Jaime On Health

 Someone said:  “My health is my wealth” and that is true.  Without health we will not be able to enjoy the most beautiful things life can provide.

Health comes from strong and harmonious body, emotionally balance and  clear and sharp mind.  These 3 manifestations of our existence are very interconnected.  When the body is ill, we don’t feel emotionally or mentally happy, and the same happen with the emotions and mind, one will influence and affect the others. 

Our main manifestation is the mind.  It interprets things in many different ways and when the mind is educated we have the ability to transform anything, even the most challenging thing around us.   Yoga and many other teachings such as the Native American teachings provide enough guidelines to understand how the mind works and what can we do to be in control of our thoughts and life.  I’d like to invite you to start a awesome mindfull journey of Yoga and Sujul Tukul (Yoga of our Mayas) to improve the life we already live and to take it to the next level.


Jaime Sanchez, ND, 500H.E-RYT

Below are some great tools to assist you in your journey!


Naturopathic ideology focuses on naturally-occurring and minimally-invasive methods, trusting to the “healing power of nature.” Such treatments as “synthetic” drugs, radiation, and major surgery are avoided, and rejection of biomedicine and modern science in favor of an intuitive and vitalistic conception of the body and nature is common.Prevention through stress reduction and a healthy diet and lifestyle is emphasized. The philosophy of naturopathic practice is self-described by six core values. Multiple versions exist in the form of the naturopathic doctor’s oath, various mission statements published by schoolsor professional associations, and ethical conduct guidelines published by regulatory bodies:

  • First, do no harm; provide the most effective health care available with the least risk to patients at all times
  • Recognize, respect and promote the self-healing power of nature inherent in each individual human being.
  • Identify and remove the causes of illness, rather than eliminate or suppress symptoms Educate, inspire rational hope and encourage self-responsibility for health
  • Treat each person by considering all individual health factors and influences.
  • Emphasize the condition of health to promote well-being and to prevent diseases for the individual, each community and our world.

Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine is quickly gaining popularity with Americans as a means to treat diseases that western medicine cannot effectively cure. Traditional Chinese medicines are all based on the fundamental belief that there is a force of energy called qi that exists in all living things. Qi flows through the body but if there is a blockage and Qi ceases to flow freely, illness results. Traditional Chinese Medicine uses different therapies to help restore balance to a body’s qi cycle. The main treatments are acupuncture and consumption of Chinese herbs.

Acupuncture works by a TCM practitioner inserting tiny needles into the body, which work by breaking down any blockages in the flow of the body’s qi along the body’s natural energy pathways. Herbs are consumed to target various energy disruptions and restore balance. TCM’s belief is that each food contains a type of qi energy – and this qi can be used to alter the body’s qi in some manner. Traditional Chinese Medicine has few to no side effects – one of the great advantages of TCM over western medicine. Chinese medicine has not been approved yet by the FDA; however, there is a strong bias in western medicine towards any medicinal practice not in line with western philosophy. Many people find Traditional Chinese Medication treatments effective for curing diseases, however. There has been a lot of hubbub in the media about acupuncture. Many doctors feel like it is a sham, other parties are more interested in cashing in on the alternative medicine crazy and provide fake TCM therapy/ products that take advantage of desperate individuals who are seeking cures to problems western medicine has no answer to. However, millions of people have undergone Chinese Traditional Medicine treatments that utilize acupuncture and the practice is literally thousands of years old. A good number of people swear by its effective!

Another aspect of TCM, Chinese herbs have actually found favor with many researchers who are finding the herbs to be very effective against some diseases. Chinese herbs are much safer than pharmaceutical drugs and in many cases area actually more effective! Because of the popularity and effectiveness of Chinese herbal medicine, this area of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a great way to treat illnesses and problems that western medicine can’t cure. You can treat a wide range of health issues, ranging from chronic pain, digestive problems, cancer, acne, weight loss, to even mental problems with traditional Chinese medicine therapies.


Acupuncture is over 5,000 years old. It was practiced in China and many other continents. The Egyptians talked about vessels that resembled the 12 meridians in 1550 B.C. in their medical treatises called the Papyrus Ebera. The South African Bantu tribesman scratched parts of their bodies to cure disease.The Arabs cauterized their ears with hot metal probes.The Eskimos used sharp stones for simple acupuncture. When stones and arrows were the only tools of war, warriors wounded in war found that some diseases that affected them for many years were gone.

The first book of acupuncture was the NEI CHING SU WEN written about 200 B.C. It had two parts: the SU WEN AND LING SHU. Therapies described Chinese medical thinking. It was geared to restore disturbed balances and harmonies of the body. 100 b.c. SHI CHI was written about a doctor Pien Chiieh who lived around 500 b.c. In it the doctor describes pulse diagnosis. 300 B.C.”Nei Ching”is a classic called “The Yellow Emperor’s”.


Homeopathy (also spelled Homoeopathy or Homoeopathy) is a form of alternative medicine, first proposed by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, that treats patients with heavily diluted preparations which are thought to cause effects similar to the symptoms presented. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking, which homeopaths term “succussion,” after each dilution under the assumption that this increases the effect of the treatment. Homeopaths call this process “potentization”. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains.

Apart from the symptoms of the disease, homeopaths use aspects of the patient’s physical and psychological state in recommending remedies. Homeopathic reference books known as repertories are then consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are considered safe, with rare exceptions. Claims of homeopathy’s efficacy beyond the placebo effect are unsupported by the collective weight of scientific and clinical evidence. While supporters claim that studies published in reputable journals support the efficacy of homeopathy beyond the placebo effect, these studies are not definitive, they are few in number, and they have not been independently replicated. Several high-quality studies show no evidence of any effect from homeopathy, and the few studies which do show positive results for homeopathy have generally had flaws that prevent them from being considered unambiguous evidence for efficacy.


The basic premise of Iridology is that all organs and body tissues and their state of health are reflexly represented in the colored portion of the eye called the iris. Research shows Iridology will indicate the level of health in the body, inherent constitutional strengths and weakness, chemical and nutritional deficiencies, inflammations, presence of infection, and emotional behavioral eye patterns. Health problems often appear first as changes in your iris long before any symptoms can be felt in your body. Dark spots, lines and odd color indicate problems in connective tissues and organs.

When we become aware of these irregularities, we can correct the problem early. By interpreting these markings, and individual can make correct choices and options to stay well and thus avoid a potential health crisis. A complete iris analysis can help teach us a responsibility that involves the patient as well as your health care practitioner.

History of Iridology?
Examination of the eye to obtain information about a client’s health has been used since the time of Hippocrates in the fourth century B.C. However, it was not until the early 1800’s that a physician named Peczely wrote the first mayor text on Iridology.

Just after the turn of the century numerous medical doctors in Europe and North America began writing books on their studies of Iris analysis. Despite this fact, Iridology was still not a practical tool for all doctors to use. An analysis was very time consuming and required the practitioner to slowly and carefully scrutinize the patient’s iris with a small magnifying glass. Iridology is still more widely practiced in Europe and other parts of the world than it is in the United States. In fact there are reportedly only about 3000 practitioner iridologists in the U.S. today.

What can you expect from your evaluation?
• Take a picture of the eyes and being analysis by a computer program and the practitioner
• Iris Evaluation
• Herb and or other food supplement support
• Nutritional guidance with appropriate dietary direction

Jaime Sanchez Yoga classes: every Tuesday 7:30 to 8:30 pm at Olivette City Center 1140 Dielman Road. Olivette, MO 63132

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