headaches are directly related to the liver, and some are related to
phlegm dampness in the body, which affect the head. There is also the
wind cold or wind heat (common cold) headache.
Once the root cause has been determined, many headache conditions can,
depending on severity, be effectively treated with 4-10 treatments of
acupuncture or a combination of acupuncture and herbology.
back pain responds very quickly to acupuncture, as does chronic pain
associated with tension in the neck and shoulders.
major causes of arthritis are heat, cold, dampness, wind dampness, or
a combination of two or more of these (internal or external) pathogens.
In Chinese Medicine arthritis is called “bi syndrome”, which
means closure of flow of qi. Acupuncture is used most commonly unless
there is dampness involved in which case herbology is combined with
... anger turned inward at oneself
Emotions and physical health are intimately connected in
traditional Asian medicine.
All feelings (sadness, anxiety, anger, fear) are associated with a particular
organ in the body.
resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, "flying off
the handle" are all closely connected to the liver
Anger can adversely affect the liver resulting
in headache, facial redness, dizziness, menstrual
pain, or dry mouth.
Depression and Your Liver
The liver's function involves the smooth flow of energy and blood throughout
the body. It regulates bile secretion, stores blood, and is connected
with the tendons, nails, and eyes.
Physical symptoms of liver imbalance include breast distension, menstrual
pain, headache, irritability, inappropriate anger, dizziness, dry, red
eyes and other eye conditions, tendonitis.
Psoriasis, Eczema, etc. – are all blood disorders. Redness on
the skin is caused by energetic heat in the blood, itchiness is caused
by wind in the blood, and dry flakey skin is caused by dryness of the
blood. All of these conditions are best treated with Chinese herbology.
weight is caused by:
a) overeating due to being too hungry, which is caused by heat in the
stomach, which in turn can be caused by feelings of anxiety or anger;
b) phlegm dampness of the spleen and pancreas resulting in weight gain
without overeating, commonly caused by consuming energetically cold
foods (raw vegetables and cold drinks) or insulin syndrome foods (high
carbohydrate sugary) or phlegm forming foods (dairy), and
c) eating when not hungry, usually associated with seeking comfort which
is substance abuse (see counselling and addictions links).
After the cause is identified a combination of
acupuncture, herbology, qi gong counseling treatments can produce amazing
results in both weight loss and an overall sense of well being.
you desire certain kinds of food it is because your mental attitude
has created a demand for the food that will make your body reflect the
state of consciousness which you possess at that time.
You have a certain impression of yourself on your subconscious mind,
and the food you eat is used by your body cells to sustain that subconscious
For this reason dieting never produces the desired results. … So to change ourselves in any particular way we must go to first cause,
which is mind.”
from “Key to Yourself” by Dr Venice Bloodworth
is in the Silence waiting to be brought
Forth to form and substance by the builder, Thought,
That is how God fashioned everything He wrought,
Everything you long for, in the Silence wait,
Yours the power to shape them either soon or late,
But be very careful how you form your fate.”
-- Ella Wheeler Wilcox
are a result of our conditioning, bondage.
drug and alcohol addiction (including cigarettes), a regime of daily
acupuncture is the primary recommended treatment to alleviate primary
withdrawal symptoms and physical cravings. The addition of herbal medicine
is also highly beneficial.
ensure long term sobriety or abstinence a combination of intensive counseling,
acupuncture and herbology, and participation in a twelve step program
is highly recommended.
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