EFT FAQ -Before you try it…..

Are Emotional Freedom Techniques Safe?

EFT are natural, non-invasive, chemical free and self paced techniques. The body’s built-in, natural healing system works to self-correct and create balance in your body and psyche. Some people may experience uncomfortable sensations while processing and/ or discharging accumulated emotional energy. This is a transitional temporary discomfort and with continued tapping it usually diminishes quickly.

What am I’m feeling in my body?

There is a wide range of physical sensations people experience when discharging accumulated stress or tension. Your experience is individual and you may experience some, all or none of these things: tingling, itching, belching, crying, laughing.. you may feel sleepy or waves of energy moving through your body. This is a very natural occurrence and a healthy response as the body and your system re-calibrates. Keep breathing and tapping and that strange sensation will dissipate.

If you are NOT experiencing any of these things, that does not mean EFT isnt working. It means the brain may be processing differently and a shift could be as subtle as a shift in perception of your issue. Each session will bring a different experience.

If you start feeling overwhelmed, slow down and BREATHE. Stay present with the sensation in your body and KEEP TAPPING. It is not necessary to keep saying words in this state. Just tap and breathe until the sensation subsides. You may even try tapping while saying something like “I accept this is how I feel right now.”

What do I do if I begin to remember things I had previously blocked out?

It is not uncommon to gain access to forgotten incidents. Continue to Tap and breathe and stay in a place of compassion toward yourself. Try to slow down and tap through the memory one step at a time. Stating out loud what you are remembering while you continue tapping will help you pass through the experience. It can be useful to get a private session with an EFT practitioner for trouble spots and devote and entire session to that specifc incident.

What if I don’t get all the way through my original issue during the Group Circle?

You have 4 options, depending on your level of intensity: 1.Bring it back to the Circle next week and keep going. 2.Schedule a private EFT session with a practitioner. 3.Work on it by Tapping on your own.

What if another, deeper issue comes up during my Tapping?

This is a common occurrence that the root, or core issue will come up while tapping on a more recent incident. Continue tapping and sift your focus to the core issue.

Identifying Psychological Trauma

Psychological trauma is far more prevalent in society than once thought. Most people tend to think of psychological trauma as PTSD, officially reserved for war veterans. However, those who have been in a car accident, environmental disaster, or some similar shocking event exhibit the same symptoms. What often gets overlooked are the small daily episodes; small agitations of daily life or  violence including domestic and verbal abuse. All of these  over the course of time lead to PTSD or other similar anxiety and stress disorders. Much like the muscular system presents repetitive work injuries from its daily grind, eventually it adds up to a much larger injury and perhaps even becomes incapacitating. The nervous system will become frayed or scarred.

Studies have shown that the brain can not tell the difference between a real and an imagined event. The neural network and chemicals associated with an experience are activated by even simply imagining it. Further, brain scans show that years after a stressful event, when the memory is recalled, the same parts of the brain light up as if the event were occurring in present time.

Lets take a look at the criteria for a traumatic event:

  • The event is perceived as a threat to the person’s physical survival.
  • Their coping capacity is overwhelmed, leaving them with a sense of powerlessness.
  • The event violates their sense of expectations.
  • It produces a sense of isolation, aloneness.

(Psychological Trauma, Church 2015)

So what is the result of exposure to such an intense event or many repeated smaller events? Over the course of time, people suffering with PTSD have brain wiring that is a little different. Under real or perceived threat, the connection between the rational brain and the emotional brain goes offline. The hippocampus and the amygdala may become overactive and unable to communicate with the cortex for an appropriate context for incoming information. This results in chronic stress response. The person may overreact to small or unimportant events or become enraged at little to no provocation. They may shudder at normal physical touch.

They often perceive the world as full of threats and have intrusive thoughts. The area of the brain associated with speech often goes offline under threat and they may not be able to articulate the intense emotions they are experiencing. PTSD or internalized trauma may also show up as physical pain and/or disease later in life. Without assistance, or a method to break the pattern, because of neuroplasticity (building of more neurons associated with the memory) the symptoms may worsen over time.

