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Sunday, April 5, 2015


What a LOVELY way to wake up on Easter morning! I received a notification of a review a student (who I have never met and do not know) left about my FACELIFT course. Thank you! I am so glad she gets it.

This is what she wrote (copy paste)

This is a great course. I have done other facial exercises which required putting your fingers in your mouth which I did not like. I can see improvement and will continue the program. The instructor is very friendly and experienced. Her pictures are clear and I was able to download the program to my tablet and do the program anywhere without needing the internet. This is great. The program is easy to do and I hope to look as good as she does.

Wonderful. I want to get this course to so many more women and men - yes MEN - many of my students are men now. Fantastic! When I began giving this course LIVE I only had a few men appear in the classroom but now times have changed and more men are showing up. Below is a link to get a more than half off discount. Use it and pass it around. You deserve to look and feel great.

THIS IS THE LINK - the image is different but the course is exactly the same. Click through and get the discounted price.  HAPPY SPRING!

Sunday, January 11, 2015


I love Roald Dahl's wise and whimsical children's books.

“If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bear to look at it.

A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 
― Roald DahlThe Twits

Oh it is so true. So to help you use the "smile beauty" muscles of your face I created an audio (I also made it a video) to share. You can see it on youtube. You can also own it as an audio or video download by purchasing the FACELIFT TO GO online e-course. Here is a discount coupon for my blog followers. INNERBEAUTY

This video is called Inner Beauty - Shine from the Inside Out. It is the most viewed video on my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. It infuses you with feelings of peacefulness, security, self-esteem and confidence.  It is super relaxing so listen to it when you are not needing to focus on anything else. Don't worry if you fall asleep while listening. That just means you need the sleep. Take it. Your subconscious mind will still hear the loving suggestions.


Thursday, January 8, 2015


It's the new year and that means resolution time.  People are taking action to look and feel better. Online course enrollment is up for both my weight loss and my facelift course. Excellent. I am happy to share my powerful techniques. Let's all look and feel MARVELOUS in 2015!
It is Elvis Presely's birthday today and in honor of The King of Rock n' Roll I am extending the discount coupons for both of my courses. Take advantage now by following these links. FACELIFT TO GO and NO EFFORT WEIGHT LOSS.
JANUARY 8, 1935 - AUGUST 16, 1977
So what is the connection between Elvis's birthday and my online courses? Well just look at that face. Elvis is the master of THE SNARL which is the BONUS Facial Renewal Exercise in the Facelift to Go course.  That's right, his sexy sneering lip action helps to reduce PUPPET FACE.  It pulls up the muscles that sag on both the sides of the mouth.
Ladies we have ALL done this.  We have all stood in front of the mirror and placed our fingers to the sides of our eyes and ever so slightly pulled up the skin to the hairline and thought, "Just a teeny tiny bit higher and I would look SO MUCH YOUNGER."
Yes, you are correct.  You would definitely look younger.  But surgically taking a little tuck in the skin wouldn't do much of anything.  Your skin is attached to the muscles underneath.  If the muscles are the same saggy mess the skin would just follow suit and sag again, quickly. What you need to do is tighten the underlying muscle. Going the surgical route would mean time off from work, swollen black eyes, pain, sleeping sitting up for awhile, covering up from the sun and counting on the help of a caregiver to do all of the bending for you for at least a week. No reading unless you hold the newspaper or book out in front of you. You are not supposed to look down. Horrors - no laptop? It may seem nice to have someone clean the cat little for awhile but to help you put on your socks and tie your shoes? To keep cold saline soaked rags on your eyes to reduce the swelling?  To drive you to all your appointments? And GOD forbid what if the doctor makes a mistake? What if there is an added infection and scarring? Wouldn't you rather get the results naturally? Of course.
You could tighten those muscles by SMILING - A LOT.  That would be a simple way but it's not necessarily the easiest way. Life is life. Most people have way too much stress to be smiling all day long. So why don't you simply tighten the muscles with the safe and easy facial renewal exercises in the Facelift to Go Program? It is an option and a very good one at that.  :)

Lifetime access to 22 lectures
3+ hours of high quality content
A community of 600+ students learning together!
Plus a 36 page printable book, MP3 audios, videos, PDF articles and more
Find it here: FACELIFT TO GO  

Let's all look and feel MARVELOUS in 2015!



With your face relaxed lift up your top right lip as if in a snarl. Using just your muscles and your willpower try to touch your lip to the top of your ear. Hold for 3 seconds and repeat. Do 50 repetitions on each side (more if possible). Fit this exercise in wherever and whenever possible.
Note: One side of your face will move easier than the other. Most of us have a dominant side. You may have to hold down one side with your fingers and mentally concentrate on the movement on your non-dominant side. Since it is preferable to have a symmetrical face you should always try to do more repetitions on the weaker side.
This exercise will help with that Puppet Face that appears beginning in peri-menopause. Instead of kegels at red lights perform the snarl.

