Tag Archive for healthy skin

Marks on Michael Phelps? What is Cupping Again??

Michael Phelps of the US is seen with a red cupping mark on his shoulder as he competes in the Men's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 7, 2016. . REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - RTSLTVJ

Michael Phelps of the US is seen with a red cupping mark on his shoulder as he competes in the Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil August 7, 2016. . REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler/File Photo

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 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!

Darin 2What 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!

Skin is our largest electric eliminatory organ

Skin is our largest electric eliminatory organ that feeds and reflects our inner health. We use it to detoxify through excretions, sweat, and through the sloughing off of our old dead skin. Let’s look at useful ways we can rejuvenate it, and even better, how we can use it to rejuvenate the rest of us.

IMG_1240This dermal covering is alive with intelligence and processes. It is the threshold between the inner and outer, and it affects us in both directions. We now know that the body, just like planet Earth, is comprised of electrical wiring and magnetic fields of energy.  And some of its most active energy pathways flow along the three thin layers of the skin. Since they are only ‘skin deep,’ we can easily manipulate them in order to balance and fix many functions in the body.

The bio-electric conduits called meridians run all through the body, connecting the major organs with each other and rising to the surface of the body in the dermal layer. Fourteen meridians, named after each major organ, run along the surface, making the skin act as a computer keyboard for the body. An acupuncturist can stimulate  points along these energy pathways and thus rearrange the excesses and deficiencies in the internal organs or in the muscles and sinews. Consequently, improved health inside will reflect in the quality of the skin outside…

IMG_0331So skin is particularly electric.  Touch and massage can affect it, as well as the underlying interior tissue. 

How did we get along without this knowledge and this ability to stimulate and sedate?  It makes health so easy–once you get it.  Of course we’re electric.  Why only allow for EEGs and EKGs?  Yes, the brain and heart are the most electrical parts but the skin can really light us up!

 

 

 

My Media Gig about Cupping for Neck Tension & Hollywood Stars

I must share my media gig about Cupping away neck tension and its usage by Hollywood stars…  “Cupping,” is the term for an ancient technique used in Chinese medicine to eliminate the stagnant blood circulation that typically occurs around the neck and shoulders. Seems the sighting of Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Aniston with cupping marks on their backs has put this ancient practice in the news…  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 to the heart to be re-oxygenated so that a more active flow of blood circulation can be restored. (Here Jennifer’s marks have faded from red to white.) Other partakers are Victoria Beckham and Jessica Simpson.

I was recently interviewed by Agence France Press to do a demonstration of this procedure for their global media outreach. You can view it at this link: http://www.democratandchronicle.com/videonetwork/2571529145001/Remedy-of-the-Stars-Cupping-Leaves-Its-Mark-on-Hollywood.                                    I did two versions with different patients, one in French for some markets, and one in English that has already shown in countries all over the world. A French friend caught it on TV in Brazil.  When legendary actress Lee Grant was about to win an Oscar for “Shampoo,”  she declined this treatment right before the gala so as NOT to have marks.  We did it the day AFTER… It took 40 years for it to become fashionable!

What did not get included in the segment was my contrasting cupping with another similar technique called Gua Sah, a friction rub that achieves the same results with some added benefits. (The marks resulting from this style are visible on my patient in the clip.) In my estimation, it is more comfortable, more controllable, less labor intensive, and more thorough.  In my opinion, the second example of cupping performed by another acupuncturist shown in the video is an example of extreme over-the-top treatment that is potentially uncomfortable and excessive. Temporary raised red welts resulted from the strong degree of suction. 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. Now with the trend among young people to slump forward, they will have even worse problems as they age.

This pandemic of poor posture across many groups and generations has become a pet peeve for me. I am on a crusade to help individuals learn to let their head ‘float’ evenly between the front and back by Leading with the Heart.  Pulling in the chin and pushing out the chest. Immediately one feels a relaxation of the neck muscles and a tingling in the nerves as they start to breathe. Meanwhile, one feels a new pressure in the chest and sternum muscles as they begin to work.  It is a good sign that they are engaging.  This constitutes a light work-out for these forgotten muscles, an isometric action that makes one appear taller, leaner, and more confident. I implore patients to let Vanity work for them! Work it—and your neck and shoulders will feel sooo grateful!

Furthermore, this area of the body is in the crossfire between brain and emotional center so there are tremendous psychological repercussions to creat tension there.  Even these actresses with great posture carry literally the weight of the world–and its attention—on their shoulders. Even for them– some form of emotional tension while working their sometimes stressful craft and maintaining careers. Here are two eye-opening links about them and cupping:

http://nky.cincinnati.com/VideoNetwork/2571546077001/Remedy-of-the-Stars-Cupping-Leaves-Its-Mark-on-Hollywood

and   http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3879447.stm  http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/3879447.stm

What is old is New…!

PLEASE post your comments here.

