Fearing the Worst

Why is it, we always expect things to go badly? Often without any valid reason, our minds jump and attach themselves to the worst possible scenarios. Consider the following examples – Do they sound like you?

You applied for a job that you really want. It’s close to home (only a few minutes walking distance) and great pay. It’s been a week and you still didn’t hear anything. As you check your email obsessively, you figure the application was unsuccessful & you weren’t even shortlisted. (What really happened: Your application is stuck in a pile of several others and hasn’t been looked at yet due to the person selecting, being off sick. 


Your only child leaves hone and you’re left alone in a 2 bed house. As most young people do, they fell in love and got married. Because you were very close, you expect phone calls at least 3 times a day. At first, this pretty much happened but over time as you settled into reinventing yourself and your life, the calls evened themselves out. Now your son/daughter calls once every two days. You notice this and start to feel pushed out & unappreciated and get yourself in a terrible state thinking ‘”What if something happens to me? I’d be lying dead for days here and nobody would notice” (What’s really happened)  your son or daughter is getting on with married life which has to take priority. They haven’t forgotten you, on the contrary how could they? you raise them for most of their life? In reality they’re quite happy you’re getting on with your life and feel really comfortable in leaving you to do that. In your mind you went from feeling pushed out and undervalued, to visualising a possible death scenario.

We put ourselves through so much stress, anxiety, and mental anguish because we dwell constantly on the negative aspects of life – what could go wrong & fearing for the future before things have even happened. Many, even find themselves having to resort to anti – depressant medicines because of it. I’ve often wondered why our minds don’t automatically jump to the positive outcomes instead. Why do we always fear the worst?  What are your thoughts on the subject? I’d love to hear them.

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Something about Silence

 There’s something about the silent early morning sky, when a sense of peace comparing to nothing else falls upon the Earth.

Some people find only lonliness in solitude but me!  I find this time of day wonderful – a time to ponder or reflect.  Although I find the chirping and tweeting of the little birds an outstanding melodious orchestra of glorious sound, for a millisecond I must confess my annoyance as it punctuate the silence. 

What are your thoughts on silence? Please share & let’s ponder 😊

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Silence of dawn both captivating & magical

5 Great Reasons to Try Cupping!

Haven’t tried Cupping yet? – Here’s 5 reasons why you should!

  • It’s a great pain reliever

  • It’s quick and you can even fit it into your work break

  • Cupping promotes healthy blood flow

  • It works on a much deeper level than many other treatments

  • It compliments conventional treatments to make them more effective

What is cupping?

Cupping is an alternative therapy thought to have originated in China. Glass or plastic cups are placed on the skin to create suction which can bring about healing with blood flow.  In China, it’s believed the suction from cupping regulates the flow of “qi” or life force in the body. Qi means life force a Chinese word meaning life force. Cupping is believed to have been around since A.D. 281 to 341 & it’s widely used to balance yin and yang (negative and positive) This helps significantly with the body’s resistance to pathogens & its ability to increase blood flow and reduce pain.  Cupping increases blood circulation to the area where the cups are placed, which in turn, can help speed up the healing process. 



The two main categories of cupping performed today are:

* Dry cupping a suction-only method.

* Wet cupping may involve both suction and controlled medicinal bleeding.

Your practitioner, your medical condition, and your preferences will help determine what method is used.

What happens during a cupping treatment?

Depending on which type of cupping you have, the procedure will be slightly different.

 For Dry Cupping

Plastic cups are most commonly used. You will be lay down or seated depending on the area affected. After a quite detailed assessment, small plastic cups will be placed on or around the affected area and a suction pump is used to draw up the skin. This also draws toxic or stagnant blood to the top of the skin which allows healthy blood to circulate. This helps to speed up the healing process quicker and more effectively. In certain areas where the blood is drawn up, colouring may be darker than in other areas, almost like bruising. This is healthy as it shows most of the stagnant blood has been moved. Any discolouration usually disappears in approx 10 days after treatment.

 For Wet Cupping

For wet cupping, small glass cups are usually used. This is because fire is used to create the suction and of course the plastic cups would melt. Prior to wet cupping being done, the practitioner will apply plastic cups for a few minutes. Once the cups are removed, the practitioner will use a small scalpel blade to make small scratches on the skin. People often describe this process as a tickling feeling, not uncomfortable at all. These are only very tiny superficial scratches in the affected areas. Then a small piece of cotton wool soaked in surgical spirit is set alight. Very quickly it is put in and out of the cup to create suction and applied over the scratches. Once the cup is firmly in place, a small amount of blood will be drawn up into the cup. The blood drawn up will be stagnant and so appears thick & darker in colour.  The cups are usually left on for around 10 – 15 mins before being removed.

Side Affects

This form of therapy produces very few side-effects. It does however depend on the person undergoing treatment, how quick the healing process takes place and there are certain precautions you can take such as drinking plenty of water after a treatment.

Some side effects you may experience are:

Circles on the skin where the cups have been applied (These usually disappear in 3 or 4 days or so)

Slight dizziness or light headedness 

Slight itching as the scratches heal. 

For best results, you may also want to fast or eat only light meals for two to three hours before your cupping session.

What conditions can cupping treat?

Cupping can treat a wide variety of conditions. It may be particularly effective at easing conditions that create muscle aches and pains.  Some conditions where Cupping is effective are:

  • Fibromyalgia 
  • shingles
  • facial paralysis
  • cough and dyspnea
  •  acne
  • lumbar disc herniation
  • cervical spondylosis
  • Sciatica 

For advice on cupping therapies or to book an appointment – please contact me at my email address below…

 

 

 

Ladies it’s All Happening Here!