Saturday, January 3, 2015



2014 was a wonderful year and 2015 is going to be even better.  More and more people are seeking out natural ways to look and feel better.  People seek alternatives to medications and surgery. How wonderful is that?  VERY WONDERFUL.

When I began teaching to the general public back in 1996 my therapies and techniques seemed way too alternative, foreign and "new age."  Well the times and people have changed.  Alternative is now mainstream. Excellent!

My "thing" has always been about helping people to take back their own power through knowledge and skill and it will continue to be so.  I will be continueing to present live workshops and seminars internationally.  Not everyone can get to one of my presentations.  The world is too big.  So in 2014 I dedicated my summer to creating two e-courses to help people look and feel younger and more EMPOWERED.  Here are links to two youtubes.  In the youtube descriptions there are links to my courses.  I will also put them at the end of this post. Use the links to get deep discounts on the regular course price.  It is time to follow through with those New Year's resolutions.  Take back control of your life. Check the videos and courses out and share them with your friends.












Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This post is titled in such a way (PART ONE) because the acu-point that I am going to write about is one of the BIG MAMA's of treatment for all these symptoms and more.  I will need to make several posts to describe its usage and benefits.  For now I will address the first thing and that is ADDICTION.  This is a true story from my clinical work.

Years ago in my Boston area offices I ran a six week weight loss program that included the use of acupressure, dietary therapy based in a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and hypnotherapy.  Each participant in the program received two personalized private sessions as well as the six group meetings.  I mapped out specific programs for each member in addition to teaching them what they can do for themselves.  One of the participants, let's call her Lydia, needed to lose 30 pounds.  In our private treatment sessions I assessed and counseled her on her individual situation.  No one program works for everyone.  Each person has different needs for their foods and so much more.

Lydia worked in a woman's prison.  Talk about stress!  Imagine being a prison guard for women that all regulate their menstrual cycles to one another.  That is PMS 600 fold!.  As Lydia told me, “You think men are bad?  Try being around 600 women prisoners all cranky at the same time.  Men are mean but women are down right nasty!"  Wow.  Lydia worked in severe stress.  She had to deal with a very forceful negative energy and still keep her cool.

We had our session and I created her program then we scheduled a meeting for two weeks in the future.  At that appointment she weighed in at the same weight.  I couldn't understand why.  If she was following her personalized program something should have budged.  She swore she was doing all that I had outlined plus I had used the ear point highlighted in this post to quell any need for over-eating due to emotional issues.  And then this conversation happened.

“Patricia, I have a confession.”

Oh here it is I thought, she is going to tell me about the cookies and Twinkies.  “Yes, you can tell me.”

“I am addicted to smoking.”

That was not what I had expected.  “Well Lydia, how many cigarettes did you have today?”


My reply was, “Lydia that is not an addiction, that's a break.”

“No Patricia you don't understand.  Before you put these things on my ears I was smoking a pack a day.”

Shen Men is located on the ear.  It is often referred to as the NEUROGATE POINT.  It's a major point  to reduce pain and to boost serotonin levels.  This is the reason why I apply small magnets, steel pellets and in a pinch grains of quinoa to the Shen Men point.   The point reduces anxious feelings that can push a person to overeat, smoke, take mood altering drugs, gamble, shop, etc..  It is especially helpful for those moments when you get the blues for no apparent reason.  You cannot separate the body and the mind.  Remember that.  Just acknowledging that your feelings create your biology AND your biology creates your feelings helps to empower you. This is a fast, effective tool for you to use and it is literally at your fingertips.

I will be creating a new video soon to show you how to apply pressure pellets.  You can tape them on these ear points and be good to go without having to remember to massage the point throughout the day.  In the meantime, here are two video links with demonstrations of Shen Men's location and a massage technique that you can use right now.

And Michael Gach's video -

So what happened to Lydia?  Further investigation of the medications she was taking showed the reason for the weight loss block.  Three of the four depression medications she was taking had the side-effect of weight gain.  I told her not to make any changes on her own.  She needed to consult with her doctors and ask for their wise guidance and advice.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it was of service to you.  Please check out the main website BEBEST.COM to learn more about the seminars and workshops that I offer internationally and also subscribe to the youtube channel and this blog.  You may also email me with any questions or to schedule a SKYPE consultation.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Best.

PS:  I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the present moment.  Feel free to contact me for a session.  I will be in the USA in the beginning of May and I will be posting my European cities and workshop dates here on the blog and on the BEBEST.COM web site in the near future.  Saluti!

"Patricia is truly passionate about empowering people to get the information that they need to make the best choices.  Her specialty is to take the complicated and make it simple, not by "dumbing" it down but by teaching in analogy and with stories.  After a workshop with Patricia you not only "get it" you can pass your new gained knowledge to those that you love.  All of her techniques and tips are simple to use and require no medications, herbs or supplements.  She is dedicated to freeing people from their dependence on pills and potions."

