April 8, 2021

Reiki Therapy and the Endocrine System

Reiki therapy is unique in that the treatment hand placements correlate with the positions of the endocrine glands.  It is believed that these hand placements guide the body’s awareness and energy to each specific area, supporting its optimal function.  Reiki therapy, for this reason, may be helpful for treating endocrine-related […]
May 1, 2020

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

According to The Institute of Medicine Report, more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain (2018).  Commonly reported areas of pain are low back, headache and joints.  Chronic pain often occurs as a result of: 1) an ongoing health condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia; 2) a previous […]
September 17, 2019

Understanding Reiki Therapy

People often have heard about Reiki Therapy but do not have a clear understanding of what it is or of what happens during a treatment.  Or they may have seen some misrepresentation of Reiki Therapy on television that makes it seem odd.  The following information provides a clear, factual explanation […]
August 26, 2019

The Autonomic Nervous System and Health

The autonomic nervous system (ANS) is the branch of the nervous system that automatically regulates the function of our internal organs and numerous bodily functions, such as breathing, heartbeat and digestion.  These processes all occur without our conscious effort.  The ANS is a complex network that helps maintain physiological homeostasis, […]
March 26, 2019

Research Documents the Benefits of Reiki Therapy

Research demonstrates the clinical evidence for Reiki Therapy.  In fact, if you had searched for the word “Reiki” in the biomedical literature as of the date of this post, you would have found 259 research studies cited.  Following is a limited sampling of some the beneficial outcomes documented in research […]
February 21, 2019

The Adrenals Glands and Stress

Do you know about the pivotal role that the adrenals glands play in triggering the body’s response to stress?  Are you even aware of where your adrenal glands are located?  These glands produce a number of critical hormones and neurotransmitters that impact our stress reactions, influencing both mind and body. […]
February 21, 2019

Postural Misalignment as a Factor in Pain

Postural misalignment can be a key factor underlying chronic pain.  Often, if we are not aware of misalignmest that we may have, we can actually aggravate or reinforce them when we exercise. As we journey through the years of our life,  we may become unaware of how we are holding […]
February 21, 2019

What Is Yoga Therapy?

Yoga therapy utilizes a wide variety of yogic practices, based on the individual’s needs or goals, to promote their well-being.  Likewise, in a therapeutic yoga class, the class flow derives from the health concerns/needs of the individual students who are attending that specific class, not from a pre-planned agenda. The […]
February 13, 2019

The Energy Dimensions of Health

Did you know that your heart beats an average of 100,000 times every day of your life?  Or that your liver does over 30,000 enzymatic reactions per second?  That you take 17,000 breaths per day?  Now pause a moment to reflect on the energy that must move through the body […]