Are you experiencing pain?
Do you have problems sleeping?
Are you tired of taking medication that only helps the pain for awhile, or has you feeling groggy in the morning?
Acupuncture is a safe, natural alternative in helping with pain, sleeping issues, cold’s, flu’s, and so much more. Acupuncture offers overall health by focusing on the whole person. Acupuncture is a great life style change that can benefit anyone.
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From Dr. Meade
Qi Gong for the Heart
I am a big proponent of qi gong. I love it when my patients come in and tell me that they have started a qi gong class because they did some research and it seems like this study will help them better their lives. In Acupuncture Today there is three-part article for qi gong for the heart. This is great for anyone with stress, has had a heart attack, or wants to help their heart.
Check out these great articles here…
Breath of Fresh Air
Have you ever had a hard time catching your breath? Many patients in my clinic have come in for breathing issues. Sometimes it is related to COPD, asthma, or structural issues. Have you ever thought massage could help with all of these breathing issues? It can and it is a great safe and effective way to get more breath and it wont have an adverse reaction with your medication.
Here is a great article that has some case studies that show massage is a great adjunct therapy:
CT Scan Reveals Acupuncture Points
There is evidence now that acupuncture points do exists. This report shows that when a CT scan is done the points used for acupuncture are denser than a non-acupuncture point.
This speaks volumes about the ancient Chinese doctors who discovered these points.
Check it out here…
Acupuncture Sooths Pain according to NBC Nightly News
NBC Nightly News talked about acupuncture recently. It states that acupuncture is useful for pain and many Americans are using this medicine.
Yeah for Acupuncture!
Check it out here:
Ever since I became aware of the chemical triclosan, I have made every effort to stay away from it. It was first being reported as a harmful chemical in hand sanitizers and antibacterial soap. Later it was found in many other things. Most companies removed this harmful chemical, but Colgate total is not removing it from this product. I would highly recommend reading this article and deciding if you should continue using Colgate total.
Have you heard this word recently and wondered what it means? I have heard stay away from Monsanto seeds and that it’s ruining our food. Well curiosity got the best of me and I had to do some research to figure out what this word actually meant.
Here is some information that I found:
Monsanto is a bio-chemical company, which has
1. Developed Roundup
2. Developed Growth Hormone for cattle
3. Developed GMO seeds
What does developing these things mean to our human race? Cancer rates have gone up, we have more issues becoming pregnant, and more unexplained illness have started to form.
Read this article and decided for yourself on how you want to proceed with killing your weeds and buying your produce.
For years we have been told that the safety and efficiency of vaccines need not be questioned. The powers that be at the CDC and other various governmental scientific agencies have verified that they are the best way of insuring that our children have the best chance at a long and healthy life. However, there have always been those who question whether injecting our children with these un-natural and questionable chemicals is actually what is best for them. Of course, we as parents, do not want our children to get sick, and some of the diseases that vaccines are designed to protect against are out and out killers. This is where conundrum begins.
On one hand there are diseases which were epidemic in the last century that we no longer hear about except in history books or when the evening news is featuring a third world nation. Then there are the modern epidemics that we seem to be accepting as part of living in the 21st century. We have come to accept that we have to search for a cure for Autism, teenagers today have to be medicated to deal with ADHD, and there are those poor people who have to deal with speech and language delays that seem to be more common now than 50 years ago.
It has never been a big secret that vaccines use mercury as a preservative, and it’s also not a big secret that mercury is terrible for the human body. Mercury and other heavy metals are especially dangerous to young children whose neurological pathways are not fully developed. The results of this exposure can easily include autism, ADHD as well as a host of other developmental disorders.
I have always questioned the safety of vaccinations, and therefore took precautions when my children were due for their vaccinations. But like many others I underestimated the level to which I should be concerned. I naively wanted to believe that scientists and doctors wouldn’t allow dangerous chemicals to be intentionally injected into our children. Then I read the following article Cover-up Scandal: CDC’s Vaccine Research Exposed as Flawed and Falsified, which shares evidence that the information we have been given is further from the truth than many of us may have suspected.
