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Tai Chi Promotes Both Physical And Mental Well-Being

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An extremely old type of martial arts, Tai Chi centers on the internal energy of the body known in Chinese as “chi”. Tai Chi is designed to promote both physical and mental well-being by integrating the spirit, body, and mind and increase the flow of chi.

Tai Chi is more than just a string of motions it also entails the use of deep breathing and meditation, which are especially useful for lowering anxiety and stress. People who practice Tai Chi on a daily or regular basis have experienced an improved sense of well being due to the practice’s meditative and calming features. Because of the characteristics of the motions/movements, Tai Chi also benefits the whole body by improving flexibility and balance and increasing the strength of the muscles. Several doctors advise their patients to take up Tai Chi as an adjunctive form of therapy especially the one’s suffering from high blood pressure, circulatory problems, arthritis, and severe stress.

It’s much better to learn Tai Chi from an experienced practitioner or instructor rather from a book. If there is no instructor or practitioner teaching Tai Chi near you, then the next best thing is learning how to practice from a Tai Chi video. However, videos and books are best used as auxiliary sources of information to add what you have learned in a Tai Chi class.

Tai Chi requires that you keep your breath, mind, and body together whilst moving in an effortless, rhythmical, and continuous flow. You’ll learn how to relax the body and mind with regular practice, totally clearing out any feelings of tension and stress you have in your mind and body.

Orlando Holistic Acupuncture, LLC
2221 Lee Rd #16
Winter Park, FL 32789
(407) 683-3995
https://www.bestorlandoacu.com

Written by Valerie

September 25th, 2018 at 2:17 pm

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Different Forms Of Asian Bodywork Therapy

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Most people are unaware of the benefits that a practitioner of Oriental Medicine in Jacksonville or Asian bodywork can offer. If you’re unsure of the different styles of Asian bodywork or are unsure of where to begin, you have not yet tried this type of therapy.

When talking about Asian bodywork, one of the first things that come to mind is that Asian people are the only one’s offering these techniques. Asian bodywork is actually practiced and performed by every ethnicity these days. Those healers have gone through rigorous training and certification and are practicing these techniques in several rural areas, suburbs, and even in homes. Simply ask for your therapist’s credentials if you’re not sure about them. Elite practitioners and therapists of Asian bodywork have certification provided by the AOBTA or the American Organization for Bodywork Therapies of Asia.

Asian style therapists utilize several different modalities including Swedish massage and other traditional techniques. In their massage, several Western approaches do not avail of the use of ‘energy’ primarily because it can be difficult to think about it since they actually cannot be seen. However, most of us are familiar about the central nervous system. In Asian style bodywork, the therapist is performing the massage in such a way that restores balance to the person making him not too drowsy after a massage session, even in Swedish massage.

Asian bodywork therapists also use various unique modalities. According to ancient documents, the Chinese have been using massage for thousands of years ago, before anyone else. This implies that ALL forms of massages originated in China in one way or another. Tui Na is the number one type of massage practiced in China today. It is a medical version of massage with less ‘fluff’ and more therapeutic value and is also used to provide orthopedic massage, and physical therapy and for treatment of sports injuries and ailments. It uses a unique set of hand techniques that’s way beyond strokes and entails very little disrobing and little-to-no oils. Tui Na uses deep tissue techniques, sports therapies, traction, stretching, and acupressure.

Acupressure is basically massaging the acupoints of the body. It is very similar to Shiatsu, but traditionally is performed on the floor.

Reflexology utilizes various parts of the body including the ear, hand, and foot to address those ‘reflex zones’ that will lead to the treatment of the entire body. Foot reflexology is the most popular type of reflexology. Most foot reflexology treatments are done by a skilled therapist who took a single class on the subject and performs a simple foot rub on the client. Real foot reflexology does not use foot baths, crèmes, or lotions. Instead it uses very special finger and thumb techniques to work the foot in a very specific way and direction. Talk to your therapist if you plan to get a real foot reflexology therapy.

I urge you to look for an Asian bodywork therapist in your area and ask for a consultation or try one of their special treatments. Other healing therapies include Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Lomi Lomi, and more.