Don’t you feel sick & tired of ….well feeling sick & tired?  Have you just had about all you can take of painkillers, side-effects and then more drugs to counteract those side-effects? 

 Ladies I know exactly how you feel! As a therapist, I’m visited by so many women who are trapped in this cycle of pain, discomfort and mental anguish of feeling trapped in the medication system.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to conventional medicine, in fact I’m a supporter of it in the right context. Just recently however I’ve been visited by so many people needlessly caught up in  something which started off as a trivial imbalance and ended up taking them on a really frightening journey.  If this sounds like you, don’t worry because I’m here to help you.  After spending many years coming and going to & from from India, completing various courses in Traditional Indian Health Care and Wellbeing, it seemed only right to bring it back to the UK. So ladies! Here is where it’s all at.  Based in Rochdale Greater Manchester I work by private appointment with ladies like yourself who are struggling with conditions relating to Mental, Physical & Spiritual health imbalance.  Unlike the western philosophy, working in India has taught me the most imbalances and conditions come from the mind and how we perceive the world around us. The emotions we feel around situations, whether they’re positive or negative,  have a huge impact on our physical well-being and vice versa. This is why Indian healthcare or Ayurveda,  it’s such a valuable way to treat people. This form of treatment works with the whole body as a unit for example, in the west if you have a heart problem you go to a cardiologist, a stomach problem you go to a gastroenterologist and so on. in Ayurvedic healthcare however,  we always look at the root of the problem and not the actual symptom. A really good example of this would be with stomach problems were lots of acid has accumulated. It’s really common to accumulate acid when we are feeling stressed, angry or afraid etc.  Of course the diet we eat is a big part of the problem, but unless we deal with the emotion that’s underlying, it makes perfect sense to assume that no diet is going to cure the problem.  Some of you reading this may never of tried traditional Indian treatments before and why should you? It’s very easy to take a painkiller or antacid tablet  but believe me the problem will still be there, you’re only putting a sticking plaster over the top of it. Anyway enough from me, listed below are a range of treatments I offer. Please feel free to contact me by email to book an appointment if you feel you’d like to explore what else is out there.

Please Contact Me by Email for Advice or to Book an Appointment. Due to High Demand Appointments May Take Up to 14 Days


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Started Using Hijama Yet? why Not?

HIJAMA or Cupping what exactly is it?

HIJAMA is an incredibly effective way to remove toxins from the blood. Many of my readers won’t be familiar with the name Hijama, but you made have heard about cupping therapy. These are the same thing, but why is cupping so widely used these days? And what are the benefits?

 

Well first of all, cupping therapy is not a new technique even though it’s fast becoming the ‘buzz therapy’ of the Western world. Like many other therapies and techniques, we Westerners adopt them as if we created them all by ourselves. After saying this, it isn’t always a bad thing to learn new ways of healing ourselves & others. Eastern therapies like cupping, are practised now more than ever before – let’s face it, we’re a pretty stressed out nation when you come to think about it.  So what is HIJAMA?

Some say cupping is an ancient form of Chinese medicine, others say it’s an Islamic medicine. What we know for a fact, is that cupping is, and has been used in many cultures for hundreds of years but the Ebers Papyrus, written c. 1550 BC and one of the oldest medical textbooks in the Western world, describes the Egyptians’ use of cupping, while mentioning similar practices employed by Saharan people. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (c. 400 BC) used cupping for internal disease and structural problems.

The Therapy

Hijama involves the application  of cups on certain points on the body. There are 2 types of Hijama, Wet & Dry. First lets look at Wet Hijama. Wet cupping involves small incisions being made in the skin with a tiny blade, then glass cups are placed over those incisions to draw up the blood. The blood is drawn into the cup by a vacuum made by fire. The practitioner carrying out Hijama, will use a cotton wool ball soaked in surgical spirits and set alight. This will be quickly put in and out of the glass cup to create a vacuum before each cup is applied to the skin. The cup doesn’t get hot, but the vacuum will draw up the skin and of course the blood from the incisions. This all sounds really gruesome, in fact it’s completely painless.  Dry cupping, works in exactly the same way except there are no incisions made in the skin. Sometimes a practitioner will use glass cups for dry cupping, but more often than not he or she will use plastic cups with a kind of pump to suck up the skin. The aim of Hijama, is to extract stagnated or congested blood from certain points around your body. The suction and negative pressure provided by cupping can loosen muscles, encourage blood flow, and sedate the nervous system (which makes it an excellent treatment for high blood pressure). Cupping is used to relieve back and neck pains, stiff muscles, anxiety, fatigue, migraines, rheumatism, and even cellulite. But because this therapy works on a very deep level, encouraging healthy bloodflow, means the body is able to heal quicker from other more serious diseases.

What are the benefits of cupping therapy?

* Improve blood flow.

* Improve immunity by increasing lymphatic output.

* Reduce inflammation.

* Calm the nervous system.

* Stretch muscles and connective tissue.

* Loosen restrictions and adhesions in the tissue.

* Provide relaxation.

* Optimize athletic performance.

* Remove toxic blood which carries disease around

* Allows the flow and circulation of health blood

 

 

To find out more or to book an appointment please contact me at  Juliekellymail@gmail.com

 
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