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IBS And The Role Of The Spleen And Liver In Digestive Health

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Founded on the idea of harmony and balance between yin and yang, Chinese medicine uses an approach to digestive health quite different from that of modern Western medicine. Chinese medicine states that the liver is where the blood is stored. It is the organ system that normalizes the level of blood in circulation. Therefore, for nourishment, the liver’s health relies on the adequacy of blood flowing in the body.

In addition, the spleen has also a big role to play in the circulation of blood and energy or “chi.” Chi is the life energy in our bodies that flows inside the body through energy channels called meridians to various body parts and organs, thereby influential in transporting nutrients and oxygen for maintenance and nourishment of digestive health. Blood contributes to the circulation of body fluids inside the body.

Since IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) is associated with transport and movement of fluid and food in the digestive system, the spleen then plays an important role in digestive health with regard to digestive disorders and digestion.

Also adequate spleen generates constructive spleen that nourished the flesh and muscles, especially in the four limbs, which therefore helps boost body movement and mobility, which promote digestion.

Over thinking and pensiveness, in Chinese medicine, impacts the spleen’s general health, leading appetite loss, and post prandial indigestion and bloating.

According to Chinese medicine, internal and external dampness can injure the spleen and weaken its functions. Foods such as dairy products and sugars, for instance, generate internal “dampness” of the spleen. The primary function of the spleen in the digestive system is to sort out the impure and pure part of the food and drink we take in. while the spleen delivers upward the pure part of the drink and food to the heart as blood and the lungs as chi, it likewise sends down the impure part of the drink and food to the abdomen and small intestine for removal to maximize digestive health.

With a healthy abdomen and spleen the chi of the spleen goes upward, while the chi of the stomach goes downward in a coordinated and balanced manner. Chinese medicine all the time espouses the importance of balance particularly the balance between yin and yang. Yin and yang and balance form the foundations of Chinese medicine.

However, nausea, stomach distention, constipation, belching can develop if there is imbalance in the upward movement. Simultaneously, the imbalance may also disrupt the normal downward movement that can result in diarrhea and stomach distention.

The liver may play a very important role in our digestive health albeit in an indirect way. It can be influenced by our emotions. More often than not, we live our lives the way we like them and oftentimes we are met by heartbreak, disappointment, sadness, and frustration. This can naturally lead to emotional distress, which can stress our liver. A clear manifestation of a dysfunctional liver is irritability or anger.

The spleen can be weakened by a poor diet and too much work as well as a sedentary lifestyle, and too much worrying.

Chinese medicine in Orlando states the underlying reason for IBS is imbalance between the spleen and liver. Consequently, the liver governs the spleen due to the smooth functioning of the chi mechanism of the body which relies on the smooth circulation of liver “qi.” Hence, spleen is adversely affected when the liver becomes depressed; conversely, the liver becomes depressed also if the spleen weakens. To put in another way, the spleen and liver connected to each other when it comes to overall wellness and digestive health. To conclude, maximizing the health of the spleen and the liver is essential in the maintenance of good digestive health.

Cooking actually is a way of predigesting food before it’s taken inside the body. According to Chinese medicine, almost all foods ought to be cooked. This is why in Chinese restaurants you would not find any salad bars. While cooking can destroy some vital nutrients, it promotes the absorption of the surviving nutrients in the body. Cold drinks and foods can weaken the spleens, and can be damaging to digestive health.

Sweets and sugars have a direct negative impact on the spleen, because they are dampness by nature. They also can be bad to digestive health.

Other damp generating foods include wheat, pasta, noodles, and bread.

All fats and oils are also damp by nature, and are not good for the health of the spleen. The same applies to dairy products including milk. They create damp in the body and are harmful to digestive health.

To keep your spleen strong and healthy, stay away from dampening foods. Instead you can eat lightly cooked veggies, low fat meat, beans, brown rice and other unrefined grains. Optimum overall health implies good digestive health.