Written by Valerie

September 25th, 2018 at 2:14 pm

Integrating Western Medicine And Eastern Medicine Is The Best Approach To Healing

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TCM or Traditional Chinese Medicine in Vancouver, which includes herbology, Chinese physical therapy (Tui Na), and acupuncture have been practiced for thousands of years to help heal the human body. Unfortunately, it tends to be sidelined because it is not commercialized and most people are unfamiliar to it. This article will strive to let you know more a little about this ancient healing system.

Origins

The aforementioned components of TCM do not heal the body per se but instead aids in healing. We say this because these components set off the self-healing processes of the body. The remedies found in herbology, acupuncture, and Tui na balance the body which promotes healing. They do not address the symptoms of a disease. They actually treat its underlying cause.

In TCM, there exists and energy within the human body called Chi or Qi. But the theory of a universal flow of energy is really not novel. Physicists in the West have come to the conclusion that all matter is energy and all energy is matter. Chi circulates inside the body, and the body is in balance when Chi flows smoothly. We become ill when the Chi slows down or speeds up due to a blockage or other factors that tend to affect its flow. Think of it this way…

Chi can be thought of as a free-flowing river, the current keeps the water clean and well-oxygenated while the rocks help filter the water. Imagine now that a tree branch or trunk has fallen into the river and creates an obstruction like a partial dam. Water builds up in an area, and the flow begins to slow down. The stagnating waters cause algae to grow in the water and on the rocks. Detritus and debris get snared in the dammed up part of the river resulting in bacterial growth that eventually flows downriver.

External

The underlying cause of your pain can be sometimes a chronic physical condition or an injury. Tui Na herbology, and acupuncture are as equally effective in resolving orthopedic trauma as Western medicine. Many kung fu practitioners and athletes swear by these healing modalities.

Injuries can be due to stagnation and blockages, especially with regards to circulation. We could use an herbal ointment to heal a sprained ankle. The ointment contains herbs that have their own unique healing properties. It may contain for instance, turmeric that can help treat inflammation and boost circulation. Less inflammation means less pain. Thus, turmeric can be often found many ointments to relieve pain.

Tui Na practically is therapeutic massage. This type of treatment also helps restore balance in the body by encouraging the flow of chi through the energy channels or meridians (where chi flows), muscles, and joints.

Internal

Being examined by a practitioner of TCM is different from the kind of examination one gets from a Western medicine doctor. In TCM examination, unless you’re referring about your pulse (which mirrors circulation), there are no blood tests. Your pulse, symptoms, and appearance (the physical appearance of your skin, tongue, etc.) are the things observed by a practitioner.

Both herbology and acupuncture are used to address stagnation and chi blockages that can be the underlying reason for any number of pain or ailments, and can be used together to resolve one or multiple health issues. Acupuncture needles are inserted into the point(s) of obstruction while the herbs are given to encourage the movement of chi and circulation.

Herbs can come in the form of ointment, tea, or pills, and if your TCM practitioner is also an herbalist, he exactly knows how to combine them. There is no Tylenol in a Chinese pharmacy. It only sells herbs – lots of them. Actually the first pharmaceutical drugs used in Western medicine were herbs. Sadly however, especially with regard to “Big Pharma,” it’s apparent that Western medicine seems to be too much concerned with treating symptoms alone and providing people with a temporary fix for their illness.

The Best of Both Worlds

Healing can be maximized by integrating Western medicine and Eastern medicine. Both aspects of these two healing systems should be incorporated to attain balance in our practice. In various instances, a lifetime on medication is not the answer, nor surgery. Combining TCM with the best practices Western science and medicine has to offer (including nutritional therapy) gives you the tools necessary to attain wellness and health.

Written by Valerie

September 25th, 2018 at 1:48 pm

Gua Sha Treats A Wide Range Of Health Issues Including Chronic And Acute Pain

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An ancient form of East Asian healing technique, Gua Sha is used to treat a wide range of health issues including chronic and acute pain. This technique uses a smooth instrument to scrape the skin in order to generate a therapeutic and temporary rash. The rash that develops is believed to relieve pain and other issues associated with stagnation of blood flow or “congestion” of blood.

According to Gua Sha healers, chronic and acute inflammation and pain are due to sluggish movement of vital energy or Chi and blood of a patient. They believe that when the skin in the affected area of the body is scraped, the area develops an elevated rash that treats pain and other symptoms of illnesses by forcing stagnant fluids and blood to move. When the fluids and blood start to move, they transport metabolic waste towards muscles and surface tissues, and boost microcirculation in the site of treatment.

