Moxibustion – A Traditional Path to Pain Relief

If you’ve ever visited Arogya, you may have heard us talking about Qi, the main principle in Chinese Medicine that governs the flow energy. Qi can be affected by everything from diet, sleeping patterns, the change of season, and your activity levels. One of the ancient ways to help move stagnant Qi is with a technique called Moxibustion.

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Yin Yoga 101

Yin Yoga is a wonderful compliment to a faster paced practice such as vinyasa or ashtanga yoga. when you look at the two practices as a whole you really shouldn’t have one without the other. Together they make up the complete practice. Yin yoga is for everyone, including well seasoned yogis. This is a great way to recharge your practice, slow down and heal from the inside out.

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Hemp Oil and CBD Benefits

If you’ve had your ear to the wellness pavement, you’ll notice that CBD products are becoming more and more popular. Companies are jumping on the bandwagon to include CBD in everything from face masks to dog treats. There is even chatter that Coca-Cola is seeking to use the oil in a new soft drink formulation. With all the buzz about both cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD products, its difficult to know which products are the most effective and why.

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Craniosacral Therapy, Stress, and the Nervous System

Do you have an injury that is taking an unusually long time to heal? Or maybe you are pushing through headaches, belly aches, hormonal issues, or muscle pain on a daily basis?

In our modern and busy lives, many of us are operating on overdrive. Multitasking, overstimulation from technology, and constant everyday stress leaves us “on” at all times. It is now widely recognized that this imbalance can lead to low energy and chronic health issues. The American Medical Association stated in 2016 that: “It has been verified through scientific exploration that more than 80 percent of all diseases are due to stress and strain that originate in the mind and reflect on the body.”

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New Year Resolution: Overcoming Sugar Cravings

Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year!  The beginning of a new time.  A time for reevaluating our past year and making new goals, new resolutions, and new commitments. Many of us make resolutions about health and wellness, which can be particularly daunting after weeks of holiday feasting. One of my goals every year is cutting back my intake of sweets and overcoming sugar cravings, which I found to be a very daunting task, but along the way, I’ve learned many important things about our relationship with sugar and tips on how to say no to sugar.

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Stay Healthy in Winter: Seasonal Tips for Well-being

We are almost halfway done with winter!  Only a few more weeks left, and hopefully we won’t have anymore crazy cold bursts like we did at the beginning of 2018.  Even though the temperatures have gone up a bit, winter is still in full swing and we still need to protect ourselves from the cold weather and keep doing what’s necessary to stay healthy in winter.

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Stay Healthy in Autumn: Seasonal Tips for Well-being

 

The leaves on the trees are turning brilliant shades of yellows, reds, oranges and yellows and we welcome the day with a crisp, cool scent, we find ourselves in autumn.  Autumn, especially in the New England where we are located, is a beautiful time of the year and a very important season in the Chinese Medicine system.  Autumn is associated with the Metal element and the time of the year when we put emphasis on organization, order and developing boundaries.  It is a time that allows for introspection and transitioning from the high energy Yang of the summer days, to the darker, colder Yin winter ahead. In this time of transition it’s important to change your habits with the season to stay healthy in autumn.

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Happiness from the Root Source: Your Gut

Did you know that around 6 pounds of your body is made up of bacteria in your gut?  Did you also know that of the total number of cells in your body, about half are your cells, and the other half are bacteria cells?  You maybe wondering, why so much bacteria and what is it all doing inside of me?  Over the past few years, scientists have been uncovering the answers to these questions.  One of their biggest findings is that your gut biome or community of bacteria, plays a crucial role in your states of happiness.

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Holistic Solutions for Sleep

In the early 1900s, the average American slept 9 hours a night.  Fast forward a hundred years to today and we are finding the average American sleeps between 6-7 hours on a weeknight and 8 hours on the weekends.  In that short time, we haven’t evolved to need less sleep, so what is happening with those vital 2 to 3 hours of rest, relaxation and restoration?  And where have these hours?  We have replaced a good night’s rest with a combination of coffee and other stimulants, late nights glued to computer and televisions screens, and other unhealthy sleeping habits that can result in insomnia.

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