Eastern Approach to Love

This week has been an incredible day at sea. We are on an Irish charter but most of my guest are American. Except for this one special lady. 

 

She came into my wonderful office at sea with bright eyes and curiosity about how to treat her leg pain. I see leg pain daily, nothing unusual. Infact its the most common condition I see in my field. Within about three days the issue is resolved.  

Our first treatment together was successful, however something strange happened in the moment of her second treatment with me. She was in tears on the table, sobbing. She wasn’t crying because she was in pain. It was a different kind of cry. Something deeper, more emotional. 

I quicky checked my schedule for my next guest and ran back to attend to my guest needs.

 

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I asked, what else is going on. She replied,  

“My husband passed seven months ago. Its strange that I am having a breakdown because I’ve been holding everything together.” 

The body has a funny way of dealing with pain. Infact emotional pain pierces through our physical body and affects The musculoskeletal system. It was clear that moving the physical pain triggered emotional pain. This is the best thing that could happen in a treatment and my guest agreed. 

I love how eastern medicine approaches the body mind and spirit and one entity. They are not seprate but one in the same. 

Healing begins with healing the heart. After I had quickly removed the needles I addresses a new protocol, guided my guest through a breathing meditation.  

Acupuncture pierces the heart, the soul and heals the body in such an elloquent way. With love kindness and hope, when western medicine over medicates us with pills to cover up the pain. 

No matter where we come from, how long the journey or how hard we fall, our soul our spirit needs love just as much as the human living in it.

 

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I know how muscle tension and discomfort can just wreck one's day. 

I realize that not everyone is ok with needles. That's why there's something for everyone. 

While I was out in LA I really got serious about this RADRoller tool that not only allows one to get deeper into their yoga practice, but it also helps ease muscle tension without using needles.

Developed by an Athlete, I was really surprised about how well thought out this Acupuncture style like concept developed. After all it wasn't create just for Acupuncturist or even by an Acupuncturist. It was created to improve range of motion, massage muscle tension and so much more. 

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Julie Wu, short acupuncturist / yogi grabbed my attention. She's this little go getter, articulating anatomical articulation like a pro.

I literally felt I met my mirror image. I met Julie Wu at the LA Yoga Expo and right away I knew that RAD would serve individuals around the world. 

I use all the tools. My most favorite is the Helix roller. It's easy to roll on my back and hit all those back UB points that become tense from standing for hours a day. 

Since my new addiction, I've incorporated the RADrollers into my yoga practice.

My students, oh my students, they love the little massage that comes with this bad boy. Child's pose will never be the same again.  

The raddest thing about Acupuncture is that you don't even have to get needled all the time. 

There's quite a selection of tools. (affiliate link) All of them are easy to travel with. 

 

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Getting into Acupuncture point LU1 point  by putting the green ball under my shoulder. LU1 is treats obstructed lungs. Rarely needled but totally a point worth rolling around on.

After all that rolling around I add a little soothing essential oils for muscle tension after practice.  

This won't be the last time you'll see me talking about this rad tool. Check out their whole collection. I'm in love for sure! 

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