Spring Full Moon

Written by Lisa Hampton,
MS-Founder, Mindful Fitness

Blossom in epic expression! Spring is a time of celebration as we emerge from the darkness and into the light. A full moon rises and we draw upon its energies to release what no longer serves our highest potential and focus on the new and vibrant within us. It’s the perfect time to ‘spring clean’ your self-care program including nutrition, exercise, relaxation and spiritual practices. As we shine with possibilities, we embrace the changes of this inspiring season.
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Lower back and pelvic pain is common during pregnancy and can set the stage for chronic pain later in life. A simple technique – pressure needles held in place by tape at acupuncture points in their ears – worked to control back pain in women during a two week study in Connecticut.

After the first week, 37 percent of women who received the treatment were pain free. Among all the women who received the acupuncture treatment, 81 percent reported a 30 percent or greater lessening of pain. Continue reading

CORYDALIS: Is This Right for You?

Corydalis blossom in the spring woods
by The Dr. Oz Show

Corydalis is an herb often used in traditional Chinese medicine for pain relief. Experts say it can be used for headaches, menstrual pain and back pain – even back pain caused by nerve problems or muscle spasms.

Though corydalis has been used since ancient times, much of the modern research done on corydalis so far is still in early stages. Studies done in animals suggest that corydalis may be effective at treating pain triggered by cold and may help block inflammation and nerve pain. Continue reading