The rashes from the Gua Sha therapy consist of tiny blood extravasations just deep to the skin surface (Sha). In Western medicine, these tiny blood leakages are called “ecchymoses” or “petechiae” and are an apparent sign that static blood has been restored to a healthy flow. The rashes normally clear around two to four days.

Some of the health problems that can be treated with Gua Sha therapy include musculoskeletal problems such as spasm, strain, and fibromyalgia and respiratory conditions such as emphysema, bronchitis, asthma, and the common cold. In the management of pain, Gua Sha is known to alleviate chronic and acute pain that may be attributed to these and other conditions.

Procedure

During a session of Gua Sha therapy, the practitioner or healer presses or palpates the skin of the patient in order to locate tender knots and points in the substratal musculature. The healer also searches for parts of the body that display delayed capillary refill or blanching. Then based on the findings, the healer lubricates the site of treatment with oil and then using a smooth instrument scrapes the treatment site with broad strokes until the telltale rash develops. Some of the instruments typically used to create the rash include slices of animal horn, coins, or soup spoons; and the treatment sites usually treated are the stomach, chest, limbs, buttocks, shoulders, neck, and back.

The duration and color of the rash is believed to aid the Gua sha healer to diagnose and customize a plan of treatment to specifically address the needs of the patient. For instance, a light-colored Sha can indicate a Chinese medicine diagnosis known as “blood deficiency,” while dark-colored Sha may indicate stagnant blood that has been going on for an extended period of time.

Gua Sha Benefits

A growing body of research provides clinical evidence that acupuncture, cupping, gua sha, massage, and other reflex therapies aid in reducing the symptoms of pain by influencing the function of the spinal cord and pain-sensing neurons called nociceptors. In addition, these comforting social therapies may be good for patients suffering from pain by promoting relaxation.

A controlled clinical randomized open trial revealed that Gua Sha generated positive short-term effects on functional status and pain in patients suffering from chronic pain in the neck. The trial recruited 48 patients who were randomly treated with local thermal heat pads or with Gua Sha therapy. The effects of the treatment were monitored for seven days. Compared to the control group, the group given gua sha therapy experienced significant improvement in the severity of their neck pain. The patients in the gua sha group also experienced reduced scores on the NDI (Neck Disability Index (NDI), relief of pain, and a higher quality of life. The researchers reported that the Gua Sha treatment was apparently well tolerated and totally safe.

In another similar controlled randomized study, the effects of gua sha therapy on the pressure pain thresholds and pain ratings in patients suffering from chronic low back pain and chronic neck pain was measured. It was discovered that the patients treated with Gua Sha therapy reported decreases in these two pain scales.

Risks

Neither the current national standards nor the literature adequately address Gua Sha therapy safety standards. It is widely believed, however, that Gua Sha should not be performed on patients suffering from bleeding disorders or taking blood thinners. Gua Sha should also not be performed in parts of the body where there are open sores burns and other superficial skin lesions, in areas where there is bruising, and in areas such as the spine where there are overlying bony prominences. It should also not be performed on the genitalia.

Results

The response of the patient to Gua Sha therapy guides the healer into creating a customized plan of treatment. The duration and color of the rash, for instance, can provide information that can be used in planning future treatment.

Moreover, the personal experience of the patient may determine whether Gua Sha is a proper treatment for their pain. Those likely to benefit from additional sessions are patients who report relaxation and pain relief.

Blue Mountain Acupuncture
2200 Melrose St Suite 9
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 876-4597
https://www.bluemountainacupuncture.com

Written by Valerie

April 10th, 2018 at 4:50 am

Treatment Of Respiratory Conditions Using Gua Sha Therapy

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One of Chinese medicine’s ancient home remedy for respiratory conditions and other ailments is gua sha therapy. This technique is known as scraping and is starting to find more and more adherents in the West.

As with a lot of alternative therapies, the West has not subjected this therapy to comprehensive scientific studies. The Pain Medicine journal, a few years ago, published the findings of a small study, which showed that when compared to a thermal heating pad, the use of gua sha led to positive short-term results in the treatment of chronic neck pain.

