Ever wonder what an acupuncture needle is made of?
For many people who have never had acupuncture, it is the thought of many needles being put into the
body that is unappealing. As someone who strongly dislikes having blood taken or having freezing at the
dentist because of the needles involved, I can completely empathize. But, I am here to tell you in all
honesty, that an acupuncture needle is nothing to fear. They are tiny, and most often, painless.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into acupuncture points on the body in order to bring about a positive change to the health of the patient. Needles are usually inserted into the muscles from a depth of a few millimetres or more depending on the size of the muscle. Every acupuncturist must know the location and correct needle depth for each point. There are various systems and styles of acupuncture. I am a member of a Japanese
association called Toyohari or (East Asian) Acupuncture.
Q:I often feel bloated and tired after meals. Do you have any tips to help me improve my digestion?
A: Digestion is a rather complex process. It takes many organs all working together to break down, absorb, and process the myriad
nutrients in your food. Without healthy digestion, malnutrition may occur and toxins can build up in
your body, causing bloating, gas, indigestion, constipation, diarrhea, and fatigue. In the long run, it
can cause rapid aging and degenerative diseases.
The good news is that you can improve your digestion with some common cooking spices such as dill, oregano, basil, coriander, rosemary, bay, ginger, turmeric,
fennel, anise, and cardamom. They not only aid digestion, but also make your dishes more flavorful and
enhance your appetite!More...
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