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Healing the Heart with Acupuncture and AromaTune

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What is it that I do exactly?

Why I do what I do is because it provides me with the biggest opportunity to help people open their hearts, change fear into trust, and work with the power of love.  With love in our lives all things are possible.  Healing the heart is a necessary step in all healing processes.  Love is the most powerful frequency that must be found within, not without. 

Negative Emotional-Spiritual frequencies are the root of all disharmonies

change fear to loveDid you know that love and fear are the two most fundamental frequencies of the human spirit?  And that all other emotions are extensions of these?  Excluding birth defects, physical traumas, vaccinations, lack of water, lack of food or nutrients, or other iatrogenic causes, fear and other emotions stemming from fear are the causative factors for illness, unhappiness, and disease. 

Emotions based on fear trigger our survival instincts.  Some emotions that stem from fear include guilt, blame, jealousy, resentment, anger, hatred, revenge, sadness, loneliness, pride, and insecurities.

When stuck inappropriately in the repeated expression of one emotion it can become our persona.  It becomes conscious or subconscious emotional responses, reactions, memories, motivational, behavioral or mental habits.  These habits, memories, and behavior are stored in our musculature, and connective tissue called fascia, creating tension, blocking circulation, which can lead to pain or disease. 

Positive emotions based on love include joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, trust, pleasure, kindness, friendship, gratitude, and laughter.  They generate healing, Qi-flow, and energetic balance. 

Healthy emotions ebb and flow between positive feelings, positive responsive emotions and distressed feelings.  Emotions express a visceral autonomic response of the autonomic nervous system that manifests physically.  Fear is a prime example that triggers release of adrenaline from the adrenal glands that sit on top of the kidneys.  This rush of hormone effects the heart causing increased pulse rate, sweating, pale complexion, shivering, coldness, and a reaction to either run away or freeze where you are.

Energetic homeostasis or balance is when people can feel their emotions appropriate to situations, and feel content, and even keeled most of the time.  It is the ability to recover from emotional turmoil such as grief, anger, excitement and joy, fear and shock, or overthinking and worry.

This in turn supports physical homeostasis, we can move and perform physical exertion without pain.  We experience regular complete bowel movements, healthy appetite with satisfaction after meals, pleasant taste in the mouth, feeling alert and clear headed, restful sleep, refreshed when waked, normal body weight, good muscle tone, feeling strong, active, stable with good endurance, plus the ability to recover when ill.

About AromaTune and Acupuncture

tuning forksFirst, there’s sound and vibration you can feel from a tuning fork.  There is also color-light and electro micro-current that directly impact these energy centers because each chakra has a specific frequency that correlates with the color, tone, and current flow.  Next, there’s an aroma of an essential oil such as lemon, lavender, peppermint or frankincense that open different levels of energy pathways.  Both sound and essential oils carry frequencies that when applied together on or around the body direct the body’s cells to ‘tune up’ to their proper healthy pitch enabling them to function as they should.  This I call AromaTune.

Acupuncture is the insertion of a fine sterile filiform needle at acupuncture points along meridian pathways of the body that connect energetically to our organs and glands.  When needles are inserted at the acupuncture points, they act as antennae to attract higher level Qi-energy that connects to various levels of our multiple body systems.  The needles are inserted and removed in exact sequence and locations to create sacred geometric shapes such as a triangle or tetrahedron.  Acupuncture needles have a much stronger and sustaining effect for pulling in Qi from the fifth dimension then other forms of Qi manipulation. 

AromaTune and Acupuncture don’t create love.  However, together they generate a bio-electric current flow that allows us to harmonize and open blocked energy fields to and from the heart.  If the gate is open it will create a pathway to love.  The heart is the gateway to our soul’s purpose and journey of life.  Love creates a resonate frequency that dissipates all negative energy, especially fear.

This means that AromaTune and acupuncture harmonize Qi-energy flow within all pathways of body systems to assist in staying in tune with the flow of life, and opening our hearts, creating love within, not without.  This is real transformation, getting to the root cause of disharmony.

