Home Office Ideas For A Healthy Healing Space

Breast Cancer Indoor Office GardenBy: Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

Create a breast cancer healing home office as a private sanctuary where you can find solace and quiet reflection. Here, you can lift your spirits, or nurture and soothe the soul. Your assignment is to create a healing space of your very own to dream, meditate and heal. Use the suggestions below to create a space that expresses YOU and fully supports your healing practice during breast cancer.

Home Office Garden IndoorsPlant An Indoor Garden
There are numerous reasons that somebody would choose to plant a full scale indoor garden. A desire to grow your own food year round is a good reason, or maybe you need a way to support your out-of-control plant collecting addiction. You could simply want to beautify your home and purify the air. Learn How

Breast Cancer Healing With Sage SmudgeSmudge Your Space
As even the happiest homes accumulate in time negative vibrations, it is good to smudge your home thoroughly at least several times a year. You can also smudge your office space (not during busy office hours!); as well as use smudging to clear your own energy or the energy of other people. Learn More

Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp For Breast Cancer HealingSalt Lamps
Salt lamps can be used in the workplace to improve concentration, and to diminish stress and fatigue. Research indicates that a salt lamp could reduce the radiation from office equipment, especially computer monitors, and fluorescent lighting. Source

Breast Cancer Healing Indoor Plants For Home OfficePlants To Clean Air
Plants have long been known to improve air quality. They absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen into the atmosphere, making the air cleaner and more refreshing for us to breathe. But some plants do this more effectively than others. 5 top plants include: The Dracaena, Rubber Plant, Bamboo Palm, Lady Palm and Areca Palm.Source
Breast Cancer Color Therapy Healing Wheel
Color Therapy
According to ayurveda, there are also seven energy centers in the body, each on e associated with one of the colors. If a person’s chakra is weak or out of balance, the color associated with it will help strengthen it. By using color therapy techniques when you are decorating your home or office, you bring those healing energies into your space and enhance or diminish certain qualities. Source

Office Healing Crystals For Breast Cancer HealingHealing Crystals
Crystals placed in and around your space will make for healthier, more productive environment. Crystals relate to the energies of the chakra or body part. For instance, pink stones which relate to the heart chakra are often used in complementary crystal healing for breast cancer. Learn About Crystals How To Use Crystals In Office

General Tips To Reduce Your Chemical Exposure:

1: Refresh indoor air daily (a.k.a. open windows).

2: Use HEPA filters in vacuums and heaters/burners.

3: Choose natural untreated fibers whenever possible for clothing, bedding, upholstery, and curtains.

4: Minimize plastic use, including Teflon.

5: Learn to read ingredients for food, personal care products, and cleaning solutions.

6: Minimize the use of “fragrance” or perfumes found in personal care products, cleaners, laundry products, air fresheners, and candles.

7: Minimize exposure to “things that smell;” typically called VOCs — volatile organic compounds. This can include a range of items from paints, markers, glue, garden products, solvents, and certain plastics.

Everyone’s idea of a healing space is unique. There are no fixed rules for creating a healing space. Do whatever appeals to your senses and put those ideas in the space. When developing your area, begin with what you already have, and then improve on it by making it more healing. You don’t need an elaborate space to uplift your mind and soul. Even a simple, color will do.

Dawn Breast CancerAbout Dawn Bradford Lange:  Co-founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Dawn is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.

Amma Therapy – My Next Favorite Cancer Treatment

Amma Therapy Cancer TreatmentBy Diana Ross, Co-Founder of Breast Cancer Yoga.

I love my Amma cancer treatments. I have had the great fortune to have incredible healing practitioners coming into my life and working on and with me. Elizabeth Valenzuela is just one of these special people. Her wholistic and spiritual approach to healthy living is an adventure for me into understanding myself and reaching my true destiny of love and purpose. I know it sounds corny but I am learning so much and I so believe that Elizabeth was placed on my path of wellness to expand my consciousness and gain a greater awareness of purpose. Elizabeth and her Amma Therapy make this possible. Besides being a spiritual and sensitive person, her passion lies with helping animals that suffer and cannot speak. She has such a loving connection to all creatures.

So What is Amma Therapy?

Amma Therapy is an ancient healing system which dates back some 5000 years ago during the Yellow Emperor era. It is a highly skilled system of body work therapy which employs massage techniques, manipulations, and the application of pressure, friction and touch-to-points on the energy channels on which they are found. The channels are the pathways through which energy passes throughout our bodies. Amma, is less defined by a specific technique than by its purpose, philosophy, and sophisticated practice as a healing art.

