Can Qi Gong Cure Cancer?

When I was invited to speak at the Annual Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) Conference I was more than happy to share all I could with the group about
Medical Qi Gong and how it can play an important into a patents recovery.

Insulin Potentiation Therapy (IPT) is a new approach to treating cancer that involves no new drug products. The therapy uses insulin, and takes advantage of the powerful, cell-killing effects of regular chemotherapy drugs, used in very low doses.

Today a well-informed physician has to know a holistic platform of integrated healing modalities to support the body and the immune system plus Spirituality; Mind / Body; Immunity; Nutrition; Detox; Lifestyle; and Exercise. A totally integrated program is a must, as cancer and chronic disease treatment is most effective when it focuses on strengthening and growing good cells rather than just killing bad ones.

The conference was a unique opportunity to learn the best therapies, techniques and approaches that Integrative Cancer Care has to offer.

When I treat a patient no matter whether they are looking for anti-aging treatments, recovering from a disease like cancer or any degenerative disease, I always work to balance the internal terrain.

If you had a garden in your backyard and the soil was very acid and had very little vitamins or minerals (clay and sand) in it, you would not expect to get much of a harvest.

You could still grow something, but the plants would grow poorly and as far as getting any healthy fruits or vegetables your chances would be slim.

On the other hand, if your garden soil was alkaline had proper vitamins, minerals, air and water- your chances of getting a Bumper Harvest would be great.

I have been growing organic gardens for years. The key is the soil. Of course it needs air, water, and sunlight, but if the soil is in bad shape. You will get bugs, weeds and insignificant unhealthy plants. The soil is of utmost importance. In the human body it's the same your biological. Terrain is the key to being healthy and staying healthy.

If you are still eating the junk food diet that you ate in high school and collage it's time to open your eyes. You are poisoning your garden. We need good healthy food to stay healthy.

Make food your medicine and you will have a better shot at staying healthy. Get clean air and water into your body and your health garden will grow. If you have a poor internal terrain (Bad soil) your health will reflect it.

Balance the terrain and the body will go towards health.

At the conference I was asked to share my knowledge of Energy medicine, Medical Qi Gong and Chinese internal exercises and acupuncture as well as the importance of a proper internal terrain balancing the Ph.

The doctors who attended the top doctors in alternative oncology, MD's, DO, Naturopath Doctors, Doctors of Oriental Medicine and a few members of the general public, everyone there knew the importance of exploring and using all the healing modalities when necessary to cure and balance a patients body, mind and spirit.

I Wish you the Best in Your Health, Wealth and happiness

Dr. Wu Dhi

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Getting Rid Of Backache During Pregnancy Once And For All

Back pain, along with sciatica, rib pain or pelvic pain, is quite often seen as 'part of the parcel' in pregnancy. Due to hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, ligaments are getting softer which can put a strain on the joints of your lower back. The expanding uterus also moves your center of gravity and accentuates the arching of your back.

All this explains why as many as three-quarter of women experience lower back pain at some stage in their pregnancy.

However, while this is a minor inconvenience for some women, for others it means a complete disruption to their life as they are struggling to walk, go up the stairs or have a much disturbed sleep.

NICE (The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) is already advising GPs to offer a course of 10 sessions of acupuncture as a first line treatment for persistent, non-specific low back pain.

And research is now showing that acupuncture is also beneficial for back pain during pregnancy. A Brazilian study (2004) showed that 'acupuncture appears to alleviate low back and pelvic pain during pregnancy, as well as to increase the capacity for some physical activities and to diminish the need for drugs, which is a great advantage during this period.'

6 Things you can do to tie back pain:

  1. Have some acupuncture. Pregnant women seem to be reacting even better to acupuncture and near women I have treated for lower back pain during pregnancy have reported some improvements right from the first treatment.
  2. Take special care of your back. Do not bend to pick up something. This includes being careful of any twisting movement, for example when helping a young child in and out of his car seat or avoiding carrying your 3 years old up the stairs
  3. Wear flat shoes. That seems to go without saying but good shoes can make all the difference.
  4. REST. A lot of women will find that their backache is getting worse as the day goes on, after a walk, doing too much or more than usual. Rest is cruel to recovery.
  5. Keep warm. In winter in particular, be sure that whatever you are doing, your lower back stays covered and protected. Do not stand in wet swimming costume either.
  6. Try a massage but be sure that the person has been specifically trained in massage during pregnancy.

Finally, if you are thinking of using acupuncture during your pregnancy, remember that acupuncture is a very safe therapy, with few side effects. It is really worth considering treatment as soon as the pain starts rather than when it has become unbearable as it is much easier to fix. A few follow ups treatments afterwards will then keep the pain at bay.

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Migraines

1. CAUSE

Researchers do not know what really causes migraines even though we do know that it involves changes in the blood flow in the brain. There also seem to be some sort of genetic component involved too as more than half of the people suffering from migraines also have a family member who is a sufferer.