Supporting all Meridian Chakra-Energy Centers and Circulatory System

Ancient Healing Modern People

It’s important to balance all of our body systems.  Four basic bodily functions must be optimized in order to heal from any condition.  One must have good sleep and feel rested when waked, good appetite, regular normal bowl movements, and fluid intake.  Before one can expect positive results from cancer therapy, or relief from chronic pain, anxiety or depression, these functions must be normalized.  One of the best ways is through balanced nutrition.  My book, “Ancient Healing for Modern People”, is your simple guide to eating per your Meridian constitution.  It includes the use of essential oils, herbs, supplements, food therapy and a 10-day essential oil gut cleanse and rejuvenation.  Chemotherapy and radiation do not support the basic bodily functions that I described earlier.  How can your body heal if these basic functions aren’t working?  You will be too weak, and tired without an appetite, lack of thirst, and poor sleep.  With digestive and intestinal disruption, you will be too weak from either vomiting, diarrhea or toxic build-up from constipation.  The body’s core energy must be supported through nutrition and energy medicine so that you can sleep, eat, drink, and poop. 

A wellness regime should also include exercise, meditation, Qigong breathing techniques, because they benefit both our physical and energetic body systems.  Meditation, prayer, energy work, reiki, self-reflection, Five-Element Acupuncture, and Aroma-Tune benefits our spiritual energetic systems. Awakening the power of real healing begins by knowing our journey here on earth.  It is achieved by working on reaching our highest potential possible.  This journey eventually leads back to healing the heart. 

Areas of Focus using AromaTune and Acupuncture

back shuWhat ever your main complaint, whether it’s chronic pain, anxiety, loneliness, unhappiness, depression, cancer, or lack of direction, focus and passion, the root causative factor is the same.  It is an imbalance between the kidney-energies and the heart energy. 

Let me explain.  We don’t diagnose a disease or give a name to a condition in Chinese Medicine.  We diagnose and treat to harmonize the energy pathways at the soul level that are out of balance.  The heart is the center, paired with the kidney as a continuum of the ShaoYin/Lesser Yin channel.  All other emotions and hormones from vital organs and glands affect and are felt in the heart.  The heart is said to be the emperor of all other organs.  Therefore, other energy centers must be harmonized to assist the heart and kidneys.  The result is an open heart, strengthened kidneys, where fear is transformed into love and kindness.  This allows us to reach higher levels of consciousness, for ourselves, and towards humanity. 

In each type of energetic imbalance or health complaint, there is a specific essential oil and tuning fork protocol to harmonize and release the energy pathways.  Each oil is massaged into the back followed with vibrational sound from tuning forks that penetrate and relax muscles, tendons, and bones.  It is even better to remember to use AromaTune when we are feeling healthy.  Thus, our systems can be brought back into balance before symptoms or disease arise.  I will teach and provide this information for my patients, clients, and business partners who want to use essential oils, and my AromaTune methods. 

This deep transformation will raise your level of consciousness.  To Feel strong, powerful, and joyful by finding clarity, purpose, and passion in your life. Self-discovery, business and life passion.

Begin by bringing balance to your meridian system and chakras (psycho-neuro-endocrine centers (PNE); balances nerves, brain, and hormones. 

The National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine (NCCAM, 2005) describes energy medicine or biofield energy therapies as those energy therapies that manipulate energy fields that theoretically surround and penetrate the body.  Pierce (2007), lists common assumptions shared by biofield therapy practitioners of therapies like TT, HT, and Reiki (pp. 253–254):

  • The human body has a subtle energy system that interpenetrates the physical anatomy and extends outward beyond it.
  • The subtle energy may be conceptualized as universal energy or vital energy flowing through and available to all beings.
  • The normal self-healing capacity of the human body is supported by the free and balanced flow of energy through its subtle energy system.
  • Disease or disorder can be detected in the energy system (perhaps before it manifests in the physical body) and can be affected therapeutically by the action of energy practitioners, in support of the self-healing capacity of the body.
  • Conscious healing intent and compassion are considered essential to the effectiveness of biofield therapies.
  • Practitioners’ hands may or may not touch the body. Practitioners also may carry out healing work mentally, from a distance.

Color-light, micro-current, sound healing, and acupuncture are also energy medicine that manipulate the human bio-energy field.  Dr. Darren Starwynn, an energy medicine expert, asserts that “Frequencies in the same Hertz (Hz.) have the same resonance and speak the same language whether they are frequencies of light, musical notes of an instrument, the human voice, or gentle electro micro-current”, as told to me personally during an educational workshop in 2019. 

