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Published March 9th, 2019 by Ana Lopez

Ayurveda it's been on our planet for thousands of years, before modern medicine provided scientific proof of the connections between mind and body the Sages of India developed Ayurveda.

The word itself stand for: 

Ayur: Life. 

Veda: Knowledge or science. 

The source of this system comes from India, and it looks forward to create or maintain a natural balance on the human body; we achieve this balance by eating the food that our body needs at the time it requires, the final goal it's to restore the body initial health, if the body has already any damage this system will try to revert the damage process and restore health.

And as it's name explains, this is a system that can complement other treatments from modern medicine.

Those who practice Ayurveda knows there are five basic elements that exists on the human body. These combine in the human body form three life forces or energies, named Doshas. They control how our body works. 

They are three different types: Vata dosha (space and air); Pitta dosha (fire and water); and Kapha dosha (water and earth). 

Vata Dosha:

This is considered the most powerful Dosha of all three, it controles different functions on the body, how cells divide, heart function, blood flow, the breathing, the intestines function of getting rid of the waste. If this is your main force you'll be more sensitive to develop: anxiety, asthma, heart disease, among others.

Pitta Dosha:

Related to metabolism, it controls digestion and hormones that are related to appetite. If this is your main force you'll be more likely to suffer from Crohn's disease, heart disease and high blood pressure. 

Kapha Dosha:

This force is related to muscle growth, body stability and strength, weight and the inmune system. If this is you life's main energy you could suffer from cancer, nausea after eating, obesity and breathing disorders.

It's not all bad news: As it's all about balance an Ayurvedic practicioner will design a plan that will be specifically meant for you, the outcome will be a balance between all three of these Dosha's or Elements, having as a result the wellbeing. 

The Panchakarma process will involve cleaning the body from undigested food (which it can lead to illness), this was designed to reduce the symptoms of illness and restore the balance to reach this goal the practicioner can rely on blood purification, medical oils and herbs, massages and others treatments.

Om'echaye currently offers a wide variety of Ayurveda treatments. Feel free to contact us to book you free assessment and find out which treatment will work for you.

What is Energy Healing and How it Works?

Published February 27th, 2019 by Ana Lopez

We know that Energy exist, and as it it's a force in our world that we can't see it's very difficult to control, measure and distribute when it comes to the one we have inside.  

We have all experience times when we feel "off", that we are running out of energy, with negative habits or thoughts that's on our own minds and for the lucky ones, you will notice when this happens, for others not so lucky we get full of negative energy and sometimes, we don't know where to start from.

So how can we control the energy that's within us?, and how can we help others with their own energy?

Energy healing is a hands on and off techniques that will balance and restore health to the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels. The way it works its that It repairs the lines of light that holds the physical level and cleans, balances, and charges the energy field of the person bringing a state of well being.

Onces you start your journey to healing you'll notice that every session is different in perception and always unfolds something positive for the receiver. It is a holistic method that compliments perfectly with any other medical treatment or psychological therapy. These are some of the techniques that can be used in a healing session depending on the needs of the person.

A very common question our Energy Healing Therapist receive is "How does it works when it comes down to religions?" And her answer was simple but yet very lighting. And, I quote:

"Energy Healing it's not about religions, I have had a lot of different people on sessions whose religion goes from catholics to Jewish Orthodox, even atheists. The Energy Healing it's not about religion, it's about spirituality, whether they have a religion or not, you will connect to God or the Universe in a deeper way".

A more simple way to understand energy for the ones that hasn't experience a session it's the "feeling" you perceive of someone or something, sometime it's something so simple as a room where you feel peaceful to a huge that seems to take away all the stress that you've been under lately. The Energy, whether we believe in this kind of practice or not, it's something that lives in our world, in all living things, in the places where we stay.

You can choose to regulate and make it positive.

For the ones that will like to have more information about it Dr. Silvia Rodriguez, our energy healing therapist, it's offering a workshop where you'll learn techniques of chelation, receiving and giving: That's the first part of any healing journey. You'll learn how to perceive and regulate your own energy field, and also about it's anatomy and physiology.

Date: April 6 and 7th, 2019.

Time: 9am until 4pm. Each day.

Live well, Live happy.

Treatment of Migraines with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Published January 25th, 2019 by Ana Lopez

Do you have Migraines?  Our results-oriented, evidenced based approach is a treatment that works better than medicine(1-4) and has fewer side effects (1,2,4)!  Sign up for a consultation with our acupuncturist / herbalist: Coco Fortner A.P. Today!

Treatment of Migraines with Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine
Coco Fortner A.P.