The good news is the brain is always pruning old unused neural connections as well as establishing new ones by neurogenesis. Neuroplasticity can work in our favor when needing to learn a new skill or in learning intentional techniques that help build new strong neural connections oriented toward a different state of being.

Under the right circumstances even a long consolidated memory may be susceptible to change. A thorough healing may be experienced after a vivid re-exposure and reframing of the experience. It is possible it may take several refrains for it to take permanently but often permanent results may be achieved.

My favorite techniques are Emotional Freedom Techniques ( also called EFT or Tapping), EMDR- using eye movements to turn the brain on and desensitize; meditation techniques to retrain your brain to enjoy new brain waves..and breath work to induce calm.. Group sessions are a great way to experience the value of these techniques while keeping your issue private.

These safe mind-body medicine techniques keep the person safely connected in their body and brings them back to present moment while recalling a trauma, which is key to healing. If done in the proper fashion, it often clears the pain completely and has permanent results.



How to Brew a Cup of Rhodiola Tea

Rhodiola Rosea

People in the high mountain areas of Central Asia and circumpolar regions have been making tea from Rhodiola rosea roots for many hundred years.  Used throughout the past 4 millennia primarily for its stimulating properties, modern research has shown it to also have many beneficial adaptogenic effects.

There are many ways of brewing medicinal tea, and Rhodiola rosea is no exception.  However, to obtain the highest quality in terms of effect as well as enjoyment, one must start with pure, organic, hand-processed, rapdily dried roots.  By purchasing our  Alaskan Rhodiola tea, you will be assured of this important first step. Within 2 weeks of harvest, the root is washed, hand-sliced, and dried at an optimum temperature to minimize rosavin degradation.   The sliced dried root is then bagged and kept in cool, dry storage. This is to further minimize the effects of oxidation – which actually turns root to a pinkish red color – and to contain its rose-like bouquet. 

It is simple to prepare a great cup of Rhodiola rosea tea.  The trick is knowing how much to use and how long to let it steep, as the strength of the tea is an individual preference.  However, it is important to note that this is not a quick morning instant brew. To get as much of the beneficial ingredients, it takes time for the rosavins and salidrosides so dissolve into the water along with the other ingredients that impart the rose-like bouquet and color. However, the longer it steeps, the “earthier” the taste, so you have to decide for yourself.  Steep it for a couple hours?  Overnight?  Somewhere in between?

Here is a good starting point:

Use 5 grams of rhodiola root (about one tablespoon of flakes) per desired cup.  For a more robust tea, you can grind it down even more but the tea will not be as clear due to the sediment.  But it will be more potent! Pour in the corresponding amount of boiling water. Most people like it steeped at least 2 hours, and you can increase or decrease the strength by altering the steeping time.  A convenient way is to steep it overnight so that it is ready in the morning.  Make enough for the entire week. 

You will notice that the color deepens from a pale pinkish-amber to a deeper reddish color over time, and the taste becomes increasingly “earthy”. You may also want to experiment by adding in sweeteners such as honey or birch syrup.  However you want to enjoy it, just remember that drinking it late in the afternoon or evening may keep you awake at night.  


Dissociation- The Trauma Capsule

When a traumatic event occurs, it exceeds the capacity of a person or child’s ability to cope and something called a Trauma Capsule, is often created to help them cope. For self preservation, the trauma gets wrapped in a capsule, setting it aside safely. Dissociation occurs, bringing the individual to a place they can function. If it didn’t get set aside, the rest of their world wouldn’t be able to make sense, they would not be able to cope. When emotional abuse occurs, it particularly effects self worth and self esteem. It brings in emotions like internalized shame or resentment that make it difficult to trust one’s self.  This too is treated as a traumatic event.

