Our Favorite Ways to Beat Stress and Fatigue

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Our Favorite Ways to Beat Stress and Fatigue

‘Tis the season to be busy and stressed!  But, it doesn’t need to be!  Keeping your body in balance is the key!  We put together a list of our favorite tools and resources we recommend that can not only help you stay balanced, fight stress and fatigue, but these strategies may also help to keep your immune system up, keeping the cold and flu at bay.

Check out our list!

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture

What is it?:  

Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is the most widely practiced form of acupuncture. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the human body is mapped with “channels” also called meridians through which the energy of the body flows just like blood, lymph or electrical current through our nervous system. Acupuncture consists of inserting fine sterile stainless steel needles into specific points called acupuncture points to remove blockages and imbalances in the body’s energy flow, therefore positioning the body to heal itself.

What it can help with:

  • Managing stress
  • Building up the immune system
  • Promoting sleep

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

What is it?:  

A craniosacral therapy session involves gentle work with the spine and the skull and its cranial sutures, diaphragms, and fascia. In this way, the restrictions of nerve passages are said to be eased, the movement of cerebrospinal fluid through the spinal cord is said to be optimized, and misaligned bones are said to be restored to their proper position.

What it can help with:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain

Cupping

What is it?:  

Cupping is an ancient Chinese practice that helps alleviate pain, release toxins and stimulate the immune and the lymphatic systems. A rounded glass cup is placed on the skin creating a suction effect. Several health benefits are assigned to this modality; reduces pain, swelling, inflammation, and congestion, loosens adhesions and maximizes blood circulation.

What it can help with:

  • Respiratory diseases
  • Cold and flu
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Migraines
  • Back and neck pain

Energy Work

What is it?:  

Energy work is the general term used to describe all the therapy modalities that are based on energy healing. The most commonly known techniques are Reiki, Therapeutic Touch, Polarity, Chakra balancing, Breath Work, Yoga, Tai Chi, to only name a few. Energy work aims at creating a balance between body, mind, and spirit.

What it can help with:

  • Managing stress and anxiety
  • Pain relief
  • Fatigue
  • Chronic pain

Zero Gravity Guided Meditation

What is it?:  

This relaxing session guides you on a peaceful journey while resting in a zero gravity position.   Did you know that scientific studies have been reporting the physiological effects of meditation since the early 1960s? Come see for yourself. Join us for our non-religious zero gravity meditation session and learn how to incorporate it into your daily life.

What it can help with:

Based upon clinical evidence, meditation is considered to be one of the better therapies for Allergies, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain Syndrome, Coronary Artery Disease, Digestive Disorders, Fibromyalgia, Headaches, High Blood Pressure, Insomnia, Migraine, Panic Disorder and Prevention of Heart Attack, to only name a few.

Reflexology

What is it?:  

Reflexology is a form of bodywork that focuses primarily on the feet and hands.The underlying theory behind reflexology is that there are “reflex” areas on the feet and hands that correspond to specific parts of the body. Applying pressure to these reflex areas can promote health in the corresponding organs through energetic pathways.

What it can help with:

  • Reduce anxiety
  • Increase blood flow
  • Decrease pain
  • Encourage relaxation

Tai Chi/Qi Gong

What is it?:  

Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and focused intention. The slow gentle movements of Qigong forms can be easily adapted for the physically challenged and practiced by all age groups. These exercise classes are based on the meridian system used in acupuncture, emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements.

What it can help with:

Western scientific research confirms that the gentle, rhythmic movements of Qigong improve cardiovascular, respiratory, circulatory, lymphatic and digestive functions offering its practitioners the benefits of reduced stress and hypertension, increased stamina and enhanced immune system.

Yoga

What is it?:  

This restorative gentle class is an excellent opportunity to disconnect from the frenetic activity of daily life and let your speedometer return to 0 mph through gentle poses and stretches. Yoga offers a welcome respite among all the turbulence of life and helps to prepare the mind and body for the inward stroke of meditation and deepened awareness. Moving slowly through the poses allows you to explore your mind and body at a steady and natural tempo.

What it can help with:

  • Managing stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Build strength
  • Increase flexibility
  • Toning the body

Discover more about our services and learn how you can learn to manage stress and anxiety effectively.

marie perkins acupunture specialist in palm harborDr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl. Ac. is one of the most recognized practitioners in Palm Harbor as a “non-pharmaceutical” pain specialist.

Born and raised in Quebec City Canada, Dr. Perkins received her Bachelor Degree in Occupational Therapy from University Laval in 1993.

Her passion led her to leave everything behind and immigrated to Florida in 1995. She proceeded with acquiring her Massage Therapy license from Bahkti Academy in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Oriental Medicine from the Florida Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 2004.

Her goal for founding East West Healing Solutions was to be a pioneer in the community working at bridging the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine. She has established strong partnership with Medical Doctors, Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Pain Management Physicians, Doctors of Chiropractic, Rehabilitative Specialists, Athletic Directors, Coaches and Personal Injury Attorneys in the community proving not only that it can be done but also that a cohesive team approach is often the most efficient way to help a patient.

“Over the years I have continued to add to my knowledge in order to be able to help as many patients I possibly could. Most of the time, a joint effort from Western and Eastern Medicine is required to obtain optimal health. For that reason, patients should proactively seek a team of highly trained professionals in various fields, all working toward one common goal; the PATIENT’S best interest. Your health portfolio should be built with the same concepts as your financial portfolio; diversification is the key!,” Dr. Marie Perkins tells her patients.

East West Healing Solutions is located at:
34876 US Highway 19
Palm Harbor FL 34684

Phone: 727-216-3972
Fax: 727-216-3982

Email: drmarie@eastwesthealingsolutions.com
Web: eastwesthealingsolutions.com

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