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Ask The Experts: June 2019

Q: What are some health benefits to reiki?

A: This ancient powerful form of energy work helps in facilitating physical healing, calms an overactive mind, and reduces depression and anxiety, ultimately increasing one’s overall health and well-being. Ninety percent of my clients, regardless of the reason they began seeing me, also request reiki. It’s a profound tool in healing the mind and physical and emotional bodies. 

—Joy Arnold, 500 RYT, 200 E-RYT, Reiki Master, Holistic Health & Nutrition Coach, 3430 Robin Lane Building, Suite 7B, Cameron Park, 916-380-2599,

Q: What are some tips to help lower one’s risk of dementia?

A: Many people who know someone living with dementia ask this question. It’s natural to want to avoid a condition we see causing suffering in another person. However, it’s important to recognize and come to terms with our own fears first. Just because a close relative has dementia doesn’t mean it’s going to happen to us. Also, many people living with dementia enjoy joyful, productive lives after symptoms appear. With that said, reducing stress is one of the best ways we can give our brains a break. Moderate exercise, meditation, relaxation, and not worrying too much about the risk of dementia is a good place to start.

—Eric Portnoff, VP of Memory Care and Resident Programs

Oakmont of El Dorado Hills, 2020 Town Center West Way, El Dorado Hills, 916-873-0219,