Expanding and Customizing Your Energy

My God, man! What were you thinking of, the man is a legend! Surgeons think the bald area is important because it represents a point where infection can move from abdomen to thorax; This communication is surprisingly vital, for the liver has to be directed in its development by part …

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Fill Up Emptiness with Food or Drink

The peritoneum is an enormous (potential) space in your abdomen. Practically all keyhole surgery on the abdomen is done in this space. In liver disease, the peritoneum fills up with fluid - this is called ascites. Ascites is an extreme example of Liver Qi and Blood stagnation. It only occurs when …

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It's OK to have a bad day

By the time that Liver Qi stagnation has become serious enough to cause ascites then it is pretty advanced, but there is a whole spectrum of Liver Qi stagnation that presents with just a little swelling and no ascites. If portal blood flow is going slowly, sludgily, then it probably …

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It's a Bird, It's a Crane, It's You!

What these conditions all share is that there is little substantial change to the body. In a heart attack you can physically see the damaged heart; In epilepsy an EEG doesn't see the pathologic injury; When Chinese medicine talks about Wind, Western science agrees: it is a condition of abnormal …

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Taking Better Care of Your Body

Almost certainly there will be frustration and irritability, whether it is at a stuck drawer, a nagging partner or England's lack of ability to string more than a few passes together at football. There is a hormone of irritability - it is histamine. Histamine is a hormone designed to make your …

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Try to live in the present

The brain' is really two organs in one. <a href='http://megazvezda.info/user/nestkitten6/'>There</a> is the enormous network of blood that supplies it but is distinct from it, and the neurons that produce all the electricity. <a href='http://mastersea.it/web/index.php?option=com_k2&view …

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What's the Deal with Your Kneel?

The Liver of Western medicine and Chinese medicine are thus not that different; Whilst Western medicine sees the liver primarily as an organ of poison detoxification, protein and clotting formation and assisting in digestion, Chinese medicine sees it as an organ of detoxification of Wind, smooth flow of Blood and …

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Could This Be You?

Massage of the Sea points of the TaiYin channel (Yin Ling Quan SP-9 and Chi Ze LU-5) helped the Qi to move in the right direction and almost completely cured this pain too. The patient was very happy and left with antibiotics to help clear the infection. Even though the …

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Finding the Right Help

Arm JueYin - The Pericardium channel The Pericardium channel is not much easier to understand than the organ. When your body is a mere five weeks old (or roughly the size of the word embryo' on this article) it divides itself up internally, forming primitive chest and abdomen. <a href='http …

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Get Good from Yourself

The Jue in JueYin is much more mysterious, though. Like all ancient Chinese it is helpful to look at the actual character: The first means a narrow opening in a mountainside, the second means an `absence'. The JueYin is an opening in the mountainside where there is a passageway. This …

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High or Low Functioning

This is similar to how if you vigorously shake some water and oil mixed together it will make a creamy mixture - a suspension. The liver controls the fatty aspect of our blood. For example, the kidney will eliminate most drugs but if it is fat-soluble it will have to be …

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How Many Languages of Human Mind?

When it is running in the Acupuncture channels it is extremely refined, but Qi is present everywhere in the body. It can be a bit confusing when translating to Western concepts as many different Western concepts are subsumed into Qi. Nerve energy too is a form of Qi, and emotions …

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Hurting for Help

Once this connection is made with the pericardium it is also connecting with the diaphragm and hence the liver, the central part of the diaphragm surrounding the oesphageal sphincter, and the fascial connection between liver and stomach. In Chinese medicine, vomiting is often a product not of a Stomach problem …

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Someone Else Is Dying!

In Chinese medicine the Liver also controls the emotional aspects of maintaining appropriate boundaries and anger; Histamine doesn't only make you feel irritable but also makes the body irritable against bugs and parasites. It marks out your own physical boundaries. It should be no surprise then, to students of Chinese …

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Are you aware of when you're being violated?

It does not govern how we think about these relationships; In order to relate, our Heart needs to be open. The process of opening your Heart to somebody, or letting somebody into your Heart, is a process that occurs at an emotional level. People can be shut off' from others …

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Check Your Channels

Furthermore, I've cheated a bit; Leg TaiYin - The Spleen channel The space occupied by the pancreas is the anterior pararenal space, which communicates with the oesophagus upwards and hence the lung. Downwards it flows into the femoral sheath, where the spleen channel starts at SP-12 - Chong Men. The name Chong …

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Fear? Not If You Use Anxiety The Right Way!

This conduction is direction-able so that they act a like a mesh of nano-sized insulated wires. The consequence of this thick matted matrix is that the heart is surrounded by both a physical and an electrical shield. Each collagen fibre will hold its own electrical charge and create electrical charge …

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How Do You Get Over A Bad Day?

