Flower Essences and Emotional Wellbeing

What are flower essences?
Flower essences are liquid extracts used to address profound issues of emotional well-being, soul development, and mind-body health. They are part of an emerging field of subtle energy medicine, which also includes homeopathy, acupuncture,color therapy, therapeutic touch and similar modalities.

Where and when did flower essences originate?
Although flowers have been used for healing for many centuries, flower essences in their modern form were first developed in the 1930s by an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach. He prepared 38 remedies, mostly from English wildflowers. In recent decades companies such as FES have researched new flower essences from other plant species.

How are the essences prepared?
Flower essences are dilute, potentized herbal infusions or decoctions, prepared from wildflowers or pristine garden blossoms. They are made directly in the “laboratory of nature,” where the four alchemical elements of earth, water, air, and fire are found in harmonious balance. To this is added the fifth “quintessential” element of the sensitive awareness and attunement of the preparer. The fresh, dew-filled blossoms are gathered in the early morning of a clear, sunny day. Floating on the surface of a bowl of water, they are irradiated by the warmth and light of the sun for several hours. This process creates an energetic imprint of the etheric energy pattern of the flower in the water, embodying the healing archetype of that plant. This “mother essence” is preserved with organic grape alcohol and then further diluted and potentized to form the “stock” which is sold in stores and to practitioners. 

What to expect in a Flower Essence Therapy Session
Your session will take up to 30 minutes. Your practitioner will ask you a series of questions that will pinpoint the 7 top essences for you. These flower essences will then be prepared in tincture made especially for you. The tincture will be in water and is meant to be taken 4 times a day in water or directly by mouth. A future appointment is scheduled to evaluate the effectiveness of the remedy and adjustments are made with the formula to continue treatment for optimal benefit.
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What is Aromatherapy?

Aromatherapy means “treatment using scents.” The essential oils are aromatic essences extracted from plants, trees, fruits, bark, grasses, and seeds with distinctive therapeutic, psychological, and physiological properties, which improve and prevent illness. There are about 150 essential oils. Most of these oils have antiseptic properties; some are anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving, anti-depressant, and expectorant. Other properties of the essential oils which are taken advantage of in aromatherapy are their stimulation, relaxation, digestion improvement, and diuretic properties.

Aromatherapy is widely used at home, clinics and hospitals for a variety of application such as pain relief for women in labor, relieving pain caused by the side effects of the chemotherapy undergone by cancer patients, and in rehabilitation of cardiac patients.

Acupuncture Healing Arts Center uses the finest quality therapeutic grade essential oils. These oils are also available for purchase at the center.

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What is Flower Essence Therapy?

Developed by Edward Bach in the early 1900s, Bach Flower Remedies are a system of thirty-eight flower essences used in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy, and medications that seeks to correct emotional imbalances by working on the subtle body instead of the physical body. The pattern in the subtle energy fields of the living plant influences the subtle energy fields of the human being. In prescribing flower essences, the practitioner assesses the whole individual, focusing on the disposition or negative emotions of the person, such as fear, impatience, or over-concern. An essence or combination of essences is then chosen to facilitate change and administered orally.

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COVID-19 Policies and Procedures

We are treating patients during the pandemic and have a number of safety protocols and policies in place. Masks are required at all times. The practitioner is masked at all times. Patients must wait in car until called in. Compliance with these guidelines maintains a safe environment for all and keeps us in compliance with State of Connecticut guidelines. Please stay at home if you are feeling sick or suspect you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

In addition to strict health and safety precautions, new check-in and check-out procedures have been instituted. We are focusing on treating patients that have pain, injury, anxiety, depression and ongoing fertility acupuncture during this time, essentially any patient that needs our continued services. We are assessing each patient case-by-case prior to scheduling services. 

The following criteria must be met to be seen at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center

  1. The patient must not be experiencing symptoms such as a fever, coughing, shortness of breath, pressure in the chest, loss of smell or taste, or any other flu-like symptoms during the previous week. 
  2. Patient must not have been in contact with anyone suspected of COVID-19.
  3. The patient must not have traveled or been out of the country in the previous 2 weeks.

