Winter Health Suggestions:
We are into the coldest part of the year and this corresponds to the time of the year when we want to focus on the Kidneys.
At this time of year it makes sense to rest and sleep more. Sleep is the best way to restore and preserve Kidney Yang, the underlying motive force of the metabolism. It makes sense to do less activity at this time of the year and to conserve energy. This is a regeneration time and a preparation for the coming new year and warmer months. If you think about the hibernation behaviors of other mammals, you will see what I'm describing here.
Traditional Chinese Medicine’s View
and Acupuncture Potential Relationship:
1) After surgery,
why pain and/or discomfort continue?
As acupuncture is not a biochemical, mechanical or
structural medicine, it addresses the body’s energetic presentation. Acupuncture,
a part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), contends all pain is the result
of an energetic blockage, like debris collecting in a stream’s eddy, or similar
to a kinked garden hose that prevents normal water flow, acupuncture treatment,
using specific selected points, will increase energy flow which aids in patient
Acupuncture can be an invaluable tool for women for menstrual issues, fertility issues, during pregnancy, postpartum and maintaining a new mom's well-being. Here is a link to an article with more information.
Getting a cold or the flu? Here is an inexpensive and easy tea that can help-
Getting a cold and if you are not feeling up to going to your local licensed acupuncturist for treatment and you do not have any Chinese herbs on hand? Here is an easy and inexpensive way to help yourself and your family. This is a great tea that I devised many years ago and have recommended it to all my patients and family.
THYME TEA PROTOCOL FOR COLDS and FLUS:
You will need:-Dried thyme-honey
Beet Root Juice Lowers Blood Pressure
Safe, available and without side effects!
"The Bergen Work Addiction Scale," means you spend much more time working than originally intended"
Many of my patients say they feel so relaxed after acupuncture treatment, why? Largely because most people are stressed out and work far too hard and too long,
Workaholism is a huge contributor to stress, and stress often leads to disease, depleting our energy reserves (qi). Attitudes towards workaholism have changed and it is no longer considered a "respectable" addiction.
Moxa is a highly effective herb
burned during many acupuncture treatments, why?
Moxa is used in various forms by acupuncturists around the world. This ancient art using moxa (also known as mugwort or Artemisa Vulgaris/Artemisia Leaf) is called the “doctor's grass." Moxibustion (the burning of moxa) is believed to emit “yang” (dynamic and active) energy when burnt. Since ancient times, burning moxa has been used to disinfect the air to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. In olden times, hospitals and the like would be placed sticks of burning moxa in all four corners of the room to keep treatment areas sterile.
Conditions Treated by Acupuncture:
Post surgical pain
Eye, Ear, Nose, Dental
Miso Helps Protect the Body Against Atomic Radiation and Heavy Metal Poisoning
InstanceEndEditableIt may have been our fear of fallout from the impending nuclear holocaust or from nuclear power plant meltdowns that first attracted Westerners to miso. During the 60's, students of macrobiotics and Zen began hearing about Dr. Shinichiro Akizuki, director of Saint Francis Hospital in Nagasaki during the second World War. Although Akizuki spent years treating atomic bomb victims just a few miles from ground zero, neither he nor his staff suffered from the usual effects of radiation.