Reflexology For The Spirit

Ear Infections are Spiritual Events

Spiritually, ear infections represent your need to not hear.  Ear infections surface where there is anger.  What is happening is that what you hear is getting to you.  What you hear is making you angry.

Bacteria, fungi, and viruses cause ear infection.  They can be excruciatingly painful.  Get medical help if your earache causes a fever and if there is a discharge.  Start treatment you experience pain in your ear.  Your goal is to ease any pain and clear up the infection.

Colds, sinus infections, and throat infections block the eustacian tuber which enable middle ear infections which can be painful.  You may feel dizzy.  You may have a discharge from your ear.  You may have a temperature.  Your glands and tonsils may be swollen.

There  are several things you can do to prevent ear infections.  Avoid second hand smoke.  Keep ear wax cleaned out of your ears.  Treat your nasal and sinus allergies and treat infected tonsils and adenoids.

Reflexology, Reiki therapy, and chakra healing sessions offer homeostasis to minimalize inflammation and normalize body systems.  Reiki therapy help with pain management and nausea.  Chakra healing is grounding.


Ear infections are a sixth chakra imbalance.


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Allergy injections can reduce the number of ear infections.    In some cases, ear tube surgery helps.  Don’t smoke around people with ear infections.  Vaccinate you and your family members against the flu.


Am I listening to my inner voice?  Do I hear what others say?  Can I discover what is so difficult for me?

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Thurman Greco

Your Liver, Your Life and 2020 – 10 Liver-Friendly Tips

We’re just fresh into the new year.  2020 is here!

For many of us, the new year brings intestinal and liver cleanses encouraging the good health resolution we always make.  Both in my wellness book and my blog posts, I refer to cleanses.

What better time is there for a cleanse than now – in January of the new year?

I always recommend an intestinal cleanse before the liver cleanse.  Actually, the two cleanses are partners working together for your good health.

STEP ONE is an intestinal cleanse designed to detox  your digestive system.  When your intestinal tract is clean, you will feel better, have more energy, and be more alert.  But, a key  purpose of this intestinal cleanse is to prepare you to detox your     liver.

If you detox your liver before cleaning  your intestinal tract, you may overload your digestive system.  The result may not leave you feeling better, more alert, and energetic.

So, the best way to go is to detox your intestinal tract first.

STEP  TWO is a liver detox.  With a clean intestinal tract, the toxins will leave your body much easier.

When you think about your liver and what it does, it only makes sense to have a liver cleanse last.

Your liver is your body’s largest and most complex organ.   Some textbooks describe the tasks your liver performs in the hundreds.  How can one organ in the body do all the things it’s supposed to do?  Your liver processes your food nutrients, removes contaminents, stores minerals and vitamins, regulates blood clotting.  On top of the many things your liver does, it regenerates itself.

Your liver is vital to your health and wellbeing.

So, your liver should thank you for giving it a detox.

And, after your  detox, your liver should  easily and effectively process all the things you put in your body.  What can you do after your detox to help keep it in good running order?

There are several things you can do which will help your liver function better…especially if you have health issues affecting  your liver.

ENJOY A CUP OR TWO OF COFFEE.  Caffeine is good for your liver.

LOW-FAT FOODS.   Avoid saturated and trans fats which don’t go well with a fatty liver.

SKIP THE SUGAR.  Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to eat few to no sweets.

GET THE SALT OUT.  Too much salt in your diet contributes to high blood pressure which is hard on your liver.

EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGGIES.  These foods offer a variety of vitamins and minerals which are easier to digest than the supplements themselves.

GO FOR WHOLE GRAINS.  Brown rice, beans, whole grain breads are preferred.

WATER, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE.  Drink a lot of water…everyday.

SKIP RAW FISH AND MEATS.  Your goal is to avoid introducing harmful bacteria to your liver.

SKIP THE ALCOHOL.  If you have health issues, alcohol is too stressful on your body.

So, there you have it.   I truly hope this list will help you and your whole body health maintenance in the coming year.  These tips are all liver-friendly.  Your liver is important to your overall health – every day.

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Thurman Greco

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9 Things You Can Do for a Healthy New Year – Wellness!

These nine  suggestions  can transform your body, your kitchen, and your lifestyle.   They are a living proof that wellness is not hard to achieve.

