Each of us possesses an intellectual mind, a physical body and an unlimited spirit. But we’re more than that. We also have an emotional body and an energy system. Our energy systems are powerfully affected by our thoughts, feelings, actions and environment. When we tune into them, they can guide us toward a deeper connection with ourselves and the world around us.

According to Eastern medicine, good health is maintained by the flow of energy and ill health is the result of energy stagnation. Good health includes a strong body, a quiet mind, balanced emotions and a joyous spirit. One of the keys to understanding our energy systems is to learn about the chakras. (more…)


Loss of libido effects both men and women and at ilumina Healing Sanctuary we start with the natural approach. Specializing in infertility we often hear about couples struggling during the ovulation stage of the women’s menstrual cycle as sex can become more of a chore than a pleasure. That combined with hormonal changes and a general increase in stress the libido can really suffer. (more…)

PepsiCo Inc. unveiled a new bottle Tuesday made entirely of plant material that it says bests the technology of competitor Coca-Cola and reduces bottles’ carbon footprint. The bottle is made from switch grass, pine bark, corn husks and other materials. Ultimately, Pepsi plans to also use orange peels, oat hulls, potato scraps and other leftovers from its food business.

The new bottle looks, feels and protects the drink inside exactly the same as its current bottles, said Rocco Papalia, senior vice president of advanced research at PepsiCo. “It’s a beautiful thing to behold,” he said. “It’s indistinguishable.” (more…)

March Theme at ilumina: Skin Care

Each month we will have a different theme to do with your wellness. This way we can share some important education on that subject along with some inspiration and specials.
This month is all about our skin and the importance of taking good care of it. We all know that our skin often reflects the stress from our lives, but with the right treatments and products it doesn’t have to. We found two great articles that share great information about Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture, which is a new service we now offer. This service has often been named “the holistic alternative to injections”. This article shares the benefits of the service, and this article from The New York Times explains how it has become heavily in demand. (more…)

It’s not the first time we’ve advised men (and women) who want to become parents that they need to stop smoking immediately, and it won’t be the last. Now another new study adds to the already compelling body of damning evidence showing that smoking harms fertility. (more…)

Here is another informative Blog post from Healing Anthropology, our favorite natural skincare product line that we carry at ilumina.

We can’t stop time, and nowhere is this more visibly discerning than on the surface of our largest organ, the skin. Why does the skin appear to age so rapidly? As we grow older, skin cells regenerate more slowly, making if difficult for the epidermis to repair itself. We also produce fewer hormones with age, which thinks skin, leaving it more vulnerable to damage. What more, oil-producing glands become less active, resulting in dry, fragile tissue. These effects are exacerbated by too much sun exposure, which accelerates the visible signs of aging, including discoloration, sagging and fine lines. (more…)

Come join me at the Whole Life Center located at the Shadow Rock United Church of Christ in Phoenix on Thursday, March 10th from 6:30-7:30 and learn about acupuncture and Chinese medicine.

I will be speaking on fundamentals and benefits of TCM as well as demonstrate an acupuncture treatment. TCM is well known for its holistic treatment of pain, depression & anxiety, menopause, infertility, digestive disorders and lots more.

This will be a fun and interactive way to learn about a powerful and ancient medical system.

Please see the website for registration information. This is a free event so please sign up early as space is limited.

Dana Price DOM, L.Ac., Dipl.OM, FABORM
ilumina Healing Sanctuary