is pharmaceutical grade in its potency.

I committed to taking these diligently until I could make an accurate assessment and then feel confident in sharing that with others. It’s been three and a half weeks, and while not every day has been spectacular, having my up days and down days, in general, all of the claims that were made to me have come true. I have less pain. I can move easier. I have more energy. When I sleep, I sleep better. My quality of life has improved.

As someone who definitely has experienced thoughts of not wanting to live any more due to the level of consistent pain and debilitation I was experiencing on a daily basis, I do not make recommendations like this lightly. While I am not yet running outside, or training crossfit or for marathons, the difference is significant enough that I would like everyone who experiences consistent pain and debilitation to experience the increase in mobility, energy, and vitality that I feel.

You may have noticed that I did not list the Joint Health ComplexⓇ among the supplements I have committed to taking. As I’ve stated above. I believe in committing to something, and then observing the results over time, without any judgement or preconceived notions before I change my mind on something. I am committed to taking it, but not until one of two things happens. Either I start generating a little more money personally so I know I can take it for six months before making any judgments about its efficacy, or the moment that Clear Choices Healing Center can have me as a patient/client and help me with the payment of the Joint Health ComplexⓇ.

I am now down to about two to three pain pills per week. I have the energy to write this article. Obviously, my daily mood is better because it is not so difficult for me to move and do the things that have been so difficult for me to do over the past 6+ years. I hope that this testimonial gives you hope that good things are possible for you too.

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Energy Healer??? What???

Last night, I was at my job as a cashier at CVS and something happened to me that I’d like to share with you. I was in a good mood despite numerous things and events occurring in my life or on the periphery of my life that could be construed as crap. Believe it or not, I had a desire to dance. So, if you have ever seen teenagers and early twenty somethings jumping up and down in front of the stage at a music concert, that was me…….. For just a second……..

There were no customers around. I knew I had a 90 second break between customers, and my supervisor was in the seasonal aisle changing things over from Halloween to Thanksgiving and Christmas stuff. I thought it would be cool to dance and to jump up and down and move into the aisle and break her mundane thought pattern with a pattern of joy. But, on that second jump, I felt my right calf pop. Yes, that’s right. For those of you that have ever torn a hamstring or calf, that is exactly what happened.

For me, having been a former high level athlete, and having torn my hamstring and calf before, I will give you a background of relatedness to understand. The least damaging type of ‘pop’ for a hamstring or calf will leave the athlete out only for a few days while he/she recovers. The second type of “pop” will leave the athlete out for about three weeks while he/she is in recovery. The third, and most damaging type of tear of the calf or hamstring will leave the athlete out for around three months and will possibly need surgery to be repaired. This was not that kind of “pop”. It was the second kind of pop. Yes, the fact that I can just rattle this off like that tells you just how many times I’ve hurt myself in my life, how many times I’ve been to doctors for similar type injuries, how in tune with my own body that I am, and how much I’ve read and researched on medical topics related to all of my injuries and ailments.

Last night, I was hobbling big time. I could barely move my body at all due to the level of pain in my calf. I could put no weight on my left leg at all, and I was certain that my life would be like this for the next three weeks or so. My first thought was not to go to the doctor. Also, in the past, I would have just kept quiet about it, and despite others noticing the limp, I would not have talked about my pain and just ‘toughed it out’ for three weeks while the calf healed.

My first thought was to contact my very good friend who happens to be an energy healer and let her know that I had popped my calf. We talked about the root cause of this sudden injury. For those of you that are open to it, you can do some research on Louise Hay. Louise Hay was an amazing lady who believed that when the body demonstrates a physical ailment, the body is attempting to communicate something to you. Her work, You Can Heal Your Body, You Can Heal Your Life helped millions of people over the last 40 years. Also, the publishing company she created in which she only published books for the betterment of mankind is a wonderful place to find something that could help you achieve whatever it is that you desire for yourself and your life.

Let’s get back to our story…. Since I was at work, and since I knew that there was no one to come in and relieve me so I could go home and rest and ice my calf, I sent my friend and energy healer Dee a message letting her know that I had popped my calf. She immediately went to work connecting to my energy, and sending healing energy into the area of the injury. She sent me a return text message telling me that she had done this and that I should be able to feel a difference shortly. Within fifteen to twenty minutes, I did feel about a 20 to 25% decrease in tightness and pain. For those of you that are all about science, science related, and only science, and are disbelievers that this is even possible, that is ok. We here at Clear Choices Healing Center want to give everyone the opportunity to believe if they are open, and give people the opportunity to refuse belief if they are not ready to open their minds and give up what they believe to be true and real and possible. I assure you. Twenty years ago, I didn’t believe any of this was possible either.

Weren’t all of the great discoveries and breakthroughs in science and in world history a result of one person having the courage to believe that the impossible was possible?

