Friday, January 31, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
medicine in many ways; there is agreement in the belief that genetics and environment toxins
all contribute and predispose t
o cancer development. However, Chinese medicine regards
cancer, as the end result of multiple long
term, chronic body imbalances from both external
and internal causes not a single end
stage event. These imbalances can result from genetic
weakness (poor Kidney
), invasion by external pathogenic factors,
exposure to environmental toxins, chemicals, drugs, chronic infections or inflammation, internal
pathogenic factors (multiple organ dysfunction) and psychological stress. In brief, tumor
considered to develop from a deficiency of Qi. Qi deficiency eventually leads to deficiency and
stagnation of Qi and Blood and the development of Damp, Phlegm and Toxic Heat. Eventua
there is an “entanglement”
of Qi, Blood, Damp
Phlegm and Toxic H
eat (can be exogenous or
generated endogenously), that forms a mass or tumor. These elements are present in variable
degrees depending on the individual animal. All cancer patients are considered to have
abnormal circulation patterns and “sticky blood” (bl
ood stagnation or stasis) to some degree.
Because of the multi
factorial nature of cancer development, Chinese medicine holds that
there can be no single cure for cancer for these reasons. Cancer or tumors are considered the
end stage of chronic and comple
x disease processes and require strong material treatment
and so the treatment of cancer requires the use herbal medicine; a strong material treatment.
Acupuncture (an energetic treatment) and food therapy are typically used in the treatment of
in general they are not strong enough to effectively resolve or manage cancer
when used alone.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Monday, January 13, 2014
One of the biggest misconception about acupuncture has to do with the word "needle". Most folks think it's going to hurt, and in reality, most people hardly feel it if they feel anything it's usually not pain, but a variety of other sensations.
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