Archive for: May 2014

The Science Behind Crystal Therapy

EnergyMuseComboBelow is an awesome article written by Mostly Minerals explaining the science behind crystal therapy and healing gemstones!

“We often have people stop by our booth who are intrigued by the descriptions of the healing properties of each stone, but have no prior knowledge of their chakra system, and are skeptical as to how stones can effect change in their lives. The following is our primer for those new to these amazing crystal allies.

It’s not magic, it’s science

Our central nervous system is an electrical system, and every electrical field has a specific frequency. This system runs along the spine, and, much like the frequencies on a car stereo relate to specific radio stations and their associated programming, there are major energy centers along the spine which vibrate at set frequencies and have specific nerve centers associated with them.

Seven of these nerve centers are called the major chakras: root, sacral, solar plexus, heart, throat, brow, and crown, with the root chakra located at the base of the spine and the lowest vibration, and the crown chakra being located at the top of the head and the highest vibration. Similarly the color spectrum of visible light has six major frequencies: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and violet, with red having the lowest frequency, and violet having the highest. Each of these colors vibrates with a frequency that resonates with its corresponding chakra: Red – Root, Orange – Sacral, Yellow – Solar Plexus, Green – Heart, Blue – Throat, and Violet – Brow, with the seventh, or Crown chakra, being associated with white, the color of the entire spectrum of visible light.

With this basic understanding of the connection between color, vibration, and the central nervous system, the question becomes “how can stones help?” They help by providing a consistent vibration that we can “tune in to” much like a pitch pipe helps a choir start on a particular note, thus providing the corresponding chakra a template which, when harmonized with, will facilitate the free flow of energy and can be fine tuned to the frequency that relates to a particular physical or metaphysical issue.

This free flow of energy between chakras can make a tremendous difference in our day to day lives. Have you ever had trouble turning a dream into reality? Yellow stones like Citrine and Heliodor help the free flow of energy between the sacral chakra, the source of creativity, and the solar plexus chakra, which relates to willpower and manifestation. Have a big presentation to make? Blue stones like Turquoise and Blue Lace Agate can clear your throat chakra and help you find the right words.

More and more, Science is catching up with the wisdom of the ages, and recognizing the healing power of crystals is an integral part of this awakening.”

(Excerpt from Energy Muse – www.energymuse.com)

Cool Tops, Cool Heat, Comfort

Comfort is a relative word when going through cancer treatment. Not only is there the discomfort of the treatment itself, side effects create a bit of havoc themselves.

hot-flash2One of these side effects is the sweats . . .a menopause symptom which brings hot flashes and night sweats. For some, these can be managed with herbs as medication is not recommended for those going through breast cancer. Staying away from foods that trigger hot flashes also works – foods such as coffee, wine, chocolate, etc. Stress also plays a key role in triggering hot flashes because the adrenals get drained when under stress.

Hot flashes also rob a person of a good night’s sleep which is critical for healing. Wicking sleepwear is a great option as it will at least save you from the hot and clammy routine. Add to that wicking linens and you have a solution that can give you enough comfort and relief to get through the night.  Ah, blessed sleep!

Do You Know What Is In Your Skin Care Jar?

Just Natural Skin CareWould you be surprised if I shared that most skin care products are highly toxic?  Maybe yes, maybe no. Well, they are.  We put them on our skin and absorb these toxins into our blood stream.  Not only are some of the ingredients toxic, some actually are cancer causing.

Responsible companies are now more aware that consumers are wanting organic skin care products that are safe, free from harmful toxins, chemicals, garbage, and drying ingredients.

How can you tell what is safe? Here is a list of some of the harmful ingredients to avoid:

Acrylamide; Alcohols, DEA (diethanolamine), MEA (monoethanolamine), and TEA (triethanolamine); Dioxane; Fragrance; Mineral oil: liquid paraffin, paraffin wax, petrolatum; Nitrosamines; Padimate-O – also known as octyl dimethyl; Parabens; Phenol carbolic acid; Polyethylene glycol (PEG); Rancid natural emollients; Toluene (found in artificial fragrances); and Triclosan;

Quite a list. It pays to look at labels to see what you are actually putting on your skin.  Look for products that are free of the above ingredients and are approved as organic skin care.