 

Preventing Viral Replication With Ease

To continue the discussion of viruses during this flu season, I will dedicate a third blog to a single extraordinary product, ViRxal pronounced ‘Virexal’) which stops the replication of viruses. Through the years, I have depended on the very short list of available natural anti-virals such as Olive Leaf, Beta Glucan and certain powerful oils. I still use them, but now ViRxal is proving to be the most dramatic in its effects.

While a virus is dormant in a cell, ViRxal can do nothing directly against it, but its prophylactic use can keep the cellular terrain under control in order to inhibit any provocation to this sleeping demon. But if a virus does start to replicate within the cell due to stress, contagion, or lifestyle, then the crowded mass of new ‘baby’ viruses will finally have to burst out. That is the moment when ViRxal is at its most beneficial–a good reason to have it immediately at arm’s reach–at the first inklings of a cold or swollen gland, or at the first tingling sensation of a coming herpes blister. That is when the numbers can be handled best. So at viral onset or when an acute viral infection is full on, ViRxal should be increased to deal with the situation.

Viruses such as herpes and shingles are particularly mercurial and unpredictable. However, regular use of at least one ViRxal approximately every 12 hours will give preventive around-the-clock coverage to discourage, scavenge, and eliminate the virus. Thus prevention is best! We always suggest that one start slowly with one capsule, with or without food, for the first 2 to 4 days.  This will minimize any strong detox reaction and discomfort. Then, one every 12 hours. If you are in an active outbreak or feel that you are stressed, or sense the early signs of an outbreak, you can take up to 3 to 4 twice a day.

There is no downside to heavy dosage of ViRxal. Heavy usage results in a strong beneficial detox, support for the gastrointestinal tract, re-mineralization of the body, and many other benefits. The researchers have had cases where strong use over a period of 18 months  led to the rebuilding of discs. Another benefit of ViRxal is that when taken with a  healthy meal or with supplements, it acts as a carrier and increases the cellular uptake of the nutrients in your food, making your on-going health regime more effective.

In addition, ViRxal works systemically in the body to increase blood oxygen levels, and works as an anti-aging bi-directional anti-oxidant.  This means that it is a carrier of nutrients IN and toxins OUT. As an optimal source of bio-available minerals, it supports a healthy gastrointestinal tract. The innate intelligence of the product responds to the needs of the individual body’s demands and addresses each challenge it encounters. All these impressive benefits are taking place while ViRxal continues to scavenge and eliminate any free floating viruses. With all the GMO foods, pesticides, and pollutants, along with the financial stresses of today, we need to be well protected. Sometimes the protectants are hidden but not hard to find!

I think this product will go Viral!

For purchase, the website is www.virxal.com and the blog site www.humicnews.com for more information.

 

 

 

Anti-Viral for Flu & Herpes

With so many flu cases around, I am not surprised by the many email responses to my blog about this anti-viral product ViRxal (pronounced Virexal). So I decided to continue the discussion and address some of the inquiries in two more blogs.

In my practice, when patients come to me for treatment of colds and flu, they often feel better immediately from the Acupuncture treatment of the throat, lungs, achey joints, and the clearing of internal wirings for fast detoxification. Then I send them home with ViRxal and they recover fast.

Many young and older readers have written wanting to know just how it deals with Herpes. I have seen immediate dramatic results in several patients as well as slow, long term effects in others. But What IS the process?? We all carry viruses from a variety of sources and some viruses actually perform necessary actions in the body. The challenge is for our immune system to keep our viral load low so viruses have no bad effects on us and we are unaware of their presence. ViRxal is the most natural, non-invasive way to keep viruses in check because it uses Nature’s own system of bacterial breakdown—humification. Just as diamonds come from compressed carbon, so this is the process of producing powerful healing acids from matter compressed for hundreds of thousands of years, from molecules formed when our planet was pristine.

Latent viruses’ ability to hide for extended periods of time makes these viruses especially hard to eliminate from the body. Herpes and other latent viruses such as shingles and HIV can lie dormant inside of cells for years. But it is usually when the body is stressed or the immune system compromised that they begin replicating and breaking out of the cell.  When viruses exit a cell, the Humic acid in ViRxal will attach to the virus’s receptors and will stop the “viral infusion process,” preventing it from entering another healthy cell where it would seek to replicate into still more viruses. When Humic acid attaches to a virus, the virus will die of old age in less than 80 hours and will be eliminated from the body by the normal pathways. Thus over time, Virxal lessens the severity and frequency of the outbreaks, and reduces the pain and other noxious effects of these latent viruses. In many cases, over time ViRxal virtually stops the outbreaks altogether.

If one knows that one has the Herpes virus, then it only makes sense to use ViRxal as a daily preventive regime. Herpes can cause many more internal problems than just uncomfortable surface blisters and can be contagious even when no outbreaks occur. Remembering that this daily intake will also protect against cold, flu, and possible painful shingles from the remnants of the chicken pox virus of our childhood makes it a welcomed discovery!

For purchase, the website is www.virxal.com and the blog site www.humicnews.com for more information.

 

 

 

 

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers