Expert in Japanese acupuncture and Chinese medicine among others.
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One of the wisest words I received from this man: "Don't bear the burden. If you don't feel it, the healing you're looking for isn't there. It does not mean that you don't have to experience discomfort, but it means that you don't have to surpass your threshold of discomfort."
I felt an incredible relief and was surprised by the power of these words as we are sometimes too obsessed by creating immediate change. And we forget that for change we need time and patience, we need to wait for the right moment and the right person to help us.
If we run for the golden globe, we might make a few steps forward and fall backwards again, loosing what we have worked for for so long.
The instinct is a wonderful tool to tell you how to go about your life and if the next step is the right one for you. If it's difficult you will know and feel it, but you will never run away from it. <3
Movember Fact #15
The name of the game when it comes to prostate cancer is to avoid the aggressive prostate cancers (PCa). Particularly the ones that will kill you. Many men will experience prostate cancer in their lifetime, but the goal is to prevent and avoid the prostate cancers that are lethal as most men will die with PCa rather than from PCa. Diabetes plays a large role here.
If you know me you know I advise against excess sugar and carb consumption particularly those that are high glycemic and stimulate insulin levels. (Exceptions do exist but are far beyond the scope of this post). Research is now showing that diabetes is a significant risk factor for aggressive prostate cancer. In fact, men with diabetes are significantly more likely to experience a VERY-HIGH risk prostate cancer. IN particular the PCa was more likely to metastasize and produce aggressive tumors in the diabetic group.
The reasoning behind this is when insulin is high, it simulates the synthesis of IGF-1 which when high for long periods of time may increase cancer risk (the jury is not fully out on this but it seems like the case.) Further, chronic insulin exposure will alter androgen receptor and IGF-1 receptors which will impact PCa growth. Lastly and most IMPORTANT it will decrease activity of ESR2 (estrogen receptor 2) a protective anti-proliferative estrogen receptor.
I know this is a lot of science and geeking out here 🤓 but it is important to know. Diabetes can be prevented and often reversed, which then means we can also, potentially, prevent PCa (which in my opinion is absolutely possibly).
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Came in for my bi-weekly adjustment, Dry needling/ acupuncture & Neufit therapy! ◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾ What is this machine?👉🏼 @neufitrfp
NeuFit (Neurological Fitness) technology utilizes unique and innovative training techniques to train our brain and nervous system directly to hack our body for increased strength, reduced pain, faster recovery from injury and teach the body to perform at the highest levels of our potential.
When we can effectively free our body from unnecessary restrictions on the nervous system, we can heal faster, get stronger, become faster, and rapidly improve every aspect of human performance.
The central nervous system is the controlling and governing systems that are of primary importance when it comes to increasing performance, reducing/preventing pain & all health-related functions whether they are aesthetic or performance related.
Our nerves are the electric currency required for our bodies to function. If your nerves are not functioning at a high level, you cannot expect your body to as well. Similar to paying $4 for a roller coaster that costs $12 to ride... You don't have what's required to participate.
The important takeaway from this is that you can actually train your nervous system to function at a higher rate, improve your health and performance and it can all happen in a very short time.
The Nervous System controls virtually everything about the body. When you work neurologically, you can change everything else for the better - and do it much faster." ....,............. Investing in your health is always a good idea! Reap the benefits of having you body working and performing at it's best! 🎯
When is the last time you've been adjusted? Had body treatments? Massage? 🤔 Go check out @drlacifiga 📊 👉🏼 9855 S Priest Dr #101 , Tempe, AZ 85284📍
Have you ever wandered how Acupuncture works and considered trying it? Look no further! Here is some education about how it works and our office has a licensed acupuncturist who does the treatments right here! Call our office to find out information! #acupuncture
Anxiety can be debilitating. Most people do not realize how very fragile our minds are - if our mind is not right, then nothing else matters. The first step to combating anxiety is to be aware we are anxious. A good friend once told me - when your feeling anxious go out and do something kind for someone else - shifting our focus from ourselves to someone else. It’s a beautiful thing. We all need to do whatever it takes to find find peace. I have tried meditation, yoga, reiki, acupuncture, nuero feed back, support group, and therapy. It’s ok to put ourselves first and practice self care - in fact we need to do it more! #selfcare#selflove#anxiety#meditate#yoga#reiki#acupuncture#neurofeedback
It's time to learn.
Let's forget terms like contract and relax. What does that mean? When something is relaxing, usually something is contracting, this can get very confusing when we are talking about muscles. Your muscles don't all just go flaccid at once, so there's no absolute relaxation unless...well...you're dead. So let's not do that.
Lets talk about muscle actions: Eccentric (long) vs Concentric (short). When we "stretch" a muscle we are pulling it long, placing it in an eccentric position or load. The muscle which opposes this is actually going into a short or concentric position or load.
For example when you shorten or concentrically load your bicep, you are lengthening or eccentrically loading your tricep to allow for the bicep to shorten.