This article can be found here:
I will not recommend getting children vaccinated anymore than I will recommend forgoing those vaccinations. I believe that is a personal choice parents must make for themselves. I will recommend that those who do wish to have their children vaccinated, or have done so in the past find a quality homeopathic such as Liddell vaccine detox, check out the information here, http://www.liddell.net/Toxins/c16/p42/Detox-Vaccines/product_info.html or start their children on a heavy metal detox regiment. I will also recommend that parents strongly consider spacing vaccinations so they don’t have to remove as much of those heavy metals at one time.
The depressing truth about Lexapro
Have you ever seen a commercial for some pharmaceutical drug that shows a person with depression coming out of their shell, and feeling better as a result of the miracle of modern chemistry? Only to be inundated by the high-speed voice speaking softly about the possible side effects? I admit that I have made some comments about that voice, and the amazing turmoil a person must be in to risk such side effects.
As a doctor of oriental medicine I always recommend that my patients look for natural ways of dealing with their healthcare and emotional or psychological issues are no different. Again I will never tell a patient that they should abandon prescribed medications. But I do believe that people should start their recovery with lifestyle changes. Diet, exercise, massage, and acupuncture may have their own side effects but I think a risk of increased energy beats suicidal thoughts any day.
I recently read this article about Lexapro and its side effects, as well as how to avoid them. If you are taking this medication or any other medication for depression, check out this article:
We have all heard that High Fructose Corn Syrup is fine and does not cause a problem in the body. I have always questioned this and wondered why it is in so much of our food. Have you ever noticed it is in bread, soda, and fruit juice? Recently I watched a film titled “King Korn” explaining the corn industry in America and that really got me going on the fructose ban. Please read this article and strive for a better diet with limited fructose. Keep you and your family healthy with reading labels and understanding how food affects your body.
Live Long and Healthy!
Ever wondered what is harmful to you in our modern society?
I loved this article. It so clearly defines what is dangerous and what is tolerable in today’s world.
Some other things we should also be thinking about.
Eat organic whenever possible. Look for the USDA label. Read food product labels. We should all know what we are consuming in our food, just because it is legal does not necessarily mean it is good for our bodies.
Drink clean water and use a container. Using a container for water cuts down on garbage and you have a refreshing drink with you at all times.
I have noticed lately that I have not been paying attention to my own body. I have been taking very good care of my patients but I have been lacking in my own self-care.
Eating has been a big issue lately. I eat on the run, in my car, or I am wolfing through a meal to get what I need done.
I ran across an article talking about nutritional self-care. I learned to get the most from my food, I need to sit down and breathe. Chew my food thoroughly and enjoy what I am eating.
This is a great wake up call for me and I hope that you find this article useful in your life.
Wrist pain is a common aliment seen in my practice.
Most of these patients have been given the diagnosis of carpal tunnel.
Most of these people have worn the splint, taken ibuprofen or another anti-inflammatory, and cortisone shots with little relief.
This article explains “What is Carpal Tunnel?” and how it is effectively treated with acupuncture.
This is well worth the read if you are suffering form wrist pain.
Lately it seems that I have had more stress. I have been having more headaches and Stomach issues, and perhaps a bit more moody. I am running a business and raising a family. These are not things I would ever give up or complain about, but they do add stress. I realized that I might not be managing my stress well. In Massage Today I found this great article about learning how to massage stress. A lot of her suggestions were a great reminder that I need to take time out of my day, to sit, relax, and take care of myself. It will help me a better practitioner, a better mother, and a better partner.
In Chinese Medicine we view food as having properties such as hot, cold, sweet, sour, bitter, etc. Food and diet play an important role in the health of the body.
When a Chinese Medicine Doctor is diagnosing you, you are asked about your diet and appetite, so they can come up with the proper diagnosis and treat accordingly. I have come across some charts that follow the Chinese Medicine properties of food and are very helpful to healthily living.
We all know that sitting all day long is bad for us, but do you know how it affects your body? This chart explains how sitting for long periods of time affects the body and how damaging it can be.
Being a Doctor of Oriental Medicine, I have had many patients that have been diagnosed with terminal cancer. Most commonly their doctors have pushed for invasive and harsh treatments such as chemotherapy and radiation in hopes to prolong their life. But, when is it enough? Are these patients being given the correct information so they, and I, can make the best decision on how to proceed? This article explains that, no, patients are usually not being provided with the options, and information, required to make decisions regarding their healthcare. Money is driving the last days of our lives and we are not in control.