2. ACUPUNCTURE WORKS

Research shows that acupuncture is effective at treating migraines. A new research shows that acupuncture is efficient at reducing pain due to migraines. Research also shows that acupuncture is better than drugs and that it has some long lasting effects (maintained improvement over a 3 years period).

Since September 2012, NICE (National Institute For Clinical Excellence) is now advising patients to get acupuncture to help and stop their migraines. Usually the advice is to start with 10 treatments to see how the body reacts. It is then usually possible to space them out until only 'maintenance' treatments are carried on, if the patient wants to do so.

3. DIET

Diet has an important factor to play. Alcohol and coffee can both trigger migraines and so are strong spicy foods. But trigger foods can be different from one person to the other and you really need to check if any other foods such as cheese, chocolate or some fruits such as citrus fruits are also a trigger.

4. STRESS

Reduce Stress in your life. Granted, this is not as easy as it looks but finding some time during the day, every day, to do an activity you enjoy is a very good start. And if you are happy with that, you can also try yoga, TaiChi or mediation to release all the stress accumulated during the day. The main thing is to ensure that once a day you do plan for a bit of 'me time' in a relaxing environment.

5. EXERCISE

Exercise helps releasing stress which can be a strong contributor to migraines (and headaches in general). Moderate exercise routine is usually enough.

6. SLEEP

Sleep and good quality sleep is essential. Be careful to go to bed early enough (10.00pm is a good time) and avoid going to bed after midnight.

Migraines can be particularly painful and can render a patient unable to participate in daily activities or go to school or work. Acupuncture can offer powerful relief with very few side effects.

Acupuncture treatments are customized to each patient's needs by working with the patient to determine their headache profile, migraine triggers, optimal diet and the most effective treatment approach.

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The Secret Of Peaceful Sleep

According to NHS Choices, insomnia is the 'difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning, even though you've had enough opportunity to sleep.'

As much as 1 in 3 people in the UK have suffered from insomnia within the last 12 months. Common signs and symptoms of insomnia are:

  1. difficulty falling asleep
  2. waking up during the night
  3. waking up early in the morning
  4. feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to function during the day

Insomnia can be very debilitating and have some effects in all areas of life, such as work and relationship, as the tiredness get deeper …

6 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO IMPROVE YOUR SLEEP

1. Consider Acupuncture:

Acupuncture is generally a very relaxing therapy and will help you manage the stress of daily life so it does not mess up with your sleep. Its other strength is that it will help treat the root cause of your problems rather than just knocking you out for the night.

Recent research has shown that acupuncture is efficient in treating insomnia and is superior to Trazodone with milder adverse reactions. Similar results were found in another randomized controlled trial and in a systematic review.

2. Have a nice routine before going to bed:

Try and go to bed at about the same time every night, well before midnight to encourage a good quality sleep. Ensure that the environment you sleep in is conductive to sleep. No light, electronic devices or TV on standby, no mobile phone next to your bed.

On the other side, reading a book, having a relaxing bath can encourage sleep.

3. Avoid stimulants:

Some foods such as coffee, tea or chocolate can stops you from falling asleep. Alcohol can also disturb your sleep so a glass of wine to help you relax might not be the solution to your problem.

Be aware that exercise and watching TV can also act as a stimulant.

Eating late at night can keep you awake. It is better to avoid food after 7.00pm.

4. Have a look at your diet:

Nutrition is very important but just avoiding stimulants such as coffee might not be enough. Some foods can increase irritability and make us more sensitive to stress. This includes coffee but it might be that hot spicy foods are not suitable for you either. Sometimes, the reason for the insomnia is just plain tiredness. It is really the 'too tired to get sleep' situation. In that case, a nourishing diet will help you recover your energy and resolve your sleep issue at the same time.

Because this is such a personal thing, it is best to ask for some advice from a professional. Your acupuncturist will be able to offer you some guidance as to which diet would be more suitable for you.

5. Ensure your either too hot nor too cold:

Feeling cold or being too hot can both prevent you from falling asleep or can wake you up at night. Ensure that the temperature on your room is suitable and that you have sufficient covers.

Be careful when you take a shower / bath in the evening that you do not feel either too hot or too cold after it.

6. Learn to relax

Exercise during the day (but not in the evening just before going to bed!) Is a really good way to keep in shape and reduce stress levels.

You can also try yoga or TaiChi for a gentle exercise that will help you relax at the same time. Massage can also be really good. And some techniques such as meditation or visualization at bed time also work well.

As a general rule, if you have been suffering from insomnia for a while and no self-help techniques is helping you, it is best to go and see your GP to check that there is no underlying medical condition at the root of your problem. Also remember that some medications, such as HRT, medication for high blood pressure or antidepressants, can cause insomnia so it might be worth checking those too.

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Treating Addictions With Acupuncture

Addiction has become one of the major problems of society nowdays. Addiction actually takes many forms, from mere addiction to chocolates to substance addiction, and in any way, it can negatively affect the overall health and balance of a person.

