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Acupressure Can Help Relieve Or Cure Depression

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For one out of ten people including children, depression is a serious illness that they have to cope occasionally or regularly. This mental condition can potentially affect anyone. Oftentimes, we may not be aware that we’re suffering from depression, but if it is not addressed after a while, it can significantly impact our everyday life.

Depression can manifest certain common signs and some of these signs you can identify and some may be difficult to deal with. If you have the following problems, you may be more or less suffering from depression.

1. Having a feeling that nothing will get better or a feeling of hopelessness or helplessness.

2. Sleeping too much, sleeplessness, or experiencing sleeping difficulties.

3. Difficulty remembering things, making decisions, or concentrating.

4. Major weight gain or loss, eating too little or too much.

5. Being bad-tempered and irritable than usual.

6. Loss of interest in activities that are easy to accomplish and before were considered very interesting for the person.

7. Stomach pain, back pain, headaches, and other types of physical pain.

8. Feeling of heaviness, sluggishness, fatigue, lack of energy.

9. Low sex drive.

10. The person strongly criticizes himself. Sees life as meaningless and not worth living, has suicidal ideations.

Aside for professional help, depression can be relieved or treated by applying pressure to two acupuncture points: the Liver 3 (taichong) point and the Pericardium 6 (neiguan) points.

The liver 3 point is responsible for regulating the emotions, clearing the mind, relieving irritability, and for the health of the liver.

The pericardium point is found on the inner side of the arms on their center lines, 3 cun from the lines of the wrist. They control psychological wellbeing, normalization of the mind, and the health of the heart.

Massage and apply acupressure on both sides of these two points everyday for 5 – 10 minutes or whenever you need to uplift your mood and reenergize your mind and body with energy. The health benefits are even greater if before going to bed at night, you get a hot water foot bath and afterwards massage the liver 3 point.

In addition, you can also use the acupoint Cv 17 or tanshong point to uplift your mood. This point is associated with the conception meridian and is found between the centers of the breasts. It provides energy to the heart and builds up chest energy. It is intimately tied to our emotions. Applying acupressure on this point will give you peaceful feelings and calm you down whenever you feel angry, upset, or sad.

Each day for two or three minutes, with 4 fingers closed, rub the Cv 17 point downwardly and in a clock wise manner. Administering acupressure to this point can help relieve or cure rapid heartbeat, congested chest, cough, or asthma. For women, it can improve the health of their breast.

Lastly, to avoid depression you need to have a positive outlook towards life. Be more forgiving and tolerant, participate in meaningful activities listen, converse with cheerful people, listen to joyful and peaceful music, and let go of things you have no control of.

Before embarking on any health and therapy program, you need to always seek the advice of a doctor or healthcare provider.

Thrive Wellness Center is an acupuncture clinic in Boca Raton, FL providing Chinese medicine treatments for many health conditions.

Written by Valerie

October 24th, 2017 at 5:20 am

The Energy Centers Of The Body

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Could you bring about changes to your emotional and mental well-being in order to speed up healing?

Does your body have energy centers to tap in neuropeptides, enzymes, and hormones for healing? Can you set off the antibodies (leukocytes, macrophages, and phagocytes) in your body to stimulate your thymus, bone marrow, and natural killer immune systems?

Energy Centers

Our body possesses seven discs or wheels (chakras) that energize our emotions, body, and mind. They are located at the following areas of the body:

1. Originating at the spine’s base – Vibrating with the color red, this energetic Root center is known to be a determining factor for prosperity, security, health, and influence.

2. Genital-Sacral area (the Lower back) – Focusing on this chakra can help rectify desire, emotions, sensations, and movement. The Genital-Sacral chakra regulates one’s capacity to respond to change. It vibrates with the color Orange.

3. Intestines or Enteric Nervous Center (the Solar-Plexus) – This chakra is a very powerful and important energy enter. It determines autonomy, will, and personal power and its vibration is associated with the color Yellow.

4. The Heart – This emotional energy nexus is associated with the Limbic System. The color Green is its signature vibratory appearance. The Heart chakra sets off the energy of female and male, unity and ego, body and mind, the unities, and the power of love.