Om’echaye Integrative Medicine Center

 

I experienced migraines off and on for years.  They were related to my allergies, and when I got my allergies under control (with herbs and acupuncture), the migraines subsided.  I was not alone in my suffering… migraines effect 6-8% of men and 16-18% of women in the US and Europe.  They can be debilitating, scary, completely miserable and can significantly affect quality of life. In nearly 10 years of practice, I have had many migraine clients who came in for several sessions of acupuncture a week for a few weeks and never had migraines again! The exciting thing is that this is now verified by respected research and I have used this research to fine tune my clinical protocols to provide the most results-oriented treatments to my patients.

 

Although acupuncture has been used to treat migraine type headaches since ancient times, modern research can help us understand the best protocols for treatment. Based on research and tailored for you using ancient knowledge, my approach includes:

  • Acupuncture Treatments (results suggest 10-12 over a month, but individual prescriptions may vary)

  • Investigation of lifestyle and diet for migraine triggers.

  • Training about what to do during an acute attack.  

  • Customized herbal medicine to reduce the frequency and intensity of migraines, especially if they are related to trauma, diet and or allergies.

Dr. Albert Molsberger in 2012 wrote, “On the basis of the existing evidence, acupuncture should be an option for migraine... It is at least as effective as prophylactic drug therapy, has longer lasting effects, is safe, seems to be cost-effective and reduces drug intake with possibly severe unwanted effects.”

 

Does acupuncture work during a migraine?   Studies suggest the best course is to take your migraine meds right away and book the first possible acupuncture appointment.  It can shorten the duration of the attack to get the most effective and efficient relief.


Since everybody experiencing a migraine is different, sign up for a consultation with the Coco Fortner A.P. Today!

What Happens To Your Brain When You Meditate

Published January 14th, 2019 by Ana Lopez

We all feel better after meditating, we feel more calm, relaxed and if we are feeling down or we feel that things are out of control we regain balance in our day.

But are we aware of the changes and the reactions our brain have when we meditate? That's the question we where doing to ourselves, and then we found the answer on the results these studies had:

Forbes magazine presented an article Written by Alice Walton in which we could notice these points: 

She affirms that meditation will help to preserve the Aging Brain, based on a UCLA study, they compare two different groups of participants or different ages, the first group it was made up of people who have meditated for more than twenty years, and the second group was made up of people who haven't done any meditation on a regular basis during the last 20 years. 

What they found it's that the first group tend to have more grey matter volume through the brain, and the grey matter includes regions of the brain involved in muscle control, and sensory perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making, and self-control. So the more they meditate the more they can benefit from it.

Meditation it's consider as a tool to fight against depression and anxiety. We know there's no magic cure to problems like that, but after a study at the Johns Hopkins University they settle the relationship between mindfulness meditation and its ability to reduce those symptoms: 

the resercher and the team that were incharge of the study discovered that the effect of doing meditation it was sized at 0.3, and that might not sound like much but the effect size of antidepressants it is also sized at 0.3, which it's the same as doing meditation. 

Not only it will help you to decrease of having a better control of anxiety and/or depression, but it will help you to improve concentration and attention. Millions of people suffer from Attention Deficit Disorder and a recent study published on Sage Journals discovered that with a couple of weeks doing meditation training helped a group of people on their focus and memory during the verbal reasoning section of the Graduate Record Examination test. It shows a more or less increase score of 16 percent.

So if it feels good it must be good for us, take a few minutes of your day to do some meditation, you can look for the best way to do it as it has different ways to practice it and start embracing the positive results it can have on your life!

Let's make people wonder "how you do it?" instead of "Why you do it?"

Published December 28th, 2018 by Ana Lopez

With new year around the corner you might start thinking on your resolutions, if loosing weight and being more healthy it's on your list let us help you, we will give you the right advises and motivate you to keep going further and further because a healthy life should be a goal for everyone to seek.

Let's make your life more positive with one meal at a time and one workout at a time, because when it comes to health, exercise and food should go hand in hand. It is true that keeping the track of your meals plus doing exercise on a daily basis it is hard, specially when you're always running on a schedule, for that Om'echaye has the perfect solution, we provide different fitness and yoga classes plus wholesome and healthy food, release the stress and start your journey to a better life.

You can start by choosing between this three spectacular options:

1. Weight Loss Plan.

2. Detox Meal Plan.

3. Energy Boost Meal Plan.

Besides choosing your meal plan and start taking the classes that you like the most, om'echaye will offer a free consultation with our integrative medicine expert, that way you'll have the proper guidance when it comes to your meal plan. Each one is custom-made for you, and they'll include 5 meals and snacks for each day. So don't worry about feeling hungry, we will make sure you have your day at home or work covered

Start today and don't stop until you're proud of yourself!, because your life won't get better by chance, it will get better by change!

And remember, success requires effort. So try your best and get blown away by the amazing results you can get

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