Recovering from Parkinson’s

By Marie Regis, L.Ac.

As with any chronic degenerative disease, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a life-changing event. Shock, disbelief, fear or anger can set in- understandably!. The medical prognosis is not good, and treatments available with conventional medicine are palliative and do not provide a cure.

As a practitioner of Classical Chinese medicine, I believe there is no incurable disease, only incurable people. There are people who have recovered from stage four cancer, for reasons that are not yet explained by modern science and lived for years without recurrence. (Read “Radical Remission, the Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference, by Kelly A. Turner, PhD. ) Yet culturally we have come to expect these healings are impossible.

People who have recovered from Parkinson’s have committed to a comprehensive lifestyle change, which may include: dietary changes, meditation, Qi gong, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and a commitment to changing detrimental and stressful beliefs and attitudes. Chinese medicine tells us that all chronic disease starts with a chronic emotional/spiritual imbalance. This leads to inflammation, weakness in certain organ systems, leading to loss of function in the neurological and hormonal systems.

Howard Shifke’s book “Fighting Parkinson’s and Winning” is based on his own recovery from Parkinson’s. It is a must read from anyone who has had this diagnosis or anyone with a family history of this disease.

Introduction to Meditation SPRING Series

DATES: March 5th, 12th and 19th 2019 from 1:30 – 3:00 P.M.

WHERE: Roslyn High School, 475 Round Hill Rd., Roslyn Heights NY 11577

CONTACT: Roslyn High School Continuing Education at roslynschools.org or call 516-801-5091 for more information and to register.

MEDITATION BASICS: Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, so you can finally LET GO.. and enjoy life fully

Two EASY Winter Soup Recipes

GYPSY SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

1 Leak diced (optional)

2 carrots sliced

1 cup chopped cabbage

2 cups of winter squash or pumpkin, diced

2 quarts of hot water

1 tsp salt

Saute leaks, carrots, cabbage, squash for 10 minutes

Add water and salt

Reduce heat. Simmer 35 min.

Serves 8

 

WINTER SUNSHINE SOUP

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of yellow split peas, soaked

2 quarts of water

1 5” piece of kombu, soaked

1/2 onion cut into crescent moons

2 carrots cut into flowers

1 cup of winter squash, diced

1/2 cup of parseley, chopped

1/2 tsp salt

Miso to taste

  • Place kombu and peas in a pot with water
  • Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 min.
  • Add onions, carrots, squash and salt. Simmer until peas and vegetables are tender.
  • Add miso diluted in stock and simmer 5 min. more
  • Serves 8

ENJOY!    BLESSINGS,  

MARIE

Movie: What the “Bleep” do we know – Feb. 13th 2019

The world of Quantum Physics and Unified Field Theory in particular tell us that the world we live in is profoundly different from the way we habitually see it. This movie takes us on a life changing journey with Amanda, a divorced photographer, as she tumbles into a multi-dimensional world.  The worlds of spirituality and quantum physics bring her to transform frozen attitudes and beliefs and to move to a place of profound clarity and meaning. This story is beautifully woven into powerful interviews with cutting edge scientists and scholars, including an award-winning quantum physicist. I hope you’ll join us.

WHERE: 14 Vanderventer Ave, Suite L3C, Port Washington NY 11050

WHEN: Wednesday Feb.13th 2019  7:30-9:15 P.M.

Admission is free. Please contact Marie at 516-455-2206 to register as space is limited.

INNER SMILE MEDITATION SERIES

            Yin-Yang

When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself… Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness. This is the I Am that is deeper than name and form.  Eckhart Tolle

Dear Friends,

The Inner Smile meditation builds healing energy in the body while calming the Body-Mind. When we smile at people in a genuine way they respond by relaxing and often trusting us more. The same thing can   happen within ourselves as we smile into the body. I look forward to sharing this beautiful process which comes to us from the Taoist tradition.

     WHERE:  14 Vanderventer Ave, Suite L3C, Port Washington NY 11050

      WHEN:   7:30 to 8:45 p.m.

