Walnuts are a wonderful snacking and cooking nut that hold a lot of value in Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition. The temperature of the nut is warming, and its flavor is sweet. It helps the Kidneys and Lungs. Walnuts boost the Yang of the body, the Qi, and the Jing. Walnuts counteract cold and resolve phlegm. There are teachings that correlate the look of a food to what they help, and many say that walnuts resemble the look of the brain, with a left and right hemisphere, or section. Therefore the food walnut must help strengthen the brain and thinking.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition is a nutrition system for the mind, body and spirit based on foods that we have in America as well as all over the world. Each item of food whether it is an apple or a cheese burger is representative of different tastes and qualities of nourishment that our body wants or needs. When you add these qualities up and include the season you are eating the food in, and your constitution according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, dietary advice can become very valuable.
Have you heard that changing your diet can change your health issues? It may take a short amount of time or a long amount of time depending of how long you have had the condition and what the condition is, but diet plays a big part in your day to day health. When meeting for a Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition session, you will be asked a long list of questions from stress levels, energy levels throughout the day, to sleep patters and more. Then you will be asked more detailed questions to narrow down your constitutional tendencies. This type of care and consideration is very special and what makes Chinese Medicine Nutrition stand out, because it is about nourishing with food, your mind, body and spirit individually.
Sometimes a person with diabetes has to change 3 items in their diet, and add 2 more items. Sometimes a person with low back pain has to add 3 items into their diet and take away 2 items. We always start with small changes to ease your body into the changes. Eating healthier is the goal overall and can be seen with the nutrition advice discussed during our Traditional Chinese Medicine Nutrition Telemedicine Session. After the first session each following session includes a guided Acupressure Telemedicine session to help you strengthen your health (mind, body and spirit) even further.
To book your session today or with any questions, please visit: www.vivifywellnessatavenues.com/acupuncture/acupressure
Positivity is to be happy about an outcome no matter what. It is to hold an up beat attitude, a healthy outlook, and an attractive demeanor. To be a positive person is to always look at the bright side of any situation.
Today only happens once, make it amazing! As you wake up you may use this phrase as your mantra, your saying. It is wonderful to be aware that you are living your life, and no matter what, you are going to make it positive and amazing. What you do during your day after saying this phrase is up to you! Living with healthy lifestyle choices is what I recommend, from drinking a glass of lemon water, to doing yoga or Tai Chi in the morning.
Drinking enough water throughout the day can change your energy levels. Doing enough exercise throughout the day and week can change your energy levels as well. When you have enough energy and a steady flow throughout the day, it is easy to be positive. A positive person smiles easily and carries themself well.
Positivity is something we strive for, it can make any situation achievable! We each go through many different encounters and processes in life. Staying positive can make the tough encounters easier and more attainable. Whether its trying out for a part in a community play, to working on loosing 15lbs before Summer, staying positive throughout can win you big points with your happiness.
If your feeling like your going through something with your health that has made you less positive and its complicated your life, think about trying an in person acupuncture treatment, or a virtual guided acupressure session. You can recommend these options to a friend and pass the positivity around. to learn more please visit Vivify Wellness at Avenues.
During the times that we are in with the Corona Virus Pandemic, we can look towards the emotion of gratitude to feel connected and stronger about where to be. Gratitude towards someone or something can bring more fulfillment to one's day and to their life. There are so many people and things to be grateful for, from the grocery store workers, to the items that we buy there. From the front line medical workers, to the car mechanics. We can be grateful for all of those people and things.
When we feel grateful, in Chinese Medicine, our heart fills with happiness and joy arrives. A healthy heart is a very important thing to have, so modifying your emotions can sometimes help to bring your body to a healthier state over time. The Pandemic has been going on for months now and its time to check in and bring some control back to how you are feeling. You can choose to see the brighter side of things, and be filled with gratitude.
Once you've achieved the awareness of what is truly important during these times, keep a journal, track your emotions. Would you rather feel fearful, or grateful, can you overcome the fear with thought, are your worries calmed down with ease, or does it need extra help. It is ok to find extra help at these times, again, your emotions can shape your physical health, and we want you to be less fearful, worried, and scared, and more rational, thoughtful, and grateful. Understanding is another term to be, and become as we reach more and more days towards the coming of Summer.
If you feel like you are having trouble converting your fears, worries and anxieties into more healthy emotions, consider trying an Acupuncture treatment in person, or an Acupressure Telemedicine meeting. The goal of these meetings will be to help bring relaxation and calm thoughts to where there isn't, and help build a buffer so that you feel more supported as you go along with your days during these times. To learn more and to sign up for a meeting please visit www.vififywellnessatavenues.com/acupuncture
Do you have aches and pains?
Has Shelter in Place brought you more discomfort?
