Nature and Your Health

March 2, 2012

Spring is coming. Nature is calling.  Did you know that “the fractals (shapes) in nature affect the brain. .. when we are surrounded by nature, pleasure chemicals are released and we in effect become happier.”  There is a very informative post here about the benefits of taking your exercise in the woods or a park. You may already know that being in nature improves your mood .  If you don’t, try it, it works.

I spend most of my free time hiking, boating or just plain walking somewhere where there are trees, grass and or water. I bike to work and to the shops. I know from first hand experience how this improves my mental and physical health. Studies show that this is not just anecdotal.  So, get out there, give it a try. Health will improve and your homeopathic constitutional treatment is supported by a proactive approach to wellness.

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Support your Homeopathic Constitutional Treatment with Wintertime Self Care

January 19, 2012

We are well into the deep dark days of winter.  Lack of light and low motivation to exercise and eat well can take a toll.  Here is a great list by Therese J. Borchard of PsychCentral of things we can do to help relieve the stress on our psyches and bodies that winter can bring. Physical and Psychological stress can interfere with Homeopathic healing by maintaining the causes of  illness.

Support your Homeopathic constitutional treatment and speed your healing by taking care of yourself, especially in the months when we are most likely to neglect self care due to low light, short days and the increase in demands on our time.

At Ming Dinh Homeopathy we look at the big picture of health. We help you deal with the things that maintain illness in an holistic and sensitive way. We want you to be well. We do what it takes to get you there.

The school year and your health

September 10, 2011

As we move into fall, children and youth return to school. The stresses and strains of everyday life can be exacerbated during the fall and winter due to school related pressures.  Stress lowers our immune systems’ ability to fight off disease.   Contracting colds, flues and other communicable diseases may be our response to overtaxed immune systems.

Homeopathic constitutional treatment can offer immune system support during stressful times and times when our children and ourselves may not be getting the time, light or rest that is optimal to good health.

See your homeopathic practitioner today, before  the dark days of fall and winter take their toll and maybe this year you will power through the days with vitality and energy.

New Home for Ming Dinh Homeopathy

May 29, 2010

Ming Dinh Homeopathy is moving.  We can now be found at two new convenient locations:

Vancouver
234 W. 11th Avenue
Vancouver BC  V5Y 1S9
778-867-8411

Ladner
SOMA Health & Homeopathy
5064 – 59A St.
Delta  (Ladner)  BC  V4K 3J9
778-867-8411

Natural Health Care Workshop

May 8, 2010

Saturday, 22 May 2010

13:00 – 17:00
HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre
204-2250 Commercial Drive

Natural Health Care Workshop Learn Practical Self-care Techniques through Energy Work, Homeopathy & Ayurveda.

Come to an afternoon of community building and self-care. Learn natural techniques to reduce stress, sleep better and keep you and your loved ones happier and healthier. Stock your cabinets with non-pharmaceutical preventative and first aid remedies, and go home feeling relaxed, educated & empowered.

This is a three-in-one afternoon with a workshop on Ayurvedic nutrition with Ocean, meditation & tools for self-care with Kelly Gordon and an information session on homeopathy with Ming Dinh & Isabel Johnston.

Join us on Saturday, May 22 from 1-5 at HeartQuest Holistic Wellness Centre on Commercial Drive. $80 for the full afternoon, $70 if you register before May 15. Space is limited!

To REGISTER, please contact Kelly Gordon at: kelly@essenceenergy.com. A $35.00 deposit is required to reserve your spot! Register early as there is a minimum number required for the workshop to go ahead!

For more information on each practitioner, please visit seaweedsalon.

Ayurvedic Nutrition with Ocean

“You are what you eat.” This adage is the foundation of Ayurvedic nutrition and well-being. In this ancient Indian healing art, everything we eat has an effect on us and we can guide our own health through choosing the right foods for us. Ayurvedic nutrition recognizes that different people have different bodies and constitutions and therefore need to eat different kinds of foods. In this workshop, you will learn about the 5 elements and how this knowledge will help you choose the right food for you and your loved ones as well as how to balance changes in your health, the environment and the seasons. Balancing your diet according to your personal needs reduces stress on your nervous system so that your body can better function on a day-to-day basis. Enjoy better health and a longer life with foods that are meant for you!

Meditation and Tools for Self-care with Kelly Gordon

This workshop is for those who want to learn how to stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities with energy-based movement and meditation. We will focus on two basic principles from Energy Work, grounding and centering, with developing your kinesthetic sense of energy. Experience an introduction into blending energy work with mindfulness meditation, learn more about your nervous system and gain new tools to help you deepen your yoga, dance or bodywork practice.

Explore the benefits of the healing art of homeopathy with Isabel Johnston & Ming Dinh

Homeopathy is a powerful healing system that is uniquely able to restore health and well-being by correcting the energetic imbalance that lies at the core of all illness. This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of health and disease from a holistic perspective. Discover how constitutional treatment by a homeopath can stimulate your body’s own defense mechanism, and how homeopathic remedies treat the individual person rather than the disease. Learn how homeopathy can be used effectively as a means of self-care at home for yourself and your family. You will leave with simple first aid and acute remedy knowledge, and a homeopathic first aid remedy to be added to your own kit.

