Essential Oil Spotlight

Every home should have a bottle of Frankincense! You can earn a free 15ml bottle this month by placing any 200pv order through doTERRA. Frankincense has many benefits internally (cellular), externally (skin) as well as emotionally (wellbeing). We will be focusing on Frankincense in all of our classes in December.

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December Gift Options and Promotions

At No Worries, we value your health as well as your support during the year and would like to offer you some gift options and promotions. All gifts and promotions are available until Dec 15th, 2016.

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December Holiday Gift Options

Gift 1 – Initial acupuncture session, 15ml bottles of Lavender and Lemon $120 (value $162 value)

Gift 2  – New patients – 3 sessions of acupuncture (Initial and 2 follow up) $200 ($260 value)  – Existing patients – 3 sessions of acupuncture $160 ($210 value)

Gift 3 – AromaTouch technique plus No Worries calm blend roll on $50 ($75 value)

Gift 4 – Holiday Joy spray plus No Worries calm blend roll on $25 ($40 value)

Essential Oil Promotion                                                                                             New to doTERRA, enroll yourself or a friend through mydoterra.com/noworries (No Worries #279453) as either a wholesale customer or wellness advocate with ANY enrollment kit before DEC 15 and receive a gift certificate of $40 to No Worries Natural Medicine for any service or product that we offer.

No Worries Natural Medicine 325 5th Ave Ste 205 Indialantic FL 32903

(321) 961 8243

www.NoWorriesNaturalMedicine.com

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Essential Oil Classes at No Worries

I have my oils, now what? 
WHEN:  Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 @ 8:30pm EST                             WHERE: Online! Go to Meeting. For login details please RSVP to info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com

Essential Emotions 
WHEN:  Monday, December 12th, 2016 @ 10:00am EST                                   WHERE: In office & 
Online! No Worries Natural Medicine 325 5th Ave Ste 205 Indialantic FL 32903  For login details please RSVP to info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com

Family Wellness & Seasonal Threats with EOs
WHEN:  Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 @ 8:30pm EST
WHEREOnline! Go to Meeting. For login details please RSVP to info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com

Business Basics 
WHEN:  Monday, December 19th, 2016 @ 9:00pm EST                                     WHERE: 
Online! Go to Meeting. For login details please RSVP to info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com 

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THESE CLASSES, PLEASE RSVP.

Marcela Bowie, DOM
Phone: 321 961 8243
Email: info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com

The Ancient Mind-Body-Soul Approach to Health

Read the following in Natural Awakenings magazine here

The Ancient Mind-Body-Soul Approach to Health
MARCELA BOWIE

The art of living, or Ayurveda, is an ancient mind-body-soul approach to health and healing. Originating in India over 2500 years ago, the goal is to find balance of the principles that make up our body-mind, Vata, Pitta and Kapha. We each have a unique blueprint when we are born. Life habits, environment and seasons influence our state of being and cause fluctuations reflected in our body, mind and heart. When looking for healing we therefore need individual treatments to restore balance for our unique make up and current life needs in accordance with nature. The purpose of Ayurveda is to lead a happy, meaningful life in the world and to be connected to the source of life, Spirit. Prevention is strongly emphasized in Ayurveda. The key to a healthy life is to maintain daily routines and adapting to changing circumstances of our lives, seasons and events that affect us. Examples of daily routines may be oil pulling with sesame oil, daily yoga, self-massage with warm oil, or the rinsing of the sinus cavities with salty water using a neti pot. Diet is another cornerstone to health and prevention of illness. An Ayurvedic meal is considered medicine and tailored to the individual by balancing the six tastes and using spices and herbs for improvement of the digestive system. The six rasas or tastes when preparing a meal are, sweet, salty, pungent, astringent, bitter and sour. An ayurvedic meal also considers colors of foods, smells and texture as important and can be considered an alchemy of art that touches the person’s entire being.