Amma Therapy is fundamentally an energetic therapy focused on the balance and movement of “life energy” in the human body. Starting with the basic application of hand techniques used to balance the flow of energy. Then other methods were developed, including the use of needles (acupuncture), heat (moxibustion), skeletal manipulation, the appropriate use of herbal medications, diet, and then meditation. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) all these methods target the flow and balance of energy in the channels. The modern Amma therapist is knowledgeable in all of these areas but relies primarily on the sensitivity and strength of the hands to manipulate life energy.

Am-ma means “push-pull” in Chinese. Amma Therapy utilizes all the techniques of the major forms of therapeutic massage:

Deep pressure and point manipulation used in Shiatsu massage are applied to attain the desired effects of energetic movement and release of muscular contraction.

Foot reflex points commonly referred to as “foot reflexology” are stimulated during to these points which often has a profound outcome on the deeper organs and tissues within the body.

Deep facial manipulation techniques and connective tissue manipulation used in Rolfing are used for muscle stretching and pushing techniques that are common to European or Swedish massage.

In addition, the master therapist is well versed in, and fully capable of, the skeletal manipulations that are the basis of chiropractic. Elizabeth also uses essential oils and healing crystals. She feels the energy blockages and moves energy through. I can feel the warmth rising and my breath being freed. Love my Amma Treatments. Love having Elizabeth in my life especially now. But everything has a reason to appear so here I am sharing my next favorite treatment.

love and light,

Louise Scalza Breast Cancer Authority Contributor
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Diana RossAbout Diana Ross: E-RYT 500 restorative yoga teacher, survivor that cares and founder of Breast Cancer Yoga. Diana is making a difference with Breast Cancer Yoga therapeutic products designed to support you emotionally and physically during breast cancer . We want to give you the attention and personal service you need so please email us at info@breastcanceryoga.com if you have questions.


A Breast Cancer Authority Bestseller Book Giveaway – The Natural Medicine Chest

Ellen Kamhi Book Review

By Breast Cancer Yoga Staff.

The Natural Medicine Chest: Natural Medicines to Keep You and Your Family Thriving Into the Next Millennium By Dr. Ellen Kamhi Book Review & Giveaway!

About The Book

The Natural Medicine ChestOpen your medicine cabinet and take a look inside. How many pills, tablets, and bottles of syrups do you have that contain chemicals you can’t even pronounce? For every ache and ailment, there is a medical prescription. But what about the cures that have been working for centuries? What about nature’s medicines? The Natural Medicine Chest is a beautifully illustrated guide which provides the history, descriptions, research, and uses of over 100 healing herbs, foods, and nutrients.

This is an illustrated guide which provides the history, description, research and tests of over 50 healing herbs and foods.


Do you know:

  • The plant that can take the place of a first-aid kit?
  • The best herbs for pregnancy and labor?
  • The plant that is a remedy for asthma?
  • The culinary spice that is safer than aspirin and works on nausea better than Dramamine?
  • The leaf that can substitute for sugar?

From aloe vera to wild yams, The Natural Medicine Chest thoroughly covers each healing element that Nature has given us.

A clear explanation of botanical herbal medicine as practiced in this country. While the authors make clear that these substances can offer real benefit, they make equally and often inadvertently clear that self-diagnosis and treatment is not a reliable route to take. Naturopath Zampieron and Kamhi (a nurse with a doctorate in public health) give a brief, accurate history of botanical medicine in America including a fresh outlook on Andrew Carnegie’s “medical thug,” Abraham Flexner (Flexner’s 1910 Carnegie-funded report on medical education is revered in the allopathic establishment as a cornerstone of our current medical education and treatment systems, but it stopped the development of herbalism and other alternative therapies cold). Many herbalists work under the supervision of a licensed medical practitioner; interested readers can follow guidelines here for tracking down such herbalists. The authors discuss safety: natural does not mean safe, they point out, and give careful alerts as to interactions between herbal and pharmaceutical drugs, as well as the possibilities for abuse and allergic reactions. After describing what is known of the medicinal components found in herbs and how they are extracted to form useful preparations, Zampieron and Kamhi describe an extensive list of herbs and other plants (aloe, St. John’s Wort, parsley; also bananas, guava, pineapple, among many others). Intriguing and well-presented.

Book Giveaway Details

Like Dr. Ellen Kamhi’s book? You can have one, too!  Ellen has generously agreed to give away a The Natural Medicine Chest: Natural Medicines: To Keep You and Your Family Thriving into the Next Millennium book, a ($29.95 value) to one lucky reader.  All you have to do is leave a comment below with your email address so we may notify the winner of our Breast Cancer Authority Bestseller Giveaway.  We will randomly select a commenter to receive one book, signed by the author.We will announce the winner on the Breast Cancer Authority Blog and on our Breast Cancer Yoga Facebook page.