I had written an article in which I discuss the research conducted by Fabian Maman along with his colleague Helene Grimal (1997).  They showed that cancer cells explode with the correct use of musical frequencies.  You can read the article (2019), “Tuning Your Body Using Tuning Forks of the Harmonic Musical Scale Bursts Cancer Cells!”, https://acupuncturecenterinc.com/blog/page/8/

Disturbance in the Heart or 4th Chakra Energy Field

Heart Anahata ChakraThe chest, upper back, scapula and breast areas of the body are associated with the Heart or 4th Chakra.  With breast cancer there is a disturbance of Qi-energy flow through this area.  Related conditions are often heart palpitations, circulatory conditions, varicosities, cardiac diseases, benign tumors and growths, cysts.  Other key physical complaints may include heart disease, angina, chest constriction, coughing, neck pain, upper back, scapular pain, knee and elbow pain.  It is associated with thymus, cardiac plexus, electro-magnetic field, blood pressure, and immunity.  Psycho-emotional pain can show as anxiety, insomnia, poor memory, apathy, over talkative, feeling isolated, feeling unloved, lacking compassion, tired but wired, manic or withdrawn, hateful, vengeful, vulnerability, lack of boundaries. 

Symptoms include palpitations, arrhythmia, tachycardia, bradycardia, angina, CHF, post-surgical cardiac trauma, poor circulation (cold hands and feet), varicosities, nausea, vertigo, benign tumors and growths, thoracic scoliosis, mid-thoracic pain, mild scoliosis.

Musculoskeletal problems involve, ears, temporal mandibular joint region, thoracic spine, ribs seven-twelve, posterior and lateral aspect of trunk (loin), mid-thoracic scoliosis, scapula.

Positive attributes, as one might expect, this energy center is all about LOVE LOVE LOVE! By opening this chakra, we open ourselves to love and being loved. This space is linked with green and is the foundation for inner peace and joy.

The emotion of the heart is love, which generates joy and laughter.  It is about loving yourself, enjoying your own company, and not requiring someone else to make you feel whole.  It is about growth and nourishment of the spirit.  Following your path, and by listening to your heart.  This area can become congested or weak by failing to take care of your own needs, and desires.  The breast is the connection or intimate bond between mother and child.  This metaphorically or spiritually is a place of ultimate safety, abundance, and unconditional love.  When we feel abandoned, burdened by the sorrows of life, betrayed, resentful, or deeply wounded emotionally we can feel unworthy, loathe ourselves, develop poor body image, and a dislike of our own body parts.  Love is a necessary frequency for survival. 

Finding ways to resolve the above conflicts will lead to healing the heart and finding unconditional love within. 

What you can do if you’re an Energy Healer

essential oilsNow, I’m asking for those who love energy medicine and essential oils to join me by helping people you care about to open their hearts, create Qi-energy flow, and transform fear into love.  Real transformation.  You can do this with the powerful frequencies of doTERRA essential oils, and AromaTune.  I’ll teach you how to help others get the oils they need, and how to use them.  For acupuncturists, I’ll also share geometry acupuncture of the 5th dimension for the heart and soul. 

In Health and Happiness,

Michele Arnold.  Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.), Licensed Acupuncturist (L.Ac.)

Look for other articles in this series about chakras and relationships with cancer, anxiety, pain, or stress.

 

Book Appointment by calling (858) 613-0792

 

 

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Arnold, M. (2018).  Tuning Your Body Using Tuning Forks of the Harmonic Musical Scale Bursts Cancer Cells! https://acupuncturecenterinc.com/blog/page/8/

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Maman, Fabian (1997).  The Role of music in the twenty-first century.  Redondo Beach, CA.: Tama-Dõ Press.

Pierce, Beverly. (Apr 2007).  The Use of Biofield Therapies in Cancer Care.  Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing; Pittsburgh Vol. 11, Iss. 2,: 253-8.

