HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK AND WHAT DOES IT TREAT?

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Acupuncture is a system that can influence the promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, treatment of various medical conditions.  

The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:

  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.

  • Respiratory disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infection

  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.

  • Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems.

Acupuncture is useful resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.

According to Chinese Medicine Qi flows through the body via 14 primary meridians.  

To strengthen the flow of Qi or remove blockages in the meridians, a small strike flexible needle is inserted just under the skin at certain specific points along the channel.  

Acupuncture leads to real physiologic changes in the body. Numerous studies have shown that inserting needles unto the skin stimulates nerves in the muscles.  

The stimulation sends impulse up the spinal cord to a relatively primitive part of the brain known as the limbic system as well as to the mid brain and the pituitary gland.  

signals lead to the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and brain.

I’m a Chinese Medicine Physician. I have traveled to many parts of the world treating people with an ancient way that has worked for thousands of years.

In my experience, Chinese Medicine treats the body as a whole and aims to achieve balance and harmony. 

I use essential oils, chinese herbs and nutrition therapy to achieve this.  

I invite you to connect with me in the Circle on Facebook to learn more.  

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Travel and Make an Income for Millennial Women

 Corporate FA in Ft Lauderdale 

Corporate FA in Ft Lauderdale 

Today, I write from my chair by the pool, excited to share with you how to travel the world in the most luxurious way.  

Traveling is in my blood. My dad was military and we lived all over the world. That’s when I had a taste of wanderlust. You too can live this life of luxury and see the world if you are ready to pick up and do YOU.

In the UK a lot of college graduates take a year out to travel and work. It’s just the norm. We hardly hear about work travel opportunities in the States.

What are your options?

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Yacht Life: Live on a yacht like those crazies on Below Deck. 😂 Yachting is tough. It’s a small industry and you do have to prove yourself. I got placed through Bluewater Recruitment Agency

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Cruiseships: I had a blast as an Acupuncturist on Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam. Crew work long hrs and sometimes have long contracts. However, everyone makes the best of it.

Join The Military: That’s what I did. Primarly for college money. I wanted to get ahead in life. My military career was a scarifice and rewarding at the same time. It paid for medical school and gave me a chance to regroup and plan out what I really wanted to do with my life. 

Then there’s....

Corporate Flight Attendant: Fly on a private jet with an owner or for a charter company. 

Yep, I’m not talking about the commerical kind of flight attendant. I’m talking about the kind that fly on private jets.  

You are probably wondering, “Antonika, how did you come up with this idea?” I was reminded of the opportunity.

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You are probably think, wow you do everything. Well actually, I have lived a very experienced life. By no means does this mean that I won’t practice Acupuncture. In fact being an Acupuncturist makes the deal sweeter. Because of this addition to my bag of tricks, I can take Acupuncture to the next level and show you places Chinese Medicine can take you. 

I believe, when one expands with experience, we see ourself outside the limiting belief of I can’t to the empowering belief of I CAN!

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Being a Corprate Flight Attendant isn’t for everyone that’s for sure. There’s a certain kind of flair for elegance, a way of words and a particular way of being. Not to mention, we are talking about a life saving service to the enth degree. 

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To make my point of view more clear, I convey my story enroute to becoming a Corporate Flight Attendant in my vblog, Beyond and Above Private Jet Flight Attendant Training. 

 

In any case, traveling for fun or traveling to get paid, the most valuable thing you can do for yourself is supplement yourself with dependable nutrition. 

Traveling means, changing time zones, layovers, crowded airports and communal areas. No matter where we go we live in toxic enviorments that weighs on our adrenals and slow us down.  During training, Long Life Vitality supplements helped me stay focus, alert and feeling nourished.

 

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Lifelong health and vitality depend on many factors including diet, physical activity, weight management, rest, stress management, exposure to toxins, and inherited genetic predisposition for disease or wellness. While some of these variables are beyond our complete control, breakthrough scientific research is revealing many ways we can influence—and even control—significant factors of aging and wellness. A long life full of vitality and healthy aging begins with providing your cells with essential nutrients and metabolic factors to help them perform optimally.

The primary benifits of taking Long Life Vitality Supplements are: 

  • General wellness and vitality
  • Antioxidant and DNA protection
  • Energy metabolism
  • Bone health
  • Immune function
  • Stress management
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Healthy hair, skin, and nails
  • Eye, brain, nervous system
  • Liver function and digestive health
  • Lung and respiratory health
  • Gentle on stomach
  • Does not contain genetically modified material, dairy-free

If you are considering any of these options, let me know how it goes in the comments. I have had the pleasure of helping a lot of my friends see this world from a porthole.

I hope to inspire you to see the world from 45,000 feet. You can find more details about the training I did at Beyond and Above Corporate Flight Attendant Training. 

