Audacious Health Readings..
Going through change can mean challenging times and may be somewhat difficult to navigate. During such times we may require support, so know that its ok to ask for help. Do what's possible, with what you have, with what you can give, with where you are at. You don't have a crystal ball. Just keep turning up. Focus on what you know and what you're grateful for when things feel overwhelming.
"It'a a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.
When I sit down to write a post I ask... "what information can I share that might help someone be a little healthier or happier?"
It's also nice to provide advice and observations that appear reasonable, scientific and sensible. I don't want to look to whacky right?
Well this time I'm pushing the limits. Read on if you're game. Here's some observations - are they sensible, reasonable or necessarily scientific???
Dr Bruce Lipton in this recent article, flying in the face of my "no sensible science in this article" approach explains how love effects the biological function of individual cells.
In an acupuncture clinic we often spend time with people who are experiencing new beginnings.
Whether a new beginnings is
- Something we chosefor example a new diet plan to lose weight, a fitness plan to gain function or
- Something we didn't choose for example the loss of a loved one, an injury or illness.
there is an art to navigating new beginnings. We have gathered some tried and tested techniques to support new beginnings..
- Allow Time- Change happens at it's own rate.
Does your family have traditions - something you do for special occasions, birthdays, Christmas or other holiday events?
If not, why not?
Even if you don't have kids, that doesn't mean you can't implement some traditions.
Traditions can give us something to look forward to. They're a ritual that make an occasion special and gives us good vibes - the warm and fuzzies. Some traditions are common but often they can be unique to you and yours.
Below we've listed some ideas for festive season traditions that we do or have observed our extended family or friend do.
You don't have to meditate to get the benefits of mediation. Movement and mindful practices will similarly give you these benefits, ie activities / practices such as surfing, gardening, watching sunsets or knitting....
What is your thing? If it gives you a sense of calm and peace it is a meditative practice that is good for you and done regularly will contribute to good health and mental wellbeing.
Below we've shared a couple activities we've found that are calming, stress reducers and spark joy in us:-
Acupuncture, Massage, Cupping, Moxibustion..... they all sound good but what to get?
You'd be surprised...we are....when a client hasn't realised all the great modalities we have in our toolkit. We aren't just about Acupuncture. We aren't just about Massage. However, both Andrew and Catherine can offer you both and more in a standard 1 hour or extended >1 hour treatment.
Our key services provided at Audacious Health include:-
*Acupuncture- traditional, master tongs, Dr Zhu scalp,
“How Great are you?”
I’m glad you asked
It’s a vital question that’s often passed
if we focus on transgressions and our failings
And all the lifely areas in which we may be ailing
How great are you.... I’ll tell you straight
You’re an “A” grade legend, mate
You stayed at home
However tempted you were to roam
Traded trips to exotic shores
for four walls
You ate weird things - you cooked from cans
You watched as circumstances changed our plans
Now you may think this poem ain’t pretty,
5 tips to balance your gut health
Scientific evidence suggests that the health of your gut effects other organs and systems in your body, including the endocrine system. The below tips can help improve your mental clarity, increase focus and boost happiness whilst reducing symptoms of anxiety, depression, stress, fatigue, weight fluctuations, skin disorders, pms and hot flushes….
1. Activate your gut….Start your day with a glass of water with a dessert spoon of apple cider vinegar and a squeeze of lemon.
Four Focuses in a Crisis
Here’s some ideas on thriving in a crisis. Let us know what’s working for you…
1. Focus on Gratitude and Calm
a. Value staying calm (it may take a conscious effort) and promoting activities that support your calm and avoiding stimulus that disturb your calm where possible.
b. During Crisis we sometimes consider what we have to lose: Security, freedom of movement.