How do you “feel” about the holidays?
What memories/emotions come to your mind?
Are you aware of the meaning of the celebration?
Do you have expectations of gifts that you will receive?
We all celebrate according to beliefs/stories, our minds are a world of opposing thoughts and we have been trained to ignore the uncomfortable ones. Our emotions are natural but our reactions are not. Ignoring the “feels bad” emotions affect the organ functions. So little by little our bodies get out of balance and di-sease is the result.
In Oriental or Traditional Chinese Medicine we treat the emotions by treating the organs. For instance: for Depression we treat the Liver and heart, and it works like magic.
May Your Holidays and every day be filled
with Love, Joy, Health, Beauty
and a lot of time to enjoy!
From left to right as you massage (circle around your navel, massaging all of your body) say the following phrase:
I am facilitating or loosening up the release of everything that is harmful to me – physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually.
Do 12 circles –repeat phrase with each circle.
Now from right to left as you massage you begin to say:
I am empowering my body and mind to release everything that is harmful to me physically, mentally, emotionally, & spiritually. I give myself permission to heal everything that needs to be healed.
Do 12 circles –repeating the phrase with each circle.
Your health is in your hands and we, at American Health Acupuncture – Tucson Clinic, strive to help you in every way we can to achieve optimum health. Here is another technique that you can use to maintain your organs functioning efficiently. The goal of this therapy is to massage your intestines, stomach, liver, kidneys, lungs, spleen and the muscles that hold them inside. You do this by massaging your stomach in a circular way around your navel.
It is more comfortable when done in an empty stomach. Begin with light pressure, then increase it but make sure that it is not painful.
While you shower, massage your stomach as follows:
- Before you rinse the soap from your stomach, put both hands (one on top of the other) just below your navel and begin to move them towards your left, continue in this direction around your navel for 12 cycles. This portion removes blockages that prevent your digestive system from operating 100%
- Now reverse the direction, move your hands to your right and continue around your navel for 12 cycles. This energizes the digestive system to function 100%.
By doing this technique several times a week your digestive system will function efficiently!
Infertility and Acupuncture – Tucson Acupuncturist
Infertility and Oriental Medicine
Infertility in Oriental Medicine (OM) has to do with the Kidneys system. This system is responsible for many functions in our body; reproduction and development are among them. In order for conception to take place the Kidneys need to be healthy, have lots of blood and Chi, and the temperature has to be perfect so the Sperm and the egg can find each other and interact in a balanced way. What affects the Kidney system? To prevent zapping your Kidney system whenever possible avoid being cold, taking drugs (both legal and illegal), manage your stress, don’t eat junk food, avoid drinking sodas, take good care of yourself. In Oriental Medicine, we work with the Kidney system (with Acupuncture and Medicinal Chinese Herbs) in order to help couples make babies naturally. Of course, the other organ systems are also helped in this process. When the Body, Mind and Spirit are working together, life is much easier and a piece of cake to make babies.
A great book addressing this is written by Radine Lewis, Ph. D. Master of Science in Oriental Medicine –
“The infertility Cure”
Freezing the Spleen & Stomach – Digestive problems – Tucson Acupuncture
Juan Tejada- Tucson Acupuncturist
In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) the Spleen and Stomach are in charge of transforming and transporting; this means that the Spleen transform what we eat into Qi (chee) and then it transports it to the organs, muscles and so on. The Spleen/Stomach likes to be warm (at about 100 degrees F.) so when we eat/drink cold foods, the Spleen and Stomach get cold and are not able to process the food as the stomach has cooled down. This slowing of the digestion until the stomach warms up again creates phlegm and we all begin to grow sideways (get fat). For our health and wellbeing it is important that we eat and drink warm foods to help the Spleen and Stomach to be efficient in their function, this way they provide us the energy that we need to perform our functions. Be GOOD TO YOUR SPLEEN, eat warm foods!
- Ice Cream: The worse food according to Oriental Medicine because it is cold, has sugar, and dairy. Substitute Nut Milk (homemade is easy to make for drinking milk. If you must have yogurt, choose Non-sweetened Organic and add your own fresh fruit and if needed a little honey.
Find out how Acupuncture can help heal your digestion…contact us today: 520-544-6603