Avoid Health Risks while flying
Flying is my least favorite thing, and for me, very uncomfortable, because I'm so short and the seats were made for bigger people. There are also some common ailments involved in flying such as jet lag, common colds, respiratory infections, achy joints, and even pulmonary issues. Here are few simple things you can do to help avoid these issues:
If you find that Jet Lag gets you when you fly, try Melatonin, a natural supplement. Melatonin will help to reset your biological clock after your arrival (always check with your physician). Take 1 – 3 mg each night before your new bedtime. This should usually only take about 2 days to become adjusted.
Most people get the common cold from being on a flight because air is recirculated – helping those airborne germs right into your system. And to make matters worse than that, usually the humidity on an airplane is about 10% or lower. This type of humidity level is great for helping viruses and bacteria attach to your mucous membranes lining your nose and mouth. Here’s something easy for you to do to cut down your percentage of illness: Take an Echinacea as well as two grams of vitamin C the day before your flight, before your flight, as well as the day after your flight. Also drink lots of water to keep your membranes hydrated which will decrease your odds of anything attaching to them.
To keep the neck and back pain to a minimum, bring along a small blanket and a u shaped pillow. Roll the blanket and place behind your back and the u shaped pillow will do the trick for your neck. And again, keep well hydrated to keep the joint aches and pains to a minimum.
You may not have a history of Pulmonary Issues, but sitting on a plane for a long time shows increased risk for embolisms, a potentially deadly condition where a blood clot forms in your leg. Any blood clot in your body can travel right to your lungs and cut off oxygen supply. To avoid this possible issue on long flights, take periodic walks to keep your blood circulating and not pooling in any one area. If you cannot get up and do some walking, you can keep circulated by doing leg lifts while in your seat.
Also, before, during or after your journey to your travel destination, anxiety and stress may be very high. There are specific crystals that every traveler could carry with them to sooth their nerves, to protect them from negative energy, or to simply have a concentration piece to keep their minds off of all of the things that may stress us out. See some crystals below that can help with issues of traveling and how you can use them as focal points to keep your journey a positive one.
These are all relatively simple tips and things you can do before, during, and after your flight to keep yourself in optimal health. If you have any interesting things that you do to help in your travels, I'd love to hear about it and share these tips with others!
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a painful and most definitely inconvenient issue to have as the final step in curing it is surgery, which 90% of most patients speak about having had success, but on the down side it takes several months to regain the hand strength you once had in the first place. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve that travels through the tunnel of the wrist’s carpal bones is compressed at the wrist. This tunnel also houses tendons and when the membrane covering the tendons swells, the median nerve gets even more compressed causing pain and muscle weakness in the hands and wrists.
Ergonomic changes in offices and factories have reduced the number of carpal tunnel syndrome cases diagnosed each year. Still, it’s a painful, frustrating condition if you get it. Here are a few of the suggestions coming from Doctors in dealing with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome:
~Minimize activities that make symptoms worse; mainly the use of a keyboard and being on a computer all day in an awkward position.
~You can wear a forearm splint at night to keep your wrist from bending. This will help swollen membranes shrink, relieving pressure and discomfort for people with mild to moderate Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
If neither of these things effectively helps with the swelling and pain, a doctor can inject a small amount of cortisone into the tunnel. These cortisone shots usually work like gangbusters and the condition improves in a few days. The down side to these shots though, is that no more than three injections per year should be given, as they are a steroid, so they will definitely help you find some unwanted pounds you never intended to look for in the first place. Also, if you’re diabetic, cortisone shots have a tendency to raise your blood glucose levels which is never a good thing. When you have elevated blood glucose levels due to a steroid, it’s much harder to bring those levels down to a normal level with insulin or even exercise. Elevated blood glucose levels can cause immediate and long term health issues, but that information is for another day's blog. Most recently, my husband, who is a juvenile diabetic, went through high blood glucose levels with a rotator cuff injury, having had a cortisone shot. Knowing this would happen, and against his better judgement, he got the shot anyway just looking for extra relief from the daily pain. Sure enough, he had about a 3 month period of highs and lows with his blood glucose.
So, if you’re not keen on having your wrists injected with Cortisone, or having surgery, maybe give Reiki a try as a last resort before surgery and Crystal & Magnetic Healing Jewelry for daily maintenance. Reiki could very well be your first resort to healing as it can relieve the swelling and pressure in order to reduce your pain. You may even be able to turn this disorder around and heal it so that you don’t have any pain at all, depending on how advanced your CTS is.
Surgery is considered as a last resort if splints, shots, Reiki, and Crystal Therapy haven’t reduced the pain. Doctors writing in Health News say the Surgeon cuts the transverse carpal ligament to lessen pressure on the nerve, which helps to alleviate the pain and swelling. Up to 90 percent of patients report that the operation is successful and pain is gone. It may however, take several months to regain hand strength. I would venture to say that in most cases, you would probably be able to stop the pain with Reiki and Crystal Therapy, so I challenge you to try Reiki before surgery and see if you can reverse the symptoms all together.
