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PATCH ME UP – DOC!

PATCH ME UP - DOC!

I already know about Voxx Socks and their new wearable good health technology, but I wasn’t familiar with the other products at VoxxLife.  Jay Dhaliwal – Founder and CEO of VoxxLife has built his business on the concept of “reason for being.”  For years he has been searching for ways to help his Mom, who had been diagnosed with M.S.  The health care solutions available were focused either on drugs or electrical stimulation, which weren’t always effective.  (http://love2yourfeet.com)

During a breakthrough meeting of the minds with Mr. Dhaliwal and neuroscientists,  realized they should research how our bodies respond to neural stimulation.  A second breakthrough found in research done by Dr. C.J. Griffin in 1964 led to the discovery of how brainstem homeostasis leads to improvement on overall brain function.  

The team created a “vibro-tactile” pattern that could activate skin receptors to trigger neural responses and this pattern was first used in Voxx socks.

The team has now discovered patterns that can be used to assist us in other ways.  Mr. Dhaliwal realized that the possibilities are endless so has  added more products for our health in the form of a skin patch that allows the pattern to assist with physiological homeostasis (balance) in our brainstem.

VOXXLIFE NEUROVAX PATCH

The NeuroVax patch works hard to improve our immune systems by helping connect our neural reflexes and immune responses to work together. This brings us back to homeostasis.  By dealing with the central nervous system in the brain, they create the wanted effect in the body.   Having a better communication loop between our neural reflexes and immune responses,  can lead to a more robust immune system.

HPT (HUMAN PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY PATCH

This patch helps the central nervous system within the brain reach homeostasis.  Healthy body – better wellness!  The Harmony Neuropatch helps with daily activities and improves quality of life.  Users notice an improved posture and dramatic gait improvement which allows far better balance, healing and recovery.

VOXXLIFE REM PATCH

This particular patch from VoxxLife intrigued me the most.  I had done my homework and found that the patch was to work by helping the parts of the brain responsible for sleep through the neuro-patterning on the patch.  I have tried many, many so called sleep aids including diet, exercise and OTC drugs.  My pattern rarely varied from a total sleep time of 3-4 hours nightly and I had been looking and looking
to no avail. 

Then I met Kara-Lyn of Love 2 Your Feet.  Kara and I had discussed the VoxxLife socks, insoles and a knee brace that use similar technology.  I was lamenting about not sleeping well enough to recover fully from recent hip surgery, when she told me about the VoxxLife REM patch.  She said that I would be quite surprised, armed me with a patch and explained how to use it.

Well, waiting for the weekend, and a chance to just let sleep happen; I used the patch the following Saturday night.  Something very incredible happened.  No drugs, no alcohol, just this patch and a tired person headed to bed to wake up 9 hours later.  9 Hours!!  I had never yet, in my life, slept 9 hours.  Now,  I didn’t wake up groggy or dull.  I was refreshed and ready to take on the day.  I know that was only one trial, but I’m impressed enough to be making a purchase of the patches.  Even if I don’t use them every evening, I think that the extra rest I could get will go far to creating a healthier me.

For more information on the patches call Kara-Lyn Palmer at (705) 446-5566, or visit her website link at https://www.voxxlife.com/klp.  You’ll be in better health for doing so.

CHRISTMAS, COVID & KIDS

CHRISTMAS, COVID & KIDS

‘Tis soon the season to celebrate Christmas, but COVID is changing many of our traditions this year.  When it comes to family time, it may be best to preplan the holidays a bit more this time around.  As adults, there’s a very strong desire to fight change, and the kids in our lives feel our anxieties.

I spoke to Angel Powers of Mainstream Therapy today about how we can create a different yet meaningful Christmas this year.(https://mainstreamtherapy.com)  Angel is a clinical social worker/therapist who has been in the trenches helping so many work through the changes that COVID has been creating.

