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How Reiki Can Help Reduce Stress & Anxiety on MindBodyGreen

MindBodyGreen published my article, today, called, “How Reiki Can Help Reduce Stress & Anxiety“, yahoo! I love sharing what I do, especially if it can help others create more quality in their lives. Acupuncture and Reiki are healing modalities that I resonate highly with, and have seen the positive results of, firsthand. I would love […]

My Instagram collage I made earlier this week.

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, […]

"Struggle" by Mark Ingle, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

How To Break Through Fear And More Greatly Align With Your Authentic Self

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.”  ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who […]

On Cutting The Ties That Bind: Cord Cutting 101

When I talk about cord cutting, I’m not speaking about an inaugural ribbon-cutting ceremony at your newest local Walmart! I’m talking about the kind of cord cutting that severs psychic ties, the ties that bind, even when we no longer want to be bound, or if it’s starting to negatively affect our lives. The kind where a […]

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 […]

Original photo "Coconut Tree" by denise narciso, used with permission under CC BY 2.0. Source.

Why I Love Coconut Oil

Some of my favorite memories include drinking, and eating, all things coconut, during trips to the Philippines as a child. Coconut meat, oil, water, and milk. Yummers, all of it! I particularly loved it when coconut was cooked as part of a sauce, such as in dishes like Ginataang Manok (Chicken with Coconut Milk). I also relished desserts […]

June 10, 2015 Healing, Healthy Living | 2 Comments