Written by Valerie

January 30th, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Chi Nei Tsang To Boost The Flow Of Energy Throughout Your Body Strengthen Your Core

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Strengthening our center or core is what we hear a lot these days but what does this really mean? Well, what is our core, in the first place? Our core is our body’s center of gravity that’s situated in the area of stomach stretching from the navel to the pubic bone. Our center/core is an extremely important part of our body while the navel plays an integral role in our daily well being and health.

Why are these body areas important to our health?

Over five thousand years ago, ancient Taoist monks known as White Cloud monks who were living in the mountains of China realized that the stagnation or slow flow of chi or vital energy in the body disrupted the body’s capacity to maintain and attain higher levels of awareness via meditation. This slow movement of energy was the main reason various emotional and physical maladies occurred. The monks created a healing art form named Chi Nei Tsang which is referred to as Abdominal Chi Massage in order to rectify these obstructions. Mantak Chia, Chi Kung Master brought Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) in secret to the West in the 1970’s, along with the physical aspect of his healing system called ‘Universal Tao’.

Chi refers to energy while “nei tsang” indicates internal organs. A holistic healing therapy involving “wellness touch,” Chi Nei Tsang literally means “transformation of chi internal organs” or “treating the energy of the internal organs.” At times, CNT is known as “Applied Chi Kung” because it follows the principles of Chi Kung. It is a therapeutic technique primarily performed in the stomach area using massage-like touch to help the internal organs to work with greater effectiveness and boost the circulation of energy throughout the body. It can be used for modern-day societies to harmonize the spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical dimensions of our being in order to cure underlying health problems. It achieves by targeting the stomach, center of our body, where a great number of our vital organs are found.

CNT begins with the navel, our true center, through precise, light yet extremely deep touches. The navel is deemed to be the origin of all the smooth connective tissue (fasciae) in the body since it is where the undifferentiated embryonic tissue turns into a differentiated fetal tissue. When we were in our mother’s womb, we imbibed nutrients and excreted all wastes and toxins through the navel or umbilicus. Even today, we still store that cellular memory inside us, which is the reason toxins still tend to build around the area of the umbilicus. This is the area where the central lymphatic plexus just below the tissue’s superficial layers is situated.

Information is brought to us via energy in motion or “Chi-motions”. Emotions are reinforced by our thoughts and housed by the body. If they are unresolved, they eventually manifest as various mental, emotional, or physical symptoms. These symptoms are merely signs of our body being dis-eased, lacking, or out of balance.

CNT has four main benefits:

1. On the level of spirituality, CNT brings the healing energy by connecting to our Source. Because they believe that nothing about you is broken, practitioners of CNT don’t attempt to ‘repair’ you. They instead bring you in touch with yourself by becoming channels for the chi of wellness, because they believe that real healing occurs deep within you. So, during a therapy, your feelings are aroused, instead of attempting to understand them. The practitioners merely help you to realize the fellowship of the feelings. They allow you to become as non-rational as possible, helping you to connect with the most abstract facets of your feelings.

2. Mentally, CNT helps clear our thoughts so you may get in touch and connect with all the aspects of your being spirit, emotions, body, and mind.

3. Emotionally, CNT can increase awareness of the value of your emotional life by helping you identify and treat the underlying cause of your problem. This is done by helping one to understand the pending emotional problems that may be hidden within the mind and body. Our digestive system is the repository of all our unprocessed emotional life that‘s just waiting to be assessed. Weak emotional digestion can also contribute to poor well being and health. CNT helps in unfolding people’s emotions and help clarify their emotional lives, allowing them to grow and develop towards their better self. It instructs them to know themselves better by helping them connect with their inherent capacity for wellness. A lot of people are unable to fully get in touch with their inner wellness because they got used to breathing in a shallow manner. We can feel emotions when we breathe fully and we are unable to feel when we can’t breathe fully. Each therapy usually involves basic self-help manipulations and approaches that can help improve breathing.

4. Physically, the touch in CNT detoxifies the body by stimulating cardiovascular and lymphatic circulation, boosting digestion and elimination, and clearing excess stagnation. All this leads to the strengthening of the defense system of the body and hence is a perfect complement to the other health care approaches leading to excellent results. Since the origin of all the fasciae in the body is the navel, CNT accesses the roots of the navel by using deep yet precise touches to help realign the misaligned structures of the body. This therapy also activates the internal organs to make them function better to treat postural misalignments caused by visceral imbalances.

