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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

HCWellness Newsletter & Mother's Day Special

HC Wellness Center and Spa
Are You in A Bad Mood?
If you're one of the millions of Americans suffering from a mood disorder, holistic health care can get you feeling good again.
 It's perfectly normal to feel a variety of emotions. Everyone experiences feelings of sadness, depression, anger, anxiety, and excessive enthusiasm that borders on  mania from time to time. There is nothing wrong with this. Emotions are a normal and healthy part of our life experience.
However, when some one gets stuck in a particular emotion for a long period of time, that isn't healthy. A mood disorder is a feeling that persists and dominates our emotional landscape, such as chronic anxiety or depression.  Mood disorders aren't debilitating, but they can interfere with relationships, performance at work and physical health.

If you have problems with your mood, you aren't alone. About 15 million Americans suffer from clinical depression. Another 19 million suffer from anxiety disorders, such as panic, obsession, phobias and post traumatic stress disorder. All together, one in four Americans suffer from a diagnosable mood disorder.

Holistic Ways to Brighten Your Mood

Like any other problem you may face, a mood disorder has a cause. Drugs don't fix the cause, they only provide temporary symptomatic relief. If you identify the cause and fix it, your mood will naturally improve. Here are some things you can do to brighten your mood.

Get Off Your Behind and Get Moving

Unfortunately, we are a very sedentary society. If you work at a desk job and don't get much exercise, you may be pleased to discover that exercise has been shown to lift depression, relieve anxiety and brighten your mood. You don't have to go to the gym, either, just get out and do any physical activity you enjoy. Take a walk in the park, swim, hike, garden, play golf or tennis; it doesn't matter as long as it gets you moving and you enjoy it.  Don't over do it, though, getting adequate R&R (rest and relaxation) is also important to your mood. Make sure you get seven to eight hours of sleep each night.

Clean Up Your "Dirty" Mind (and Body)
With a Good Cleanse

We're not talking about thinking "clean" thoughts here (although that's a good mood booster, too) we're talking about detoxification. The brain is the most chemically sensitive organ in the body.

Heavy metals, chemical solvents and other environmental toxins can interfere with nerve function and contribute to negative emotional states. So can chronic yeast infections, leaky gut syndrome and sluggish liver function.

Start by drinking adequate amounts of water. Good hydration not only helps your body flush toxins, it also reduces anxiety, helps you think more clearly and even helps you sleep better. Many people find that a good cleanse makes them feel "lighter' both physically and emotionally. The Tiao He Cleanse or the CleanStart Cleanse are a good place to start. The Tiao He Cleanse is a very good cleanse for people who feel anxious or irritable or just "don't feel right."  Mercury, lead, cadmium and aluminum all contribute to the breakdown of brain and nervous system tissue.  Heavy Metal Detox is a great supplement for helping to remove metals, especially mercury, from the tissues.  Milk Thistle Combination is also helpful for anyone who works around solvents or chemicals of any kind.

And Remember that along with any cleanse it is a good idea to start off the cleanse with a colon hydrotherapy session to open up the channels of elimination and start detoxing and avoid the headache and withdrawal that comes with some cleanses or fasts.

Facing Fears

Fear and excitement are closely related.  Both get adrenaline pumping. The difference is in the perception. In fear we are concerned for our safety, in excitement we are skirting with danger but feel we can handle it.  This means that healthy adrenal glands can help us to face our fears.
The adrenal glands sit on top of the kidneys, which is why fear is often linked with the kidneys in traditional medicine. The Chinese formula KB-C helps strengthen the kidney energy or chi, which can help a person get more backbone to face their fears. Adrenal Support is often helpful, too.

Abolishing Anxiety

Chronic fears brought on by unresolved emotional trauma, worry or failure to confront and deal with problems in our lives can lead to anxiety. Chronic stress, especially coupled with consumption of refined sugar and caffeine, can lead to exhaustion of the adrenal glands, which produces a chronic state of anxiety and stress. 
Getting counseling to help confront the issues that are creating the fear is important, but herbal remedies and supplements can also be helpful. Adaptogens, like Eleuthero Root and Nervous Fatigue Formula, will reduce the output of stress hormones and help us feel calmer and more able to cope with life. 
Nutri-Calm feeds the nerves with B-complex and vitamin C and has adaptogenic and sedative properties, too. It can provide energy without the buzz that sugar and caffeine do. For people who are highly excitable and nervous, Chinese Stress Relief can also be helpful in calming the nerves and reducing anxiety.
Balancing serotonin levels in the brain may also be helpful for depression. This can be done naturally with a supplement called 5-HTP.   5-HTP is converted to serotonin in the brain.  It can help with carbohydrate cravings, insomnia and depression.

Eradicating Irritability

Feeling cranky, irritable and angry all the time is often a sign of a congested liver. When this is the case, Chinese Liver Balance may be helpful.  It relieves constricted liver chi or energy, which helps you flow more smoothly through life.

Irritability can also be a sign of blood sugar imbalances, requiring a healthier diet and remedies like Licorice and Super Algae.  Adaptogens like Eleuthero Root can also help by reducing stress. However, people who are frequently angry and hostile are probably holding onto unresolved pain and grudges and may need counseling to help them forgive and let go of the past.

Confounding Confusion

Feeling confused is often a sign of low blood sugar, especially if it is accompanied by chills, fatigue and hunger. Avoiding refined carbohydrates and using Licorice Root and Super Algae as discussed earlier is often helpful. Confusion may also be a sign of burnout from excessive stress. In situations where confusion is accompanied by difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, restless sleep and fatigue, Nervous Fatigue Formula or Adrenal Support will usually be helpful in restoring a sense of clarity and well-being.


Mood Boosting Smoothie

1-6oz container low fat vanilla yogurt,

Handful frozen blackberries,

1/4 cup dry oatmeal,

1/4 cup green tea chilled,

1/4 cup walnuts,

1 tbsp walnut oil


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Mother's Day Special



Mothers Day Special

May 8, 2011


Give your mother one of the best gifts she has ever had.

Start off your day with a Nutrition Evaluation using the state of the art Zyto Compass Technology. Conducting a Bio-Survey of your nutritional needs will take the guess work out of which supplements your body can utilize.


Then spend a relaxing/recharging hour in the Energizing Foot Spa.  We will be using the Bio technology to charge the body on the cellular level thereby allowing the body to heal from the inside out.


Next enjoy Rejuvenation Facial to smooth the fine lines and bring back the youthful glow to your skin.  Also removing any unwanted hair from lip or chin to give that youthful appearance.


Finish with an hour long Aromatherapy Raindrop Treatment to loosen tight muscles and allow the cares of the day, week or year to float away.  This treatment combines the science of aromatherapy with the techniques of Vita Flex (an application technique) and reflexology in the application of essential oils.


This gift with be one she will remember for years as she remembers her favorite child or friend.


A $225.00 value For Mother's Day 2011 Only $175.00.

Limited time only.

Gift Certificate Sale Ends 5/31/2011

*(Tips are based on the full value of service and should be given to each therapist, cash preferred.)*







H C Wellness Center & Spa
3302 S. New Hope Road
Suite 200-A/B
Gastonia, NC  28056



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