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Integrative Health

Ideas and concepts about combining Complementary and Alternative Health with Modern Biomedicine.



Benefits of Reiki

Reiki works on different levels the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual enhancing everything in life. Reiki is not only one of the oldest healing systems in use, it is also one of the most versatile. This ancient Eastern method of healing uses energy to balance the body and mind, and its benefits can be felt by both Reiki practitioners and their clients. In fact, Reiki is believed to improve just about any aspect of life, from physical health to emotional well-being to stress reduction and mental clarity. Reiki techniques are used to heal the body, mind and the spirit. It has been proven that Reiki can help people suffering from various major and minor ailments. It is often used as a complementary conventional therapy in a number of hospitals today. 

It complements and enhances the health care the patient receives in the hospital or from other health care providers. Reiki has not only helped patients with physical ailments but also helped those with minor psychological problems as well. One of the greatest Reiki healing health benefits is stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the bodies natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. Reiki helps bring about inner peace and harmony, it can be valuable tool in the quest for spiritual growth. Reiki can also strengthened and heal personal relationships. Reiki can heal mental and emotional wounds, work through dysfunction and create a new found closeness and intimacy. Because Reiki enhances your capability to love, it can open you up to the people around you and help your relationships grow. Deep personal connections, by improving your capacity for empathy, Reiki allows you to connect with people on a deeper level.

Reiki can be felt on several levels from physical healing to inner peace to improved relationships. Reiki can be an effective way to treat immediate problems, such as physical or mental illness, but regular treatments can also improve overall health. By helping to maintain a state of physical and emotional balance, Reiki can not only treat problems, but perhaps even prevent them from ever developing.

Reiki also balances the mind and emotions. Regular Reiki treatments can bring about a calmer and more peaceful state of being, in which a person is better able to cope with everyday stress. This mental balance also enhances learning, memory and mental clarity. In more severe situations, Reiki can help alleviate mood swings, fear, frustration and even anger.

Reiki relieves pain.
Reiki calms. It reduces stress, and provides deep relaxation, comfort & peace.
Reiki boots and improves the immune system.
Reiki offers relief during emotional distress and sorrow. Reiki helps in the grieving process. It cleans and clears the emotions from being so draining and offers perspective.
Reiki brings spiritual clarity.
Reiki Improves the confidence level and the esteem of the client.
Reiki can improve good blood circulation and stop small bleeding.
Reiki can cleanse organs ( heart, liver, kidneys, spleen, gall bladder, lungs).
Reiki is safe to treat symptoms of imbalance: chronic and acute conditions, stress related disorders, conditions related to sinus, menopause, migraine, cystitis, asthma, chronic fatigue, arthritis, back, sciatica, insomnia and depression - to name a few.
Reiki speeds up recovery from surgery or long-term illness. As it helps in adjusting to medicine/treatment, it also tends to reduce side-effects. For example, Chemo-therapy patients who received Reiki noticed a marked decrease in side effects from treatment.
Reiki is for everyone: it heals adults, babies, toddlers, children, elderly and pets.
Reiki for pets, pets may be helped in recovery from illness, stress, trauma, and separation anxiety.
Reiki purifies environments.
Reiki helps athletes heal from injury faster and perform.
Reiki It increases energy levels.
Reiki It reduces stress and relives stress as well.
Reiki It helps a client in the grieving process.
Reiki Promotes creativity.
Reiki accelerates the bodies self-healing abilities
Reiki aids in better sleep


Crystal Tones┬« Singing Bowls

Every thing has movement can also be considered to have a vibration.  Both and a larger scale down to the molecule levels, from the general body level to the epigenetic level of the body. When the body is in a state of being in dis-ease or of ease the vibration of the body’s energetic level are not only at its optimal levels but also de-harmonized with each other. Sound Healing focuses to bring how the body energetic vibrates better so that the body can function better with ease.


How do bowls work?

There are different kinds of bowls. Crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls and Alchemy bowls. 

If you can think of the crystal in the crystal bowls, crystals are fossilized water formed when water combines with Silica sand under certain condition of pressure, temperature and energy become quartz crystal. Quartz crystal can amplify, transform, store, focus and transfer energy. We find this in microphones, radio, television equipment, laser tools and computer to name a few. Our bodies are crystalline in structure too, water combined with some thing else.

The good bowls are made from 99.992% of pure crushed quartz and heated to about 4000 degrees in a centrifugal mold. The size of the bowl does not necessarily determine its note, although the larger bowls tend to sound in the lower octaves and notes by nature. Generally the notes C, D, E, F, A, B correspond to the body’s energy centers. Bowls can be played together for a synergistic effect.

Gemstone bowls have other kinds of gemstones like citrine added to the quartz and generally has thinner walls compared to the “frosted” bowls or “ clear” bowls. Thus making their tone clearer and more refined. Tibetan bowls are made of different kinds of metals and are made with a hammer or some kind of tool that shapes it. 


