Health & Beauty, People

Hamilton Family Chiropractic Center in Campbell

(中文版在英文版之後)

A good friend of mine and her husband are seeing Dr. Colleen Conger-Brass and Dr. Michael Brass for their chiropractic needs for about a year now.  She was sharing their experiences with me while we went for a hike last year.  She told me that they are not your typical Chiropractor Doctors because they have a system that incorporates a healthy diet, right exercises, educational workshops, and you need to go see them a few times a week plus they don’t do advertising, all by patient’s referrals.  That sounds very interesting because I have been seeing different Chiropractors from time to time for about 20 years now and I haven’t met anyone like that. So I ask her to tell me more.  She said, they do once a month presentation with a free dinner in a restaurant in Cupertino and she asks me if I want to go (it happened to be two days later, what a great timing). I figure sure, why not.

So I went to dinner with my friend and her husband and two other her friends.  When I saw my friend’s husband, he looks great. He told me that he lost 25 lb in three months because of all the spine adjustments, change the diet, the education he got and the exercises he has been doing.  I was very impressed. The presentation was done by Dr. Colleen Conger-Brass which was very well organized (you can tell they have been doing this for a very long time, maybe with some business coaching help as well). The dinner was ok but what they offer for that night was attractive – $57 for a set of x-rays of your spine.  For all the Chiropractor Doctors I have seen in the past 20 years, I don’t remember anyone of them has taken my spine x-rays. They just asked me how I feel or where do I feel pain and then they checked and adjusted me, and that was it. I may need to go back once a week if the condition was bad or maybe once a month to maintain or however long I want. So I thought, $57 for x-rays and two visits were very generous (of course I also know that is a sales technique to keep you interested) but what do I have to lose since that x-ray alone is well worth it.

We all know that our health is VERY IMPORTANT and it didn’t really matter how much money you have because you can’t really buy health back (think Steve Jobs or any other very wealthy people that you know).  We often spent our time working hard in order to make more money because we think money can buy many things to make us happy.  That’s true to a degree but how much is enough and the happiness that money can buy last for how long? We really don’t NEED much to be happy but we WANT too much and care too much on how others think of us. That’s a very tiring way of living, don’t you think?

Anyway, what I want to say is that taking care of our health is very important. You need to do it NOW not later, not when you make enough money, not when you have time, not when you are sick.  You just need to do what you can right now because you don’t know if you have a second chance for that. I think I have been quite responsible for my health, maybe not 100% but 80%?? Ok, maybe 70% now since I fired my personal trainer at the end of October and I haven’t exercised since. You know I believe everything happened for a reason. If not because I am taking Medical Hypnotherapy right now and in one of the chapters talks about our brain, spine, and Vagus nerve system, I didn’t know how important my spine is. The Vagus nerve is the longest nerve in the body, from the brain stem (back of the neck) down into the digestive system, connecting most of our major organs and 75% of its function is for sending signals from the brain to the organs it controls.

If that’s the case, having a good Chiropractor Doctor is vital but how many of us really realize that, and have one on top of our head??

So a few days later I went in for my first visit and took 5 x-rays. Then I went in again two days later to see my x-rays.  I wasn’t surprised that my spine wasn’t perfectly curved and lined up (who does in this kind of environment and lifestyle with computer and cellphone activities) but since I know how important my spine and nerves system is, I want to do what I can to make sure it stays as healthy as I can. So the Spinal Corrective Phase is approximately 3 months – 3 times a week adjustments, 1 x-ray (at the end to compare with the first one for comparison), and classes/workshops. They offer a complete examination and any necessary x-ray free to immediate family members within 7 days of initiating care. If you travel, they will increase the adjustment frequency around the travel schedule. They offer 12 months payment plan and offer family discounts. They don’t take insurance because it limits them what they can do for their patients (I kind of understand that).

So I decided to give it a try because I really want to see what a good Chiropractor Doctor can do for me.  On top of that, I am also very curious about what kind of business coaching training did they get so I can use it on my own healing business. Later I found out that they used to associate with a company called Max Living which is started with two Chiropractor Doctors who create The 5 Essentials – a natural and effective way to align your health by integrating chiropractic care with our four other powerful essentials — mindset, pure and simple nutrition, exercise, and minimizing toxins.

