Diet

Walnuts and Your Brain

Many people like to add walnuts to food to add some zest and a little crunchy kick, but walnuts are much more than a flavor additive, as they are chock full of healthy properties and have been used in Asia as an overall health tonic and brain booster for years. Let’s take a nutty look at walnuts.     continue reading »

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Healthy Eating According to Traditional Chinese Medicine

Do you consider yourself a healthy eater? Do you follow the guidelines set forth by the government for healthy eating? Or have you gone rogue? There are as many different definitions of healthy as there are colors in the rainbow. But according to traditional Chinese medicine, there are certain guidelines that will keep the body happy and healthy throughout life. Let’s explore this a little deeper. continue reading »

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Eating Right for Your Body Type

Five Elements

Traditional Chinese Medicine, a medical system that has been around for nearly 3,000 years, views the body differently than modern medicine. When the body is broken down to its core, its tiniest molecules can be classified as energy. This means every element of the universe resides within the human body, to some degree. And every organ has its own properties and energies that must remain balanced for the body to function properly. The energies within the body must be a perfect synergy of elements. This allows for homeostatic balance, biochemical balance, longevity and harmony between the body and mind. continue reading »

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Acupuncture & Hypertension

 Acupuncture & Hypertension

Hоw Acupuncture Hеlрѕ Cure Hypertension

 

An аltеrnаtе mеthоd to treat thе ѕеriоuѕ cardiovascular соnditiоn, high blооd рrеѕѕurе is асuрunсturе. Aсtuаllу, асuрunсturе is thе mоѕt соmmоn form of complimentary hеаlth care trеаtmеnt uѕеd tо rеduсе high blооd рrеѕѕurе.

Thiѕ tуре of health care iѕ a соnvеntiоnаl fоrm оf trеаtmеnt that has bееn proven to bе vеrу successful. In fact, the ѕuссеѕѕ has wаrrаntеd mоrе intеrеѕt in inсоrроrаting acupuncture intо thе regimen оf treatment орtiоnѕ аvаilаblе to patients.

Thе ѕуmрtоmѕ of high blood pressure аrе оftеn acute in humаn bеingѕ. Thеу соnѕiѕt of fluѕhеd fасеѕ, immеdiаtе dizziness, painful hеаdасhеѕ, diffiсult brеаthing, rеѕtlеѕѕnеѕѕ, nose blееding, nervousness, dерrеѕѕiоn, bad tеmреr, inѕоmniа, emotional inѕtаbilitу and intеѕtinаl соmрlаintѕ. Thе high blood рrеѕѕurе iѕ diаgnоѕеd аѕ soon аѕ thе nоrmаl рrеѕѕurе bеginѕ tо riѕе rереаtеdlу. The other ѕуmрtоmѕ of blood pressure include the dесrеаѕе оf muscle ѕtrеngth, weaker еуе vision as well as the tеndеnсу tо urinаtе frequently.

High blооd рrеѕѕurе treatment through acupuncture iѕ a drug-frее ѕоlutiоn thаt utilizеѕ thе bоdу’ѕ innаtе physical, energetic and psychological аbilitу. Experts declare thаt the асuрunсturе is more effective than аnу ѕinglе- drug therapy оr life-style mоdifiсаtiоn.

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Are You Struggling with Infertility?

Acupuncture and Infertility

 

Recent medical studies show that traditional acupuncture points used for female infertility not only increase the blood flow to the uterus and as result increased the health of the lining in the uterus which is responsible for nourishing the fertilized egg. Also the stimulation of acupuncture points was shown to double the success rates for in vitro fertilization (IVF).

When used in conjunction with Western fertility treatments, acupuncture increases conception rates by 26%. A recent study from Tel Aviv University reports, “When combining IUI with TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) treatments, 65.5 percent of the test group were able to conceive, compared with 39.4 percent of the control group, who received no herbal or acupuncture therapy.” For the 4.5 million couples experiencing infertility each year, acupuncture may be just what the doctor ordered.

Acupuncture can increase fertility by reducing stress, increasing blood flow to the reproductive organs and balancing the endocrine system, according to several studies and medical research. The goal of an infertility treatment from a Chinese Medicine perspective is not just to get pregnant, but to stay pregnant and to have a healthy baby. Among many other benefits, acupuncture can provide better blood flow to the ovaries and uterus, creating a stronger chance for an egg to be nourished and carried to term.

Acupuncture consists of the gentle insertion and stimulation of thin, disposable sterile needles at strategic points near the surface of the body. Over 2,000 acupuncture points on the human body connect with 14 major pathways, called meridians. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that these meridians conduct qi, or energy, between the surface of the body and internal organs. It is qi that regulates spiritual, emotional, mental and physical balance. When the flow of qi is disrupted through poor health habits or other circumstances, pain and/or disease can result. Acupuncture helps to keep the normal flow of this energy unblocked, thereby increasing a couple’s chances of conceiving.

Acupuncture infertility treatment can improve almost every cause of this obstacle. While 40 percent of infertility is caused by problems in the female, another 40 percent is caused by problems in the male, such as low sperm count or motility.

Studies confirm that male sperm counts are declining, and environmental factors, such as pesticides, exogenous estrogens, and heavy metals may negatively impact spermatogenesis. A number of nutritional therapies have been shown to improve sperm counts and sperm motility, including carnitine, arginine, zinc, selenium, and vitamin B-12. Numerous antioxidants have also proven beneficial in treating male infertility, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, glutathione, and coenzyme Q10. Acupuncture, as well as specific botanical medicines, have been documented in several studies as having a positive effect on sperm parameters. A multi-faceted therapeutic approach to improving male fertility involves identifying harmful environmental and occupational risk factors, while correcting underlying nutritional imbalances to encourage optimal sperm production and function.

 

“Don’t be discouraged. It’s often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock.”

— Anonymous

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