There is something about medicine that I don't think gets talked about enough, and in my opinion, it is one of the most important
aspects of the healing process. It is not the quality of the medicines or herbs, the severity of the disease or even the credentials of
the doctor. It is simply, the desire to get better.
To some, this may seem strange. If people are seeking out treatment and showing up in your office, does this not imply a desire to get
well? You would think so, but, in my experience, it is not always the case. Many times patients arrive and in the course of the initial
interview it becomes obvious that they have become identified with their disease.
Cupping has become all the rage in recent weeks since the Olympics took place in Rio de Janeiro. everyone has been talking about the
large purple marks seen on Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps, as well as on many other swimmers and gymnasts.
While this might seem like a new and innovative therapy, cupping has existed for thousands of years. Itís an ancient healing practice
used in Chinese medicine along with acupuncture, tuina massage, herbal medicine, moxibustion, Gua Sha, Tai Chi and Qigong. Cupping was also
used in early Egyptian society as well as ancient Greece, and is still being practiced in many countries around the world.
Q:What can you suggest to alleviate gas discomfort,
and what foods should one stay away from if you suffer from this?
A: Gas is indicative of digestive function deficiency and stagnation of qi (chi). This can be alleviated
with reducing the foods that produce gas, increasing physical activity, and maintaining a healthy diet.
1. Avoid the following foods, as they tend to produce gas: onions, soda, beans, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, and broccoli.
Dairy products should be eliminated.
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