We Are Surrounded by Information, But We’re Not Aware of Most It

We Are Surrounded by Information, But We’re Not Aware of Most It

 

We are literally surrounded by information – everywhere we go and in everything we do. Some of it is obvious to us:

 

  • On our phones and online we are bombarded with messages, ads, invitations and suggestions daily

 

  • We read hardcopy (books, billboards, instructions)

 

  • We observe others’ behavior relative to our own (e.g.how fast the other cars around us are traveling on the freeway vs. how fast our car is traveling)

 

  • We can observe things around us (nature, behavior, activities, politics)

 

  • We can notice things happening within us or to those we care about (aches, pain, bodily functions, emotional shifts)

 

  • We can hear and sense things changing (creaks, shifts, motion)

 

These are only a limited sphere of observations, limited by our senses, by what we’ve been taught to notice, and by our own experiences.

 

There’s a whole world of information that we haven’t been taught to notice – that can help us better navigate our lives here on earth.

 

This month I’m inviting you to delve deeper into what we haven’t been taught to notice. Information that is essential for each of us, that we can use daily.

 

Join me on January 26th at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern for Seven Ways to Get Important Messages from Your Own Life Experiences. [Click here to claim your seat.]

 

You’ll be amazed when you discover the information that is available to you every day that you are not aware of.

 

Once you learn to access this information you’ll be amazed at how your daily perceptions will change. You’ll notice an improvement in your decision-making. Your perceptions of relationships and the situations you find yourself in will also start to change.

 

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How affirmations can change your life

How affirmations can change your life

 

There are always things in life we want to change: how we look, how we feel, difficult relationships or situations we find ourselves in, where we work, where we live… and countless other issues. Sometimes we know exactly how to make the changes, and in other situations, we just don’t know what to do.

As a young single mother, I struggled going to a prestigious graduate school and raising a preschooler. I felt as though I hadn’t been prepared for the life I was living. People always asked me how I was able to do everything I did. My answer was: “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” 

I really learned the meaning of that phrase. It was a guiding principle for me in those days. I felt that completing graduate school and getting a good job was a necessity so that I could provide adequately for my child. Because I wouldn’t settle for less I was determined to juggle the many facets of my life so that I could succeed. Sometimes I had to be very creative. Fortunately, I had plenty of ingenuity.

Years later when I was having very different problems as my children were older, I reminded myself that I had been through much more difficult problems and had survived. “You can do this!” I reminded myself every time I wondered whether I could, in fact, do what I needed to do. 

Even today when I remind myself by saying “You can do this!” or say it to others, I realize how powerful that statement is for me.

“You can do this!” is an affirmation. For me, the subtext is always you’ve done so many harder things in life you can certainly do this.

I still say it to myself on the rare occasions that I feel doubt or wonder about my capabilities.

That was my first experience in creating an affirmation for myself. I didn’t realize that it was an affirmation or how powerful it was until I looked back years later and saw the courage that four simple words could evoke in me. 

The proverb “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” can be turned into other affirmations as well: 

  • “I am creative.” 
  • “I can turn lemons into lemonade.” 
  • “I can respond to whatever life sends my way with ingenuity.” 
  • “I can see the silver lining in this situation and I can make the most of it.”

Affirmations can open your awareness to new possibilities. When you’re feeling stuck this can be vital. 

  • Where are you feeling stuck?
  • What are the things in your life that you would like to change? 
  • Which ones are challenging? 
  • Which ones do you wish for help with?

If you would like to know more about how affirmations can help you to make changes in your life, please join me for my free online workshop on Tuesday, October 25th at 5 pm Pacific / 8 pm Eastern. It’s called Affirmations: Create the Life You Want With Your Self-Talk. 

>>> To register click here.

Intuitive Help with Important Decisions

Intuitive Help with Important Decisions

You’ve probably had experiences in life where you sensed that you were getting important guidance that came from outside of you, that was important to a situation or decision you were faced with.

Here are two examples of experiences I’ve had where I received guidance with important decisions:

I remember when I was trying to decide where to go to college – a big decision for a teenager. I visited several of the schools I had applied to and just wasn’t sure which one was the right one for me. I thought I knew what I wanted in a college, but when I visited they just didn’t feel right.

