How Do We Store Negative Energy When We Are Upset?

How Do We Store Negative Energy When We Are Upset?How Do We Store Negative Energy When We Are Upset?

If we are happy and able to let go of negative feelings and anger. We can most likely can stay healthy and prevent or delay the onset of illness and diseases. If we are hold on to negative feelings or are living a stressful life, more often than not, these suppressed feelings can and will trigger physical and emotional illness programmed into our DNA.

Most of us are taught from a young age that in order to have good health we must take care of ourselves by eating the right foods, exercising and getting good restful sleep. However, as we get older and go about daily mundane tasks we often lose sight of  our ability to connect with our inner self. We become becoming “unconscious” and/or  “robotic”, performing in the same manner day after day.

Continue reading →

8 Immunity Boosting Foods

8 Immunity Boosting Foods8 Immunity Boosting Foods

We need to eat many foods to keep us healthy. Here are the top 8 immunity boosting foods to eat when you are feeling like you are coming down with something.

1. Chicken Soup
Research has found that chicken soup helps to prevent inflammatory white cells from moving to other parts of your body, which can decrease your cold symptoms. Chicken bone broth contains collagen, which can help boost your immune system, in addition to amino acids and nutrients that help prevent body inflammation. The hot liquid in soup also helps you to stay hydrated and can help loosen any secretions and mucus.

Continue reading →

How Does Your Digestive Tract Affects Your Skin?

How Does Your Digestive Tract Affects Your Skin?How Does Your Digestive Tract Affects Your Skin?

Our skin is our largest organ. Not only does it protect us from the elements, bacteria, toxins from entering our bodies, but it also keeps our organs from falling out of our body. Studies have shown that stress and gut inflammation can damage the protective function and integrity of the epidermal barrier.

Continue reading →

Reality Reflexology – How to Stay Grounded

Reality Reflexology – How to Stay GroundedReality Reflexology – How to Stay Grounded

Certified Energy Medicine Practitioners Maria Salomao-Schmidt and Helen Chin Lui talks about why and how our energy becomes unbalanced due to our busyness and lack of awareness during Maria’s Reflexology session. They shared tips how to become aware when your energy doesn’t feel right and what you can do to correct the energy flow.

Continue reading →

Do I Need to Chew 40 Times?

Do I Need to Chew 40 Times?Do I Need to Chew 40 Times?

Have you ever wonder why your mother used to tell you to chew your food all of the time? In most cases, your mother figured that you didn’t know how to chew your food properly and she worried that you were going to choke. This may be true, but there are other health benefits to chewing properly. It’s funny how these instructions are passed on from generation to generation, but no one can tell you why.

Most of us have forgotten how to properly chew our food because we are TOO BUSY. Hey, I am just as guilty as the next person.

We eat on the run. We forget to eat. We forget to chew! No wonder you feel like choking and you are looking for the glass of water before the hiccups start! Your breathing is not coinciding with your swallowing and all the sudden your diaphragm is contracting uncontrollably (the bottom line: you are swallowing more air than chewing) and you are struck with a case of hiccups. Want to avoid hiccupping? Easy—don’t eat or drink so fast! Get the picture?

Continue reading →

Foods and Habits to Avoid to Eliminate Body Inflammation

Foods and Habits to Avoid to Eliminate Body InflammationFoods and Habits to Avoid to Eliminate Body Inflammation

Growing up in an Asian household we were taught many things. One of lessons was the importance of conscious eating. What does that mean? Eating the right balance of foods that would not upset the body’s “chi.” The list went on and on (in a good way).

Eating lessons have been imprinted into the back of my brain through my entire adulthood, such as eating too much can cause the digestive system to overwork and be in distress. Don’t eat food that is too alkaline or acidic. Don’t eat overly hot or cold food or drinks which can increase or lower body temperature. Avoid fried and processed foods if you can.