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Rosemary essential oil

5 Ways to Use Rosemary Oil

Are you wondering how you can use Rosemary oil? While some think Rosemary is only useful for cooking, this herbal, energizing oil has uses that extend far beyond the kitchen. Keep reading to learn five easy ways to use Rosemary essential oil.

  1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.
  2. Cooking with Rosemary oil.
  3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.
  4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.
  5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

1. Use Rosemary oil for hair.

If your hair is feeling lackluster, give it some shine with a little help from Rosemary oil. Known to promote a healthy-looking scalp and an abundant-looking head of hair, Rosemary oil might be what’s missing from your current hair care routine.

So, how do you use Rosemary oil for hair? Consider adding a drop of Rosemary oil to your favorite everyday hair products to promote hair that looks full and shiny. Need more ideas? Try making this Scalp Buildup Cleanser with Rosemary essential oil to refresh the scalp without stripping your hair of its natural oils.

Scalp Buildup Cleanser

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
8 tablespoons water
8 drops Rosemary oil
6 drops Lemon oil
4 drops Grapefruit oil

Combine all ingredients in a small glass bowl and stir. Comb the mix through dry hair. The acids in the mix help to remove oil, dirt, or sulfate buildup naturally. Allow the mix to sit on your hair for about 20 minutes, then rinse the hair in the shower and continue with your normal shampoo and conditioner routine.

2. Cook with Rosemary oil.

Because it has such a rich, herbal flavor, people often use dry rosemary and rosemary seasoning when cooking meat, stuffing, baked goods, and so on. Rosemary oil can easily be substituted for dry rosemary to give any recipe a punch of refreshing herbal flavor.

Ready to cook with Rosemary oil? Start with this easy Herb Bread recipe!

Herb Bread with Rosemary Oil

4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ cup milk
1 cup butter, melted
2 drops Rosemary oil
Dried thyme herbs

Preheat the oven to 450 °F and grease a baking sheet. Stir together the flour, salt, baking powder, milk, melted butter, dried herbs, and Rosemary essential oil to create the dough. Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out the dough and cut it into six-inch triangles. Brush with melted butter. Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy with an Italian dish, use as a snack or appetizer on game night, or simply enjoy it as a side dish!

3. Diffuse Rosemary oil for an energizing midday pick-me-up.

Looking for a super simple way to enjoy the benefits of Rosemary oil? Simply place a few drops of this herbaceous, energizing oil into your essential oil diffuser any time you could use a break from the craziness of everyday life. When you put a few drops of Rosemary in your diffuser, you can immediately revitalize the atmosphere of your kitchen, living room, desk, office, or bedroom.

If you want to add some variety to your diffusing experience, combine Rosemary oil with Wild Orange or Lemon oil in your diffuser to create an uplifting atmosphere.

4. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate.

Whether you’re at the end of a long workday, needing to feel refreshed in the afternoon, or just wanting to create a more desirable environment at home, Rosemary oil can help. Use Rosemary oil to refresh and rejuvenate by adding a few drops to a warm bath, along with a soothing essential oil like Frankincense. The warm, essential oil–infused water will leave you feeling calm and rejuvenated.

Want another way to take advantage of the rejuvenating benefits of Rosemary? Use it in a massage. Combine Rosemary oil with a carrier oil and massage the neck, shoulders, and back, or legs and feet. If you want an especially soothing massage, blend Rosemary oil with Wintergreen oil to help cool and refresh the skin. To reduce stress, combine Rosemary oil with Lavender oil and massage into the skin for a relaxed, refreshed feeling.*

5. Take Rosemary oil for internal benefits.*

Not only is Rosemary oil useful for cooking due to its potent, delicious flavor, but many people add Rosemary oil to their food to take advantage of the internal benefits of this oil. Whether you incorporate Rosemary oil into your favorite recipes or simply add the oil to a glass of water or a Veggie Cap, there are plenty of reasons to take Rosemary oil internally.

For example, did you know that Rosemary oil may help reduce nervous tension and fatigue when taken internally? Using Rosemary internally can also help support healthy digestion and internal organ function.*

Want to learn more about how to use Rosemary oil, the benefits of Rosemary oil, and where Rosemary oil comes from?

6. If you’re wondering how you can order your own Rosemary from DOTERRA contact us.  We can help! Call (858) 613-0792

 

Why Turmeric and Turmeric Latte Recipe

Have you been wondering about whether or not you should take Turmeric because it was recommended by your doctor, or you have seen it advertised?  