So, in this new year, GO FOR WELLNESS!


This is far easier than you might think.

Raw fruits and veggies are a good snack.  Cooked, they can be a main dish or side serving.  They can be a dessert, even!  So, go for it.


Foods made with white flour are lacking.   They lack fiber, minerals, and other beneficial nutrients which you need.  They also taste better!


Replace all the other oils in your kitchen with these oils.  Especially get rid of partially hydrogenated oils.


This can be an overwhelming proposition.  A good start is to ask your healthcare professional for guidelines.  Or, contact Village Apothecary in Woodstock, New York, for some pointers.  I get all my vitamins and supplements at Village Apothecary.

If you’re not comfortable calling Village Apothecary, find a place where you feel comfortable that the staff are well-trained and have customer wellness at heart.

If you like research,  a third option is to study about one vitamin a month and add the vitamins or supplements monthly.


This is not a new piece of information.  I’ve been writing and talking about this for years.  But, this product is still in foods we buy.  To really get away from it,  read the fine print.

Go ahead.  Do it.  Read the fine print.

Then…once you’re doing this….


Processed foods are loaded with products which aren’t even foods at all.  These products shouldn’t even be in your kitchen, let alone in your body

Healthy food is not that difficult to find.  In fact, it can be easier than you think.


Do this as much as possible.  If the organic foods price tags in the grocery store give you sticker shock, focus on the “dirty” foods:  strawberries, spinach, peaches, celery, greens.

It’s easy to wash pesticides off your produce.  Put about 1/4 teaspoon of Dr. Bronner’s Soap (I use Peppermint) in a bowl of water.  Dunk the produce in the mixture and swish it around in the bowl.  Rinse the produce in clear water.


Cut back, preferably to zero consumption.   If this seems impossible to you, then you need to think about what these beverages mean to you.  On the practical level, they do nothing good for you.


Meats are not that good for us, really.  Today’s beef, pork, and processed meats are loaded with chemicals, pesticides and herbicides.


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Thurman Greco

Wellness, Our Planet, and the Winter Solstice

Today, on our Winter Solstice, or whenever you find a time that fits your schedule…

Sit quietly for a few moments and visualize a world where all beings know they belong.

See a world where we are all connected and work together in mutual respect , harmony, and  honor.

Visualize a world where wellness for all is a reality.

Create a world in your spirit and your heart where balance is universal.

Focus on this vision of peace and food for all.

Thank you.

Thurman Greco

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Emphysema, a Spiritual Disease connected to Stress

Spiritually, emphysema is a fear of absorbing life.  You are worn out with stress and worry because of your sense of foreboding.  For you, life is  a struggle and you cannot live in the moment.  Grief is woven in all this.

When smoking damages lungs so severely that breathlessness and fast breathing occur,  you have emphysema.  You may have a chronic cough.


Emphysema is a fourth chakra imbalance.


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Emphysema is your body responding to long-term exposure to airborne irritants.  This includes both smoking and second-hand smoke.  Both indoor and outdoor pollution cause emphysema.  Heating fumes are part of this mix.


Conventional medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbalism.

You can benefit from an integrated medicine approach and using a health care team.  Including alternative medicine professionals can help you overcome the panic that goes along with shortness of breath.

A nutritionist can offer you a comprehensive profile of foods and supplements to include in your diet.  A pulmonary therapist will provide you with ways to decrease lung congestion, shortness of breath, or swelling in your legs.  Learn to maximize the effectiveness of your medications.

Use your oxygen therapy.  A physical therapist can teach you easy aerobic exercises and strength training to improve your daily life.


The most important thing to do is stop smoking.   Stay away from secondhand smoke, chemical fumes, and automobile exhaust.

Regular exercise is crucial because it increases your lung capacity.

Wear a cold air mask or scarf over your nose and mouth before going outside.

Get your flu shots annually and include a pneumonia vaccination when it’s time.  Keep your indoor environment clean of toxins\

Avoid stress with tai chi, qi gong, meditation.

Regular reflexology, Reiki, or chakra healing sessions will invite homeostasis, something you can benefit from.  The regular sessions will also calm anxiety and stress.

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Exhaustion is a Spiritual Event

Exhaustion is a spiritual event.  Spiritually, you are way overextended.  You are on a treadmill you haven’t been able to get off of.