The first advice Angel gives is to turn negative thoughts into positive ones.  We can only think one way at a time and should always work at keeping everyone on the right track.  In Angel’s words; “Where focus goes – energy flows…if we’re constantly focusing on what’s missing and how disconnected we are, we’ll amplify those feelings.  Instead, if we focus on reframing the way we look at connectedness, we can turn a negative into a positive.  For instance, if I close my eyes and imagine I’m walking to the fridge to get a lemon, imagine that I’m cutting and smelling the lemon, even biting into it I will always salivate.  The reality is that our brains don’t know if we’re imaging the lemon or actually eating it…perhaps this could be a key component to helping fill the void of disconnectedness.”

She asks everyone to create new family traditions that can replace not being able to gather in our larger family groups this year.  Keeping close to home there are still wonderful activities to do as a family.  Angel has given us a few ideas, but we’d love to hear from you as well.  Share your ideas in the comment section…your thoughts may help someone in a difficult time!

Ideas from Angel

  1.  Take a walk through some of Barrie’s beautiful trails – taking pictures.  We are blessed with a wide variety of trails limiting no one.
  2. Take a drive as a family to check out the Christmas Lights. (Maybe even open your windows and sing carols as you go…could be fun!)
  3. On the East Coast, they call this “Mummering” – visiting neighbours to sing, play music or act silly – only because of COVID you’ll need to stay outside.
  4. Set up a “minute to win it” afternoon or evening.  The short games can be hilariously funny with little to no cost.  If you’re not sure of the games, search online, there are great ideas to be found.
  5. Start a Christmas movie tradition during the holidays.  The memories made watching movies as a family can last a lifetime.
  6. Create stories and relive funny Christmas memories.  We all have one or two of those.  You might be tickled pink at what wee ones come up with!
  7. Put away the electronics for an evening and drag out the board games -Who remembers the last time you played Risk?
  8. At the times you would have been together with other family and friends, arrange to get together via Face time or Zoom.  The seniors in your life may really appreciate that.

Most of all remember, Love has no bounds – focus on that.”  Keeping your thoughts on togetherness and closeness will help everyone to make this a Christmas to remember in a great way!

THE ANCIENT ARTS OF HEALING – JEEVANAYA WELLNESS

The definition of Reiki is spiritual or Universal energy.  The word Reiki is used to describe a hands-on (or distance) channeling of energy to promote well-being.  Reiki has been used for centuries to support the body’s natural balancing of energies.  The practice can help alleviate many physical and emotional issues by assisting the healing process.  At Jeevanaya Wellness Centre, (https://jeevanayawellness.com) your Practioner works with your Prana (energy).  They are trained to be able to channel the proper amount of energy to where it’s needed within you.  In some ways Reiki could be described as an internal air and ether – something that you can’t see, but can feel.

Using Reiki as a part of your Holistic health care can influence body, mind, spirit and emotions.  These influences often happen simultaneously.  Positive effects are found mainly in four areas:  acute/chronic pain, pain and well being during cancer treatment, stress, anxiety and depression.  During your Reiki visit you will be in a very peaceful room, lying fully clothed, comfortably on a table.  Your Practioner will place their hands lightly on or over specific areas of your head, limbs and torso.  During this time the Practioner hands often become warm and tingle.  Their hands are held there until they sense that the energy has completed flowing.  Then they move to a different area.  Clients feel a release of stress and they go into a deep relaxation which takes the body into self-healing mode.  Book you Reiki appontments at:  https://jeevanwellness.as.me/reiki

For Couple’s Reiki special for the month of November and December, click here:  https://jeevanwellness.as.me/couplereiki  

30 minutes of Reiki PLUS 30 minutes of Reflexology:  https://jevanwellness.as.me/reikirx

