October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. During this time of year, we pull together as a nation to raise awareness, raise funds for research, prevention, treatment and a cure. We also do what we can to spread information and support those who are affected by the disease.
East West Healing Solutions is committed to working with patients and those afflicted with breast cancer. We offer many therapies and exercises to help with nausea, fatigue, stress and to help improve quality of life.
Some of the therapies we offer to help include:
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Cranial Sacral Therapy
- Myofascial Release
- Tai Chi
Acupuncture uses very thin needles to stimulate meridians or acupuncture points located throughout the body. These needles are extremely thin and are likened to a strand of hair or even a cat’s whisker. Sometimes the acupuncture points or meridians located in our body become clogged, not allowing for proper energy flow or Qi to travel through the body as it needs to. The acupuncture needles are used to stimulate our meridians and Qi; getting it to move and flow properly. Once this energy or Qi is no longer clogged or blocked, the body begins to become more in balance. Once balance is restored, your body can begin to feel better, healthier and able to function better.
Acupuncture is a safe, natural, side-effect free way to relieve blocked meridians.
About Lymphatic Drainage
Lymphatic drainage is the natural function of the lymphatic system, which is an essential part of immunity. If this function isn’t working properly, it can cause a build-up of fluid in tissues as well as more serious medical problems like lymphagitis and lymphoma. Therapeutic massage called Lymphatic Drainage Therapy (LDT) helps this system work and treats some of the conditions associated with the lymphatic system.
About Cranial Sacral Therapy
A cranial sacral 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. Cranial sacral therapy can help minimize the effects of stress on the body and bolster overall health.
About Myofascial Release
Myofascial release consists of gentle targeted stretching techniques applied to the fascia (thin envelope surrounding organs and muscles). When injury occurs, the fascia becomes uneven, shorten and tight creating pressure up to 2000 lbs per square inch. By stretching the fascia, contracted muscles can relax, proper motion is then restored, an efficient blood and lymphatic circulation is reestablished, tissue healing is facilitated and pain relief is obtained.
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.
Gentle Yoga is derived from a yoga style that was invented by B.K.S. Iyengar, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest yoga masters in the world. Generally speaking, gentle-style yoga is ideal for people with movement limitations and/ or chronic pain; arthritis, fibromyalgia, back pain, bad posture or lack of coordination, recovering from surgery, illness or injury, for seniors, new practitioners and those seeking stress-reduction, energy boost or weight management.
Our YogaPLUS class combines the stretching and breathing benefits of gentle restorative yoga with mild core strengthening to promote better posture and balance. The class concludes with a relaxing and soothing meditative shavasana. This class can help with chronic back pain and discomfort associated with muscle tension.
Tai Chi/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. It is based on the meridian system used in acupuncture, emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. 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.
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. It is based on the meridian system used in acupuncture, emphasizes the importance of adding mind intent and breathing techniques to physical movements. 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.
Guided meditation types involve focusing attention on a single object which could include the breath, an inner or external image, a movement pattern, a sound, a word or a phrase that is repeated silently (mantra). Based upon more than 30 years of scientific research as well as theoretical understanding, meditation is considered to be one of the better therapies for many stress-related conditions such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain syndromes, chronic fatigue, lack of concentration, hypertension, headaches and much more.
Meet with us to help you meet your health goals and to design a plan that best fits your current needs.
For more information or to schedule a FREE consultation on how acupuncture can help you with encouraging a better night’s sleep, call us at: 727-216-3972.
About Dr. Marie Perkins, OTR/L, LMT, DOM, Dipl.Ac.
Dr. 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.
34876 US Highway 19 N
Palm Harbor, FL 34684