Our core in the abdomen is actually not usually addressed during most bodywork activities. So, alongside some forms of bodywork, incorporating Abdominal Chi Massage in your regimen of personal wellness can be an ideal way to help you get in touch with your entire self to bring about wellness from a totally holistic point of view.

Revive Acupuncture
43353 Mission Blvd #B
Fremont, CA 94539
(510) 438-0128
http://www.reviveacupuncture.com/

Written by Valerie

January 30th, 2018 at 2:34 pm

What is Cranial Sacral Massage Therapy?

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The cranial-sacral system of our body is composed of the cerebrospinal fluid and membranes that wraps and shield the vertebrae and brain. The fluid that flows through the (CNS) is the cerebrospinal fluid. It travels over the dural tube found between the skull and brain. This fluid carries nutrients to structures in the nervous system and eliminates wastes from the brain and spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid is mainly responsible for the detoxification of the nervous system and also functions as a shock absorber, safeguarding the vertebrae and brain from trauma caused by blows, falls, or movements that result in the body’s misalignment.

Stretching from the cranium (bones of the mouth, face, and skull) to the coccyx (tailbone area), the cranial sacral system can be affected by external factors that imbalance or restrict its function leading to a variety of motor, sensory, or neurological disabilities. Certain issues that may crop up from an imbalance in this system would include learning disabilities, motor coordination defects, scoliosis, eye problems, and chronic pain.

What is CST (Cranial Sacral Therapy)?

A healing technique that sprung out of Osteopathy, Craniosacral Therapy is the ancient healing modality of bone setting. It was reintroduced to the world by a doctor of osteopathy named John Upledger in 1970. CST is a hands-on and gentle approach of assessing and improving the performance of the craniosacral system. Cranial sacral therapy is oftentimes done with the patient fully clothed. A practitioner releases limitations in the craniosacral system with the use of soft touch no greater than five grams, which is roughly the weight of a nickel, in order to enhance how the CNS functions.

How Does CST Treat Illnesses?

CST is more and more preferred as a preventive health therapy due to its ability to strengthen resistance to disease and to active the body’s natural healing processes. It is very effective for a wide variety of medical conditions related to dysfunction and pain. They include:

• Migraine Headaches
• Motor-Coordination Disorders
• Chronic Neck and Back Pain
• Autism
• Colic
• Orthopedic Conditions
• CNS Problems
• Vertebral and Traumatic Brain Injuries
• Infantile Disorders
• Scoliosis
• Chronic Fatigue
• Learning Difficulties
• Tension and Stress-Related Problems
• Emotional Difficulties
• TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome)
• Post-Surgical Dysfunction
• Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
• PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder)
• Neurovascular or Immune Disorders

What to Expect in a Cranial Sacral Massage Therapy?

You first will be told to lay face up fully dressed on a massage table. Before you come in for the therapy your practitioner will remind you to wear comfortable loose clothing. A typical CST session last about an hour. The therapy brings about a sense of profound and deep relaxation according to people who undergone it. CST helps remind us what a real state of relaxation is like. This therapy uses a very gentle but at the same time, very powerful touch. It’s unlike other conventional forms of bodywork such as Rolfing or deep tissue massage. The outcomes are often much deeper, and interestingly, this is due to the lighter touch. The inherent wisdom of our body, our inner doctor, is what guides the session – enabling the body to unwind and release as it needs in order to recuperate or enhance health. It may look like that your nervous system has a reset button that has been pushed.

Harmony Wellness Center
110 N Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751
(407) 234-6454
http://www.harmonywellnesscenter.com/

Written by Valerie

January 30th, 2018 at 2:25 pm

Acupressure A Useful Treatment For Migraines And Headaches

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For most practitioners, acupuncture is the best treatment for headaches, but they also believe that acupressure can be also a powerful treatment for headaches and one of its best features is that it is easy to learn and can be done safely at home. The differential patterns for the various types of headaches may depend on whatever organ system(s) is affected although almost always it is the Gallbladder meridian that’s affected.

