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  • Articles in 'Health Tips'

    Create a self-care kit

    For travel &  home

    LIZ KOCH – SENTINEL CORRESPONDENT
    Article Launched: 03/28/2005 3:00:00 AM PST

    Having a safety kit in your car, home, RV, purse or backpack can be a life-saver at best and simply take up a bit of space at worse. With spring here and summer plans in the works, it’s the perfect time to expand and create a self-care kit to go along with your basic safety kit.

    A self care kit can include personal items for putting you at ease, a book of poems, pictures of loved ones or paper and pen for journaling and should include specific items such as a list of important contacts, statements from your doctor describing any medical problems, prescriptions that may be required, treatment information regarding your health problem, and a very clear explanation about any drugs or medical paraphernalia you are carrying with you.

    It can also include time-tested natural remedies that our forebearers found essential. Acupuncturist and herbalist Mariposa Bernstein will talk Thursday about both Eastern and Western-based traditional remedies for maintaining balance and re-establishing health for an array of travel and emergency situations.

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