WHY SELF BREAST MASSAGE?
Self breast massage is a useful tool in maintaining the health of our breasts. Most women at some time experience symptoms like congestion and tenderness in our breasts. Many Women have breast trauma or medical procedures for cosmetic , diagnostic, or treatment purposes that can cause breast congestion and restrictions in the breast tissue . Life cycles changes are associated with a variety of breast discomforts. Studies show reducing harmful toxins from the breast tissue is believed to reduce breast cancer risk for cancers related to toxins. Breast massage is a reliable means of flushing toxins from the body’s lymphatic system. Because toxins can block healthy circulation of the breasts, toxic build up could increase chance of developing cancer.
Breast massage stimulates drainage of the breasts lymphatic system which eliminates harmful waste product and allows nutrient rich blood to travel to the breast tissue. Self breast massage is a gentle and effective way to promote breast health and help relieve breast tissue symptoms.
Regular massage and monthly self breast examination is a healthy way to check your breast for changes or irregularities and a great way to prevent against the risk of cancer.
Consider putting it your daily health regime today.
Did You Know Your Ribs Can Go Out of Alignment?
Just like the joints in your spine, your ribs can also go out of alignment. Through poor posture, repetitive stress, trauma, or even coughing and sneezing your ribs can misalign. This causes irritation of the rib joints, ligaments, muscles and other soft tissues around the area creating discomfort and pain. You could feel discomfort around your spinal area, shoulder blades, or even in the front of your chest. This can be most concerning if you experience pain in the area over your heart. Some people will actually visit their medical doctor who will promptly order an EEG to rule out any heart maladies. If any heart issues are ruled out and pain is still present visit Dr. Wong and have your ribs assessed. A simple adjustment may be all you need for pain relief. Other symptoms could be pain radiation around the rib cage, inability to inhale deeply, or diminished stamina. If you experience any of the above symptoms please call or email to schedule a 15 minute free consultation with Dr. Wong to discuss any concerns you may be having. She will be happy to answer your questions.
If you are serious about your health and have a wish to live young, vibrant life then email, telephone or visit Alberta Health Institute for 1/2 hour FREE session with our Macrobiotic Counselor- Amie Nasayao-Jiwa ( the only one in whole of western Canada ) for a visual diagnose and get help to improve your health.
See how easy it is to achieve your health goals even in today's busy life style. Average cost for the whole treatment is affordable even in today's hard economical conditions .
HEALTH IS WEALTH
IF YOU DON'T TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY, WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO LIVE ?
HE WHO HAS HEALTH, HAS HOPE AND HE WHO HAS HOPE,
Stress has a large impact on our lives. It is an important function in our lives as it helps us prepare and survive life threatening situations but how we handle the stress can cause some health problems. There are those, who smoke, drink, exercise, party or do absolutely nothing to deal with the stressors of the day. It is important to have a method in dealing with the stressors of the day; if none exists, it can lead to a buildup of emotional distress that will later erupt on the smallest stressor but it can lead to some more serious health concerns. We are aware that stress can increase one’s blood pressure, cause insomnia, and frustrations among love ones but it also has the ability to suppress your immune system, cause indigestion, constant exhaustion and it has the potential to become an autoimmune disorder or cancer. Of course, there are ways to prevent that from happening. There are methods to manage your stress through food, diet, acupuncture, massage, homeopathic and supplementation. However, there are lifestyle things that can assist with reducing stress levels; here are some lifestyles tips from Saki Santorelli (director of the Stress Reduction Clinic and the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine) to help lower the stress in everyday life:
1) Take 5 to 30 minutes in the morning to be quiet and meditate, and/or lie down and be with yourself... gaze out the window, listen to the sounds
of nature, or take a slow quiet walk.
2) While your car is warming up, try taking a minute to quietly pay attention
to your breathing.
3) While driving, become aware of body tension, e.g., hands wrapped tightly
around the steering wheel, shoulders raised, stomach tight, etc., consciously working at releasing, dissolving that tension... Does being tense help you to drive better? What does it feel like to relax and drive?
4) Decide not to play the radio and be with your own sound'
5) On the highway, experiment with riding in the right lane, going five miles
below the speed limit'
6) Pay attention to your breathing and to the sky, trees, or quality of your
mind, when stopped at a red light or toll plaza.
7) Take a moment to orient yourself to your workday once you park your car
at the workplace. Use the walk across the parking lot to step in to your life. To know where you are and where you are going.
8) While sitting at your desk, keyboard, etc., pay attention to bodily
sensations, again consciously attempting to relax and rid yourself of
9) Use your breaks to truly relax rather than simply "pausing." For instance,
Instead of having coffee, a cigarette, or reading, try taking a short walk or sitting at your desk and renewing yourself.
10) For lunch, trying changing your environment. This can be helpful...
11) Try closing your door (if you have one) and take some time to consciously relax.
12) Decide to stop for 1 to 3 minutes every hour during the workday. Become aware of your breathing and bodily sensations, allowing the mind to settle in as a time to regroup and recoup.
13) Use the everyday cues in your environment as reminders to "center" yourself, e.g., the telephone ringing, sitting at the computer terminal, etc.
14) Take some time at lunch or other moments in the day to speak with close associates. Try choosing topics that are not necessarily worked related.
15) Choose to eat one or two lunches per week in silences. Use this as a time to eat slowly and be with yourself.
16) At the end of the workday, try retracing today's activities, acknowledging and congratulating you for what you've accomplished and then make a list for tomorrow. You've done enough for today!
17) Pay attention to the short walk to your car - breathing the crisp or warm air. Feel the cold or warmth of your body. What might happen if you open up to and accept these environmental conditions and bodily sensations rather than resist them? Listen to the sounds outside your workplace. Can you walk without feeling rushed? What happens when you slow down?
18) At the end of the workday, while your car is warming up, sit quietly and consciously make the transition from work to home - take a moment to simply be - enjoy it for a moment. Like most of us, you're heading into your next full-time job - home!
19) While driving, notice if you are rushing. 'What does this feel like? What could you do about it? Remember, you've got more control than you might imagine.
20) When you pull into the driveway or park on the street, take a minute to orient yourself to being with your family members or to entering your home.
21) Try changing out of work clothes when you get home. This simple act might help you to make a smoother transition into your next "role" - much of the time you can probably "spare" five minutes to do this. Say hello to each of your family members or to the people you live with. Take a moment to look in their eyes. lf possible, make the time to take 5 to 10 minutes to be quiet and still. lf you live alone, feel what it is like to enter the quietness of your home, and the feeling of entering your own environment.
It is important to remember that we have control over our stress levels and how we let it run our lives. We should manage our stress and not have our stress manage us. Making an effort to reduce your stress levels is one of the steps to reaching optimal health.