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New Year's Resolutions + Wellness

Posted by Shannon Eggleton on

The New Year hasn’t yet dawned, and still advertisements, commercials and websites are shouting in bold, capital letters about New Year, New You -- in other words, New Year's health resolutions.  But the truth about wellness is that it requires year-round dedication, and the most effective changes are often less sweeping and more manageable.   Yes, that’s right. Manageable.   A goal to diet and lose 50 pounds, if needed, can be an excellent way to achieve better health; but in reality, unless that 50 pounds is whittled down in manageable bits, and attended to daily, it will likely never...

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Inhalation Therapy

Posted by Shannon Eggleton on

Inhalation therapy has existed for more than 2000 years, and the benefits of utilizing inhalation therapy for different medical issues have been understood for more than 200 years. While modern inhalers, diffusers, nebulizers and vaporizers may bear little resemblance to the devices first invented two centuries ago for the application of inhalation therapy, they still have their forefathers to thank for their eventual development.  Unfortunately, the inhalation route of administration for different pharmaceutical treatments is often overlooked for more common administration routes such as the oral or injection paths.  However, inhalation therapy is both safe and effective for many different...

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Ascents® Clinical Aromatherapy

Posted by Shannon Eggleton on

There often seems to be a cloud of mystery hanging around the word "aromatherapy." It's a cloud tinged with traces of new age beliefs. While it's true aromatherapy is part of a long tradition of natural healing and alternative medicine, clinical aromatherapy has come a long way from its ancient roots.    How does Ascents clinical aromatherapy work?   Scientifically speaking, noses are chock-full of sensory neurons.  They collect data -- scents -- and send them to olfactory receptors in the brain to be processed into scent signals. These signals then travel to the parts of the brain that process...

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Natural Relief from Holiday Stress

Posted by Shannon Eggleton on

The holiday season is upon us, and for many, this means a near-constant state of motion from now until January 1st. Layered on top of the fun and excitement that holiday activities bring can also be an unfortunate amount of stress and anxiety. Holiday stress and anxiety can be caused by many things, including overloaded schedules.  But it can be triggered by other factors as well.  Financial challenges, inflated expectations, lack of emotional support, poor quality sleep and even dietary changes can all add to the distress often felt around the holidays. In fact: The American Psychological Association (APA)'s 2011...

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Ascents® and Trauma Therapy

Posted by Mark Kohoot on

Ascents® have been exceedingly helpful with clients suffering from PTSD symptoms, such as, lack of concentration, anxiety, sleep difficulties and depressive symptoms.   As a trauma therapist and wellness advocate, I have offered the Aeroscena® aromatherapy packs targeting specific symptoms and have had very favorable feedback from clients on numerous occasions. The ability to engage and soothe the senses with trauma survivors is paramount in trauma focused clinical work.  Aeroscena® can provide a powerful and immediate connection to the present moment, and can be a gateway for emotional regulation all in a few compressions of the Aeroscena® pack!!  This same...

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