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Getting Rid Of Sickness Energy Through Feng Shui

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The “hulu” gourd, also known as bottle gourd or calabash, is part of the squash family. It is commonly used in cooking for its meat is very tender before the gourd which is full maturation. It can be used in soups or in stir-fries.

In Jacksonville Chinese medicine, the “hulu” gourd is used for its healing and anti-inflammatory properties, and especially for treating jaundice. The “hulu” gourd also has many functional properties. Many countries use it as a container to hold water or liquor. Ancient Chinese Scriptures also mention “hulu” gourds in wedding ceremonies by cutting the top of the gourd and making it into a cup.

Using the top of the “hulu” gourd as a wine glass to serve liquor is considered an auspicious symbol for marriage. In feng shui, “hulu” gourds are useful tools as well. Because the gourd has a small opening and wide base, it can be used to capture either negative or positive energy. Therefore, if placed in the right area in a home, it can improve relationships, boost wealth, cure diseases, and/or get rid of evil spirits.

However, I recommend using the “hulu” gourd to mitigate illness. In ancient times, practitioners of Chinese medicine use “hulu” gourds to store medicine and antidotes. Even religious people and monks store the medicinal plants inside the “hulu” gourds to carry around or even worship. There is a Chinese saying, certain “hulu” gourds contain certain medicine.

The doctors of ancient China field medicine inside these “hulu” gourds and carried them around when they visited patients. People believed “hulu” gourds can cure diseases. Based on the feng shui theory of balancing balancing the five elements and under the system of the flying stars, each area or location of a residence will contain an area that is prone to ailments and illnesses. We call it the sickness star.

The star correlates with the element the earth. When we find the area where the sickness star lies in the premises of a residence, placing a brass “hulu” gourd in that area can mitigate its effects and minimize illness because the metal quality of brass can weaken the element of earth. Therefore, this can maintain balance among the elements.

Written by Valerie

March 29th, 2020 at 9:47 am

Tui Na Treatment Of Musculoskeletal Disorders

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If you’ve been fortunate enough to try Shiatsu and acupressure together as a form of therapy, then you might want to try a session of Tui Na that may seem like a combination of the two. Tui Na massage, like Shiatsu, applies rhythmic pressure on the body’s meridians or energy channels. Tui na is one among a variety of bodywork techniques that lubricate and manipulate the joints. It mimics acupressure in that it tends to affect the movement of energy by applying and maintaining pressure on certain acupressure points of the body.

From a Western perspective, Tui Na is a an Oriental bodywork type that closely looks like your average Western massage. Several of the methods look the same — shaking, gliding (Tui aka effleurage), vibration, kneading, percussion (Da or tepotement), rocking, friction, rotation, and pulling. However, similar it may seem to Western-style massage, Tui Na is designed to be more therapeutic than your average Swedish-style massage.

Perhaps, the best thing about Tui Na over standard massage is that it can target a specific problem, such as chronic pain associated with the joint and musculoskeletal systems of the body. It works quite well against shoulder, neck, and back pain as well as against muscle spasms, sciatica, and joint diseases such as arthritis. Tui na is a great treatment for tension related to stress and for chronic conditions such as headaches, migraines, insomnia, and constipation.

Tui Na just doesn’t address joint, bone, and muscle problems, it also works with the body’s chi or life energy at a more profound level. As the practitioner is able to determine the flow of energy of the client, he or she can affect its flow and distribute the energy properly and smoothly throughout the client’s body.

Like all other forms of Oriental bodywork, Tui Na can correct and prevent problems. Health is preserved when the energy of the body is kept in balance. This is a fact not just for physical well-being and health, but also for the health and well-being of the emotions and mind.

