One of the unlucky ones

“I guess you’re just one of the unlucky ones”

Cramping, slowly working it’s way from my lower abdomen to my back.

Get the heating pads.

Then down my legs.

“Dammit. It’s okay. You’ve got this, deep breaths Taylore. You can do it” I say to myself.

Instantly sweating- the cramping intensifies.

Time to take an opioid.

The nausea sets in.

“F****ck. No, It’s okay. You can do it, the pain killer will set in soon. Focus on your breath”

Cramping intensifies. Beads of sweat roll down my face.

Text Garret to let him know shits about to go down and that I might need him or need him to send someone.

Run to the bathroom.

“Time to buckle down. You can do it”

Vomiting… excessive, forceful vomiting.

My body starts to shake.

Take another opioid.

Cramping intensifies.

More heat on my abdomen, back and legs. And yet still so much sweat all over the rest of my body.

I start to loose my vision and the rest of my body starts to contract.

“Focus on your breath Taylore. You can do it. It won’t last forever. You can do it.”

More vomiting…. more cramping…

Finally it starts to subside. I can make it to the floor in the living room and set up camp for the rest of the day. Anytime I try to stand- I almost pass out. It’s hard for me to keep my eyes open.

The pain comes and goes. Luckily the vomiting is no more.

This happens every month. Every cycle. Since I first started menstruating.

I’ve heard:

“I guess you’re just one of the unlucky ones”

“It might get better when you have a kid. If it doesn’t then we can do something”

“You should get pregnant, that would fix it”- yes… and actual MD told me that when I was in emergency one cycle.

The western medical system has failed me greatly on this one. All I get are opioids and suggestions that I should get pregnant. Hormone therapy doesn’t work. Opioids barely help. And no exams or blood work show anything.

Subconscious imprinting did help though. No, this issue is obviously not totally resolved yet. AND it’s coming along.

It’s less time now and that in itself is amazing.

I have done some very intense healing through subconscious imprinting with my uterus and these insane cycles.

When nothing else worked- hormone therapy, opioids, herbs, acupuncture, chiro, reiki, massage, naturopath, exercise, diet therapy, Cannibis, etc…

Subconscious Imprinting helped.

Why? Because this is all emotional and generational trauma I am holding in my uterus.

I refuse to accept that I am “just one of the unlucky ones”

I am lucky because I have a therapy like Subconscious Imprinting. I am lucky because I am healing generational traumas that won’t continue on. I am lucky because I have learnt to love how powerful my body really is. And I am lucky because I have hope that I wont live like this forever.

My body takes me down, expectedly yet unexpectedly every single month. I have to cancel patients, miss classes or events.

And yet I am GRATEFUL ,

I am grateful my body is telling me in such a powerful way that I still have more to work on.

I am grateful that I can see the beauty in the situation,

and I am grateful that I have learnt to not “power through” and really spend time digging up that old deep generational trauma that no one has dealt with.

What is your body telling you?

And are you willing to be vulnerable enough to listen to it?

Subconscious Imprinting

I am so excited to introduce you all to a new treatment option I will be offering. Subconscious Imprinting!

“Subconscious Imprinting Technique is one of the quickest and most effective ways to discover and remove subconscious beliefs, decisions and patterns that are negatively influencing your life.” – The Empowered Healers Academy

 

 

Who will benefit:

Literally everyone. If you have ever experienced any of the following, Subconscious Imprinting might just be what you need.

  • Chronic pain, illness, anxiety, insomnia, depression
  • Childhood trauma
  • Death of a loved one
  • Feel like you aren’t living up to your full potential or being your true self
  • Hard time trusting yourself
  • Carry on patterns from your parents
  • Sexual abuse
  • Addictions or substance abuse
  • PTSD
  • Weak boundaries – hard time saying No
  • Hard time controlling your moods – easily triggered
  • Feeling like you don’t ever have enough money or tend to attract debt
  • Toxic or experience conflict in relationships (romantic, business, family)

What a Subconscious Imprinting session will look like:

Quite similar to a Bars and/or Acupuncture treatment, we will start the treatment off with chatting a bit about what brings you in. Then, through muscle testing I will discover the root cause of your main concern. We will chat a bit more about the root and then go into some clearing statements. The clearing statements are to clear the subconscious mind and reprogram it.

What is Subconscious Imprinting:

Subconscious Imprinting reaches the subconscious mind and helps reprogram it. Every reaction we have is a learned behaviour – our subconscious mind is so extremely powerful. We can reprogram the subconscious mind to destroy and uncreate physical and emotional pain, limitations, and unhealthy patterns.

From the age of 7, a lot of our judgments and patterns have already been made. Traumas, beliefs and memories have started to create our core identity – how we perceive ourselves to be whether consciously or subconsciously. These will influence our entire adult lives.

Research has found that suppressing emotions is associated with a variety of health conditions including and not limited to; autoimmune diseases, heart disease, ulcers, IBS, etc. When the body is stressed, cortisol levels spike which then increase your heart rate, decrease your immune system, increase toxic thinking patterns, poor memory, increased inflammation, and decreased digestion.  “This pain acts as a distraction from the anger, fear, or rage you don’t want to feel or think about. The pain essentially acts as a lid, keeping unwanted emotions from erupting” – Dr. John Sarno.

The body literally never forgets, once an emotion has been suppressed it can later be triggered and can bring you back to the original trauma. Over and over again… “It doesn’t matter if it’s physical, spiritual, or emotional – 99% of the time, there’s an energetic component that is rooted in the subconscious mind that must be “reprogrammed” in order to create a new reality” – Empowered Healers Academy Practitioner Manual.

You can now book Subconscious Imprinting sessions online! 

For more information, you can email or text me. Info.tsacupuncture@gmail.com/403.741.8898

Why we all should eliminate refined sugar from our diets

Sugar comes in all forms, the most beneficial are those from whole foods. These are the good sugars that are beneficial and necessary to our body – in moderation. It is the refined sugars that, frankly, have no place in our diet.

Refined sugar in your body

1. Increases inflammation in the body. Ingesting refined sugar triggers the release of inflammatory messengers called cytokines.

2. Mineral imbalance. “Refined sugar passes quickly into the bloodstream in large amounts, giving the stomach and pancreas shock. An acid condition forms which consumes the body’s minerals quickly” – Healing with whole foods. An example is a loss of calcium from the system resulting in bone problems.

3. Sugar has been known to compromise the immune system. It lowers the efficiency of white blood cells.

4. Excess sweet foods (or poor quality sweets) promote unhealthy mucus conditions in the body which makes a wonderful living situation for yeast and fungi.

5. Addictive. Dopamine is released in the reward centre of the brain when sugar is consumed. “Consuming sugar produces effects similar to that of cocaine, altering mood, possibly through its ability to induce reward and pleasure, leading to the seeking out of sugar”.

Health issues related to the intake of large amounts of refined sugar include but are not limited to: obesity, hypoglycaemia, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, tooth decay, bone loss, immune deficiency, anemia, male impotence, cancer, PMS, menstrual problems, yeast infections, herpes outbreaks, negative thoughts, loss of memory and concentration, fatty liver disease… to name a few.

Other words for sugar

Anhydrous dextrose, brown sugar, cane crystals, cane sugar, corn sweetener, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, crystal dextrose, evaporated cane juice, fructose sweetener, fruit juice concentrates, high-fructose corn syrup, honey, liquid fructose, malt syrup, maple syrup, molasses, raw sugar, syrup, white sugar, fructose, lactose, maltose, carbitol, diglycerides, disaccharides, erythritol, fructooligosaccharides, galactose, glucitol, glucoamine, hexitol, inversol, isomalt, maltodextrin, malted barley, malts, mannitol, nectars, pentose, raisin syrup, ribose rice syrup, rice malt, rice syrup solids, sorbitol, sorghum, sucanat, sucanet, xylitol and zylose.

