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Using Biosyntonie Devices for Self Healing

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Photo courtesy of Joe Galvan

From Julie Galvan: “The Blue Egg is a Biosyntonie device that is in the shape of an egg and is cobalt blue. Really quite beautiful to look at and very effective in managing an area with a lot of electronics. This testimonial is written by a patient who was doing everything right for so many years, but not getting significant changes. When I found out that her very small apartment was full of electronics for her business, I suggested she give this a try. Here is her story:”

Some Background Information

I’ve lived a green, mindful life style for 30 years; organic foods, natural supplements, glass instead of plastic, no microwave, no chemical cleaning or cosmetic products, no carpets. I believe in an integrated modality approach to self-healing; Bodywork, Cranial Sacral, micro current, energy sessions, Franklin Method, Pilates, diet, life style changes, Homeopathy and more have all aided in a slow steady recovery.

Biosyntonie Experience

Julie Galvan began using Biosyntonie Vitalys discs (these are a set of three ceramic disc embedded with micro crystals aimed at bringing balance to the craniosacral fluid) during our sessions a few months ago with immediate results experiencing increased energy levels, clearer brain activity, sleep, and enhanced benefit of any bodywork done during the session. [Read more…]

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Bring the Healing Balance of Nature Indoors in Your Home or Business

Julie Galvan, CMTBy Julie Galvan, CMT

Why do we tend to feel better when spending time in nature? During a visit to Yosemite something happened that brought this question to my mind. After spending a few days there, I suddenly could do something I couldn’t at home – I went for a 4 mile hike. At home I was lucky to get a 4 block, slow walk in without post exertional malaise. There was no malaise after the Yosemite hike. Why would I have such a significant change, just by changing the environment? We checked our house for everything we could think of…no mold, no obvious EMF problems, nothing else we could find that could be impacting my health. So what was it? I was ready to move out of our lovely home when last September I was introduced to Biosyntonie. Here I found a similar change to when I was at Yosemite. Biosyntonie affects my body – and my home – in a way that is unique and profound. Here is my story of my discovery of this, and how it has helped not only me, but my whole family.

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Julie meditating at Yosemite – photo courtesy of Joe Galvan

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Hyperparathyroid Disease: Much more common than you might think and often overlooked

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today

Hyperparathyroid Disease: Much more common than you might think and often overlooked

Today, I will be joined by Babak Larian MD, an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon who is well known for his work with diagnosing and treating hyperparathyroidism. The four parathyroid glands sit behind the thyroid gland and control calcium metabolism. It has become clear in recent years that this diagnosis for fatigue and cognitive impairment (as well as elevated calcium levels) is much more common than we had appreciated. Dr. Larian will bring to us the newest information about this condition, and we will talk with one of his patients who will share with us how this impacted her life.

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Thyroid and Adrenal Problems: What You Don’t Know May Be Hurting You

The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday August 15 at 2:00 PM

Thyroid and Adrenal Problems: What You Don’t Know May Be Hurting You

Today we will address the controversial issues of adrenal and thyroid deficiencies, which are closely inter-related. These problems are almost universal in chronically ill patients and they will address the difficulties with diagnosis and treatment so that listeners will better understand their therapeutic options.

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IACFS/ME Conference Overview: Research on CFS/ME

11th International IACFS/ME Conference
Translating Science Into Clinical Practice
San Francisco, CA March 20-23, 2014

Integrative conference themes focused on fatigue, post-exertional malaise, pain, sleep, pediatrics, cognition, and brain function in CFS/ME and Fibromyalgia. Research and clinical topics will also encompass fatigue in diseases including cancer, autoimmune diseases, multiple sclerosis, pain conditions, mood disorders, and circulatory diseases.

One Person’s Highlights of the Biological Research Presentations
Anthony L. Komaroff, M.D.

