Tao Te Ching by Lao Tzu →
Running With Needles: TCM Approach to Bell's Palsy →
runningwithneedles: Affecting about 40,000 people in the United States every year, Bell’s Palsy is a neurological disorder that manifests as a paralysis of the face. This disorder often affects only one side of the face. Bell’s Palsy is thought to be a result of damage to the facial nerve that controls the muscles on…
SDAFF 2011 = Disappointing.
To whom it may concern: My friend and I had purchased tickets online to see “Norwegian Wood” tonight (7:45 pm screening). We arrived on time, and low and behold, the seats were sold out! Congratulations on such a GREAT turn out!!! We came to find that our seats were sold to others who had purchased them at the door. I understand that the only restriction that you have is that...
9 Practices for Seasonal Detoxification by Sheila... →
A thorough program of cleansing and rejuvenation includes: 1.) Practice Meditation and Deep Breathing The practice of meditation and deep breathing restore our mind-body to a place of harmony and unity with our true nature. In many Eastern healing traditions, these important self-awareness practices are the foundation of connecting with our divinity or spiritual essence, which is the source...
Interview: Alison Klayman on getting to know Ai... →
poptech: Alison Klayman is a freelance journalist and documentarian currently finishing a film about the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei. Ai is one of China’s most well-known and controversial artists, and in recent years has produced a body of work that is often highly critical of the Chinese government. In April 2010, Ai Weiwei was detained by Chinese authorities and held for nearly three months...
Running With Needles: Results from Recent Case... →
runningwithneedles: Klinikum der Universitat Munchen in Germany released results in September, 2011 from a case series performed to demonstrate the practicality and possible effects of acupuncture when used as emergency medicine to treat post traumatic stress (PTSD), nausea, and emotional trauma. A trial of 60…
Running With Needles: The Application of... →
runningwithneedles: Acupuncture practitioners around the globe can tell you that migraine sufferers seek help from acupuncture clinics on a daily basis. Many find that this method of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) offers symptom relief unparalleled by oral medications. This ancient therapy is becoming more…
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions....– Upanishads (via acupuncturegirl)
Baltimore Sun: Breast Cancer patients turn to... →
runningwithneedles: By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun 10:52 a.m. EDT, September 30, 2011 Acupuncture, the traditional Chinese medicine that uses needles for treatment, is increasingly being used with cancer patients. Dr. Ting Bao, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and faculty at Maryland’s Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and Center for...
Autumn is upon us, folks! I’m sure you can feel the changes in the weather and temperature, and even see the changes, especially in plants, from summer to fall. Fall is associated with the metal element in TCM. The metal element has many representations such as change or transition, dryness, meticulousness, grief, the color white, pungent tastes, and more. In TCM, the lungs, aka “the...
Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it...– Dalai Lama (via acupuncturegirl)
Running With Needles: Chinese Herbs & Allergies →
runningwithneedles: Food allergies are making a lot of noise these days. If you have any food allergies or sensitivities, make sure to make your acupuncturist or herbalist aware of these before they prescribe you a formula. Patient awareness is also critical to keeping yourself healthy and happy! Remember Chinese…
Exercise = Brain Strength →
moxielicious: When the scientists examined tissue samples from different portions of the exercised animals’ brains, they found markers of upwelling mitochondrial development in all of the tissues. Some parts of their brains showed more activity than others, but in each of the samples, the brain cells held newborn mitochondria. There was no comparable activity in brain cells from the sedentary...
Testimonial: How Acupuncture Keeps You in Training... →
runningwithneedles: A New Yorker’s first-hand experience with acupuncture for her running/heel-wearing injury.
Chinese Medicine: Cupping Therapy for aches,... →
(CBS) Cupping is a form of alternative pain therapy that recently left some curious marks on actress and new mom Gwyneth Paltrow. The mystery behind the circular marks on Paltrow’s back is solved by Michael Gaeta, president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, who describes the therapy on The Early Show. He demonstrates the cupping therapy on the back of one of his patients, who was lying...
love-living-in-the-moment: I read this comic a few days ago and then my roomie Eva came home from the grocery store with this! Don’t get me wrong, it is pretty delicious. I just hope it doesnt mean we are going to be eating a lot of “Combo #5’s from Samurai Chang’s Discount Scary-Yaki.”
After picking on my dear roommate for weeks, she finally made dinner. It was tasty, and perhaps she should audition for Sandra Lee’s position on the Food Network.
Staycation in San Diego over the holiday weekend! Wooohoo!!!!!!!!! Karen took me to a block party in Barrio Logan to check out some of the up and coming local art galleries and eateries in this area. Rich with history, and mostly residential, Barrio Logan is a nice little get away from central San Diego As we walked into Ryan Brothers Coffee, I was struck by the decor and spaciousness of the...
Running With Needles: Are you a Locavore? →
runningwithneedles: Have you heard about the Local Food Movement, yet?? With an increasing concern for the health of our environment, economy and our bodies, many people are becoming more interested in the 100-mile diet. There are several reasons why you may want to consider becoming a locavore: 1. You like…
Shiny and new. And I mean NEW!
New apartment, new roommate, new shoes? Love them all! This place is unbelievable - I feel like a working adult now. The roommate withstands my sarcasm beautifully. She also believes that “Stressed spelled backwards is Desserts,” which equals trouble for me. And of course, the new shoes - wedged and high, I get ultra tonage for the soleus and gastrocs. No more stinking calf raises,...
