Acupuncture, Massage, Newsletter - February 2009 | Issue 61
이 문제에서 당신은 발견 할 것이다 :
중요 PCOM 날짜 :
• March 12th: (Thursday) Chicago Open House
• March 12th: (Thursday) New York Open House
• March 25th: (Wednesday) San Diego Program and Application Workshop
- 상위 - 침술은 전장 통증 완화 *
Chronic pain is one of the most common ailments that acupuncture can relieve. The United States military has recently incorporated this Oriental health benefit into their offered medical services. Andrews Air force Base in Maryland has begun using this ancient Chinese technique to treat wounded troops for chronic pain. This is the first high-level endorsement of acupuncture by the traditionally conservative military medical community, and marks a milestone for Oriental medicine's increasing popularity and accessibility.
The use of acupuncture is proving so successful in the Air Force that a class about "battlefield acupuncture" is scheduled to commence in the New Year. Physicians deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan will soon be adding acupuncture to their list of medical remedies. Auricular acupuncture (acupuncture of the ear) is the primary technique that will be taught. This method can alleviate wide ranges of pain (even unbearable, sharp chronic pain) for days at a time. Patients who have been suffering in a daze of drug-induced sleep as their only means at pain reduction can begin to emerge from that state into fuller consciousness without pain.
Individuals treated with acupuncture report greater reductions in pain both immediately after the first and last treatments, and one week after the last treatment. It is important to have acupuncture treatments consistently for the treatment of chronic pain. Another reason acupuncture may work so well for wounded troops is because it is deemed especially effective in regard to pain caused by motion. Acupuncture is a safe form of treatment for people with chronic neck pain and offers clear clinical advantages over conventional massage or prescribed medication in the reduction of pain and improvement of mobility. It doesn't just attack the symptom as drugs do but, rather, the cause of the pain, thus improving the patient's range of motion and sense of well-being.
Acupuncture can also reduce anxiety, something many wounded troops deal with daily. Battlefield acupuncture has been effective among patients suffering from a combination of combat wounds and psychological injury. Auricular acupuncture, in particular, is known to help patients relax, de-stress, and can greatly improve a patient's sleep pattern. Lastly, this practice is well suited to military bases and physicians on the go because it requires no bulky equipment, and can provide quick relief.
- 상위 - Qi Gong For Revitalizing and Restoring Qi
Qi, pronounced "chee" and alternatively spelled "Chi" and less often "Ki," is the fundamental basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Qi in TCM is the most basic force or energy of the universe, of the body, and of life itself. Qi flows through the body much like blood and other fluids, to and from the vital Zang organs. In TCM, all ailments are caused by blocked, depressed, or inadequate Qi flow. All TCM modalities are designed to enhance or improve Qi, but perhaps none so profoundly or effectively as the ancient art of Qi Gong.
Literally translated "Qi" means "vital force" or "vital energy." "Gong" refers to a skill that is gained through years of practice. So, Qi Gong literally means to gain mastery over your vital energy. And this is why Qi Gong is such an effective form of healing in TCM and other methods in the emerging practice of Energy Medicine.
Much like Tai Chi, Qi Gong is an exercise regimen, a kind of moving mediation that stimulates and regulates the flow of Qi. Qi Gong can be internal - performed by oneself, or external - exercises administered to the patient by a Qi Gong master. The movements of Qi Gong are designed to emulate the rhythms of nature, especially the flow of water, or trees swaying in the breeze. In doing so, according to TCM, areas of Qi stagnation become unblocked, and key energy pathways are stimulated. For centuries, Western medicine has denied the Mind-Body connection and scoffed at practices such as Qi Gong and Yoga that purport to heal by bringing on changes in emotional or psychological states. However, there is mounting scientific evidence that the mind body connection is very real, and whether you accept the concept of "qi" or not - practices such as Qi Gong are undeniably effective in reducing stress. And stress is a very real component of many ailments.
