Anxiety is something that a number of us deal with on a day-to-day basis. Try out these foods to ease your stress and anxiety levels. Happy healing!
It’s safe to say that the majority of us have been nauseated at some point in our lives—especially if you’ve experienced pregnancy. The feeling is uncomfortable and unpleasant. Sure, there are over-the-counter medications to aid in our sick feelings, but natural remedies, such as ginger, often do the trick—faster and more effectively than your local drug-store can.
As a powerful, multi-functional herb, ginger is often used for mild stomach pain to severe nausea that can result from pregnancy. During the first trimester of pregnancy, many women experience cases of nausea and vomiting and although they call it “morning sickness,” it can last throughout the day. Fortunately, ginger is a wonderful remedy for women who want to rid the feeling of nausea.
We’ve gone into this in more detail here, where we suggested that ingesting as little as 1 gram of ginger root every day for four days can significantly reduce feelings of nausea and incidences of vomiting. Don’t suffer from an upset stomach, seasickness, or morning sickness any longer!
Ginger products are readily available and easy to find. This powerful herb is available in a number of forms including: capsules, tinctures, extracts, oils, and in raw form. Fresh ginger root is easily attainable and can be used to brew tea (for all you tea lovers out there!).
If you’re feeling nauseous, give ginger a try…why not?
Refresh yourself by infusing your water with fresh fruit! We guarantee your day will be a little bit sweeter..
Circulatory massage is the most common healing method used for enhancing the proper flow of blood through the entire body and providing relaxation to various muscles. This massage relaxes tensed muscles in the body and relieves stress thus improving the overall health of a person. Circulatory massage involves applying pressure (medium to deep), tension, vibration or motion to different parts of the body either with hand, arms or electronic massage devices. This massage was developed in Sweden and is now used in various parts of the world due to its unlimited benefits.
Circulatory massage therapy uses five different forms of massage strokes:
- The first form of stroke involves the application of stroke in a sliding or gliding way (smooth long strokes), most commonly known as effleurage.
- The second form of stroke is known as petrissage, which involves applying strokes in a kneading manner.
- The third form is known as tapotement, and the strokes are applied in a systematic and rhythmic tapping/slapping manner.
- The fourth form is known as friction stroke, where firm, deep, circular motions are applied.
- The last stroke is known as vibration stroke, where a rapid shake or vibration is applied to the targeted muscle.
All of these strokes have proven effective in improving circulation in patients.
Circulatory massage is performed in a very comfortable and relaxing environment. A session may last for duration of 30 minutes to an hour depending on the patient’s needs. It is generally carried out in a calm and quiet place with soothing music, a comfortable treatment table, and soft lighting. At the start of the treatment, the massage therapist begins with the application of oil, gel or lotion to the skin as it facilitates smooth movement and reduces friction. In instances of patients with serious health problems, it is always advisable to consult a physician before carrying out this type of massage.
This therapeutic style of massage has several benefits when carried out properly. Apart from being very effective in relaxing the muscles and increasing the oxygen flow in the blood; this massage helps the lymphatic system to remove toxins from the body. It also helps in reducing pain and stiffness of joints, lowering blood pressure, alleviating headaches, aiding in stress, promoting speedy recovery from illness/injury, and providing greater flexibility. Circulatory massage has also proven beneficial in improving the mobility in patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis.
This specific form of massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating therapy that can work wonders and improve the strength and vitality of patients. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our clinic, don’t hesitate! We are here to help and heal you.
The aging process can take a toll on our bodies. Although we become wiser with age, we also become susceptible to conditions such as chronic lung problems, arthritis, digestive disorders, and diabetes, to name a few.
The refreshing news is that the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine (PCOM) has options for seniors who are looking to alleviate their aches and pains.
The San Diego PCOM Doctoral Clinic will be open to treat elderly patients for a broad range of ailments on:
- Thursday, March 13
- Friday, March 14
- Saturday, March 15
Whether coping with Parkinson’s disease or heart problems, patients will consult with a team of highly experienced licensed acupuncturists and Western physicians. They will receive an in-depth consultation and treatment. To shed more positive light on the experience, the cost for the treatment is identical to that of a treatment provided by a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) intern.
New and returning patients are welcome! We are here to ease your troubles.
Please call (619) 574-6932 to schedule an appointment, refer a patient, or receive more information.
A warm cup of tea is always soothing. With so many varieties available, many of us crave different types of tea on a regular basis. It’s common for us to brew a kettle of black tea in the morning and then red tea in the evening. Did you know that East Asian medicine suggests that people drink certain teas for each season of the year? Generally, scented tea is recommended in the springtime, green tea in the summer, Oolong tea in autumn, and black tea in winter. Here’s a closer look at the best teas for each season:
- Spring~ Scented tea is ideal as it wards of the pathogenic cold stored up in the human body during winter. Scented teas are also known as flower teas.
- Summer~ Green tea is a great choice for the hot days of summer. Known for its properties of bitterness and cold, this tea can help remove heat and toxic substances. It can also quench thirst and strengthen the heart.
- Autumn~ During this season, it is recommended to drink Oolong tea. This particular type of tea is neither too hot nor too cold and can help dispel extra heat within the body. Oolong tea can also increase salivation.
- Winter~ Black tea is perfect for the winter chill. With its temperateness and sweet taste, it aids in digestion and also helps to strengthen our bodies.
Now that you know your teas, make sure to fill up your cup for the respective season. We know that we will! Enjoy!
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