Physical therapists use it to treat foot conditions such as back pain, plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis and other muscle problems in the leg. The therapy in general isn’t actually pleasant for the patient and can be a bit uncomfortable.

To locate part of the body that feel tight, gua sha therapists, like massage therapists, palpate their patients and when they find areas that require treatment, the therapists rub them with a spoon or another scraping tool until they area turns red. Basically, the therapist is scraping the blockages in their skin.

For tight muscles, obviously, the area to scarpe is where those muscles are located. Scraping for other ailments, however, is determined by traditions that target the various organs associated with certain parts of the body. The patient’s back, after the first treatment, appears as though he had fallen off a high diving board backward down to a pool. The skin looks completely red with welts and scrapes showing, particularly in areas where the patient had complained of tingling that he thought was because of poor circulation and muscle stiffness.

The redness fades after a few days.

In Germany, researchers at the teaching hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen formulated a randomized clinical trial that some showed patients with chronic mechanical neck pain being given gua sha therapy while a control group was administered with heating pads to the neck.

The researchers concluded that “compared to the control group the severity of the neck pain of the gua sha group significantly improved after one week compared to the control group. Major therapeutic effects were also discovered for pain at motion and the quality of life of the treatment group significantly improved.

They also noted that “in the long-term management of neck pain and other issues, the efficacy of gua sha needs to be clarified.”

Vancouver Acupuncturists believe that gua sha therapy is a potential treatment for mastitis and neck pain although mastitis (engorgement of the breast) affects people especially some breast-feeding mothers. The therapy also elevates temporary therapeutic petechiae or other few hemorrhages from broken blood vessels. It stimulates the body to produce an immune and anti-inflammatory response.

Gua sha is safe and is a surprisingly painless treatment. It triggers the immune response of the body that in turn, can lead to the treatment of infection or can make the antibiotic more effective.

While gua sha therapy is often taught at Chinese medicine schools, no one needs a certification or license to practice the therapy. The way gua sha is done is simple but unscientific. When a person gets sick, the sickness inside his body can’t get out. The strokes of Gua sha therapy allow the sickness to escape.

Written by Valerie

April 3rd, 2018 at 6:37 am

The Human Meridian System With Its Collaterals And Meridians

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Based on the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), a human being is a small representation of the universe. Through the ceaseless observations of a whole human being and by compiling the findings of these observations, the existence of the human meridian system with its collaterals and channels has been established. The human meridian system is nothing less than an invisible system of interconnected and definite pathways through which energy or qi is moved and transported throughout the body. This system surely cannot be determined by dissecting a cadaver, because the object of study is merely a body of flesh without life. For thousands of years, the concept of the human meridian system has been shown to be accurate in the annals of medical practice. The system of traditional Chinese medical massage, moxibustion, acupuncture, as well as deep-breathing exercises, among others were all designed based on the concept of the human meridian system.

Thousands of years ago, scholars of TCM saw that close relationships between time and man and the seasons and man did indeed exist.

Does anyone know why early in the morning most healthy people rush to the lavatory to pass stool? According to traditional Chinese medicine, the human body has a dozen energy meridians or channels in the meridian system and that each of these meridians has its essential time of the day for passing stool. Around five to seven A.M. is the time in which the movement of the qi or life energy of the body goes into the meridian of the large intestine. This is usually the time most people feel a need to defecate. In a related matter, why do some individuals talk about the need to “adjust the time difference”? The reason for this is the flow of qi through each meridian is tied to the time of the day. An individual feels an instinctive urge to make some adjustment of their daily habits when they arrive at a new place. This is needed for their body to adapt to the changes to the primary time in the movement of qi through each of the meridians.

How are practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine able to evaluate the internal health condition of a patient by merely drawing inference from the patient’s external characteristics?

Let’s take as an example the simple case of evaluating the internal condition of an apple when buying from among a throng of watermelons at a market stall. A stall owner in China often offers gratuitous service to his customers and so he may have selected a good choice for you. Someone who has worked in raising or selling apples all his life knows how to make the best choice by simply banking on his experience. In the same manner, a healing practitioner can visually evaluate the internal condition of a patient by trusting on his personal experience, as well as utilizing his grasp of traditional Chinese medicine, which is fundamental. This is because traditional Chinese medicine is a natural science with an extensive history of development through constant practice and observation.