Then I visited two schools in another part of the U.S. At the first one, it was so clear to me that this was the right place. Even though I’d never been to that city before and knew no one who lived there, it felt like home. Everything was right and it felt right to me. When I found out that I had been accepted at that school during the visit, I was thrilled and made my decision to go to college there – one I’ve never regretted.

More than twenty years later I was offered a job that I thought I wanted, but when I received the offer I had a strong feeling that I shouldn’t accept it. They were offering good money, it was a well-known, well-respected company, and I didn’t have a better option, but something said “don’t take this job”. I didn’t know what to do. I pondered my predicament for several days and ultimately followed my intuition and turned down the job offer.

Nine months later I was working at a different company and interviewed a person who had worked for the company I turned down in a similar role to the one I was offered. I was curious about what it was like to work there at the time that I was offered the job there. The person I interviewed was very candid. He said that it was a horrible work environment: very high stress, lots of difficult situations, and managers and co-workers who were very difficult to work with. I discovered why I had been encouraged not to accept the job. I was amazed and very grateful for the guidance.

Have you had similar experiences?

  • You received guidance in making an important decision.
  • You had a nagging feeling that you should or should not do something.
  • You saw a particular outcome that informed a decision you made.

If you would like to know more about the information you have available to you every day that can help you make important decisions, please join me for my free online workshop on September 15th at 5 pm Pacific. It’s called How Do I Know If I’m Clairvoyant? To register for free click here.

I’m also offering Zoom or phone consults to help you resolve medical issues when you don’t have time for treatment. This allows me to help you when either you or I am out of town. I can also help people who live elsewhere than the Bay Area. Book your FREE consult HERE.

New Beginnings: Online Offerings from Nina Price Wellness

New Beginnings: Online Offerings from Nina Price Wellness

Sheltering in Place has convinced me that it makes sense to create and offer more online services and programs. After looking at plenty of possibilities I’ve decided to offer the following new online services and programs:

»  Consults—I’m offering Zoom or phone consults to help you resolve medical issues when you don’t have time for a treatment. This allows me to help you when either you or I are out of town. I can also help people who live elsewhere than the Bay Area. To sign up for a consult, CLICK HERE.

»  Cleanse Programs every Quarter—This will begin June 17th with my Summer Cleanse called RE:SET // RE:CONNECT // RE:JUVENATE. These 5-day programs help you to release physical and emotional toxins, try delicious new recipes, and can be the basis for new habits in the new quarter. I hope you’ll join in on the fun and invite your friends to participate too. To sign up for the 5-Day Cleanse, CLICK HERE.

»  Quarterly Follow-Up Programs like this Summer’s Rock Your Body // Rock Your Life (following the 5-Day Cleanse), will begin June 27th and run through the month of July, offering you an opportunity to build and cement new habits around food, fitness and other areas of your life—take your wellness to the NEXT LEVEL! To sign up for Rock Your Body // Rock Your Life, CLICK HERE.

»  I will offer LIVE or online classes or workshops on an occasional basis to teach topics that you express interest in.

»  My new online ordering link allows you to order and re-order some of the supplements I recommend through my website. They’ll be shipped directly to you. If you’d like to try this out, email me and I’ll set you up to do this—let me know if you’re interested. I will still need to stock Evergreen Herbs formulas and other brands that this distributor, Wellevate, doesn’t offer.

Please don’t hesitate to try out these new online programs and services. I promise that you’ll benefit from them!

COVID-19 Immunity and Our Community

COVID-19 Immunity and Our Community

Dear patients and our community,

As you already know, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is very real and it is everyone’s responsibility to help keep our community safe from its rapid spread.  To help slow the spread of this virus, it is now more important than ever to take an abundance of caution to help protect you, your family, our community and our healthcare system. 

Because there are many unknowns about Coronavirus and things can change rapidly, we believe using common sense is the best measure to prevent its spread.

If you are feeling ill, or experiencing any of the following symptoms, please stay home and limit your exposure to other people in your community. By taking action, you will significantly delay the spread of COVID-19:

» Fever (oral temperature 100.4° or higher) or symptoms of fever (such as chills or body aches) within the past 24 hours—please do not consider yourself fever-free until your temperature has been normal for at least 24 hours without the use of Tylenol (acetaminophen)
» Shortness of breath and/or a cough that is not known to be caused by another condition (for example allergies)
» Travel within the past 14 days to areas that have people known to be infected with Covid-19
» Close contact with a person known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days
» Healthcare workers who have been in contact with patients known/suspected to be infected with COVID-19 within the past 14 days 

Prevention is the best medicine. Here are some additional resources for our patients and the community during this critical time.