Tui Na is an ancient Chinese type of medicine that traces its roots way back to 1700 BC. It is the forerunner of many modern Oriental forms of bodywork. Like all components of Fort Lauderdale Chinese Medicine —Tui Na practice in China was dealt a huge blow during the social and political upheavals brought about by the Communist takeover of China in the 20th century. The Chinese government put into operation in 1929, a policy that would eliminate ancient medicine systems. Chinese Medicine, during 1936, was denigrated as without scientific basis and its practice was prohibited.

Despite these problems, among the majority of the Chinese people, Tui Na survived as a widely popular healing art, who have long used Anmo therapy for treating illnesses and infirmities. The Chinese used to call Tui Na Anmo massage; however, Tui Na is a more specific term that suggests treatment based on Chinese medicine principles.

In 1949, after Communism took over China, there was a change in the policy against traditional medicine, and the ancient way of using Chinese medicine was promoted. Unfortunately, more setbacks occurred during the Cultural Revolution of the 1960s and 1970s.

Today, in the West, Tui Na is practiced more by osteopaths, physical therapists, and chiropractors than by massage therapists. In Traditional Chinese Medicine colleges, it’s taught as an equal but distinct field of study, needing the same level of training as herbalists and acupuncturists.

The migration of Tui Na to the West led to some modifications to its styles. Unlike their counterparts in China, many Tui Na therapists trained in the West have abandoned the practice of “bone setting”. Western Tui Na practice can be considered as a clinical appendage of Western massage that emphasizes on balancing and restoring energy.

Written by Valerie

March 23rd, 2020 at 11:09 am

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Chua Ka Healing Practice

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Chua Ka is a form of self-massage practiced by the Huns before they go into battle. They believed it helped increase their success in battle.

These days, Chua Ka is used to purify cellular memory and enhance success in whatever personal battles you encounter.

The physical memory of event that were not cleared on the mental and emotional levels is called cellular memory. They may manifest in the form of past injuries, but usually, it is just that dull recurring pain that’s felt once in a while.

People sometime become emotional during a session of massage because this activity can clear and stimulate cellular memory. I have been with several clients who had a sudden emotionally reaction because the emotion that had been long obstructed is now seeking expression.

In my experience as a therapist, my clients and I often do not know what their experience is and this really doesn’t matter in the therapy. After release of the blocked emotion, the client typical feels emotionally better, and he begins to improve his range of movement and motion within the region we were working on that activated the emotion.

I have also observed that after their cellular memory has been freed, my clients often clearly remember the experience that has caused their memory block.

For instance, if a person once played basketball when he was a kid, and then suffered an injury to his knee after slipping during a basketball game, but wasn’t able to express the ailment that he was experiencing at the time (most likely because of embarrassment), he may hold that cellular memory inside him which may prevent him to play the game ever again. If he comes into my office and begins sobbing and crying when I massage his knee, the next time he’s asked to play basketball, he will say yes, after refusing to play previously for years.

Chua Ka means, ‘cleaning the bones.’ The Huns practiced it because they believed that if they were still holding on to old experiences and problems on an energetic level, those experiences would hinder his combat ability psychically, emotionally, mentally, and physically.

Chua Ka Healing Practice

This healing technique may require at least an hour to finish. The Huns needed many hours to ‘clean’ every bone in their bodies. I recommend that you begin at your feet (which may take a while, since each foot has 26) and work your way up. Better results occur when you take your time instead of rushing through your whole body.

Chua Ka can be a unique and enjoyable ritual with several benefits.  Here are some tips that can help you achieve those benefits. Your therapist can help you with this activity.