5. Throat – The energy disc in the throat commands our life symbolically via resonances resulting in communication. Our verbal signals often produce creativity. The throat chakra vibrates to the Blue color.

6. Third Eye (Brow) – This energy wheel is also identified as the Pineal Gland and is associated with intuition and seeing. The Third Eye chakra is responsible for mental imagery and vibrates with the color Purple or Indigo.

7. The Crown – This chakra is another extremely powerful nexus associated with memory, learning, and knowledge. Violet is its resonating color.

Extra-Ocular-Muscles

In each eye, there are six muscles controlling eye-movement for. Two are oblique muscles: Inferior and Superior. Four are referred to as Rectus muscles: Inferior, Superior, Medial and Lateral.

When you talk face to face with a person, read, play a video game, watch TV, or use a computer, the Knowledge Economy causes your eyes to narrowly focus. This brings you into Tunnel-Vision mode which is a natural reaction when performing those activities. It limits your mind to perform left-brain skills and helps narrow your focus.

Speedlearners can energize their peripheral vision by using a wide (broad) focus technique called Going Lizard. This triggers your right brain to promote the function of your left brain in a more vibratory manner. Your brain functions in a more balanced way when both the left and right parts of the brain operate synchronistically.

This can be achieved with a two-minute exercise that involves moving the eyes into each of the six muscle positions. After 21 days of practice, some students have reported of faster reading speed and enhanced vision. To create a neural pathway (to make this a habit), this exercise needs to done daily for a month.

Face Knocking Points

The face has a handful of powerful acupuncture points located:

1. At the left eyebrow’s beginning

2. At the end of the left eye’s side

3. Under the left-eye

4. Under the lip (menstum acupuncture point)

5. Directly below the nose (Philtrum area)

Knocking each of these acupoints three-times can help energize all of these points.

Mudras

Mudras is the Sanskrit word for finger gestures. Your fingers contain electro-magnetic energy and each of them is associated with a specific polarity.

The thumb has no polarity
The fingers that carry a positive charge include the Middle finger and Pinky finger. Fingers that have a negative charge include the Pointy or Index finger and the Ring finger.

Opposites attract in the fingers of human beings and in magnets. Pay particular attention to your middle and index fingers, they work as a team. If you want to energize seven centers of energy’s powers, use your left hands middle and index fingers to knock seven-times at the entrance.

If you want to eliminate or lessen pain you need to remember that your right side is empowered by your left hand and your left side is influenced by your right hand.

When you feel pain on the left side of your body, you can speed up healing using your right hand’s fingers.

Conclusion

For emotional problems, we advise that you seek the help of psychologists or medical doctors. Manipulating these energy chakras and acupoints yourself to seek relief is no substitute for professional medical care.

Nelya de Brun is a licensed acupuncturist in Boynton Beach, FL., practicing acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Western medical pathology. She is also the founder of Classical Oriental Medicine, LLC.

Written by Valerie

October 24th, 2017 at 5:01 am

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The Wonderful Health Benefits Of Chinese Medicine’s Amma Therapy

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A type of massage therapy derived from the multi-millennia-old amma technique, Amma therapy highlights a combo of different massage procedures used to prevent and treat diseases. This form of therapeutic massage has been greatly influenced by ancient Chinese medicine. It sometimes includes Bellmore Chinese medicine and acupuncture in its treatment plan. Amma therapy actually is considered another form of acupuncture that doesn’t use needles stuck into the human body.

Alternative therapies were utilized thousands of years ago. The evidence to this is seen in ancient stone engravings that depicted images of herbalism, massage therapies, and other types of natural treatment. It is believed that Amma therapy was first used more than 5000 years ago during the reign of the great yellow emperor of China.

The principle behind Amma therapy differs very little with other types of Asian therapeutic massages as it is aimed at the important acupuncture points in the body. The goal of therapists is to maintain the smooth flow of Chi or energy along the energy channels or meridians of their patients. Chi that moves sluggishly is restored to healthy flow by forcing energy to move through the energy lines during the treatment session. Also practiced along with Amma massage therapy is moxibustion which is the application of heat on specific key points in the body. Heat prepares and conditions the body to receive and produce better results. Its benefit to the body includes a loosening of the tight and tensed muscles that causes cramps, aches, pain, sprains, and other types of muscle ailments.