What You Can Do To Take Care Of Yourself
The most important things you can do to support your immune system are really basic:
1. Don’t panic. Stress is bad for your immune system. It’s normal to have worried thoughts. Just don’t entertain them for too long. Make some time to do something enjoyable each day and connect with loved ones.
2. Wash your hands frequently (for at least 20 seconds) and don’t touch your face unless you just washed your hands.
3. Get enough sleep. Turn off the screens of your electronic devices and start winding down a little earlier, about 1 hour prior to getting to bed for the night.
4. Drink lots of water to support healthy mucous membranes as a first line of defense. Hot water and tea have been shown to inhibit viruses in our throat.
5. Eat more nutrient-dense whole foods, soups, and bone broth.
6. Eat less inflammatory foods: sugar, industrial seed oils, processed foods, alcohol, and foods you are sensitive to (wheat, dairy, eggs, nightshades etc.)
7. Support lung health by doing some even breathing, preferably outdoors in fresh air, to move circulation and clear out toxins. Breathe in through your nose for a count of 4, hold for a count of 4, then out through your mouth for a count of 4, finally holding for a count of 4 (called “box breathing”). Repeat. Make the counts even by making a sound each time you count your inhale beats, so you can truly count each breath.

What You Can Do To Help Boost Your Immune System
» Immune boosting and antiviral herbs! Herbs boost and support your immune system. Let us know you are interested in herbs and we’ll figure out the best way they can help you.
» Probiotics are an important part of your immune system. They are available in fermented foods such as yogurt, kefir, raw sauerkraut, specifically labeled pickles, miso, kombucha (careful because it can contain lots of sugar and some caffeine). Consider supplementing with a concentrated pill or powder.
» Elderberry syrup is a go-to recommendation for antiviral support that you can order online or get at Whole Foods.
» Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and Zinc are also good supplements to boost your immune system.

To the Point: Immunity System Support PDF
As part of our ongoing support to you and our community, we’ve included a FREE PDF download to help give you the tools to strengthen your immune system at home. Click here to download this FREE PDF resource.

Up-to-date COVID-19 data from the World Health Organization
For the current number of cases worldwide, the World Health Organization maintains a COVID-19 Situation Report worldwide. Click here.

As acupuncturists and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, we are committed to the health and safety of our community. With your help and support, we can all take part in mitigating the spread of COVID-19. While these times may feel unusually challenging, please know we will continue to monitor the current situation and evaluate additional measures to help support our patients, employees and community.

Thank you and stay safe.

Why Herbal Medicine is Safer Than Taking Pharmaceuticals

Why Herbal Medicine is Safer Than Taking Pharmaceuticals

In China practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are either acupuncturists or herbalists. In California, in order to pass our certification exam, we have to be proficient in both acupuncture and master Chinese herbalists.

I didn’t have much herbal training when I went to Acupuncture school. I had practiced Acupressure and Tui Na for years before I went to Acupuncture school as a massage therapist. I was comfortable doing hands-on healing, but herbs were new to me.

By the time I finished school I had become an “herb geek”. Acupuncture students have to know over 300 herbs and over 100 herbal formulas by heart. I loved creating herbal solutions to my clients’ problems as an intern and saw some amazing healing with herbs for both my clients’ and my own illnesses.

In my practice, I recommend Chinese herbal formulas to most of my clients. Because Americans are comfortable taking pills as opposed to brewing herbal teas, I recommend Chinese herbal formulas in pill form. My goal is to make it easy for you to get the results you want.

A formula is a “team” of herbs which each have complementary properties and which work together to solve a specific pattern of problems. Just as you would build a team of people to solve a business problem, I use teams of herbs to solve health problems.

I only purchase American manufactured Chinese herbal formulas. The laws in California concerning herbal quality are strict and when I purchase herbs from California companies I know that the quality will be high. Unlike most pharmaceuticals, herbal formulas rarely have side effects, they’re quite safe.

Why do herbal formulas work? If I’ve recommended the correct formula to correct the imbalance you’re experiencing, you’ll get well. Chinese herbal medicine has been around for many centuries, as one of my professors used to say: “clinical trials for over a thousand years, over a billion people served.” This is proven medicine.