  • Relax and practice deep breathing for five minutes. This is an ideal time to ground your energy, if you know how to do that. Try to learn about the energy field around you as best you can. Visualize a colored or white bubble of light surrounding your whole body, 10 feet in all directions, and a string connecting you to earth’s center coming out of the base of your spine, and another cord emanating from the top of your head attaching you to the infinite heavens.
  • On the bone you have selected to work on, place your hand gently. Stay in that position for a few minutes and become conscious of the various levels there, in both the bone and soft tissue.
  • Increase pressure slowly and gradually. Visualize your hand sinking into your flesh and penetrating the layers of fascia. If this is done gradually enough, you’ll feel as if your hand has sunk into your body, and that you are touching the bone’s hard surface.
  • This part may entail a bit of creativeness. When you reach the point in the Chua Ka ritual when you are ‘touching’ bone, visualize a white light radiating from the tips of your fingers. This energy is believed to be coming from the earth and pulled down from the heavens through the strings you created earlier. Imagine the white light enveloping your bone and that this light is eliminating all debris around the bone. Imaging the debris falling off slowly into the ground to be corrected. By means of this light, you can send love to that part of your body.

We live in a physical quantum universe where things appear solid but are not. I don’t want to get too deep into the discussion about quantum physics, but if you want to know more about it, I highly suggest you watch the movie ‘What the Bleep do We Know’.

  • When you or your therapist has cleaned your bone thoroughly, you or he can begin drawing his hand away from the bone. This may take a couple of minutes to do since if you quickly remove your hand after being so deeply ‘inside’ the muscle, it may jar your muscle.
  • When the hand of the therapist is brought back to the surface, he will remove his hand from that area and process to the next muscle. The process can be repeated multiple times.
  • When you’re about to finish the ritual, imagine a cord from the bottom of your spine connecting to the center of the earth while you or your therapist utter the words “All energy that is not our own, go back to the source.”

Things to Remember

Sometimes, in a session of Chua Ka, you may not reach an emotional release. No need to panic if this occurs. You may feel the release a few days later.

But, if it does not come, you may want to add a few more sessions to your therapy. Most people actually fail to get an emotional release the first time. After two or more sessions, they will begin to realize what it feels like to energetically touch the various layers of their body. I often advise my clients to give the massage some time to be absorbed by their bodies.

Once you experience the release, the experience can be so cathartic and relaxing! Chua Ka is a forerunner to deep tissue, which is all about delving into the body fascia and muscles.

After therapy, I would suggest that the client rest for a while at the massage table. Their energy field has just been opened so, it’s best they avoid places are crowded, noisy, or chaotic.

Lastly, try a bodywork like tennis ball self-massage that is less focused on the energetic body if your Chua Ka experience hasn’t worked out well for you.

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Bellmore, NY 11710
(516) 442-7408
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Written by Valerie

March 3rd, 2020 at 3:34 pm

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Mongolian Medicine And Chua Ka Massage

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Could your past life have anything to do with your current illness? Perhaps, your stars have not been favorable this year, maybe you’ve been under the weather, or you may even have been unknowingly possessed by a malevolent evil spirit? More than just mechanical, Mongolian medicine actually believes that health is a combination of the psychological, physical, and spiritual aspects of a person. It’s as likely as performing exorcisms alongside acupuncture or to provide prayers as drugs.


This may sound weird but psychoneuroimmunology (the science of body-mind health) researchers may likely agree with many of the tenets of Mongolian medicine, which antedates the theories of quantum physics by thousands of years, that believes in the relativity of time (the present is affected by the past and future), and that we are not isolated from our environment.

This form of medicine was already old when Genghis Khan was wreaking total chaos all across Asia and Europe. At its core is the ancient folk remedy called “em-dom,” which has preserved its purity and provides certainly uniquely weird remedies. To address lung problems, Horse milk is used. A newborn with an umbilical cord infection can be treated by burning a piece of the mother’s hair, pulverizing it into ash and applying it on the affected area – and is alleged to cure the illness in one night. There are amazing esoteric remedies for just about everything from skin rejuvenation to curing mouth ulcers.


Mongolian medicine can boastfully claim that its healing techniques are even older than the renowned healing techniques of India (Ayurvedic) China (Taoist), Arabia (Tibb) and Tibet. It actually shares several healing practices with them – the use of manipulation and bodywork techniques, acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine. Even the spiritual methods are the same – although this aspect of Eastern traditional medicine is usually ignored in the West.