Tuesday, February 18, 2014



It happens to just about everyone whether they are active in sports or not.  Muscle spasms in the lower back can not only be painful, they can be down right debilitating.  I suffered from a bad back for eight long years.  Taking classes for Japanese bodywork was so difficult for me as we worked on the floor.  Getting up and down was such a painful experience.  I endured because taking those classes was also a blessing.  The training and skills that I received and the help from other bodyworkers and acupuncturists fixed my back completely.  It was the beginning of my journey toward my professional career in Asian Medicine.  It is said that, "The teacher arrives when the student is ready."  Boy was I ready!

What had I done to throw myself into acute lower back pain which became a chronic problem for eight years?  YOGA.  I had done a yoga workout with a television show called "Lilias, Yoga and You" on PBS.  One peaceful and quiet winter morning in my Boston apartment I followed along with the show. The spare room with the TV was a bit cool and I was not warmed up properly.  I went into a position and all hell broke lose.  OWWWWW!  My back went into a huge spasm.  I tried to release it but the pain was enormous and then I did the absolute WRONG thing, I tried to stretch the spasm out.  I learned later that is the worst thing that you can do.  I ended up on two weeks disability from my corporate manager job struggling to take the subway to visit a chiropractor three times a week (which was not covered by insurance - more pain).  I was on OTC anti-inflammatories and muscle relaxants and needing my partner to help me on and off the toilet.  I crawled from room to room.  The chiropractor told me that by stretching my spasmed lower back muscles I had created tears.  My back was going to take awhile to heal.  Eight years later I was still in pain working on the floor. And then everything changed.

Rather than get into my story further I want to get right to one of the things that you can do to release the lower back muscles when they are spasming.  I doubt that you can find this information anywhere on the internet because the acu-point I am going to write about is not a traditional point on the acupuncture charts.  It is a Japanese Style Acu-point.  The charts on the internet do not include them.


This acu-point is a special location of LU 10 and is also referred to as Master Hukaya's Impotence Point.  At first Hukaya called this point an impotence point since it successfully treated patients suffering from impotence problems but the point also was reported to improve lower back pain, specifically in the quadratus lumborm (see illustration below).

In Japan these muscles are called the "kidney muscles" as they are located by the kidneys.  Here is a great paragraph on back pain from wikipedia

The quadratus lumborum, or QL, is a common source of lower back pain.  Because the QL connects the pelvis to the spine and is therefore capable of extending the lower back when contracting bilaterally, the two QLs pick up the slack, as it were, when the lower fibers of the erector spinae are weak or inhibited (as they often are in the case of habitual seated computer use and/or the use of a lower back support in a chair). Given their comparable mechanical disadvantage, constant contraction while seated can overuse the QLs, resulting in muscle fatigue. A constantly contracted QL, like any other muscle, will experience decreased blood flow, and, in time, adhesions in the muscle and fascia may develop, the end point of which is muscle spasm.

Now let's get back to Japanese LU 10, its location and how to use it on yourself to help relieve the spasm.  The acu-point is located on the palm side of the hand on the thenar eminence (see the illustration).  Remember if you look on an acupuncture chart this location will be different.  If you are familiar with acu-points this point is located directly on the opposite side of LI 4.

Pressure pain on LU 10 is an indication of immunity problems presenting in the lungs and lung related organs such as the skin, nose, sinuses, throat, bronchi,, tonsils, etc.  You can massage this point to boost the overall lung energy.  For lower back spasms it is best that you massage this point at least one minute while you are seated.  If you have a chronic problem with your lower back it is recommended to massage Hukaya's LU 10 several times a day.

Well there it is, something so simple, easy to reach but not so well known.  I hope this information helps you and the ones you love.  Be Happy - Be Healthy - Be Best!

NOTE:  I am in South America until May but am able to answer your emails and SKYPE calls.  For more information visit the website.  Saluti!

Visit BeBest.com for more information on Patricia's International Wellness Workshops.  If you are a resort manager or center owner contact her as to her availability and speaker's rates.

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Here is another Super Duper Tip for you.  This video was recorded a few months ago up in New England.  I have been in Buenos Aires, Argentina for the last few weeks and have not been posting. I promise I will do better with that.  My internet connection is quite slow to be uploading new videos to my youtube channel but I'll get it going very soon.
So back to the tip... Got Hunger?  With such busy lifestyles many times we can't stop what we are doing to eat a proper meal.  Rather than resort to eating bad food try this simple acu-point technique to stave off your hunger until you can get something really healthy to eat.  This point, Stomach 13, (ST 13) is also great for unclogging your sinuses and keeping your internal organs in place.  Watch the video for more information and remember to subscribe to this blog and to the youtube channel.

I cover so many more acu-points and techniques in the workshop Relief at Your Fingertips.  Let me know what is important to you and I will do my best to post helpful information here in the blog.

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And as always - Be Happy, Be Healthy, BE BEST!

Visit BeBest.com for more information on Patricia's International Wellness Workshops.  If you are a resort manager or center owner contact her as to her availability and speaker's rates.