The same excellent audio summary of the IACFS/ME San Francisco conference presented by Anthony Komaroff, MD may be listened to here:

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Relaxation Help for the Holidays

By Susan Friedl

OK, the winter rains have started with a crash! For people with chronic health conditions, it is hard enough to stay physically active, but add in the cold and wet weather, and what are you going to do? My plan is to share some options with you over the course of the winter months. Some will be things you can do at home, others will be classes you can take to keep you motivated, and to learn correct technique. Share what you have found works for you, or what you want to know more about in the comments.

Today, thinking of the solstice just passed, and the holidays ahead, I am going to share a very simple, restorative yoga sequence. Restorative yoga in general is intended to soothe and balance the body, and to allow deep relaxation, something it is hard for everyone to do. It is even harder for those who are chronically ill, as they aren’t active enough to get the body to let go into rest, instead feeling tired all of the time. [Read more…]

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Stress Reduction Through Qigong Practice

The Health Benefits of Practicing Qigong

By Federico G. Anguiano SEP CQI –  Federico is a qigong and meditation instructor who studied qigong in China, New Zealand and California.

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The practice of Qigong has been amply and widely demonstrated to accrue many health benefits over time for the practitioner.  I use the term qigong here as referring to the following: Qigong is characterized and defined by its essential method: the practice of interiorizing consciousness.

Thus, the practice of qigong involves a special use of consciousness that involves focus, concentration and intention. Qigong is yishou yinian jizhong zhuanyi: focus the mind on one thing through the activation of conscious intention.

This method embraces the following two ideas:

1) Our daily activities are usually oriented toward external objects (things, activities, perceptions) that are not essential for our life process. A qigong practitioner interiorizes daily activities in order to merge and be united with their life process. An example of this is: focusing the mind on the body at all times.

2) We commonly focus our daily activities outward, moving from one thing to another; from the one to the many. A qigong practitioner centralizes their activities of consciousness a single object of focus, returning from multiplicity to oneness. An example of this is: becoming more and more specific in our thinking, making it active only volitionally, not allowing our associations to ‘ramble’ uncontrollably.

Now, how is this related to health?

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Mold Remediation Part One

REMEDIATION OF BUILDING MATERIALS

Excerpt from Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation

This excerpt is taken from Chapter 10 of Fungal Contamination: A Comprehensive Guide for Remediation, Second Edition, a textbook used for mold remediation training that makes important and understandable connections between mold work and other restoration activities. This informative book of over 450 pages is available for purchase from Wonder Makers Environmental.


Remediating fungal contamination that is impacting building materials involves a number of steps that are widely accepted in the industry, and experience has determined that these steps should be performed in a particular order. This method offers the best possibility for removing visible mold growth and associated debris without cross contaminating surrounding areas. Remediation professionals should use the following steps as a starting point for developing a specific work plan for each project. [Read more…]

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Exercise and Reconditioning During CFS/Fibromyalgia (and Lyme!) Treatment

Exercise and Reconditioning During CFS/Fibromyalgia Treatment
By Jacob Teitelbaum, MD

Dr. Teitelbaum has us given permission to reprint information from his website. While that website is focused on treating CFS and Fibromyalgia, Dr. Teitelbaum considers Lyme disease to be a factor in both illnesses, and the information he gives is often useful in treating Lyme disease as well.

Dear Readers,

When being treated for any debilitating illness, reconditioning is a critical part of getting well. Because of the body wide “energy crisis” seen in CFS/Fibromyalgia, most of you have found that you were unable to condition beyond a certain point (it takes energy to store energy in muscles—which is what conditioning is). Instead, the doctor would push you to exercise, and you would spend the next 2 days in bed feeling like you had been hit by a truck!

The good news is that as you do our proven effective “SHINE Protocol” (Sleep, Hormones, Infections, Nutrition, and Exercise AS ABLE—discussed at length in my book “From Fatigued to Fantastic!”), you will find that your body starts making the energy needed to condition. You will then be able to exercise more and more—and it will actually leave you feeling better and stronger. [Read more…]