Sensory isolation in a floatation tank is known for inducing deep relaxation with subsequent improved health…The Book of Floating: Exploring the Private Sea, by Michael Hutchison, reports on 20th-century research suggesting the therapy can help allay ailments like chronic pain, migraines and sore muscles. There’s also evidence for enhanced meditation, creativity and spiritual experiences.
Massey asserts, “Anyone who comes to the center will find a dedicated staff of caring practitioners. We individually and collectively strive to educate and empower our patients to find the answers they need to optimize their health potential. For those currently in a health crisis, or for those who just want maintenance care, we have a wide variety of tools to help you accomplish your health goals.”
A favorite of Clemson Downs residents is an intergenerational program called Brain Fitness Camp. Hosted by Dr. Cheryl Dye, Director of the Institute for Engaged Aging at CU’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Science, undergraduate students establish a program of activities that Marketing Specialist Ruthie Millar says, “meet residents where they are”. The six-week programs encompass a variety of subjects such as fitness, exercise, music, dance, food and more. Friendships are formed between students and residents, sometimes lasting beyond graduation.
Another issue that can occur at any age is inappropriate thyroid medication and dosing. Most doctors’ offices test only TSH, but at LivingWell we look further and test T3, T4 and reverse T3. We also may test thyroid antibodies to see if a patient has Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease affecting the thyroid gland.
Membership in all OLLI programs is open to all seasoned, mature learners. The Clemson OLLI program has a membership fee of $30 plus the cost of individual courses and materials. Subjects with courses include Business, Computers, Health, Home and Garden, Languages and Travel, Natural History, Outdoor Adventures, Practical Arts (Hobbies), Psychology and Science, Arts, Culture and Music.
This is a story reported to us by an NA reader and her courageous father who said no to a terminal diagnosis of Stage IV cancer. In August, 2014, at the age of 58, Oscar was diagnosed with stage IV colorectal cancer. His daughter, Ilka, tells of his journey from one of pain and despair to natural healing and a full recovery.
The Upstate is blessed to have a variety of businesses and practitioners that are dedicated to helping prevent cancer as well as working to improve the quality of life of cancer victims. In our own backyard, Dr. Connie Casebolt of Wellness by Design, in Greenville, incorporates into her integrative medicine practice modalities that improve quality of life and support the immune system. These include saunas, various supplements and some specialty IV’s, notably Vitamin C and ozone. And, as you will note in almost all discussions of cancer prevention, making dietary changes—getting rid of all inflammatory foods—is essential.
The MBSR program at Greenville Center for Mindfulness is an 8-week program that meets for two hours per week. One day is given over to a retreat that usually includes a walking meditation. In a walking meditation, participants are encouraged to be mindful of the way their bodies feel, from the rhythm of their breath to the sensation of their feet touching the ground. The program is recommended for people with stress due to work, relationships, or health-related issues.
Reflective herd behavior observations is just one of the many experiential exercises women of the Upstate will be enjoying during the Embracing Chaos workshop at EquineFlow in Piedmont. During a seven week program in September and October, participants interact with horses to learn how to maintain their center in the middle of mayhem, deal with emotional pain, stay grounded in tough times and ignite brilliance under pressure.
Neurofeedback works through repetition and positive reinforcement. It is an alternative treatment for ASD that works at the source, rewiring the brain for healthy and long-lasting changes.