Fear causes our body to naturally tense up, and without enough stretching, and physical activity, one can experience muscle and tendon aches and pains. Drinking plenty of water can help, but so can Acupressure. Acupressure is a specific type of body massage that can be self done with a guide, another person. It is the study of using over 365 acupressure points on the body to help alleviate physical aches, pains, and health issues over a period of time. One session of acupressure can bring a calming effect to a person. Multiple sessions once a week can bring strong and longer lasting results. Our Acupuncturist Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac., A.P. is offering new Acupressure Telemedicine sessions that aim towards helping you in your home, overcome aches and pains with your help. They are easy and enjoyable 20 minute meetings on a HIPPA compliant virtual platform. We've made them affordable so that you can try one, and or sign up for a series of them to build lasting effects.
To learn more and sign up for an Acupuncture Telemedicine session please visit Vivify Wellness at Avenues. Please be from Northeast Ohio to sign up.
Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis for body aches and fatigue that have no known origin or visual signs. The pain is very much something real, and affects millions of people around the world. The pain varies at times from dull aches to strong sharp pains in the muscle areas of the body. This pain leads to fatigue that can last a month or longer if the Fibromyalgia is in a flare up.
Acupuncture and Acupressure are very helpful with pain management and energy replenishment. It is wonderful when one finally reaches a healing tool that can help! You are not alone. Fibromyalgia is a diagnosis, but does not define the individual, remember that you are a person, and getting proper pain management treatments can bring you back.
If you have Fibromyalgia, or know of someone who does, trying Acupuncture with Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac., A.P., at Vivify Wellness at Avenues may be the right choice. She also hosts Acupressure Telemedicine treatments if the office is closed due to COVID19, or it is too hard to travel to an office. To learn more please visit www.vivifywellnessatavenues.com/acupuncture and feel free to ask questions in the comment field of this blog.
The word spring inspires us to spring up and do something. After the long Winter here in North East Ohio, Spring shows us a way out of the cold and into the awakening of warmth. Our jackets change, the buds on the trees appear, and the early flowers show up. As the wood awakens, the wood element brings us to the energy of organization. Organization needs energy and we find that working out helps with the new found abundance of work to do.
There are numerous ways one can exercise, from middle school gym stretches, aerobics, to running and biking. Yoga and breathing exercises are another way to exercise! The main thing to focus on is getting your body pumping, blood moving and breathing heavier. A little sweat helps too! Exercising in the Spring is a great thing to do.
To manage body pain, if you have it, consider doing a Telehealth/Telemedicine session with Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac.. These sessions includes a guided self-acupressure massage with breathing techniques. They are only 20 minutes, so they are easy to fit into your day, and cost an affordable $40.00. The better you feel the better the season of Spring is, and the following seasons to come! Please visit www.vivifywellnessatavenues.com/acupuncture to schedule an appointment.
During this time when the Corona Virus is infiltrating America, I want you to know that you are not alone. There are people everywhere offering their support whether it is online or via phone calls. There is snail mail opening up to wonderful ideas of penpal writing, to Zoom media works for online gatherings and even birthday parties. There are celebrities sharing recipes on their Facebook accounts and meditation teachers teaching guided meditations on their websites for free.
We need to make sure during this time of work closures and school closures to stay clean and wash our hands. The recommended mantra is 20 seconds for hand washing, and 15 seconds for Purell or other hand sanitizers. Make sure to wear a mask when you plan to go to a public place, and wear gloves if you plan to touch shared objects outside of your household.
This is a time for turning in to appreciate your family more. It is a time to share stories, to look at old pictures, and to make art projects. It is also a time to show each other what on technology interest you, whether its Instagram photos, to Facebook videos, to Zoom classes. All of these interactions are good for your health and wellbeing. The grocery stores are still open and you can order curbside grocery pick up. Wear your gloves and wipe down the containers of all the items before taking them into your house. Put a safe place by your door for gloves, masks, and coats. We will get through this time together and with the support of each other. It is a humbling time for all of us and I wish you all the best!
Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac., A.P.
Vivify Wellness at Avenues Acupuncturist
Be there. Focus on clear intentions to others. There are wonderful keeping opportunities if you are with a pure mind and a pure heart. Do not worry. Do not fear. Please practice 5 minutes of mindfulness a day and you will go far with your year. Be there calm. Be there calm. Be there calm. Be respected. Be respected.
Focus on the day. Focus.
Have a great day.
May it be a great day.
May you have no fear.
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Cheers to a great mindful day.
Jennifer Saferstein M.S., L.Ac., A.P.
Hi everyone! How is your outlook going? Are you positively thinking about your week ahead? Are you positively planning to stay healthy and clean with your plans. Then pause, Breathe & Smile! The week is yours.
Be there. Then be there again. A week with great plans. Just Smile. Just Breathe.
When you plan to be focused on the positive, kind, healthy, and clean views in life, you will always find that your week is great. That there is a culmination of focuses that lead you to the answers that you need, that lead you to the right friendships of your age, and that bring you to the right recipes for your health.
Finding great recipes is a wonderful tip for you great week focus. Planning a healthy week around some fun, and vibrant recipes is a simple and easy way to focus your plans. Don't be so scattered, be more mindful and focused. Be more organized and journaled. Schedule your schedule.
Just Breathe and Smile.
Just Breathe and Smile.
Just Breathe and Smile.
Enjoy your week and happy Monday!