The Gallbladder meridian is located near the eye’s outer edge and it radiates towards and upwards the back of the head. This meridian travels across the top of the shoulders and at the top of the trapezius muscles where it stretches downwards through the occipital area. This is the area midway between the shoulder joint’s topmost part and the base of the neck. For people suffering from chronic headaches, this meridian is usually tight; when it’s stressed, it even gets tighter. The Gallbladder meridian then runs from the shoulder and downward the side of the body, passing the gluteal area, then to both leg’s lateral aspect, and stops at the fourth toe.

According to Chinese medicine, the Gallbladder and Liver play major roles in the development of migraines and headaches. These two organs are closely connected to each other so much so that if one organ has a problem, the other is sure to be affected as well. This is why when practitioners treat one organ, they usually also address the other. The Liver meridian also impacts the top of the head and can be responsible for pain behind the eyes. Because both these meridians can affect the back, sides, and front of the head, they are often used to effectively treat migraines and headaches.

The following is a very simple acupressure procedure which you can perform at home to cure or reduce a headache:

  1. First, sit on a stool or chair without a backrest. You can also sit on the floor or on a coffee table.
  2. Then tell someone to stand behind you (about two to three inches away from their chest to your back).
  3. Your companion then places his/her thumbs on your trapezius muscle’s highest point (this will again be about middle between your shoulder joint and the base of your neck).
  4. Once your companion’s thumbs are in place, tell him to push using a moderate amount of pressure straight towards the floor. You and your companion should be in constant communication with each other. Tell him/her if you’re not getting enough pressure or if there’s too much of it. You will know how much pressure you can tolerate. The treatment should not hurt but you definitely will feel some pressure on your muscles.
  5. Keep on applying steady pressure on the muscle for about two to four minutes.
  6. Repeat the process as much as you can.

This simple acupressure procedure should take care of your migraine or headache. When performing this therapy, act with caution and to avoid injury, make sure you are constantly communicating with your companion.

Ni Nan Gilbert is a licensed acupuncturist in Bellmore, NY with certification in Chinese Herbology and over 16 years experience in traditional Chinese medicine.

 

Written by Valerie

January 16th, 2018 at 4:41 pm

A Tai-Chi Session Each Week Can Help You Stay Fit And Healthy Until Your Golden Years

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According to American researchers, the exercises in Chinese Tai-Chi can benefit your health and well being by boosting your self confidence and increasing muscle resistance. If you are looking for a way to maintain strong bones and good health, even when you`re past 60, we recommend that you include a few Tai-Chi exercises into your weekly workout sessions. One thing you can expect from this is a lessened risk of fractures or injuries.

The researchers evaluated the results of two groups of older people with ages over seventy years old: one group did not perform any Tai Chi exercises while the other group had Tai Chi exercises thrice a week for three months. The researchers observed that the group that had practiced Tai-Chi showed a significant improvement in flexibility, mobility, muscle strength, and knee resistance.

According to another US study, after a person passes 65 years of age, his muscular mass decreases by about two percent each year. They can consider doing Tai-Chi workouts in order to avoid this undesirable consequence of the aging process.

Tai-Chi is based on breathing techniques and fosters a balanced lifestyle to maintain the health of the lungs, especially if you are a smoker or live a stressful life.

This ancient healing practice can also lower your susceptibility to cardiovascular diseases. It can also be an efficient way to enhance memory and mental function especially for people who suffer from memory loss or who are unable to concentrate well enough.

It`s time to make positive changes to your lifestyle if you consider yourself an active person and are willing to stay fit and healthy until your golden years. A Tai-Chi session each week can make you feel and look great.

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

Written by Valerie

January 16th, 2018 at 4:23 pm

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Qi Gong Is Designed To Treat Sicknesses And Maintain General Health

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Qi Gong is essentially a series of Energy Exercises. Qi Gong is made up of two Chinese words that literally mean energy and exercises or work. So, Qi Gong basically means exercises for your energy.