"I've gotta guy."
“That looks so good. Where’d you get it?” “I’ve gotta guy,” he responds. Great, the food looks good and must be so good that he doesn’t even want to share his source. It’s like a double-edged sword - a compliment to the chef while putting a damper on referrals to the restaurant. What a conversation killer.
HEY ROOMIE!!! I thought this might catch your... →
I wonder what drives spiders away. Far, far away. acupuncturegirl: I am always reluctant to apply commercial repellents - who knows what’s in them and what it will do to your endocrine system? Here is how to make one that you can safely use. DIY Repellent Making your own insect repellent is easy. You can even get the kids involved for a family-friendly…
Another year has passed, and guess what? I’m moving again. Frankly, I’m excited about it, because I will get to cook more and lounge around like a sloth on the future couch! Steph has promised that she’s gonna cook for me - all one week’s worth of actual food and two years’ worth of baked goods. I’m praying for my pancreas and spleen.
I hope that our work exploring the effects of meditation training on attention,...– Clfford Saron, 2011 PopTech Science and Public Leadership Fellow (via poptech)
Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to...– Buddha (via dirtcrumbgoddess)
Running With Needles: Catching a "Cold" in Summer →
runningwithneedles: Following my international triathlon and a hellish two weeks of midterms and trying to finish a 10-page research paper on a respiratory case study, my boyfriend’s lingering cold finally caught me. For five days, extreme cold-like symptoms plagued me as I struggled to get through school and work (I… Same goes with having acute bouts of allergies!
Sniff Cinnamon in the Car!
youorganic: US researchers say Cinnamon increases alertness and reduces road rage when you’re struck in traffic. A quarter of a teaspoonful can also reduce cholesterol and blood glucose levels, so in the morning sprinkle some on your cappuccino or make cinnamon toast, or add a few drops of Cinnamon Essential oil to an Aromatherapy Car Diffuser.
You cannot treat the sick if you are sick. You cannot give to the poor if you...– KSJ
The Salvation Army tent off 26th and Main in Joplin is offering a service you might not expect as part of the relief effort. Acupuncture. In addition to offering basic services, the Salvation Army also has a booth for ‘Acupuncturists Without Borders’. They provide free acupuncture and acupressure to help relieve stress, help people sleep better, and to help with physical or emotional pain. ...
Do you think people were made to run or walk? To climb trees? Live in wet conditions? No, seriously. What do you think? Well, the last two suggestions are pretty easily dismissed. We don’t have ape-like strength and dexterity allowing high flying acrobatics from tree to tree. Living in trees then isn’t really an option. Humans also don’t have gills, scales or fins. Obviously we weren’t meant for...
This defines genius. Granted, I have standards for labeling something genius, but this is amazing! Steph and I met and chatted with one of the team members behind this technology, and if Steph wasn’t mind-boggled, I certainly was. Not only does 3D visualization of the body allow a practitioner or researcher to do non-invasive exploration, it also operates in real-time. It gives me chills...
Running With Needles: Natural Cures for Sunburns →
runningwithneedles: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine’s Health Tip of the Month is great for us athletes who can’t stop a multi-hour workout to reapply the sunscreen! (Hello, Sports Bra Tan!) (photo is not my own) While everyone knows about slathering our red, hot swollen skin with Aloe Vera to ease…
I can’t do this to my body anymore. Despite loving to go to eat and drink at the wonderful restaurants San Diego has to offer, my tummy and head are telling me, “NO MORE!” I am super phlegmtastic right now due to my allergies and consumption of dairy tonight. My sinuses are stuffed again and I just feel gross. Phlegm- and bloat-inducing, dairy is not my friend! It doesn’t...
jchiron: Today has been a little harder than yesterday. I’m feeling more hungry, there’s more tummy grumbling & aches. Not the biggest fan, but I’m still holding on. Still craving cheese, though this morning I was in the mood for pancakes. Salt water flush wasn’t bad either. I’m curious if I’m feeling…
It’s past my bedtime again. I’m starving. I wish I could call my “put on jeans and a t-shirt - I’ll be there in 5-minutes” munchie buddy. Alas, it’s too late! It’s probably a good thing that I’m hungry now. A shift has happened. Four nights ago, I didn’t even want to eat because of the ever-dreaded feeling of food stagnation accumulated over...
June 1 - July 25 Silfredo La O
Ohhhhh the suspense and thrill!... The man with...
The man with the deep voice always amuses me: 1) He reminds me of the Holiday.……. Which, by the way, check out the trailer maker. 2) He makes movie trailers seem amazing - so you’ll want to see it. 3) He should be my alarm clock every morning to announce how great my day will be if I just wake up from slumber. Tags: 2011 MTV Movie Awards, Movie Main, Twilight: Breaking Dawn
Running With Needles: The Benefits of Massage for... →
runningwithneedles: My school sent out this article in their monthly newsletter: “Massage for cancer therapies aid patients in improving their emotional well-being and lessens some of the symptoms associated with cancer, reducing the side effects of invasive cancer treatments. Consisting of kneading,…
DJ Spooky + Joshua Roman » Radiohead from The Voice Project on Vimeo.
This totally made my day! →