Self Care
Humming bird
Pathways to Health practitioners encourage you to take care of yourself between treatments. One way of doing this is to massage the active ear acupuncture points. This gives you control over your own treatment.
There is no right or wrong way of doing this. Just work the points as feels natural and appropriate to you. For example, some points might want a soft and still touch using the whole pad of your finger, while others require a more rigorous workout using the fingertip or nail.
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Another way of focussing on yourself is the practise of Five Finger Qi Gong (Shou Yin). Make sure you are sitting or lying comfortably. Place your feet squarely on the floor. Gently open your eyes and be aware of how well you did.

Herbal Tea
A mug of detox tea
Herbal teas are simple, safe, and give warmth and support. They can be used as a tea, in a bath, or as a compress or poultice.

Normally Pathways to Health offers a cup of herbal detox tea to everyone that comes to our clinics. This tea calms the nerves and clears the body of toxins.

Due to current restrictions, we cannot do this but bags of detox tea are available for purchase at all our clinics.

The tea contains the following herbs.

To make your own detox tea, mix all these herbs together in the proportions given and shake well. Take 1 teaspoon to 1 cup of boiling water and steep until cool enough to drink. Strain off the liquid and drink three times daily or hourly during acute withdrawal.

The same herbs can be used in a bath or as a compress or a poultice on the liver and/or kidneys for further effect.