Anyway……. I made it through the four and a half hours of work. I did not ice my calf when I got home like my healer friend had implored me to do. That is a discussion for another day. I went to bed, and woke up this morning with about 60 to 70% of the pain and tightness gone from my calf. Since I’ve been through these types of injuries, as well as this type of healing numerous times, I believe that I will have discomfort for a few days, and my calf will be as good as new in only a few days time.

I understand the difficulty for many of you to believe this event occurred in the way or manner that I described. I understand that there will be those that feel that I, not being a medical professional, cannot accurately diagnose my injury, and most likely did not accurately assess the level of tear. I know that there will be those who believe that I am just making stuff up. I know that there will be those who even leave our website and/or charity upon reading this due to the level of disbelief that they have……… and, that is ok.

For those of you that are ready, and whose minds are open to the possibility that there is truth in my words, we can now move on to the next step, which is to figure out why this type of niggling injury has been happening to me and my body for my entire life, and to set out on a course to stop them from happening to me and my body in the future.

Energy healers are real. They may not all have positive, selfless intentions, but when you find one that does, I recommend you hold on to him or her for dear life.

[Caveat] The healer I deal with opened my mind and my eyes to the fact that my belief that I’d need a week or so to heal was actually blocking my calf from healing quickly. Her words were certainly a brick upside my head. I now had to look at the possibility that my beliefs might be stopping my calf from healing. As a result, I sat with her words the rest of the day, and lo and behold, the next day, when I woke up, my calf was over 90% healed. By the third morning, I’d say the calf was 98 or 99% healed, and by the fourth day, I couldn’t feel any more pain or tightness in the calf. I know there are still skeptics out there and that is fine. For those that are open, I invite you to look at what beliefs you have that may be limiting you.

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Mom, Why Do You Look So Much Younger?

Everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a loyalist to Shaklee health products for over twenty years. The benefits to my health have been far more than just a gift to me. I talk about that in other articles on this website, so I won’t go into that much in this article. Financial challenges haven’t always allowed me to use the products as faithfully as I’ve wanted to, but as I was able I did. One of the amazing lines of products that Shaklee introduced in 1999 was an anti-aging skin care line. It had seven patents pending on it when it came out, and later had eight patents. This line of skin care revolutionized the skin care industry, by infusing vitamins C & E into the cells of the skin. That simple detail made a big difference in the suppleness and hydration of my skin.

My children knew I used this line of products, and they also knew that I had my financial challenges and for quite a long time wasn’t able to get these products and use them as faithfully as I had wanted to. So when my I returned from spending the majority of 2018 in New Hampshire and having had little time with my family during that year, one of my daughters noticed a distinct difference in the appearance of my age. My skin looked younger, less wrinkling, much less sagging, softer. She felt compelled to ask me, “Mom, why do you look so much younger, what have you been doing?”

I knew I hadn’t had any beauty treatments, and I hadn’t had an income that allowed me to return to my favorite anti-aging skin care line either. The one particular thing I had done differently was to learn an energy clearing modality that works at the spirit level to remove traumas and negative thought patterns from my energy field, or auric field. The result always left me feeling lighter, brighter. Feeling “free-er”. Even though I knew physical healing occurs from the work done in the healing sessions, it didn’t occur to me at the time that my physical appearance would look noticeably different, more youthful even.

I spent seven days in that initial course, bringing actual personal issues of my own and from my past, to the “treatment table”. This is the table where the client lies down for a healing session. Then, after the course, I spent many hours clearing energy for others which also clears energy somewhat for the practitioner. I have been involved in practice sessions with other practitioners as well, so the work for me is an ongoing process. I don’t believe we are ever really ‘done’. As a result, the clearing process continues for me as long as I keep doing my work. That is the only real difference for me during that year I was away from my daughter.

I love that it really made a difference! The course I took is called Holographic Kinetics, an Aboriginal belief and quantum science based, energy healing modality. This energy healing modality works at the spirit/energy level to clear away traumas we’ve experienced that are unknowingly affecting us and/or affecting our health and well-being in this lifetime. Even our disempowering beliefs and decisions that we’ve made get locked into dimensions of their own in our energy field. This creates blocks to having a healthy body, blocks to having a healthy, joyous relationships. Many modalities clear blocks only at the cellular or the soul level. Holographic Kinetics is different because it can clear these blocks away at the spirit/energy level. If the Spirit isn’t involved in the process, the very core issue that’s holding it there may still be present, creating an opportunity for the issue to return even after a person has had work done on themself via another modality.

Through the process of clearing away emotional traumas and negative thought patterns that are trapped within our energy field or aura, the physical body responds positively. The body is able to heal itself. So it makes sense that the body’s aging process is altered also.

Clear Choices Healing Center will have Holographic Kinetics certified practitioners in our community healing centers across America. These practitioners will be approved by Steve Richards, who has spent his life studying, practicing, researching and designing the Holographic Kinetics modality and energy healing course. Steve is very careful with training his students, as this modality works at the quantum level of science. While CCHC refers clients to a nationwide pool of available practitioners, we want those working within our community centers hand picked by Steve, for the best benefit for all.

