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 (especially RBC Magnesium).
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.
Dr. Aristotle Economou
Dr. Aristotle understands the difficulties patients go through when dealing with a personal health challenge. In 2006, an event occurred that turned his life upside down and put his years of clinical experience in wellness healthcare to the ultimate test. Over a short period, the muscles in Aristotle’s body unexpectedly became paralyzed with only the ability to slightly move his hands at the wrists and blink his eyes.
Aristotle ended up in an intensive care unit (ICU), followed by a 72-day stay in a local hospital. He was told he may never walk again. Throughout the year, his healing journey continued while confined to an electric wheelchair and requiring around-the-clock care.
With help and determination, Aristotle combined modalities from Functional Medicine, Eastern Medicine and unique techniques in Chiropractic and Tui Na. This resulted in the ability to rebuild his body mind and spirit, which was the foundation to his miraculous recovery including the ability to walk again.
Aristotle then wrote the book, Change the Way You Heal: 7 Steps To Highly Effective Healing. No matter how big or small your health problem, this inspirational book shows you how to maximize your healing abilities and resources using the same methods he implemented in his own recovery.