The Neti Pot nasal wash

The Neti Pot This teapot-looking device is certainly not what it looks like.  It’s a Neti Pot used for nasal washing, a practice that has been around more than 5,000 years as a means to ultimate health and better breathing.

What is it? The Neti Pot is a device used to clean out the nasal passageway to counteract pollution, allergies, colds and sinus problem.

Why does it work? The nose is the barrier between the atmosphere and our bodies. The mucus in our nose filters the air from dust, dirt and other particles.  Without cleaning the mucus out often, the particles can end up in the stomach. The Neti Pot cleans the mucus out of the nose allowing it to regenerate fresh mucus and keep the body healthy.

How does it work? You fill the Neti Pot with a saline mixture of pure non-iodized salt with two cups warm water. Then lean over a sink with your nose slightly higher than your lips and leaning toward one side. Breathe through your mouth, insert the spout of the pot in your upper nostril until it forms a comfortable seal. Raise the Neti Pot to allow the solution to flow through the upper nostril and out the lower nostril.  After you are done, be sure to exhale vigorously through both nostrils, simultaneously, to clear the nasal passages. Repeat with the other nostril.

Can I buy it at ilumina? Of course! It’s $20.50 for the Neti Pot and $3.50 for a bag of Neti salt with over 160 scoops of salt.


Eastern Nutrition&Detoxfication Program

Eastern Nutrition ProgramThis is a program that involves the energetics of food to create balance in the body. Learn the Taoist system of the 5 elements and the 5 tastes of food to balance your overall diet. Circumstances that influence dietary choices and habits such as convenience and emotions around eating will be discussed. Food choices, places to shop, and recipes are recommended as well. This program is an overall wellness program that includes nutrition supplements, exercise recommendations and stress management techniques. Three appoints are necessary to receive all of these facets to the program.Detox ProgramThis program is customized for the individual depending on their medical history and their energetic diagnosis. The detox diet includes a clean, balanced combination of foods based on Eastern nutritional principles. Along with the diet includes detox therapies to practice at home, supplements, and tea. The duration of this program is 10-14 days.The detox program includes two different detox plans. Both programs are a whole body detox which cleanses the liver, large intestine, blood, lymph, lungs, skin, and kidneys. One program is more specific to candida that includes a yeast free diet and supplements to clear the body of candida.For more information or to schedule an appointment please call.In Health,Dana Price DOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, FABORMilumina Healing Sanctuary7520 E. Camelback RoadScottsdale, Arizona 85251(602)957-2602

New Years Detoxification Program at ilumina

Start your new year feeling fresh and vibrant. Join Sherri Taylor L.Ac. on January 12, 2009 for a health enhancing detox workshop. Sherri will educate the group on the importance and benefits of detoxing. Each participant will receive a folder containing juicing recipes, menu ideas, and a list of foods to eat during the special detox diet. Sherri will also provide guidelines for proper exercise, rest, and other activities and treatments that will support your detox. A regimen of supplements will be available to purchase to enhance the purification process. Space is limited, so call now to reserve your place.  ilumina (602)957-2602The Importance of DetoxingTo maintain health and strengthen immunity, detoxing the body once or twice per year is an important part of your wellness program. Today, most of us live in a polluted environment, dealing daily with traffic, crowds and increasing stress. We consume packaged, processed and fast food and suffer from over stimulation and lack of rest. Over time, our compromised environment and unhealthy habits lead to physical, emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic toxicity. As this internal imbalance of energies grows, it can result in physical and emotional ailments. To maintain balance and harmony with our natural state of well being, the first step is ridding the body of toxic accumulations.Every individual manifests different signs and symptoms when the body has become toxic. Physically, we might experience fatigue, aches and pains, muscular tightness, constipation, body odor, hypertension, headaches, allergies, hair loss, sinusitis or other symptoms. Mentally, we may have problems with concentration, memory or dizziness. Emotionally, we may feel anxiety, depression, irritability, restlessness or an inability to find joy in life. Spiritually, we may have unconsciously closed ourselves off and forgotten what makes our spirit flourish. Energetically, we can become exhausted and unable to function at optimum capacity. Behind all these symptoms is the fact that as our cells become toxic, they cannot communicate well with each other, and their functioning is impaired. Metabolism is slowed, excretory organs become sluggish, and the body's systems become more and more imbalanced.If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is time to support your body in detoxifying and rebalancing itself. Take the first step in reclaiming your natural state of wellness and joy and reserve your place at our January detox workshop. ilumina Healing Sanctuary (602)957-2602.