Natural Approaches for TMJ Concerns

Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) disorder consists of tension throughout the jaw joint region and accompanying muscles. It can manifest as jaw pain, teeth grinding, headaches, earaches, limited range of motion (lock jaw), inflammation, neck pain, muscle spasms and can even cause changes in facial structure from muscle development. While teeth grinding occurs mostly during sleep, jaw clenching can happen subconsciously throughout the day, adding to the above symptoms.

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The Benefits of Gua Sha and Face Massage

Gua Sha is an ancient Eastern Modality that uses a stone board/tool on the skin to create a light, intentional friction through specific techniques in order to stimulate blood flow, clear stagnation, tap into the energetic pathways of the face, melt facial tension, lift, sculpt and support the natural flow of lymphatic drainage. The benefits of both Gua Sha and face massage are endless.

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How to Treat Rosacea Naturally

Rosacea is a frustrating skin condition and can be confused with acne. It is important to understand the symptoms, ways to differentiate rosacea from acne, flare-up triggers (as there is no known cause) and available holistic treatments.  As the body is known to have more than 1 mysterious condition that may manifest on the skin, rosacea is definitely one of them. Continue reading to discover gentle ways to treat Rosacea naturally.

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Circadian Rhythms of Ayurveda

Aligning with the circadian rhythms of nature can greatly improve one’s life. As you connect with this rhythm, you discover how to use each cycle to assist your energy in moving through the day. This decreases resistance that eventually causes concerns such as fatigue, mood disorders, blood sugar imbalances, sleep disruptions and other chronic ailments that manifest from irregular lifestyle habits.

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Nourishing Skin Microbiome Through Cleansing

The acid mantle is a slightly acidic protective layer on the skin composed of oils, fats, lactic acid, amino acids, cholesterol and the skins own moisturizing factor. This layer acts as a protective barrier from pathogens, viruses and other external toxins that can potentially penetrate the the skin causing inflammations and irritations.

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Skincare Through Ayurveda

Ayurveda can reveal alot about our skin through our Doshas. By becoming familiar with your Dosha, you can treat and nourish skin on a more tailored level, helping to discover why you may be dealing with a certain skin condition. For example, a Vata acne imbalance will be treated differently than a Kapha skin imbalance, so on and so fourth.

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Are You a Skin Picker? Read About Acne Here

Cystic breakouts under the skin can be extremely irritating and painful and may not always come to a head. Cysts are deep in the surface of the skin. Trying to dig and pop out these types of cysts causes an extreme amount of inflammation and in no way helps to alleviate the existing cyst or prevent more. If you tend to pick your skin when skin inflammations pop up, think again.

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How Hormones Effect our Skin

Our Endocrine System is responsible for our hormone production. Hormones are chemical messengers working 24/7 throughout our bodies that help organs, tissues, and cells communicate within the body. From congestion and other skin conditions, hormones play a major role alone in our skin health. So how exactly do hormones effect our skin and what can we do to support the process?

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