One of Amma therapy’s most important and yet simplest feature is the evaluation stage. The massage therapist carefully scans and observes for imbalances during this stage. He also looks out for any abnormalities and deformities and other symptoms of ill-health via the four traditional basic processes of asking, touching, smelling, and looking. These four assessment tools serve as the foundational reference of the patient’s current condition and his medical history.

The positioning of the client’s bones is another technique used in Amma therapy. Amma practitioners and therapists think that the placement of the bone is a major determinant to the overall health of the patient. Besides using musculoskeletal manipulation, Amma therapy can also assist in recovering broken bones, damages, and fractured bones. Despite the high rate of success of this therapy, it cannot always guarantee positive outcomes. Be that as it may, practitioners believe it produces effective results and provides benefits to patients.

Swedish massage and Shiatsu use different massage techniques when it comes to the application of pressure on the patients. Both are also sometimes used in Amma therapy. Swedish massage and Shiatsu are utilized to address different specific problems in the body. Swedish massage may be administered to soothe the mind and body and to relieve stress while Shiatsu massage can be used to address deep tissue muscle pains.

The positive effects and benefits of Amma therapy are felt and are visible even right after the end of a session. Sometimes, however, some areas of the body may feel slightly sore due to the loosening of the tight muscles. Eventually this will diminish and a relaxed and lighter feeling will set in, leaving patients with a good mood. Another benefit of the therapy is a younger looking and glowing skin provided the therapy is done on a regular basis.

Written by Valerie

October 17th, 2017 at 3:50 am

The Wide Range Of Healing Benefits Of Moxibustion Therapy

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Moxa therapy or moxibustion is derived from the Japanese words “Moe” and “Kusa” which translates to burning herb. It is a treatment usually used for relieving fatigue and pain in the body. Moxa is a wool-type plant obtained from Mugwort, an herbal plant. Moxibustion therapy was and is still widely practiced in China and Japan because basically it really works. It is now practiced by healers all around the world.

Moxibustion treatment involves the burning of a moxa stick with its warmth applied to the body. This warmth has a therapeutic effect on the acupuncture points that are targeted in the body. The moxa stick possesses various chi toning qualities. It is made in a horizontal manner so that less heat reaches the patient and to make it easy to handle.

Steps taken during a moxibustion procedure:

1. The practitioner first takes a moxa stick made up of moxa wool and wrapped in paper in a cylindrical form. The stick is held in a vertical direction by the practitioner.

2. Next, the practitioner tells the patient to lie down on a comfortable bench or couch and to remove his clothes from the part of the body to be treated. A towel is placed underneath the patient to catch the falling ash from the moxa stick and to prevent the patient from being burned by the hot ash.

3. The practitioner then holds the moxa downwards and lights the end of the stick using a lighter or match stick. The moxa is allowed to burn until it starts emitting some smoke and the aroma of the herb can be smelled. Sometimes, the practitioner tests the burning herb on the patient’s skin and if the patient feels some warmth then the treatment process can proceed.

4. The moxa stick is held two to three centimeters above the patient’s body and the patient feels the soothing and comfortable warmth of the treatment. To avoid the risk of skin burns, the practitioner maintains a safe distance of the stick from the skin.

5. Once the procedure is done, the practitioner extinguishes the fire by either using pinching the fire with his fingers or by dipping the stick in water.

After a round of moxa treatment, most people feel energized. Moxibustion aids in strengthening the flow of blood in the vessels through the warmth received by the tissues. The smooth and free flow of energy or Chi is activated across the energy channels and the lymphatic system starts to work properly. The treatment stimulates all the system in the body; relieves rheumatism; eliminates swelling, stiffness, and muscle tension; and alleviates pain and fatigue in the body. It promotes timely menstrual cycle in women, and resolves any conditions associated with it. At times during the session, people may fall asleep due to the pleasure and relaxation they feel. Moxibustion therapy’s incredible after effects can be only felt after experiencing it once.