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What is Healing Touch Program

My first introduction to the Healing Touch Program was at a monthly gathering of like-minded energy healers and psychic readers. As I lie on the treatment table, surrendering to the manner in which the practitioner moved energy around and throughout my body, I began to experience a level of relaxation that was almost foreign to me. I found myself falling asleep at one point, in a room with strangers. Who does that?

The practitioner had a light blanket covering me, and I thought it odd, until, while she stood at my feet at one point during the treatment, I suddenly began to weep, and chills traveled throughout my body. She commented then that she had been guided to stay at my feet for a bit and now she could see why. She was picking up in her thoughts, on a very painful relationship/breakup of mine that I hadn’t been able to fully let go of yet. The work she was doing allowed my body to release the energy of the trauma that I had been holding onto for years. Before this moment, I had had no idea that I had been holding onto this pain. I thought I had put that relationship into my past and moved on.  Healing Touch Program is an energy healing modality. Trained practitioners use their intentions, their hearts, and their hands to move and to clear energy within the body’s biofield, or the magnetic field around the body of their clients. This is a holistic approach to healing, able to affect the physical, emotional, mental as well as the spiritual well-being of the person receiving a treatment. It is a most gentle approach to wellness, leaving the client fully relaxed, and in a peaceful state of mind and body at the completion of the session.

Even a client in the most fragile of health conditions could feel safe with this type of healing modality. Healing Touch Program is peer-reviewed and is endorsed by the American Holistic Nurses Association. ABC did a special documenting the effectiveness of Healing Touch Program. Healing Touch Program has been scientifically documented to increase speed of recovery for recent surgery patients. Finally, there have even been insurance companies willing to pay for treatments for recent surgery patients due to the proven scientific benefits. Healing Touch Program practitioners work side by side with nurses within hospital settings to assist patients.

Healing Touch Program was founded by Janet Mentgen in 1989, and became a certificate program in 1990 as a continuing education course for nurses, sponsored by the American Holistic Nurses Association. Janet created this modality out of the combination of her skill as a nurse and her intuitive healing abilities. In 1993 her daughter, Lisa Mentgen-Gordon, began to work with her mother in the Healing Touch Program, and now is the CEO, continuing her mother’s healing legacy.

The Healing Touch Program also has a program designed specifically to help pets. If you’re looking for a holistic approach to better health for your pets, or you would like to learn for yourself how to help your pets, Healing Touch for Animals might interest you.

 

Clear Choices Healing Center is proud to offer space for Healing Touch Program practitioners to provide treatments for clients in our healing centers, as well as referrals to practitioners in or around your area.

 

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What is Acupressure

There are times when you might wish there were something you could do on your own to aid or relieve your own physical discomforts, pain, or symptoms, such as being able to relieve stress, anxiety, or dissipate the pain of a headache. As it has become common knowledge that ibuprofen eats away the lining of the stomach over time, it might be prudent to look to avoid taking medication at every opportunity.  That’s why Acupressure is a good modality to be aware of. Acupressure is an artform developed over 5,000 years ago in Asia and has been widely used in Chinese medicine ever since. The Chinese use precise finger placement with gentle pressure over designated points along appropriate areas of the body. With a little practice and a well written book on the subject for guidance, you can learn some acupressure techniques to aid yourself to relax, improve sleep, release tension, improve blood flow which promotes healing, and even dissipate pain as well as with many other simple health issues.

The purpose of acupressure is to activate the flow of energy, or to stimulate the movement of energy in the proper direction within the meridians, or energy channels throughout the body. Activating these energy channels can enhance what Chinese medicine practitioners call “Qi”, and we in America call “Chi”, or “life-energy”, something conventional doctors do not treat. There is enough scientific proof now available to show that the physical body is an energy system. However, your conventional western medical doctor is trained to tell you that there is no such thing as a meridian system. Let me help you understand more about the meridian system.

Each meridian creates a layer of energy in the auric field around the body, and connects to specific organs and/or areas within the body. The meridians feed vital energy to their related organs which then promotes healthy organ function throughout the body. There are numerous ways to work with the meridians to improve health. Acupressure is only one of these techniques. When a meridian is blocked, the organ related to that specific meridian suffers and this then creates pain, discomfort, or a physical ailment at or near that specific organ. Each meridian has at least one specific point, referred to as an alarm point. Those alarm points are found mostly along the center of the body. When pressed, the person will experience pain from the applied pressure if the organ and/or the meridian needs attention. Once this imbalance to a meridian is noted, twisting or pulling on the alarm point can clear the imbalance of energy. (This doesn’t mean that the ailment or issue with the organ is healed or cured.) I do wonder why conventional medicine ignores the importance of the body’s meridian system. We will just have to continue to wonder, I suppose. But let’s move on with our subject.