The following patients are at high risk for COVID-19 complications and should follow all “Shelter in Place” and “Stay at Home” orders and use extra precautions at all times:

  1. People aged 65 years and older
  2. People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
  3. People who have serious heart conditions
  4. People who are immuno-compromised including cancer treatment

People of any age with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, renal failure, or liver disease may also be at risk.

New in-Office Policies for COVID-19:

  • Please wait in your car until you receive a text or call from the practitioner indicating that the previous client has left the building and all areas have been sanitized.
  • Your practitioner will be doing a temperature check via a forehead thermometer and then ask that you proceed to the restroom to wash your hands prior to your session.
  • Masks: Your practitioner will be wearing a mask during your session. It is mandatory that you arrive wearing a mask or I will provide you with one.
  • The center is equipped with a new UVC Light Sanitizer to purify each treatment room between patients and will run a quiet UV air purifier in the treatment room, filtering out the smallest microns of dust, pollen, and virus. 
  • Bleach is being used on the face rest covers and all linens (including top blanket) are cleaned and sanitized, just for you. 
  • All laundry will be washed in sanitizing hot water and high heat dryer. Tin warming blankets will be single-use only.
  • We will only be treating one patient at a time and so in order to keep up on our sanitizing between each patient sessions will need to start and end on time. 
  • Check-out time will need to be kept at a minimum. Cash and checks are fast, but sometimes credit cards can take longer. We will run cards after you have left if you are in our system. Give us your information when you schedule your session to have this set up ahead of time.
  • Lastly, stay at home if you are feeling sick or suspect you have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19. 

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Now Offering Telehealth Services!

Acupuncture Healing Arts Center is pleased to announce we are ready to accept Telehealth sessions. We are able to treat a number of concerns remotely and are concerned for your wellness and safety during this pandemic.

In this session your practitioner will do an initial consult involving intake and general assessment and recommend treatment through a private Zoom video session. We consult on various conditions and recommend herbal medicine, lifestyle, dietary changes, relaxation techniques and video tutorials on self treatment to address and heal these conditions.

Our remote offerings include:

  • Preventative herbal medicine for cold, flu, cough, allergy symptoms
  • Protocols for patients to work on their health and wellness goals including fertility, digestion problems, stress and anxiety disorders, weight loss goals, headache/ migraines, sleep problems, and more
  • Pain syndromes
  • Tutorials on acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, kinesiotaping, self-treatment using laser/electric acupoint tools
  • Stress and relaxation techniques
  • Acupressure face lifting sessions
  • Flower essence consultation and personalized remedy (emotional repatterning)
  • Reiki distance healing

To book one of these services, please select remote herbal medicine consult, or simply click on one of the links below to take you to our online scheduler. You will be given a private Zoom link prior to your scheduled appointment.

Book a Herbal Medicine Consult here.
Book a Distance Reiki Session here.
Book a Remote Facial Rejuvination Session here.

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We are pleased to be able to continue providing support during this difficult time.

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What is Homeopathic Medicine?

Homeopathy is a system of medicine that uses highly diluted doses from the plant, mineral, and animal kingdoms to stimulate natural defenses in the body. Homeopathic remedies are based on the theory that “like cures like,” and uses remedies that cause symptoms of a certain illness in one who is healthy in order to stimulate the body’s natural defenses to heal those same symptoms in one who is ill. The word homeopathy comes from the Greek word ‘homeos’ meaning similar, and ‘pathos’ meaning suffering.

A homeopath will take a detailed medical history (including physical and emotional symptoms) from a client, then tailor remedies to heal the symptoms. It is particularly effective in treating chronic illnesses that fail to respond to conventional treatment.

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What is Qi?

