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The “Magic” of Herbs

Each, when used properly including precise dosages, exact time and other factors, have tremendous value.

Trace minerals, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins and amino acids can aid the body in many ways. They work well and work almost exclusively on a physical level.

Enter the world of Herbs.

They do all of the above – the help the body repair itself. They assist the organs and glands. They rid the cells of waste products and promote immunity. Just like the trace minerals, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, aminos etc.

This is where Herbs and Herbal Medicine separates itself from the pack.

Unlike its “relates,” Herbs work on the emotional and spiritual levels. The others do not.

If a person if feeling melancholy, angry, confused or distracted, there are specific herbs and herbal formulas that will provide relief.

If a person is seeking answers to personal questions, herbs can aid in this quest.

If they desire a deeper connection to Spirit, again, herbs provide the solution.

Each herb enters a different pathway in the body (called Meridians). Each affects various organs based upon its innate flavor and each as a temperature associated with it. For example, ginger by its nature is warming. Rhizoma Rhei is very cold.

As a Master Herbalist, I have spent the better part of 25 years learning the details of these remarkable substances. When you know which combinations to use and for how long, it is amazing how not only a person’s health improves but how their overall life takes a quantum leap forward.

Herbs are best used raw. If one does not know how to use them in combination properly or does not have access to them, liquid tinctures are the next best.

Encapsulated ground up herbs (capsules) are 3rd best.

The latter is the most convenient and cost-effective. The former is the best overall. Tinctures are in the middle.

As a general rule, think herbs over anything and everything else. By far, they have the greatest health improving, life-changing impact.

The Point of Inspiration. . . Literally

When you hear the word “acupuncture,” there may be a number of images, questions,  and thoughts that come to mind.

Needles. Do they hurt? (No is the answer here.)

Used for pain. Helps clear addictions. Weight loss, immunity boosting, and depression relief are just a small sampling of the more than 200 conditions cited by the World Health Organization that acupuncture is successful in treating.

You probably know this.

What about when things are fine physically, but the creative part of you is just stuck? What do you do then?

You probably never thought of this answer – get acupuncture from me.

There are points on the body that not only address physical issues but ones that are of an “other than physical” nature to them. In other words, they help with emotions and psychological states.

They help alleviate anxiety, elevate one’s spirit in cases of depression, reduce fear and others.

They also help to stimulate more positive emotions and psychological states. In one particular case, they stimulate the artistic inspiration; that is, you can get more creative.

How would stimulating a point on the body improve creativity? Think of creativity as energy that is flowing. When the energy is stuck, so is the creativity.

Also, various organs are associated with the “production” of creativity. In this case, the liver and the heart are associated with creativity. The liver “releases” the ideas while the heart provides the passion.

Are you a writer, artists, musician etc.? Memorize this point and stimulate it frequently. It is Gall Bladder 40.

Gall Bladder 40 is located in the area of the ankle. It is in the junction between the 4th and 5th toes, toward the ankle (see picture below).

By massaging this point (or getting acupuncture from me), not only is the gallbladder improved in terms of its overall health, but the stored creativity and other skills can be released as well.