Defining Addiction

Addiction usually results from long term and excessive consumption of what the person considers to be pleasurable substances and / or engagement in activities which affect the overall functioning of an individual. According to a medical dictionary, addiction refers to the physiological or psychological dependence on certain practices or substances that has gone beyond one's control. Some people would consider that addiction occurs when the substance or activity controls the person and not the other way around.

Addiction is classified into two types depending on the item which is being added to. It can either be substance addition or behavioral addiction. While substance addition refers to addiction towards harmful substances like cocaine, nicotine and alcohol, behavioral addiction meanwhile refer to extreme obsession towards engaging in activities like gambling, internet browsing, exercise to the extreme and sex.

At some point in time, users may not be aware that their behaviors are getting out of control and it already causes problems to other people. Aside from their inability to control their consumption or usage of certain substances, and incapacity to control themselves from engaging in certain activities, addicts have become so highly dependent on these substances to cope with their daily lives. When a person is addicted to a certain substance, they continue using it regardless of its adverse impacts on themselves and others around them.

According to research, frequent use of certain substances or undertaking certain substances provides pleasure to the brain. As time passes by, the user realizes that the higher dose he takes, the greater pleasure he derives. Consequently, his tolerance with the substance increases also. According to experts, the higher the tolerance level is, the higher is the risk for addiction. In the long run, the user no longer finds pleasure in taking substances. More often than not, users are taking substances to prevent suffering from its withdrawal symptoms. Intake of substances can help them feel normal.

To treat addiction, the user must first acknowledge that he is actually suffering from addiction. Treatment normally involves joining in self-help groups, counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and psychotherapy. Through time, acupuncture has emerged to be one of the most effective complementary treatments for addiction.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Explains Addiction

Acupuncture is an ancient form of medicine, whereby the insertion of special needles into the acupuncture points of the body, which lie along the meridians (pathways of energy) is considered to adjust the energy or qi of the body. Stimulating the flow of energy or qi alters many aspects of physical and mental functioning. In fact, it helps in promoting a natural process of detoxifying from substance abuse and addiction.

Those who practice and believe in the system of traditional Chinese medicine have different explanations with regards to the occurrence of addiction. The explanation is solely based on the concept of balancing the yin and the yang. Addicts are said to have yin deficiency. This imbalance of energy results to the feelings desperation and emptiness which drive addicts to use, consume and abuse. However, it only results to yin depreciation which leads to further desperation.

Acupuncture Treatments With Addiction

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), which most often uses acupuncture, as well as specific herbs, is believed to be effective in reducing cravings and in promoting calmness and relaxation. Research shows that acupuncture actually helps in alleviating anxiety as well as reducing the frequency of occurrence and intensity of withdrawal symptoms. Whether you are added to your morning coffee or you can not control your use of heroine, acupuncture initiatives effective and natural process of detoxifying your body from substances.

According to research, auricular acupuncture is beneficial in treating various forms of addiction which include alcohol, heroin, morphine, cocaine, crack, methadone, caffeine, coffee, tea and even the use of pain medications such as oxycotin, hydrocodone and vicoden.

The NADA Protocol

According to the NADA Protocol, there are five acupuncture points which can be managed to treat addiction. These are the sympathetic point, kidney point, liver point, lung point and shenmen point.

Stimulating the sympathetic points creates a strong analgesic effect and it helps in restoring the balance of parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system. Stimulating the shenmen points induces a relaxing and calming effect which helps in alleviating nervousness and anxiety that usually come as withdrawal symptoms.

When the liver point is stimulated, it resolves aggression and anger and repairs the liver from alcohol and drug abuse. Aside from accelerating the process of detoxification, the stimulation of the lung point helps in strengthening the immune system which is important when dealing with the withdrawal symptoms. Lastly, stimulating the kidney point is beneficial in restoring the essence and source of energy which is typically damaged during substance abuse. It also increases the willpower to overcome addiction and resolves fear.

Acupuncture is usually preferred by many in dealing with addiction because it does not generally have any side effects. The treatment is normally given until a person becomes clean from their addiction. Once you cease taking substances, you can reduce your acupuncture treatments but experts suggest that you continue taking acupuncture treatments at least once a month to ensure long term recovery. In fact many ex-addicts learn the benefits along the way and enjoy to come for regular treatments, knowing that it helps them feeling of balance and well-being.

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What Is Acupuncture, How Did It Originate And What Does the WHO Have To Say About It?

Acupuncture is considered by many to be an effective, tested and tested healing system which has been used for thousands of years. The various types of acupuncture use needling techniques whereby acupuncture needles are inserted to identified points which can be found all over the body.

These points are considered to have little whirlpools of energy (qi) at them and they are all connected to various body parts and organs via pathways or channels which are called meridians.

The traditional origins of acupuncture lie in the basis that disease is caused by problems with energy (qi) which runs along pathways (meridians) and can be affected positively or negatively by the five elements, yin and yang and other interior and exterior factors.

