Why is the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulator [PEMF] useful to help with one’s overall health terrain? Will it help a person dealing with cancer? In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer cells are low in oxygen primarily because they shift to a more primitive form of respiration which utilizes sugar
J What are those marks on Michael Phelps? By now the public is hearing the term ”cupping.” Since I was interviewed last year by Agence France Press to do a demonstration of this procedure for their global media outreach, I will explain cupping again. Seems the sighting of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston with cupping
Our ancestral soul at Solstice time is geared for extra holiday joy but sometimes instead we plummet from seasonal stress, especially after the holiday. Is there a solution–even one for the whole year? As described in my article in the Malibu Chronicle, (”Staying Balanced at the Winter Solstice, p. 49,) if our emotions are volatile
Our ancestral soul at Solstice time is designed to be a blessing, not a curse. So how to avoid the Holiday blues?? While we carry on the traditions of gaeity and solemnity during this season, our emotional centers are often wrought with negative reactions to life’s (and the season’s) challenges, and we can become even
- Why is the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Stimulator [PEMF] useful to help with one’s overall health terrain? Will it help a person dealing with cancer?
- In 1931 Dr. Warburg won his first Nobel Prize for proving cancer cells are low in oxygen primarily because they shift to a more primitive form of respiration which utilizes sugar instead of oxygen.
It is the cancer process itself which causes most of the lack of oxygen, not the lack of oxygen which causes the cancer process.
- He came to the conclusion that it is primarily pollution which leads to cellular stress and inflammation resulting in cellular dysfunction.
- The PEMF stimulator can open the pores of the cell membrane thus helping to promote oxygenation and revitalization. I am not stating that PEMF can cure or prevent cancer. Simply that it helps create an underlying terrain that can be beneficial toward balancing all inflammations and irregular functionings such as cancer.
- PEMF corrects imbalances in the electromagnetic field that surrounds each cell. Just as we use EEGs and EKGs to measure the electromagnetic fields of the brain and heart, so every cell of the body has fields to measure and affect.
- Each cell is a tiny battery. The trans-membrane potential or TMP is the measurement of the cell’s electrical charge. In order for a cell to allow the passage of nutrients IN and metabolic waste OUT, the cell membrane needs to be fully charged. In cancer cells, the cell voltage drops from a normal of 70 millivolts to less than 40 millivolts. At this low level of cell energy, only five substances can pass in or out of the cell: water, sugar, potassium, cesium, and rubidium. Because of the new aberrant cell behavior, Oxygen IS NO LONGER ABLE to enter. This gives room for the cancer to flourish since it is anaerobic and cannot flourish WITH oxygen.
- So the good news is that anything that can help facilitate reoxygenation of the aberrant cells will be beneficial. There IS light [and oxygen] at the end of the tunnel…!
What are those marks on Michael Phelps? By now the public is hearing the term ”cupping.” Since I was interviewed last year by Agence France Press to do a demonstration of this procedure for their global media outreach, I will explain cupping again. Seems the sighting of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston with cupping marks on their backs had put this ancient practice in the news…You can view it at this link: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/videonetwork/2571529145001/Remedy-of-the-Stars-Cupping-Leaves-Its-Mark-on-Hollywood.
“Cupping,” is the term for an ancient Chinese technique to eliminate the stagnant blood that typically occurs around the neck and shoulders. A small glass jar with a vacuum inside creates a suction that pulls this stuck blood to the surface capillaries. From there this ‘old’ blood can easily return through the capillary system to the heart to be re-oxygenated to restore more active blood circulation. (Here Jennifer’s marks have faded from red to white.) Other partakers are Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson.
I did two versions in French and English, shown worldwide. A French friend caught it on TV in Brazil. In 1975, when actress Lee Grant was up to win an Oscar for “Shampoo,” she declined this treatment before the gala so as NOT to have marks. We did it the day AFTER… It took 40 years to become fashionable!
What did not get included in the segment was my contrasting of cupping with another similar technique called Gua Sah, a friction rub that achieves the same results with some added benefits. It may look dramatic but it is not painful and most of the time actually feels great even while it is being applied! And especially afterwards. As in cupping, these are not bruises–only the presence of stagnant blood come to the surface. The marks recede in a day or three, depending on one’s circulation.
In my estimation, it is more comfortable and controllable, less labor intensive and more thorough. In the news clip another acupuncturist’s cupping shows the unnecessary, potentially uncomfortable side effects. Temporary raised red welts resulted from the strong degree of suction that can hurt when pulled off. This is not necessary to achieve results.
But both techniques perform a simple yet critical action of stimulating of blood, lymph and chi circulation around the neck and shoulders, and sometimes elsewhere on the body. These trapezoid muscles work overtime to hold up the 12 pound “bowling ball” that we carry around all day. And when it is hanging over a computer or a steering wheel, the head is more the equivalent of 20 lbs…Cupping and Gua Sah to the rescue!
