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SNH DECEMBER NEWSLETTER 2017  

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Serene Natural Health
wishes all of our patients and their families a joyous
and health
filled holiday season!!

p.s. The Christmas Cactus on the left has been alive since 1996!  
Sorry for the late notice.  This talk is happening TONIGHT!  It is free of charge WITH a free dinner.  Can't beat that!
Thanks to everyone who donated to the Seattle's Union Gospel Mission barrel to support the homeless.  You filled it to overflowing!!
Next month Dr. Odama and Dr. Gonzalez will
give a talk at Axis Pharmacy about their favorite natural cold and flu remedies. 
Below is a sampling of some great treatments.
Suffering from the flu?  Got fever, aches and fatigue? 
This product is in the top 3 of
Dr. G's favorite homeopathic flu remedies.  

Ease Respiratory Symptoms with Eucalyptus Oil (Eucalyptus globulus)

Eucalyptus has held a place in herbal medicine for centuries. Native to Australia, there are more than 680 species of eucalyptus, ranging from scrappy shrubs to towering trees. The bark and leaves provide a rich source of the pungent, heady fragrance that has become popular in modern aromatherapy. Specifically, Eucalyptus essential oil (EO) has attracted research attention for easing symptoms of respiratory illness.

The medicinal properties of Eucalyptus EO include anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antiseptic and expectorant. The primary active component, cineole, loosens phlegm so the body can expel it more easily, easing symptoms such as cough, runny nose, sore throat, and congestion. Eucalyptus EO is found in many over-the-counter remedies including throat lozenges, inhalants, decongestant syrups, and chest rubs. However, it's unsafe to ingest eucalyptus oil or to apply undiluted oil directly on the skin.

As an aromatherapy remedy for respiratory symptoms, you can buy eucalyptus prepared as a tea, chest rub, or vaporizer. You can also purchase organic Eucalyptus EO for use in bath water, to add to a vaporizer, or a room diffuser. The oil distributes in the steam, which helps open the nasal and respiratory pathways as you inhale. In a bath, add 1 tbsp of milk (almond, cashew or rice) with the oil to enhance dispersal of the oil.

Before preparing a home remedy, consult with a holistic physician about the proper dilution of the oil as it can interact with other medication, create an allergic reaction for some people, and requires different preparation for children than for adults.

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Ease Chest Congestion With Mustard Pack

When you're battling a cold or other respiratory condition, your lungs often get congested with mucous that's difficult to cough up. Forceful coughing can irritate the sensitive lining of your respiratory passages; your chest and stomach hurt with the effort, it's hard to breathe, impossible to relax, and all at a time when your body is working hard to recover good health. Still, you have to expel that trapped mucous in order to prevent infection from developing in the lungs, causing more serious illness such as bronchitis or bacterial pneumonia. A mustard chest pack may be just the trick. Mustard stimulates blood circulation by dilating the capillaries. Applying a mustard pack over the lungs helps open the airways and makes it easier to cough and release phlegm. Next time you're down with a cold, give it a try.

How to Prepare a Mustard Pack

Ingredients

  • 1 T. Mustard Seed Powder
  • 4 T. flour
  • A drizzle of Olive or coconut oil
  • Cotton Cloth (muslin cloth)
  • Warm, wet wash cloth

Directions

  1. The mustard seed powder must be finely ground. If yours is lumpy, place in a mortar and pestle and grind until fine.
  2. Add flour to the mustard powder and drizzle in a little water to make a paste. The paste should not be thick or watery.*
  3. Sterilize the cloth by boiling it in water. Squeeze out excess water and place on a clean cutting board.
  4. Spread a thin layer of the mustard paste on the cloth.
  5. Apply a thick coat of the oil and then place the mustard pack on the chest. Cover with a warm wet cloth.
  6. Leave in place for 15 minutes, then remove the pack and wash the area with warm water.

*See images of preparation at: www.wildturmeric.net

References

Do you have Medicare coverage?

Would you like to get acupuncture?

Great News!!!

Our very own Dr. Danika Odama, ND, LAc

is in network with the following Medicare plans;
Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
Medicare PPO
Medicare PPO/Employer PPO Plus
HumanaChoice (PPO)

Dr. Odama is NOT in network
and, therefore, is not covered with the following plan;
Humana Gold Choice Network

Lilly Physical Therapy!  

We love working with them because they make a difference by providing patients with fast results for issues related to pain, weakness and injury. Their scope of practice includes healing sore necks, backs, hips, knees, elbows and ankles as well as balance problems, post-surgical conditions and headaches. In addition to this, they treat pelvic pain, vaginismus, incontinence and pregnancy related pains. 

We recommend them for help with any kind of joint, muscle or tendon issues because they provide exceptional care, out of the box solutions, advanced manual skills, and cutting edge technology.  Their focus on treating the root cause of the problem is providing patients with rapid relief so you can get back to sports, work, and a life you enjoy and love in no time.

Contact Lilly PT for a $79 special discovery exam for Serene Natural Health patients and their Friends and Family!

Address: 
24007 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98026

Phone: 425.224.2476

Website: www.lillypt.com

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