Both actions are necessary, but more often than not, in your basic training programs many people only focus on the shortening/concentric loading 💪
A muscle must lengthen before it can shorten (optimally and with nice power behind it). Much like an elastic band. if you wanted to fling one across the room you first have to pull back on it and then let it go. Our muscles contract in the same manner. In order to fully concentrically load something with good power we must first fully eccentrically load it.
Play around with this concept in your workouts and see how you can better gain range and power during your lifts!
It's your move.
We often get questions about fads and quick fixes in the wellness industry. Typically people do not love our answer 😔.
Nothing comes without hard work guys. Quick fixes don’t work long term. If it seems too good to be true it likely is...There is no magic pill or machine that will heal you without commitment to your home program and education.
This applies to all aspects of your life including health & healing. Put in the work for whatever it may be and watch beautiful results grow 🌱. Nothing good ever came easy 💕.
With the weather changing we have had many patients come to us for seasonal support. This is a new bundle that we put together so that we can take away sinus pressure, headaches, congestion, soar throats, and itchy ears. The combination of these therapies promotes clearer airways as well as pain and tension relief.
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The ACMOS method is now in Esperance ✨ 🤗 👉🏻Watch this amazing video for understanding how the ACMOS method can help you for finding a well-being, a balance and improve your daily life! 🙏🏻 https://youtu.be/HM6vKDp_6es 💛
The objective of this method is to find the energetic balance of the body and the mind through its own resources and in the respect of the body management’s capacities. ✨
The ACMOS method uses the resonance techniques with several instruments to perform exact measurement of the energetic fields to identify blockages and indicate how to resolve them. The objective of the ACMOS method is to access the cause of the disorders to allow for the organization of a global aspect of the human being rather than aspects of our bits and pieces. ✨
The ACMOS method uses knowledge of the Traditional Chinese Medicine to balance the body with the Yin and Yang energies. Energy resources (Yin energy) of centripetal direction means moving inside of our body, and can be compared to a savings account (financial resources). Energy management (Yang energy) of centrifugal direction means moving outside of the body and can be compared to a checking account (money management). Both types of energy, Ying and Yang can be evaluated and managed by the ACMOS method. ⚖️ The ACMOS method will manage and correct only the command points that the body is unable to reactivate because it has become overwhelmed and lost its capacity for total organization. The main goal of the method is to help the organism to restore its coherence wherever it has lost its control or ability to solve the problem. ✨
If you want to try an ACMOS session, call me to book an appointment : 0409 909 679! ✨
Acupuncture is a proven effective treatment for carpal tunnel syndrome. Often people with this condition are not able to find relief with conventional therapies, and must either resort to a lifetime of wrist-braces or risk painful and sometimes ineffective surgery. ⠀
If you suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, send a message and make an appointment to have pain-relieving acupuncture treatment today. ⠀
[PEAU D'ORANGE & MUCOSITÉS] Comment vaincre ces mucosités dans la gorge et dans les poumons qui vous embêtent en ce moment ? Allez chez l'herboriste et demandez de la peau d'orange séchée.Vous pouvez très bien peler aussi une orange fraîche en gardant toute la peau (le zeste et le blanc)
Quelle quantité ?Une bonne poignée "généreuse" suffit.Conservez-la en infusion dans 1/2 L d'eau chaude quotidiennement (dans un thermos) ; elle est la meilleure amie de vos voies aériennes et de vos poumons ;) Une recette ancestrale chinoise pour votre santé au quotidien #toux # douleur # fatigue # sinusite # allergie # insomnie #lifthing#medcinedouce#acupuncture#rennes #
Ever wonder why your acupuncturist uses a heat lamp during your treatment? 💡 It is extremely therapeutic (especially during the cold winter months) and makes your treatment even more relaxing 💙 #NJAcupunctureCenter
A few heartworm facts....prevention is far more effective and less costly than treatment. The mosquito is the only known vector for transmitting heartworm, and are around all year in florida. Heartworms cannot be passed directly from one pet to another.... and finally, pets should be tested at least once a year. #dogsofinstagram#goldbeadimplants#veterinaryacupuncture#acupuncture
Declaración en París sobre la necesidad de integrar la acupuntura y la moxibustión dentro de nuestros sistemas sanitarios y que sean regulados para poder beneficiarnos de su ayuda complementaria. 💪🏽💪🏽 📌📌
Physician Leong and team having late night enrichment video call with USA doctors to learn more about #lymphatic#system , working hard while everyone else is enjoying Friday nights 😂
but #sacrifice is worth it! We can only serve patients more as we upgrade ourselves!
#Repost @fertilemoon (@get_repost)
Thank you for your always helpful information, @beatinfertility. Have you considered adding acupuncture and Chinese medicine into your IVF cycle? I’ve spent years designing individualized programs for women going through IVF, IUI, and conceiving naturally. I take a three-step approach in each case. 1. Gentle influence on the HPO axis. 2. Blood flow to the ovaries and uterus. 3. Stress reduction. All helpful!! When should you start acupuncture? The sooner, the better. I prefer to have 8-12 weeks with the couple before they start injections. However, some folks only start to consider acupuncture once they’re starting infertility treatments, I welcome those cases too. #fertility#infertility#IVF#IUI#TTC#FertileMoon#fertilityacupuncture#acupuncture#BeverlyHills#YourFututreIsFertile
The “Nei Jing Tu” ” is a Daoist “Inner Landscape” diagram of the human body illustrating “NeiDan”, “Wu Xing” and “Yin and Yang”.