Our ancestral soul at Solstice time is geared for extra holiday joy but sometimes instead we plummet from seasonal stress, especially after the holiday. Is there a solution–even one for the whole year?
As described in my article in the Malibu Chronicle, (”Staying Balanced at the Winter Solstice, p. 49,) if our emotions are volatile and easily sabotaged, then we can look for cause and effect factors inside and out. There IS an emotional vortex in our middle section that has the potential of being boiled into a block–even though this area is called ”the solar plexus” and should have sunshine flowing out of it. Instead, this pressure cooker boiling in our middle causes heat to get trapped above.
This heat rising in the body is one of the main causal imbalances that an acupuncturist addresses. We can break up this quagmire to alleviate this polarizing of our energy. Sometimes it is just shut down–a dormant area, stifling the normal circulation of blood and chi through the body.
This dam of emotional plaque now results in a hot head and cold feet. Hot upper symptoms are headaches, heartburn, tight muscles, and even ringing in the ears, as the excess energy is under pressure above. Meanwhile below we might have low back pain, weak flaccid intestines, low libido, varicose veins, and cold feet. Heartburn, acid reflux or a hiatal hernia occur right in the emotional center.
In Part IV I will discuss how we can empty out the psychic plaque of our personal drama and be ready to refuel with these special cosmic energies pouring in all the time but especially at the Solstice season. Our solar plexus can again be a SUN radiating out to all parts of the body and out to others. The sunny chakra that knits the upper and lower halves back together. A bright solstice solar light to the world! Let’s drink to that Holiday Cheer and an amazing New Year!
Our ancestral soul at Solstice time is designed to be a blessing, not a curse. So how to avoid the Holiday blues?? While we carry on the traditions of gaeity and solemnity during this season, our emotional centers are often wrought with negative reactions to life’s (and the season’s) challenges, and we can become even more sensitive at this time of year. We may not be part of a circle of loved ones. As a result, we might suffer resentment since our culture programs us to focus on drama and conflict—in films, TV and in our own lives, which requires dramatic tension, adversity, crisis, and lots of pathos.
So the effects of stress are equally traumatic for the body whether we expose our poor nerves to our own real life dramas or to fictional ones; to bad memories of our life time or to the echos of our ancestors’ plights. Over the years the ‘plaque’ of so many griefs, grievances, and resentments collects in the heart and solar plexus area of the body, the center of our emotional life. This build-up creates an armoring across the middle. The free circulation of blood and lymph that we experienced as a child is now cut off at a chest-high bottleneck and no longer flows freely up and down from head to toe. In Part III, I will share how to address to create champagne from this bottleneck.
Why do I always include massage with acupuncture treatment? The combination of Acupuncture and Massage can accomplish more together than either separately to breathe life back into muscles. While normal muscles are able to contract and relax without restrictions, over the years they can become gummed up [thixotropy]. Without the ability to contract freely, the muscle becomes weak, tight, and often painful. Overused muscles become chronically shorter, a result of fibrous scar tissue. This then entraps the nerves running through the muscles, causing numbness and/or tingling sensations.
I apply several types of massage before and after needle or magnet application. While Acupuncture works directly on the laser beam-like meridians, GENTLE MASSAGE can nudge these muscles to let go and breathe again. My technique is to slowly allow the muscle to open up at its own speed without imposing painful pressure. Gradually I move into deeper massage that can access underlying muscle layers. I believe that ”Hurts Good” is far enough and I always listen to the patient’s feedback.
Stressed muscles can block nutrients and oxygen from getting to where they need to go, and this will cause inflammation that allows toxins to build up in your muscle tissue, a feedback loop that contributes to yet more pain and stress. The combination of Massage and Acupuncture breaks up and releases the built-up toxins. With the toxins released, blood and oxygen can circulate as they should through one’s body. Feel good endorphins are released, dopamine relaxes the brain, and the muscles then crave activity and exercise–as they did when they were part of a younger body! Start the ball rolling!
Did you know that your hand rules the brain, according to Korean Hand Acupuncture? Our human body never fails to impress us with its inner intelligence and its internal communication system. The ear, hand, and foot are each microcosms of the entire body. Each can serve as a keyboard to program and affect any other part of the body. Hand points can reveal real time information about the entire body and is a holographic record of the whole.
Hand acupuncture has developed due to the large role that the hand plays in the brain. This picture illustrates how the brain experiences the hands and mouth. The particularly high concentration of neurological connections between the hands and the brain means that the hand is the most able of all body parts to activate the brain. The brain will follow its direction and relay its neural messages to the body.
Here is an image of the cortical homunculus, a physical representation of the human body, located within the brain. The amount of brain cortex devoted to any given body region is proportional to how richly innervated that region is, not to the region’s physical size. Thus the brain devotes disproportionately larger space to the hands (grabbing, defending, feeding, working) and mouth (talking, breathing, eating, sucking).