Qi Gong is a relatively recent term. The exercises in this ancient practice have been collectively called Dao Yin or Nei Gong for thousands of years. Dao Yin means Guiding and Leading due to the fact that the postures guide and lead your life energy or Qi through the body for various purposes based on the set of exercise or exercise. Nei Kung means Internal Exercises.

Although Qi Gong is a blanket term for several various exercises. It has thousands of exclusive styles. Hence, Qi Gong is a term that’s not specifically descriptive. It is similar to the word “transportation,” which is a general term that may refer to various modes of transportation (car, bus, train, plane, rocket, etc.) Each form of transport is the same in that entails going from point A to point B but beyond that each type of transportation may be quite different. The same goes with Qi Gong.

However, what these styles all share in common is that they involve working with the Qi or energy of the body. There are Qi Gong styles that exclusively have stationary exercises and there are styles that make up of moving exercises only. There are styles that target specific sicknesses and there are styles designed to maintain general health. There are exercises designed for the martial arts like the Iron Palm. They may all be different but they all work with the Qi of the body.

Some of the systems of Qi Gong are thousands of years old, having been passed down from generation to generation. Some systems are fairly modern. Most people practicing Qi Gong derive various benefits from both types. People extol the age old systems as having passed the test of time and the inventors of the modern systems cite innovation and improvement as their inspiration.

It is vital that you need to understand the style you are interested in if you are just embarking on your practice for the first time. You need to know its history, attributes, and objectives.

If you have been practicing a style of Qi Gong for some time, you may need to look at the other styles that are distinctively different in style, approach, attributes and objectives.

 

Five Points Acupuncture & Wellness
20 Pondmeadow Dr #107
Reading, MA 01867
(781) 944-3000
http://www.fivepointsacupuncture.com

Written by Valerie

January 9th, 2018 at 6:11 pm

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Tap Your Natural Healing Power With Jin Shin Do

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You should never underrate the power of human touch. All of us posses this innate gift and power to heal. Many choose not to use it, but for people who are willing to share this gift for the benefit of humanity, the Oriental healing art of Jin Shin Do can be a great place to learn. Learning the sequence of movements and the pressure points used in Jin Shin Do can set you on the right track to become a natural healer who’s able to use that inherent power and energy to heal others in a positive way.

A form of acupressure, Jin Shin Do is very easy and simple to learn and perform. It is centered on the Japanese style of acupressure that focuses energies from an emotional point of empathy and compassion. We develop an increasing awareness of our own system of vital energy and conditions and through the reception and giving of treatments. Jin Shin Do can help us become more acutely consciously aware of the things that throw our lives out of balance. This gives us an insight on what necessary changes and steps we need to take to further develop our personal growth.

Designed to nourish and rejuvenate the energies or “chi of the body, Jin Shin Do strengthens and balances our physical bodies and spirit. It is a mindset firmly entrenched in Chinese medicine. Jin (which means compassion) is seen as “the mystical key that unlocks the true power of a person’s spirit”. The healing benefits of Jin Shin Do cannot be experienced without this compassion for others and ourselves. The healer needs to acknowledge wholeheartedly the strengths and weaknesses of the human race without biases or prejudices.

The second word, Shin, means spirit. This is the spirit in which energy moves from us to another. However, this spirit is not innately and exclusively “ours;” it flows within and through us and in the entire universe. Shin does not refer to a “self-centered” reality but a humbling route of self realization, that’s in harmony with the oneness of all things and nature.

In the Yellow Emperor, Ch’I Po asks, “What is the spirit? You cannot hear it with the ear. Your eyes must be attentive and open, and the spirit can then reveal itself in a sudden way via your own consciousness. You cannot express it through the mouth; your heart can only express everything that can be looked upon. You may abruptly lose this knowledge if you pay close attention. But the spirit or Shen clearly reveals itself to you as if the wind has blown the cloud away. Hence, it can be spoken as the spirit.” Jin Shin Do trains you to develop the ability to course universal chi (energy) via healing touch to bring about emotional harmony and balance in us and in the recipient.

Do, the third character, means Tao or “the way” and implies following all that is and the way of nature. The vision of “the way” drives humans to start to balance their lives and move with the changes that come with the flow of life.