If you are making an income while traveling and want to learn more about supplementing yourself, staying healthy and getting all those health benifits I mentioned above, you can join my email list and order the LLV from my website. 

Oh and feel free to share your adventures whereever you are in the world too. I love to ready your comments. 

#Wheels up! 

 

Feeling Hot Flashy and Moody? 😒

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You are hot, your cold. First it’s yes now its Hell No!

Resist no more! 

I know what you are going through. I’ve driven my last boyfriend insane with my moods. (Sorry buddy) 

If you are anything like me, you make a scruncy face when someone suggest pills a doctor or a CVs than we are most likely cut from the same cloth. 🙌🏼

 

Here’s how I get past being moody and flip from limitating feel to more powerful ones. 

Have a look around my online store for more great oils.

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Kid Approved Smoothies

 

 

School is starting your rushing around to get supplies, clothes, preparing after school plans and PTA meetings.

Since schools make lunch for kids, we tend to turn a blind eye to what our kids should be eating  

Does preventative care sound like too much work? 

A recent study says most people think preventive care is expensive, they don’t know what they need and some people don’t make it a priority. 

With a little bit of planing and prior thought we can feel more productive, happier and healthier. 

Will you give this a try?

for a whole list of recipes check out Jeff Permacks list. I makes smoothies from this list every day. 

Three Reasons Why New Zealand Is Probably Heaven on Earth

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There are three reasons why I would move to New Zealand in a heartbeat. Can you guess them?

1.) That’s where Keith Urban is from and that’s what I want
2.) Its the home to International Dark Sky Reserve, which is one of the best stargazing sites on earth.
3.) It's where Manuka is indigenous to. 

  1. Manuka blends well with Peppermint and Bergamot as a personal fragrance. Layer them onto your skin one at a time, first by rolling on Manuka, then roll on some Peppermint Touch and a drop of Bergamot to the desired area.  
  2. Change is inevitable. Whether we choose the next path or not, all you need is a few minutes of courage to get to that next step. Roll Manuka into your palms, cup your hands over your nose and inhale to promote courage and inner strength.

 (Three other health benefits that are at the top off my list before I step out of the house to go on a date.)

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This oil promotes strong immunity of the body.

Smelling good and staying dry is an all-time must right now. The Miami heat has me melting from the house to my car. Staying dry on a date and free from any armpit odor is my pet peve. 

How do you make your deodorant? 
And
Who loves Keith Urban?

 

New Zealand is a country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean consisting of 2 main islands, both marked by volcanoes and glaciation. Capital Wellington, on the North Island, is home to Te Papa Tongarewa, the expansive national museum. Wellington’s dramatic Mt. Victoria, along with the South Island’s Fiordland and Southern Lakes, stood in for mythical Middle Earth in Peter Jackson’s "Lord of the Rings" films.

Holly Neurotoxins In The Home!

Shocking Neurotoxins: Pollutants We Didn't Know That Are Killing Our Home

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10 Statistics you want to know. 

So there I was riding along in the Van enjoying my vacation away from the cruise ships. Then all of a sudden I get this wiff of that purple cleaner that reminds me of my life living in Spain a lifetime ago. 

It was the kind of smell that stops you in your tracks, blinds you and has you holding your breath, dying of suffocation and grasping for air as you run about a block down the road. 

You know that feeling right? 

Let me tell you something. I'm not a scientist or some know it all but I know this much, when I worked on Yachts I sure the hell didn't use any of those toxic chemicals. We learn in Chief Stewardess school, cleaning with toxins is not cleaning. I'm learning every day how much of these chemicals are killing us in our own home.

Check this out:

kid's these days have chemical exposures from birth that their parents didn't have until they were adults.  Now that children are exposed to toxins at an earlier age than adults, there is more of a chance to develop a disease like cancer. 

Every heard of Formaldehyde?  A total cancer-causing agent that damages the body's neurological connectors.  

Every day more chemicals have been introduced into our environment in the last 20 years. 

For example, bleach can cause suffocation and most of us have used bleach to 'Clean'. There is more. 

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Looks at these wild numbers.

  1. 150 chemicals in the home are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological disorders. 
  2. Out of 2,435 pesticide poisoning in a one year period, over 40% were due to exposure to disinfectants and similar cleaning products in the home.
  3. Most Laundry detergent contains a substance (NTA) that we may anticipate to be a carcinogen. 
  4. 884 chemicals found in personal care products are toxic
  5. 146 chemicals found in personal care cause tumors
  6. 218 chemicals cause reproductive complications
  7. 314 cause biological mutation
  8. Liquid dish soap is the leading cause of poisoning in the home for children under the age of six because they contain formaldehyde and ammonia.
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Infants, toddlers, chronically ill and the Elderly are affected by indoor chemical concentration because their spend more time indoors and their immune system is weaker. 