                        Wednesdays  January 16th, 23rd and 30th 2019

      FEE:    $60 total for all 3 classes, payable on the first day of class or $25 per individual class

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE AS SEATING IS LIMITED. THANK YOU!

Marie Regis, M.S., L.Ac., has an acupuncture practice in Port Washington, NY. . She specializes in treating anxiety, insomnia and stress related conditions. She has been practicing meditation for over 30 years., and has trained Clinical Meditation and Imagery with Richard and Bonnie Schaub of the Huntington Meditation and Imagery Center

PEACE to ALL in the NEW YEAR!

MARIE

Evening meditation classes

Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions,

Finally LET GO.. improve sleep quality and enjoy life fully!
 
INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION:
Wednesday evenings from 7:30-9 pm at Marie’s office:
14 Vanderventer Ave, Suite L3C, Port Washington NY 11050
FEE: $25 per evening session or $60 for 3 payable on first evening.
 
Pease call or text Marie to register: 516-455-2206

Lower your stress this Autumn: Evening Meditation and Acupressure for Insomnia

with Marie Regis, L.Ac., M.S.

MEDITATION BASICS

Learn EASY meditation and mindfulness techniques from a variety of traditions, so you can finally LET GO.. and enjoy life fully
Tuesdays, Nov. 13th, 20th and 27th from 7:30-9 pm at Roslyn High School

A NATURAL APPROACH TO INSOMNIA
Learn what you can do to wake up refreshed and ready to live your fullest potential.  Small changes in lifestyle can make a huge difference in you quality of sleep. Learn mindfulness tools and acupressure to reduce your overall stress.
 Tuesday, Dec. 4th at 7:30 pm
Pease follow the link for more details and to register:  https://www.roslynschools.org

 

Qi gong to Fall Asleep

  1. Knees to chest, lying on back to 1 min. Breathe 5 times
  1. Lying legs straight, breathe in while placing hands above head. Breathe in through nose, out through mouth
  1. Make fists; place both fists above the Kidneys (or as high up as comfortable), take 3 breaths. Continue down the spine to the tailbone.(when you get to the waist and below, it’s 5 breaths instead of 3)

4.   Put both hands at uterus area (below the navel). Breathe deeply 5 times.

5.   OPTIONAL: Go face down for 1 min.  

If you do this frequently, you will find that you fall asleep before even finishing the set of postures…and you’ll sleep more deeply.

Enjoy!

Marie

 

AUTUMN RECIPE

*SHEPHERD’S BARLEY SOUP

  • 1/4 onion chopped
  • 4 carrots grated
  • 2 parsnips, diced
  • 1Tbsp oil
  • 2 Qts water
  • 1 cup barley (substitute buckwheat or long grain rice to make it gluten-free)
  • 1/3 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp sea salt or 1 Tbsp natto miso
  • Parseley

 

DIRECTIONS:

  • Saute onion, carrots and parsnips in oil (optional)
  • Add water, barley, ginger. Simmer 1 1/2 hours
  • Add salt or miso and simmer 15 min.
  • Garnish with parsley
  • Serves 8

* This recipe was drawn from Paul Pitchford’s classic book “Healing with Whole Foods: Oriental Traditions and Modern Nutrition .

August Meditation Series

“To be the brook of the world is to move constantly in the path of Virtue..and to return again to infancy”  Tao Teh Ching by Lao Tzu

Come and experience what it’s like to be a human BEING rather than a human DOING! In this workshop, we will discuss what meditation is (and is not) and gently guide you through a simple meditation experience. Learn tools to let go of the stresses of daily living and live from a center of greater stillness, self-acceptance and peace.

We will also be reading short excerpts from classics on meditation and the art of living a peaceful life.

WHEN:  Wednesdays, August 8th, 22nd and 29th (we skip Aug. 15th), 7:30-8:45 pm

WHERE: 14 Vanderventer Ave, Ste L3C, Port Washington NY 11050

FEE: $60 for 3 sessions, paid on Aug 8th, or $25 per individual class.

I hope you’ll join us!   BLESSINGS,  Marie