It was Dr Natsagdorf, who practically revived the ancient art of Mongolian medicine in his home country after its practice was banned by the communist government. At his clinic, he sees about 45 patients each day.

Dr Natsagdorf is a revered doctor who tends to perform a very effective but quick diagnosis. He takes a patient’s hands and examines their wrists focusing on the pulses. He asks the patient to stick out his tongue, and then examines their eyes and very intently observes their face. From this, he will come up with a diagnosis of the patient’s health.  If a patient has a problem, he usually will prescribe the patient with a pack of herbal powders to be mixed in water and more often than not, whatever illness or ailment the patient is suffering from will be sorted out.

Chua Ka

The age-old Mongolian massage therapy of Chua Ka was used by Mongolian warriors as a way to physically purify their bodies to prepare their minds and bodies for battle. This therapy was also used after battle to help heal the traumas and injuries (mental and physical injuries) suffered during the conflict. The massage is a powerful way to heal the mind and body. These days, the therapist usually administers the massage on a couch with the client wearing just his pants, and his body covered well with towels.

Chua Ka massage is a unique technique that uses slow and long fluid strokes felt deep within the body. Some say it is a kind of “body reflexology” that targets key acupressure points in the body. The massage lasts for an hour with the therapist working on the client’s legs, arms, shoulders, back, and finishing with some deep bodywork on the neck and certain firm pressure on the client’s face and scalp. It can sometimes feel painful, but the pain vanishes once the tension in the body is released.

On the physical level, the goal of Chua-ka massage is to free built-up layers of metabolic waste and on the psychological level, it eliminates recollections of pain (whether emotional, physical, spiritual, or mental). It follows the principle underlying all of Mongolian medicine – cure the whole, not just the parts. “Anything that affects the mind is mirrored in the body and vice versa.” Chua Ka works quite well for digestive conditions, problems related to stress, back pain, and even for cellulite; however, the most intriguing aspect of the therapy its ability to heal psychic wounds. It is an ideal technique for people looking to for a way to expand their consciousness.

For your average Jane and Joe, Mongolian medicine can be an overwhelming therapy, especially when it delves into exorcism and spirits, reincarnation and rituals. Most Westerners dismiss it as mindless superstition. However, for those who have experienced its incredible healing powers, chua-ka massage is a very unique and novel way to help cure the illnesses of people.

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Written by Valerie

March 3rd, 2020 at 3:28 pm

The Causes of TCM Damp Heat In The Body

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In their early women life, based on grandmotherly wisdom, Southeast Asian girls have learned not to engage in any activity that will disrupt their regular period. According to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in Bellmore , menstrual problems should be immediately treated lest it results in infertility or other types of women illnesses.

When our lungs are damaged by environmental pollution, it can cause the spleen to interrupt its function of transporting and converting fluids. This can lead to a buildup of dampness in the body as well as excessive deficient yang, which can result in damp heat.

Damp Heat Factors Based on TCM Perspective


A state of health where lack of yin or severe deficient yin permeates the body, damp heat can lead to chi deficiency or scanty chi. 

  • Inflammation or Infection – body temperature rises when, combined with yang deficiency, the body suffers from inflammation or infection. This may lead to a buildup of heat in the stomach area, resulting in stomach pain, cramps, and discomfort.

Deficient Spleen and Allergic Reaction


These conditions may be due to a malfunction of the immune system in which the body attacks certain adverse elements infiltrating the body, elevating body temperature and creating damp heat. The effects of deficient spleen chi caused by Spleen malfunction in the transportation and conversion process can also lead to a failure in  the function of the lungs to counter kidney function of moving the fluid upward resulting in the buildup of dampness in the stomach that in turn, causes back pain, cramps, and menstrual cramping.

Cold Drinks and a Diet of Raw food


Cold drinks and a raw food diet are considered pathogenic yin. Long term consumption of these foods may lead to severe yang deficiency resulting in yin vacuity and eventually in damp heat.