In today’s world, the list of causes of exhaustion is seemingly endless.  For starters, a good night’s sleep is important.  Give yourself permission  to relax.

Regular reflexology, Reiki, and chakra healing  sessions can offer you relaxation you never thought you could achieve.

Exhaustion is a sense of tiredness and energy depletion that a good night’s sleep cannot fix.  If you wake up in the morning fatigued, you need to pay attention to your body, your soul, your mind, and your feelings.  This feeling, exhaustion, is a spiritual event.

If it’s any consolation, I have been where you may be now.  Exhaustion stopped me right in my tracks.    You can get over it if you can focus on it.

The purpose of this blog post is to let you know that you can get beyond your exhaustion.  You may feel that you have no energy at all.  But, you do have the energy to get beyond this feeling you experience now.


Exhaustion is an imbalance of all chakras


Until you know the cause of your exhaustion, ask your reflexologist to work your endocrine system, immune system, nervous system, and digestive system.


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This is a good time to visit a nutritionist.  But, whether you do or not, clean up your diet and focus on eating clean, fresh, vegetables and fruits.  Eat the best food you can for your body.


Exhaustion is one of the best reasons I can think of to consult a medical professional.  You need to rule out any medical issues.  It is time to repair yourself and regain your health.  Get to the bottom of what is causing your exhaustion.


Better health is waiting for you.  You just need to find it.


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Thurman Greco



Eczema is both a spiritual disease and a way of hiding.

Spiritually, you have negative attitudes about unpleasant events in your life.  You want to hide yourself and how you feel.

Eczema is a fairly common skin condition which is become even more common.  Your skin becomes inflamed, red, and itchy, as you react to soaps, detergent, household chemicals, food, house dust, and other environmental irritants.

Eczema’s itchy patches appear on your skin before the redness.  Allergies, immune system overload and stress cause Eczema.  Flaking skin and a rash appear on your legs, hands, face, neck.

Eczema likes inner knees and elbows of children.

If the condition doesn’t improve within a week, or if it becomes infected, you need to see a medical professional.

Regular reflexology, Reiki, and chakra healing sessions will help manage its side effects during treatment.  Regular sessions will also encourage homeostasis as your body normalizes itself when immune system overload is minimized as you clean up your environment.

Eczema triggers which cause outbreaks include animal dander, anger, cleaning products, drugs, foods, fragrances, poor circulation, stress.  One of your tasks with Eczema is to identify which products are your own personal triggers.

The most common foods provoking Eczema attacks include milk, eggs, wheat, fish, and foods with soy.

A journal may help you.  Keep a diary and pinpoint some potential food and environmental triggers.  This will make your eczema experience easier for you.

Eczema happens when your immune system is overloaded so a clean environment is critical.  This includes air, your body, car, home, work place, and the water you drink and wash with.

When you clean out the toxins, your health will have a chance to improve.  When this happens, your reflexology sessions will be more effective, and you will have a better chance to manage Eczema’s side effects.

In the middle of this, try to get a little sun every day.

This information may be a bit daunting.  However, cleaning up your body and the environment where you live and work is easier than you might think.  For starters, throw out all your cleaning  supplies and cosmetics.  Replace them with non-toxic products which won’t worsen your situation.

Then, clean up your diet by cooking and eating only foods which have no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives.  Eat nothing with additives.

It has been said that health begins and ends in the color.  You may decide to have a colon cleanse followed by a liver cleanse.  The important thing is to treat your digestive disorders.

When you clean up your environment and clean out your body, it will be easier for you to cope with stressful situations.

I cleaned out my body and my home and my car and my workplace.  It was an effort but much easier than it seems.

First, I identified the products I felt were the least threatening to my body.  I did my research and identified Dr. Bronner’s soap as my household cleanser.  I chose my creams from three companies:  Dr. Hauschka, Jurlique, and Weleda.  I chose Jurlique and used it for years.  I finally switched to Weleda because I could buy it locally at Woodstock Apothecary.

But, I never replaced the cosmetics I threw out.  I decided I didn’t need them.  I’ve saved myself many hours and much money by not wasting money on or time applying make-up to my face every day.  I saved the cosmetics for parties.