This treatment has also its disadvantages. One is that the earthy smell of the smoke may not be good for people with asthma or for those who are sensitive to smoke. That being said, this therapy still works extremely well in treating all kinds of pain. If you are considering trying moxibustion treatment, the most important thing you should remember is to choose a practitioner who is certified or has extensive experience using moxibustion and in treating the condition you want treated. Because this procedure involves the use of heat, you need a seasoned therapist who can prevent your skin from being accidentally burned. Most acupuncturists also perform this therapy along with acupuncture to channel the correct movement of chi in the parts of the body requiring treatment and to augment the effects of the treatment.

Native people in North and South America consider the same mugwort plant as sacred and they use it for spiritual healing. The mugwort is also used for magic and is kept under pillows to evoke dreams. This herb surely has a wide range of healing benefits.

Amy-SuiQun Lui, L.Ac.
Asian Health Center
27059 Grand Army of the Republic Hwy
Cleveland, OH 44143
Tel: (440) 833-0983
http://www.clevelandacupunctureclinic.com/

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October 17th, 2017 at 3:22 am

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Auricular Acupuncture – How It Works

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The entire body, quite amazingly, can be treated by means of pressure application to certain acupuncture points in the ear.

The concept of the inverted fetus is the basis for this strange idea, an idea made known by a French doctor named Paul Nogier who developed an acupuncture map of the ear. Auricular acupuncture or ear acupuncture made its debut due to the development of Dr. Nogier’s studies and thoughts.
Auricular Acupuncture Alleviates Illness and Pain in Reading

Acupuncture points in the ear have been quite simply shown to help lessen pain throughout the body by a web-like preparation via the parasympathetic nervous system.

Long used as a treatment for various diseases and conditions, Chinese acupuncture is an ideal treatment for obesity, pain control, depression, and a slew of chronic conditions.

Auricular acupuncture takes advantage of the traditional approach to Chinese acupuncture. The principles and ideas behind the utilization of ear acupuncture points goes far back in time, and those ideas are still being used in modern acupuncture with extreme effectiveness.

Endorphins are released into the bloodstream where they travel throughout the body when an acupuncturist sticks needles into acupuncture points in the ear. Endorphins are hormones and chemicals that generate a feel good sensation and well being to the patient. Auricular acupuncture basically works extremely well as a treatment for specific conditions.

There are more than 200 acupuncture points scattered across the auricle or outer ear and each of these acupoints has its own name. All these points as well as their location should be known by a qualified and licensed acupuncturist. All the ear acupuncture points are associated with certain areas of the body in one way or another.

Electrical impulses commence their movement towards the brain and then on to the targeted areas of the person’s body when these acupoints are inserted with acupuncture needles. In this regard, one can envision the ear operating something like a telephone switchboard. Quite amazingly, one part of the body is stimulated when one point in the ear is stimulated.

Therefore, one shouldn’t be surprised when he visits an acupuncturist for treatment of ankle pain and the acupuncturist begins sticking small acupuncture needles into pressure points in the ear. A pleasant sensation can be felt when the pain in the ankle starts to wane despite the fact that the affected area has not been treated directly.

The ear lobe, surprisingly, has its own specific acupuncture points that when stimulated, is able to resolve problems in the throat, sinuses, tonsils, strode, head, and various other parts of the human anatomy. Problems affecting major organs throughout the body including the liver, heart, and lungs can be treated by stimulating the concha of the ear with needles.

Experts and professionals know very well that the ear and the related ear acupuncture points are probably the body’s most potent acupoints. The fact is, there is a very high probability (95 percent) for successful treatment when auricular acupuncture is used. And this is the reason why ear acupuncture points are most worthy of mention.

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October 10th, 2017 at 3:12 am

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Acupressure Treatment For Headaches And Migraines

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Two of the most common problems that people endure and suffer from are headaches and migraines. A headache may last for a few minutes, several hours, or even days and may be mild, throbbing, or severe. For some people, tension, emotional changes, and severe stress can lead to massive headaches, whereas migraines can have a more complex cause, with the brain’s blood vessels swelling to a point where it releases chemicals from the nerve fibers resulting in severe pain and inflammation.

