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Why the BLM Movement Matters…To Me, At Least

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | June 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Have you ever just been minding your own business, trying to fill your gas tank, or buying groceries, or trying on a pair of shoes, and suddenly, you feel a strange sensation that there are eyes on you? Have you ever walked past a group of people, while all of their heads turned to stare … Read more

The Equation for Empathy [Em=Au2]

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

If we had to choose an equation for empathy, what would it be? Perhaps it would be The Golden Rule, which is to do unto others as we would have others do unto us, right? A Lack of Empathy: One of the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for narcissistic personality disorder is a lack of having the … Read more

How To Manage Your Pain During Quarantine

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | April 14, 2020 | 1 Comment

Raise a Hand if You’re in Pain: How many of you have been feeling an increased level of pain creeping up over the past 3-4 weeks? How many of you feel tightness in your chest, and have been experiencing difficulty breathing and getting a full lung’s worth of oxygen into your body? Does it feel … Read more

The Limitless Power of Mindfulness

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

What defines the act of being mindful? Is it being present with those around us, while our minds wander to our To-Do Lists, or attending a yoga class, where we are focusing more on what everyone around us is doing than on what our bodies are trying to tell us? Or perhaps it is sitting … Read more

Migraines – Stop You Dead in Your Tracks

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | November 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever suffered from a migraine? Well, did you know that migraine is the third most prevalent illness in the world, and that 12% of the population, including children, suffers from migraines? Interestingly, approximately 90% of individuals who live with migraines actually have a family history of migraines, as well.[1] What Causes a Migraine? … Read more

A World of Absolutes

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | October 6, 2019 | 0 Comments

What if instead of living in a world of absolutes, we lived in a world of maybes? What if instead of living in a world of stark contrasts, such as black / white, light / dark, good / bad, we lived in a world that had a vast gray area, where things were not so … Read more

September – Pain Awareness Month

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Why is it important that we dedicate some time to deepen our awareness of chronic pain? Well, because so many of us live with it, to varying degrees of severity, while still struggling to get through our day-to-day lives. We still have to go to work, pay bills, take care of our kids / loved … Read more

A Story About Me…

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | August 18, 2019 | 10 Comments

I came across a post on my Facebook feed the other day that said, “Many trauma survivors hold their breath and their bodies tightly, bracing themselves for whatever is coming next. Staying alert for years takes a toll. Create spaces where you can take your armor off” – Dr. Thema. When I read this quote, … Read more

Trauma – Our Minds Forget What Our Bodies Ingrain

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Have you ever experienced a traumatic event? Maybe you remember experiencing it, or maybe it happened so long ago that you have absolutely no recollection of it at all. What about when you were in the womb? Could you have experienced in-utero trauma that is still affecting you today? When We Experience Trauma: What happens … Read more

Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) – Implications for Paralysis and Sensory Loss

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | April 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

Perineural Injection Therapy (PIT) is a type of injection therapy using a 5% glucose solution in sterile water that is used to treat the cutaneous nerve fibers sending pain signals to the brain. It is a technique that was developed by Dr. John Lyftogt after thoroughly researching the mechanisms by which damage occurs to these … Read more

A Comprehensive Approach to Pain Management

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | March 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

So, You Say You Have Neck Pain? Well, did you know that you likely also have a significant amount of low-back pain, hip pain, knee pain, and even potentially plantar fascia pain (i.e. pain in the soles of your feet)? No, you say? Well, even if you feel like the only place in your body … Read more

7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Energy!

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | February 3, 2019 | 2 Comments

Hydrotherapy – Using Water as Medicine! Contrast showers and/or contrast immersions. Start by ending your showers on cool for 30 seconds, and work your way up to ending your showers on as cold as you can stand for 30-60 seconds. Remembering to always end on cold is important, as this allows for your blood circulation … Read more

Treating Autoimmune Disease With Food

By Hasti Fashandi, ND | December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

That’s right, food is medicine! And not just any food. I’m talking about that section of the grocery store where things actually go bad on the shelves if they sit there for too long. Unfortunately, our society has made finding healthy food to eat a very complicated and overly complex process. Not only are most … Read more