Dr. Bronner’s soap worked well for me because my body liked the product.  I chose the peppermint formula and still use it every day My transition to Dr. Bronner’s was easy because the company has a “cheat sheet” with all the recipes I needed.  Dr. Bronner’s is also on You Tube.  I also liked Dr. Bronner’s because I could buy it everywhere.

I chose my first recipe when I bought a small, glass dropper bottle and filled it with Dr. Bronner’s.  I use one drop of Dr. Bronner’s soap when I brush my teeth.  (Yes, it tastes just like soap!)

My clothes experienced a transition, too.  For starters, I really now have very few pieces in my wardrobe that need dry cleaning.  (Non-existent dry cleaning bills were a nice surprise!)

I use Dr. Bronner’s to clean every room in my house.  The Cheat Sheet had all the recipes.


Eczema is a fourth chakra imbalance.


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Conventional medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbalism.  Eczema responds well to many types of healing. Begin with conventional medicine and then branch out to alternative, complimentary, and integrative medicines.


Keep damaged skin moist using an oil-based cream.  Apply emollients liberally and frequently, preferably twice daily.  Use a humidifier to moisturize dry, indoor air.


If you can avoid the itch-scratch-itch cycle and prevent potential infection, your situation will improve.


Bathe in lukewarm water using soaps that don’t contain perfumes or dyes.  After you bathe, pat your skin dry.  Follow this with a rich, thick, moisturizing cream.

Reduce your exposure to allergens.  Allergy shots may be appropriate.

Treat yourself to about fifteen minutes of sun every day.


Is the real me trying to come out.  What am I trying to escape from?

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Endometriosis: a Spiritual Disease Focusing on Insecurity

Spiritually, endometriosis is insecurity, disappointment, and frustration.  You are physically rejecting your feminine aspects.  You experience rejection from men when you devalue and deny yourself.

Endometriosis can cause a lot of trouble in your life.  Endometriosis happens when the tissue that normally lines the uterus grows outside your uterine cavity.  On occasion, it may spread throughout your pelvis.  Endometriosis can be tremendously painful and lead to heavy bleeding.

Endometriosis feels a little like heavy menstrual bleeding, menstrual cramps, and it goes along with irritable bowel syndrome.

I believe that endometriosis hides other conditions that have not been noticed.  I feel it covers for hernias, chronic bladder issues, cystitis.  Because of this, I urge you, if you have been diagnosed with endometriosis, to seek out and treat other conditions which contribute to your pelvic discomfort.  Include allergies in this search for hidden causes of abdominal pain.


Endometriosis is a second chakra imbalance


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Conventional medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbalism.  Begin your treatment with conventional medicine and supplement allopathic medicine with complementary and alternative medicine techniques where practical.  Integrative medicine is appropriate here.

Visit a physician specialist first.


Increase your consumption of Omega-3 fatty acids.  Adopt a low-glycemic diet.  Eat fiber-rich food to include bran, dry beans, whole grains, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, berries.  Include soy foods in your diet.  Learn Biofeedback techniques.  Get surgery.  Exercise regularly.  Avoid obesity.

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Be well!

Thurman Greco

Constipation, a Spiritual Problem We all Have Occasionally (At Least)

Spiritually, you are stuck in the past, refusing to give up old ideas.  You hold onto safe beliefs.  Learning to release the past is an important process when you combat constipation on a spiritual level.  Fear of the unknown is definitely part of the mix.  As you move into the future, less worry and fear help.  Focus on deepening your contact with your power center.  Finally, develop feelings of self-respect.

Try to connect with your power center and respect yourself more deeply.

Some people feel three bowel movements a day is normal.  Others feel three movements a week is normal.  Infrequent bowel movements, hard stools, abdominal discomfort are common.

A low-fiber diet and dehydration contribute to constipation.  Other triggers include too much processed food, stress, not enough exercise.

Reflexology sessions comfort the digestive process.  People receiving reflexology sessions regularly claim to not have problems with bowel irregularity.

This claim is especially popular with parents of young children who have problems with bowel movements.  Children who receive reflexology sessions have a difficult time being constipated.

Constipation is a condition can require the attention of a medical professional.  isit your physician to rule out any underlying medical conditions.  This is especially true if your constipation comes on suddenly or if there’s blood in your stool.

