The message is out there. Clear, honest communication is the best way to maintain and sustain a healthy relationship with those we love. Presumably, we can only offer others what we have offered ourselves first. So, here is an interesting crossroads between two popular advice offerings. If we open loving dialogue with our intimates, then is it not time to offer the same kindness and healing to ourselves? What am I suggesting? Exploring the power of conversing with our Self!
That is correct. Perhaps talking to our Self is [Read more…]
Along with the new year there are many good tidings and the tides of our stressors. As we are surrounded by our family and friends, we may experience body aches, head-aches, and emotions, the familiar ones and the strange ones that often surprise us.
For those of us who tighten our stomachs, raise our shoulders, feel constriction in our chests and fail to let our core do any natural relaxing, there is possible relief.
From an Acupuncturist’s and Meditation Guide’s perspective we can do one or two quick things to offer ourselves relief.
Groom your Ribs:
Start with the finger tips of your left hand and make a grooming, combing, stroke over your right rib cage. [Read more…]
The Cutting Edge of Health and Wellness Today
Friday, July 10, at 2 PM Pacific
Today I am delighted to be joined by Dr. Roger Billica and Dr. Carolyn McMakin. We will update our listeners on new information on Frequency Specific Microcurrent and discuss with Dr. Billica the unique blending of energetic diagnosis and treatment in his integrated practice of medicine working with complex medical illnesses.
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Disclaimer: Given the fact that Borrelia and the co-infections all have the same mechanisms of action there is significant symptom overlap. These symptom pictures are meant to be used as templates that will vary given the individual patient’s co-morbidities, strengths and weakness.
Differentiating Bartonella Like Organisms (BLO) from Babesia Like Organisms (BabLO) is like looking at shades of gray. They have many of the same symptoms with different intensities. The main difference between the two is that BLO will be more painful. It likes the joints and periarticular areas. The pain migrates, affecting different joints at different times. It is usually unilateral and gets mistaken for arthritis in its intensity. Keynote for BLO is sensations of pain in the soles of the feet. Headaches are a defining symptom of BLO, as BabLO usually has more head pressure. BLO is not as smart as BabLO, it stays more superficial, affecting skin, and mucous membranes. The skin can have sores like acne, stria, subcutaneous nodules. The skin can have weird sensations like crawling [Read more…]
The Health Benefits of Practicing Qigong
By Federico G. Anguiano SEP CQI – Federico is a qigong and meditation instructor who studied qigong in China, New Zealand and California.
The practice of Qigong has been amply and widely demonstrated to accrue many health benefits over time for the practitioner. I use the term qigong here as referring to the following: Qigong is characterized and defined by its essential method: the practice of interiorizing consciousness.
Thus, the practice of qigong involves a special use of consciousness that involves focus, concentration and intention. Qigong is yishou yinian jizhong zhuanyi: focus the mind on one thing through the activation of conscious intention.
This method embraces the following two ideas:
1) Our daily activities are usually oriented toward external objects (things, activities, perceptions) that are not essential for our life process. A qigong practitioner interiorizes daily activities in order to merge and be united with their life process. An example of this is: focusing the mind on the body at all times.
2) We commonly focus our daily activities outward, moving from one thing to another; from the one to the many. A qigong practitioner centralizes their activities of consciousness a single object of focus, returning from multiplicity to oneness. An example of this is: becoming more and more specific in our thinking, making it active only volitionally, not allowing our associations to ‘ramble’ uncontrollably.
Now, how is this related to health?
Answers from Gordon Medical Staff
Question: What is your opinion on the drug Naltrexone to help improve immune function?
Naltrexone is increasingly being used to treat autoimmune diseases, such as Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, and Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, the phrase “improve immune function” is a bit more vague than many people realize. The immune system as a whole is very complex. Improvement in one area of immune function may not generalize, so I don’t see Low Dose Naltrexone (commonly abbreviated LDN) as having universal value here. I have seen improvement in my Lyme patients in the areas of cognitive difficulties (brain fog, impaired focus, memory, and concentration), and improvement in some patients with generalized pain. The usual dosage of LDN is 3-4.5mg taken at bedtime, but some of my more sensitive patients cannot tolerate it at all, even at very low doses. Since Naltrexone is a narcotic antagonist (we use it in much larger doses to treat heroine overdoses), it can not be taken safely by patients on narcotic medications.