WHAT IS CUPPING THERAPY?
Cupping therapy is an ancient remedy which is now considered a form of “alternative medicine”. Cupping therapy is done with animal horns, glass, bamboo, porcelain, silicone or plastic cups. By creating suction on the skin, as the picture above shows, stagnant blood (no longer flowing properly) is drawn to the surface.
AS A CHILD I GREW UP IN THE CHURCH
Not literally but when it came to holidays and maybe once a month on Sunday. I loved Christmas because of the gifts and getting dressed up every Easter wearing my best clothes, going on egg hunts when I was younger and to the carnivals as I got older. My family was not very strict religious folk but our faith in God could never be broken. I remember every night getting on my knees at the side of the bed and praying with my mother and brother. “Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the lord my soul to keep, if I should die before I awake, I pray the lord my soul to take.” But then I would see my father get down on a rug with his face to the floor… I never questioned him.
Mental health is so important yet no one talks about it. People get so wound up on this idea of living perfect normal lives. Well guess what? That is not reality. History has proved that going through a mental health crisis is in fact normal for BOTH men and women. There are people you may know suffering silently with depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar, etc but are afraid to speak up due to stigma. Understanding where you are in your mental health, knowing the facts about mental illness, how to get or urge someone you know to seek help is extremely important to recovery. But first we all have to admit to ourselves when and if there is a problem. Continue reading
One of my favorite shows growing up was Popeye the Sailor Man who always ate spinach when he needed extra strength or to solve a problem. Now we know why! If eating a serving of leafy green vegetables a day could keep your memory and cognition sharp, wouldn’t you eat them? Continue reading