REFLEXOLOGY

Reflexology is an ancient therapeutic process which understands that we have reflexes in our feet that connect to glands and organs within our bodies known to relieve tension, improve circulation and support the body to function properly.  The practice of Reflexology helps to manage pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress as well as hormonal and  digestive issues.  The effects of the treatment are uniquely different for each person.  A session begins with a brief health history and explanation of the treatment.  You’ll be asked to lay on the table – fully clothed, without socks, on a massage table in a comfortable position.  The Practioner’s trained hands will detect and tiny deposits and imbalances that they’ll work on to release blockages.  This is one of the safest and least invasive therapeutic practices of all.  Your session will last for 60  minutes and all points on both sides of the body will be stimulated through acupressure points through the feet.  Clients find reduced stress, improved relaxation, released tension, decreased pain along with increased  mobility.  

BOOK YOUR SESSIONS AT JEEVANAYA WELLNESS CENTRE SOON...

                                                                         There are specials (https://jeevanwellness.as.me/) available now!                                                                  https://jeevanwellness.as.me/seniorspecial  Special fee for seniors who will commit to at least twice a month Reflexology sessions.  https://jeevanwellness.as.me/registerdrx  Registered Reflexology regular fee. Receips for insurance issued (check with your insurance company)                                                                                                                                                                                   https://jeevanwellness.as.me/reflexologynovdec  November and December 2020 Specials

MOTIVATION THROUGH MOVEMENT – Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts

MOTIVATION THROUGH MOVEMENT - Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts

How would you like to study martial arts in a semi-private  setting within a community that works towards bettering the body, bettering the mind and bettering the spirit through martial arts?

 Martial arts are an incredible form of self defense fitness that promotes self-control, focus, respect and confidence.  Whether you’re three or sixty years old these are great abilities to continously work on.

I discussed the programs available at Mac Tire Ban Martial Arts with Sensie Nicole Welsh.  The decision to have the smaller, more intimate class sizes has given much more personalized attention to each student.  Whenever possible, the Sensies like to take their classes outdoors into a more realistic practise environment.  Doing so in the smaller classes also allows a more tailored learning experience.  This really stops anyone from falling through the cracks.

                        Even though the classes are  taught in the Bolton home, it’s a very professional Dojo.  The Dojo motto says it all:                                   “Motivation through Movement.”      

The family offers a very holistic approach with their curriculum which benefits mental and physical character building traits.  The styles of martial arts currently taught are Kempo Karate grappling and self defense.  However, the family has a very strong belief in family values and stresses that they have fitness classes in other disciplines as well.  At present they’re offering Cardio Kickboxing and Jungshin Fitness.

The Dojo is also the home of Ladies Performing Fan Team, which is a creative martial arts team using folding fans with martial movement.  If that’s not yet tickling your fancy ladies, you can also sign up for Cairo’s Jewels Belly Dance lessons!  One way or another the Bolton Family will truly help you find “Motivation through Movement.”

THE DOJO CHANT SAYS IT ALL:

Move to better the body!

Move to better the mind!

Move to better the spirit!

One student at a time.

 

For more information email: [email protected] or phone (705) 795 3422.  You’ll be so happy that you did!

YOU’RE NOT ALONE – EMPOWER YOURSELF

YOU'RE NOT ALONE - EMPOWER YOURSELF

Remember that Autism can be found in all ethnic groups, cultures, races and genders.  The numbers have risen because of new research information that allows a better chance of diagnoses.   That, however creates a larger demand on healthcare, education and social service systems.

In 2016, the Ontario Government put together the Ontario Autism Program – to help people have a no fee access to “Service Navigators”.  This allows everyone to gain access to the programs  that research has proven will work in their individual case.  It also allows families understand the services that are available for purchase with their “Childhood Budgets” and in some cases Interim One-Time Funding.

Autism Ontario has lots of info on a wide variety of programs…so please, remember….YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

If you’re in Simcoe County contact:  Simcoe County Autism Ontario at (705) 252-7429 and ask about being referred to a Service Navigator.

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