Ling’s Acupuncture, Inc.
120 Gatlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806-6908
(407) 851-2533
http://www.lingsacupuncture.com

Written by Valerie

April 3rd, 2018 at 4:40 am

How To Select The Best Place To Practice Qi Gong

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In a person’s everyday routine, Qi Gong can be an ideal inclusion due to the various benefits two minute of practice can give. You won’t need to spend a great deal of time, a special place to practice, or fancy equipment for this exercise.

The best place to perform qi gong is outdoors preferably in a place with beautiful natural scenery and lots of fresh air. But it can also be performed indoors or practically anywhere.

There are certain criteria that would make a place suitable or unsuitable for performing qi gong.

The place should be first not too cold or too hot. Wear the right clothing so that your body can adjust to the temperature of your practice area. If the place is cold, you probably need to wear thick clothing. If the place is warm, then wear less clothing. You should never expose your body to any draft, which implies that windy places are off limits for Qi Gong practice. It can also imply that when practicing in warm climates, you shouldn’t expose your body to the wind or exercise without a shirt.

Next, the place should be flowing with lots of fresh air. Practice in nature if your preference is outdoor practice. This means avoiding near traffic or places of industry. If you’re performing qi gong indoors, the windows in your room should be open so that air can circulate although be careful being exposed to a draft. While not preferred, you can still do qi gong in the city only when it’s done indoors or in parks.

Lastly, since Qi Gong requires concentration, it’s recommended that you practice in a place where you wouldn’t be disturbed. If you’re practicing indoors, you may want to inform people not to disturb you while you exercise, practice in a vacant room that has no people going in and out, and turn off the phone while you exercise. If you are performing qi gong outdoors, select a place where people won’t disturb you while you’re practicing.

Through these basic instructions, you’ll be able to find a lot of areas where practicing Qi Gong can be suitable.

Dr. Hailing Fu is a doctor or Oriental medicine and the founder of Ling’s Acupuncture, Inc., in Orlando, FL. She has also served as professor and clinic director at the Florida College of Integrative Medicine in Central Florida.

Written by Valerie

March 27th, 2018 at 3:07 am

The Benefits Of Triple Cosmic Breathing

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A lot of religious dogmas (Buddhist, Taoist, and Hindu traditions), often have unique breathing techniques included in their teachings; they are designed to balance the essential nature of the practitioners. These breathing methods are also used by martial artists to help them perform extraordinary athletic feats. Fortunately, anyone can utilize them even if you’re not a martial artist or an athlete. Every aspect of your life can be uplifted when you concentrate on your breathing.

When performing breathing techniques, do them without halting between breaths. It will help your qi flow smoothly and not stagnate. Move your breath continuously. When you breathe in this manner, you can establish a connection with the universal qi or life energy. This is known as “connected breathing” and it not only provides you with benefits but also shows you how it is performed without breaks. It is essentially “yoga come” or “Union.”

Performing this form of breathing can unite your respiration (exhale and inhale) in one uninterrupted and smooth stream. This form does not rely on any special equipment and requires no specific time to perform it. Anyone can practice it anywhere. You can do it while reclining in your sofa chair while watching TV. All you need to do is breathe. Visualize as you feel the body then see yourself as pure energy. You can achieve this visualization when you shift your awareness. Your imagination is also composed of pure energy. You can proceed to the domain of energy when you mix your imagination with everything.

A more superior form of connected breathing known as microcosmic breathing can balance you, clear your mind, heal, and energize you. It fosters spiritual cultivation, strength, and longevity. It is powerful yet simple. Yet, it’s so simple that one can practice it while they’re reading this article.

Despite its simplicity, microcosmic breathing can provide outstanding benefits for those who practice it. To perform it, inhale deeply as you visualize inhaling beginning from the base of your vertebrae then upwards to your back “filling” yourself with air while you visualize your breath going to the uppermost part of the head. Then exhale, reversing this path; first, begin your exhale and sense it going downward from the uppermost part of the head, downward to the your body’s front, and going down towards the base of the vertebrae. As you inhale and exhale, steer the breath in a similar circuitous path: inhale from the base of your vertebrae to the uppermost part of the head. Then, exhale from the uppermost part of the head to the base of your vertebrae. You can also imagine a rotating sphere of energy, if you like.