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Sound Healing, is the conscious use of the energy of sound to promote human systems' health, balance, and wellness in the physical body, the energetic body, the spiritual body, or a combination of all three. Scientific studies have in fact proven that the same way sound can change the molecular structure of water, sound or vibration, can also change or effect consciousness. Dating back one thousand years to ancient Egyptians and Australia's Aborigines, many of our ancestors have used sound to heal themselves or to help them access higher levels of consciousness through traditional instruments and chants or mantras to restore balance to mind, body, and spirit.
The entire universe is in a constant state of vibration and every atom in it resonates at it own unique frequency. Frequency is measured in hertz, which is the number of cycles per second at which sound vibrates. Illness and disease occur when any single part of our body begins to vibrate at a different rate, and in turn, becomes out of harmony with the rest. Because the cells in the human body are made up of 70 to 80% water, they are the perfect conductor of sound to help bring your physical body back to perfect health.
Constant stresses in daily life trigger the brain's “fight or flight” response, creating a constant imbalance, making it more difficult for some to get their bodies and minds back to a space of tranquility and wholeness, which creates imbalance and illness. Sound is starting to become more and more prevalent in our society for healing. Psychologists are now using sound to help children with learning disabilities. Sound has also been found to assists people with sleep disorders by altering brainwave states. In today's modern society, sound therapy is becoming one of the most powerful of therapies, due to results of a wide array of ailments.
The answer to these constant stresses in life is simple is simple right? Slow down, relax, take time for yourself, exercise, eat right, spend time with your family, sit outdoors and get grounded. While these things may sound very simple, we live in a different world than we did 30 years ago. Homes with both parents working, daily stresses and larger demands at work, running the kids to and from their schools, and numerous after school activities, make just simply taking the time to live a fulfilled life and enjoying your family hardly existent anymore. This is why we need to be cognizant of keeping our bodies in a continuous and harmonious state. Slowly but surely though, we are trying to get back to those times of ease and centering ourselves with what's important in life.
Findings of resonant frequency of organs is happening worldwide by doctors to assist in vibrating the whole body back into a state of health, and transfuse illness and diseases such as anxiety, PTSD, migraines, depression, memory issues, chronic pain, sleep disorders, and even cancer. “You can really look at disease as a form or disharmony,” says Dr. Gaynor director of oncology at the Strang-Cornell Cancer Prevention Center in New York, and author of Sounds of Healing. “We know that sound and music have profound effects on the immune system, which clearly do have a lot to do with cancer.” 
There was also a study in April of 2016, that involved patient with Alzheimer's Disease. Researchers from the University of Toronto, Wilfrid Laurier University, and the Baycrest Centre Hospitals conducted a study of these patients in different stages of the disease, subjecting them to sound simulation at 40 hertz. They noted “promising” results with cognition, clarity, and alertness. Lee Bartel, one of the authors of these findings stated that ,“Parts of the brain appear to be at the same communication frequency, and that frequency is about 40 Hz. So when you have a deterioration of that - when you have too little of it - the two parts of the brain that want to talk to each other, like the thalamus and the hippo campus, the short-term memory to the long-term memory, they can't talk to each other, they won't communicate, so you won't have long-term memory.” Bartel explained that the sound-simulation treatment at 40 Hz leads to an “increased” frequency, which allows “parts of the brain to talk to each other again.” 
There are various different methods of utilizing sound to invoke this change or level of consciousness. People that meditate will tell you that Chanting and Toning are two very powerful ways to vibrate sound through the body. As a person that meditates with sounds of chanting, I will say that it's a game changer to the whole process. Sound altering brainwave states such as binaural beat frequencies are now being used to help with sleeping disorders. Our Chakras (life force energy centers) also benefit from musical sounds, helping to release blockages creating illness and disease to realign the flow of harmonious, predetermined frequency within the body.
Crystal Singing Bowls offer a unique advantage over synthesized sound, as they are made with the highest quality quartz crystal. We know that clear quartz is a crystal that is sometimes called the 'Master Healer' as it has the ability to amplify, transform, store, and transfer energy. The quartz crystal vibrates through the 70% of water of the human form and resonates with the various crystalline substances that also make up the physical body. The tones produced by the crystal bowls are not only heard by the ear, but felt in the body, enabling the energy to echo throughout each of the Chakra Centers. In essence, with Quartz Crystal Singing Bowls, one can create a powerful level of symphonic response to restore and rejuvenate each Chakra bringing back balance, harmony, perfect health and wholeness. That's the power of quartz crystal!
Sound Healing, Reiki, LHE Crystal Chakra Clearing Jewelry will be featured soon at The Salt Hut in Oxford, PA, as well as Rev Yoga in Nottingham, PA. You can certainly contact me personally to put together a specially designed Sound Healing session specific to your needs.
 Spencer, Susan. “Healing Sounds.” CBS NEWS June 1999. CBS News Web. 8 May 2017.
 “The sound of healing: Study says sound-stimulation could help Alzheimer's patients.” CTV News Staff. April 21, 2016. CTVNEWS.CA Web. 11 May 2017
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