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Essential Oils: Moment by Moment Stress Support

by Rachel Raba Everything about Washington, D.C. is fast-paced and highly-charged, constantly assaulting residents’ emotions. Not surprisingly, the metro area tops Movoto’s list of stressed-out cities. Humans function as a whole, with mind, body and spirit inseparably connected, each requiring balance and nourishment for total wellness. The body’s cells are wired to self-heal. Stress interferes with this self-healing process. Anyone who ... Read More »

Break Free of Chronic Pain

Natural Ways to Feel Much Better  by Kathleen Barnes A majority of Americans feel pain on a daily basis. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 25 percent of Americans, or 76.2 million, are suffering from pain that lasts more than 24 hours at this very moment: Ouch! Lower back pain alone keeps Americans from going to work a ... Read More »

Massage and Allergies: How a Massage Can Help Alleviate Seasonal Allergies

by Matthew Hersh The immune system is very closely linked to seasonal allergies. When the immune system is compromised, seasonal allergies are more severe and can cause sneezing, dry/itchy eyes, nasal congestion and headaches. Massage is a drug-free way to boost the immune system, relax the nerves and relieve sinus pressure. Combining regular massage, with proper nutrition and exercise can ... Read More »

Foods to Deal with Pain and Inflammation

by Elizabeth McMillan Inflammation is the body’s immune response to illness, toxins and disease and it can be acute (short term) or chronic (long term). Acute inflammation is the body’s first aggressive reaction to external damage from which the body recovers in hours to days. Chronic inflammation happens when the body’s defenses are continuously exposed to harmful stimuli.             Without ... Read More »

Yoga Therapy for Chronic Pain Management

by Marlysa Sullivan      According to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) analysis from the most recent National Health Interview Survey, 25 million adults experience chronic pain and nearly 40 million experience severe pain. As conventional approaches are often not sufficient to mitigate pain, it is one of the primary reasons people seek complementary approaches. The National Center for Complementary and ... Read More »

Cannabis: An Effective Alternative to Opioids for Chronic Pain

by Patricia C. Frye, M.D. Chronic pain is an enormous public health problem. Approximately 85 percent of American adults will experience it at some time in their lives. Medically defined as pain lasting longer than 12 weeks, chronic pain is maladaptive, in that the pain far outlasts the precipitating injury. It is a burden that affects every aspect of the ... Read More »

Stress and Sound Medicine

by Angela Blueskies In recent years, Sound Medicine has been making headlines. Instead of heading out to the pub on a Friday night, many people are now choosing sound journeys as a way to relax and unwind. To those who view music as nothing more than entertainment, Sound Medicine may sound like a New Age gimmick, and even those who ... Read More »

Providing Worry-Free, All-Natural House Cleaning in Northern Virginia

Spotlight on WellNest Home Cleaning             WellNest Home Cleaning is an award-winning all-natural house cleaning service, in Northern Virginia. In late 2015, co-founders Phil Harper and his wife, Nicole, found out they were expecting a baby boy. As many parents do, they began researching what a pregnant mom should and shouldn’t be exposed to and were shocked by all the ... Read More »

Cymatherapy Sound Therapy Pain-Relief Study Offer

“In the beginning was the word,” proclaims the Bible. References to sound vibration as the primordial expression from which all forms were created is also found in other ancient scriptures. Today, quantum physics postulates that everything in the universe is vibrating at specific frequencies, including every cell in our bodies—even our thoughts and emotions. But our natural frequencies can become distorted by stress, toxins and negative emotions. When our physical and ... Read More »

Mitigate Chronic Pain with a Holistic Approach

by Allan Tomson, D.C. The dilemma of chronic pain historically has created an overuse of opiates, other drugs and alcohol to numb the pain and can immobilize a person from living life fully. We take a more holistic approach. In our minds, pain gets full attention. It’s natural to give it form and substance. Yet it is not a solid ... Read More »