Acupuncture, Healing, Relaxation, Wellness

Fall Acu-Wellness Group Sessions

Discover Acu-Wellness: Auricular (ear) Acupuncture for relaxation, stress management, suppression of withdrawal symptoms, and reduction of cravings. This treatment follows the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) 5-Point AcuDetox Protocol.

  • Shenmen or Spirit Gate – used for calming and relaxing
  • Sympathetic – used for relieving tension
  • Liver – used to detoxify, as well as to relax and relieve anger and frustration
  • Kidney – used to strengthen the willpower and release unwanted toxins
  • Lung – used to help respiration, as well as for detoxification

Curious? Click here for more information or register now for our upcoming Group Sessions:

Auricular Acupuncture Group
Wednesday: September 4 and September 18, October 2 and 16
Time: 6:45pm until approximately 8:00pm
Location: Kos Chiropractic Center
Cost: $35.00 cash check or credit card
By appointment only

Group limited to 5 participants each week. Please register by contacting Julie at 203-215-6087, julie@solutionsforwellnessinc.com.


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Healing, Relaxation, Wellness

Register Now! Acu-Wellness Group Sessions

Discover Acu-Wellness: Auricular (ear) Acupuncture for relaxation, stress management, suppression of withdrawal symptoms, and reduction of cravings. This treatment follows the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) 5-Point AcuDetox Protocol.

  • Shenmen or Spirit Gate – used for calming and relaxing
  • Sympathetic – used for relieving tension
  • Liver – used to detoxify, as well as to relax and relieve anger and frustration
  • Kidney – used to strengthen the willpower and release unwanted toxins
  • Lung – used to help respiration, as well as for detoxification

Curious? Click here for more information or register now for our upcoming Group Sessions:

Auricular Acupuncture Group
Wednesday: August 7, August 21
Time: 6:45pm until approximately 8:00pm
Location: Kos Chiropractic Center
Cost: $35.00 cash check or credit card
By appointment only

Group limited to 5 participants each week. Please register by contacting Julie at 203-215-6087, julie@solutionsforwellnessinc.com.


Click here for more information


Essential Oils, Wellness

Summer Scents Sense

The fragrant scent of an orange as it is being peeled, the tangy tartness of a fresh juicy grapefruit, the bold scent of lime or lemon – these fresh clean vibrant mouth-watering scents remind me of summer. When the sun is shining high and bright up in the sky and the days are long, filled with laughter, friends, and happy times.

Essential oils capture the essence of these fruits and other plants – all you have to do is open the bottle, inhale the pure unadulterated fragrance and experience how they can make you feel! I call the citrus oils especially “sunshine in a bottle.” You can’t help but smile when you inhale their fragrance – so uplifting!

One of the ways I like to use essential oils is to diffuse them into the air with a diffuser. A gray cloudy day? No problem – diffuse orange essential oil mixed with some peppermint essential oil for an uplifting, invigorating scent, sit back and notice the shift in everyone’s mood! Get creative with Lavender and Orange, Lemon or Young Living’s™ blend called “Purification.” So many choices! You are only limited by your imagination!

Another way to use them is to apply them topically. Mix your favorite oils into a carrier oil to create your own personal “perfume” and apply to your wrists or neck. Having peace of mind that your scent doesn’t contain any chemicals! Add oils to your favorite body lotion that you use to moisturize and replenish your skin, add them to your bath salts and soak away the stress and tension of the day.

A caution about topical application of oils – especially citrus oils. When you put them on your skin it is advised that those areas not be exposed to sunlight for 12-48 hours. This is because the oils can cause something called photosensitivity – increasing the likelihood of getting sunburned on the areas they were applied to. If you must apply these oils, put them on areas of skin that will not be exposed to the sun as a way of safeguarding against sunburn.

Want to learn more? Contact Solutions for Wellness, 203-215-6087, or click here for more information.

Essential Oils, Reflexology, Wellness

Break Out The Flip Flops (and Reflexology) – Summer Is Finally Here!

Finally – we’re able to put our boots and winter woolies away (hopefully!) and bring out our sandals and flip flops!

This past weekend, my partner and I took advantage of the warm temperatures and headed to the beach, my all-time favorite place! Exploring the trails at Hammonasset Beach, walking the path along the shore, and finally onto the warm sandy beach to dip our toes in! Heaven on earth!

So what could possibly go wrong? Later that evening, as we continued to relax and reminisce about our perfect day, Jim started to hobble when he walked. After all our walking, he had started experiencing tenderness and muscle spasms in his feet and lower legs – why you might ask? He wore flip flops to do all this walking and now was feeling the painful reminder about the importance of wearing the right footwear for the activity. Who would have “thunk” it!

Flip flops are great for short distances and especially to slip on when walking on the hot sand. Yet for longer walks that are on different surfaces – sand, trails, pavement – flip flops can actually cause strain in the muscles of the foot and lower leg as your foot grips the shoe to keep it on.

A better choice may be a more supportive type of sandal or other type of athletic footwear that supports your foot and doesn’t cause muscle strain.

Yet once the discomfort is there, what can you do?