Once the alarm point has been tested and found to have an imbalance in its related energy flow, you can positively affect the flow of energy through a meridian by applying light, firm pressure for two or three minutes over its related pressure points. My experience in doing so has been to occasionally notice a bit of a chill as energies are moved throughout my body, via the meridian. I might even experience a bit of light-headedness as the energies shift. In some cases, pain will even begin to subside during the time the pressure points are being pressed. I’ve observed over many such treatments that the pain continues to decrease for hours after an acupressure treatment has been completed.

The kidney meridian runs from the bottom of the feet all the way up the front of the body to the top of the sternum. The pressure point I am about to reference, connected to the kidney meridian, can be found at the bottom of the feet. This is one of my favorite acupressure points. I used this point for my elderly mother in her darkest hours, and used acupressure to bring her through a seizure and even help her recover her mental faculties after a stroke. I started using this point for her immediately after the crisis of the stroke occurred while the paramedics were working on her, I held pressure on the acupressure points on the bottom of her feet right until until the moment she was put into the ambulance, and then I continued her acupressure treatment the moment I could get to her at the hospital. I continued to apply pressure to this point during her hospital stay and throughout her recovery as well for about 15-30 minutes at a time, numerous times, throughout the day. Doctors discovered a brain bleed after her stroke, and she had other complications that kept her in the hospital for three weeks following the stroke. However, she recovered her complete mental capacity and faculties as well as not experiencing any long term physical debilitation from her stroke.

Attending nurses were amazed by her not losing any of her faculties or physical abilities. I don’t believe that was a miracle. I believe she recovered due to the use of acupressure on her from the moment we found her after her stroke and throughout her recovery.  Although there are acupressure points you will want to try on yourself, choosing an alternative medicine practitioner who uses acupressure in their daily practice can be highly beneficial in your quest to recover from any physical ailments you may currently have, as well as in maintaining long term positive health for you and those you care about.

 

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What is Eden Energy Medicine

As a young adult, I learned that the palms of my hands heat up with energy. Since first discovering that I was able to send energy out of the palms of my hands and into myself or others, I just naturally thought that everybody had this ability. I wanted to know more about how to use this energy coming out of my hands to help people. As a result, I began to explore books that might help me to understand how this energy healing stuff works. Discovering that you’re born with the ability to make healing energy flow out of you and into others doesn’t necessarily mean you receive an instruction manual to go along with this ability. If you were also born with hard-headedness as I was, the “How To” on how to make this energy ability thing work does not come any easier than the discovery that you actually have the ability did. So, the hard-headed thing to do, in my mind, of course, is to go book shopping and study how this whole energy healing thing works. As a result, I now have a small collection of books on energy healing.

 

One of my favorite books in my collection is called Energy Medicine, Balancing Your Body’s Energies for Optimal Health, Joy and Vitality, by Donna Eden. One of the ways I could relate to Donna was that she had the ability to actually see/perceive people’s energy and emotions flowing in and around their body and their chakra system, and she just naturally thought that everyone could see this. As a young adult, Donna had the epiphany that NOT everyone could see what she could see. She realized that a course to help people work with energy the way she does might be useful.

This led to her becoming a teacher of energy work and energy healing, teaching people about the chakra system, the aura, the emotions attached, and the meridian points in our energy fields. Due to the extent of detailed information she has taught over 100,000 people worldwide for almost 4 decades regarding how our body works as an energy system, Ms. Eden has often been referred to as the mother of energy work. The modality she’s shared with the world is called Eden Energy Medicine. Donna uses her book as a textbook to teach a person  how to work with the things mentioned above. She has taught both laypeople and professionals how to understand the body as an energy system.

Two of the main subjects that are explained in Donna’s work are the chakra system and the meridian system. The book explains that the meridian system is linked to every organ of the body. She teaches how to test the meridians, and how to reset an imbalanced meridian. Really, I can’t begin to do more than just touch on the wealth of knowledge to be gained through Donna’s years of experience, knowledge, and wisdom.

Eden Energy Medicine (EEM) has an extensive website, which is available for anyone to explore. I am grateful for the fact that you don’t have to be certified as a EEM practitioner to be able to look up specific health issues on the EEM website in order to search out solutions. I have been able to find helpful resources on Donna’s website numerous times, from acupressure points to exercises that are designed to affect a meridian or to move energy in a specific manner. This guidance has helped me or others get relief from an immediate health issue countless time. I even found what I needed to help a lady assist her elderly dog to awaken from a coma once, through massaging pressure points in the pads of the dog’s feet.

If I have a favorite acupressure point, it would be what Donna refers to in her book as the “Wellspring of Life”. The Wellspring of Life relates to the kidney meridian, at the bottom of the feet, below the ball of the foot, and in the soft area under the arch. I used that spot for my elderly mother after a stroke, a seizure, and when she was mentally sluggish. My mother left us eventually, but at least she still had a sharp mind. Donna tells a story in her book of a doctor who used this method to stop a man from dying in the emergency room from shock.

