Did you know …

* Your ears are formed from the same tissue as your spinal cord and are intimately connected to your central nervous system.
* Ears are the first organ to develop to their full size and become fully functional (about 18 weeks after conception).
* Your ear holds a microsystem (a very precise map) of the human body, the same map that exists on the surface (cerebral cortex) of the brain.

Ear acupuncture takes advantage of the body’s own control center, the brain.

* All signals induced by ear acupuncture travel through a specific part of the brain (the diencephalon), to the corresponding body parts.

* The body strictly obeys these commands because they come straight from the brain.

* Stimulation of these points, and the signals they send to the brain, trigger the release of your body's feel good and pain relieving chemicals, serotonin and endorphins.

* Thin needles (when appropriate), or tiny seeds (actual vaccaria plant seeds), metal plated, or magnetic beads; are placed on specific auricular points, and held in place with adhesive. Wearing ear seeds allows for extended stimulation of the points and their healing effects.

Commonly treated conditions:
migraines, insomnia, anxiety, PTSD, depression, addictions, indigestion, pain and inflammation, hypertension, PMS/menstrual, irregularities, STRESS …. the list goes on and on.

Common effects:
a feeling of floating or walking on air, relaxation, relief from pain, reduction in cravings, increased clarity (more clear minded, less emotionally reactive), improved sleep.
Many people feel immediate relief, others need several days before they notice an improvement.        

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"Music puts wings on the human spirit."                      - Frank Sinatra

I have been in love with music for as long as I can remember.  It brings me great joy, that through and acupuncture and yoga; I am able to utilize my love of music as a way to connect with my patients and students. 

Music is incredible in it's ability to awaken the senses, inspire the soul and quiet the mind.  It's a common opinion that music is distracting in a yoga practice, and while I  appreciate and understand the value of silence; I also find music to be incredibly therapeutic.  The problem I find, is that silence, in a yoga practice, can be incredibly loud.  In the vast space that silence creates, our minds wander wildly, leaving very few moments to be spent in the present.  Music holds your attention, which allows for a cerebral experience of the present moment; one that has the ability to affect real and lasting change.  It is this kind of experience that ultimately leads to healing of physical, mental and emotional dis-ease. The immense capacity of our minds is a blessing and a curse.  They hold so much about the past and the future, distracting us away from the moment that truly matters.

Our senses connect us to the outside world, and when combined with a practice of mindfulness, they provide a bridge between our mind and physical body. Understanding how the stimuli of the world around us affects shifts in the energy within us, is a powerful way to learn about ourselves. That kind of understanding is the only way to truly be able to take control of your health ... your life.

Music, unique in it's ability to create a cathartic release, can bring about a shift in emotional energy unlike any yoga class or acupuncture needle.  The ability to let go, to emote, to be vulnerable, to release the emotions you have been holding onto; is essential to the ability to heal physically. Both acupuncture and a yoga work to unblock stuck energy. Music can encourage the physical purging of the energy that is released. Holding onto emotional pain will  keep you sick, and releasing it assists in your ability to heal. It all comes back to energy.  Where it is stuck, we need to move it, and what doesn't serve you, needs to be released. We are energy, music is energy.  I believe that music is medicine.

© 2017 Kristen Boze,