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VIDEO: How To Have A Radiant Complexion With Acupuncture And Reiki

I often get the question, “Your skin looks great! What do you do for it?” Although most people expect me to rattle off a myriad of skin care products (and believe me, the right skin care can really make a difference!), it’s really what you feed your Body, Mind, and Spirit that makes you glow […]

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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 […]

Are You Receiving A Sign? 10 Ways To Know When The Universe Is Trying To Tell You Something

My patients often wonder if what they’re experiencing is coincidence, or a sign from the Universe. Can you tell the difference? There are no coincidences. But, many of us chalk things up to serendipity, good luck, bad luck, or some other randomness. But, what I’ve learned from the Universe is that it never works randomly, and […]

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 […]

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Dairy-Free Basil Cilantro Pesto: A Recipe For Detoxifying, Strengthening, and Anti-Inflammation

Having a healthy Spleen, in Chinese Medicine, is the basis of a great digestive system. The Spleen’s job is to move and transport the food, distributing its essence to all parts of the body. I talk about this more in my previous post, “Techniques To Digesting Food, And Life, More Fully“. And, part of supporting 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 […]