. . . It’s been three months now and I got my second set of x-rays to compare. Guess what?? My spine position and curve are way better.

The normal curve for the neck is 45 degrees, shape like a banana.

 

My neck curve was -5 three months ago (14 degrees/31 degrees) and now is +25 degrees (21 degrees/31 degrees).

From the backside view, the Right side is three months ago and the Left is after (the blue line is where the center should be, the red show how much my spine was off the center, especially, on the lower back).

The past three months I felt the most changes are I sleep better, much regular to go to the bathroom every morning, less pain or discomfort here and there, emotionally stable, and lost weight.  Although I can’t say it’s all because of the spine correction adjustments three times a week since I also do meditation more, cut down sugar/carb/grain, go to bed around 10:30pm for most of the nights, I do believe the spine adjustment has a lot to do with it.

So I signed up for a one-year program and the doctor told me that I only need to do twice a week adjustment but if I want to do three is fine too, as long as I go regularly so the spine can stay in the right place.  They are going to ask me to do more home care exercises, like the cervical traction unit, the Wobble Cushion, and other exercises that would help with spine health. We will get another X-ray after six months.

The next free dinner is on Monday 3/9 @6:30-8:00pm and you can RSVP online at http://www.HamiltonDinner.com

去年底我跟一位朋友去健行的時候聊到她看整脊醫師將近一年的經驗, 我自己平常也會去找整脊師, 但不固定. 朋友跟我說他的整脊醫師跟一般的不同, 因為他們不但管你的脊椎, 還管你的飲食和運動, 還要上課, 因為他們認為身體健康是全方位的, 而且效果會更顯著. 他說他和先生一週去整三次, 三個月就有明顯改變, 這讓我很好奇, 他說他們不做廣告, 每個月有一次的免費晚餐講座, 是他們唯一的廣告, 我想說來去看看, 也沒損失. 晚餐的食物一般般, 講座也還行, 比較吸引我的是那個脊椎X光片的優惠價格$57 (我當然知道那是紅蘿蔔), 我看了那麼多年的整脊, 沒有一位醫生有提供拍X光片的服務, 也沒有醫生告訴我需要拍, 不過如果從來沒拍過, 就沒個基準可以比較改善程度啊??

我也是因為後來上醫療催眠課程, 剛好提到我們的神經系統, 而脊椎就是神經系統的保護殼, 我們一般人都太低估脊椎的重要性了, 當我們身體疼痛或不舒服, 多半都是先去看家醫, 而不是去看中醫或整脊醫師, 西藥就是毒藥啊!!! 我的脊椎X光片顯示, 我的頸椎弧度是負五度 (健康的應該是正45度), 胸椎和頸椎也有點走位, 我平常排便很不正常, 好幾天才一次, 身體總是這裡痛或那裡不舒服, 不至於痛到我想去看醫生, 所以多半就是偶而去整脊, 會舒服一些, 所以後來我就想試試三個月的療程, 看看我的脊椎, 在一週三次的調整下, 外加一些飲食上的調整 (減少澱粉, 穀類等會變成醣的食物攝取), 身體可以有哪些改善.

我是去年11月開始的, 12月回臺灣一個月, 然後今年的一月和二月, 每週三到四次的整脊, 可能我本身的健康狀況還不錯吧, 所以第一個月結束時並沒有很大明顯的轉變, 但是睡眠似乎有好一些, 然後我就回台灣了, 但是當我從台灣回來後, 很多朋友都說我瘦很多 (可是我也沒有運動, 在台灣的飲食你也知道, 完全沒在控制),  回美後又開始每週三到四次的整脊, 一月後我就開始早上會想排便, 雖然沒有每天, 但是一週有三四天也算是很大的進展, 然後開始覺得有精神, 情緒也變得穩定很多 (開始冥想打坐也有幫助), 然後二月又過去了, 終於到了要再拍脊椎X光片, 看看三個月的成效, 結果我的頸椎從負五度變成正25度 (雖然離健康的正45度還有一點距離), 胸椎和頸椎也非常接近正常的位置, 醫生比我還高興, 他們蠻驚訝我頸椎的進步程度 (該做的脊椎運動我都沒有乖乖做, 所以這樣的結果我很滿意了).

所以我又繼續一年的保養療程, 醫生說一週二次 (我要去三次也可以), 但有增加幾個針對我的脊椎狀況, 可以在家做的運動, 六個月後會再拍一次脊椎X光.

