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Improve Your Health with Feng Shui

Apr 30, 2018 03:06PM

by Christina Captain, DAOM, MSAOM, MSHN, MA  


Lucky Dragon says: 

Use the following tips to enhance your health. Your personal space mirrors your inner self just as you mirror your surroundings. Your space can either create a harmonious body ecology or one that feels out of balance and unwell. This month, we will focus on increasing healing energy through these feng shui tips. 


  • Keep your space clean and free of clutter. Disorder represents stagnant, stuck chi. It is difficult to make decisions in a cluttered home or to make positive moves toward growth and personal development. Stuck chi creates a blocked flow of energy in your body which can lead to pain, dysfunctional systems and even depression.  Keeping your space clean and free of clutter will help you heal ailments, relieve pain and find peace. 

  • Remove your shoes before entering your home. When entering your home space, you should remove your shoes. This allows you to leave the stress of your daily grind (and dirt) outside and allows for peaceful energy to make its way inside.  Place a shoe rack just inside or outside your entryway and leave it all right there. 

  • Surround yourself with natural light. Light is a super nutrient and required for optimal health. Be sure that your home has adequate natural light by allowing sunlight to come inside. Avoid bright lights an hour before bedtime. Yes, this means you must leave technology outside your bedroom. Viewing the bright lights of your phone at bedtime can be detrimental to a restful sleep. Avoid fluorescent lighting and utilize full-spectrum light whenever possible. 

  • Make your bedroom a place for rest, relaxation and romance. Most of your life is probably spent in your work space and bedroom. By creating a safe and relaxing space to rest, you can truly rejuvenate and be ready for your next adventure.  Make sure your bed is in the optimal feng shui position and avoid watching television before you retire for the evening. Incorporate soothing earth tones, blues and lavenders into your wall color, bedding and artwork to promote a relaxing atmosphere. Creating a comfortable inviting, bedroom that you hate to leave will do wonders for your health. 


Follow these tips, and you will quickly feel a shift in your health and well-being! Does feng shui excite you? Stay tuned to this column for announcements about video blogs on how to feng shui your space for life.  


Dr. Christina Captain is nationally board-certified by the National Commission for Certification in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). She is the lead practitioner at the Family Healing Center which she founded in 2000. Dr. Captain is also an expert Feng Shui practitioner and teacher who studied under Nancilee Wydra of the Feng Shui Institute of America, before originating her own style, Essential Balance Feng Shui. Since this discipline is a branch of Oriental Medicine, she often blends Feng Shui principles into her treatment plans. Family Healing Center is located at 2650 Bahia Vista St., Suite 101, Sarasota. For more information, call 941-951-1119 or email [email protected] 



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