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Hello lovely readers!

I spent this past week learning a beautiful abdominal massage therapy technique know as,  Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®.

When these massage techniques are applied, they guide the internal abdominal organs back into their proper position. The techniques work by relieving congestion and blockages in order to improve flow in the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems. This results in improved organ function and therefore improved gynecological, digestive and urinary health.

Read more “Intro to Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy®”

I recently took a course through Steamy Chick  with the lovely acupuncturist/herbalist that works with the company. She had all sorts of wisdom to share in terms of how women can take care of themselves, particularly during their ‘moon time’ (when they’re menstruating). One of my favorite practices offered in the course was making and consuming ‘Moon Juk.’ It’s super easy to make, tastes amazing, is and extremely nourishing for a women to consume during their period.

Read more “Moon Juk: Yummy & Nourishing Food For Periods”

Did anyone see the picture I posted on my instagram last week? (@hollyleeverwellness). In the post I promised a blog about moxibustion, and as promised, here it is! Moxa has a very, let’s say, unique scent. When I burn moxa in the office, I typically get a lot of questions about said scent. Not everyone loves the smell, but many of my patients (and I) do love the smell. Moxibustion is a technique that involves lighting the dried herb called “Moxa” (Mugwort or Artemisia Vulgaris) on fire and allowing the embers to burn over an area on the body. This herb is warm, acrid and bitter. These qualities mean that it can aid in promoting blood circulation, and warming areas where there is cold. There are several different forms of moxa, but I typically use only two of them in the clinic.

Read more “Warming, Moving, Pain Relieving Moxibustion”

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