Healing

When Thyroid Hormones Fail Us – A Free Talk

Even though many women are taking thyroid hormones and their lab tests state that they are “normal”, up to 90 percent continue to suffer from many of the symptoms. Dr. Serena Satcher is offering a free webinar to help break out of this cycle by discussing the root causes of hypothyroidism and natural ways to overcome it. The talk will ... Read More »

When Emotions Are Physical

Bodywork for Trauma and Grief by Marlaina Donato Massage is often associated with spa-like pampering, yet it is also an effective therapy for reducing physical and emotional pain. Bodywork can lower blood pressure and reduce stress hormones, which in turn helps to balance blood sugar and boost immunity. A surge of the feel-good neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine is also a ... Read More »

Repair Your Gut, Regain Your Vitality: A Free Webinar

An estimated one in five Americans suffers from digestive disorders from an inflamed, diseased or imbalanced gastro-intestinal system. Many sufferers seek help through over-the-counter medications to alleviate symptoms without addressing the underlying problem. In some cases, digestive disorders become so severe that they develop into serious diseases like inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcer disease, pancreatitis and acid reflux. Sometimes these problems ... Read More »

Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival Returns

If you’ve ever wondered about trying reiki, acupuncture, massage, healing crystals, intuitive readings, astrology, essential oils or tarot (and more!), the Illuminate Frederick Mind-Body-Spirit Festival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 14 is a great place to start. Their practitioners will conduct mini-sessions on a walk-up basis. Vetted intuitive readers, angel communicators, psychic mediums and astrologers will offer their ... Read More »

Demystifying Hypnosis: A Free Webinar

Hypnosis is a powerful modality for helping individuals improve their lives, yet it is often misunderstood. It is a safe, non-invasive approach for helping with a variety of issues from stress reduction to stopping bad habits, improving motivation and skills in music, academics, sports and more. Michelle DeStefano, L.Ac., CCH, will be offering a free webinar on this topic at 7 ... Read More »

The Art of Healing

Creative Therapy Aids Recovery by Marlaina Donato  For decades, creative expression has been a valuable tool in healing, and expressive arts therapy—the integrated application of two or more art forms—is now considered a life-changing modality for veterans and anyone else struggling with anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also called creative arts therapy, this form of psychotherapy helps patients to ... Read More »

A Holistic Approach to Pain Management

by Dr. Isabel Sharkar Joint Therapy is a form of nonsurgical ligament reconstruction and is a highly effective treatment for chronic pain. It is a connective tissue injection therapy of collagen producing substances which can reconstruct damaged or weakened connective tissue in and around joints. Joint Therapy can reduce pain and inflammation in the joint quickly, restore circulation and provide ... Read More »

Air Care for Kids

Keeping the Homefront Allergy-Free by Avery Mack An allergy is a dramatic overreaction of the immune system to environmental agents that are harmless to most people. Antibodies fight allergens with the release of histamines, and a runny nose, red eyes, sneezing, coughing, rash or hives can be the tangible result. Common around age 10, allergies often fade later in life, ... Read More »

Amazing Embrace

The Healing Power of Hugs  by April Thompson  Hugs don’t just feel good; they do good. A simple embrace can boost our health and mood, connect us spiritually and even help mend society. Hugs and other types of affectionate touching can provide numerous benefits in the face of threats or stress, according to Michael Murphy, Ph.D., a researcher with the ... Read More »

Really Know Your Heart

by Allan Tomson The heart is a muscular pump that sits in the center of the chest within a protective sac called the pericardium. The heart is made up of four chambers: a right and a left atrium, which are the upper chambers and receive blood, as well as a right and left ventricle, which are the lower, more-muscular chambers ... Read More »