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Bowenwork for People with Cancer

from Sandra Gustafson, MHS, BSN, RN

Crystal Maceira, CBP, LMT, MH
May-June 2019 • Vol 3, No 104

Cancer is a disease that affects all societies around the globe. With all the financial, medical, and scientific resources so focused on “finding the cure for cancer” and no clear result in sight, one has to wonder if medicine is approaching this quest from the best angle. Thousands of researchers worldwide are employed in the medical/pharmaceutical industry to find and create curative treatments and drug compounds. Approximately thirty-two Nobel Laureates have received Nobel Prizes for cancer research. Billions of dollars are spent each year, and yet this disease has not been eradicated. Why not? One reason is “reductionism”—the biomedical view of trying to isolate and target specific molecular path- ways to develop curative treatments, without understanding that cancer, and cancer treatment, requires a holistic, biologic approach—not a one-system-cures-all approach.

The holistic model addresses the complexities of host/disease/ drug interactions and offers personalized therapies that boost the immune system’s ability to activate its own defense against cancer-cell replication.

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Bowenwork for Pain

Enhancing the Body’s Physiology

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
January–February 2019 • Vol 3, No 102

Bowenwork has been used in Australia for over 60 years. Insurance companies there pay for treatments, because they have found that it is 80% effective for treating pain and other issues in the body. In this article, I will explain more in physiological terms of why Bowenwork effects such changes with only minimal pressure. (More information about Bowenwork can be found in my May–June 2018 article, archived at NaturalLifeNews.com.)

While I was still in the learning process, I had a client who had Parkinson’s that came to me for massage. He agreed to let me “practice” Bowenwork on him, so I could get my “hands on” training certification. He had stage 4 Parkinson’s, which made it difficult for him to get around. Besides the obvious tremors, he indicated that he didn’t sleep well, had no energy and had a significant amount of pain. Within three treatments, he was pleasantly surprised at the results. He was sleeping better, had more energy to do some projects around the house, and he was in less pain. We did a few more treatments, which increased the benefits. When he expressed his delight with his doctor, she wanted to learn more about Bowenwork.

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The Power of Garlic

“Garlic Is Divine!” —Anthony Bourdain

Crystal Maceira, LMT, MH
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

The late great Anthony Bourdain once wrote, “Garlic is divine. When handled correctly, few foods can taste so many distinct ways. Please, treat your garlic with respect…” While he was referring to garlic’s culinary uses, we will see here that the same is true of its herbal and medicinal uses.

In the previous issue, we highlighted the power of Lobelia. Garlic is another one of my favorite herbs. Since the holidays are coming up and the cold and flu season is upon us, it’s garlic’s turn to shine. You may already know that garlic is a wonder food, but I’m sure you will learn more about it before this article is through. For example, did you know that China produces some 80% of the world supply of garlic?

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