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Karen St Clair_Touchpoint
  • The Time Is NOW for What, Where, Why and How of Emotional Freedom Techniques

    Wouldn’t it be nice to know a universal self-help technique that brings you peace and calm naturally and has the flexibility of use anytime or anywhere? It’s here for you; Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Tapping. The What? With stress, anxiety and fear swirling at the epicenter of our lives right now, we need a go-to source of peace and calm to get through our own personal hurdles. I’ve been introducing the innumerable benefits of EFT Tapping for the last eight years but never before has it become more important to inform you as readers how to use EFT Tapping...

  • Pitfalls of a Broken System

    A pitfall is a hidden danger or unsuspected difficulty. Often, we are blinded by trust or our desire to just feel better and so we are not really seeing how things are, until we look back. I am speaking from firsthand experience as I had no idea that the medical providers that I was trusting with my health had no idea what I was dealing with, let alone know how to properly treat it. If I had, I might not have lost all that time, all that money and all those dreams. What compounds this brokenness even further is...

  • The Unexpected Benefits of Acupuncture

    When inquiring about acupuncture, there are three main questions that patients ask, “Can it help?”, “Will it hurt?”, and “How does it work?” The answer to the second question, “Will it hurt?” is you may feel a light prick or you may feel nothing at all. Different areas of the body have different levels of sensitivity. The answer to the third question, “How does it work?” can also be explained simply by describing the concept of Qi and how acupuncture facilitates healing by opening channels of blocked energy in the body. The third question, “Can it help?” is the...

  • Is it Normal to Feel Sore After a Massage?

    Generally, people who seek out alternative healing methods such as massage and body-work, expect to feel better, not worse, after receiving treatment. Most intend on feeling highly energized and rejuvenated following a massage. However, typically this is not the case for most people. Depending on a person’s physical and mental health as well as the type of body-work received, a person can feel achy, sore, and tired after a session. Although post-massage soreness is normal, there is a distinct difference between therapeutic or healthy pain compared to injurious or unhealthy pain associated with body-work. Therapeutic Pain Versus Injurious Pain...

  • Men: Don’t Wait To Get Help For Vein Problems

    Anatomically, men’s leg veins are no different from women’s leg veins. In fact, looking at ultrasound imaging of a leg, one would be hard-pressed to tell if it belonged to a woman or a man. Venous disease can affect both men and women, yet men tend to present with the worst vein problems, such as leg ulcers (open wounds). Why is this the case? Anecdotally, phlebologists have observed that women tend to get help for their vein issues as soon as they can, while men will often wait until the problem becomes too painful to ignore. The result is,...

  • Respiratory Infections Can Be Treated Naturally

    According to the NIH, lower respiratory infections are a greater burden of disease worldwide than HIV, malaria, cancer and heart attacks. People who suffer from COPD, cystic fibrosis or asthma are especially prone. Treatment can be especially difficult when we don’t even know whether it is a virus, bacterium or fungus that we are battling. To make matters worse, the standard of care in allopathic (western) medicine has us taking pills. This systemic approach has the harmful drugs passing through the entire body and all of the organs while treating an invader that is primarily on the air-side of...

  • A Personal Journey to Boost My Immunity with Nariveda Supplements

    A few months ago, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nirmal Yogi and learning about Nariveda’s Ayurvedic Supplements. Nirmal and his son, Adrian, teamed up together to create their carefully researched and formulated supplements that help people with immunity, stress, cardiovascular health, brain function, aging, bones, joints, and more. After 40+ years of experience as an organic chemist and by being a devout practitioner of Ayurveda, Nirmal developed and formulated Nariveda’s powerful Elixirs. With a healthy amount of divine guidance dovetailed with the innate richness of his Ayurvedic upbringing and reverence for spiritual connection, Nirmal leads the research...

  • The Marvelous Microbiome

    It seems that the microbiome is a term that has been on many health professional’s lips in the past few years. This is not without good reason. The microbiome is composed of bacteria, fungi, and viruses that live within our digestive tract. The gut hosts over 100 trillion microbes in the microbiota. That’s about 10 times as many cells as there are in our entire bodies! We are basically under the control of what lives within us, though we do have the power to make choices about how we feed our microbiome and this, in turn, alters the composition...