Many studies using brain mapping and MRI's have shown that practices such as Qi Gong and meditation trigger what is known as the "relaxation response". The relaxation response is the opposite of the "fight or flight response." The concept has been the basis for Qi Gong for thousands of years but the phrase was first coined by researcher Herbert Bensen, M.D. during his studies of practitioners of Transcendental Meditation (TM). The relaxation response is best described as a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress. According to Dr. Bensen, "Repeated activation of the relaxation response can reverse sustained problems in the body and mend the internal wear and tear brought on by stress." Once achieved, the Relaxation Response:
- Causes metabolism to slow
- Causes the heart to beat slower and your muscles to relax
- Causes your breathing to become slower
- Lowers your blood pressure
EEGs taken while people where practicing Qi Gong indicated that the cerebral cortex enters a state of calm unknown in most people even during sleep. Qi Gong turns off the "fight or flight" mode of the nervous system, and switches on the parasympathetic branch, or the nervous system's healing mode. Furthermore, studies show that Qi Gong activates and stimulates neurons and the production of neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and norepinephrine, which can result in significant memory improvement, learning, and enhancement of the physiological functions controlled by the brain - or as TCM would put it - enhance and restore your Qi.
- 상위 - Acupuncture Can Reduce Side Effects of Cancer Treatments
Millions of patients undergo chemotherapy as part of their cancer treatment. Though controversial, chemotherapy uses very powerful drugs in an attempt to kill cancer cells. Although this may control some types of cancers and possibly prolong the lives of some patients, chemotherapy has many negative side effects. Among these are nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, fatigue, anemia, body ache, headache, night sweats, stomach cramps and diarrhea. This has caused many patients to refuse this marginally effective and life-debilitating treatment. For those who still believe chemotherapy is worth pursuing, acupuncture can provide some relief in controlling the many undesirable side effects of chemotherapy.
Women undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer, for example, have found that acupuncture can be effective in managing such common side effects as hot flashes, night sweats, and excessive sweating. Compared to conventional drug therapy, acupuncture produces no side effects, according to a study presented in 2008 at the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology's 50th Annual Meeting in Boston.*
Regrettably, a majority of women suffer from hot flashes after being treated with chemotherapy and/or anti-estrogen hormones, such as Tamoxifen and Arimidex. Hormone replacement therapy is often used to relieve hot flashes, but breast cancer patients can't avail themselves of this therapy due to an increased risk of a cancer's return. This leaves many women with the unpleasant alternative of being treated with steroids and/or antidepressant drugs. Unfortunately, these drugs have undesirable side effects, such as nausea, weight gain, constipation and fatigue. One of the most common drugs used to treat hot flashes, an antidepressant known as venlafaxine (Effexor), is plagued with side effects-including decreased libido, insomnia, dizziness and nausea.
A randomized clinical trial compared acupuncture to venlafaxine for 12 weeks to determine which was more effective in reducing night sweats, hot flashes, and sweating in breast cancer patients receiving hormonal therapy. The study involved 47 patients who received either Tamoxifen or Arimidex and suffered from at least 14 hot flashes per week. The Results were quite promising and showed that acupuncture reduced hot flashes as effectively as venlafaxine, with no side effects.*
Acupuncture also offers a number of positive benefits, including an increased sense of well-being, more energy, and in some cases, a stronger sex drive. Breast cancer survivors enjoy these benefits with a drug-free therapy that has no side effects. What's more, these benefits last longer than many drugs commonly used to treat night sweats. It's also more cost-effective for insurance companies.
Acupuncture uses thin, sterile needles inserted in specific points on your body to redirect energy through key channels (or meridians). During the procedure, you may experience a brief discomfort as the needles penetrate your skin, but once the needles are in place, most people relax and many even fall asleep. The number and frequency of treatments will vary. Typical treatments last from five to 30 minutes and may be administered once or twice a week.
Always consult your medical doctor before beginning any acupuncture therapy, or altering any physician-prescribed drug or other treatment program.
- 상위 - 중국어 지혜 : 오늘의 속담
"If you know, recognize that you know. If you don't know, then realize that you don't know: That is knowledge. "
& NBSP; ~ 공자
Acupuncture, Massage, Newsletter - December 2008 | Issue 59
이 문제에서 당신은 발견 할 것이다 : 중요 PCOM 날짜
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알렉스 A. Kecskes에 의해
우리에게 휴일, 그것은 녹색 음식, 장식 & A를 생각하는 시간이다; 선물 랩, 나무와 올 휴일의 세대를 위해 지구를 유지하는 데 도움이 다른 것.
There are thousands of holiday recipes. And you no doubt have your favorites. But keep in mind that you can create some eco-friendly holiday baked treats and snacks using healthy, earth-conscious ingredients. First off, shop for ingredients that are Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade chocolate, flour, fruit (fresh and dried), popcorn, and nuts, as well as and wine for those adult beverages and baked goods. For treats that contain meat, dairy, or eggs, consider a vegan alternative. (Studies show that raising livestock may be more detrimental to global climate than driving your car.) Consider using eco-sweeteners like honey, which has vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Sugar has little nutritional value and its production as an agricultural crop can be harmful to the planet.