For thousands of years, oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital life force that flows through all things which is called “qi” (pronounced “chee”). In the west, qi is often referred to as “energy”. Energy (qi) flows along pathways in the human body, which are related to the organs and the tendo-muscular system. Pain or illness results when the balance of this energy is disturbed due to either trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues. Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

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About the Benefits of Herbal Medicine

One of the main reasons Chinese live healthier and longer lives than any other people in the world is their use of rejuvenating herbs. It’s no secret then, that herbs help improve the quality of our health; many of today’s wonder drugs are derived from them. The Chinese have had such remarkable success with herbal curative formulas and they’ve been developing, improving and perfecting them for 5,000 years.

Ancient Chinese herbal formulas are as effective now as they were when first introduced. Most formulas consist of two to eighteen different types of herbs. Formulas treat a wide variety of symptoms while stimulating the body’s natural healing process. Hospital studies prescribing individualized complex herbal formulas have demonstrated excellent results with patients who fail to respond to conventional pharmaceutical treatments.

Proper diet and exercise, meditation, and the careful prescription of herbs can prevent disease, restore the body’s proper balance, and aid one in maintaining optimum health. Chinese herbology believes that all disease stems from imbalance occurring in the organ system. The healthy body, with its properly functioning immune system, is more than capable of combating the viruses it is exposed to. A properly balanced system will resist and destroy bacteria before they cause disease. Simply put, illness simply cannot exist if the body is in harmony. On the other hand, Chinese herbal theory holds that an unhealthy body requires herbal and dietary treatments to restore and maintain this essential balance.

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Conditions Treated by Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine

Oriental medicine focuses on correcting energetic imbalances and “qi” (pronounced “chee”). Pain or illness results when the balance of energy is disturbed, but oriental medicine works to break up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of qi, stimulating the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Oriental medicine can also be used for pain management, as well as a comprehensive system of health care and health maintenance.

Conditions commonly treated with acupuncture and oriental medicine:
Allergies/Asthma
Anxiety/Depression
Arthritis/Joint Problems
Back Pain
Bladder/Kidney Problems
Childhood Illnesses
Conjunctivitis
Constipation/Diarrhea
Colds/Flu
Cough/Bronchitis
Dizziness
Drug Addiction/Smoking
Fatigue
Frozen Shoulder
Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gynecological Disorders
Headache/Migraine
Heart Problems/Palpitations
High Blood Pressure
Immune System Deficiency
Infertility
Knee Pain
Menopausal Discomfort
Neck Pain/Stiffness
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Paralysis/Numbness
Rhinitis
Sciatica
Sexual Dysfunction
Shoulder Pain
Sinusitis
Skin Problems
Stress/Tension
Tendonitis
Vision Problems

This is just a sample of commonly treated conditions. Of course, there are many more.

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Oriental Medicine

Oriental Medicine encompasses a variety of health care therapies and is a way of looking at medicine that integrates all therapies in its understanding. Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology are the most popular forms of Oriental Medicine in the United States. Other aspects included diet, nutrition, lifestyle choices, Tai Qi (martial arts/physical exercise), Qi Gong (breath exercise), Tui’na (massage), and Feng Shui (environmental balance).

For thousands of years, oriental medicine has acknowledged that there is a vital life force that flows through all things which is called “qi” (pronounced “chee”). In the west, qi is often referred to as “energy”. Energy (qi) flows along pathways in the human body, which are related to the organs and the tendo-muscular system. Pain or illness results when the balance of this energy is disturbed due to either trauma, poor diet, medications, stress, hereditary conditions, environmental factors, or excessive emotional issues. Oriental medicine focuses on correcting these energetic imbalances by breaking up any obstruction and encouraging an even flow of qi, which stimulates the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

Oriental medicine is used not only for pain management but also as a comprehensive system of health care and health maintenance. Athletes use oriental medicine to achieve optimum performance levels. Cancer patients are treated for the side effects of chemotherapy to enhance their quality of life. Detoxification treatments have been proven to help those with chemical and/or substance dependency problems. Headaches and migraines may be eradicated or managed with the help of acupuncture.

Learn more about acupuncture and oriental medicine, read our faq’s, and schedule an appointment with Marie Healy at Acupuncture Healing Arts Center today!

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