Causes of Migraines

There are certain reasons why migraines develop and certain points can act as triggers that can set off a migraine attack. These are:

1. Eating habits – Some of the foods we eat can be a major factor in triggering migraine. Some of the major food triggers of migraine are fermented foods, caffeine, alcohol, and tobacco.

2. Hormonal changes – Another important factor causing a headache or migraine.

3. Other causes – Sleeping disorders, work pressure, stress, and tension can also factors that cause nausea, severe headaches, and migraines.

In Chinese medicine, these are the six most important pressure points in the body to alleviate migraines and headaches:

1. Shoulder Well – Found midway to the shoulder’s edge and the base of the neck. Putting pressure on this point helps relieve neck and shoulder stiffness that reduces neck pain. This point can also cure spasms and asthma.

2. Face region – The points to this area are found on both sides of the nostril. When applied with pressure, they can help open up the sinuses and relieve both migraine and tension headache.

3. Temple region – Found in the temple region, these are series points that wrap around the ear, beginning from the top of the ear located just one finger width from the ear. All those pressure points need to be worked together to garner significant results.

4. Bright light – This section is found on the eyes’ inner corner just under the eyebrows. Pressure on these points can alleviate allergy symptoms and sinus headaches. Apply pressure on both sides for a minute.

5. Third eye point – This point is found on the area where the nose meets the two eyebrows. Pressure on this area helps cure headaches and eye strains. Apply pressure for one minute and then move to other the points.

6. Forehead – Pressure points on the forehead and face are known as yang points, filled with energy that travels downward from the head to the face and down to other parts of the body.

In terms of long term treatment of migraine problems, acupressure has been rated the most effective therapy of its kind. Try it for long-lasting and effective relief.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322

There is a Natural, Safe, Effective and Drug Free Alternative.

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October 10th, 2017 at 3:09 am

Acupressure Is One Form Of Treatment That Can Cure Insomnia For Good

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Acupressure and acupuncture are two natural treatment options that can help cure insomnia. These two types of insomnia remedies are very useful because they offer the body the necessary means to relieve pain and stress so that you may be able to fall asleep faster and get and maintain good quality sleep. The ancient Chinese medical procedure known as acupuncture involves the use of small, extremely thin needles stuck into specific points in the body. On the other hand, acupressure therapy is done by applying pressure to the points instead of needles.

The goal of acupressure treatment for insomnia is to treat the symptoms as well as the underlying cause of the problem. This is done by helping move life force of the body called Chi or Q in a smooth and proper fashion. In Chinese medicine, when something is wrong with the mind or body, it means that a blockage or blockages have developed along the energy channels that are impeding the natural and normal flow of Chi. By using acupressure the area affected is stimulated enabling the Chi to break through and flow once again in a normal smooth fashion.

You may need to search for a practitioner who is experienced in acupressure in order to obtain the maximum benefits of this treatment. You can easily find one in larger cities. They have the skills and training to help you get rid of insomnia. Before treatment, your practitioners will start with an initial consultation that will determine the type of treatment you need. You can simply tell them that you suffer from insomnia and that you would like to have it treated, permanently, if possible. Your practitioner will then evaluate you and then apply pressure on the points in the body that are known to help cure your problem.

Acupressure is a non-toxic natural technique that can help you get back to sleep for good. To guarantee good results, it is very important that you go to a professional who knows exactly what he/she is doing. The cure for insomnia is as only as effective as the people who are giving them to you, more so in terms of their experience level in treating the condition.

Dr. Yelena Pakula is a licensed acupuncture doctor and the medical director of Vita-Health Acupuncture and Wellness Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

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October 10th, 2017 at 2:50 am

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TCM Products To Enhance Your General Health and Well-Being

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When people think of TCM (traditional Chinese medicine), they often think of a third world, outdated type of healing system that has no legitimacy or value in the modern world. For the enlightened ones, however, TCM has real healing value that can address dozens of commonly occurring diseases. Today, in fact, products associated with TCM have a thriving market online.

TCM, as it turns out can be used as a highly effective and wholly natural fountainhead of alternative medicine. TCM products are now used by millions of people all around the world oftentimes in conjunction with modern day mediations or as an option to ineffective prescription drugs and surgery in the Western world.