Body therapy is one way an Ayurvedic therapist may offer healing. Abhyanga or full body massage using various warm herbalised oils is beneficial to maintain health, decrease pain, bring peace to the mind and nourish the heart. ‘Oil’ in Sanskrit is ‘snehan’ which also means ‘love.’ The body is considered to have 7 dhatus or tissues which can all be penetrated and affected positively with snehan or oil and loving touch during Abhyanga. Kansu or foot massage with ghee and a small copper bowl is another unique treatment that deeply relaxes the mind, promotes sound sleep and increases energy.

Marcela Bowie is a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture Physician, and owner of No Worries Natural Medicine. She is also a practitioner of Arvigo Techniques – Maya Abdominal Therapy, offers ayurvedic body treatments and is a doTERRA Essential Oil wellness advocate. Her office is located at 325 5th Ave, Ste 205, Indialantic. For more information, call 321-961-8243 or visit NoWorriesNaturalMedicine.com.

Essential Oil Classes @ No Worries

FREE ESSENTIAL OIL CLASSES!

Don’t miss one of these great opportunities to learn more about using essential oils!

INTRO TO ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS
WHEN:  Monday, September 26, 2016 @ 9:30am
WHERE:  No Worries Natural Medicine, 325 5th Avenue, Suite 205, Indialantic, FL 32903

INTRO TO ESSENTIAL OILS CLASS
WHEN:  Tuesday, September 27, 2016 @ 7:00pm
WHERE:  No Worries Natural Medicine, 325 5th Avenue, Suite 205, Indialantic, FL 32903

SPACE IS LIMITED FOR THESE CLASSES!

Please RSVP to Connie Lanza
Phone: 321-373-7536
Emailvoilawellness@gmail.com

OR 

Marcela Bowie, DOM
Phone: 321 961 8243
Email: info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy – by Marcela Bowie, DOM (See this article in Natural Awakenings Magazine)

The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy offers alternative treatment for many ailments including prolapsed uterus, infertility, difficult pregnancy, endometriosis, prostate inflammation, and digestive disorders. Based on over thirty years of experience in massage and spiritual healing, including training with her mentor, Don Elijio Panti, a great Maya Shaman of Belize, Dr. Rosita Arvigo developed the modality that bears her name.

Ix Chel - Maya Goddess of Healing

Embracing massage, herbology, nutrition, emotional and spiritual healing, and anatomy and physiology, the Arvigo Techniques not only heals the body, but restores balance in a mind body connection. Utilizing gentle abdominal corrections and various herbal remedies, the Technique addresses the position and health of the pelvic and abdominal organs.

Don Elijio explained that a woman’s center is her uterus. “If a woman’s uterus is out of balance, so is she.” The uterus is held in place by muscles and ligaments that can weaken or loosen, causing a tilted or prolapsed position. When reproductive organs shift, it can constrict blood flow and disrupt nerve connections. By gently shifting the uterus back into place, homeostatis is restored in the pelvic region. Toxins are flushed as nutrients can again help balance hormones and tissue health. Not only is this essential for healthy pregnancy and delivery, but also for a smooth menstrual cycle and overall health of all abdominal organs. For women suffering from painful menstruation and endometriosis, fibroids, ovarian cysts, yeast infections, miscarriages, infertility or difficult pregnancies, or PMS, the Arvigo Technique is a comfortable and effective treatment. Old adhesions from prior invasive treatments to the pelvic and abdominal area, such as cesarean delivery, can be addressed by uterine therapy. Urinary and bladder problems can also be addressed, especially when combined with herbal remedies from the rainforest.

By ensuring a full blood supply to the prostate, men can also benefit from abdominal therapy. Various techniques relieve prostate swelling, premature ejaculation, frequent urination, and, in some cases, impotency problems.

Abdominal therapy is a natural reliever of the most common digestive disorders such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, constipation, indigestion, and heartburn. Antacids and muscle relaxants address the symptoms of these gut troubles, whereas Arvigo Techniques address the causes. In these cases, the upper abdomen is given thorough bodywork, loosening tight muscles around the stomach, allowing arteries to feed the organs vital blood supply. The diaphragm is also gently worked on to relieve tension and tightness.