Concerned about all that wrapping paper and the trees that gave up their lives to bring you those rolls? You no longer have to wrap presents in last week's funnies or cut up a Ralph's grocery bag to be eco-conscious for the holidays. Sustainable alternatives include hemp paper, recycled post-consumer waste products; even discards like old calendars and maps are among this season's feel-good replacements. You can also go fabric-including cotton--which is ideal for gift bags and a creative way to wrap presents with flair.
즉, 종이 랩을 사랑한다면, 여기 당신이 올바른 용지 이번 시즌을 선택하는 데 도움이되는 가이드입니다 말했다. 첫째, 종이 제품은 100 % 재활용이 주장해서이 환경 친화적 인 것을 의미하지 않습니다. 당신에게 새로운 종이 조각이 혼합에 대 실제 쓰레기의 비율을 말한다 (PCW라고 함) 용지의 사용 후 폐지 내용을 확인합니다. 용지가 책임 관리 된 산림에서 온다 확인하려면 FSC 및 SCI 인증을 찾습니다. 당신은 또한 확인해야합니다 확인 용지가 염소 그린 에너지 (그린 전자 인증) 및 환경 기리는 방법을 사용하여 (웹에서 제조 업체를 조회하고 참조) 처리됩니다. 마지막으로, 그들이 사용하십시오 잉크를 만드는 것은 석유 무료 vegetable-이거나 간장 - 그것 재활용이 쉽다. 기타 종이 지속 단계는 작년의 리본을 만들기 위해 신선한 양면 테이프 나 접착제를 추가, 선물 태그 또는 장소 카드로 사용 된 인사말 카드를 절단 포함 타고 다시 끈적 활, 또는 매력적인 된 인사말 카드 프레임은 꽉 수 있습니다 휴일 악센트 벽.
Now we come to the one thing that makes most eco-conscious holiday observers feel the most guilt pangs-the Christmas tree. Getting a real tree is actually better for our planet (and our homes). Tree farms ensure that millions of trees are planted annually, which supports both farmers and eco-systems. They are a renewable resource. But it's important to remember that as an agricultural product, most are grown with conventional farming methods, although there are a few organic tree farmers out there. Fake trees can't compete on the eco-front, because they aren't biodegradable and most are grown in factories from petroleum-based (and unsustainable) plastic, PVC, aluminum, or other less-than-green materials. Solution? Grow your own. If you have the outdoor space, start a tradition now of planting a new evergreen tree every year. After a few years, you'll be able to decorate them outdoors.
당신이 당신의 크리스마스 트리 실내를 가지고 선택하는 경우, 당신이 기억해야 할 몇 가지가있다. 독립에 올려 놓기 전에 트렁크의 1-2 인치 잘라. 스탠드 몸통의 직경의 각 인치에 물 일쿼트을 수용해야합니다. 이는 트리 신선한 유지하기에 충분한 물을 흡수 할 수 있습니다. 매일 수위를 확인하십시오; 물이 트렁크 아래로 떨어질 경우, 트렁크 자체를 봉인하고 물을 흡수 할 수 없습니다 (물에 설탕이나 설탕 청량 음료를 추가하지 않음) 할 수 있습니다. 난로, TV를 히터와 같은 열에서 멀리 떨어진 트리를 유지합니다. 당신이 트리 조명을 추가 할 때 전기 회로에 과부하를주지 마십시오. 하나의 확장 코드 당 등의 세 개 이상의 표준 크기의 세트를 사용합니다.
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Natural Foot Care
캐슬린 Rushall에 의해
겨울, 그들 중 일부는하지 뜨거운 코코아 공휴일로 긍정적 인 많은 것을 의미한다. 감기, 건조한 날씨는 피부에 위력을 과시 할 수 있고, 한 곳은 종종 특별한주의가 사람의 발입니다 필요합니다. 이 로션과 신체의 나머지 매일받는 다른 스킨 케어 방법에 관해서 피트는 종종 무시된다. 겨울, 발 습진은 공통적으로 발생하는 문제입니다. 습진은 비늘, 레드, 종종 간지러움으로 형성 극단적 건성 피부의 결과이다.