三月份的免費晚餐講座是週一 3/9的晚上六點半到八點, 你可以自行報名參加, 上網站 http://www.HamiltonDinner.com

 

Health & Beauty, Life Style, Vibrational Sound Therapy

2020 Sound Bath Events from Six Senses Healing

Feel stressed, anxious or even depressed? Having trouble sleeping? Can’t relax or stay calm?

Try Sound Baths!!! Some people unwind with a long bubble bath or a glass of wine. Others prefer a sound bath session. A sound bath experience is a great alternative way for anyone who has not yet learned how to meditate on their own. Music has been used for its therapeutic effects for thousands of years.

The sound frequency and the vibrations stimulate the brain and the Vagus nerve system so when your body and mind are relaxed, the brain will release happy chemicals (Dopamine, Serotonin, Oxytocin, and Endorphins), and higher Vagal tone makes your body better at regulating blood glucose levels, reducing the likelihood of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.  The immune system is at its best when we are relaxed.

In 2020, We are going to have not only the Sound Bath but also incorporate with different Monthly Theme-Focused Guided Meditation, and aromatherapy. So please mark your calendar and join us for a happier and healthier 2020!!!

Come unwind with Sound Bath and enjoy deep relaxation

*Palo Alto on 2nd & 4th  Mondays @ 3:00-4:00 pm @ Avenidas (3d floor Fitness Room) 450 Bryant St, Palo Alto 94301

Please call 650-289-5400 to register. ($30 non-member/ for age 50+ only)

Los Altos Hills on 2nd Mondays (4/13, 5/11, 6/8, 7/13) @ 6-7pm (Free Demo 3/20 @ 6pm)

@ Town Hall 26379 Fremont Rd, Los Altos Hills 94022

RSVP at 650-947-2506 or Check online at SixSensesHealing.com

Los Gatos on 2nd & 4th Mondays (6/8, 22, 7/13, 27, 8/10, 24) @ 9-10am ($180/6 sessions or $35 Drop-in)

Los Gatos on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays (6/2, 16, 30, 7/7, 21, 8/4, 18) @ 7-8pm ($210/7 sessions or $35 Drop-in)

@ Adult Center 208 E. Main St, Los Gatos 95030

Saratoga on 1st & 3rd Sundays (6/7, 21, 7/5, 19, 8/2, 16, 30) @ 5-6pm ($210/7 sessions or $35 Drop-in)

@ Prospect Center Friendship Hall 19824 Prospect Rd, Saratoga 95070

RSVP at 408-354-8700 or Check online at SixSensesHealing.com

Guided Meditation with Sound Bath

Menlo Park on 1st Mondays @ 6:00-7:30 pm  $ 35 @ Little House (Garden Room) 800 Middle Ave, Menlo Park 94025

West San Jose on 2nd Sundays @ 4:30-6 pm $35 @ innerTREAT Wellness Center 1340 S. De Anza Blvd #104, San Jose 95129

Essential Oils Infused Sound Bath with Guided Meditation

**West San Jose on 4th Sundays @ 4:30-6 pm $35 @ innerTREAT Wellness Center 1340 S. De Anza Blvd #104, San Jose 95129

 

– Guided Meditation Monthly Themes –

January – New Year Visualization

February – Self-Love

March – Finding Your Authentic Self

April – More Playful

May – Discover Your Life Purpose

June – Attracting Abundance

July – Keeping Balance

August – Letting Go Of Control

September – Forgiveness

October – Self- Healing

November – Gratitude

December – Dealing with Holiday Stress

[Monthly Themes is subject to change]

 

***Please arrive 15 min before the event to check-in***

Advance Payment Required for RSVP

BUY YOUR TICKET(s) NOW: http://SixSensesHealing.com

 

[Private Sound Bath for your special event is available] 

SIX SENSES HEALING  |  650-526-2887  |  www.SixSensesHealing.com

Healing Arts, Health & Beauty

10 Holistic Approaches to Parkinson’s Disease

For people with Parkinson’s disease, treatment typically involves the use of medications that help minimize movement problems and control symptoms. A disorder of the central nervous system, Parkinson’s disease also can be better managed with the help of certain lifestyle changes. Since many medications used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease can cause severe side effects, patients often seek alternative treatment options.