Continue reading →

How Does Reiki Increase Your Energy Vibration and Why Does It Matter?

How Does Reiki Increase Your Energy Vibration and Why Does It Matter?How Does Reiki Increase Your Energy Vibration and Why Does It Matter?

Vibration is the frequency that our energy body resonates at.

We all feel and respond, to each others’ vibrations, even if we’re not aware of it. It is the reason why we may be drawn to certain people, or repelled by them.

But why should we care whether or not we are operating at a higher vibration?

Because the higher our vibration, the more aligned we are with our greater purpose, in touch with our higher selves, and living in our flow. And when that happens, we are most connected with our true selves, as well as with others, spreading light on a global (and even universal) scale.

Continue reading →

What are the Benefits of Turkey?

What are the Benefits of Turkey?What are the Benefits of Turkey?

Thanksgiving Turkey!Yes, I am sorry to report that the Food of the Month is not “stuffing.” Cuz who doesn’t love stuffing? However, as yummy as it is, it is definitely not a nutrient-dense, health-building food. So let’s talk turkey. Folks, protein is the building block of the body. A moderate 4-ounce serving of turkey has about 35 grams of high-quality protein, as well as lots of heart-healthy potassium, plenty of phosphorus, and small amounts of calcium, magnesium, and iron. Gobble, gobble! (Yes, that’s a pun…a fairly lame one, but feel free to chuckle.)

And check this out. Four ounces of turkey breast meat has about 30 mcg of selenium and the dark meat has about 45 mcg! The RDI for selenium is 70 mcg, but 200 mcg is a good target for optimal health. The almighty mineral selenium is a powerful antioxidant and is associated with lower rates of cancer. Turkey is also a great source of niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, and zinc. Holy nutritional bonanza, Batman!

Continue reading →

Build Your Immunity For the Upcoming Winter Months Now with Reflexology!

Build Your Immunity For the Upcoming Winter Months Now with Reflexology!Build Your Immunity For the Upcoming Winter Months Now with Reflexology!

Did you know that 70-80% of all of your immunity cells are located in and around the intestinal tract? Did you know…

  • Your small intestines are lined with mucus that is produced by special cells in your small intestine. The mucus is a barrier to bacteria, viruses and yeast.
  • Your intestinal mucus also supports friendly bacteria known as probiotics and is your first line of pathogen defense.
  • The major lymph node centers are located in your small intestinal, groin, armpits and throat. Your lymph nodes can identify potential pathogens and start to create antibodies to fight off the pathogens. You can say that your lymph nodes are your first line of attack against pathogens.
  • Continue reading →

7 Pressure Points to Relieve Seasonal Allergies – Foot Reflexology Tip

7 Pressure Points to Relieve Seasonal Allergies – Foot Reflexology Tip7 Pressure Points to Relieve Seasonal Allergies – Foot Reflexology Tip

Spring is finally here, and along with that comes pollen and severe allergies as we all know here in New England. Symptoms such as red, itchy eyes, constant sneezing, Continue reading →

Sweet Potatoes and Yams for Liver Detoxification?

Sweet Potatoes and Yams for Liver Detoxification?Sweet Potatoes and Yams for Liver Detoxification?

Liver detox purification tip -The many health benefits of sweet potatoes and yams

As far as how many potatoes and yams are appropriate per day. It is best to limit them to being part of one meal or one snack per day. Sweet potatoes and yams are best. They are cooling in nature, and they strengthen the spleen-pancreas. They remove toxins and reduce inflamed conditions in the body. Sweet potato is very rich in vitamin A.

Continue reading →

Body, Mind and Spirit Cleanse – A 6 part Journey

Body, Mind and Spirit Cleanse – A 6 part JourneyBody, Mind and Spirit Cleanse – A 6 part Journey

Thursdays, March 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 7-8:30pm.