Repeatedly perform several microcosmic breaths as you can. You can either keep on performing these breathes for about ten minutes or count to a hundred breaths and see if you feel much better you after you’ve reached a hundred. Again, breathe in and transport your energy towards your back, and when you breathe out, you bring the breathing down the front. While breathing out you could sense the energy rolling in your lower stomach, which is an important nexus of energy in your body.

Another type of breathing technique is macrocosmic breathing, which a more advanced form of breathing than microcosmic breathing. In macrocosmic breathing, you can fully exploit the life-affirming power, magnetic, and transformative power of the earth.

When performing this technique, inhale deeply and feel it emanating from the core of the earth. Haul the energy towards soles of your feet, and up the front of your legs, the base of your vertebrae, your back, then up to the uppermost part of the head. Then from the uppermost part of the head, exhale, downward to the front of your body, towards the base of your vertebrae. Then feel the breathe going down the back of the legs and all the way down the soles of your feet. Then, thrust your breathe into the core of the earth and feel it traveling back there. When you breathe out, release any bad feelings that might be disturbing you and allow them to be swallowed by the earth, which has the power to renew, re-empower, and regenerate. The earth can easily to take in any type of negative energy in your whole body, transforming it and then sending it back to you as positive energy. The only thing you need to do to confirm this is to observe in nature how the flowers grow in springtime.

For added visualization, when your breath reaches the uppermost part of the head, imagine that sunlight is shining down on you. As you exhale, sense the sun’s warmth filling your entire body. If a part of your body has any kind of health issue, send that problem down to the earth using the soles of your feet while at the same time imagine the problem area being filled with the sun’s healing warmth.

Macrocosmic breathing combined with visualization can be a powerful way to heal your body. Imagine filling your body with energy as you inhale and exhale. Imagine doing the things you like to do and the person you wish to become. Be joyful about a goal that you want to achieve in life, and visualize yourself having accomplished it. Feel the release of endorphins in your bloodstream and the elation of experiencing this realization. Make it a habit of bringing yourself to this kind of rapture and observe the changes that are happening to you.

There is one more form of breath that you’re now ready to perform along with the aforementioned macrocosmic and microcosmic breath. Begin by performing the macrocosmic breath. As you inhale, feel yourself transforming into a giant getting bigger and expanding and developing wings that spread out as you keep on growing. You expand to such a size that you are even bigger than the universe itself. As you exhale, your wings close and you gather all the energy of the universe now churning within your stomach, two inches beneath your umbilicus, at the center point. Sense this lively energy building up as you exhale. As you further breathe out, push your stomach out with energy, instead of allowing your stomach to contract. This technique is known as “reverse breathing,” and it endows you with even more supercharged power.

These different breathing methods lead up to a thing known as triple cosmic breathing. This will open your higher brain centers, balance all energy meridians, and stimulate your chakras and DNA. In triple cosmic breathing microcosmic breath is first performed then followed by macrocosmic breath.

Acidosis which is the buildup of acid in the body leads to aging and eventually death. When waste accumulates in your body, it can also lead to acidosis. Triple cosmic breathing can help eliminate alkaline bodily fluids and waste material in your body thus improving your health. In fact, Dr. Alexis Carrell, a Nobel Prize winner said, “The fluid in which the cell floats degenerates, the cell itself, however, is immortal.” He validated this point by keeping a chicken’s heart alive for 28 years just by replacing the fluid it was immersed in regularly. Only when the doctor suppermost partped replacing the fluid did the heart suppermost part beating and die.

We all must have heard of people dying from heart attacks during or after exercising. Therefore, it is a good idea to do deep breathing instead of exercising. It actually gets your body into shape better than exercising. This point is affirmed by Martin ‘Farmer’ Burns, World Wrestling champion for three years. According to him, just by deep breathing, many sick people got well and many weak people got strong. So, if you don’t want acidosis wearing out your body, try deep breathing instead. Let the other athletes exercise and deal with acidosis. Also, if you perform triple cosmic breathing, you can look and feel young again.