The Standard American Diet 


The standard American diet is by nature very yang. It is a total inversion of the raw food diet, although has the same effect: a buildup damp heat and yin vacuity in the body.

Deficient Kidney Yang


Yang Kidney deficiency can occur under extreme conditions. It is caused by the failure of the kidney to prevent a buildup of excess fluids in the stomach, which leads to inflammation and infection and, eventually, damp heat. 


Deficient Kidney Yin

If a deficient kidney yin condition exists in the body, it causes dryness and heat in the abdomen and lung and stomach, leading to excess yang or heat that in turn leads to yin deficiency that disrupts kidney function, specifically the movement of fluids in the body.

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February 4th, 2020 at 1:38 am

TCM Natural Fertility Treatments

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Maitland Acupuncturists who specialize in natural fertility treatments now promote mind/body techniques and traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to help increase the chance of a woman with infertility to conceive.

Stronger blood circulation to the reproductive organs:

TCM healers believe that a stress-filled lifestyle pulls the body’s attention and blood circulation from the baby-making and reproductive organs and channel it instead to your legs and arms (caused by the “fight or flight” reaction of the body). To alter this course, they use de-stressing yoga session, focused relaxation (visualize going to a happy place), and/or acupuncture treatments to provide reproductive organs with optimal circulation of blood.

Other Helpful Tips to Treat Infertility and Increase Your Chance to Conceive

  1. Bring Balance to your Hormones

When your reproductive hormones are off, conception can become a bit hard to achieve. What causes the imbalance of hormones in the body?  It is stress (once again). Women living highly stressful lives are likely to manufacture prolactin, a stress hormone known to disrupt ovulation. Besides utilizing stress-reducing techniques, you can also use certain TCM herbs or exercise and eat a healthy diet, which are some extremely effective ways to bring back balance to the hormones of your body.

  • Stop obsessing

The more emphasis you put on your attempts for a baby in any given month and then failing, the more frustration and stress you create on yourself. In turn, this may generate more obstructions to fertility. TCM practitioners believe that being more conscious of the process of conception and acquiring a passive attitude to your outcome will help bring about balance in your body, and eventually, give you the benefit you want.

  • Make your body more responsive to conception

In TCM, having an active, muscular, and very thin body, similar to the bodies of Western female models, is not conducive to fertility. If you’re following the latest fad diet or expending all your energy vigorously working out, you may not have enough energy left to support new life in the end. What we’re saying is that you live your life in moderation.

  • Monitor your cycle

Recording your basal body temperature will help you know when you’re ovulating, whether your body is at a temperature suitable for fertility, or whether your ovulation happens on an optimal day. This tip is also endorsed by Western medicine. You can easily purchase a basal thermometer at your local pharmacy.

  • Avoid dampness

Practitioners of TCM believe dampness that has built up in your body creates obstacles in the form of fibroids and cysts, which in turn, can make conceiving difficult. Avoid damp food like alcohol, greasy foods, ice cream, butter, yogurt, cheese, and milk if you’re trying to get pregnant. To be avoided also are moist basements, humid climates, and wet clothing.

  • Boost your emotional health

TCM practitioners believe that the lungs and liver are the two most common organ systems addressed in the treatment of infertility. In TCM, the lungs associate with holding on, grief, and sadness. The liver affiliates with desire, stress, frustration, and anger. This is why Liver Chi stagnation is one of the most common diagnoses for infertility. Relax your mind by practicing meditation, yoga, or acupuncture in order to get your fertility “chi” flowing.

Conclusion

More and more doctors in the US are now using acupuncture and various TCM techniques to treat infertility and a host of other problems. Talk with your doctor first to make sure these TCM modalities don’t interfere with any drugs you are taking.