With ReSheeda Bowman, Renee Adamson and Helen Chin Lui

The Healing Place is pleased to offer a six session cleanse program designed to cleanse the body, mind and spirit. Our healing program comprises of cleansing and nourishing the body, quieting and refocusing the mind with meditation, and renewing and awakening the spirit with mindfulness and celebration.

Continue reading →

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Invites the Healing Place to 2016 Nurses’ Wellness Fair

Brigham and Women’s Hospital Invites the Healing Place to 2016 Nurses’ Wellness FairBrigham and Women’s Hospital Invites the Healing Place to 2016 Nurses’ Wellness Fair

Brigham and Women’s Hospital has invited the Healing Place to another nurses’ wellness fair on January 11, 2016. (This will make our fourth year.) Therapeutic Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui is always delighted to be invited and be recognized as a community Reflexologist.

Helen helps people to find much needed relief from stress and pain. As always the nurses have begun to sign up for their mini relaxation reflexology sessions. She feels if she can give nurses relaxing reflexology sessions it will help to break up their daily routines and they can help their patients better.

Good for them and good for Helen.

Continue reading →

Why are You Constipated?

Why are You Constipated?Why are You Constipated?

Nobody likes to talk  about constipation, yet the health of our bowels is pivotal to our overall health status. Anyone who has experienced constipation knows how uncomfortable it is…but could constipation be just the tip of the iceberg?

In this post we will look at what the dietary and lifestyle choices that lead to constipation as well as some ways to improve bowel health. Continue reading →

Turkey Chili Recipe

Turkey Chili RecipeTurkey Chili Recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes
Notes: Serves 6

In the Lui household we triple this recipe. The pot lasts approximately 2 days for 3 people. We serve the Chili with boiled hot dogs, steamed rice and a dollop of low fat sour cream. For a large crowd or for bigger eaters, the triple version of the recipe is noted below.

 

This recipe is heart healthy (except for the hot dog and lite sour cream.) There is no added fat to the recipe other than whatever meat you choose. If using hamburger, we use 85-90% lean. You may omit the meat to make this a vegetarian dish, see note below.

Continue reading →

Do You Have a Winter Wellness Routine?

Do You Have a Winter Wellness Routine?Do You Have a Winter Wellness Routine?

Most of us can’t survive the winter without falling prey to at least one virus, infection or zealous set of cold germs. The phrase “winter wellness” sometimes seems like an oxymoron.

After all, staying indoors in a closed air system makes people more susceptible to certain germs. Winter’s affection for cold, dry air means germs will stay airborne longer. Just like adding layers of hats and scarves, we must add layers of immune support to bolster our defenses.

For many families, the flu vaccine is a viable option, but don’t take any chances. Fortify your body’s immune system by making smart dietary choices, too.

Continue reading →

Looking for Lasting Peace? – Mindful Exercise

Looking for Lasting Peace? – Mindful ExerciseLooking for Lasting Peace? –  Mindful Exercise

Your spiritual assignment today if you choose to accept, is to be fully in your body and “be in the moment”. Be conscious of your words, thoughts and actions today.

Keep a mental note on how many positive and negative thoughts you have. This will give you an idea if your energy leans more towards the light or dark vibration. To prevent energy burnout always stay in the neutral zone, which is being not overly happy or sad.

Finding balance allows you to have sustainable peace instead of it being fleeting

Continue reading →

Find Relief From Constipation with Reflexology

Find Relief From Constipation with ReflexologyFind Relief From Constipation with Reflexology

Certified Reflexologist Helen Chin Lui is so excited! She just finished filming her first educational, self-help, self-care video on “Find Relief From Constipation with Reflexology”.

In addition to the reflexology tip, there are tips on how to manage your stress, energy and diet. Also included as a bonus feature, is a healthy recipe where Helen does a cooking demonstration. Video coming in November 2015!

We have helped thousands of people to find relief from their pain. We can help you too. If you would like to schedule a FREE consultation with the Healing Place call 508 359-6463.