The use of alternative medicine in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease has yet to be extensively researched. However, a small number of studies suggest that the following natural approaches may be of some benefit to Parkinson’s patients.

1. Watch and Read

  • Watch a documentary called “HEAL”.

It’s on Netflix if you or your friends have Netflix. Or you can rent or buy via an online platform such as iTune, Amazon, etc.

2. Eat healthy food.

Raw fruits and vegetables, High fiber foods, Healthy fats, Cold-pressed oils, Omega-3 foods, Green tea, lots of water, Protein at dinner only.

AVOID too much protein, processed foods, artificial sweeteners & added sugar, alcohol, any potential food allergens (gluten, dairy, shellfish, peanuts.)

3. Add supplements.

Coenzyme Q10, Vitamin C, D, E, Omega-3 fish oil, Green vegetable powder supplement that includes Spirulina, chlorella or wheatgrass.

4. Choose the right exercises.

Staying active can help you sleep, strengthen your muscles and joints, reduce stress and depression, and improve posture, balance, and gait. The types of exercise you choose will depend, to some degree, on the severity of your Parkinson’s disease and your overall health.

According to the Parkinson’s Disease Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, the exercises should be varied and incorporate changing directions through unplanned movement, cardiovascular exercise, balance, strength training and rhythmical exercises.

Walking, Dancing, Tai Chi, Qigong, Yoga, Meditation, Swimming, Water Aerobics,

5. Acupuncture.

According to the Neurodegenerative Disease Research Group at King’s College in London, recent research has shown acupuncture can relieve Parkinson’s symptoms by generating a neural response in areas of the brain that are particularly affected by inflammation, such as the putamen and the thalamus.

Acupuncture has been used for centuries to help reduce pain, anxiety, insomnia, and stiffness. Now it’s suggested that it can even help slow cell death and attenuate oxidative stress that causes damage to dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra.

6. Hypnotherapy and Sound Therapy.

Hypnotherapy is like a guided meditation with an intention that works on your subconscious by telling your subconscious what we want the body to do (relax your body and mind, sleep better, improve the symptoms, etc.)

Sound Therapy uses the water in your body vibrated with the Singing Bowls that is placed on your body plus the sound you hear, together they can work wonders to unblock the tension you have in your organs or cells, brain stimulation can dramatically improve the symptoms, and the transmission of dopamine and serotonin. Sound Therapy helps with motivation, coordination, energy, vocal tone and modulation, mood and positivity.

7. MRI-Focused Ultrasound  Undergoing Phase 3 Clinical Trial for Parkinson’s Treatment

With the new technology, clinicians direct ultrasound waves to a brain structure called the globus pallidus, which helps regulate voluntary movement, to destroy damaged tissue, decreasing the uncontrolled movements that characterize Parkinson’s disease.

Doctors use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to create a temperature map of the brain, giving them a real-time picture of the region they want to hit with the sound waves. They then raise the energy, directly targeting that area of the brain to destroy the tissue.

8.  Aromatherapy

Essential oils are believed to have beneficial effects on the mind, body, and spirit. Many essential oils are used to treat specific ailments or complaints. Like herbs and minerals, the FDA does not regulate essential oils. Most medical doctors don’t consider them a valid treatment for what ails you, but those who use them are believers. But check with your doctor first. If you have allergies or anaphylaxis, you’ll probably want to avoid most essential oils. By and large, though, they’re worth a try.

9. Massage Therapy

According to a 2002 study conducted by the Touch Research Institute at the University of Miami, along with staff from the university’s neurology department and Duke University’s pharmacology department, Parkinson’s disease symptoms are reduced by massage therapy. In this study, the group of adults with Parkinson’s disease who received two massages a week for five weeks experienced improved daily functioning, increased quality of sleep and decreased stress-hormone levels. The study’s authors reported, “These findings suggest that massage therapy enhances functioning in progressive or degenerative central nervous system disorders or conditions.”