Marge d’Urso, my reflexology teacher, taught us to expect fifty per cent of our client partners to have issues with constipation.  The good news is that the condition seldom continues as regular reflexology sessions progress.  This is true of both children and adults.  Her teachings make regular reflexology sessions the backbone of constipation resolution.


Constipation is a first and third chakra imbalance.


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When your reflexologist works the digestive system in a reflexology session, your intestinal tract will begin to normalize itself.

When you receive reflexology sessions regularly to deal with constipation, you will probably feel better, have more energy, look better, have a more positive outlook on life, and develop better eating habits.

A colon cleanse followed by a liver cleanse along with regularly scheduled reflexology sessions will improve things.


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Conventional medicine, Traditional Chinese medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Herbalism.  Complimentary, Alternative, and Integrative medicine all have theories, remedies, and modalities to help with your constipation.  Indeed, so many people in our country have constipation that it seems everyone suffers with it.


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Things which may help improve overall digestive health include dry brushing after bathing, using a mini trampoline regularly to clean the lymphatic system.   Prebiotics and probiotics help.  Consuming more dietary fiber regularly along with sufficient fluids is essential.  Finally, avoid stress whenever possible.  Exercise daily. Include high-fiber foods, whole-grain breads, leafy vegetables.  Regular reflexology sessions help.


What is it about the unknown that I am afraid of?  How can I trust the unknown parts of my life?  What is holding me back from what I want to do?

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Thurman Greco






Depression is Your Soul Crying Out for Help.

Spiritually, your soul cries out for help.  On top of all this spiritual suffering you may also have feelings of self doubt and hopelessness.  When you deal with depression, you feel you are stuck in a storywith no positive ending.

Everyone feels sad occasionally.  Your depression is unique, just as you are unique.  There’s a difference between having the blues and being depressed.  Depression is a disease of your soul.  Chemicals alone cannot cure your depression.

Depression includes feeling sad, empty, or unhappy.  Your sleep may be disturbed.  This means you may be sleeping too much or have insomnia.  Your diet may be disturbed.  This means you may have lost your appetite or you may be gaining weight.  Your thinking, speaking, and body movements have slowed down.  You feel anxious, agitated, and restless.  You have trouble thinking, concentrating, remembering things and making decisions.  You have unexplained physical problems such as back pain or headache.

You may have clinical depression if you drink alcohol and smoke excessively, experience poor appetite and weight loss, are preoccupied with negative thoughts  of despair, and contemplate suicide.

Whatever the symptoms, depression is a prolonged feeling of unhappiness.  It may be associated with grief, divorce, or retirement.  It may be connected with childbirth.  Whatever the trigger, depression is a disease which can be overwhelming.

Consult with a physician when you begin your search for relief because popular treatments include antidepressants and psychotherapy.  Depression is extremely treatable, so go for it!

Reflexology, Reiki, and chakra healings are not cure-alls but can certainly help.  Reflexology sessions encourage homeostasis, important for positive outcomes, especially since it’s not always easy for you to find how to lift your spirits.  Your sessions will help manage the side effects of any allopathic medications you may be taking.


Your crown and heart chakras are unbalanced.


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Depression is a fairly complex issue resulting from numerous factors including a genetic predisposition, hormonal shifts, sedentary lifestyle, life events, underlying health issues


Begin with Conventional medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Naturopathy, Homeopathy.  Supplement the allopathic medicine with complementary and alternative medicine treatments.  Bodywork such as massage is often a positive therapy.  Depression is a case where you can wholeheartedly adopt both styles of medical care.  Synchronicity!

If you choose to add homeopathic remedies, consult with a homeopath for the treatment best suited to your needs.


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Eat breakfast every day.  Eat protein at every meal.  Stay away from processed foods.  Eat more whole grains.  Better yet…get nutritional counseling!


Find out what’s going on in your head.  You’ll get to know about things that may be causing you to feel depressed.

Flower remedies can be successful.

Physical exercise promotes a positive mental attitude.  It’s important to your success in the battle to overcome depression.

Depression gives you a chance to work with parts within yourself that you don’t know about and may have repressed.  When you enter therapy and work with them, you can understand your self better while you heal and transform yourself.

When you stay connected with friends and community, your worries will be in the background.  Join a support group.  Your physician may have a list of groups available to you.  Do something you enjoy every day.  Journal about it.

Try something new.  A new hobby can get you out of your house and out of your head.

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Thurman Greco