One of my favorite testimonies is that I was able to assist my sister with relief from such extreme sciatic and lower back pain that the pain almost sent her to the emergency room after two days of suffering. In just a matter of a few hours, and a few repeated cycles of holding specific acupressure points for her, the pain decreased. My sister noticed relief as I sat holding the acupressure points for her. By morning, her back was sore, and she was exhausted from the intensity of the constant pain, but she had experienced great relief, didn’t need the emergency room, and needed no more treatments. Improvement continued on it’s own, and she has not had another sciatica crisis since. I’m not a professional at this. I studied the book, and was able to help my sister.

I will say that I do have certifications in some energy healing modalities, but not this one, not yet. That doesn’t preclude me from recommending to you that Eden Energy Medicine can be a gateway for you to find relief from pain or various other ailments without having to go to the doctor and take pain medication. In my mind, Eden Energy Medicine can be the foundation for anyone who is open to exploring all of the wisdom contained therein and as a result is one of the most important things CCHC could offer its patients, clients, or any interested party.

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What is Scalar Energy

When my friend first told me about Scalar Energy nearly four months ago, I did what most people do in today’s day and age. I went to the computer and put in the keyword combination, “what is scalar energy?’ Frankly, what came back to me wasn’t really all that helpful. I found terms like, ‘zero point energy’, and ‘quantum pendants’ and ‘scalar pendants’.Honestly, this didn’t excite me. However, I learned long ago that while skepticism is good, believing my brain’s judgement of something can cause me to miss out on some really great opportunities to learn, grow, and to see and experience new points of view. As a result, I’ve worked quite hard over the last twenty-two years to be slow to judge, and quick to give credit when something has value. I can, with confidence, tell you that Scalar Energy has value.

How do I know that Scalar Energy has value? I can give you the first person and second person accounts as some kind of testimonial and then let you listen to your own inner guidance, You can listen to your intuition as to whether having Scalar Energy done on you would be useful or not. In its most simple terms, Scalar Energy is like having high intensity, positive energy beamed at you. Who doesn’t need a little more positive energy in their life? Yes, you might be smiling right now, sort of like Star Trek.My friend, who is an energy healer, told me that her mother was in hospice for 18 months. Now, for those of you that have experienced hospice, or had a relative go through hospice, you understand that a person who has been put into hospice has days, perhaps weeks, and on rare occasions, only a couple of months left to live. IT’S NOT POSSIBLE FOR A PERSON IN HOSPICE TO LIVE 18 MORE MONTHS!!! This person’s mother did.

Her mother had congestive heart failure. As her heart failed, other parts of her body failed as well and she would get continuous urinary tract infections. For any of you that have experienced urinary tract infections (UTI), you know how painful and how much discomfort this can create in your personal area. The conventional cure for a UTI is an antibiotic. Well, most of you know that the more times a person takes an antibiotic, the more the body builds up an immunity to antibiotics and eventually, antibiotics will no longer work in helping a person be rid of an infection. This happened to my friend’s mother. By the twelfth time her mother had a UTI, my friend knew that she needed to find another way to help her mother be rid of these painful UTIs.

That is when someone recommended Scalar Energy to her. She was referred to a man named Tom Paladino. Tom has spent the last thirty years of his life studying Scalar Energy, and designing a delivery system in order to help people to receive and feel the benefits. He has done this with little to no money along the way, so, for him, this is a calling. The process is quite simple really, Mr. Paladino takes a picture with a person’s head, neck, and arms exposed so that he can see the skin, inserts the picture into a group of pictures, and inserts those into the machine he designed to deliver Scalar Energy to the recipients. Lo and behold, after a 30 day treatment my friend’s mother never had another recurrence. Also, this treatment took place a couple of years before she went on Hospice. After experiencing dozens of UTIs throughout her lifetime, and living with a compromised immune system due to her failing heart and body, she never had another UTI. In fact, she lived two more years without an occurrence before entering Hospice and throughout her entire Hospice experience. My friend was so moved by this miraculous occurrence, or perhaps a miraculous non-occurrence, that when her dog contracted her (yes the dog was a she) third UTI, my friend didn’t need any more prompting. She contacted Mr. Paladino and send her dog’s picture to Mr. Paladino, and even though her dog was elderly, and didn’t have much longer to live, her dog never experienced another UTI. There were no negative effects nor any side effects from receiving Scalar Energy. For those of you that have experienced UTIs, you may want to give it a shot.

Next, I will relate my experience with Scalar Energy to you. I have 7 herniated discs, three vertebrae fractures, pain in my hip, no cartilage in my shoulders, bone spurs, two torn labrum, two torn rotator cuffs, and impinged nerves in both my shoulders and spine. As a result, I am in a high level of constant pain. For those of you that have had experience with pain medication, you know that it causes constipation. Of course it does, right? Pain medication takes all of the water out of the body, so, the bowel movement becomes hard and is difficult to pass.  

Scalar Energy alleviates that problem. And, for the past three months, everything has passed through quite easily. On the times that I have had to take an extra pain pill, it only takes a day or two to clean out my system, as opposed to my previous experiences of needing a plunger every day. I’ll leave that one alone for now, but working at CVS, I see that stool softener is big business. Imagine if you no longer needed a stool softener?

