Castor Oil Is Your Friend

Castor Oil = The Oil That Heals

Grow It; Drink It, Rub It In,

Or Use It – Topically – In Packs

Want relief from ~ Inflammation? Digestive Issues? Joint pain?  Menstrual Cramps? Skin Conditions? Castor Oil May Help!

bottle of castor oil A common ingredient in many beauty products is castor oil (“Palma Christi”). However, it has many more applications intended to help stimulate and support the body’s own healing mechanisms.

 

Use It to Help With ~

  • Acne, rashes, and other skin irritations
  • Arthritis and painful joints
  • Childbirthing
  • Chronic infections
  • Digestive issues and associate gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Fibroids
  • Frizzy hair
  • Hydrating and nourishing skin
  • Lymphedema
  • Menstrual pain and irregularity
  • Lymphedema
  • Ovarian cysts.

You can rub it into your skin, or take a deep dive by putting it into a pack that you keep on your body for several minutes. For added effect, add heat using a heating pad. See instructions below.


Castor Oil Packs Help to:

  • Drain lymphatic system
  • Fight fungi
  • Fight viruses
  • Produce an anti-inflammatory effect
  • Improve painful conditions and swelling
  • Increase circulation
  • Increase lymphocyte production
  • Stimulate and support the immune system

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Chronic Pain, Absolution, VooDoo, & Help

Pain Hurts! (no kidding) What to Do About It 

image shows chronic pain in back and neck of woman in ponytail

Under the auspices of the Virginia Department of Health, Prince William Area Agency on Aging, I completed the certification coursework for teaching people how to deal with chronic illness. Then, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and the final practice classes were canceled. However, I learned about several things that influence chronic conditions, including pain, and most of them confirm what I already knew and have talked about as a certified practitioner of healing modalities over many years. You may have seen my posts or have been in my classes about:

Influences Affecting Chronic Pain Levels 

  • balancing emotions – establishing methods – (e.g., physical activity, meditation, listening to music, hypnotherapy, counseling, etc.) for relieving anxiety and depression 
  • breathing – shallowly or consciously, deeply, and purposefully (There are many techniques with differing emphasis on various parts of the body.) 
  • evaluating nutritional intake – proper – or inflammatory and bone-deconstructing foods and drinks 
  • exercising – mental (learning helpful, practical skills; keeping mentally alert; distracting oneself from pain) 
  • exercising – physical (how much, when, and whether to do it while in pain) (aerobic exercise for immobile people – the chi machine)
  • making decisions – avoided or done well (with the help of a coach, counselor, or caregiver, if necessary)
  • sleeping – well or poorly (the amount needed and techniques for inducing restful sleep and for avoiding disrupted sleep. Since I’m not going into detail here, I’ll just share the link to my Sleep Like a Baby guided meditation which is available wherever you get your audio media. It put the sound engineer to sleep mid-recording session!) 
  • using self-management tasks, like: 
    • scheduling medications and making lists of questions for health care providers 
    • acquiring tools and other aids needed to accomplish functions that used to be easy (like step stools for reaching high shelves or shoe hooks for inserting feet into shoes without having to bend down) 
    • creating a plan to address emergencies 
  • using holistic healing modalities, like Reiki, massage, hypnotherapy, and natural foods and herbs. Click Here for more tools and tips. 

You Can Take the Self-Management Class for Chronic Pain and/or Illness! 

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Holistic Chamber of Commerce

HCC logoHave you heard of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce? It’s all about practitioners and providers of healthful and eco-friendly products or services for consumers. The purpose is to help people find solutions that are holistic and can be integrated into daily living in ways that are nurturing for humans, animals, and the planet.

By Helping Consumers Find Businesses, The Holistic Chamber of Commerce Helps Businesses Find Consumers!

2 figures shaking hands over the letters B 2 B (business to business)

2 figures shaking hands over the letters B 2 C (business to consumer)

One way it accomplishes this is by providing education and an on-line directory for the benefit of both practitioners and consumers.

It also shares business tools and resources with members to ensure the ongoing success of their practices.

“It is an international trade organization for holistically-minded professionals, practitioners, business owners, and resource providers, as well as a community coming together in support of a cause.”

 

“Camille Leon is the Founder of The Holistic Chamber of Commerce and a Marketing Maven thanks to SendSomeGratitude.com. Her books, The Working Workbook, and False Starts ~ The Misadventures of Transformation are available at Amazon.”

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What Is Holistic Healing?

