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Acupuncture for the New Age

Acupuncture is all about getting the qi or life force energy to flow smoothly through the meridians and organs. Inserting acupuncture needles can be very effective at regaining this flow, but in order to make sure the flow is sustained we must work at the root causes of the qi blockages. Sometimes the energy is off due to a wrong diet and I work with discovering if there are food allergies or sensitivities that keep blocking the system and and what is the right diet for the individual. If there are organisms such as yeast, viruses, bacteria and parasites, these should be removed or else progress will be temporary. Emotions and painful memories can get stuck in the unconscious which effect the meridians and organs and should...

Zen Shiatsu

In 1988 I studied and became a practitioner of Zen Shiatsu after studying with David Sergel in Boston. This method of body work was developed by Shizuto Masunaga of Japan. Zen Shiatsu, also known as Masunaga Therapy, is a form of meridian shiatsu. A difference between Masunaga's Zen shiatsu and earlier forms of shiatsu is that Zen Shiatsu uses not only thumbs and palms but also fists, elbows, and knees. Often the massage table is folded down the ground so the body weight of the practitioner can be use in the pressure. The primary precept of Zen Shiatsu is the importance of remaining in a Zen-like, present state when practicing shiatsu; nourishing weak , deficient or kyo areas and dispersing excess, tight or...

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...

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...

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is believed to have been practiced in China for about 5000 years. According to Oriental Medical theory there are meridians or rivers of energy that is circulating throughout the body, feeding and nourishing the tissues and organs along their pathways. If the energy is deficient, excessive or stagnant in the meridians, then their corresponding organs and body parts can become diseased or function poorly.  There are about 365 main acupuncture points on the surface of the body. Manipulation of the energy at these points can influence the energy flow in the meridians. Acupuncture using very thin stainless steel needles inserted into the skin and muscles is very effective to rebalance energy flow in the body. Surprisingly the needles are quite painless, they are so...