When the needles are inserted into the correct points, a course of acupuncture can help re-align the qi so it is running effectively for the patient's well being. Acupuncture stimulates the body's own innate healing ability and corrects imbalances.

From the 1970s a medical acupuncture model started to develop which advocates a neurological rather than energy basis for the healing art. Medical acupuncture, which is also called scientific acupuncture, believes that the insertion of the needles in the points stimulate the nerve endings, having a variety of effects.

A Little Acupuncture History
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been used by oriental countries as well as other countries for healing different kinds of illnesses. Thought to have originated in China, acupuncture was documented firstly in the Huang Di Nei Jing-Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, which is considered to be the oldest medical book in the world.

In Europe there has been evidence cited that acupuncture was practiced elsewhere in Eurasia in the time of the Bronze Age. Otzi the Iceman – the 5000+ year old mummified body had fifteen groups of tattoos, some in locations that were considered to be acupuncture points.

During the Age Age earlier forms of acupuncture were practiced in Egypt, India, Sri Lanka, South America, by the Eskimos and also by the North American Indians. There is evidence that in India it was even taught as an Ayurvedic subject.

In the 16th century Portuguese missionaries were thought to amidst the first to re-introduce it to the west. Doctors and missionaries from other countries also played a part in bringing acupuncture to Europe from the 17th century onwards.

Traditional Acupuncture
It is believed that the body contains channels or meridians where pressure points or acupoints are found. Acupuncturists believe that there are around 365 points which lie along these meridians, which stretch from the fingers through the brain. When a meridian is blocked, it produces an imbalance of qi or energy which triggers the onset of a disease.

It works like acupressure, however acupuncture makes use of needles while acupressure involves the application of pressure to the acupoints with the use of the hands, elbows, feet, fingers, palms and devices.

Proponents of this ancient oriental practice believe that illnesses are triggered by a disruption, obstruction or blockage in the natural flow of energy within the body. Acupuncture helps by removing these obstacles and restoring the natural flow of energy or qi along the meridians of the body.

In the TCM concept of disease, disharmony has been caused by a variety of possibilities and through correct and thorough diagnosis the aim is to harmonize the system again.

World Health Organization (WHO) and Acupuncture
Today, even the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the benefits that acupuncture events about. According to WHO, acupuncture is effective in treating a number of illnesses associated with the respiratory, digestive, circulatory and reproductive systems of the body. Acupuncture is also effective in correcting the imbalances in the major organs of the body. Basically, acupuncture helps prevent the onset of diseases, treating minor to life-threatening medical conditions and in promoting the overall health and fitness of an individual.

Typical Acupuncture Course
A course of acupuncture sessions can be composed of varied amount of sessions and each session lasts for 30 – 45 minutes on average. Acupuncturists are required to use sterilized, thin and solid needles that are typically made from stainless steel.

The amount of sessions that will be recommended will depend on the individual's whole body, the disease and a range of other factors, which may include seasonal factors.

No pain should be felt when the needles are inserted but when the needles reach the right depth, a slight prickling sensation may be experienced. Each person is different, as is each manifestation of the disease due to the person's individuality combined with other factors. Generally no pain is felt only small sensations.

This ancient healing practice was endorsed by Sir William Osler, a Canadian physicist who is referred to as the “Father of Modern Medicine” over a century ago.

The National Institute of Health (NIH) writes in their Consensus Statement that “Promoting results have emerged (regarding) efficiency of acupuncture in adult post-operative and chemotherapy nausea andomiting and in post-operative dental pain. , stroke, rehabilitation, headache, menstrual cramps, tennis elbow, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain, osteoarthritis, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome and asthma for which acupuncture may be useful … Further research is likely to acupuncture infection will be useful. ”

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How to Avoid Drying Yourself Out Like a Prune

I was at the beach training a group of students this morning. Lady Jane joined us for the first time.

She's an aerobics and weight trainer and teachers 6 to 10 classes a week.

She said, I feel like I am burning up all the time and I think I am getting old too quickly.

You can already see the prune appear beginning in her face.

Lady Jane is over cooking herself alive from the inside out.

In Chinese medicine
* Excessive physical work weakens the muscles and the spleen.
* Excessive lifting injures the kidneys.
* Excessive jogging / running and aerobics damage the tendons, leading to a deficiency of the liver.

And she was doing all of this to herself 5 to 10 times a week for years.

That excessive heat ages the body far too quickly.

You know what happens when you take a juicy plum and put it in the sun for too long?

“It dries up and in no time you have a prune.”

The same thing happens when we over exercise or do the wrong kinds of exercise.

We prune out, from the inside out.

The internal organs get over heated and start to wither. You can see the first signs in the face.

The skin looses its collagen & tone and before you know it you have Old Skin.

Take a look at the fire element in the five elements theory.

It has to do with the heart organs as well as the small intestine, pericardium and triple warmer. When the fire element is out of balance you will notice some unusual things happening in your mental emotional make up.

