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Daily Breast Massage™ DVD
Holistic Healing and Prevention with Physical Therapy and Qigong with Susan Matthews, MS, ND
Daily Breast Massage™ is a simple therapeutic breast massage technique that can eliminate breast lumps and cysts within a few short months. This instructional breast massage video is an excellent home practice aid for any age or ability. Detailed instruction contains descriptions of breast anatomy, blood circulation, and lymph drainage. Self massage works miracles, even for chronic fibrocystic breast disease. Watch the video clip below to hear testimonials from women who have freed themselves of pain and fear! More than just simple breast massage, this video contains essential breast massage qigong principles for cultivating healthy qi or vital energy, for training the mind as part of the practice, for improving blood and lymph circulation. Specific circular hand/finger movements are demonstrated. This loving and nurturing practice has many benefits beyond healthy breasts such as changing unhealthy belief systems. Massage is performed lying down. For only $22.95 you can feel confident in your ability. Every woman should be using this as a method of prevention of breast disease everyday-- like brushing your teeth!
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Exercise and, in particular, gentle movement like qigong and tai chi is recommended. Congested blood circulation and lymphatic circulation in the breast is an indicator of similar condition throughout the entire body. Stress, muscle tension, chronic pain add to the load on the lymphatic system and can cause swelling, and, at the extreme, is at the heart of the pain associated with fibromyalgia. Lymphatic vessels and blood vessels have pain fibers that fire when the vessel is swollen. This presents as migraines, painful joints, or pain along the Chinese acupuncture meridian lines (= superficial lymphatic vessels). Exercising muscles and aerobic activity is not recommended since this adds to the above load. Tai chi, qigong, walking, or activities such as gentle movement in water serve to move the muscles and joints more passively. The intention should be movement to generate lymphatic drainage and flow, not to build muscle. Often excess weight, 'puffiness' and edema, sluggish energy are signs of lymphatic stagnation. There is strong association with excess toxicity (heavy metal, chemical, environmental, or other exposure) and inflamation that is directly associated with the lymphatic system. We believe these conditions progress to more chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or parkinson's disease (PD). Included here in jpeg format is a map of the lymphatic system. Gentle self massage and movement of the entire system is recommended. The following DVD, Energy Gathering and Blood Circulation Qigong, serves this purpose for the deeper vessels in the abdomen and along the spine. Additionally, Eight Pieces of Brocade Qigong is an ancient qigong set that opens energy, blood circulation and lymphatic flow to the entire system. Read more below about the amazing benefits of this practice.Energy Gathering and Blood Circulation Qigong DVD with Susan Matthews
This Qigong video is an excellent home practice aid for any age or ability. I consider it essential that my students practice this first level of exercises on a regular basis. Detailed instruction contains essential principles for cultivating qi, for training mind to move qi anywhere in the body for self healing, and for training the internal movement of energy by the mind in Tai Chi and Qigong practice. QiCircles©, or abdominal rotations, and Mindful Massage© of the He ad, Neck, Hands, and Meridians exercises directly stimulate the lymphatic system, immune system, internal organs, brain, blood circulation, skin circulation, and energy flow in the meridians. Great for detoxification of the tissues. Exercises are performed sitting so it provides a great way to regain strength and energy. Movements also loosen hips and low back. Front and mirror view. Instructions on Qi (Chi) circles and self massage come directly from Wu Style taiji and were taught to me by Grandmaster Wang Hao Da who was 18 years indoor student of Mah Yueh Liang. ©2005 $34.95
Eight Pieces of Brocade is one of the oldest known forms of qigong ("CHEE gong") that originated in China some 800 years ago. Qigong means to "cultivate energy" and has been shown to improve overall health and feelings of well-being. It is ideal for beginner tai chi and gigong practitioners. The postures are simple to learn, but doing them correctly for their fullest benefits is key to feeling their profound effects. Practice regularly and mindfully and you will unravel the secret.
