I feel like I need to start this post out by saying that I do have I a post started that I need to make a priority to finish about an amazing therapy that I’m doing right now called ‘LifeForce’. I’m going to the Avani Institute in McMurray, Pa for my protocol sessions and have fallen in love with the place. I love love love going there and talking with the ladies. My therapy session is an hour, but I’m pretty sure I’ve never been there anything less an 2 hours. I’m fascinating with the wealth of knowledge they have and just want to suck up every last drop they want to give me!
The two woman behind this amazing place are Karen and Holly. Karen is the owner and, ironically enough, Holly and I went to school together! Every time I go there I always walk out with a list of things I want to research.
This last visit Karen sent me home with a few tricks that said may help my stomach. I’m curious if any of you have heard of these tummy tamers and if you’ve had success?
1. Aloe Vera Juice – Drinking 1-2 ounces throughout the day could help heal from the inside out. I never have bought aloe vera juice before and was interested in seeing how it taste. Well. I feel like it tastes like it smells… Has a bit of a sour taste to it. I added it in with some apple juice and drank it.
2. Castor Oil & Wool Flannel – Taking a piece of wool flannel, and folding it in 3, you drizzle a few tablespoons of oil onto the cloth. You lay it on the area that’s ailing you (in my case my lower abdomen), wrap with seran wrap, and top with the heating pad. Last night my stomach was extremelllllly nauseous. I’ve had bad pain in the last few weeks, but it has never been that nauseous. I knew that my stomach wasn’t going to settle down until I got everything out of it (which I was right!), but I tried this method and it definitely helped me. It’s hard to say if it was the oil or just the fact that my stomach ended up completely empty- but either way, I would definitely use this method again. Looking into this technique, I’ve found many articles talking about the benefits of castor oil packs. Check out this one by Fitsugar.
3. Eaze Prebiotics – The Avani Institute’s medical doctor said that autoimmune patients benefit from Prebiotics. She mentioned that she thought that the probiotic I’m currently taking is too strong and that I would benefit from taking a prebiotic with my meals. I haven’t taken this brand of supplements before and I’m looking forward to checking out their products. I think that’s one thing that will help make me a good health coach – I’ll be able to give my client’s good supplement advice. Check out Orenda’s product site.
Currently I’ve been drinking doTerra’s digestzen like water, trying to get in at least 10 minutes of mindfulness a day and have been incorporating digestion massaging yoga moves into my asana practice.
I’m open to literally anything – I won’t knock it til I try it!! Have a treatment that works for you? Leave it in the comments!
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!