Eastern Healing Solutions, LLC
10875 Grandview St #2200
Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 549-4322
http://www.overlandparkacupuncturist.com

Written by Valerie

January 9th, 2018 at 6:10 pm

Chua Ka Self Massage To Heal Deep-Seated Tension And Stress In The Mind And Body

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Do it yourself massage, a splendid way to feel good without having to pay for a massage! Sure, it’s not exactly the same and it may not even feel as good. But, it sure does benefit your whole being and gives you the power to heal yourself.

The value of self-massage was acknowledged by the ancient Mongolian warriors who, before setting off to battle, gave themselves a form of deep tissue massage called Chua Ka. According to them, life experiences generate a web of muscle pain and tension that are recollected as fears in the body. For them, life itself is so arduous that it forces the body to retain fears, injuries, and stresses learned from those trauma and wounds within muscular tissue. Because it is important for them to fight or go into battle without fear, they believed that deep massage was a good way to liberate those deeply rooted fears within their body and psyche.

The healing power of Chua Ka allows for the release of both mental tension and physical tension in a person. During the peak of Mongolian empire, which was by far even more vast than the empire of Alexander the Great, warriors would utilize stones and sticks to burrow slowly deep into the body. They did this because they believed that it brings the mind and body into a condition of intensified awareness and sensitivity and it provides them with additional benefits that can be crucial for victory when heading off to battle.

There is a lot to say about the benefits of massaging yourself. You don’t need to know how the Mongolians were able to discover and develop Chua Ka and how they came to the realization that massage can help prepare them for war in order to gain the benefits of self-massage. In our modern age, people get massage for various reasons. Numerous studies have revealed that massage definitely helps detoxify the body, increases circulation, allays stress, promotes relaxation, produces long-term health benefits, and last but not least, is easily accessible and very affordable, more so if you do it on yourself.

For the incredibly successful and strong ancient Mongolian warriors, stones and sticks were perfect tools that honed and turned their bodies into efficient killing machines. Today, very few people realize that there are a few common household items that may be used to relieve mental and muscular tension.

If you have ache or pain in your forearm due to typing too much, you may utilize the ends of a rolling pin or even a drum stick in order to apply pressure to relieve the part of the body where discomfort or pain is felt.

Speaking of rolling pins, you can read a helpful article in the Elephant Journal that explains how rolling a foam pillow over your body can help alleviate over-used and sore muscles.

Are you experiencing knots or pain in your back? Relieve it by simply lying on the floor and placing a tennis ball along the problematic part of your spine. To either lessen or add pressure on your back to relieve muscle ache or pain within minutes, you can simply use your own body weight and slowly move your body.

I would be remiss if I failed to mention yoga when writing about self-massage. The reason yoga is one of the most practiced activity in the world is because it is one of the best forms of self-massage ever.

The warriors of ancient Mongolia knew that the mind and body were closely connected and it was necessary to take care of the body not just for mental health but also for their very own survival. The warriors of today realize that self-massage is a great way to take care of the body, which can help them flourish in other areas of their lives.

 

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

Written by Valerie

January 9th, 2018 at 5:33 pm

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The Four Categories Of Chinese Nutritional Therapy

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Chinese nutritional therapy in Austin is an ancient system of healing. As far back as 200 BC in China, during the Han Dynasty, medical documents reveal that this system was used to maintain health and cure chronic illnesses. It was continuously used through the succeeding dynasties and it eventually evolved into a practical and distinct nutritional science. Chinese nutritional therapy is not merely a simple combination of traditional medicine and food; it is also a unique culinary art composed of medicinal ingredients and food based on the principles of Chinese medicine.

Aside from being a means of health-preservation among the people of China, Chinese nutritional therapy also spread abroad and was used by more millions of people, especially in Southeast Asia. Due to people who desire to learn more about alternative medicine interest, the popularity of Chinese nutritional therapy has been growing by the day so much so that regular conventions have been held to promote this form of healing science.