CrystalTones is the creator of the original Alchemy Series Crystal Singing Bowls, where the unique qualities and energies of the precious gemstones, metals and minerals are incorporated in the crystalline structure to form a radiant new entity which supports meditation, healing, spiritual growth and connection with our Higher Self. Alchemy Series Crystal Singing Bowls are proudly made in the USA with a unique, patented manufacturing process which is available only with our bowls. This process makes our bowls strong and incredibly pure in tone. *can be pricey which is determined by size, minerals and how many minerals, note of the bowl*

Need  to see and hear your bowl before you decided on it? Not sure which bowl is right for you? Are photos on a website just not enough? Meet your new crystal singing bowl(s) - via Skype! Fill out this simple form to request your free session today!

They do offer less expensive clear and frosted crystal singing bowls as well. ~ (800) 358-9492 



Music in Hospitals

Doctors at a hospital in Istanbul are turning to an unusual form of medicine - music. Music therapy may sound a strange approach to modern medicine but according to doctors at the Memorial hospital in the Turkish capital it is producing results. The man behind the drive is Professor Bingur Sonmez and he has been joined by his colleagues Dr Erol Can and Mehmet Susam in order to revive the traditional Islamic idea of music therapy. Pictured above: Dr Erol Can (centre), plays a yayli tanbur (an Ottoman violin) with Professor Bingur Sonmez (left) holding a flute and Mehmet Susam (right) playing guitar. — withAbdulRahman Yusuf and Moustafa Manoon.

~from Daily Medical Info


The Path OF AWAKENING: Becoming Grounded, Centered and Uplifted with Sound 

An article written by my friend and mentor. I am blessed to have met Rasamayi on my path.

by Rasamayi  Turtuici 

In the course of conducting my sound and spiritual healing sessions, I often recommend that the client enter into regular practice with particular meditations, healing crystals and especially singing bowls. The clients understandably want to know WHY I make the recommendations I do, and I think it is important that they are educated in the intentions and methods of their healing. I similarly want to empower you on your own healing and awakening journey by giving a more thorough explanation of this process, providing you with additional tools and information to pursue the most direct possible route on your path to healing, transformation and service.

With the understanding that the ultimate goal of the human experience and the spiritual path is to AWAKEN to your divine essence – connecting with All That Is and embodying your divine self – in my experience there are three spiritual gifts which are essential to that process: grounding, centering and uplifting. It is essential to understand that these three practices, when perfected, lead automatically to Awakening.

There are many specific tools towards these ends: meditation, yoga, tai chi, chi gong, crystal healing, reiki healing, chakra healing, breathwork exercises, natural medicines and medicinal foodsand of course, sound healing.  Each practice tends to primarily accomplish one of these goals, although any practice when perfected leads to all three. However, sound – as the essence of creation -can focus on any of the three, and even accomplish all three simultaneously.

So what does it mean to be Grounded? Centered? Uplifted?And how do we get there?

grounding music

The essence of grounding is the process of connecting to the Earth.  Shamanic and Earth magic practices are the primary paths which facilitate the grounding process. This in turn facilitates the individual’s capacity to release blocked energy which no longer serves, inviting Divine to transmute it into something which can better serve them and others. Often, the energetic process is similar to the rooting of a tree: the roots connect with Earth, and through that connection, the tree willrelease toxic waste substancesand receive the water and essential nutrients it needs to survive.

In our chakra system, grounding is understood to take place in the second (sacral or sexual) and third (solar plexus) chakras, but especially in the first or root chakra. In connecting with Divine via the root chakra, and especially when we hold this conscious intention, we release old energy to Divine and Divine gives us what we need to be sustained and grow. 


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Modern or Complementary Medicine?



I thought that I'd share a link about Integrative Health. Dr. Meg Jordan has inspired me in so many ways.

Here is a YouTube and write-up about Dr. Meg Jordan by Better Life Coaches.

As a medical anthropologist, Meg Jordan has traveled the world studying how we get sick and how we get well. while she recognizes the usefulness of western medicine, she sees the limits of its "adrenaline based, parts oriented" approach. Her commitment to integrating east and west promises a truly person-based medicine in which the patient is an active participant and the goal is wellness rather than cure. Dr. Meg Jordan's research reveals: What we can learn about health from other cultures; How a "placebo" can have true healing impact; How to integrate healing practices in your own life; The strong points of specific alternative approaches.

Registered nurse, Ph.D., editor of American Fitness magazine, and radio's "Global Medicine Hunter," Meg Jordan recognizes no boundaries in her quest to expand ideas about medicine and health. From wisdom traditions and alternative practice to high-tech pulsed magnetic field (PMF) for wound healing, her only criterion is "does it work?" and "how does it fit an integrated concept of medicine?"