DAY 335: The Art Of Acupuncture

Treatment by acupuncture. The doctor uses needles for treatment of the patient.

Treatment by acupuncture. The doctor uses needles for treatment of the patient.

“The word ‘acupuncture’ is derived from Latin words ‘acus’ and ‘punctate, meaning ‘needle’ and ‘to penetrate’, respectively.

It is recorded to be a nearly 5000 years old system of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), in which hair-fine sterile needles are inserted at acupuncture points on the skin to rectify the flow of life-force energy (chi) and restore the yin-yang balance or the homeostasis. This phenomenon augments the body’s own inherent natural healing energy that cures most of the acute, chronic and even conventionally incurable diseases.

In well-trained and experienced hands acupuncture is a complete system of health by itself. Its efficacy improves tremendously when a qualified physician dedicated to acupuncture practices it. It is best used in the cure of commonly incurable diseases like migraine, insomnia, mental disorders, sinusitis, asthma, indigestion, arthritis and spondylitis, etc.

After extensive scientific evaluation over 25 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) has given recognition to acupuncture. FDA and the National Institute of Health (NIH) in USA having endorsed its scientific basis the various states in USA, offer licenses to its practitioners. In the UK the National Health Services (NHS) recognizes and pays for acupuncture treatments.”

Chapter 29 in the book Holistic Wellness In The NewAge is written by Dr. Ravi K. Tuli, MBBS MD Ph.D. Dr Tuli is the Chief Consultant Holistic Medicine Fmr. Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals & Indian Air Force. From aviation medicine to holistic healing, Dr. Tuli’s journey has been tremendous. Dr. Tuli is also the founder of “SOHAM” Clinic for Holistic Medicare & Cure. He is dedicated to delivering positive health and total wellness: Body-Mind-Spirit, by optimum synergy of drug-free, harmless means. www.holisticmedicare.org

Love,

Rucsandra

365 DAYS OF GRATITUDE – DAY 217: Mens Sana In Corpore Sano

body and mind

The cells in your body react to everything your mind says. Negative thinking and attitudes create chronic stress that upsets the body’s hormonal balance. Negativity is known to bring down the immune system.

Negative thinking is more destructive than you think. It can ruin your brain, body and overall health on the long term.

Traditional Chinese Medicine associates emotional conflicts/negativity to specific organ functions:

  • The heart can be affected by excess excitement
  • The kidneys can be affected by fear or shock
  • The lungs can be affected by sadness or suppressed grief
  • The spleen and pancreas can be affected by worry or pensiveness
  • The liver can be affected by anger or frustration

Ancient Greek Medicine considered the mind and the body as being strongly interconnected.  The ancient Greeks ideal of health was holistic and is expressed in the maxim, “Mens sana in corpore sano”, which means “A sound mind in a healthy body”.

Native American Medicine promotes mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Traditional healing includes a wide range of activities to improve well-being and restore the balance of a person’s mind, body and spirit, which is necessary for healing. They also say that diseases are more likely to invade the body of a person who is imbalanced, has negative thinking, or lives an unhealthy lifestyle.

Change your mind. Change your body.

Love,

Rucsandra