There are a variety of foods used in several different ways for fostering well-being and health. According to online health websites, there are over 600 different kinds of foods ranging from marine products, meats, vegetables, fruits, and cereals. A lot of these are unknown to foreigners who may be hesitant to try them; all these foods, however, are quite effective and valuable in the realm of food therapy. Various types of ingredients are used to strengthen the effects and enhance the appeal of the cuisine. Honey, vinegar, salt, oil, sugar, and wine, as well as peanuts, orange, mandarin, almonds and other commonly available items are all used in the cooking process.

Based on its specific functions, Chinese nutritional therapy is divided into four categories: therapeutic cuisine, healing cuisine, prevention cuisine, and health maintenance cuisine.

Therapeutic Cuisine: This therapy targets the specific condition. Tuckahoe with carp soup can strengthen the blood plasma albumen to help treat swelling while fried potatoes with vinegar can prevent restrain hypertension and adjust the organ.

Healing Cuisine: This type of food therapy is used for rehabilitation after severe illness. Angelica in braised mutton or rose in broiled sheep’s heart can help rebuild a healthy constitution.

Prevention Cuisine: Establishes resistance to certain ailments. Pears, chestnuts, yams, and lotus seeds can, in winter, help strengthen one’s resistance to cold and in autumn, aid in the prevention of dryness. In summer mung bean soup can be beneficial in the prevention of heat strokes.

Health Maintenance Cuisine: This applies to reinforcement of necessary nutritional food in order to preserve organic health. Almonds and pumpkin soup can be a delicious way to lose weight; ginseng congee can strengthen the body; and carp and soup of angelica can enhance beauty.

Written by Valerie

January 2nd, 2018 at 5:29 am

What’s The Daily Recommended Daily Dosage Of Resveratrol?

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If you’re in the hunt for a prescribed dosage of Resveratrol for a specific health condition, you may ask a practitioner of Chinese herbal or traditional Japanese medicine about the proper dosage of Japanese knotweed. Normally, however, they would just advise you to use the plant as a laxative, to restore regularity or to alleviate constipation.

Japanese knotweed is the source for a lot of dietary supplements and is the most concentrated source of resveratrol among all plants and herbs. You can also find it in peanuts and grape skins. This supplement only appeared on health stores after news reports revealed that it was “the” ingredient in red wine that accounted for the beverage’s health benefits.

After a while, conflicting studies concluded that the concentration was too low and they proclaimed that it could not account for the benefits. This was never reported by the corporate media. Vineyards wanted to have red wine classified as “health food” when the studies about it were released. People seeking ways to improve their health, were prone to follow the hoopla and raise the demand for supplements, beverages, and foods. In 2006, that’s what happened with resveratrol supplements.

Despite the proliferation of different resveratrol supplements in the market, a daily recommended resveratrol dosage has yet to be established. If you are looking for this type of dietary supplement, you obviously are interested with its preventative and/or protective benefits, such as those that help prevent cancer or relate to the health of heart. However, you need to know that if you highly exceed the amount that is found in nature, there could be a problem.

There is just a mere 12.5 mg of resveratrol contained in a liter of red wine with the highest concentration. The root of dried Japanese knotweed may contain as much as .187mg/gram or 187mg/kg. So, if your practitioner prescribed 24 grams to alleviate severe constipation, you probably would only receive about 4.49 mg of the compound.

If a company that produces supplements itemizes a recommended dosage of resveratrol at 200mg or higher, taking it may result in diarrhea, that is turn may lead to dehydration. If you take supplements with higher dosages, which are found in some of the supplements on the market, all the benefits of this powerful antioxidant are invalidated, because it becomes a pro-oxidant, meaning that turns into something like a free radical, which is what antioxidants typically eliminate.

Unfortunately, the internet is full of false information about resveratrol. This ingredient provides long-term health benefits of cardiovascular health and reduced risk of cancer risk, and a 20 to 50 mg dosage a day is good enough.

According to naturopaths and alternative medicine practitioners in Vancouver, the recommended dosage of resveratrol can be combined with other essential nutrients and beneficial extracts that can help you feel better and perhaps, live longer.

Written by Valerie

January 2nd, 2018 at 12:47 am