When a person is in pain, their pulse goes up. I had had a resting pulse rate of 54 my whole life, that is, until I started experiencing extreme pain from my herniated discs. So, for the last five years, my resting heart rate has been between 85 and 90 due to the constant extreme pain I’ve been in. Scalar Energy brought my resting heart rate back into the low 60s, and that is where it has remained over the past three months.Finally, for those of you that are familiar with your aura and chakras, and for those of you that understand we live in a dense world, and our energy needs cleaning daily, you’ll like this. Cleaning my energy, grounding, doing my protection on my energy system took at least ten minutes every morning and every evening. In fact, I found it to be a hassle. Since beginning  Scalar Energy treatments, this process now takes me about two minutes, once per day. For those of you that are sensitive to your energy and other’s energy, you’ll appreciate the chakra balancing and energy cleaning and clearing that Scalar Energy provides.

Hopefully, you’ve been inspired to give it a shot. There are countless third party success stories, and countless other physical ailments that have healed and that healing has been attributed to Scalar Energy, but I will allow you to continue that research on your own. What other physical ailments can Scalar Energy help with? I believe the only way for you to find out is to inquire about it and give it a shot. I have been receiving daily treatments for over three months now, and I can tell you it is worth every penny.

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What is Reflexology

Reflexology is a term that describes a form of pressure which is applied to the feet, hands and ears in a manner designed to relax the client. Through the nerves in the hands and feet, a form of massage stimulates specific pressure points connected to the central nervous system that create calming and relaxing results for the entire body. This art dates back many centuries, first found in Chinese writings. The Europeans made the discovery of reflexology in writings about massage in the 1500’s, and translated the information due to its perceived value.

Reflexology has been known to be beneficial in lowering stress levels, improving sleep, and if used regularly, numerous other benefits may be experienced by the client. Reflexology creates an improved flow of vital life energy throughout the nervous system through massaging pressure points. The hands, feet and ears all have specific points that correspond to organs within the body. Flow of energy through these organs can be positively affected by applying pressure to the specific points as mapped out centuries ago to the hands, feet and ears.

Many people enjoy the use of essential oils with reflexology. Essential oils have many health benefits. Some, such as Lavender, can add to relaxation during a reflexology session. Just a thirty minute session of reflexology can ease the stress of your week, relax your tense muscles, and perhaps stimulate nerves leading to particular organs that may have needed a little support or boost.

For those interested in learning about working with pressure points, reflexology is an easy art for beginners. Charts are available with easy to follow pictures of the hands and feet. These maps show colored sections of the surface of the hand or foot, and they map out which areas correlate to which organs within the body. There are many great, easy to follow books and videos. This should ease the process of a novice exploring reflexology for themselves. If you find that you would like to become certified to practice this art or other skills like it, classes are also available, and can be found online.

I became certified in reflexology a few years before my elderly mother became ill. Reflexology was the first healing modality I chose to pursue. It took a couple of years of my mother’s gentle encouragement for me to give Reflexology serious consideration. I’m glad I did. Learning, knowing, and applying reflexology became quite a gift for her in the final year of her life. My mother would call me almost daily and ask me to come over to “do her feet” as she called it. Each day, after I arrived, I would get lotion and massage her hands and her feet, and I’d apply Reflexology all the way up to her knees before the session was complete. When I left the house, my mother would often be asleep. My mother had congestive heart failure. She remained on Hospice, living at home with my sister for over a full year. This is much longer than the medical system could explain. My mother’s heart kept going, and she was able to enjoy more time with her family than a person on hospice would normally be able to experience. That extra year made all of the difference for her. She was able to die at peace by having had that extra time. Could it be because of reflexology? I can’t say that Reflexology was the only reason she lasted longer than expected, but it sure didn’t hurt her any. She rested comfortably, and that was for her, a gold mine. I’m so glad I took my mother’s advice and learned my first alternative healing modality, Reflexology.

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Are Mammograms the best Choice?

Are Mammograms the only available option for early detection of breast cancer? If they’re not the only option available, then are they the best option available to women? And, if there is evidence they are not the best option women have for early breast cancer detection, why exactly are we women still enduring the pain the traditional mammogram exam inflicts upon some of the most sensitive body parts that women have?

We, as women, are known throughout history to soldier through just about anything. Women have been told since birth that we have to endure. Being female has it’s built-in inconveniences and difficulties. I remembering making a mental note in my teens that guys seemed to feel grateful that they didn’t have to experience these inconveniences and difficulties. Once men become adults, get married, and get into their adult lives, many men spend the rest of their lives trying to understand the women in their lives and what we experience. You wouldn’t normally hear of a man who was willing to allow a medical technician to squeeze their sensitive body part between two plastic plates to take a picture of it, while sending dangerous radiation through said body part at the same time. Yet we as women will do so because we fear an even worse result if we don’t cooperate. Breast cancer has been the cause of death for far too many of our loved ones, and most of us have experienced a loss within our families or community.