A Holistic Journey Through Cancer Begins With Emotional And Physical Cleansing

Lemon Water Cleanse For Breast Cancer
By Lisa Robbins Author of the “Cancer Journal” 

When people first come to healing they are full of questions about which supplements, food and therapies they ‘should’ take, as these seem to stand out as the most important aspects to healing. It’s true that in order to heal you must give your body the nutrients it needs to cleanse and repair and you definitely won’t experience healing by doing the same things that caused illness to manifest in the first place. Sometimes though healing is more about putting less in and taking more out and this is what cleansing can do; remove congestion and jumpstart your healing process.


Physical Cleansing

Simple one day cleanses with fresh water and lemon or raw vegetable juices, for example, can play a critical role in removing physical congestion.

There is a very simple cleanse which will help you to loosen and remove congestion from your physical body. This cleanse uses Burdock root, Articum lappa which is very safe and is eaten as a food in many countries around the world. Its virtues lie in its ability to stimulate liver function, to improve digestion and increase the natural rate of detoxification, pulling impurities out of the lymph and blood, drawing them into the eliminatory organs. This is the reason it is so helpful in removing congestion and purifying your blood and lymph fluids.

Burdock has been used as a blood cleanser for centuries, and is included in several well-known anti-cancer herbal formulas. It also has been used to help clear acne and blood infections.

During this cleanse you may feel a gentle pulling sensation under your right rib cage as your liver is stimulated, digestion increases and congestion begins to be drawn out.


Burdock Root For Breast Cancer

Simple Burdock Root Tea Cleanse

For this beginning one-day cleanse you will need a large bag of organic leafy greens, half a cup of hemp seeds, a quarter cup of Burdock root (substitute Dandelion root) and your favorite organic frozen berries.

Put the Burdock root in a small saucepan with three cups of fresh water and simmer gently for five or ten minutes. Take off the heat and let cool completely. Strain the Burdock root tea.


Hemp Seed For Breast Cancer

Into a blender add Burdock tea, two or three large handfuls of organic leafy greens, half a cup of raw hemp seeds (or other raw nut or seed of your choice) and two cups of fresh or frozen organic berries (substitute organic apples or pears). Add water to the fill line and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Add more water if needed. Pour your cleansing smoothie into a large pitcher and refrigerate. Drink the smoothie for the entire day, alternating with fresh water and herbal teas.

You might like a blend of calming herbs that also have chemicals with properties that act against cancer. Try a simple blend of Chamomile, Oat Grass and Pau D’Arco.

Herbs can have powerful effects, which are very helpful, however always be sure the herbs you are taking do not conflict with any medications or pre-existing conditions. Consult with a qualified practitioner first, if necessary.

Rest, relax and be at peace knowing that healing is taking place. Use this cleanse anytime to break a pattern of poor eating, to jumpstart your healing process and to add oomph to your healing protocol.

Emotional Cleansing

As the healing process proceeds and physical congestion begins to flow out of your body, long held emotional wounds can rise to the surface.

To really pry up and remove emotional knots that have manifested in your physical body, takes forgiving yourself and others for past hurts.

It may take visiting a ‘knot’ many times, each time recognizing what caused you or another person to behave as you did, before you can release and move past any emotion tied up in the knot.

One simple way to interfere with and release harmful emotions is to practice EFT or emotional freedom technique. This quick technique using tapping your fingers on key points on your body to interfere with the pain caused by held emotions. I have found the simplest and most effective way for myself is to tap all four fingers of each hand on the top, sides of my head, while repeating a series of rational thoughts related to the emotion. The thoughts gradually bring me to an understanding of why we acted and reacted as we did. Tapping is repeated every time the same thought and emotion rise. Each time releasing more and more of the emotional baggage tied to the thought, until it is released and no longer hounds you and controls your wellbeing.

It may take several times of the thought and emotion recurring and you tapping to release it before it is permanently gone. Quite remarkably this is as extremely simple as it is effective.

There are many organizations, instructors and natural health practitioners who can teach you which areas on your body to tap and give you practical examples of how to release negative, long-held emotions. A search on videos sites like YouTube will give large search results for how-to videos for ‘emotional freedom technique’.

When you no longer feel emotional pain or are haunted when thinking about a past hurt, you will know that the emotional release will now allow healing to continue.­­­­

Healing takes time and patience. It requires that you allow yourself to be guided by your own intuition. It asks that you honor yourself by listening and responding to your symptoms, feelings and needs, that you enjoy the best nutrition possible and that you treat yourself with kindness and love.

Lisa RobbinsLisa Robbins, BScHN, RHN, CTT

Author of The Cancer Journal Heal Yourself! and Cancer Cure and Survivor Stories




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