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I am in love with who I am

In fact, the spleen is the most important organ for platelets in the body: it houses up to a third of the platelets, and removes the abnormal ones from circulation. When disorders of platelets are present the spleen is invariably involved; If the spleen cleans the blood of platelets, and …

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Pressure Points to Take the Ache Out

How and if the electromagnetic structure of the pericardium protects our heart and allows us to love our life and stay out of emotional mischief is a mystery, but it is getting awfully close to the meaning of life. Whilst the pericardium can be seen to shield the heart from …

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Relax your body and mind

People born with pericardial defects do carry a higher risk of heart disease, showing that its role as heart protector is accurate. The function of protection is similar to the Chinese medicinal function of the Pericardium, except that in Chinese medicine it also prevents entry of pathogenic energy. The Pericardium …

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Decreasing Defensiveness

Sure, it gets onto the floor of the IVth Ventricle, but this place is also known as the vomit centre - anyone can get in there! This is all true of course. Serotonin is thus clearly a bowel hormone that affects the brain, as much as the other way around. One …

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Examples of misunderstandings due to personal situation

For instance, in a heart attack, Western medicine would open the coronary artery (clear Phlegm), treat the diabetes (reduce Dampness) and advise to stop smoking (reduce Heat). In Chinese medicine it would involve. It is worth pointing out at this point that, even though Western medicine now has the best …

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Get into Your Body

This is similar to how Chinese medicine teaches that the Spleen keeps blood in the vessels, allows you to think clearly, creates saliva, and ensures transformation and transportation. The serotonin in our brain is not limited to vomiting, however, but is also integral to what we call obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD …

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Getting Along Better

The white cells are responding to a pathogen or toxin; The white cells create in-flame-ation to deal with it: Dampness + Heat = Phlegm The Phlegm of Chinese medicine can be a lot subtler than these gross examples, though. The pathogens in colds or abscesses are obvious - we get sick from a …

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Release the Stress from Within

Split red cells are bad news; Anyone who has had a bad cough knows that phlegm is sticky, and this applies to the blood too. Phlegm in the blood causes the red cells to become sticky and hence stiff, and as a result they get stuck. The cause of the …

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Taking Charge and Giving Up the Victim Role

If the channels are like roads that enable movement for cars, the extraordinary channels are like the gravel or tarmac used to make the roads. If the ordinary channels are like rivers running through the body, the extraordinary channels represent the tiny currents of water that run between the grains …

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What's the Attraction?

Conveniently (for me) the name serotonin simply means blood vessel (sero-) contractor (-tonin). So, the link between capillaries closing up and serotonin is a given. How does it relate to the spleen, though? Serotonin is best known as the feel-good hormone, but what is less known is that over 95 …

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Why most people fail at trying to help

Once the levels get high enough, the sugar overflows through the kidneys, sucking water with it through osmosis. As a result the patient starts to constantly pee, but is always thirsty trying to replenish the lost fluids. Eventually the patient becomes severely dehydrated and only insulin can save them. Even …

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Are You at Risk?

Problems with the Spleen treated by Chinese doctors invariably involve digestive complaints - diarrhoea, constipation, poor appetite, abdominal bloating, lethargy and nausea. To be fair, the Chinese consider the Spleen to have an equally important role in creating Blood, but more from absorbing the goodness in the food. In order to …

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Coincidences have occurred

Once the antibody has locked on to the enemy it acts like a flare, enabling the infantry to see the enemy and attack. The immune system is a fairly messy and horrible place for invading bacteria. The end point of the immune system involves burning the enemy with hydrogen peroxide …

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Do you know how to help? learn from these simple tips

If you put these two together you can see whether the person doing your ERCP has accidentally perforated your duodenum (lawyers love to find this out). The radiologists who sit in dark rooms and have a lot of time to pontificate on the more abstract details of life noticed that …

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The Concept of Not-Doing

At its other end it wraps tightly around the aorta (heart) and inserts into the vertebra of the back. This invisible ligament is why the Chinese have a connection between Small Intestine and Heart. Spleen Yang - The Pancreas The broth that comes out under the direction of the invisible ligament …

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Tuning Up Your Vibration

Patients with jaundice often become so yellow that it would be comical if not so tragic, whereas the sallowness created by pancreas deficiency is subtle. These are people who do not have an overactive spleen creating excess bilirubin, but instead an underactive pancreas allowing accumulation of toxins and hence fluid …

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Why There Is No Such Thing As A Bad Day

If any further proof is needed, then it is that extra spleens are sometimes found within the pancreas, for this is the line which it grows out from! Linking spleen and pancreas is not just a matter of convenience; In Chinese medicine they are Spleen Yin and Spleen Yang. They …

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One Second to Midnight

Consider titling a article of your notearticle, Excavating and Demolishing Excuses. Jot down your mind's reasons why you should put off tackling your problems. Then come up with an argument with a more realistic perspective to demolish your excuses. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to help …

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Take it Down From the Mast

Laugh and Talk? Robert Provine and professor of psychology at the University of Maryland, discovered that human Laughter is different from our primate cousins. The chimpanzee's Laughter is a breath of breath, and the sound and rhythm are reminiscent of a woodcut by a hand saw. Each time you breathe …

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