It takes a special kind of …something…(you can fill in the blank here with your own thoughts if you’d like) for a woman to forego the fear of being diagnosed with breast cancer, in spite of watching her own mother endure a mastectomy, and still refuse to surrender to the wishes of conventional medical advice that says my age group should have had a mammogram completed long before now.

My cardiologist cringes each time he asks me if I have completed a mammogram, and my response to his question is a confident “no”. He shakes his head firmly and says it must be done. My thoughts? ‘You go first.’ Now, you can think of me and my choice however you choose, but for years I’ve had an unmistakable knowing deep inside me that there must be at least one better choice for early breast cancer detection than what seems to me to be an almost archaic and possibly a harmful technique known as the mammogram. I finally found one! Once again, I discover validation to always trust my intuition. Perhaps this will inspire at least one of you to trust your intuition as well. Take a look…

In the early 1990’s I watched a morning show that demonstrated a machine and a technique called Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). I didn’t remember the name of it, so I patiently waited for the old ways of diagnosing potential breast cancer with radiation and the mammogram to succumb to this less harmful technology. Nope. That still hasn’t happened yet. Here we are almost 30 plus years later in 2018, and after years of searching for it on my own, I finally found DITI with no help from the conventional western medical community.

So, let’s look at a comparison of Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI), and a mammogram, and see if we can come up with a good enough reason to still want to run and get that painful mammogram done.

As described by DITI Imaging in San Antonio TX, “Thermal imaging is a 15 minute, non-invasive test of vascular physiology. Thermal imaging uses a highly sensitive, high-resolution digital thermal camera to take a picture of your body’s infrared heat and display these patterns in the form of a digital image. The cells of your body produce heat through their normal function. Abnormal cells typically produce more heat in the early stages of development (before a tumor forms).

http://www.ditiimaging.com/faq.html

Now let’s take a look at what a mammogram is, and how women experience it. Here’s a couple of quotes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says about a mammogram:

“You will stand in front of a special X-ray machine. A technologist will place your breast on a clear plastic plate. Another plate will firmly press your breast from above. The plates will flatten the breast, holding it still while the X-ray is being taken. You will feel some pressure.”

“Having a mammogram is uncomfortable for most women. Some women find it painful. A mammogram takes only a few moments, though, and the discomfort is over soon. What you feel depends on the skill of the technologist, the size of your breasts, and how much they need to be pressed. Your breasts may be more sensitive if you are about to get or have your period.”

 

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/breast/basic_info/mammograms.htm

 

Below is a great description of how DITI works, and can be found in the FAQ section of the DITI Imaging website.

 

“The camera used by DITI imaging is the only FDA registered thermal imaging medical camera on the market specifically designed for medical screenings. It is a totally non-invasive procedure that is completely safe. There is absolutely NO contact with the body, NO compression, and NO radiation. While a variety of studies have called into question the safety of cumulative exposures to radiation, this is not the case with thermography. Thermography emits nothing. It is simply a picture of your unique thermal heat patterns. It is a quick and painless procedure, which makes it a great screening option for breast screening with “no harm done” in the process.”

 

Why then, might you ask, is mammogram still the choice of all doctors throughout the United States for early breast cancer detection? That’s a great question. I don’t expect to answer that question here. However, if you’ve been compelled to read this far, I think it’s a good idea to now look at some differences in the two breast cancer early detection options.

 

Per Functional Medical practitioner Dr. Maggie, DITI is capable of detecting cancerous cells a full ten years earlier than a mammogram. By the time a mammogram detects cancer it has grown to at least one centimeter, already causing a negative impact on the wellbeing of the body. DITI is a true early detection system and it is available at a lower cost than a mammogram. However, conventional insurance companies do not offer to pay for this type of an exam. Hence, it is not well known to the general public.

 

The idea of early detection has become indisputable at this point, in my opinion. In my mind, this fact alone ends my discussion. Personally, I don’t need any more evidence for a DITI breast exam versus a traditional mammogram. I want to have the ability to detect cancer at a point well before damage is done to my body, and to have a chance at a treatment that is less invasive because of true early detection. Waiting for a mammogram to detect a mass or a tumor in my breast is just too late in my mind when something has been proven to detect potential tumors many years sooner than a traditional mammogram.

 

Many women already know what a mammogram is, and what the experience is like. You don’t need an explanation of it. The good news about traditional mammograms in my opinion is that an option of the traditional mammogram is available in which the traditional x-ray is not used, and instead, a digital x-ray can be used which does not emit radiation into the breast. However, as far as we are aware, many hospitals still use the old method of radiation. If a woman prefers to undergo the traditional mammogram, she will still have to submit to the squeezing of her breasts between the plastic plates.

 

Let’s look at the cost comparison between the two procedures.

 

A mammogram usually costs in the range of $300 for the person that does not have insurance to cover the cost of the procedure. Of course, the price goes up if you do have health insurance. No worries, you only pay your co-pay or your out of pocket portion. That makes sense to most people, right? I believe it’s important that if you would like to pay cash for a mammogram, you call around for an actual price, as they seem rather difficult to find online.