1. Fun turns to explosive nature
2. Humor becomes excitability
3. Conversation turn to incoherent babble
4. Generosity becomes selfishness
5. Friendliness becomes flirtation
6. Charisma changes to seduction
7. Good dreams change to Nightmares

These all stress the body as well and even if you do not exercise, do not think you're off the hook stress contribute to over-heating, too.

You should ask yourself this question right now. What can I do to slow down my aging, keep my skin looking young and my internal organs hydrated and healthy?

The Body needs a way to cool off Internally.

The way you exercise and the kind of exercises you do can do exactly that. If you exercise correct the body does not overheat.

The energy flow in the channels and the Qi opens up and moves.

You'll be one the ageless groups with elasticity, flexibility, vigor and enthusiasm.

You can eliminate blockade blocks, stagnant Qi and just plane stale energy. It's all in the way you train. If just ONE of your organs does not function properly your entire system sufferers.

I have been training my body and mind for over 40 years in Chinese longevity techniques. Some are herbal and others are based on acupuncture. These are important characteristics in your over all health and longevity program, but the key to staying young and healthy are the proper internal exercises and your mental outlook.

Dr. Wu Dhi

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8 Secrets to Monetizing Your Acupuncture Skills

1. Needling is NO BIG DEAL. After all theory and discussion, fancy systems and foreign concepts, acupuncture is DIRT SIMPLE relief of pain and stress.

2. Needling is only of of your professional competency. The other is is language and communication skills. The 'language' of holism is every bit as technical as the language of bio-medicine; but it is based on metaphor and nature-images. Do not be fooled. The technical implication of language and metaphor in holism contains an almost absurdly rich world of meaning. How you THINK about acupuncture matters!

3. Practicing well means practicing within the holistic model. Professional quality understanding of holism will change your medical practice. Not only does understanding of professional quality holism permit the best and most comprehensive practice of acupuncture; it allows for the prescribing of (herbal) internal medicinal formulas and highlights the strengths and limitations of conventional medicine.

4. Lightening fast and consistent treatment outcomes with acupuncture requires knowledge of holistic path physiology. The disease causes / disease mechanisms that result in chronic disease are dirt-simple and easy to recognize once you learn the logic of holistic path physiology. What are the most common patterns in chronic disease? How can you recognize them at a glance?

5. Professional quality holism does not treat disease – it deeds patterns. These patterns (viz. Syndromes) are the technically exact, professionally agreed upon signs and symptoms which have been worked out over not less than 2,400 years of literate debate and have been standardized by doctors in national symposia since the Cultural Revolution. In other words, the kinks have been pretty well ironed out. You can have confidence that if your diagnosis of a patient's patterns are correct, you will know what points to choose, what herbs to prescribe and that you will get consistent and predictable results.

6. Pattern discrimination CAN be understood and researched (ie peer reviewed) by physicians. Understanding research in holism begins with a clear 2 grants of the fact the holism is based on mind-body inseparability. The RCT double-blind studies that are the gold-standard for conventional medicine is not suited to this approach since – obviously – any research that seeks to minimize the importance of thoughts and feelings in affecting health and illness MUST be flawed. Think. If a patient feels better, that patient is better. Does the patient actually care about double-blinding and the argument which places one medical system over another? The only thing that matters is results. DO WHAT WORKS!

7. # 1 smartest reasons to learn Physician Acupuncture for pain and stress MARKET-SHARE OF CHRONIC DISEASE. If patients are increasingly seeking care outside of 'normal' channels for their chronological conditions, what are you waiting for? If they find relief for simple complaints, OF COURSE the will trust and come to you for your other services as well.

8. The best way to monetize your acupuncture skills is a high-volume, community-style clinic. The skills required to treat 3-8 patients per hour are demonstrably different than the skills taught in other medical acupuncture training courses. Neuro-anatomical and bio-psycho-social types may be useful in certain clinical scenarios; but not for high-volume practice; and it is the HIGH_VOLUME clinic the holds the greatest promise for doctors to monetize their acupuncture skills.

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Can Acupuncture Help Bronchitis?

Acupuncture is a healing system that has been practiced for thousands of years in the East and these days it continues to increase in popularity in the Western World. If you know nothing about acupuncture it may seem odd that sticking needles in a person could alleviate various health conditions, including bronchitis.

My First Experience Of Acupuncture
When I first experienced acupuncture I did not know much about the undering theory as to why it should work, all I knew is that some of my friends had enjoyed its benefits.

My first experience of it was for horrible back pain that did not allow me to sleep and one session of acupuncture done the job. After this I knew it worked but was curious to find out how.

Why Acupuncture Works – The Two Schools Of Thought
There are actually two predominant schools of thought as to why acupuncture works. Traditional acupuncture, which is based on the ancient healing system that has its roots in the east, believes that the needles are being inserted into points which relate to various parts of the body that lie upon meridians.

