Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Relieve sinus/allergy discomfort with Ear Candling

Using Ear Candling and Accupressure to help relieve sinus/allergy discomfort 

Candling is a natural ear cleaning technique that began centuries ago.  It dates back to biblical times when hollow reeds from swamp areas were used.  Because the process works, candling has been passed down for many generations and is practiced around the world. 

WHAT IS EAR CANDLING?   Candling is a simple, effective remedy for removing excess wax,  residuals of past infections, or ear mites.  It may improve any of the following conditions; sinus problems, sore throat, ear ache, swimmer's ear, some chronic headaches, allergies, and hearing difficulty.

I always use acupressure on the sinus cavity when doing an Ear Candling. This is like a mini massage on the head, neck, face and shoulders. This helps facilitate the process and is very relaxing. 

My dad never asked me for anything except the times when I flew to New York to see my parents. He'd ask be to bring the ear candles.  Wax buildup in the elderly is common which causes some hearing loss.
     "Don't tell your mom.  I don't want her to know I can hear her!"

     My dad also liked to get a candling before his hearing tests at the doctor to get a more accurate diagnosis.
     So whether your suffering from sinus or allergies or excessive wax buildup, think about ear candling.  For more info check out       http://bodylogicmassage.com/ear-candling.html 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Drum Circle Therapy

The first thing I noticed when I awoke this morning, was the silence of the rain pounding against the house. Finally, a cloudy but rainless day! It's been raining for weeks in this Houston town but it's better than the snowy days they are getting in my hometown of New York.

Perfect day for a drum circle.  I headed out to Old Town Spring, a quaint town lined with unique boutiques, antiques, foods from other countries and much more. The Thunder Drum Circle met in the courtyard of an old New England style home turned into a gem and jewelry shop. People of all walks of life, faith, and lifestyles gather together to blend beats to drums and percussion instruments, to dance uninhibited, letting go of their struggles, thoughts and stress. Beats going to a psychologist! No pun intended! No drumming experience needed.

It always amazes me that all these different people can come together in unity and connect with each other through the beats of their instruments. Sometimes I get lost in the space this event conjures up.

If you're stressed out, or need to get away, or need to smile and have fun, let me suggest that you find a local community drum circle. Experience it. Let me know how it went.

Houston drum circle: https://www.facebook.com/groups/Thunderdrumcircle/
Check your local meetup.com  groups  or Facebook for drum circles in your area.