 

DITI costs an average of $150 to $200. Health insurance, at this time, does not cover the cost of this procedure, which leaves me scratching my head in wonderment. Why wouldn’t insurance companies want to save money and expose patients to a less uncomfortable and less harmful procedure in the process?

 

The most important point of this entire discussion in my opinion is that DITI is capable of detecting cancer a full ten years earlier than a mammogram or even ultrasound.

 

http://doctormaggie.com/thermography-a-hot-weapon-against-breast-cancer/

 

Just in case you might be in need of more solid information, I refer you to one of many peer reviewed articles, published in the US National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health Journal which supports DITI over mammogram for early detection of breast cancer. This particular article concluded, “DITI is a valuable adjunct to mammography and ultrasound, especially in women with dense breast parenchyma.”

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18809055

 

Aside from the fact that I now don’t have to endure a painful “early detection” procedure, and that I can pay less for a much more accurate test, I now have a valid argument for refusing a mammogram. I’ll schedule that DITI test right away.

 

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What is Functional Medicine?

What is Functional Medicine, and what makes Functional Medicine different from conventional medicine?

Here’s a description found on the Institute for Functional Medicine website:

“The Functional Medicine model is an individualized, patient-centered, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to direct personalized treatment plans that lead to improved patient outcomes.

By addressing root cause, rather than symptoms, practitioners become oriented to identifying the complexity of disease. They may find one condition has many different causes and, likewise, one cause may result in many different conditions. As a result, Functional Medicine treatment targets the specific manifestations of disease in each Individual.”
https://www.ifm.org/functional-medicine/
One of Clear Choices Healing Center’s board members was lead to and shared this article with us. The article appeared as a “suggested read” since he is in the process of studying biochemistry. Within this article on Functional Medicine, the writer has done a fabulous job of detailing her first experience with a functional medical doctor. She notes the rather distinct difference she observed between this experience and that of her experiences with the way things are done in a conventional medical doctor’s office. What the writer describes in this article sounds to me like a blend of a functional/conventional practice. Now, unless you are a business-junkie a greater portion of the article might bore you once you get past her experience in the practitioners office. Just take what you like from the article and leave the rest. If you cannot get yourself to read the entire article, I’ll share with you my favorite quote out of the entire article:

“Functional medicine is not Eastern medicine, it’s not integrative medicine,” stresses Berzin. “It’s just taking the best practices for conventional medicine but focusing on the root causes of disease.” For example, she adds, “You’re not an insomniac lying awake at night because of an Ambien deficiency.”

https://www.fastcompany.com/90224888/is-this-150-a-month-holistic-primary-care-service-the-future-of-medicine

Next let’s take a look at the website of Dr. Maggie, another practitioner I’ve discovered in my online research, located in the Central Florida area. Dr. Maggie seems to appeal more to the person who is ready to take the leap out of conventional medicine all together. If you break a bone, of course you need that conventional doctor or emergency room. However, there are so many ailments that can be prevented and/or resolved naturally and in a manner that benefits the body without side effects often experienced from the use of prescription pharmaceuticals. Bringing the body to a state of balance that supports its ability to heal itself appears to be the goal a Functional Medicine practitioner is focused on achieving for their patients. When you read through Dr. Maggie’s website, there are many articles to support this theory.

Functional Medicine

As it is within any profession, each practitioner has the ability and tendency to bring their own individuality to their practice. Functional medicine practices are no different in that respect. There are a wide variety of holistic treatment options that doctors may choose to study, and each doctor will incorporate what they’ve studied into their functional medicine practice.

What intrigued me about Dr. Maggie was her broad range of knowledge. As I explored the pages of her website I found answers and understanding about health issues that matter to me, such as the role digestion plays in the health of a person as a whole. What Dr. Maggie shared on alternative gut cleansing options was far beyond anything I’ve heard from my conventional doctors. Dr. Maggie offers detailed suggestions on how to improve digestive health, the health of the gut, and how that would help a person’s overall health. You can find that article here:

GAPS: Gut and Psychology Syndrome

Dr. Maggie educates readers that visit her website about Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI). Dr. Maggie offers DITI to her patients in her office, but you won’t find DITI at your conventional doctor’s office. DITI is capable of detecting cancerous cells a full ten years earlier than a mammogram. By the time a traditional mammogram detects cancer it has grown to at least one centimeter, already causing a negative impact on the wellbeing of the body. DITI is a true early detection system and it is available at a lower cost than a mammogram. However, conventional insurance companies do not offer to pay for this type of an exam. Hence, it is not well known to the general public.

Functional Medicine is one of the holistic health options that Clear Choices Healing Center encourages people to explore among alternative healing options. If you find any piece of information in this description, or in any of the related articles interesting for yourself, I think it’s time for you to do some more research into Functional Medicine and take a chance that Functional Medicine may be able to benefit your health and well being.