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10 Signs That You’re Burned Out And What You Can Do About It

Our society glorifies busy. It gives high fives to those who burn themselves out in the name of good work ethic, showing up for the team, or proving allegiance to their colleagues. Sure, sometimes there may be a special project that needs our undivided attention for a certain span of time. And, sometimes there’s a certain […]

How Listening to Your Heart Creates Physical Wellness on MindBodyGreen

People often wonder if there’s a connection between how their physical body feels, and how their emotional body feels. In fact, they are often deeply intertwined! How often have you felt lingering or chronic pain, that quickly affected your lifestyle choices, and soon affected your mood and perception of life? I explore this Mind-Body connection in […]

What NOT To Do After Your Acupuncture Or Reiki Session: Keeping Your Zen Post-Treatment

So, you’ve gone and made the leap into self-care. And, among other things, you’ve treated yourself to a luscious Acupuncture or Reiki session. Congratulations! You absolutely rock. No matter how big or how little the benefit you’ve already received from your Acupuncture or Reiki treatment is, you’ve started the healing process, as well as given […]

September 29, 2015 Acupuncture, Healing, Reiki | 9 Comments

5 Signs You Are Holding Onto The Toxins Of Others And What You Can Do About It

There are many ways that our physical health reflects the health of our energy selves. The two are intertwined, which is why treating the whole self – Body, Mind, and Spirit – is tantamount to true, deep healing. I see the energy and physical imbalances as they manifest in my patients each week – the back strain after the loss of […]

7 Ways To Create More Pleasure In Your Life And Have A Happier Sacral Chakra

Internal work. Cultivating the Inner Sanctum. Breaking old patterns and creating new ones. Bringing sacredness into your everyday. Working out. Kicking butt at your career. Being a wonderful provider for your family. All these things are so necessary! And, oftentimes, rewarding. However, one thing I’ve been noticing is that people are losing sight of the […]

Why We Carry Trauma In Our Bodies, And How To Heal It

Why does Acupuncture and Reiki work, in ways that Western Medicine does not? That’s a loaded question, and one that some would consider controversial. But, the explanation is simple – because Acupuncture and Reiki are healing modalities treat the whole body. It considers that not only is there a disorder in the physical body; but, […]

VIDEO: My Healing Journey And Why I Became A Healer

I’m so excited to bring you the first of a monthly limited video series that I’ve been creating just for you! It’s called, “My Healing Journey: Why I Became A Healer”. The first few videos on the Alcantara Acupuncture & Healing Arts YouTube channel were on Acupuncture and Reiki. In case you’d missed them, please check […]

How Acupuncture Relieves Your Pain And Inflammation

“If there is free flow, there is no pain, If there is pain, there is no free flow.” – Traditional Chinese Medicine axiom As a Licensed Acupuncturist, I treat numerous cases of pain issues in my private practice, including, but not limited to: back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, and knee pain. Unfortunately, the list of physical pain we […]

Top 5 Ways To Quickly And Easily Clear Your Personal Energy

What is your personal energy? Your personal energy is your Etheric Body, and takes the same shape of your Physical Body, extending outwards from it. The first auric layer of the Etheric Body extends about one foot from the Physical Body. The second layer extends past the Physical Body at about three or more feet […]

My Top 8 Books On Acupuncture, Reiki, And Intuition For Newbies

“Do you have any good books you can recommend if I’d like to learn more about Acupuncture?” “What are some good books on Reiki?” “Is there anything I can read to learn how to develop my intuition?” These are questions I am often asked by my patients. And, it’s usually following an Acupuncture or Reiki treatment, when […]