Acupuncture tips from Rosie is now being offered for you! Free advice about holistic medicine and how it relates to you and the seasons. Come here to find new ideas about how to live by following the laws of nature. If you would like to try acupuncture and do not know how to find a practitioner, here is a link to look up one in your area.
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What is Wei Qi?
Acu Tip: Wei Qi is the protective energetic layer that we all naturally have in our bodies. It protects us against external germs, weather, such as wind and cold. Get yourself a loofah or a long handle brush and use one of these great natural, artisan soaps in your daily shower. This will stimulate your Wei Qi and help prevent getting sick during the winter months. It also helps if you are feeling a cold coming on. Be sure to brush downward on the back of your neck. Additionally, remember to wear gloves, hat and most importantly, a scarf every time you go out in the wind-cold! Stay warm and healthy!
Tip: It’s cold outside and the wind is sure blowing! Common sense tells me to bundle up and sit by a cozy fire. If you look around to see what the animals are doing, what do you find? Oh wait, you can’t even see the animals this time of year…unless it is a hungry deer here and there looking for food. The bears are already hibernating. The birds have flown south, where its warmer. The squirrels have gathered there nuts and are hunkered down. Those little bunnies you see hopping around during Spring, Summer and the beginning of fall, are all under ground, protected from the elements, resting, nesting and staying warm!
Follow the animals lead. Winter calls for us to be quieter and rest more. This is the time to plant the seeds in our brains, hearts and bodies and allow them to sit, germinate and get ready for Spring. So, take care of your body during the calm of winter so that you will be ready to burst into action when Spring arrives.
Auricular (ear) Acupuncture helps with:
What are the advantages of acupuncture ear points?
- Easy access
- Easy to clean
- Quick to use, so useful in pain or for drug dependency
- If semi-permanent needles are inserted, or patches placed, they can be easily pressed or rubbed by the patient
- Different results come from using needles, concentrated laser light and magnetic fields, making ear acupuncture a field full of potential for research and treatment
- Like other reflex systems of diagnosis, the ear can be used to diagnose and treat pathology elsewhere in the body
- Can be used to treat many metabolic, hormonal and functional problems
- Can powerfully complement body acupuncture
What are the disadvantages of using acupuncture points in the ear?
- Acupuncture points are very close together
- People’s ears differ widely so points can be hard to locate
- Some people are very sensitive to acupuncture in their ears
- Strong treatment to anaesthetise pain can delay diagnosis of or even conceal underlying problems
- The underlying complexity makes it hard to learn properly
- Great skill is needed to use its full potential
- Lasers for ear acupuncture can be expensive
- Used for self-diagnosis can lead to hyperchondriacal states.
Acupuncture tips about sleep:
Tip: Healthy sleep habits are essential to getting a good night’s rest.Your daily routines – what you eat and drink, the medications you take, how you schedule your days and how you choose to spend your evenings – can significantly impact your quality of sleep. Even a few slight adjustments can, in some cases, mean the difference between sound sleep and a restless night. Go here for tips about good sleep hygiene. And while you are changing your routine, if you need a little help, try acupuncture or these natural healthy sleep strips until you can sleep on your own peacefully!
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