You can you can draw out energy force from your body in the microcosmic breath, draw out energy from the sun and the earth in the macrocosmic breath, and stretch your energy all the way and even beyond the universe and the original cosmic breath this way.

By regularly practicing this, you’ll become so filled with energy that you won’t worry about sleep since you won’t need it like you used to. Set aside a few moments each day for yourself in order to achieve what you truly desire in your life. If you want, you can perform the triple cosmic breathing in the morning, sometime during the day, and then perform once more at night. Your whole being will benefit from it. It will make you feel fully energized and make you live an energized and peaceful life. It will fill your life with ecstasy, refresh and renew you, and keep you revitalized and full of life.

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

Written by Valerie

March 27th, 2018 at 3:07 am

Acupressure Relieves Headaches And Migraines And Eliminate Stress

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Have you ever experienced a headache or migraine that has dramatically dissipated minutes after someone applied pressure on different parts of your hand? This kind of therapy actually has been practiced in Asia for thousands of years and it is called acupressure.

Very much the same as acupuncture, acupressure is only different to its counterpart in how it is done. Acupuncture uses needles stuck into specific pressure points on the body to activate the pressure point system of the body to boost the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body in order to treat illnesses and relieve pain. Acupressure, on the other hand, uses pressure of the hands. This manual pressure is applied into specific pressure points on the body to alleviate body and head pain like headaches and migraines and eliminate stress.

One practical form of acupressure you can perform on yourself and others is done using a mat called Nayoya Acupuncture mat. Historically, this mat has a tradition similar to deep tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, and traditional acupuncture in Jacksonville, all techniques designed to eliminate stress in the body.

These healing procedures are based on the concept of chi which is the vital energy flowing throughout the body. In Chinese medicine, when the flow of chi is blocked by stress and other negative factors, physical and emotional illness develops. When important acupressure points on the feet, back, hands, and other parts of the body are rubbed or massaged, chi flow is rechanneled and restored which triggers the natural healing processes of the body.

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March 20th, 2018 at 4:38 am

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Chinese Acupressure Exercise Techniques To Relieve Eye Strain And Improve The Health Of Your Eyes

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The use of digital devices and personal computers are at an all-time high, hence, it is vital that we should do things that can help alleviate eye strain caused by excessive close up work. One specific component of eye exercises are Chinese acupressure exercises in Bellingham which aim to resolve the issue of eye strain.

What are Chinese Acupressure exercises?

Chinese Acupressure exercises are ancient healing practices that began 5,000 years ago. It is a technique that follows the theory of the existence of energy channels called meridians in the body that are tied in certain ways to organs in the body. The massage techniques in acupressure stimulate the pressure points on the skin and the meridians increasing blood and energy flow to the respective organs thereby enhancing health. Some of these pressure points are found on the face, feet, and hands. Aside from the massage techniques, a set of eye exercises are also performed that can be very helpful to alleviate tension and stress in the eyes and to boost the health of the eyes.

Several researches have shown the efficacy of acupressure. One study conducted in 2003, revealed that acupressure methods performed on the ears helped reduce anxiety in adult patients while they were being transported to the hospital by an ambulance. Other studies have proven the effectiveness of acupressure in other types of health issues.

Below is a sample of how one can administer Chinese acupressure eye exercise techniques properly:

To administer massage therapy around the bony sockets of the eyes, start by using the middle fingers of both your hands massaging the sockets in an outward motion. Next, using both middle fingers, move upwards and then move downwards to the bridge of your nose. Repeat this procedure ten times.

With the use of both middle fingers, perform an up and down massage with your fingers to the hollow area of both your temples. Repeat the procedure ten times.

The last exercise entails massaging in an up and down motion the bones behind your earlobes. Perform this procedure ten times.

There are several benefits you can derive from getting these acupressure techniques: a few of these benefits include energizing your visual system and the increase of flow of blood to the vessels of the eyes both of which improve the health of your eyes.

If you are in urgent need of relieving strain and tension in your eyes, this Chinese acupressure eye exercise technique can be very helpful for you. They enhance the flow of blood to the blood vessels of the eyes and transport oxygen and energy to the visual system. This eventually results in the treatment of eye strain, vastly improved eyesight, and a substantial decrease of stress in the visual system.

Written by Valerie

March 20th, 2018 at 4:29 am

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