It is impossible to put a dollar amount on human health versus being ill. What we do know is that our experience of life, reality and the world changes completely as our energy levels change and as our health fades. Churchill famously said that “if you’re not progressive in your 20s – you have no… Continue reading the price of health
Most of us recall a moment when our parent or a guardian pointed to a medical doctor and said: “you see that man in a white coat? You have to listen to him. He is a doctor and he’ll make this go away….” Inevitably, at that moment, we gave away some responsibility for our health… Continue reading taking health into one’s own hands
So arresting and reversing the spiral requires strategy and focus. Our main tools revolve around the previously mentioned 4 riders of disease apocalypse: stress, sleep, diet and exercise. Stress can temporarily be removed by “buying time”, removing yourself from your stressors, even borrowing money so you don’t have to wait until you have it. One… Continue reading Notes
Disease looks very much like a downward spiral – unless we interrupt it, it just keeps getting worse and worse. Typically, we use western medicine drugs to arrest that downward movement – it is a practical and usually: a very fast solution. Acupuncture is an even more powerful tool in stopping the downward spiral oh… Continue reading turning one’s health around (1)
Throughout history humans placed high value on kindness. Christian Saints, Buddhist monks, spoke and meditated on it for centuries. It is one of the hallmarks of being a human. But the way we treat ourselves, how we relate to our own bodies should reflect that too. After all, how kind of a person are we… Continue reading kindness and great lifestyle
All living things need good life routine. This is what we observe in nature, looking at plants and animals. Every living thing operates on on 3 cycles: daily cycle, moon cycle and a cycle of seasons (only humans added a weekly cycle!). The daily cycle is the one in which all of our needs and… Continue reading health needs a healthy routine
In Chinese medicine, prevention and healing go hand in hand – they knew just as we know: healthy people rarely get sick. It is why Chinese used to treat and charge for it when the patient was well and the patient would get free treatment if they got sick. Every doctor in Chinese medicine uses… Continue reading five tools of Chinese medicine
We are at the peak of western medicine development, incorporating the most advanced technologies into our vaccines, drugs and surgical procedures. But we as people are not healthier and judging by the explosion of obesity and lifestyle diseases, humans are less healthy then we used to be. Our state of health in general leaves a… Continue reading why add Chinese medicine to our medicine cabinet?
Humans evolved while moving, keeping their long limbs to survive and thrive. But modern life brought another huge change – lack of need to walk and run. We do not know yet what is the impact on our body’s health and to what degree does this change our body’s functioning. Another unknown is how much… Continue reading lack of physical activity
Our digestive system evolved over hundreds of generations to mechanically and chemically process for, and extract dozens of ingredients necessary for our survival and eliminate what it doesn’t need. This system is so complex and sophisticated that modern science still can’t explain many of it’s secrets. What common sense tells us is that humans took… Continue reading poor diet
Our bodies are extremely complex, resilient creations. They adapt quickly and can survive under most challenging physical and emotional circumstances. This can make it hard to tell when we’re damaging them, sometimes until it is too late. In addition to this, Internet, social media, industry and modern life make it harder then ever to decipher… Continue reading human condition theory
Every living thing sleeps and the fact that our science hasn’t issued a clear guidance as to how much is needed doesn’t mean that we can get away with less than what our body demands. You can’t tell your body that you slept enough when you didn’t and if it is ever begging you for… Continue reading poor sleep
Chinese say “in the body, there is either ease or dis-ease” and the fact that in English language disease is a synonym for illness shows that western civilization used to know this too. Prolonged exposure to stress has devastating effects on our health yet little is done by our medical establishment to address this issue.… Continue reading stress
Before we focus on details of how to improve and maintain one’s health, let’s take a quick look at what are the most damaging things we should keep an eye on. As you’ll possibly expect they are (in this order): stress, poor sleep, poor diet and lack of physical activity. 1. Stress is a killer,… Continue reading the four riders of the apocalypse
At the most fundamental level, our schools are supposed to teach us two things: how to maintain health and how to make money. They don’t do either but this a topic for another time. Generally speaking, modern human is less equipped to take care of themselves then ever before. The previous generations used to pass… Continue reading how to energize our bodies and maintain health
Chinese Medicine theory combines with Chinese Philosophy to create a unified view of the Universe and humans’ place in it. All is integrated instead of segregated, as we do in the West. Three fundamental laws are shared between the philosophy and medicine. The First Law is the law of Chi that states that everything is… Continue reading health and energy in Chinese medicine
Every language has an expression that goes like “today, I have no energy” and all humans understand it. This is not a scientific declaration, in fact: our science struggles to explant what this means. Explaining the emotion of Love creates a similar problem from western scientific point of view. Ancient Chinese Medicine offers not just… Continue reading twelve organs that make, move and store energy
If you think about it, everything we achieve in our life is a result of how much energy we had available. If you wake up tired and spend your days struggling to focus or even move, you will live a very different life story than if you were strong and fit. The reason for this… Continue reading our life stories are written with energy we have
How healthy are you and what is Health, anyway? Is it “the absence of pain”? “Lack of discomfort”? Many equal Health with “lack of symptoms of disease” but that leaves us limited to diseases we already know – what about diseases we haven’t discovered yet? One way to define Health is that it is a… Continue reading health is joy, compassion, bliss…
Like everything else, our health is a result of an effort. The more we put into it, the more likely we’ll get a better result. This blog is a conversation and an inquiry into how to improve one’s health. I use the principles of eastern medicine and old style acupuncture (also called the five element… Continue reading Human Health 101
The Five Element Acupuncture (FEA) is a result of thousands of years of study and observation. Like western medicine, it is a combination of many different schools of thought and many different influences, in it’s case: Taoist, Buddhist and Confucian thought. In the West, our approach to life has been to conquer the Earth and… Continue reading Fundamentals of Acupuncture Theory
This is such a common question but the answer is rarely heard. Our bodies know how to create and heal themselves, in vast majority of humans we see a perfect growth (10 fingers, 10 toes and all the rest) from embryo until 20 years of age. It is one of Nature’s greatest miracles that more… Continue reading What can Acupuncture heal?
If you are at Needleit.com, it may already be clear to you why we should learn and practice Acupuncture. If its not, here are just a few reasons: Acupuncture treats the problem – not just the symptom. It will not just remove your migraine, it will remove all of your future migraines and while treating… Continue reading Why practice Acupuncture?
What is going on here? Don’t we have hundreds of Acupuncture sites and dozens of blogs? Is enough ever really enough any more?! I am sorry to disagree but while there is lots of great stuff out there, I can’t seem to find the site I like going to to get the basic and simple… Continue reading Another Acupuncture Blog!?