If the traumatized person is a child and the abuser is their parent, it is confusing that the source of abuse and pain is also their source of comfort and nourishment. This is not only true with obvious abuse, but with cases of neglect as well. It forces the individual to put what is too difficult to cope with safely in a capsule tucked away in their psyche. Eventually they will exhibit symptoms somewhere on a spectrum of an anxiety or stress disorder , commonly called PTSD.

When a person is in fear of survival and they are overwhelmed, dissociation, a freeze response sets in. It occurs especially when there is no physical escape from the event. Dissociation as a  freeze response is a similar mechanism to playing possum. In reality, the possum is actually not playing, its body goes int to a frozen response as a survival mechanism; its heart rate slows, breathing slows etc… We do a similar thing, freeze, numb out, leave our body and or feel petrified in the face of inescapable fear.

Emotional Freedom Techniques, breath work and other energy medicine techniques provide a safe way to reconnect. It creates an avenue for body-mind connection while re-framing and releasing the charge around the encapsulated event. This connection is crucial for more permanent and thorough healing to occur. Often, a trauma may be released in a session or two with permanent results. For deep rooted trauma consisting of many events, more session work may be required however, getting to the root events will often alleviate some of the smaller events that are also psychologically associated.



Meridian Scraping Therapy- Gua Sha

by Sara illig

scraping therapy

Meridian Scraping  Therapy- Gua Sha

Meridian Scraping/Gua sha is an ancient East Asian healing technique taught by only a handful of Western practitioners.  In China and Vietnam, scraping is commonly used to relieve the aches and fever associated with the common cold.  The Greeks used a similar technique in their daily massage regiments to invigorate the blood and relieve pain. Today, the Graston technique most closely resembles gus sha. In the garçon technique the main difference is they invented their own metal tool to use instead of a traditional gua sha tool, and they re-named it for modern day marketing purposes.

Scraping therapy can be used to address various sorts of conditions.  Most commonly used to treat body pain, to boost the immune system and to relieve symptoms of the common cold, this modality can also be used to generally balance the flow of chi through the meridians, to resolve certain psychospiritual issues and to innervate areas of poor circulation such as adipose tissue which can have both a detoxifying and contouring effect.

Gua sha provides lasting relief for chronic pain.  There are a variety of both western and eastern mechanisms that contribute to and explain the results.

As the practitioner strokes over muscle spasms that have become entrenched “knots”, the pain-spasm-pain cycle which keeps muscles tensed in a protective response is broken allowing the muscle to relax.

Stroking over an area brings blood carrying oxygen and nutrients to tissue that has been deprived.  The blood then carries away built up toxins like lactic acid.

Frictioning the tissue warms the underlying support structure, fascia.  Fascia crystallizes and individual strands begin to “glue” together for various reasons including misuse, repetitive trauma, overuse and deposits of toxins.  Warming this tissue returns it to its natural gelatinous state and ‘melts’ any adhesions that may have formed. Once muscular tension and adhesions are released, the body is able to realize its original structure.

Eastern philosophies recognize that exogenous factors like wind, heat, cold, and damp become trapped in the exterior layer of the body causing pain by obstructing the flow of chi and blood in the channels.  Scraping techniques are the most effective way of releasing these pathogens from the exterior and encouraging the free flow of chi and blood.

Besides pain relief, Gua sha has many other benefits. By removing meridian obstructions, gua sha promotes the free flow of chi and blood, balancing the body and addressing almost any presenting illness.

Blood stasis impedes the production of new blood.  Once the stagnation is removed, new blood will be created again.  Blood is the material basis of our minds.  When deficient of blood, an individual has a difficult time with self esteem issues, creating boundaries and emotional flexibility.  Blood deficiency will present a variety of other problems including muscular pain and lack of flexibility, lack of energy, dizziness, etc…  By engendering the production of new blood, scraping treats both the psychospiritual and the physical problems associated with blood deficiency.

