It took a diagnosis of autoimmune thyroiditis for me to realize how important iodine is for our bodies. While we all think of iodine as a necessary nutrient for our thyroid, it turns out this important micronutrient also plays a key role in breast health and mental development of the fetus and babies. It also looks like iodine may be critical for both ovarian and testicular health. I've spent some time doing a little research on just how important iodine is for our well being, and this is one blog post you're going to want to read.
Fascia, the webbing surrounding all the tissue within the body. This webbing can get bound restricting movement and causing pain. Myofascial release, which is a form of massage therapy, removes strictures within this layer enabling reparation of alignment within the body and creating space within the body.
If you're a huge Western medicine person and really not into the mumbo jumbo associated with acupuncture and reiki, myofascial release can be your introduction into the world of alternative healing modalities.
So much more restoring than traditional massage, myofascial release can help you sleep better (back to that creating space in the body for improved lymph flow and improved energy flow), and even if one session doesn't convince you that each one of us is more than matter (we are each such an incredibly complex mixture of matter and energy), you have nothing to lose by trying it out.
Check out my own 10 year relationship with myofascial release by clicking the link below.
Acupuncture and other alternative healing modalities (reiki, massage, etc.) can quite often provide relief of symptoms and in some cases resolve pain entirely (especially in cases of misalignment and stagnant energy caused by old injury). These alternative healing techniques suggest there's more to pain and injury than just the physical component... of course, we all know we're made of more than just matter. Energy and movement is so much a part of who we are. If you're skeptical about acupuncture (or any other alternative healing techniques), I encourage you to read this post and find out what made me become a believer.