Written by Valerie

February 4th, 2020 at 1:09 am

Cupping Therapy Treatment For Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Being an inflammatory disease without a known cause, rheumatoid arthritis has subsequently no known cure. It usually affects multiple joints and may lead to disability and severe deformity. Females are three times more at risk in developing this condition than males, and its rampancy in the U.S. is about one to two percent. Rheumatoid arthritis usually arises after 40 years of age and before 60 years of age in both sexes although it can potentially occur at any age.

Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

The symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis vary. The joints are bilaterally affected and experience pain and inflammation. There is stiffness and swelling in the diseased joints. In the morning, stiffness usually lasts for more than thirty minutes. Symptoms that typically arise include pain, loss of weight, malaise, and fever. Rheumatoid arthritis tends to also affect other parts of the body. It can affect the blood vessels, blood, heart, spleen, lymph nodes, lungs, and skin. This is a serious disease which can potentially shorten a person’s life and lead to severe disability.

Treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Treatment for rheumatoid arthritis is aimed at reducing inflammation and pain as well as to prevent deformities. Before initiating treatment, the doctor or practitioner explains to the patient that the disease itself is a supportive part and extremely part of the plan of plan. When inflammation occurs, rest is recommended to reduce the symptom. To maintain the normal movement of affected joints, exercises based on a special program are required for each patient. One extremely effective way to lessen pain and inflammation is heat therapy. Also, natural supplements containing A-3 fatty acids can help reduce some of the symptoms of this disease.

Cupping therapy

A form of complementary and alternative medicine, cupping therapy is one of the major branches of Jacksonville Chinese medicine. This healing technique increases blood circulation and relieves pain while eliminating inflammatory substances and body wastes and toxins. Cupping therapy is an extremely powerful healing modality for rheumatoid arthritis. It alleviates inflammation and pain on the affected joints. In 2005, the Egyptian Journal of Immunology stated that “Combined with standard medicinal therapy, blood-letting cupping has a wide range of benefits. It leads to significant improvement on the patient’s clinical condition especially visual analogue pain scale, it meaningfully lowers the laboratory markers of rheumatoid arthritis activity and regulates immune cellular conditions.” In one other study, submitted in partial fulfillment for M.D degree in Mansoura University, researchers say that “One of the most effective uses of cupping therapy is its use in the relief of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.” “Cupping is used in the treatment of several diseases including arthritis”. Lastly, you need to look for a licensed and qualified cupping therapist or acupuncturist to perform cupping therapy for you or your loved one.

Written by Valerie

January 27th, 2020 at 11:33 am

Ginger Moxibustion Combined With Acupuncture Can Lead To A Cure For Intractable Tinnitus

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Medical research has shown that ginger moxibustion combined with acupuncture can lead to a cure on patients suffering from intractable tinnitus. People with intractable tinnitus are usually the middle-aged people or the elderly who hear ringing in the ears, particularly in a quiet environment or in the evening. Drugs do not usually work well for this disorder. In China, researchers in Hubei province used ginger moxibustion and acupuncture to treat 34 patients with intractable tinnitus. They attained an effective rate of 91.18 percent, overall.

From the viewpoint of TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, intractable tinnitus is mostly comprised of patients suffering from excess syndromes. Excess syndromes, in terms of biomedicine, can be determined as a type of sympathetic nervous system hyperactivity. The excess syndromes for tinnitus associated with TCM are usually caused by excessive fear or anger, liver Chi stagnation, or depression, and may result in an obstruction along the Shaoyang Meridian.

Tinnitus can also be caused by deficiency syndromes. These syndromes are often due to excessive work, blood and chi deficiency, a weak constitution resulting from chronic disease, or too much sex which can lead to inadequate Kidney essence that can impair the nourishment of the ears. Hence, TCM practitioners often administer acupuncture to acupoints on the Foot and Hand Shaoyang meridians encircling the ears. The meridians’ blockage is usually severe for intractable tinnitus patients and so ginger moxibustion is used to warm and clear the blockage in the channels and meridians in order to boost blood flow to the ears.