Just like Rolfing or other modalities of deep bodywork, scraping can instigate emotional release.  If the muscles are “holding” emotions, as they relax, these emotions will be freed and should be accepted, experienced, and resolved.  As this happens, old issues that have been trapped in the muscles of the body naturally resolve.

Scraping acts on fascia. Every organ, nerve, vein, artery, and muscle is sheathed in envelopes of fascia.  By stroking the superficial fascia, deeper structures will be affected and their performance is enhanced.

Lymph glands and vessels are located in the fascia.  The lymphatic system is responsible for draining excess interstitial fluid from tissue, transporting dietary lipids from the gastrointestinal tract to the blood, and protecting against invasion through immune response.  Gua sha will promote the circulation of lymph and free any restrictions within the lymphatic system.

Scraping enhances circulation in general providing undernourished areas with blood to both feed tissue and remove waste products.  As an area is innervated, it will be detoxified and toned by the deep massaging action of the stroke.

A session will last from fifteen to forty five minutes depending on how many areas will be addressed.  As with any sort of bodywork, the areas treated will include both the site of pain and also areas that contribute to the condition – primarily the neck, back, legs, arms, and chest.

First, oil or lotion will be applied.  Then, the practitioner will use a smooth edged tool to stroke over the area.  Stroking will continue until the sha is released.

A red rash called petechiae will appear as the tissue releases.  The discoloration of the rash offers clues as to the nature and severity of the condition being addressed.  It will take several days (generally 4 and up to 7) for the rash to fade.  Stretching and light aerobic exercise like walking will hasten the rash’s healing.

Scraping is similar to  a very deep massage.  One moment might feel excruciatingly intense, the next overwhelmingly relaxing.  The practitioner will respond to your level of sensitivity; however, as with the rest of our existence, there are often moments of discomfort that cannot be avoided in order to bring about growth and healing.

After a session, a cup of warm water is recommended, and be sure to rest and relax.  Also, drink a large amount of water to clear all the toxins released by the treatment. If not, the toxins will settle back into the tissue causing stiffness and soreness or  nausea and lightheadedness.

For a day or so after the treatment,  avoid alcohol, caffeine and strenuous exercise and be sure to protect  any treated area from direct exposure to sun, wind, or cold.

Gua sha is an indispensable tool in the treatment of chronic pain.  In fact, it is a relevant tool in treating almost any disorder given its ability to clear stagnation, to engender the creation of blood, to release the exterior and to innervate and detoxify tissue.




Rhodiola Rosea -A Revolutionary Herb

by Sara illig


What if I told you that there is a plant, a magical plant that helps fight the effects of stress and aging, sharpens your memory and concentration, maximizes your energy, protects against heart disease and cancer, eases anxiety and depression, improves your sexual function, is anti-aging, enhances physical performance and blocks fat for weight loss?Well there is such a plant; it is an adaptogen known as Rhodiola Rosea also known as golden root. This ancient and safe herbal gem has been scientifically proven to do all of the above.

Check out this book out on the market:  ‘The Rhodiola Revolution’ by Richard Brown, MD and Patricia L Gerbarg, MD.  It proved to be an enlightening read including many case studies as well as dosage information for various conditions.

Ready for Energy?

The best kind of Rhodiola Rosea is Alaskan Rhodiola or Siberian rhodiola. Dont let the brands from Oregon and other places fool you,  it needs sub-arctic and high altitude conditions to grow and develop the properties to help your brain adapt to extreme conditions. It proves a good medicine for those who suffer from anxiety, stress, fatigue, travel fatigue, depression and for those who want to boost the immune system, enhance energy levels and physical performance. It is used in NASA  space program to keep astronauts mentally sharp and cognitively healthy  when enduring long periods of time without gravity. Elite athletes use it for these reasons as well as for enhancing physical performance. Evidence further indicates that Rhodiola Rosea works to repair DNA, protecting against cancer and heart disease.

Rhodiola Rosea greatly enhanced my quality of life. Perhaps it could do the same for you.