Some people use TCM products as enhancements or supplements to modern day medicine therapies performed, recommended, or prescribed by their doctor. In the world of modern Western medicine, when something is not working for you, one can turn to traditional Chinese medicine treatment to obtain better results.

Listed below are just some benefits you can get from TCM:

  • Youthful and glowing skin complexion
  • Natural cough suppressant
  • Enhanced energy
  • Quicker healing from sickness
  • Improved sex drive
  • Stronger immune system

Besides those abovementioned benefits, TCM has still many, many other uses. It could treat practically anything that one would use modern day supplements or prescription drugs.

So they can be easily taken, certain TCM products are made in pill form just like any other supplement. There are also some pretty unusual products associated with TCM. One would a product called swiflet’s bird nest, which is an unusual form medicine. With this product, you get actual tiny pieces of the bird nest rather than receiving pills. The product can be soaked in water and then eaten.

One of the best things about traditional Chinese medicine is that instead of using expensive drugs and chemical compounds, it only uses 100 percent natural substances. Some of those products are not found in many areas of the world and some of them can only be found in China.

Thankfully, these products can be purchased online in the Internet. All you have to do is to search sites where they are sold and buy them there.

For practically any ailment you may encounter, there is a TCM product that can treat it. If you lack energy and you need a boost to start a healthier exercise routine or get through the work day, you can find a TCM product that can meet your current specific need. All you need to do is just find the traditional Chinese medicine products that traditionally are used for the problems, symptoms, or illnesses you are suffering from. If what you want it is to just look a bit or a lot younger and youthful, you can find certain traditional Chinese medicines that can help you achieve this.

You have to take advantage of a whole new world of medicine available out there. It’s also important to search for a site that only sells genuine TCM products in order to get real results. With TCM, you may be able to experience relief from the symptoms related to long term illnesses or have a faster healing time from short term health problems. The sky is the limit with TCM.

Acupuncture Plus
11851 Jollyville Rd #102
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 453-5352
http://www.acupuncturistaustin.com/

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October 3rd, 2017 at 4:06 am

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Stimulating Acupressure “Poop Points” To Help Treat Constipation

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Some housewives have learned that applying pressure to acupressure point three finger widths below the umbilicus can induce an immediate urge to defecate sometimes within just ten minutes. Actually, there are a number of acupressure “poop points” on various parts of the body. Some are located on the legs, back, around the umbilicus and on the arms. Hence, it is up to the person to find where their “poop points” are located and stimulate them to relieve constipation.

Western medical science cannot fully explain how acupressure works and this has caused some skeptics to declare it as a type of pseudoscience despite the fact that there is incontrovertible proof of the effects of this therapy on neuro-imaging. For instance, when a famous orthopedic surgeon studied the possible effects of electro medicine, he observed that traditional acupressure points and meridians possessed quantities of electromagnetic energy that non-acupressure points didn’t have.

New York Times writer James Reston wrote an article entitled “Now, about my operation in Peking” in which he mentioned his post surgery constipation and how the effect of acupuncture was observed on a fluoroscope wherein the needles stuck on limbs generated movements in the intestines.

There have been hundreds of researches done on the effectiveness of acupressure and acupuncture and more work is being done by the day.

If one doubts acupressure, then he also doubts acupuncture as both therapies work on the same principles, the only difference is one makes of use of the hands while the other uses needles.

Be that as it may, both acupressure and acupuncture have been preferred by a lot of people especially the poor in East Asia as a way to treat and relieve a variety of illnesses. Acupuncturists and Chinese physicians often recommend acupressure as a part of the treatment process of their patents.

Acupressure can be an alternative to sleep inducing laxatives for people who can manage their constipation at home. Acupressure is not only soothing and relaxing it also increases one’s emotional and physical well- being.

You can apply acupressure therapy on yourself if you know how to do it properly. This technique is very easy to learn, and you can perform it anywhere and anytime. Besides the navel “poop point” mentioned at the beginning of this article, you can also induce bowel movement by working on the point at the outer edge in the bent arm’s crease. The length and frequency will depend on the severity of the constipation. If you can afford to pay, an acupressure therapist can perform the treatment on you. It may be combined with moxibustion in which the pressure points are warmed with a burning stick of moxa plant.

