Morning sickness…. It can be a vague feeling of nausea at the start of the pregnancy or being physically sick several times a day. It can disappear after the famous 12 weeks mark or it can go on for months afterwards, up to 20 weeks, sometimes for even longer.
It turned out to be one of the best decisions I had made as far as pregnancy care was concerned. The acupressurist in wandsworth I had visited was also an herbalist. Not only was she able to control my nausea and vomiting with acupuncture treatments, but she was also able to provide me with herbal remedies that allowed me to control my symptoms on my own.
I’ve written about the value of ART many times. I’ve seen it clear up a number of nagging injuries in a single session. It can restore function, reduce (and even eliminate) pain, significantly improve flexibility (i.e. range of motion) and strength in just one session. In fact, it can even increase muscle mass. Bill is one of the best ART practitioners in Toronto.
There are so many tools in Spencer’s toolbox, but one that is very interesting involves earth-free electron transfer, which is a way to connect to the earth and recover. It’s like magic really – tension in the system instantly normalizes as it restores natural cortisol rhythms and decreases the inflammatory response.
So how can we apply some effective restoration methods such as contrast showers, stretching, soft tissue work, salt baths, electronic muscle stimulation, and massage in our everyday life. Well, here’s the way I personally do it.
Picture Tate (a very big guy) and I (not quite as big!) jumping from an 8-foot deep Jacuzzi with handle bars on the side to hold you up (this allowed for complete submersion as well as decompression of the spine) to a swimming pool where we did a few laps. Might not sound like a big deal but consider that the Jacuzzi was set at 110 degrees Fahrenheit (yes you read that right) and the pool at 62 degrees Fahrenheit (in the winter, Siff used to get his athletes to roll in the snow!) Talk about contrast! And this was all done after midnight. Needless to say, we slept like babies that night!
The sleep homeostat “functions like a drive that builds up during wakefulness in pretty much a linear fashion and is discharged when you sleep…The homeostatic pressure to sleep depends not only on how long you are awake but on how active you are while awake.” (Marano, 2003) Two of the best methods to influence the sleep homeostat involve exercise and heating the body such as by taking a warm bath before bedtime.
The most important thing for anyone trying to get out of pain, is to be well informed of what each option has to offer. Natural herbal pain relief goes back many centuries and has proven time and time again to have excellent results. Wouldn’t it be wise to at least give it a fair try before jumping to surgery or getting addicted to medication? There is a time for medication and for surgery, but if the problem isn’t life threatening, why not give my herbal formulas at Eastern Essentials a try? Do you want true healing or just to maintain? You could even take a pharmaceutical for the instant result, and take an herbal remedy at the same time for long-term treatment. As long as there are no bad drug-herb interactions.