In general a low dosage to start is a good idea, if you dont feel anything in 3-7 days you can try a little higher dosage. Most people do well on under 300 mgs. But one should begin with a much lower dose it seems, closer to 100mg. Some people are sensitive and may need as little as 50 mg, while others are in need of a higher dose of around 500mg.

This herb should be taken in the morning 20-30 min before food for best results. An additional dose is sometimes taken 20-30 min before lunch, however, use caution and dont take it late in the day. It could interfere with your sleep. It could also be that during the first week or so your dreams can be very vivid. In addition, since Rhodiola Rosea has some stimulative properties it can be beneficial to take it easy on the caffeinated beverages until getting used to a new level of energy.

I like the brands Alaskan Rhodiaola, Ameriden, Gaia. In general though seek a brand that contains 3% rosavins or more. Ask your doctor about Rhodiola Rosea and the proper dosage for you. And if they dont know about it yet, recommend the book The Rhodiola Revolution to them and see what they have to say.

Enjoy your new found freedom!


EFT Resolves Financial Belly Ache

“The retirement accounts got hit pretty hard in the collapse of 2009.” he said. “Ive had this mysterious pain in my lower right stomach ever since. Ive been to all sorts of doctors and specialists. I have had every test in the book done and no one can tell me that there is a thing medically wrong with me. I have come to the conclusion that it must be mental or emotionally based.”

The pain was only a little less than it used to be. Of all the things he had tried, counseling, chiropractic, massage, physical therapy, doctors, MRI, he said stretching and yoga were the most helpful, but still, the pain lingered incessantly.The fact that yoga helped at all seemed a good indicator to me that a meridian based therapy was a hopeful direction for his mysterious condition.

During intake, he explained how during the financial crisis of 2009 he had been responsible for handling other’s retirement funds. He received a lot of blame, even got sued by one man. He felt guilty, sad and at the same time knew he had explained the risks of investment to his clients at the time.
Since that time, a knot appeared in his side the size of a baseball.

We began tapping some rounds together…

Even though they blame me… I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though a part of me feels guilty… I deeply and completely accept myself.
Even though they think Im an a*# hole and they suffered loss… I still deeply and completely love and accept myself.
Even though they wanted me to suffer too since they were suffering, I am willing to release my self from suffering for all our good. I forgive them in every way I am able for wanting to share their pain with me.
I am willing to be released.

The sensation in the knot began to shift. “Wow! This is great stuff he said.”
We tapped several rounds on the specific event of a man suing him over his loses. Tapping….He wanted me to suffer. I still love myself.
He wanted me to lose. I still accept myself.
It was so stressful I got a knot in my belly! I still love and accept myself.

We tapped for a full 90 min EFT session.
Afterwards he said the pain had subsided.
We followed up with some abdominal massage. While the knot was still present at the beginning of the massage, there was no pain. By the end of the massage, the knot had disappeared.

“I’ll give you a call tomorrow,” he said. “Usually when I get work done on my belly, its better temporarily and then it comes back a few hours later with a vengeance.”

I didnt hear from him the next day. After several days, I sent him a message asking how his condition was. He said. “All good, Sara. Still feeling great…Thanks again!.”

Whew!!!  -Financial belly ache resolved!

Massage Cupping Therapy

Massage Cupping is a versatile and ancient tool that can be modified to accomplish a whole range to techniques from lymphatic drainage to fascial and deep tissue release. This modality uses negative pressure, creating either light suction for drainage, or heavier suction to lift connective tissue, loosen adhesions, soften tight muscles and tone attachments.

In traditional Chinese Cupping, the cups stay in place for 5-15 min, however, they may also be moved over the area.   Stationary cupping may leave circular markings on the skin similar looking to a hickey. These are not bruises , rather discoloration. The goal of this approach is to remove stagnation of blood and chi, release trapped (internal) heat , draw out toxins and treat pain, respiratory problems and other conditions.

