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ELM Maine Essential Happenings January 2019
Vein Healthcare Center
  • Beat The Winter Blues with EFT Tapping

    Life naturally slows down in winter. The days grow shorter, light becomes scarce, and we respond by planting ourselves in front of the television or hiding under the covers to stay warm. How do you know when a seasonal slump is a more serious problem? Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a category of depression that emerges in particular seasons of the year. Most people notice SAD symptoms starting in the fall and increasing during the winter months, but a few people experience a spring/summer version. Let’s take a look at some common questions you might have about this disorder....

  • Compression: The Not-So-Secret Weapon of Vein Specialists

    The best board-certified vein specialists are always looking for innovative ways to treat patients’ vein disease at the source of the problem. Minimally invasive treatments such as endovenous laser ablation (EVLA) and sclerotherapy have been joined by newer procedures, including mechanico-chemical ablation, and cyanocryalate adhesives. We often turn to a tried and true technology to help patients manage their vein symptoms: compression. The Basics Graduated compression stockings can prevent vein problems from occurring, relieve symptoms, and decrease the likelihood of a blood clot. Patients frequently report that their symptoms are significantly improved, if not completely alleviated, while wearing compression....

  • 5 Steps to Physical and Energetic Health

    When it comes to taking caring of our health, most people think of caring for our physical body through a healthy diet and exercise. We are all made up of pure energy, however the densest form of this energy appears to us as a physical body. Radiating out of this physical form are different levels of energy bodies, and they too need proper care and treatment. It is proven that diet and exercise are essential for our physical bodies to thrive and function optimally. These same things also nourish our energetic bodies as well. The energy body, which is...

  • In All Things, Give Thanks

    The holidays are officially over, but the beginning of the New Year can be a difficult time for some people because seeing what others have is a reminder of what they have lost. There is a Yiddish proverb that goes, “If you can’t be grateful for what you have received, then be thankful for what you have been spared” and I see this everyday with everyone that I encounter. When I share my personal story with people, it puts their journey into perspective. Sometimes just validating what someone else is going through (or has been through) is enough to...

  • Exploring Infertility with Shamanic or Hypnotic Regressive Techniques

    In my professional practice and personal relationships, I’ve witnessed the heartbreak that women, men and couples endure due to infertility. Sometimes there is a medical explanation for the inability to conceive or to carry and birth a healthy baby; sometimes there is none. Women are the child-bearers, but men can also carry emotions which may impair conception. In some cases, the individual or couple is told that they should be able to conceive without issue. When conception seems elusive or medical intervention produces no results, I am asked to present unconventional options. In some cases, hypnotic regression is chosen...

  • Was That a Spiritual Set-up?

    When I first began my spiritual journey, I declared that my spiritual mantra was, “Bring it On!”. This has resulted in a spiritual journey with many wonderful miracles and many difficult healing moments. It seemed like each time that I wanted to go deeper on the journey, the Divine would come in with what some might call a “test” to see if I was ready. Recently, a client told me about a series of experiences in her life that impacted her down to her very core. Her sharing included unbelievable moments that could have come right out of a...

  • Reprogram Your “Subconscious Software”

    Think of yourself as a computer without an operating system. This may be hard to imagine but it’s how every person on the planet arrives at birth. From the last trimester of pregnancy through age 7, our brains function in Theta waves, a hypnotic state that allows us to download our family’s behaviors, moods, reactions, stresses, patterns, and core beliefs as truth. These truths are downloaded into our subconscious mind and become our “software package.” Our minds are programmed to download every signal that our families, teachers, friends and experiences present to us as truth. We don’t question the...

  • Mistletoe Therapy in Cancer Care

    Mistletoe therapy is a complimentary cancer therapy utilizing a water extract of the mistletoe leaf and berry. Mistletoe is the common name for a family of semi-parasitic plants containing over 1000 species. The scientific name for the plant family is Viscum. The species of Viscum shown to have benefit in the setting of cancer is album or Viscum album; named for the white berry produced by this species. For centuries, mistletoe has been used to address various health conditions. The Druids used mistletoe both medicinally and ritually, considering it sacred because it grew high in the trees, suspended between...