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Moxabustion

Moxibustion is a technique used in traditional Chinese medicine in which a stick or cone of burning mugwort , Artemesia vulgaris, is placed over an inflamed or affected area on the body. The cone is placed on an acupuncture point and burned. The cones is removed before burning the skin. The purpose is to stimulate and strengthen the blood and the life energy, or qi, of the body. Moxibustion is used for people who have a cold or stagnant condition. The moxa stick is burned to warm up the blood and qi that are not circulating well. It is particularly known for its ability to turn breech presentation babies into a normal head-down position that is considered safer during childbirth. In a 1998 study published in...

Medical Qi Gong

Qigong (or ch'i kung) is an internal Chinese meditative practice which often uses slow graceful movements and controlled breathing techniques to promote the circulation of qi within the human body, and enhance a practitioner's overall health. There are more than 10,000 styles of qigong and 200 million people practicing these methods. There are three main reasons why people do qigong: 1) To gain strength, improve health or reverse a disease 2) To gain skill working with qi, so as to become a healer 3) To become more connected with the "Tao, God, True Source, Great Spirit", for a more meaningful connection with nature and the universe. In its simplest form, the Chinese character for qi, in qigong, can mean air, breath, or "life force". Gong means...

Laser Acupuncture

WHAT IS A LASER?
A laser (light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation) is an amplifier of light. Russian researchers at the Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine have shown that light applied to the human skin penetrates the body between 2 and 30 mm, depending on the color frequency. The researchers also found that only certain areas of the body were able to transfer light beneath the surface, and these areas corresponded to acupuncture points. Furthermore, the light was conducted within the body along the acupuncture meridians. It appears that the meridians are a light transferral system within the body somewhat like optical fiber. Overall Effect
Low-level laser photic energy shortens the inflammatory phase, accelerating the repair process, and remodeling after tissue injury. In addition, increased plasma concentrations...

Homeopathy

Samuel Hahnemann discovered homeopathy about 200 years ago. Although a doctor, he had to stop becauce he felt that the medicine of his day was doing more harm than good. In those days malaria was treated with the bark of the chinchona tree. Hahnemann took the bark himself and it produced alternating fever and chills, a main symptom of malaria. So he found that a substance that produces a symptom in a healthy person, can be given to cure those same symptoms in a sick person. He developed a technique called succusion which is the systematic mixing through vigorous shaking. He also utilized potentization, where the more diluted a substance became, the stronger the remedy. Homeopathy is very effective, sane and natural. The remedies...

Flower Essences

Flower remedies are dilutions of flower material developed by Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopath in the 1930s. The remedies are intended primarily for emotional and spiritual conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress. Because the remedies are extremely dilute they do not have a characteristic scent or taste of the plant but they have the energetic nature of the flower and that this can be transmitted to the user. Although flower remedies often are associated with homeopathy, the remedies differ from homeopathy in that they do not follow fundamental homeopathic precepts such as the law of similars or the assumption that curative powers are enhanced by diluting and shaking or "succussion".  Bach thought of illness as the result of "a...

Facial Diagnosis

There are many ways to find out what is happening in the body and in the organs and one way is as plain as the nose on your face. There are many maps of the body reflected in individual part and one of those is the face. Different marks on the face, areas of discoloration, discharges, contracting and expansion of the skin all tell what is happening in the corresponding organ.  Some of the main correspondences are as follows: Kidney is under the eyes Liver is between the eyes and eyebrows Spleen is the temples and bridge of the nose Heart is the tip of the nose Sexual organs are the chin Large intestines is the lower lip Small intestines are inside of lips and corners of the mouth Stomach is the upper lip Lungs...

Electric Stimulation

Electric stimulation is a more modern tool of the acupuncturist. I use two types of electric stimulation, the first is microcurrent stimulation mostly of the points on the ear. I have a device called the Net 2, that can detect the exact point on the ear, the point with the most conductance and least resistance. Then I press another button and seven different frequencies stimulate the point which affects the part of the body represented on the ear. Often there is immediate relief.  There is also a technique where wires are clipped onto the end of acupuncture needles inserted in the body, then the proper waveform, frequency and voltage is chosen. This stimulation is most often used for neurological diseases, including chronic pain, spasm...

Distance Testing

Although it is always better to be able to see a patient in person, I have found that I do have the ability to test patients long distance. At first I realized this because other people or even their pets would show up during a session and I could test though the person on the table what their loved ones or pets would need. Then I found I could do surrogate testing, where I would have someone lie on the table and balance them out, then have them hold a photo or saliva or hair from another person and I would start to read that other person, or pet. I have now found that if I have balanced myself, I could think of the patient...

Dental Compatibility Testing

The mouth is a very important part of the body. The electrical energies of the body goes through the teeth. If any substance in the teeth block the acupuncture meridians that end at the teeth it can throw off the body. Plus many dental materials are toxic and they are absorbed in the body and can create heath issues. Some materials such as mercury are so toxic they can cause severe illness and even early death. Often people I work with eventually have to have their mercury (called silver filling) out of their mouths, but it is important that will all the hastle and expense, you don’t replace it with some other material that is toxic to the body.  Using the practice of Auricular Medicine...