Western Medicine can offer us the options of pharmaceuticals and surgery. The Arvigo Technique, however, brings the body in balance with the beautiful and ancient teachings and herbs of the central American rainforest. Don Elijio lived a healthy and meaningful life until he was 103, teaching doctors such as Rosita Arvigo. Many Western practitioners such as massage therapists, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and medical doctors that embrace a holistic approach are increasingly becoming not only aware of the Technique, but are training to incorporate abdominal massage for their own clients and patients.

Alternate Email

We have been experiencing some email issues with info@noworriesnaturalmedicine.com. If you need to reach us by email, please use meixiart@gmail.com for now. We are working on the issue and it should be resolved soon.

Peace and be happy! – No Worries Team

Natural Tips for Menstrual Cycle Relief

by Marcela Bowie, DOM,
& Alexis Kasza

Cramping, fatigue, pain, changes in bowel movements, irritability, crying are all too familiar for many women during their monthly cycle. Are these symptoms normal? Should we just accept that pharmaceuticals are our only option in getting some relief? NO! There are many natural ways to get relief including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Yoga, Pilates, Food Therapy and Essential Oils.

Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine

Chinese Medicine views the body as a balance of Yin and Yang that ebbs and flows with our ever changing lives in harmony with nature. Yin is considered material, cool and stagnant in nature, such as our blood or body organs. Yang is the function of the material, warmth and movement or metabolic heat, as an example. Without yang, our organs would have no function and without yin, there would be no organ to function. Each day we are exposed to many of life’s stressors that our body needs to respond to in order to maintain a happy balance. Sometimes we need more yang, sometimes we need more yin. When our stressors become too great for our body to compensate, symptoms arise as a message that something is out of balance.

Pain with menstrual bleeding is view by Chinese medicine primarily as blood stasis (the blood’s ability to move freely has been impaired.) This can be due to a number of reasons such as cold accumulation in the uterus or from trauma (from surgeries, birth, fibroids, to name a few.) Pain can also be caused by a lack of blood or a lack of yang (function) to be able to move the blood. Irritability, sadness and crying and general mood changes during the menstrual cycle are also a sign of disharmony. The liver, which has direct relationship with emotions in general, has the task of storing the blood. During the few days before menstrual bleeding, the blood moves from the liver into the uterus in preparation for menses. If the liver is sluggish or impaired in anyway, this flow will not be smooth and emotional changes can occur. Breast tenderness prior to the menstrual cycle is also considered a symptom indicating an imbalance of the liver’s role within the menstrual cycle.

Chinese medical theory does not consider these symptoms as normal nor healthy. The key, though, is to determine the root cause of these symptoms and to diagnose correctly before beginning treatment. Treatment for menstrual relief using acupuncture and Chinese medicine includes inserting tiny acupuncture needles into various points on the body, moxibustion – heat therapy, Tui Na – Chinese medical massage or herbal therapy. Diet and lifestyle are also important and will usually be discussed and addressed during the course of diagnosis and treatment. Thorough history, evaluation, tongue and pulse diagnosis by a licensed Doctor of Oriental Medicine or Acupuncture Physician can determine which acupuncture points will be used and which Chinese herbal formula(s) will be best to not only alleviate these symptoms, but to treat the root cause of these symptoms.

Does acupuncture hurt? Yes and no. Acupuncture needles are tiny and usually a minimal sting is felt upon insertion, however, after the patient is laying on the table, they do not typically feel pain from the needles. Most patients fall asleep and enjoy the pleasant relaxation and endorphin release that occurs during acupuncture.

Yoga and Pilates

Movement is essential for combating cramps. Yoga and Pilates can help alleviate or subdue cramping. Yoga and Pilates help the body release endorphins and help tone, stretch and open the pelvic floor while massaging and moving vital organs that are important for menstrual health. Endorphins are natural pain relievers and mood elevators released during exercise.