The research recruited 34 patients whose illness began four months to 11 years.

Before the start of the research, patients had to undergo physical examinations to rule out the possibility that their tinnitus was the result of certain illnesses such as vascular spastic diseases, autoimmune disease, low blood sugar, thyroid hypofunction, diabetes, anemia, head injuries, sclerosis, acoustic neuroma, or issues in the middle ear and auricle.

The channel’s blockages were usually severe, and ginger moxibustion which unblocks and warms meridians, was sued to enhance blood and chi flow in their ears.

In the acupuncture therapy session, needles were inserted into the following acupoints: GB 40, LR 3, SJ 3, GB 43, Lu 7, Sl 19, SJ 21, GB 2, and TB17. Acupoints SJ 21, GB 2 and TB 17 were needled on the affected side. The patient rested in a supine position if the tinnitus was bilateral; the patient rested on one side if the tinnitus was unilateral. Slender needles measuring 40 mm, were immediately inserted. Reducing or reinforcing manipulation procedures were selected to attain de qi based on the differential diagnosis.

To the acupoints surrounding the ears, needling was retained for thirty minutes and electroacupuncture was applied using a continuous wave. Acupuncture therapy was given for ten days once a day, comprising one course.

Acupuncture was simultaneously used with ginger moxibustion. Large ginger slices a centimeter thick was placed on the treatment site. Each slice sported a small hole in the center puncture by a needle. Then, using dried moxa, the researchers created moxa bars shaped like a pagoda, placed them on the ginger slices, lit them, placed them on the outer ear and moved the positions of the ginger slices until the moxa burned out. For every session, a couple of moxa bars were used. A single treatment was given each day for a ten day period.

After treatment, which averaged 17 days, out of the 34 patients, 8.9 percent or three patients exhibited zero improvement, 11.76 percent or four patients experienced moderate improvements, 14.71 percent or five patients showed significant improvements and 64.17 percent or 22 patients fully recovered. The rate of overall effectiveness was 91.2 percent. Four months following treatment, 27 patients in the research showed no recurrence or degradation of symptoms. From these results, it was clear that ginger moxibustion and acupuncture showed a meaningful curative effect on intractable tinnitus patients. Based on the positive outcomes of the patients, the researchers concluded that broad use of this medical treatment program is justified.

Written by Valerie

January 13th, 2020 at 2:09 am

Four Powerful Natural Therapies To Help Reduce High Blood Pressure

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It is a scientific fact that high blood pressure (hypertension) is either due to the food we eat or due to stress. The typical treatment for this disease is by taking physician prescribed drugs, which needs to be taken to immediately control the symptoms, of course. However, there are natural remedies for high blood pressure that can be administered without the need for drugs.

Qi Gong therapy

Qi Gong therapy is one of these natural remedies. In this technique, high blood pressure sufferers are required to perform exercises to eliminate any obstructions in the pathway of chi or vital energy. This natural form of treatment for hypertension is made up of exercises that target the kidney and liver. Aside from that, Qi Gong therapy practitioners have also discovered out that performing stretching exercise reduces hypertension and strengthens the heart.

Chakra Healing

Chakra healing is another natural treatment for high blood pressure that follows the same principle of vital energy or chi flowing in our body. High blood pressure is thought to be the result of uncleared and unbalanced chakra. The heart chakra is the target in the treatment of high blood pressure. Healing the heart chakra is done by performing forward bends as they promote introspection and are grounding exercises.

Acupuncture

The ancient Chinese treatment of acupuncture vancouver is a very powerful natural remedy for high blood pressure. In the treatment of high blood pressure, the acupuncturist inserts filiform needles into acupuncture points in the wrists, forearms and legs. Some acupuncturists also attach the needles to an electrical instrument that produces small electric currents. This is called electro-acupuncture which, according to some acupuncturists, is more effective than the traditional form of acupuncture. The small electrical currents activate specific chemicals in the brain that bring about an excited response from the cardiovascular system.