Acupressure is not recommended for pregnant women or for people with low or high blood pressure. It should not be performed on parts of the skin where there are blisters or an open wound.

Dr. Jeda Boughton is a licensed acupuncture physician and the medical director of BodaHealth in Vancouver, BC.</blockquote>

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October 3rd, 2017 at 4:00 am

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Blockages, Qi Gong, and Essence Tai Chi

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In Chinese medicine, there is a saying that goes, “One is without illness when Qi flows freely along the meridians; pain follows when this flow is blocked.”

This is a fundamental aspect in Chinese medicine and reflects its wisdom that is still very true after thousands of years of practice. Some of the metaphors in Chinese Medicine need to be translated in order to be understood by people today.

Blockages and Chemical Toxins and Waste Accumulations- Sources of Chronic Diseases

In the human body a blockage can develop in any location. The stagnation or slowing of blood and qi flow in the body is a manifestation or a symptom of a blockage. So, when a blockage develops, the metabolism in the affected part of the body slows down and the localized as well as the general body structure becomes less energetic. This slow movement weakens the localized body systems making it difficult to eliminate toxins and chemical waste by lymph or blood and this in turn leads to more build up of these elements in the same area. These processes do not stop and without medical intervention, can damage the entire systems of the body. Chronic illness can develop once the local energy level goes under a certain threshold. Over time, the disease will become more and more severe if left untreated. Healthy muscles, for instance, tend to have a soft and very relaxed tone. There should be no swelling in the joint. But if your muscle tenses up and your elbow becomes swollen, pressure to the area will cause pain. These are symptoms suggesting that your elbow has developed a blockage of blood and qi.

The Meridians or Energy Channels in Chinese Medicine and the Connection between Blockage and Illness

A blockage is usually located in some part of the body when an emotional or physical illness occurs. This obstruction may not necessarily develop near or on the affected structure or organ. Chinese medicine was able to develop meridian systems that can explain most of these associations by a systematic mapping out of the acupuncture points. This is important since it allows practitioners to treat illnesses such headaches, for example, by using acupoints on the foot of the patient. The outcomes are usually immediate and profound.

Blocked Joints Do Frequently Occur

Interestingly, the joints are where most acupuncture points are closely located. And since the joints provide for movement this brings about a greater amount of stress to the joint structure than to the tissue around the joints. The circulation of blood and Qi should be adequate enough in order to resupply the energy required for joint movement. If this does not happen, a blockage develops which may be difficult for the body to treat on its own.

Opening Blockages – Treating Diseases

Our body preserves the knowledge of health blood and qi flow regardless of blockages that interrupt this flow. It regains the original healthy flow pattern of Qi once the blockages are opened and eliminated leading to the resolution of the disease. The unclosing of the blockage facilitates the pumping out of chemical waste deposits from the body through the process of sweating or excretion of body waste. Stimulation is essential in the opening up of blockages in the body. Chinese medicine practitioners achieve this through Qigong, Tuina, or Acupuncture therapy. The body is able to transport increased amounts of blood and Qi to specific parts of the body and toxins and wastes can be removed from the body once stimulation is provided. The increased energy helps pump the waste and toxins out of the body. In Qigong therapy, Qi is directly transported to the blocked area which usually opens up the area enabling toxins and wastes to be pumped out of the body efficiently and effectively.

Essence Tai Chi, a Great Way to Prevent Blockage

Being an extremely relaxing activity, Essence Tai Chi can help boost circulation and enhance breathing and metabolism. Within the deeper part of your body, Tai Chi can activate the cells, relax the joints, and massage the internal organs. When the joints are relaxed, blood and Qi can flow smoothly through the large joints and spine helping to maintain and/or promote health. On certain occasions, Tai Chi is used to cure certain illnesses. Essence Tai Chi is strongly recommended as it is a great way to boost and/or facilitate wellness and health.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322

There is a Natural, Safe, Effective and Drug Free Alternative.

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August 8th, 2017 at 1:01 am

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