This system believes that qi (energy) travels along these 12 meridians (channels) and if it is out of balance, disease can occur. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners will diagnose a patient with a range of diagnostic tools and often use acupuncture to begin treatment, and support the treatment program with herbs.

The other school of thought is medical acupuncture. Those who practice according to this system believe that the needles stimulate the patient's central nervous system. The nervous system will then produce hormones and chemicals.

Some Believe It Can Help Bronchitis
Regardless of whether you believe in either of these systems, or whether you would prefer to “see before you would believe” or feel, in this instance, there are those who feel that acupuncture can help alleviate the symptoms of bronchitis. In fact not only that but it could help prevent future attacks and improve overall lung function.

What Is Bronchitis?
The main airways of the lungs are called bronchi. An infection that causes them to be inflamed and irritated is what we call bronchitis, with the main symptom being a hacking cough. In some cases the cough is enterprises by a mucus of a kind of yellowish gray color.

The TCM Perspective About Bronchitis
Those practicing TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) believe that bronchitis is either caused by internal or external pathogenic factors.

External pathogenic factors are seasonal pathogens and internal are internal organ disorders. Usually it is the case that acute bronchitis is caused by external factors and chronic bronchitis is caused by internal factors.

Treating Bronchitis With Acupuncture
The NHS (National Health Service) in the UK states on its website that most cases of bronchitis can be managed at home and that there is no cure for chronic bronchitis.

Acupuncture will help to strengthen the immune system and put the patient's entire health system back into balance. Lung function will be strengthened. After the agreed amount of acupuncture treatments, these main elements become more balanced and stronger. This means that there is a higher chance of preventing future attacks.

Acupuncture treatments will also reduce the inflammation of secretions, lessens congestion and decreases reaction to physical or chemical factors which are irritants.

The course of treatments will be determined after diagnosis by a qualified practitioner and can vary per person, due to symptoms, physiology and other factors. Generally acute bronchitis requires a few sessions while chronic bronchitis may require a course of between ten to fifteen sessions.

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How Whole Body Vibration Improves Your Health

What is whole body vibration (BV) and how can it help you improve your quality of life? Whole BV is a training system that uses state of the art technology to help you improve your overall health and wellness. The general health benefits are numerous, and under the proper supervision you can achieve optimal results.

Under the care of a licensed healthcare professional such as a Doctor of Chiropractic, specifically trained in the biomechanics of the body and improving the relationship between the structure and function of the body, whole BV training can be used to strengthen the body, improve function, decrease pain, and improve your quality of life.

Specific benefits seen in people using whole body vibration include:

• Improved bone density
• Improved muscle tone
• Enhanced blood flow and oxygenation
• Reduced back pain
• Improved balance and coordination (especially helpful for older adults to help reduce risk of injury from falls)
• Reduced stress (lower cortisol hormone)
• Enhanced mood (increase in lymphatic drainage and release of endorphins)

Whole body vibration training uses a vibrating platform to transmit energy to your body. The vibrations cause your muscles to rapidly contract and relax several times per second. Whole BV training is suitable for both the beginner and the advanced patient. It is not difficult and can be used for beginner workouts and by senior citizens. Yet, more advanced patients can increase the difficulty and make it more challenging. Athletes have used whole BV training for years as a tool to improve their strength, flexibility, and endurance.

Now, whole body vibration training is being integrated into major medical and rehabilitation centers across the country. Chiropractors regularly treat and rehabilitate patients from injury as well as advocate for and provide proactive treatment plans for improved health and wellness. They treat a wide range of conditions and always treat the body as an interconnected whole. Thus, whole BV training is a natural fit into a chiropractic treatment programs. While the primary treatment most often received during chiropractic care is a chiropractic adjustment or spinal manipulation, other care may include but is not limited to heat therapy, ultrasound, therapeutic exercise, acupuncture, disc decompression therapy and whole BV training. Nutritional and lifestyle counseling, from how to eat healthier to taking care of your spine, are also important elements for optimal success and wellness in chiropractic care.

Chiropractors are whole body specialists with proactive treatment plans to help people live longer, healthier lives. To learn more about whole body vibration training, call your local chiropractor to see how it can help you. Whole BV training has helped many people, regardless of age or level of physical fitness, to improve their health and quality of life.

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Arthritis and Migraines Are No Match for Acupuncture

Eating healthy, staying fit, sleeping regularly are all great ways to maintain optimum health but many still suffer from illnesses. Without the use of acupuncture, a person suffering from aches and pains will have to rely on medication to bring relief. Therapists have the ability to increase energy and more with just a few treatments.

How Does It Work

Acupuncture is a technique from the Eastern world that uses needles to redirect your Qi, or Chi. This is your life force and when that force gets stuck or weakened, you become ill. Acupuncture removal obstacles and re-balances your system. As your stress levels increase, arthritis will bring more joint pain. These methods can help in many ways and allow a person not to be ruled by their conditions.