* Homeopathic first aid kits ($75.00) and guided movement and meditation CD’s will be available for purchase at the event!

An Excellent Resource for the World Traveller

April 6, 2010

If you are considering travel to destinations in tropical and less developed countries, you have many things to check off your to-do list. Along with the usual trip planning, there is the added complication of informing yourself on diseases very different from the ones to be found at home. There are many, and some of them can be very serious.

The World Travellers’ Manual of Homeopathy By Dr. Colin B. LESSELL, (available at Whole Health Now: http://www.wholehealthnow.com/books/travellers-manual.html) is an excellent resource for this preparatory stage. It covers a range of conditions that the traveler can be subjected to, from the usual travel sickness, jet-lag and accidents, to infections from bacteria, viruses, parasites, bites, stings, poisonings, etc. There is a special section for women, which includes advice for the pregnant traveler, and even a section at the end of the book that evaluates the quality of water in various regions of the world.

Dr. Lessell spent 5 years preparing this book and the result is a manual that is almost encyclopedic in its scope. It tries to be comprehensive in the multitude of ways in which you could get stung, poisoned, parasitized, bitten, injured, envenomed, infected and infested in the course of travels around the globe. For example, in his chapter on diseases of the skin, he covers windburn, boils, carbuncles, cold sores, impetigo, intertrigo, Dhobi’s itch, ringworm, scalp ringworm, Pityriasis versicolor, surfer’s ear, scabies, louse infestation, human maggot infestation, sandworm infestation, swimmer’s itch, blister beetles, shellfish urticaria, poison ivy rash, stinging tree rash, nettle stings, algae dermatitis, and tropical wood dermatitis.

Aside from vivid descriptions of the conditions you need to be concerned about, he includes commonsense advice on how to avoid getting ill, supportive treatment, when to seek medical advice, and suggestions on homeopathic treatment. This book is an eye opener for the layperson who may have no idea of the myriad things that can befall an unwary traveler when traveling abroad, and a useful reference for the practitioner. It is well worth the time to read up on the areas to which you will be traveling, and to assemble a homeopathic kit specific to the conditions to be found there, as an addition to your regular travel kit.

Natural Health Care Workshop

March 10, 2010

Self-care techniques through Energy Work, Homeopathy & Ayurveda

With Practitioners Kelly Gordon, Anika Harrer, Ming Dinh and Ocean

Come join us for an afternoon of community building and self-care. Learn natural techniques to reduce stress, sleep better and keep you and your loved ones happier and healthier. Bring home some non-pharmaceutical preventative and first aid remedies and leave feeling relaxed, educated & empowered.

Date and Time: Saturday, March 13th, 2010 from 12:00 – 4:30pm.

Where: Heart & Soul Studio in Kitsilano, 1955 West Broadway.
Cost:
$80.00 for the full afternoon, $70 if you register before March 8th.


Registration: Pre-registration is required;
space is limited. Cash or cheque only. Please email to register at kelly@essenceenergy.com or call 604-876-1165.

Homeopathic first aid kits will be available for purchase ($75.00) plus Ayurveda Oils!

Workshop details:

Meditation and Tools for Self-care with Kelly Gordon

This workshop is for those who want to learn how to stimulate the body’s own natural healing abilities with gentle movement and meditation. We will incorporate key principals from Energy Work and focus on deepening mind-body synchronization and developing your kinesthetic sense of energy. Experience an introduction into blending energy work with mindfulness meditation, learn more about your nervous system and gain new tools to help you deepen your yoga, dance or bodywork practice.

Explore the benefits of the healing art of homeopathy with Anika Harrer & Ming Dinh

Homeopathy is a powerful healing system that is uniquely able to restore health and well-being by correcting the energetic imbalance that lies at the core of all illness.  This workshop will provide you with a basic understanding of health and disease from a holistic perspective.  Discover how constitutional treatment by a homeopath can stimulate your body’s own defense mechanism, and how homeopathic remedies treat the individual person rather than the disease.  Learn how homeopathy can be used effectively as a means of self-care at home for yourself and your family.  You will leave with simple first aid and acute remedy knowledge, and a homeopathic first aid remedy to be added to your own kit.

For more information about Ming Dinh, please visit: http://www.accessnaturalhealing.com/our-people/dinh.htm

Ayurvedic Oils & Self-Massage with Ocean

Abhyanga, the art of self-massage, is an essential part of maintaining a long and healthy life in the Ayurvedic tradition.  Your skin is the largest organ of your body; it is your interface with the outside world.  Daily—or even weekly—self-massage is great way to nourish the skin and stimulate the tissues and nervous system to create healthy, glowing, radiant skin.  In this session you will learn the basic steps of Abhyanga so that you can treat yourself to a daily massage as well as learn how to give yourself a foot massage that will help ground your energy at the end of the day so that you can drop into deeper sleep.  You will also learn about different oils so that you can choose the best oil for your skin.  Treat yourself, treat your body to the art of self-massage.

Natural Health Care workshop this Saturday

March 9, 2010

I am presenting at a Natural Health Care workshop this Saturday,
March 13th. Please sign up by THURSDAY afternoon!
Pre-registration is required so that you can
confirm your spot.

Please contact Kelly to register: kelly@essenceenergy.com or call 604-876-1165.

See you on Saturday.

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