WELCOME TO HEART BODY MIND ACUPUNCTURE
Have you ever wondered at your body's amazing ability to heal and repair itself? Broken bones mending, skin wounds healing, your body assimilating what it needs and letting go of what it does not?
Listening and following the body's inner wisdom is at the root of all the holistic modalities. Acupuncture and polarity therapy help you reconnect with the healing source that is sometimes forgotten in the daily patterns of our modern lifestyle.
Connect with your inner healing wisdom
How does Acupuncture work
Acupuncture is a holistic model of healing that works by balancing the irregularities in the body's energetic flow. By reminding the body to bring back the flow in specific acupuncture channels or meridians, the body is able to heal itself. The stagnation in the flow is what causes pain or eventually leads into diseases.
The acupuncture channels start at the tip of fingers and toes and cover the whole body. They also inter deeply into the body organs. Therefore the flow is corrected not only on the surface of the body, affecting musculo-skelletal or joint pains and aches, but also addressing deeper issues.
Issues such as sleep problems, digestive problems, allergies, asthma, headaches, skin issues, anything related to stress, hormonal imbalances, fertility or menstrual problems, impotence, etc. can be addressed by acupuncture.
The course of treatment varies for different patients and problems. In general to start with six or eight weekly treatments are recommended to be able to get passed the initial issues. Some patients, for example for hormonal imbalances, will need longer course of treatment. Also life style changes, such as dietary and sleep habits might need to be altered for the treatments to be fully effective
Remain Grounded in times of Uncertainty
When I was a child growing up in Iran we went through nine years of brutal war with Iraq. I still remember the sounds of the sirens and the lights of the air-crafts at nights. I remember our school closing one day in a rush and my school principle bringing the whole school to the cellar of the building and playing games. I remember tapes on the windows holding the glass together. And ironically I remember my parents partying like no other time. A lot of group trips to remote places of the country to escape from the bombs in Tehran. I remember lighting candles at nights and playing games in the middle of the hallway to be far from any window in case of a bomb. What nerve racking time it must have been for my parents' generation. Many deaths and disabilities came from those years. But as the saying goes, what does not kill you makes you stronger. And it's this inner strength and resilience that has been the source of many of my life endeavors so far. Now with the past few weeks with many of us being forced to stay home, I can but imagine how hard that is especially for busy, over achieving New Yorkers. The world is asking us to sit still. We cannot run away from our emotions. We try to lose ourselves in social media as usual. And that creates more anxiety. So here are some simple solutions to redirect our energy to remain more focused, grounded and hopefully more at peace.
Qi-Gong and breathing exercises, loving kindness meditation, Chinese herbal consult and distant healing.
Grounding Qi-gong exercise:
1) Stand with your feet wide, knees slightly bend and spine open and direct. Feel your feet on the ground, feel the energy of the ground moving up your feet and going up your spine. Take deep and relaxed breaths. On inhalation bend your knees and bring yours hands down as if scooping the earth from under your legs and bringing it up all the way in front of your body, above your head. Now open your hands and exhale. Repeat three times. Each time feeling the energy of the earth coming up your spine. Your feet are grounded into the center of the earth. You can visualize the lava and magnetic force at the center of the earth and your connection to it.
2) Now standing with feet wide and relaxed arms at your sides, inhale and bring your arms up above your head as if trying to catch the sky. Bring your arms down along your front and exhale. You are connecting the energy of the sky, the stars and heaven to your body. Feel the energy of the sky coming down through your spine as you exhale. Connecting the heaven and the earth with you in the middle. Repeat three times.
3) Now combine step one and step two. One of each followed by the other. Repeat three times.
You can do this exercise in the morning or before going to bed, during the day when you feel tired, or after sitting in front of computer for too long.
Loving kindness meditation:
This is my favorite meditation from the Holistic Nursing program. You can do it by yourself or you can do it in a group holding hands or a virtual group. It has four parts and repeated with intention towards four different
person or groups.
First you make sure you are sitting comfortably, focus on your breath and your spine being open and free. Take a few deep relaxing breaths.
1) focus on self:
May I be filled with loving kindness
May I be safe from inner and outer harm
May I be well in body and mind
May I be at ease and happy
2) focus on someone that you love
May you be filled with loving kindness
May you be safe from inner and outer harm
May you be well in body and mind
May you be at ease and happy
3) focus on someone that you have difficulty with
4) focus on your community, a area of the world, or the whole planet with all plants, animals and other sentient beings
Chinese herbs to build immunity
I offer herbal consultation over the phone in the next two weeks.
You can purchase a package of six consults for $500. We connect once a week and you will purchase the herbs from the herbal pharmacy online.
Polarity Distant Healing
This is part of the Polarity treatment applying the protocols energetically from a distance. It can happen while we are in the same room or on different sides of the world. Package of four treatments for $500.
Heart Body Mind Acupuncture is offering a customized treatment of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbs, Moxa, Cupping and Polarity therapy to eliminate allergies, recurrent colds, congestion, headaches and sinusitis.
In addition we will discuss dietary modification and practice simple qi gong and breathing exercises that you can continue at home to build your immune system.
Get a free treatment with package of eight 1 hour Acupuncture treatment.
eight treatments for $890
Herbal Consultations: package of six consultations for $500.
Get a free treatment with package of six 1.5 hour Facial Acupuncture treatments for $1000.
Package of four 1 hour Polarity treatments for $500.
"Maryam is a natural healer"
"I appreciate her kind, thoughtful and indepth way of working, she is thorough and I appreciate how she uses touch to support the beginning of the treatment."
"she has a calming voice and presence"
"I have been a skeptic towards acupuncture mainly because I never quite understood the science behind it. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try for my crippling migraine attacks.
I have tried everything I could, from chemical pills and nose sprays with horrible side effects to procedures like occipital nerve block, which supposedly block head nerves from spreading the pain in the brains. None worked of course and I had headaches almost every day.
That is when I started seeing Maryam.
"If you wish to bring about real healing, you must first and foremost treat a person's heart. You must bring the heart on the right path, so that it can be filled and sustained by a universal sense of truth. You must get it to a place where it can safely abandon all doubting and worrying and obsessing in senselessly looping patterns, where it can let go of any anxiety-provoking imbalances, and where it is willing to surrender all "me, me, me" and all "this is his/her fault!"
"Try and awaken the heart to acknowledge and regret all the wrong that one has done, and to lay down all selfish attachments, and to transform one's small and self-centered world for the glorious universe wherein we are all one, and wherein there is nothing to do but praise its existence. This is the master method of the enlightened physician- healing through the heart."
16th Century Korean physician Hur Jun in Dongui Baojian- Precious Reflection by an Eastern Physician
I believe that we can find treatment for any illness on this planet. Sometimes it might take us a longer time to find it, or we have to travel further distances. Sometimes we might have to dig in deeper in ourselves, and sometimes it might surprise us from an unexpected place. But as long as we are alive, our hearts beating and our chest rising with each breath, there is hope for healing.