Why Acupuncture

The practice of using a needle can be used together with other chiropractic methods such as body manipulation or heat massage to maintain your health naturally. There are no side effects and no need to worry about reactions. Medications administrated by doctors often wear off. You also have to worry about whether one medication is compatible with another. If you need your body to realign, body manipulation is the way to go, but then you will need to align your life force.

What It Helps

Patients with migraines, allergies, arthritis are only some symptoms that can be treated with alternative techniques. Licensed therapists will know how to treat conjunctivitis, nausea, disorders that cause reoccurring pain, and even phobias. Many choose to use an alternative therapy as a way to prevent illness. It is best to use an allergy specialist as well to see if food intolerance causes a headache, even if this technique can detox you. In all reality, there are no limits to the conditions that can ruin the day, or make life harder.

The world can put a lot of stress on a person and without treatment of some kind, you will become less effective at keeping your immune system in check. A chiropractor can be effective in keeping your joints and skeletal system in proper alignment. Eastern medicine has now shown a patient that there is a way to achieve optimum mobility and health. Medicine rarely works effectively on nerves and can not always control swelling in the joints. Maintaining great posture can help reduce headaches, but frequent use of physiotherapy techniques will decrease your susceptibility to histamine.

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Acupuncture Can Relieve Menstrual Pain

Patients seeking pain relief from the condition, dysmenorrhea or painful menstrual cramps, often look for relief from medication. The benefits wear off and the pain soon returns. Physiotherapy, such as acupuncture, is an alternative technique that is becoming more popular as people are searching for long-term health improvements and less stress. Acupuncture, chiropractic massage, and physical manipulation of the spinal are all ways increase stamina and decrease pain.

Therapists who use acupuncture believe that you have a natural rhythm or an energy flow. You can direct that flow to increase positive energy with the use of needles. When a patient comes in with extreme cramping, a full exam will need to be performed to figure out where in the menstrual cycle the body is.

Why Acupuncture

Along with lower backaches, cramps, and other ailments, women suffer from bloating, irritability, and more. Medical professionals can administrate over-the-counter pills or with an NSAID, such as Aleve, to treat the symptoms. The medications, however, often come with side effects and the benefit wears off over time. Therapy and other herbal medicinal methods can be used together to enhance results.

While doctors still need to be educated and accredited, they can use an alternative technique that is non-invasive and safe for all ages. Physiotherapists can use a treatment that will promote the movement of blood to areas that are experiencing inflammation and reduced movements.

Difference in Care

Primary doctors look at symptoms and treating that instead of looking at the overall picture. Chiropractors and other doctors performing Eastern medicine look at what is causing the symptom. Heat, manipulation, and acupuncture have been shown to solve many ailments, not just the ones you are currently experiencing. They are careful not to cause more problems when trying to solve another.

Combined Treatment

The best part of these particular practices is the fact you have the ability to combine several techniques at the same time. You can take herbs and increase your exercise, in combination with seeing a chiropractor to see a better result. Cinnamon is one herb that has been shown to increase the movement of blood and decrease pains.

If you are experiencing any sort of discomfort with your menstrual cycle that makes you unable to keep up with your normal schedule, then it is time to seek help. Popping a pill is not a long-term answer, and can add toxins. It is important with any type of discomfort to use any means possible to bring relief, and there are numerous studies that show Eastern practitioners can help.

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How Relevant Is Cupping In Health?

Through several years of clinical and subjective experience and also with the help of natural applications for health, cupping has been generated. It came from an ancient practice in which a woman uses a cup to create suction in the skin and muscles for the purpose of pulling negative pressure. It has been in practice throughout European history when production of artificial medicine was also rampant. It was considered as the most convenient and natural process for households particularly women. The process is simpler and less complicated because you simply have to use a specialized cup accompanied with proper techniques and method from lymphatic to deep tissue release.

Despite the production of scientific model of medicine during this period, nothing can stop the application of cupping especially when it was discovered that such procedure creates therapeutic feeling and treatment to women's bodies. Thus, its effectiveness was confirmed through the efforts of collaboration between China and Soviet Union.

Through the years, cups have been developed from pottery cups to glass cups for the purposes of avoiding vulnerability and accomplishing proper objective of such treatment. Its objective is to utilize the qi or chi in your system to allow you to obtain a healing and normal flow. This is also to avoid body ailments to easily enter into your body. However, disregard of this treatment will cause danger and risk to your health and might even cause stagnant qi, which would be easier for pain and diseases to dominate your body.

Effect of cupping is designated in two areas such as Local and General. Local effects include increased blood circulation, loosen adhesions and lift connective tissue, increase synovial fluids in joints to help joint rheumatism and stimulated organs. On the other hand, General effects include increased blood circulation, reduction of toxins, improvement of circulatory functions and better functioning of sweat and sebaceous glands.

The purposes of cupping therapy include softening of tight muscles, lessening of adhesions, bringing of hydration and blood flow to body tissues, stimulating of skin by increasing circulation and promoting or smooth and health glow in skin. To accomplish this, cupping should be applied in the inflamed area of ​​your body or the source from which injuries, pain and stress are discovered.