While several different massage modalities have been quantifiably researched in the context of Parkinson’s, including Trager, Alexander Technique and Swedish massage, all modalities report improvement in function, from the reduction of rigidity and improvement of sleep, to the reduction of tremor and increase of daily activity stamina.

https://www.massagetoday.com/articles/14399/How-to-Help-People-With-Parkinsons

https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/2018/01/15/parkinsons-disease-symptoms-can-improve-with-massage-therapy/

10. Medical Marijuana (CBD)

The two primary chemicals that are isolated from the cannabis plant are Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). THC exerts the mind-altering effects that recreational marijuana is known for, whereas CBD does not. For the most part, medical marijuana consists of purified combinations of these two chemicals in varying ratios. The combination can be dispensed as a liquid, pill or nasal spray. Both THC and CBD interact with the ECS.

https://www.apdaparkinson.org/article/medical-marijuana-and-parkinsons-disease/

https://www.davisphinneyfoundation.org/blog/new-research-medication-and-cbd-oil-in-parkinsons-with-dr-trevor-hawkins/

 

You can volunteering for Trial with The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to funding research into therapies for Parkinson’s disease, supports research to identify new targets for therapies as well as improving current therapies.

Education, Healing Arts, Health & Beauty

Netflix Documentary: Heal

Director Kelly Noonan Gores’ documentary takes us on a scientific and spiritual journey where we discover that our thoughts, beliefs, and emotions have a huge impact on our health and ability to heal. The latest science reveals that we are not victims of unchangeable genes, nor should we buy into a scary prognosis. The fact is we have more control over our health and life than we have been taught to believe.

This film will empower you with a new understanding of the miraculous nature of the human body and the extraordinary healer within us all. HEAL not only taps into the brilliant minds of leading scientists and spiritual teachers but follows three people on actual high stakes healing journeys. Healing can be extremely complex and deeply personal, but it can also happen spontaneously in a moment. Through these inspiring and emotional stories, we find out what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Now available on Netflix!!! Or you can rent or buy via online platforms such as iTune, Amazon, etc. 

導演Kelly Noonan Gores的紀錄片帶我們進行科學和靈性之旅,探索我們的思想,信念和情緒對我們的健康和療癒能力有巨大影響。 最新的科學研究發現,我們不是無法改變基因的受害者,我們也不應該相信可怕的醫療預測結果。 事實上,我們對健康和生命的控制力是比我們被教導的要多。

這部電影將讓您對人體的神奇自癒和我們所有人當中那些非凡的療癒者有新的認識。 HEAL不僅能夠吸引領先科學家和靈性導師的傑出思想,而且還會跟隨三個人實際進行的高風險療癒之旅。 治療可能非常複雜且非常個人化,但它也可能在一瞬間自發發生。 通過這些鼓舞人心和情感的故事,我們發現哪些有效,哪些無效,以及為什麼。

Health & Beauty, Shopping, Trip to Taiwan

植村秀: 全能奇蹟金萃潔顏油

 

植村秀是我以前在台灣常用的牌子, 它的潔顏油從經典的黃色款, 到後來的綠色和粉紅色款, 這次我發現他還有一款新的全能奇蹟金萃潔顏油 (ultime8∞ sublime beauty cleansing oil) 是含有人蔘, 山茶花和金竹, 450 ml (台灣百貨公司賣NT$3650 / 桃園機場賣NT$3100 或二罐特價組NT$5450/美國網路賣US$95), 另有150 ml 可選.

專櫃小姐示範使用方式給我看, 然後給我試用包, 今天剛好有上妝就來試試看, 發現效果非常好, 所以來跟大家分享. 專櫃小姐說每天都應該用這個潔顏油來洗臉, 不管有沒有上妝, 但是有上粉底, 眼妝, 才真正看得出來它的厲害之處啊!!

全臉的用量是按四下, 手是乾的, 直接將潔顏油塗抹在乾臉上, 輕輕畫圈按摩的方式, 把整個臉走過一遍, 如果有上眼妝和唇妝, 就在這幾處多按摩, 全部都卸好後, 將手洗淨, 手溼, 往臉上按摩, 第二次將手沾溼, 再往臉上按摩, 一共做四次, 再用水潑臉洗淨, 就算完成. 它真的把防水的眼線和睫毛膏都輕鬆卸得乾淨, 而皮膚也沒有乾緊的感覺, 非常好用啊!!! 再也不用棉花棒沾卸眼唇液慢慢的卸妝, 不用拉扯眼部細緻的皮膚, 更好.

美國現在沒有植村秀的專櫃了, 只能網上購買. 若有回台灣, 機場的價格挺好的!!