There are some great recipes on how to make your own cleaning products. I have a lot of success with Dr. Bronner's soap, vinegar or alcohol as my base and essential oils. 

Want to learn how to use essential oils to help lessen the toxic load and get more improved results with a better scent?

Let's talk about it. 

Using essential oils is easy, fun and the number one way to save a lot of money. 

and lets create a toxic free home for you. 

 

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Source: https://www.google.com/amp/s/bestofmotherearth2012.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/household-toxins-facts-and-statistics/amp/

 

Two Ways to Find Stability & Balanced Mental Health

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Feeling a little anxious from time to time? 

Sometimes feeling little a down can change how we want to continue with the day.

College students are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Everywhere you turn these days, it seems, people are struggling with their mental health. I find that I need to do something about it. 

Nearly one in five (19 percent) U.S. adults experience some form of mental illness

One in 24 (4.1 percent) has a serious mental illness

One in 12 (8.5 percent) has a substance use disorder

Mental illness is treatable with Chinese Medicine and essential oils can support any existing practices you are currently using. 

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, emotional strains can cause Liver Qi Stagnation, which can attack the Spleen hampering the production of Qi and Blood.  This lack of Qi and Blood fails to properly nourish the Heart and Mind and causes depression. Liver Qi Stagnation can also easily cause Blood stasis, which also leads to a failure to properly nourish the Heart and Mind and causes depression.

When noticing that my patients feel anxious Balance essential oil blend help promote a feeling of calm and collectedness.  

If I'm in a rush and have a big day ahead of me I use essential oils to help me relax my mind along with a meditative practice that I learned from my coach Ami at Self Discovery Life Mastery

I feel grounded and focused when I use Balance essential oil topically just before get into my positive mental awareness state. 
 

If you like to get this oil you can get this oil here

Would you like a lifestyle consultation and learn how to use these oils to transform and live a healthier life? 

I invite you to a complementary lifestyle consultation. You can book that by contacting me on my website here. 

Living Deliberately on Purpose

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oday I write from my amazing cabin en route to Alaska. After four days at sea we learned that Nicaragua is in civil unrest. Our schedule port day has turned into another day at sea.

After a spin class I felt the desire to offer my thoughts and reflection on this deliberate life I’m learning how to create while listing to Tony Robins 2018 UPW playlist. Thinking back on a conversation I had with a guest earlier this week, I’m often asked how have I done so many things in my life yet be so young?

 

I smile and reply by saying, ‘My passion to transform other human being’s lives transcend through my curiosity to have many life’s experiences’.

 

I continued to share, you know I’m forty years old this year. I sometimes feel like I’m behind. So many younger humans are growing much faster than I. Then I asked,

 

‘what is being forty years old like?’ To my one guest full of wisdom and curiosity at the same time.

 

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He’s reply surprised me and set me off in a gaze into the view from my life size panoramic treatment room window.


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Most times my guest have this curiosity about Chinese Medicine. This guest in particular appeared to be a messenger and shared these incredible words of wisdom.

 

St. Thomas Lilika Effect On Green Smoothie Crazies Like Me

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Of all the places I’ve traveled this contract St. Thomas is the winning port. My heart lives here, It’s a little bit of home on an island. One of my favorite place's to visit is  Yacht Haven Grande and this little smoothie bar called Lilika Juice Bar not too far from the cruise ships. Now everyone raves about Barefoot Buddha, it’s a great place to get food but it’s always so busy, packed, wall to wall busy. I've spent a lot of money in their one of a kind boutique. To be outside with a healthy drink in hand next to the water, that's my kind of afternoon. 

Any place near yachts is classy to begin with.   I feel at home when I run into the National Marine office while seeing yachts I’m familiar with and under the shade in at a place that makes green drinks like I make at home. 

 

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Destiny and I talking about why St. Thomas is so special

The menu has so many options and they even ask your option of a base (water, almond milk, coconut milk etc). I always get half almond milk and water. The last time I was here I had two green drinks and felt so fresh. St. Thomas is one of those ports where I'm waiting at the gangway to be the first one off the ship. 

 

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In a previous blog called, How I Broke The Rules For A Green Smoothie, I shared that staying healthy and making health choices on a ship sometimes require breaking a few rules. 

 

The first thing I look for when I’m off the ship is a place where I can add boosters like chia seeds, dates, bee pollen and flax seeds. Ingredients that most people might roll their eyes at but then fall on the floor when I tell them my age. 

 

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Ben and I soaking in the sun after some vegan food and a green drink

If you are in St. Thomas stop by Lilika in Yacht Haven Grand and pick up one of their green drinks. You will feel  energized, accomplished and completely satisfied. 

 

 

 

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Who wouldn't want to hang out here? 

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