In case you don’t know what “holistic healing” means, they even supply a Glossary of terms and definitions. Actually, a whole bunch of modalities fall under the umbrella of “holistic healing” or “complementary and alternative medicine.” They run the gamut from acupuncture to healthy eating protocols, to energy healing, hypnotherapy, to essential oils and much more.

The Prince William County, Virginia Chapter of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce

Meeting Info – Date, Time, Place

on the 2nd Friday of each month from 10 a.m. -11.30 a.m. The location is Jirani Coffeehouse, and the address is 9425 West Street, Manassas, VA 20110. The first two meetings for guests are free. However, we appreciate your buying a little something – or lunch – from Jirani’s as a thank you for hosting us.
This chapter President of the Holistic Chamber of Commerce is well-known to many of us. She is Uma Alexandra Beepat, owner of The Lotus and The Light Metaphysics Center. She has operated a hugely successful holistic healing business for ten years in this county. That chapter includes long-time wellness and metaphysics practitioners and people who are “total nubies” who just want to learn more. I hope you will visit and explore us to see if we are your “cup of tea.”
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What I Offer

If you don’t know me, feel free to check out my certifications and other background info by Clicking Here. Let’s just say I have a vast business, volunteer, and holistic healing background. My emphasis this year matches my best talent, I summarize it this way. “I help people gain deep insights into situations, into themselves, and into possible solutions in ways that serve the Highest Good for All Concerned.”
Since I offer a free initial consultation, we easily can determine if I have ideas or resources that will help you. Feel free to contact me!
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Let’s Get Well, Stay Well, and Live Well Together Now!

 

What About that Emotional Freedom Technique (aka EFT/Tapping)?

Why I Love the Emotional Freedom Technique

AKA “EFT” / “Tapping”

Are you familiar with the “Tapping” – Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) phenomenon?  This is a semi-miraculous, ritualized, way of “tapping” with your fingers on specific acupressure points on your body. You do this while speaking about topics that have caused issues for you. These may be health, financial circumstances, emotional pain, or some other theme. It even helps overcome the trauma of sexual abuse, as you will see if you keep reading.

Woman doing EFT on the under eye point. Emotional Freedom Techniques, tapping, a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine.There is nothing I like better than learning about and practicing holistic healing techniques which work without any:

  • chemicals
  • invasive procedures
  • needles
  • pharmaceutical drugs
  • needles
  • surgery
  • volatile side effects

The originally-intended use of EFT was to overhaul the psychotherapy profession. What a success! It has reduced therapy time from months or years down to minutes or hours. In that process, we discovered that people also experienced profound physical healings.

That’s why I decided to add to my certifications and learn The Emotional Freedom Technique (commonly nicknamed “EFT” or tapping”) in 2012. I also am certified in Neuro-linguistic Programming and several forms of energy medicine, so tapping was very complementary – as in Complementary and Alternative Medicine.  smiley face laughing so hard it cries

For a more formal definition, here’s one from the ever-present Wikipedia. “Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) is a form of counseling intervention that draws on various theories of alternative medicine including acupuncture, neuro-linguistic programming, energy medicine, and Thought Field Therapy.  During an EFT session, the client will focus on a specific issue while tapping on “endpoints of the body’s energy meridians.”

Sexual Abuse and Other Forms of Violence Can  Be Overcome

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Your Fingernails Tell Health Stories!

See What Your Manicurist Sees When Looking at Your Fingernails!

Newly manicured nails with sparkles on pink and gold polish with a pink and gold flower in the background

The manicurist might not recognize the symptoms your fingernails portray. However, some practitioners of Eastern and Western Medicine or of Holistic Healing Modalities can identify health problems by looking at your fingernails before you cover them up with nail polish. Human fingernail types Vector illustration

Here are some resources before we continue. They help define our terms of Eastern, Western, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM / holistic healing). They also provide more pictures and links than I can include in this blog.

The National  Institute of Health (NIH) compares Eastern and Western approaches to medicine and health.

An easier way to understand it may be found in the blog of a person who has practiced “all of the above.” Dr. Emili Kim describes his findings.


man in light blue shirt looking at his fingernailsINancy Wyatt am neither a physician nor a practitioner of Eastern Medicine. However, I am certified in a number of holistic healing (CAM) methods. I can share what they know and what I know as you stare at your fingernails.


East Meets West with Holistic Healing in the Center

chart of fingernails and disease conditionsdrawing of feet showing common foot problems Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, alternative medicine, and now Western medicine often agree on the value of “reading” fingernails (and toenails), eyes, ears, and tongues in the diagnostic process.

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