Early Chinese physicians discovered there is an energy network traversing just below the surface of the skin that communicates from the exterior to the internal organs and structures via over 1,000 "Acupoints" on the body.
This powerful energy works in harmony with the body's circulatory, nervous, muscular, digestive, genitourinary and all other systems of the body.
When this vital energy becomes blocked or weakened, an effect in a body system or anatomic location becomes evident. Stimulation of one or a combination of key "Acupoints" on the body may restore harmony to the affected area. This is why many treatments that only use structural techniques may not help you overcome pain.
Here are some points we use in our Beverly Hills clinic for shoulder pain that you can try at home.
Some programs will include laser and other non-invasive tools. I’ve included some images to help you locate the points.
To your continued healing!
by Dr. Aristotle Economou
Read Dr. Aristotle's new article "Bye Bye Headaches" in the recent issue of Westlake Malibu Magazine.
Click here to discover how to overcome headaches.
Taking aspirin to prevent stroke or heart attack is associated with a higher than expected risk for disabling or fatal bleeding in people aged 75 years and older, a new study shows in the June issue of The Lancet medical journal.
"We knew before that there was an increased risk of bleeding with aspirin in the elderly, but what we didn't know was how high that risk was and the consequences of those bleeds," senior author, Peter Rothwell, MD, John Radcliffe Hospital, University of Oxford, United Kingdom, explained to Medscape Medical News.
"There has been a sense that antiplatelets prevent important ischemic events, such as stroke and MI, and while we knew there is an increased risk of bleeding, this was seen as bit of a nuisance and not equivalent to the ischemic events. But our data shows that actually the bleeding is more likely to be disabling than the strokes in this age group so really needs to be taken more seriously."
Dr. Aristotle's note:
Be sure to take a look at the Blood/Urine Laboratory Testing to evaluate the biochemistry of your system. Your body may be lacking the targeted nutrients to support health and avoid chronic illness.
Here is a list of what is in our
Blood/Urine Laboratory Testing (click here).
Here’s The Number One Pollutant In Our Bodies!
They are found everywhere. It is difficult to completely avoid them. Plastics (or the chemical name, phthalates) are now considered the number one pollutant in the human body. They make products flexible, durable, and these chemicals are also in items you would not consider to be plastics, like pesticides, detergents, cosmetics, medications, or your shampoo.
You can live in the most pristine place on planet earth and still find animals polluted with plastics.
It is an interesting fact that plasticizers are over 10,000 to 1,000,000 times higher in our bodies than any other toxins that have been found in EPA studies.
Unfortunately once in the body, these plastics do enormous damage.
7 Ways Plastics Damage the Body
1. Brain Health
Phthalates damage the chemistry of fatty acids most importantly, the fatty acid, DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). This is the fundamental chemistry necessary for making every cell lining or membrane. These fatty acids are the foundation for brain health including memory and recall.
2. Indigestion, Depression, Heart Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, and Accelerated Aging
Phthalates can create a zinc deficiency which will compromise the metabolism of vitamins A and B-6. In turn this could lead to conditions such as indigestion, depression, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and accelerated aging.
As a quick side note the combination of low zinc and low DHA can lead to chronic inflammation. Medical literature has clearly identified chronic inflammation as one of the most common underlying pathologies of most diseases leading to auto-immune diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, MS) to cancer and heart disease.
3. Diabetes, Insulin Resistance and Metabolic Syndrome X
Phthalates has been found to be responsible for damaging the pancreas leading to diabetes, insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome X.
4. Lower Sulfation
Phthalates has been found to lower sulfation. This means that you are no longer able to effectively detoxify like you should. This in turn can lead to a whole host of health challenges.
5. Hormone Function
Phthalates damage hormone function, especially thyroid and testosterone.
6. Cholesterol and “Happy Hormones”
Phthalates can poison the peroxisomes needed for the control of the chemistry of cholesterol. They can cause high cholesterol while at the same time keep cholesterol from forming the “happy hormones” (neurotransmitters) of the brain.
Phthalates can damage the body's ability to make catalase. Catalase is absolutely essential for devouring up the hydrogen peroxide that cancer cells make to allow them to metastasize or wildly spread throughout the body. Lack of catalase is a reason why many cancers briefly seem to be in remission after treatments, only to resurface months or years later with lethal consequences.
These are only 7 of the devastating effects of plastics in our bodies. Many diseases will never be cured until the phthalates are out.
Recently, I've been treating kids with back and neck issues more than I did 20 years ago.
Researchers found that about 9 percent of 10-year-olds studied (MRI) already showed early signs of spinal degeneration.
Yes, spinal degeneration.
Statistics show us that 85% of the population shows evidence of spinal degeneration in their spine by the age of 50.
Not at age 10!
Be sure to keep kids moving, active and observe their posture.
Have you ever browsed the aisles of your local health food store guessing what your body needs?
Targeted nutritional support through proper laboratory testing is the key to helping overcome health problems and getting you back on track for the new year.
Waste products from the blood are filtered through our kidneys. The kidneys are also involved in regulating blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in the body. Take care of them.
In this research article link, you will discover the stress that antacids place on the kidneys.
There are natural alternatives to antacids, but you must first uncover the root cause of the problem.
Dr. Aristotle Economou