It is becoming a well-known fact that most illness has roots in chronic stress. Drug-free treatments that have ages-old track records of results await you here. Dr. Hackett is expert in these modalities. Some take longer than others to achieve results, but those results have long lasting effects.
It is possible to rejuvenate your body, mind, and spirit from the wear and tear of stress. An 8 week study at Harvard’s teaching hospital, Massachusetts General, on the effects of meditation shows that meditation helps the brain rebuild grey matter.
Stress can refer to mental and emotional stress alone, but physiological stress is just as much of a factor to consider in the equation for longevity. Physiological stress can be mechanical or chemical, either case inheres the presence of inflammatory factors. Not all inflammation is negative. Your body naturally creates and inflammatory state in order to heal injuries and combat microbes. When your inflammatory response is ‘on’ high alert chronically, your immunoresponse may start to turn on your own tissues and organ function. Balance is the operative word.
“I can’t meditate…my mind is too scattered…too (fill-in-the-blank)” I hear this everyday from patients stressed to their limits, unsure of how to make their lives happier, doubting that a busy life could be anything else except a white-knuckle ride putting out one fire to the next. The uncertainty of life and it’s disappointing surprises can contribute to your strength and resilience. There is no need to drag these experiences through life until they lose their apparent weight. Understanding the structure and function of your mind can change the way you process stressors in your life.
“Mindfulness” and “meditation” and “zen” are buzz words that may not fully register in meaning because they are being overused for things with only a veneer of the true intent of the words. Meditation is a state of mind, not a function of the brain. Let me repeat that: Meditation is a state of mind, not a function of the brain.
Experiencing that meditative state of mind requires an exploration of a fundamental question. There is a way to understand the aggregates of the ‘self’ that is “I”. Who is “I”? You have many parts of ‘self’; physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and many smaller subcategories, but still parts of the whole. So then, your sense of who you are comes from someplace. The objective sense of “I”, past the aggregates, is where meditation takes you.
To understand yourself better transcending to an objective space helps your mind move through solutions, which can be infinite in benefit, instead of grasp for defenses, which are finite in benefit.
You can understand yourself better by transcending to an objective space which helps you move through problems into solutions. One benefit is instead of grasping for defenses, is establishing a deeper understanding of a broader view. Through simple techniques, you learn how to calm your mind and encourage deeper sleep step-by-step on your own power. The instructions become more detailed as your awareness and understanding deepen, so too do the instructions. A daily habit of meditation is the best way to get the most benefit, but it may be something you need to build up to. There should be a pleasure and comfort in the idea of taking refuge in the meditative process, not work. This also invites a shift in your perspective about what ‘work’ actually means.
Ehipassiko (Pali) means “come and see”. It is an invitation to step out of your cocoon of what you think your life and mind are to see things anew. It is a request to open to the techniques of broadening your awareness, not just accepting a sweet sounding platitude for rote reality.
How many times have you heard from your MD that your mysterious or yet-to-diagnosed problem (or even clearly diagnosed), is simply due to “stress” or “aging”?
Acupuncture will reduce your perceived stress level immediately with the first treatment. How and when those symptoms return is important information for Dr. Hackett to have as you go through the treatment process to route the problem out.
Acupuncture alone helps the body heal itself faster than on its own by stimulating collagen production and strengthening tendons. Bone healing is also increased with acupuncture treatment by its effect of stimulating growth factors. The results were based on three-week courses of treatment. In this case, more is definitely better. Acupuncture has a cumulative effect in the body. Additionally, There are herbs like Huang Qi (Angelica) that support tissue regeneration, Ginseng that supports vitality without a crash caffeine brings on, and others that are natural anti-inflammatories that promote healing without drugs.
“Who Am I?” “Why am I here?” “What the bleep am I doing with my life??” These existential questions are fundamental to being a conscious human being. Sometimes those questions get stuffed into a small room at the end of narrow corridor in our heart-mind only to surface later on when there is a fundamental shake up in our lives.
Inner Jewel Journeywork is a method of guided introspection that Dr. Hackett has developed over years of meditation and study with shamans and experts from across the globe. The technique is based on a narrative to pull symbols and soul-story from the deepest level of your mind and soul. Your answers and path are unique to you. Only you can ultimately know what the soul-story culled from your interior means. Dr. Hackett can help you get to the narrative. It is recommended that you set this appointment up at least one week in advance and fill out the standard health intake form.
Inner Jewel Journeywork appointments are offered in the evening so that you may go home, reflect, and relax after the session. Journaling is recommended, as is traditional talk therapy. If you do not have a therapist and would like a referral there are several compassionate and gifted people in the area that we can refer you to.
TuiNaThai Bodywork is a unique blend of Chinese and Thai manual therapy methods combined with Swedish table massage. GuaSha, cupping, and Balinese hot stones are also available to add on to this service.
Limited appointments are available for this treatment. Please book a week in advance.