The “Nei Jing Tu” literally depicts a human body (resembling either meditator or fetus) as a microcosm of nature – an “Inner Landscape” with mountains, rivers, paths, forests, and stars.
Comparable with (Huangdi Neijing) “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon”, it is generally interpreted as a “Chart” or “Diagram” of “Inner meridians” or “channels” for circulating “Qi” in “Nei Dan” practices.
It describes the transformations that happens within the “body” and “mind” with “inner practice”, The scenes depicted at different levels along the spine are changes occurring within the fields of the Dan Tians (or Chakras), representing the spinal column and skull.
The “Nei Jing” image of a mountain with crags on the skull and spinal column elaborates upon the “body-as-mountain” metaphor, was first recorded in 1227 CE.
The head shows (Kunlun Mountains), upper (dantian), Laozi, Bodhiharma, and two circles for the eyes (labelled “sun” and “moon”).
The heart depicts Niulang “the cowherd” (Altair) holding the Beidou “Northern Dipper” (Big Dipper). Together with his archetypal lover Zhinu “the weaver girl” (Vega), they propel (Qi) up to the tracheal Twelve-Storied Pagoda. The liver and gall bladder are a forest, the stomach is a granary, and the intestines caption reads “the iron ox ploughs the field where coins of gold are sown” referring to the (Elixir of Life). At base of the spine are treadmill (Waterwheels) being run by two children representing Yin and Yang.
It is also known as the home of “Kundalini Shakti.”
An energy which, when dormant, lies coiled like a snake at the base of the spine.
After awakened, it initiates the energetic transformations depicted in the “Nei Jing Tu”.
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#TBt when RSI athlete @q_chumley was performing post surgical Terminal knee extensions (TKE) with a straight leg raise, just a couple days out from ACL repair surgery. We are utilizing an external cue to provide him visual feedback to assist in maintaining his quad control. It is common to come out of TKE unconsciously when attempting the straight leg raise. You can notice that when he is not able to keep his knee straight the laser will move from the middle of his foot towards his toe. At RSI we will focus on all the minute details to make sure you are rehabilitating from a solid foundation. Without a solid baseline of Range of motion, strength and balance, reaching 100% will be difficult! Stay tuned as we will update you on how he is doing today in phase 3 of his program!
I knew I had more rules in me 😄 here is number 9 and one that I have been guilty of breaking many times...so I now promise to #honourmyself and do my best to keep this promise. I'm sure life will always challenge bravery on this one! How about you?? How does this rule sit with you? #selfreflection#soulwork#empoweryourself
Quem nunca ficou "cego" de raiva? 😡😨
Na Medicina Chinesa, essa relação da "cegueira" momentânea com a raiva faz todo o sentido. Ambos estão relacionados ao Fígado, que governa a visão e se enfraquece quando sentimos raiva em excesso ou quando temos raiva/mágoa contidas por longa data.
Vamos tentando não exteriorizar a raiva, conter a emoção, até que vem a explosão. E aí surge a reação irracional, que realmente parece com uma cegueira momentânea.
O fígado rege as articulações do ombro e joelhos e também os tendões de modo geral. Assim sendo, as bursites e as dores nos joelhos sem causa aparente, são sinais de comprometimento da energia do fígado. As tendinites e os estiramentos musculares frequentes também estão neste grupo.
A acupuntura tem ótimos resultados, equilibrando o sistema físico e energético, melhorando assim a sua saúde!
Mas, lembre-se: A saúde começa em nós! O ideal é cuidar do seu fígado, com alimentação adequada, rotina de sono e atividade física regulares e sempre buscando entender nossas emoções. 🤔❤💭
🎂 Happy 1 month anniversary to Summit Acupuncture 🎂
This month has been an absolutely incredible experience. I’ve never worked so hard or been so fulfilled in my life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’m on a mission to get as many people pain and headache free in Philly as possible.
I’m working on creating the healthcare facility of the future. A place that is affordable, quick, and effective. A place that supports your everyday just feeling more... YOU. Whether that means workouts without knee pain or a morning without a headache, Summit has something to offer you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Week one I gave 10 treatments. This week I’m giving over 60 treatments!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I am so grateful, SO GRATEFUL, for everyone that has supported this massive and fast expansion. Thank you to everyone who has come in this first month, to everyone who has shared their stories, to everyone that has referred a friend or family member to the office. I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with you and appreciate everything you have done to help Summit grow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Where is Summit going? Well, for me it’s about impact. I want this clinic to expand to a place where a handful of Acupuncturists are giving killer, super-effective treatments around the clock at the office. I’m talking HUNDREDS of treatments a week. It’ll take time but we’ll get there. That’s the impact I’m looking for and you’re the reason it’s going to happen sooner than later. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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