Cupping also includes proper techniques to be applied such as Stationary, which is used by placing and leaving the cups on your skin. It also includes Gliding, which is used by moving the cups to pull out the pressure from the skin or muscles. You can apply it circular, long or vibrational motions. You can also apply it by using oils or liniments to ease the movement of the glass cups and to insure that you will not experience any friction. The process will then be smooth and convenient.

The after effect of Cupping Therapy includes marks, which appear as successful result of your application due to pathogenic factors. To make sure that you are safe in applying this treatment without having to suffer injuries, you simply have to remember not to use cups with sharp edges and to apply lightly on painful surfaces. If dry method makes you uncomfortable, use lubricants and everything will flow smoothly and comfortably. Cupping is indeed a healthy process and treatment for your body.

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Acupuncture Eradicates Health Problems

Acupuncture has been around for so many years now. It originated in traditional Chinese and Japanese era. In fact way back when artificial medicine was not in demand our ancestors resort to natural and herbal medicines to cure health problems. It is through these means that they have discovered processes not only to cure health problems but also to maintain a healthy condition. This is actually the reason why many people nowdays resort to it as health remedy. Indeed, it is effective.

The effectiveness of Acupuncture can be traced from several studies that show that many health problems have been cured such as arthritis, joint problems, body pain and also indigestion. As a matter of fact, this natural health remedy will allow you to refuse surgical alternatives or options for curing your health problems. Thus, you can say good-bye to needles and risky procedures. For curing your health problems especially those that involve internal parts, you only need to seek and apply natural procedure to be able to obtain the best rejuvenation and treatment that your body needs. This will allow you to work better and function well.

Another reason for seeking Acupuncture as a natural remedy for your health problems is because it provides a pathway for your qi or chi to enter into your system. This procedure includes the use of specialized needles placed on your meridian or acupuncture points. This is to open the pathway. The consequence is risky if you do not apply this process properly. It will result in body pains and worse, diseases or other body ailments. That must be the reason why, it is important for our body to feel the importance of positive flow and rejuvenation for cleansing and relaxation purposes.

What is qi or chi? Qi is considered as life force or energy in your body. Usually this controls how you perform and function in your day-to-day activities. Its relation to the acupuncture needles makes sense because it is these needles that open a pathway underneath your skin. It reaches thoroughly to your vital organs because of the tingling sensation and the utmost utilization in your system. Maintaining your qi or chi will definitely prevent you from body ailments. Allow that natural, internal and spiritual exercise in your system for you to obtain health benefits in time.

The effects of Acupuncture after the treatment is applied in your body including neutralizing of your system and eliminating harmful substances. That is the reason why after treatment you will sweat, vomit or sometimes feel refreshed and reborn because the process of Acupuncture is very powerful that it makes you feel good about yourself inside and out.

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Chronic Pain Relieved by Acupuncture

Chronic pain can be debilitating and make life next to impossible. Physiotherapies such as acupuncture and chiropractic techniques are available to ease life's stresses. Symptoms can be due to skeletal disorders, cortisol levels, and other ailments. One can turn to chiropractors when they need to be put back into alignment and to tie joint strains.

Some offices offer treatment that combines the two methods as chiropractic acupuncture. This technique focuses solely on the relationships between all of the systems in the body and energy flow. Physiotherapists can use both needles and magnets in whiche technique they believe is best for the patient.

Selection Process

Chiropractors are put through a rigorous program at an accredited school and have to pass a board exam just like all other doctors. It is up to the patient to ask what education the physician received to see if they would best suit their needs. There are manipulations, heat massage therapy, and several types of acupuncture that will improve movement. They should know what application to apply when people come to them with specific problems or syndrome seeking the benefits of their care.

First Visit

When you go for your first visit, you will have a thorough examination including x-rays. These records will help show where adjustments are needed. Often, back pain is caused from the pelvis being out of alignment and one leg is shorter than the other is.

Acupuncture

This approach to relief works by releasing chemicals that cause obstruction with hormones that promote positive movement of energy. This is extremely useful when accompanied with stretches and other physiotherapy when treating backaches, cramps, and even carpal tunnel. Medication is often ineffective and has serious side effects.

Chiropractors

Backaches and leg pains are the most common reasons a person goes to visit a chiropractor's office. Patients seek to have physical manipulations performed and ligaments stretched. When your body is out of alignment, it is impossible not to be in discomfort. When a treatment is administered, it will put into proper alignment and show you how to sit with correct posture. One can then see increased stamina.

Combined Treatments

When you use alternative medicine, with the knowledge of nutritional changes and herbal remedies you can see improved improvements. Glucosamine and fish oil increase mobility. The same can be said with a vegetarian or raw diet. Any weight loss and core exercises will help support the muscles and can increase your flexibility.

When you are not comfortable and in misery, it will spill over into the rest of your life. Irritability and sleepless nights are common side effects of being in pain.

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