First, apply gentle reflexology, massage to the area to ease the discomfort.

Put your feet up on the sofa or ottoman and point the toes up toward the ceiling and then gently down toward the floor. This gives the calf and foot muscles a gentle stretch.

While your feet are up, draw large circles clockwise and counterclockwise with your feet.

While sitting, gently roll the bottom of your foot on a tennis, lacrosse or golf ball.

Freeze a tall 8 oz. disposable water bottle, put a sock on (never put ice packs directly onto the skin – it can damage the tissue) and
gently roll your foot on the ice bottle. The cold can help ease the discomfort and “massage” the sore areas.

Soak your feet in an Epsom salt foot bath.

Apply essential oils such as Young Living’s Aroma Siez, Marjoram, Pan Away, Basil, or Oregano. If needed, use a carrier oil and test patch the oil.

Take care of those tootsies! When they feel good – you feel good. After all…everything is interconnected!

For on-going comfort, schedule a Reflexology session with Solutions for Wellness. Click here for more information.
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*As always, listen to your body and call your healthcare provider when you feel it is necessary. These are suggestions not medical advice.
Healing, Touch, Wellness

Hands On Research: The Science of Touch

by Dacher Keltner, Greater Good, February 24, 2011

“A pat on the back, a caress of the arm—these are everyday, incidental gestures that we usually take for granted, thanks to our amazingly dexterous hands.

But after years spent immersed in the science of touch, I can tell you that they are far more profound than we usually realize: They are our primary language of compassion, and a primary means for spreading compassion.

In recent years, a wave of studies has documented some incredible emotional and physical health benefits that come from touch. This research is suggesting that touch is truly fundamental to human communication, bonding, and health.”

Click here to read the full article or watch the video below.

Touch, Wellness

The Beauty of Touch

Patrick McIvor is a hairdresser who has had some very unique experiences during his 30-year career caring for people’s hair.His observations have been shaped by a broad range of a lifetime of experiences from being a teen volunteer in a neo-natal intensive care unit to his extensive, multi-continent travels which have allowed him to teach and share ideas, to his work in salons from New York City to his own salon in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.

In this TED Talk, Patrick shares his thoughts about “The Beauty of Touch” and the need and desire to be touched/groomed by another.

Healing, Relaxation, Wellness

Register Now – Acu-Wellness: Auricular Acupuncture Group

Discover Acu-Wellness: Auricular (ear) Acupuncture for relaxation, stress management, suppression of withdrawal symptoms, and reduction of cravings. This treatment follows the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association’s (NADA) 5-Point AcuDetox Protocol.

  • Shenmen or Spirit Gate – used for calming and relaxing
  • Sympathetic – used for relieving tension
  • Liver – used to detoxify, as well as to relax and relieve anger and frustration
  • Kidney – used to strengthen the willpower and release unwanted toxins
  • Lung – used to help respiration, as well as for detoxification

Curious? Click here for more information or register now for our February Group Sessions:

Auricular Acupuncture Group
Wednesday: February 6, February 13, February 20, February 27
Time: 6:45pm until approximately 8:00pm
Location: Kos Chiropractic Center
Cost: $35.00 cash check or credit card
By appointment only

Group limited to 5 participants each week. Please register by contacting Julie at 203-215-6087, julie@solutionsforwellnessinc.com.


Click here for more information


Acupuncture, Healing, Wellness

What is Acupuncture?

Developed by the ancient Chinese, acupuncture is a therapy that consists of stimulating designated points on the skin by the insertion of needles. Acupuncture is part of Chinese medicine which includes herbal medicine, Tai Ji, Qi Gong among others.

The Chinese found that certain locations on the surface of the body are related to internal body functions. In Chinese medicine it is believed that there is a network of energy that flows through the body and connects these locations/points by way of channels called “meridians.” The meridians are related to specific organs and functions and form a network which has circulating energy called “Qi” or “Chi” that moves like an electric current. As long as the energy flow is not blocked and has the appropriate strength and balance the body functions healthfully. Disease creates an imbalance in this system so that the signals/energy is weak, too strong, blocked, crossed, or not moving in the proper pathway.

Simply stated, acupuncture is a way of making balancing adjustments to the body’s “Chi” which promotes proper functioning of the physical body.

Acupuncture is done using extremely thin flexible needles made of stainless steel and silver alloy. There is often brief discomfort when the needle passes through the skin. The needles contain no medication – they are simply a tool to help balance the body’s energy.

It has been used for 5,000 years in China and is still a frequent treatment of choice for a quarter of the world’s population.

Most side effects are minor and may include: occasional dizziness – especially during the first treatment, slight bleeding after the needles are removed, infection at the needle site.

Acupuncture is a safe, inexpensive and effective treatment for many chronic disorders and can be used preventatively as well.


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Mindfulness, Wellness

Mindfulness

Mindfulness is focusing your full attention on what is happening in the present moment, observing how you feel – your physical body, emotions you are feeling, thoughts you are having – without any judgement.

Through mindfulness techniques, you can learn to take better care of yourself by exploring and understanding the interplay of mind and body, and mobilizing your inner resources for coping, changing and healing.

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