Reiki Healing

Reiki may also be utilized as a natural form of treatment for high blood pressure. While helping you calm whenever you feel anxious, this healing method also energizes your body when you feel sluggish and lazy. Addressing hypertension with Reiki entails receiving energy from a source that has been transferred to the healer to the patient. This energy transfer, with the help of Reiki, can also slow down the aging process at the same time it relieves the symptoms of hypertension.

You may notice that all these cures are aimed at achieving balance in the spiritual and physical aspects of a person that’s not only gained if he is willing to try a holistic approach in treating high blood pressure. Natural therapies for hypertension abound, but it is necessary to generate harmony in your mind and body since most of these remedies focus on the heart chakra as the center of healing. Pain and illness can be prevented once this harmony is attained.

Written by Valerie

January 13th, 2020 at 1:34 am

What Is Qi Gong?

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According to ancient Chinese philosophy, Qi Gong or Chi-Kung is an age-old Chinese system of meditations, breathing techniques, exercises, and postures. Its techniques are meant to enhance and improve the chi or vital energy of the body. Chinese traditional philosophy states that chi is the fundamental vital energy responsible for vitality and health.

Qi Gong is believed to be around five to seven thousand years old. It was handed down in secrecy for many generations among teachers and monks it also survived the Chinese Cultural Revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s that prohibited a lot of traditional practices. In the 1980’s, these methods were brought to the West to encourage longevity, promote self healing, and to prevent illness. Presently, millions of people practice Qi Gong throughout the world. This ancient art inspires you to find what works best for your system.

Qi Gong has very much influenced the martial arts so much so that many of them evolved from it. Acupressure and Marlton acupuncture also use the same energy channels or meridians in the body. Acupoints that Qi Gong practice stimulates and clears.

Chi represents the vital energy that creates life. It is derived in sunlight, food, and in the air. Chi is the invisible vital energy in the body that sustains life.

Gong means movement.

Qi Gong: working with life energy and moving the energies.

The movements are meant to promote the circulation of chi in the body, which stimulates the self-healing processes of the body. Illness or pain occurs when this “significant flow” of energy is blocked. It’s the constant practice of Chi flow that enhances a person’s circulation of energy and gives him longevity and vitality. The exercises can be performed by old and young, the less able and the able; in short by everyone.

Benefits

Qi Gong can be utilized as a regular routine to boost well-being and overall health, as well as for longevity and disease prevention. It can be used to reduce stress and increase energy. It generates balance, develops feelings of well being, strength, and health, and enhances the energies of the body. Qi Gong makes use of the natural functions of the body to heal chronic back and joint problems; develop stamina, coordination, and flexibility, and to release stress. The primary objective of Qi Gong is to store and develop Chi. Qi Gong is used in China along with other healing modalities for various chronic conditions, including heart disease, strokes, mental illness, depression, headaches, cancer, AIDS, allergies, and asthma. The constant practice of Qi gong enhances your flow of energy and gives you longevity and vitality.

Practicing Qi Gong

Qi Gong is made up of mental exercises, breathing techniques, movements, andpostures. Mind exercises and meditations are utilized to move chi throughout the body and enhance the mind. These exercises are called visualizations that allow you to concentrate on different parts of your body. The “Inner Smile” is one example of a Qi Gong mental exercise. The movements and postures are meant to tone, stretch, and strengthen the body to bolster the flow of energy. Postures may involve lying down, sitting, or standing.

Qi Gong exercises are cumulative. The benefits only increase as one practices Qi Gong throughout the year. As you practice, your body will become stronger and more relaxed and your spirits and health will also improve.

Qi Gong is for you if you want to:

  • Enhance your personal well being
  • Improve your health
  • Feel relaxed and happy
  • Feel packed with energy

Written by Valerie

August 20th, 2019 at 9:18 pm

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