by Roberta Bolduc Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSA) is a life-threatening disorder affecting over 18 million Americans. 40 percent of Americans (2 out of 5) snore and 40 percent of snorers have OSA with no signs or symptoms of the disease. An oral appliance, similar in appearance to a dental retainer, called a mandibular advancement device (MAD) is now available at Palmer Distinctive Dentistry as an alternative to the traditional CPAP machine.
by Roberta Bolduc Doug Allen, a licensed massage therapist, qigong practitioner and CranioSacral Therapist, is the owner of Harmony and Fusion, LLC, in Greer, South Carolina. QiGong, as described by the National QiGong Association, is a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound and focused intent.
by Roberta Bolduc Humankind has always been fascinated by the celestial objects and their movements. Throughout the ages, as we have studied the night sky, we have tried to correlate the meaning of these changes as it applies to the life of the individual.
On September 25, Upstate Natural Awakenings presented the documentary film HEAL at Zen Greenville, located at 924 S. Main Street. The ticket cost of $13.50 included light refreshments and the opportunity to visit with a dozen or so Upstate natural health vendors who were on hand to offer information on their products and services.
By Roberta Bolduc Although osteopathic physicians use all the conventional methods of diagnosis and treatment, they differ from allopathic or traditional Western medicine doctors. They are trained to place additional emphasis on the achievement of normal body mechanics as central to maintaining good health. Another key point is the osteopathic physician is trained to view the patient as a whole person with certain key principles central to their care. Two major principles are that the body is a unit of mind-body-spirit, and that the body is capable of self-regulation, self-healing and health maintenance.
By Roberta Bolduc The popular Illuminate Expo will return to Flat Rock on Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 27 and 28 at Blue Ridge Community College in the Conference Center. This biannual psychic and healing arts expo will host over 70 exhibitors which include healing therapists, intuitive counselors, reiki practitioners, psychics, astrologers, and many other talented readers and healers. There will also be free lectures, a raffle and labyrinth walk.
Natural Awakenings will present the award-winning documentary film, HEAL, at Zen Greenville on September 25. Tickets are available on EventBrite for $13.50. The ticket price includes light refreshments, a raffle, and the opportunity to visit with natural health vendors before the film starts. The film, directed by Kelly Noonan Gore, features such notables as Dr. Deepak Chopra, Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, and Anita Moorjani, to name a few.
By Roberta Bolduc Reiki, as a form of what was once called “alternative healing”, is not a new concept. Many people may be familiar with the term but not quite sure just how Reiki works. Reiki is a form of energy healing developed in 1922 by Mikao Usui. Since originating in Japan, reiki has been adapted into varying cultural traditions across the world.
The first annual Women in Business Expo is being held at McAlister Square on Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with free parking and admission. “We are excited and thrilled to have the opportunity to coordinate this fun event for the women in the Upstate,” declares Linda Craig, owner of Circulation Nation.
by Roberta Bolduc Integrative Medicine Specialist Dr. Connie Casebolt Carver, aka Dr. Connie, and her husband, Randy Carver, are owners of Greenville’s Wellness by Design (WBD), a multi-care, holistic wellness center and spa that provides a wide range of treatments ranging from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), to ozone treatments for joint problems and chronic fatigue to Lyme disease and herpes. Dr. Connie