Oriental herbs can effectively treat eczema and provide fast relief. Herbs that prove helpful for this condition include Flos Ionicerae (Japanese honeysuckle), Herba Mentae (peppermint), Cortex Moutan (root bark of a peony tree), Atractylodes Rhizome (the underground stem of the Atractylodes herb), and Cortex Phellodendri (Amur cork-tree bark). A licensed practitioner of Oriental medicine can prescribe and concoct a mixture of these five herbs, which can be taken orally (the extracts are placed into a pill capsule) once daily
Bunions are another common foot problem that has a natural solution. A bunion is an inflammation found on a toe that can increase in size and hardness and be painful to the touch. Consistent pressure causes bunions. Wearing shoes that are too short, high, or narrow can inflame the skin area and cause a bunion to form. Chinese medicine recommends treating the bunion internally with homeopathic silica to reduce inflammation and restore the body's balance. Also, drinking chamomile tea and then using the tea bag for external relief by placing it on the bunion can lessen swelling.
무좀은 습한 지역 (발 땀을이 곰팡이를 격려 할 수 겨울에 착용 무거운 양말과 신발)에서 번성 매우 전염성 곰팡이이다. 중국 의학은이 자극에 대처하기 위해 티 트리 오일의 사용을 권장합니다. 물 (50 분의 50 또는 25 %의 기름이 작동합니다)에서 티 트리 오일을 희석하고, 하루에 두 번 5 분 동안이 혼합물에 발을 담가 곰팡이는 일주 1 개월 사이에 사라집니다.
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불안 장애와 중국 전통 의학
알렉스 A. Kecskes에 의해
Anxiety is a mental disorder that affects literally millions of people. It's an illness that often dovetails with depression and alternates from mild discomfort to almost uncontrollable panic with physical symptoms. While some medications have been known to ease anxiety, they may also suffer from undesirable side effects, suppressing the symptoms while making individuals chemically toxic.
불안 문제에 대한 중국 전통 의학 (TCM) 방식은 법사 기관에 영향을 미칠 것으로 추정된다 산 당신시의 장애로 취급하는 것입니다. 심장 법사 저장 셴 또는 정신 및 각 법사 기관은 하나의 감정에 대한 책임이 있습니다. 간 법사는 분노, 비장 법사 과도한 걱정에, 신장은 두려움에 연결하고, 폐 슬픔과 불안합니다. 하나 이러한 법사 장기의 이상에 방해가 불균형 감정 상태의 원인이 될 수 있습니다.
TCM classifies the cause of a specific mental disorder according to how much each Zang Organ has been disturbed and how its Qi is affected. The flow of Qi, or energy, can be interrupted by several factors, including anxiety, stress, anger, fear or grief. Acupuncture seeks to restore any imbalance between Yin and Yang. By inserting needles into the fine points of energy, the body's own healing process is stimulated to restore its natural balance. Treating depression and related conditions such as seasonal affective disorder or dysthymic disorder (chronic depression) with TCM requires the proper evaluation of the signs and symptoms of these conditions. Specific acupuncture techniques are advised to treat each condition. Changes in lifestyle and the adoption of self-help recommendations are also part of the healing process.
Sometimes, even Tong Ren Therapy may be used. This therapy is designed to internally heal a patient's energy system using the collective unconscious. Patients sit, relax and quietly receive the healing energy. There are no special diet, exercises or religious beliefs required to practice Tong Ren. As more people practice Tong Ren healing, the stronger the healing force becomes. All participants become part of the collective unconscious state and are thus able to benefit from Tong Ren's healing energy.
Supplementing these methods with changes in one's diet can also help. Too much refined sugars, for example, can cause wild fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels, which can significantly affect one's mood and mental health. They also deplete B vitamins from the body, which can affect the nervous system. Excessive amounts of caffeine can create "toxic heat" in the liver, causing a rise in anger and anxiety. As an adrenal stimulant, caffeine can ultimately lead to adrenal exhaustion and depression. Substituting refined sugar and caffeine with low glycemic foods and beverages can result in a reduced anxiety.
TCM methods to treat depression and anxiety also involve the use of Chinese herbal medicine. These have slowly been accepted in the West, primarily because of the non-toxic nature of the treatment. Chinese medicines have been used to treat stress and to reduce the effects of the body's aging process. Herbal medicines are combined in creams, gels, ointments, serums, powders, and tonics. The Chinese herb formulations used most often to treat anxiety are:
- Polygonum Root
- Jujube Date,
- Rehmannia Root
- Polyrachis Ant
- Duanwood Reishi
- Licorice Root
- Dang Gui Root
- Cynomorium Herb
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중국어 지혜 : 오늘의 견적
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.”
~ The Book of Odes