Pilates, developed by Joseph Pilates in the 1900’s, works on core stabilization through the pelvic floor muscles. With the activation of these muscles, many women find that by reconnecting with their body they are able to lessen the severity of their cramps. To activate the pelvic floor muscles during exercise, focus on tightening the core muscles by pulling your navel to the spine. This will help develop the core strength needed to alleviate menstrual cramps. Stronger abdominals support your organs and keep them in place. You will be less likely to have uterine spasms and lower back pain if you have a tight stomach.

A great Pilates exercise to start with is called Breathing, this will effectively relieve menstrual cramps and other related symptoms. Start by lying on your back, knees bent, hands down at your sides. Breathe in through the nose, expanding the ribcage left to right and front to back. At the same time, draw your lower abdominals in like you are zipping up a pair of pants. Now, exhale through the mouth feeling the ribs move closer together while pulling the navel in deeper towards the spine. This should be practiced several times a day to achieve optimal results.

Practicing at least 30 minutes a day, three times a week will greatly improve symptoms brought on by PMS and menstrual cramps. The more Pilates you do, the better it is for the well-being of the body.

Yoga, an ancient Indian form of therapeutic exercise, stemming from Ayurveda, a traditional healing system, incorporates deep breathing which helps relieve the effects of oxygen deprivation to the tissues, one of the leading causes of cramps. Yoga postures reduce the contractions of the uterus which are responsible for triggering the pain hormones that cause menstrual cramps.

During a women’s period, certain yoga postures reduce discomfort associated with cramping and water retention. Postures, which place gentle pressure on the abdomen, such as cobra pose, may reduce tension and promote proper cleansing of the uterine wall. Calming effects of meditative posture such as corpse or tree pose can have a positive effect on mood variations common during the menstrual cycle. Gentle forward bends massage the abdominal and pelvic region, helping relieve congestion, heaviness, cramping, and heavy bleeding.

Practicing Yoga and Pilates helps combat symptoms of PMS and the menstrual cycle. Gentle movements with breathing will make all the difference.

Food Therapy

Warmth, nourishment, movement and relaxation are important for menstrual health and can be gained with food.

Compare the nature of cold and warmth. Cold congeals and contract which is not an ideal environment for smooth blood flow. Warmth promotes movement and relaxation. It is important to avoid eating too many cold foods before and during your menstrual cycle. Examples of cold foods are raw salad, ice cream and/or smoothies made with ice. Warming foods include spices such as cinnamon, peppers, cardamon and ginger. Soups, cooked foods and warm beverages are also helpful at this time to promote smooth menstrual flow. For raw food enthusiasts, always add warming spices to your food during your menstrual cycle and consider incorporating warm, raw soups. Eggplant, in many Asian traditions is considered beneficial to the uterus and also helps to move blood. Cinnamon is not only a warming spice but it also has the therapeutic properties of helping to move blood in the uterus according to Chinese herbal theory.

In general, consuming whole foods, staying away from caffeinated beverages and processed foods especially refined sugars are basic guidelines that should be considered especially during this time of month when our body is more sensitive than usual.

Chocolate! One reason that many women crave chocolate before and during their cycle is that chocolate is high in magnesium which relieves cramping. Dark chocolate or raw cacao are much higher in magnesium as they have not been highly processed. Try raw cacao nibs as a snack or Delicious Essential Oil Chocolate Balls, see recipe below.

Delicious Essential Oil Chocolate Balls (approx 60 balls)

Raw Cacao Powder – 8oz
Nuts – Almonds or Walnuts – 8oz
Raw Honey – 10-11oz 
Coconut Oil – 7-8oz
Essential Oils (15-20 drops)

Peppermint and wild orange are delicious flavors, but any of the above oils can be added for therapeutic relief.

Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until firm, but still a little sticky. Add essential oils at the end, mix thoroughly. Make small round balls. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving. Chocolate balls will become more firm as they chill. ENJOY!