Thursday, March 30, 2017

Do You Have Pain When Driving, or Riding in a Vehicle? Here's Help

Do you have pain when you drive your car, or when you are a passenger?  Driving Wedges can help you be more comfortable, reduce pain and prevent further damage.

These were designed by a massage therapist I know, and offer these benefits:

 MADE IN THE USA - Patent-pending, revolutionary new system of wedges that helps to keep hips aligned while driving, improves driver comfort tremendously. Driving Wedges improve passenger comfort as well!
  • INCREASE COMFORT! Whether you are going for a short drive or spending days on the road, Driving Wedges offer much greater comfort for your trip. Feel the instant relief and the long-term benefits!
  • COMPLETELY UNIQUE new product provides immediate comfort and relief by offering needed support for the legs and hips. Tuck a wedge under each leg, adjust the strap that rests on top of your thighs, and feel the difference!
  • REDUCE TENSION - use of the Driving Wedges provides a light myofascial release along the outside of the thighs, which can reduce tension and alleviate pain in the hips, knees, and lower back.
  • USE ANYWHERE YOU SIT! - while originally created for driving, Driving Wedges can provide comfort and support almost anywhere you sit. If they can fit on the seat, they'll work! Office chairs, plane travel, couches, you name it! Make your sitting experience more comfortable and easier on your body.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Treat Restless Legs Naturally

Restless leg can be painful as well as annoying.  Here are natural methods to help treat restless legs.

Restless legs often start when you are sitting and trying to be "composed".  Then the legs start twitching,  you might start tapping your foot, wiggling your legs.  Or you're laying in bed, and the restless legs start. Sometimes you get out of bed, walk around, and then think that helped.  Or you move to another bed and move those legs forcefully to try to settle them.

Some people try putting a bar of soap at the end of the bed near their feet.  While the soap itself probably doesn't help, the placebo effect might.

Here are two more suggestions:
1.  When you feel your restless legs, lay flat on your back.  Slowly point your toes straight up, then pull your foot, with your toes still pointed, back toward your head as far as you can.  You will feel a stretch in the back of your calf.  Hold it for 10 seconds, then relax the calf muscle. Take a deep, slow breath.   Repeat 10 more times, each time pulling the calf muscle as tight as possible, but without hurting yourself.

2. Use a Ying Yu Jade acupressure roller on your legs when you feel the restlessness starting.  Roll it slowly over each leg, including thighs, calves and both sides of the foot.
You can follow the acupressure roller treatment with the muscle stretching in the above (#1) technique.

And then use the acupressure jade roller to finish.

Another technique that is helpful for restless leg is Yoga Nidra.  If you have a smartphone you can use an app that is helpful for learning because when your legs are restless, it can be difficult to focus.  The app with instructions helps you center the technique.

Ying Yu Jade Acupressure Roller with "Needles"

Friday, January 20, 2017

What Kind of Jade Yoni Eggs or Ben Wa Balls Should I Buy? What About the Size of Jade Eggs?

What kind of jade yoni eggs, or jade benwa balls should I buy?   And what size should I buy and use are the questions I am asked almost daily.  With all the information online, it's very confusing to decide what kind of jade egg, or ben wa ball, to buy, and then what size.

Unfortunately there is not only a great deal of mis-information about the jade eggs, but also about the kind of jade egg.  But probably the most crucial question should be the size.

Recently a customer complained about the size of the medium jade egg she bought, upset because it was too small, and sent me a photo of her set of three jade eggs she had purchased from a commercial seller, showing the medium jade egg was the smallest.  I asked about the sizes of the other eggs, and they were quite large.  You might think getting the biggest jade yoni eggs for the price is a good deal, but it's important to understand about why the size of the jade eggs on Ying Yu Jade and Jade Heaven are the sizes they are, 24mm, 30mm and 40mm.   I was going through menopause when I learned about jade eggs for vaginal health. While I was in Beijing, China, learning about Chinese medicine, I was also looking (desperately)  for treatment for fibromyalgia.  I went to a traditional Chinese medicine hospital and met a doctor who did an exam of my qi flow and prescribed me Chinese herbs that were cooked up for me in the pharmacy and sealed in plastic bags, one dose of the bag twice a day for two weeks.  When I returned from traveling around China with my qigong master and our group two weeks later, my hot flashes were gone and I felt very good.  (I thought maybe I was in love with China!)  He refilled my herbal medicine, then told me about jade eggs for kegel exercise and vaginal health.  He explained that the medium size jade egg is really the only one a woman needs to use.  The 30mm size fits most women and when they can hold it inside and do kegel exercise without it falling out, they will have healthy yoni energy.  He explained the set of three was for "vaginal kung fu", weight lifting that women learn to do if they are having specific problems, or working on more "yang" for their precious yin area.  The vaginal kung fu  is considered a specialty treatment, a martial arts practice.  He also cautioned me that if women use jade eggs larger than the 40mm, they run the risk of stretching their vagina, which is the opposite of what you want to accomplish.  And the result can be medically harmful, as well as causing your regular sexual intercourse to be unsatisfying because of the stretching too large. 

Here is a basic reason to use each size:

If your vagina is stretched out from childbirth, or other problems, you can start with the large egg for kegel exercise, and when you can keep it inside, move to the medium size.  If you really want a tight vagina with more sensual feeling, continue to the smallest size.

If you are post menopausal, or have a too tight and dry vagina, start with the smallest jade egg, because it may be uncomfortable trying to insert an egg.  You might have to try for a few minutes daily just to insert it.  When you are comfortable with the small jade yoni egg, and starting to get more moisture, move up to the medium egg.  And if you are "small" and your partner is "large" you move up to the largest 40mm jade egg.

There's a reason why jade yoni eggs are the sizes of  24mm, 30mm and 40mm.

And the jade ben wa balls are more Japanese culture, but they are also used by Chinese women.  Some women like the movement of them, wearing them inside for awhile while they do their regular activities.  And jade ben wa balls can be "fun", playing with your partner. 

The kind of jade the eggs should be made from is the traditional Chinese jade, nephrite, and a light green because light green is "yin", women are "yin", and the yin is energetically best for balancing.  The Chinese jade we use on Ying Yu Jade is the same kind of jade the health tools, like jade rollers, jade gua sha tools, jade pillows and "pointers" are made from.  The jade is pure and natural.  That's why they don't always look translucent and "perfect", because they are natural jade, not bleached out. 

There are of course other gemstones used to make the yoni eggs and ben wa balls, and we all have our preferences.  Ying Yu Jade focuses on Chinese medicine, so the jade yoni eggs and ben wa balls are the only stone we sell. 

Whatever you decide to use for yoni health, keep in mind why the size is so important.  You are using them for good yoni health and you don't want to damage yourself because you didn't know the importance of size.

Ying Yu Jade "Yoni" Eggs Set for Woman