Massage Cupping is a different approach in that the cups continually move over the area. The therapist will apply lotion or oil before the treatment to ensure smooth movement of the cups. Almost every area of the body responds well to this treatment. Tense muscles are softened quickly and adhesions loosened easily. With massage or slide cupping, generally no marks are left behind, however there may be some occasional mild discoloration.

To most people the treatment feels GREAT. It is certainly a sensation unlike any other, and may feel different depending on the area of the body and they type of condition it is being used to address. The sensation during cupping is often described as a deep warmth and or tingling sensation which continues long after treatment. There may be some discomfort in other areas that are stuck and opening up. The discomfort is temporary and will subside when the cup is lifted off.

Important:You should make your practitioner aware of any health conditions which need to be handled gently. If you are uncertain ask your doctor if it is okay for you to receive cupping.

What are those marks that cupping leaves? In traditional (Chinese) cupping the marks left after a treatment are a desired effect of the treatment. They are not bruises it is a discoloration that will dissipate and fade anywhere from a few hours to a few days after treatment. With massage cupping, the marks are less likely to occur but you may still find an occasional “cupping kiss” left behind.

What do I do after treatment? For a few (4 to 6) hours after treatment avoid exposure to extreme heat or cold, (chill or drafts, hot showers or saunas), rigorous exercise and stay sufficiently hydrated. Alcohol is not recommended for 24 hours after treatment.

Benefits of Cupping:

clears stagnation
drains and moves fluids
relieves inflammation
Sedates nervous system
expels congestion
stretched muscle and connective tissue
loosens adhesions
brings nourishing blood supply to the skin
poor circulation (stimulated locally)
insomnia and general anxiety
sluggish devitalized skin

Remember:You should make your practitioner aware of any health conditions which need to be handled gently. If you are uncertain ask your doctor if it is okay for you to receive cupping.

Sara illig is certified in Ace Massage Cupping Therapy.

Trans-dermal Magnesium Therapy – Magnesium Choride (Magnesium Oil)

Magnesium is one of the most common and necessary fast acting, safe and effective medicines; it is used in both allopathic as well as naturopathic medicine. It is one of the 4 most important minerals present in the body and is responsible to help with 365 different cellular functions. Magnesium Chloride treatments are used in a wide variety of ways including in emergency rooms to save lives as well as for post sports recovery.

Magnesium chloride treatments address systemic nutritional deficiencies, enhance immune system function, improve cellular function by protecting cells from oxidative damage as well as bringing new energy to cells where applied topically.

Symptoms and Major Diseases Associated with Magnesium Deficiency:

Anxiety and Panic attacks- Magnesium (Mg) normally keeps adrenal stress hormones under control.

• Asthma-  Histamine production and bronchial spasms increase with Mg deficiency.

• Blood clots- Mg helps by keeping the blood thin-much like aspirin but without the side effects.

• Bowel disease- deficiency causes constipation, which could lead to toxicity and mal absorption of nutrients, as well as colitis.

• Cystitis- Bladder spasms are worsened by Mg deficiency

• Depression-Serotonin is dependent on Mg. A Mg-deficient brain is also more susceptible to allergens.

• Detoxification- Mg is crucial for the removal of toxic substances and heavy metals such as mercury, aluminum and lead

• Diabetes- Mg enhances insulin secretion and facilitates sugar metabolism. Without Mg insulin is not able to transfer glucose to cells.

• Fatigue- Fatigue is often and early symptom of Mg-deficency.This is due to the fact that dozens of enzyme systems are under-functioning.Mg is needed for the production of over 326 different enzymes.

• Heart disease- Mg deficiency is common in people with heart disease. It is administered in hospitals for acute myocardial infarction and cardiac arrhythmia. Mg is also used to treat angina, or chest pain.

• Hypertension- With insufficient Mg, spasm of blood vessels and high cholesterol occur, both of which lead to blood pressure problems.

• Hypoglycemia- Mg keeps insulin under control; without Mg,expect episodes of low blood sugar.