Acupuncturist Dr. Tae Woo Yoo, OMD, Ph.D., of South Korea discovered the reflex potential of the hand and laid out the holographic mapping of the body on the hands.
For example, in Korean Hand Therapy [KHT], the little finger corresponds to the leg. Therefore, any leg problem will have a corresponding tender point on the little finger. Stimulation of that point on the pinkie will give pain relief and healing support on the leg. The most effect stimulation is the placement of a teeny magnet taped over that point, staying in place for at least 30 minutes. The treatment is simple, painless, fast acting, and easily repeated until the condition is resolved. Hands on!
Most doctors do not try to tune up internal organs while treating back pain. Yet that is part and parcel of acupuncture treatment. When our back aches it is often the cause AND the result of various other underlying problems in the body. While inflammation can migrate to any number of joints and limbs, it often gravitates to the overworked lower spine. A treatment of acupuncture combined with heat and special massage techniques will often give immediate relief and restore lumbar flexibility.
What is not generally known is that this same treatment protocol often results in improvements in the kidneys, bladder, sexual organs and intestines as well. Many people report fewer sleep interruptions from urination during the night. Some have noticed improvements in prostate function, erectile dysfunction or frigidity, and menstrual issues. Therefore we see that treating the spinal muscles, spinal fluid, bones and nerves affects all the neighboring organs. Sometimes knee pain is misdiagnosed as a local problem when it actually stems from a low back issue. Likewise many pains in the lower leg originate from the sacrum.
To grasp the effectiveness of acupuncture is to realize that an acupuncture meridian has all the properties of a laser beam. Visualizing our bodies as a light-streaming entity helps us to appreciate the magnitude of this electromagnetic energy system. Consequently, the manipulation of certain points along these light streams can have ramifications in many directions. Repairing one short circuit can activate many appliances!
Electromagnetic Field Stim [PEMF] moves inflammation as its first action. When I lecture and invite volunteers to try it for 3 minutes, virtually every one feels an immediate difference. PEMF consists of a painless pulsing action applied to any part of the body. It has most commonly been used in healing soft-tissue wounds and suppressing inflammatory responses at the cellular level to alleviate pain and increase range of motion in muscles and joints.
It is FDA approved for the treatment of non-union fractures, failed fusions, and particularly good for depression and PTSD. PEMF therapy up-regulates the body’s functions and optimizes the body’s ability to heal itself. We ARE electromagnetic beings. If those fields get weak, we feel it!
Health for Sex; Sex for Health was the title of a lecture I gave at the Los Angeles Conscious Life Expo two years ago. With a title like that, I had people sitting in the aisles to hear this subject! We’ve all learned that a healthy mind and body can improve all human activities, including sex. But studies show that sex in turn can improve one’s overall health. Since the right use of sexual energy is such a critical health factor, this has to be included among the many topics in my upcoming workshop next Sunday 11/2: Anti-Aging Lifestyle: How to Turn On All the Brains of the Body for Inner and Outer Rejuvenation.
Given the increasing stresses in our lives, many women and men at fifty are already burned-out and feeling non-sexual, non-orgasmic; feeling over the hill and throwing in the towel. Often, they are also sluggish, achey, depressed and a bit overweight.
On the other hand, many women in their fifties and sixties are reporting ever-increasing numbers of orgasms and sexual responsiveness in general. Why is that? Why a cumulative effect? Are they simply feeling more entitled to pleasure than their mothers did? Exercising more than their mothers? Less hampered by birth control than their younger selves? Refusing to pay attention to their numerical age? Listening to the wisdom that ever-unfolding age brings—that joy can be truly ever-expanding? That Growth actually DOES continue–if rightly attended to??
There are many reports on the overall benefits of sexual arousal for the human body. Vaginal stimulation has been found to counteract chronic back and leg pain, reduce menstrual cramps, arthritic pain, and in some cases even headaches. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed that men who ejaculated frequently (at least 21 times a month) were less likely to get prostate cancer. Joseph J. Pinzone, MD sites a landmark study on how sexual intercourse specifically (not masturbation) lowered systolic blood pressure. The list goes on…
I will share methods for propagating the feel-good hormones that have been suppressed in our systems for so long–feeling good as a prelude to sex or for its own sake. Every organ takes part in the sexual experience, and the polimorphous pleasure receptors in every cell can be further activated–with or without sex. The currents up the spine can get fully charged. When we increase our base-line of wellbeing then we can enhance our energies, including sexual energies. The feedback loop that these energies create has an exponential effect. Everything gets enhanced! And when we handle sexual energy intelligently and intentionally, we create more psychic and physiological force.
Lots to explore next Sunday. Come join us! At the Village Church, 343 Church Lane, between Montana & Sunset just west of the 405 Freeway. 1:30–4:30. Refreshments. $20. RSVP and Reserve your seat by clicking on this website calendar page.