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Essential Oil Review: Cajeput

Cajeput 100% Pure Joy Naturals essential oil is also known as White Tea Tree. The name Cajeput is actually the Indonesian word for ‘white wood’. This camphorous essential oil is part of the Melaleuca family and is used much in the same way as its cousin, Tea Tree. Fresh and Uplifting and a must have for treating colds and flu. (Essential Oils Natural Remedies, Althea Press) This would be an excellent oil to use in your diffuser. Add 4-5 drops to your diffuser and “Just Breathe”. For a complete guide and recommendations visit PureJoyNaturals.ca

Community Profile: Kelburn Estates

Kelburn Estates Mental Health & Addictions Recovery Centre is a private residential wellness centre on 45 beautiful acres. We pride ourselves in providing confidential and multi-disciplinary expertise for our guests to reclaim, develop, and sustain a meaningful life. A life free from the destructive mental health disease and related substance abuse. Our mission is to create and maintain a lasting relationship with our guests, families, and community service providers. At Kelburn Estates, we will walk with you on your journey to recovery.

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Health

Sudden hearing loss and vision changes due to retinal occlusion are life changing conditions. Though uncommon they are misdiagnosed and conventional treatments offer limited therapeutic effects. Both conditions have been studied and have had promising results when combining hyperbaric oxygen (HBOT) to standard treatments. Both the eye and ear require high volumes of oxygen to remain functioning at a high level. Both have been recently approved by the UHMS to be treated by hyperbaric oxygen and will see the best results when addressed early. The first 72 hours after experiencing these changes is a critical window where HBOT is very effective.

New In Your Community

Current shortages of dermatologists on the island often put acne patients at the back of the queue, which can lead to acne scarring due to lack of early treatment. The new Victoria Acne Clinic at Fairfield Skin Clinic plans to correct this by offering fast-track access to dermatologist Dr. Julian Hancock, FRCPC Dermatology. Appointments are available with or without referral, usually on a Thursday or Friday. Rosacea and acne scar treatment is also available for those who are already experiencing scarring from acne. For more information or to set up an appointment, call 778-433-3333, or go to DrSkinlaser.com

Helping Seniors Recover after a Heart Attack

With advancements in medicine, more people are surviving heart attacks, and that’s great news. But recovering from a heart attack comes with its own challenges. About a quarter of seniors feel depressed, afraid, and angry after going through a heart attack, and they need their loved ones. You can help by visiting often (keeping visits short at first) and being encouraging regarding lifestyle and diet changes. Making the same changes to your own lifestyle and diet is a great way to be encouraging and benefit your own health, while helping to ensure that the person who experienced the heart attack doesn’t feel resentful.

What’s the Human Body-Field?

While traditional healthcare has primarily focused on physiology, we are now seeing that energy and information control biology. In fact, frontier science proves that there is a regulating field of energy and information that operates in the physical body at the subcellular level. At NES Health, they call this the Human Body-Field (HBF), and they have researched its functions and structures for more than 30 years. In that time, they have discovered that the root causes of physical problems are distortions and blockages in the body-field, which serves as a master control system for all physiological function.

Is Your Child in Charge?

Who’s in charge at home, you or your child’s behaviour? In the day-to-day, does your child pressure you to say yes, when you want to say no? Do you cave, just this once, for the sake of a great day? Children are often very clever at undermining our role as a parent; we need to be in the lead position. Avoid big explanations or defending your actions. Your calm resoluteness will lead them to act out less. Learning to hear and accept “no” is critical for your child to grow into a healthy, vibrant adult. Perhaps, try it out for one week.

How to Deal With Tinnitus

Your hearing is vitally important as you navigate your relationships and the world around you. If you have trouble hearing or are dealing with tinnitus, it can make life more difficult. Tinnitus is characterized by a ringing or buzzing sound in the ears. Over 360,000 Canadians report suffering from chronic tinnitus, and almost half of those are severely affected. The use of a hearing aid to amplify sounds has proven effective in minimizing the distraction caused by tinnitus. If you or a family member are concerned about hearing loss or tinnitus, be sure to schedule a hearing test.

Learning to Trust Again

Love is the best—some of the time. But what if you’ve been hurt? What if you’ve been betrayed? It can become really difficult to trust people, to trust your own boundaries, to know when to engage and when to walk away. Our instinct is often to protect ourselves, which keeps people safely away but becomes a recipe for loneliness and dissatisfaction. How do you let someone in and feel reasonably confident about it? Counselling is a safe and unbiased place to figure out ways to trust again.

Music and Palliative Care

Caroline’s dad was in palliative care. She wanted to continue singing to him as she had been at home, but he was no longer responding verbally or otherwise. Would he, could he hear her? As hearing is the last of our five senses to fail, he would likely hear! Research in music and medicine also shows that select music decreases the body’s stress response. In the case of family being unable to make the music happen on their own, a certified music therapist is trained to support the family through music and a caring presence during this time.