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Healing Trauma & PTSD with Hypnosis

There is growing clinical recognition of the incredible power and healing value within the Ancient Art of Hypnosis. Hypnosis can provide pain free removal of any emotional trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It allows you to resolve anxieties, insomnia, flash backs and disturbing dreams. Destructive behaviours, substance abuse and anger can be prevented. Hypnosis can help you create a happy life after trauma and/or PTSD. Come to the workshop on April 7 to find out more.

Spring Cleanses – Naturally

Spring gets us thinking about “spring cleaning” whether it is home, career or our body. Our ancestors could not go to the local store to purchase their food. Instead they were “Seasonal Eaters”, putting away food for the winter. The availability of food corresponded with what our bodies required to be healthy. Foods such as root vegetables, squash and seeds are rich in minerals and stable vitamins to sustain us throughout the winter. Spring is when our bodies start to release the stores of toxins from the dense foods and nature provides us with fresh greens to help detoxify our bodies naturally.

Don’t Let Fear of Stigma Rule You

Dictionary.com defines stigma as “A mark of disgrace or infamy; a stain or reproach, as on one’s reputation.” The fear of being judged and stigmatised often prevents us from seeking help when needed. It is human nature. However, we are our own harshest critics! That is also human nature. When compassion and curiosity replaces judgement, we come to discover what troubles us and what drives our unhealthy behaviours. No one intends to hurt loved ones: This pain is simply a reflection of our own hurt. If unhealthy gambling is an issue, reach out for support. We’re here to help.

Community Profile – Adora Medical Esthetics Clinic

ADORA Esthetics Medical Clinic offers a full range of exciting and effective cosmetic services and laser treatments for men and women in a warm and professional environment. Their skin care and esthetic services address aging and sun damaged skin, pre-cancerous lesions, wrinkles, acne disorders and unwanted hair. Dr. Dan Marwood, MD, joined the professional team eight years ago. He performs Juvederm and Botox treatments ensuring virtually painless and flawless procedures. Kelly Marwood, RN, recently joined the clinic. She has vast experience with injections and a very artistic eye. The clinic also treats leg veins, skin tags and problem nails.

Health Benefits of Nettle

Nettle is an herb with attitude. This saucy little herb may sting when you pick it but it is worth the trouble. Two handfuls have 966 mg of calcium. One litre of fresh nettle tea delivers 1gm of calcium, 300mg magnesium, 600mg potassium, 1.5mg zinc, trace minerals, 5000UI Vitamin A and good shot of Vitamin B complex, C, D and K. Nettle is delicious steamed and eaten as a vegetable or as a replacement for any leafy green such as kale or spinach. It also helps relieve allergies, is a deep liver tonic and a refreshing energizing drink that will not leave you jumpy. Give this saucy herb a try!

Ultrasonic For Acne, Blackheads & Congested Skin

Our target treatment is a drug-free, chemical-free and gentle alternative for blocked pores. The Ultrasonic literally vibrates acne, blackheads and congestion away! Pores can be blocked by oils that have “gone bad” which creates an environment for bacterial growth. The sound waves from Ultrasonic can dissolve and extract these oils, even if the congestion is deep under the skin. After treatment with a natural product, the Ultrasound is used to create channels in the skin for better nutrient absorption. A blue LED lamp reduces any propionibacterium acnes left under the skin. Most people experience a considerable difference after only one treatment.

Guilt of Placing Your Loved One in Long Term Care

Feelings of guilt and worry are normal responses when it becomes necessary for someone else to take over the duties of caring for your loved one. Emergency situations or health concerns can take the decision out of our hands. Other times, the decision to admit your loved one to a long term care community is an inch by inch process, with multiple family members weighing in and physicians and friends giving advice. Understand that sometimes professional care is necessary for the safety or comfort of your loved one and/or for you to have some life apart from caregiving.

Laser Acupuncture for Smoking Cessation

If you’re trying to quit smoking once and for all, you’ve likely used a variety of products, from patches to gum to pills. The addictive qualities of cigarettes make smoking a tough habit to break, but there are safe and alternative measures you can take to remove this addiction from your life. Laser acupuncture is a non-invasive option that focuses on the three aspects of addiction: physical, using laser/electronic stimulation of acupressure points on your upper body; psychological, providing materials, tips, and one-on-one coaching; and detoxification, helping to eliminate cigarette toxins from your body.

Bowenwork Therapy for Frozen Shoulder

Do you experience joint pain or restriction in range of motion? As a Bowen Therapist, one of the complaints I see is Frozen Shoulder. This very painful condition often takes 1-2 years to “thaw”. Bowen Works patient Barb says, “In 2014, I suffered with two frozen shoulders. I was in excruciating pain and had very limited mobility. I tried other treatments but they were painful and didn’t help. I had not heard of Bowen Therapy before but after 5 treatments both shoulders were completely healed”. Bowen Therapy is safe, pain-free, and very effective in the treatment of Frozen Shoulder.

Why do you Wear Socks?

Socks are a creative way to express your personality and style like our prime minister with his maple leaf socks. Many of us choose our socks by appearance not realizing that there are many health benefits to wearing the right socks. Socks with antibacterial properties help prevent odors and fight germs and fungus. Socks can also prevent foot pain by protecting feet from the environment and if you wear them to bed, can help you fall asleep more easily. Today there are socks available that not only keep your feet warm, but may also offer general pain relief, more energy and increased balance and stability.

In Full Color

Over a year ago, Teresa’s husband brought home a copy of the Wellnessnews from Manitoba and said “You should look into this, we need this in our community.” We agreed and decided to bring Wellnessnews to Central Vancouver Island. Here we are, 12 issues later, healthier and a little lighter with a greater understanding of the meaning of health and wellness. The feedback that we receive from our readers has been overwhelmingly positive. As we begin our second year of publishing we are over the moon thrilled to be doing so in full color!