The Eight Pieces of Brocade DVD is in two parts. Part I is the entire sequence practiced to calm music. Part II is presented with detailed instructions for transmitting spirals in two ways: the first way is taught describing a type of power-stretching in which one part of the body is set up in opposition to another, creating an isometric stretch around the joints with a spiraling motion. The second way describes the movements with qi and pure relaxation. 27 min. ©2002, 2006 $19.95
Breast Massage™ during pregnancy and lactation is safe and highly recommended by midwives and lactation specialists. Massage aids in the ability to transition into nursing with less painful engorgement and dramatically reduces the potential for blocked ducts. Milk-producing hormones do not kick in until birth so it is rare that massage would induce lactation. We recommend that you add even more nipple massage. Use a soft cloth and gently massage nipples and areola to gradually toughen up this tissue to prepare for the nursing infant and to avoid painful tender tissue in the early weeks of nursing. Massaging nipples immediately after giving birth aids in the production of oxytocin that is important for improving uterine contractions, clamping of blood vessels, and release of placenta.
iNutrition and supplements are also important for breast health. A well-balanced diet that is natural, seasonal, moderate and chemical free is essential for good health. It is important to avoid foods that are overly processed, foods that are fried in trans-fats and foods that contain additives and preservatives. Coffee, tea, sodas, and meat with growth hormones need to be reduced or eliminated from the diet. A high fat diet has been implicated in breast cancer because the saturated fats generate more cholesterol and higher estrogen levels in women. In order to reduce the risk of cancer, it is important to have a diet that is low-fat, high complex-carbohydrate and minimizes alcohol, cigarettes and preserved and chemically laced foods. The strongest correlation for breast cancer is with trans-fats made with hydrogenated vegetable oils such as margarine or shortening.(Elson M. Haas, Staying Healthy with Nutrition, 21st Century Edition, Berkeley, CA, Celestial Arts) A good diet for breast and overall health has these factors: five or more servings of vegetables and fruits; four or more servings of whole grains and other starches such as carrots or beets; two to three servings of sprouted legumes or seeds, fish, eggs, seeds, with minimal meat; two or more servings of calcium foods that include nuts, seeds, green leafy vegetables, cheese; and one or two servings of vegetables oils such as olive, flaxseed, or sunflower oil. As much as possible these foods should be organic and grown locally to reduce exogenous estrogens, pesticides and other toxins.
Since the soils are depleted, it is also recommended you take whole food supplements that are derived from sea vegetables, rather than petrochemicals or other inorganic chemicals. A minimum of a green drink, liquid organic minerals, probiotics, and Omega-3 fatty acids need to be included in every woman’s daily diet. These supplements will provide the trace minerals, vitamins and antioxidants that are necessary for good health but may not be readily available in the foods. Body Balance™ and other Life Force products are recommended as whole food nutritional supplementation that provides essential nutrients, trace minerals, vitamins, and amino acids and more. Body Balance™ is 98% inner-leaf filet aloe vera juice provides the most essential element to reduce inflammation and toxicity. Inflammation and toxicity is the number one root cause of pain, lymphatic congestion, swelling, chronically sustained disorders, episodic appearance of symptoms. Listen to the video below to learn more about Body Balance™. Please visit http://www.mylifeforce.net/susanmatthews for more information, email or call Susan at 970-903-5723 for a personal interview about how these products can help you.
Another important part of any woman's life is to have a practice to reduce the effects of stress. Mindfulness meditation and visualization, nourishing the Spirit, nourishes the entire self. Qigong exercise and massage is practiced with mindfulness. On the physical level, a woman can visualize what she is feeling with the massage. She can identify tissue types and the differences between muscle, bone, vessels, veins, arteries, ducts and lymph. “What is important about feeling and identifying these differences is that we can mentally put our minds there,” states Dr. Matthews. "Where the mind goes, qi and energy and blood circulation also goes. The purpose of the visualization is to bring blood and energy (qi) to the area being massaged. By adding an emotional, nurturing loving, quality to the visualization process, it adds power to address the psycho-spiritual aspect of breast health. Positive thoughts and positive feelings should be generated about the breast massage and the decision to be proactive in your health. You can also directly visualize the flow of energy or qi as light. Light can be brought to any place in the body for healing. The direct visualization/feeling of the downward flow of energy stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, enhancing the calm down, relax, digest food system that counters stress."
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