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Categories Acupuncture, Advice, Sleep, Stress Management, Wellness

The Ancient Cure : Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

Contrary to popular Western belief, acupuncture is not just a system for inserting very fine needles into specific body locations to alleviate pain. So, what is acupuncture, then?

From its inception in China more than 2,500 years ago. It has been used traditionally to prevent, diagnose and treat disease, as well as to improve general health.

The traditional explanation for acupuncture’s effectiveness is that it modifies the flow of energy (known as qi or chi) throughout the body. In fact, much research in the West has focused on this pain-relieving effect, rather than acupuncture’s traditional role of balancing energy to address a wide range of disorders, and the more subtle mechanisms that may be responsible for its overall benefits to health.

How do we do acupuncture???

Understand the anatomy and physiology of the “acupuncture points,” the definition and characterization of these points remains controversial. Even more elusive is the scientific basis of some of the key traditional. Eastern medical concepts such as the circulation of Qi the meridian system. which are difficult to reconcile with contemporary biomedical information. But continue to play an important role in the evaluation of patients and the formulation of treatment in acupuncture.

We have lot of clients who comes here specifically for sessions. We treated patients with migraine, asthma,  back pain, neck pain, gastric ailments, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.

There will b a course of treatment and it differs from person to person, condition and severity of cases. In certain conditions, we use cupping method(dry) and electro acupuncture. This we decide after seeing and studying the case and condition.

The mechanism Is same only and the aim is to increase blood circulation, to stimulate the nerve endings of  the target tissue. There will be occasional dull ache at the point that then subsides.

Time duration of acupuncture is 5 to 30 min.

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Categories Advice, nutrition, Preventing Illness, Wellness

Fight Against Lead Exposure with Nutrition

Fight Against Lead Exposure with Nutrition

Although exposure to lead has decreased within the last two decades, it is still a concern and caution is advised, especially for children who have access to toys with lead-based paint or individuals who live in older homes. In some instances, lead can leach from the main water pipes and into the household water supply. If exposed to lead, eating a healthy diet can help reduce its absorption by the body.

What Are the Dangers of Lead?

When lead is consumed, research shows it can cause learning and behavior problems; as it accumulates, it can cause lasting problems with growth and development. Infants and children are at a higher risk because they absorb lead more quickly than adults, in addition to being more likely to put non-food items that might contain lead in their mouth.

How to Avoid Lead

Lead is most likely to be consumed as lead-based paint in and outside the home — peels, chips or cracks — and ends up being consumed because it is on toys or other surfaces that kids put in their mouth. When lead is present in the water system, it can become more difficult to avoid (visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more on lead in the water supply). To minimize exposure to lead:

  • Always wash your hands and ensure children wash their hands with uncontaminated water before eating.
  • Do not use imported pottery or leaded crystal to store or serve food.
  • Use an NSF-certified filter on your faucet for drinking water, food preparation and cooking, and be sure to change the filter cartridge by the date printed on the package. If a filter or bottled water are unavailable, visit the CDC’s source on lead to reduce or eliminate lead in tap water by using only cold tap water that has been thoroughly flushed from the pipes. Boiling water will not reduce the presence of lead.
  • Regularly clean toys, pacifiers, floors, windowsills and other surfaces using liquid cleaners that control dust.
  • Wipe or remove shoes before entering your home.
  • Get your home tested for lead if it was built before 1978.

Eat a Healthy Diet to Help Decrease Lead Absorption

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include a variety of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, protein foods and dairy products. When there is nutritious food in the body, it is more difficult for lead to be absorbed. Make sure your diet is rich in important nutrients such as calcium, iron and vitamin C.

Calcium keeps your bones strong and the lead out. Calcium-rich foods include:

  • Milk and milk products, such as yogurt and cheese
  • Green leafy vegetables, including kale and turnip, mustard and collard greens
  • Calcium-fortified foods, such as orange juice, soy milk and tofu
  • Canned salmon and sardines

Iron also blocks lead from being absorbed. Try these iron-rich foods:

  • Lean red meats
  • Iron-fortified cereal, bread and pasta
  • Dried fruit, such as raisins and prunes
  • Beans and lentils

Vitamin C helps the body absorb iron better, but also may help with getting rid of lead. Foods rich in vitamin C include:

  • Citrus fruits, such as oranges and grapefruit
  • Other fruits such as kiwi, strawberries and melon
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Peppers

Here is a sample menu to help incorporate these nutrient recommendations into your daily diet.

  • Breakfast: Iron-fortified cereal with low-fat or fat-free milk, topped with raisins
  • Snack: Orange slices
  • Lunch: Lean hamburger on an iron-fortified bun with red bell pepper strips
  • Snack: Low-fat or fat-free yogurt topped with fruit
  • Dinner: Chicken with brown rice, a spinach salad and a glass of low-fat or fat-free milk
  • Snack: Peanut butter on whole-grain crackers
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