• Insomnia, RLS, Sleeping Disorders – Just as Serotonin, Sleep-regulating melatonin production is disturbed without sufficient Mg.
• Kidney Disease- Mg deficiency contributes to atherosclerotic kidney failure. Mg deficiency creates abnormal lipid levels and worsening blood sugar control in kidney transplant patients.

• Liver Disease leading to liver failure- Mg deficiency commonly occurs during liver transplantation.

• Migraine- Serotonin balance is Mg-dependent. Deficiency of serotonin can result in migraine headaches and depression.

• Musculoskeletal conditions- Fibrositis, fibromyalgia, muscle spasms, eye twitches, cramps and chronic neck and back pain may be relieved by Mg supplements.

• Nerve problems- Mg alleviates peripheral nerve disturbances throughout the whole body, such as migraines, muscle contractions, gastrointestinal spasms, and calf, foot and toe cramps. It is also used in treating central nervous symptoms of vertigo and confusion.

• Obstetrics and Gynecology- Mg prevents Premenstrual Syndrome; prevents dysmenorrhea (cramping pain during menses); is important in the treatment of infertility; and alleviates premature contractions, preeclampsia, and eclampsia in pregnancy. Intravenous Mg is given in obstetrical wards for pregnancy-induced hypertension and to lessen the risk of cerebral palsy and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Mg should be a required supplement for pregnant mothers.

• Osteoporosis- Use of calcium with Vitamin D to enhance calcium absorption without a balancing amount of Mg causes further Mg deficiency, which triggers a cascade of events leading to bone loss.

• Raynaud’s Syndrome- Mg helps relax the spastic blood vessels that cause pain and numbness of the fingers.

• Tooth decay- Mg deficiency causes an unhealthy balance of phosphorus and calcium in saliva, which damages teeth.


General Uses for Magnesium Oil
For the Skin: Sprayed on sun damaged skin regularly will begin to rejuvenate from the inside out and after a few months will be significantly restored. Helps with wrinkles as well as hair health and growth.

Dental: As a mouthwash sprayed into the mouth it is excellent for the gums and pushes the mouths ph up. Strengthens teeth and is excellent for gingivitis. It is magnesium, not calcium, which helps form hard tooth enamel resistant to decay.

Mucus Membranes: People have used low concentrations for nose and eye washes and even for application in the vagina. (Beware of stimulative effect).

General Tonic: Magnesium Chloride is a strong tonic boosting all aspects of cell physiology and energy production. Magnesium is essential for life as it participates in over 325 enzyme reactions. Expect more energy, strength and endurance and even increased sexual energy.

Sports: Magnesium is perhaps the single most important mineral to sports nutrition. Over 70% of the U.S. population is magnesium deficient. This is true especially of athletes. During vigorous exercise, people loose through their sweat critical minerals, the most important being magnesium. Adequate magnesium level will help your body against fatigue, heat exhaustion, blood sugar control and metabolism.

Pain Relief: Transdermal magnesium chloride treatments are essential in the treatment of sport injuries and the aches and pains of sore muscles.

Natural Immune System Booster: Dr. A. Neveu observed that magnesium chloride has no direct effect on bacteria (i.e. it is not an antibiotic). Thus he thought that its action was a specific, immune-enhancing, so it could be useful against viral diseases.

Memory and Cognitive Function: Magnesium deficit may lead to decreased memory and learning ability, while an abundance of magnesium may improve cognitive function in children and the elderly.

Magnesium Oil ( mag oil)  is not really an oil rather, it is a brine.
It is made with straight magnesium chloride flakes and water.The magnesium oil I use is the highest quality I could find and comes from the Dead Sea.It contains 31% Magnesium, 80 trace minerals and is low in sodium.
Trans-dermal magnesium therapy is well known to relieve pain in joints
and muscles. Apply as needed to areas of pain and discomfort. Let it sit for 20-30 min before rinsing it off.

Transdermal Magnesium Therapy has many more benefits than simply relief from discomfort