References:

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/aug/25/is-sugar-really-as-addictive-as-cocaine-scientists-row-over-effect-on-body-and-brain

Healing with Whole Foods-Paul Pitchford

Endometriosis and Adenomyosis

‘Endometriosis affects an estimated 176 million women worldwide regardless of their ethnic and social background. Many remain undiagnosed and are therefore not treated.’

There is no exact known cause for endometriosis, the best way it is treated in Western Medicine is with hormone therapy, pain killers, or sometimes even surgery. The general consensus is that endometriosis is worsened by estrogen, so getting estrogen levels under control will help alleviate the symptoms – this is why hormone therapy is so commonly suggested.

Endometriosis is when the endometrial tissue (lining in the uterus) which should only be found in the uterus is found in other parts of the body. It can be found anywhere in the pelvic cavity including but not limited to; the ovaries, fallopian tubes, on the pelvic side-wall (peritoneum), uterosacral ligaments, and the rectal-vaginal septum. Not only can it be found in various places in the pelvic cavity, but also in the bowels, bladder, intestines, rectum, and scar tissue (such as laparoscopy of Caesarian-Section scars). Interestingly enough, there have actually been some rare cases where endometrial tissue is found on the lungs.

When your hormones stimulate ovulation, it causes the walls of the uterus to thicken. Any endometrial tissue will be affected by this hormone signal, even when they are outside of the uterus. As the tissues grows, it can cause pressure on nearby organs or nerves. As the tissue grows/thickens, it also releases blood during menstruation which can trigger the typical pain symptoms and form scar tissue.

Adenomyosis is not as well known as endometriosis. It is the benign invasion of the endometrium into the myometrium. The myometrium is the middle layer of the uterine wall – it consists mainly of uterine smooth muscle cells. Adenomyosis occurs in 15% of endometriosis patients, and the symptoms are quite similar.

Symptoms

  • Pain: before/during/after menstruation, during ovulation,  in the bowel during menstruation, when passing urine, during or after sexual intercourse, in the lower back region
  • Diarrhoea or constipation (in particular in connection with menstruation)
  • Abdominal bloating (in particular in connection with menstruation)
  • Heavy or irregular bleeding
  • Fatigue

Lifestyle changes:

  • Exercise
  • Diet – decrease/eliminate refined sugar, decrease/eliminate alcohol, quit smoking.
  • Relaxation routine
  • Emotion management

I personally have suffered from endometriosis and not wanting/being able to have synthetic hormones in my body or to be dependant on NSAIDS, I chose acupuncture to help with the pain and nausea. I have experienced the following symptoms on a regular basis during menstruation; debilitating pain, severe vomiting, whole body muscle contractions/body shakes, blurred vision, body tingling, fatigue. I have had to cancel my day short notice because of the pain and vomiting that can seem to hit so quickly some days. So, I know how bad it can get. Regular acupuncture treatments and working on regulating hormones in a natural way works for me!

How does acupuncture help?

“Researchers find acupuncture more effective than hormone drug therapy for the treatment of endometriosis.”. At a women’s optimal health, menstruation should be a painless experience. In Chinese Medicine, the Liver and menstruation are closely connected. The Liver, Spleen and Kidney channels all flow through the pelvis and can all have an effect on menstruation. If there is a blockage or stagnation in any of these channels, a patient will likely experience menstrual abnormalities. There are a few different pathologies that can result in menstrual pain in TCM such as; Liver Qi stagnation, Blood Deficiency, Cold Invasion, etc. No matter the pathology, Acupuncture can help. By having regular treatments acupuncture will help decrease inflammation, release endorphins, and bring the body back to homeostasis – whether by promoting proper Blood and/or Qi flow, or warming the lower Jiao.

References:
http://endometriosis.org/endometriosis/
http://www.healthcmi.com/Acupuncture-Continuing-Education-News/1770-acupuncture-beats-drug-for-endometriosis-relief
https://www.pacificcollege.edu/news/blog/2015/02/26/tcm-treat-endometriosis-symptoms
Handbook of Obstetrics & Gynecology in Chinese Medicine, An Integrated Approach – Yu Jin, M.D.