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Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes...

Cupping: Alternative methods for pain management

Many saw cupping, a chinese medicine practice, in the mainstream during the 2016 Olympics. When Olympic Swimmer, Michael Phelps, appeared on the global stage during his swim meet with circular bruises on his back and legs it gained a lot of attention. Many athletes are now using cupping to manage pain, muscle tension and even anxiety. As I continue to bring my body back from a pretty significant injury I’ve devoted myself to healing using many modalities.

Locally in San Diego area I see Elizabeth Pasimio at South Bay Family Acupuncture for the greatest care possible. In addition to her gentle spirit and wisdom, when it comes to chinese medicine, I greatly appreciate her attention to mind, body, spirit focused care.

Cupping is the term applied to a technique that uses small glass cups or bamboo jars as suction devices that are placed on the skin to disperse and break up stagnation and congestion by drawing congested blood, energy or other humors to the surface.The old Chinese medical maxim holds that pain results from the congestion, stagnation, and blockage of Qi, or vital energy, vital fluids, lymph, phlegm, and blood.

If pain is the essence of disease, then suffering is a result of obstructed or irregular flow in the body. Chinese cupping is therefore a method of breaking up the blockage to restore the body’s natural flow of energy.

WHAT DOES THE SCIENCE SAY:

Here’s a few studies I found regarding cupping: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23762355/https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/pes_synthesis/62/

Cannabis & Pregnancy

Cannabis & Pregnancy

Using Cannabis While Pregnant Does Not Impair Children’s Cognition, Decades Of Studies Suggest via Forbes Read the Article

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

Cannabis: A Complicated History Pt.2

In this episode, we continue looking at the complicated history of cannabis.  We pick up in the 1980s and the Reagan era with the war on drugs. We learn of the discovery of the endocannabinoid system almost 30 years later by Israeli scientist, Dr. Rafael...

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A Mom evolves with cannabis

A Mom evolves with cannabis

Listen in as we talk to Monique Vargas: She shares about her journey to cannabishow it’s helped her to find balance and relief from the challenges of depression and chronic pain.How cannabis helps her manage motherhood and normalizing cannabis use at home Monique is a...

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Cannabis for kids?

Cannabis for kids?

Listen in as we talk to Nurse Vanessa Peck:  She shares her experience as an ER nurse and her first experience witnessing a cannabis transformation in a patient.The challenges of cannabis in a pediatric populationConditions and considerations for cannabis in...

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What are the challenges when a child is a cannabis patient?

What are the challenges when a child is a cannabis patient?

Listen in as we talk to Nurse and Author Ashley Winn-Grimes:  She shares the story of Asa’s Medicine a children’s book aimed at breaking the stigma of cannabisThe impact and challenges of being a nurse in the cannabis industryWhy it’s a vital time for nurses to...

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@thekushnurse

I'm slowing down this week. Retreating to fill up my heart and soul. While I won't be booking any sessions until after July 15th, I hope that those of you who need support, positive vibes and a safe space to retreat and exhale will join us inside the Exhale to Thrive community. #linkinbio⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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What is Cannabis Nursing with guest @cannabisnurseheather⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Self love is self preservation. I go to “stretch” in my bedroom when I need a mommy break. I’m a nurse but I’m also a patient. Anxiety is something I have to manage and cannabis has helped me become more aware of when I need to “stretch” before I snap. 😛

Today these freshly trimmed leaves gave me such a lovely natural high.

Fun fact: Cannabis aromas have many therapeutic benefits and mood enhancing properties. But they’re also non intoxicating until the mature plants are heated.

So yup this plant cannot make you “high” until it’s processed via heat. However the aroma rich terpenes or oils on the surface of the plant help add some amazing calming, uplifting and healing benefits to your life just by being in their presence.

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The connection between our sense of smell and emotions is unlike that of the other senses because olfactory system nerves connect directly to the brain. 🪴💥 🧠 💫

Universe if you hear me I’d love to build hemp gardens at nursing and senior homes. Thank you 🙏🏽

Have you had the pleasure of fresh fan leaves?

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Quality of life is something we rarely talk about. We all want a cure but the truth is cannabis can help you heal by providing supportive benefits. 

Cannabis isn’t always a cure. In fact most times it’s merely a support system to help you achieve a better quality of life. Isn’t that what we all hope for a better quality life?

Listen in as we talk about autoimmune conditions in this episode of @dothepot we look at Lupus and cannabis.

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Is your business ready for SBA funding? Join us at @cannanursesCNOC for this upcoming webinar.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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§ 7(a) loan guaranty program⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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