What is Turmeric?

Turmeric is an Indian spice and can be used as an herbal supplement.  It contains Curcumin, the primary chemical constituent that gives it its anti-inflammatory properties along with its yellow color.  It widely used as one of the spices in curry powder.  It has become very popular, and is widely recommended as a dietary aid for inflammation and pain.  Some people have questions about it, and they wonder whether or not they should be taking it.  It may help if I break down its uses, and clarify when it wouldn’t be appropriate for someone to take it.

In Chinese Medicine this herb is called Jiang Huang (Turmeric Rhizome) or Yu Jin (Curcuma root).  Jiang Huang has flavors that are spicy, bitter, and has an energetic warming affect on the body.  Yu Jin on the other hand is spicy, bitter, but cold. 

 

What is it used for?

This herb helps blood circulation, and breaks up coagulation that may be the cause of pain related to traumatic injury, arthritis, angina, and it helps speed healing.  It moves Qi-energy of the liver, which means that it protects the liver from toxins, has antioxidant qualities, lowers cholesterol, reduces menstrual pain, and  decongests the liver.  The bitter and warming qualities improves joint swelling, shrinks uterine tumors, dissolves gallstones, and improves ligament flexibility.    

The cold qualities of Yu Jin clears heat from the body, and it has anti-bacterial, anti-fungal actions.  

How to take it?

Dosage as a single herb is 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. daily.  It is best when taken along with cinnamon bark (Rou Gui) or cinnamon twig (Gui Zhi) for dysmenorrhea, or joint pain such as in the shoulders.  It is usually added as an adjunct herb to enhance effects for relieving menstrual pain in an herbal formula such as Bupleurum and Dang Gui (Xiao Yao Wan) for instance.

Is it good for everyone?

This herb is not for you if you have blood deficiency without stagnant Qi-energy or blood stasis.  

This means you don’t experience localized pain of a deep, sharp and piercing nature, and inflammation that is worse at night, that is swollen, or you don’t have palpable solid, immobile masses, dark complexion, purple lips, fragile dry hair and skin, a purple tongue with purple spots.  

If you feel weak, exhausted, have a pale complexion, experience light thin menstrual blood flow during your periods, dizziness, pale tongue or pale conjunctiva this herb is not for you.  

Caution:

Use caution if you are taking an anti-coagulant, anti-platelet medication.

I hope this helps?

Turmeric Latte Recipe

Ingredients

1 1/2 C water, almond milk, coconut milk, or rice milk

1 Tbsp. almond butter

1 tsp. organic honey

3/4 tsp. ground turmeric

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp. ground ginger

1 tsp. vanilla extract

pinch of sea salt

pinch of ground black pepper

1 drop turmeric essential oil

Instructions

Mix all ingredients until smooth.  Warm in a small pot.  Pour into a mug, sprinkle with cinnamon and Enjoy!

 

*How Herbs are Prescribed in Chinese Medicine

*Let me start by saying that using herbs and spices in your cooking for flavoring is not necessarily the same thing as taking them as an herbal supplement.  Although, there may be some dietary value, there is not necessarily a therapeutic value that comes with potency and dosage. The spices and herbs found in your spice isle of the supermarket are going to be of a different quality, grade, and concentration than that found in an herbal tea or supplement.  Chinese Herbalists use high quality pharmaceutical grade herbs with high potency and bio-availability along with correct species identification.  The dosage matters as well.  In addition, herbs aren’t typically given singly, they are compounded together in a balanced formula that may include anywhere from two to ten or more herbs.  This way each herb works in a synergistic manner, and counteracts any negative affects.  This is much safer than taking only one ingredient long term.  As an example, you will find quite often that fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang), honey-fried licorice (Zhi Gan Cao), and red dates (Da Zao) are added to formulas to protect your stomach, and to harmonize all of the ingredients together.  Chinese Angelica Root (Dang Gui) is often combined with Ligusticum (Chuan Xiong), and White Peony (Bai Shao) to nourish blood, regulate the movement of blood, and sooth PMS symptoms and pain without causing too much thinning of blood, hemorrhage, or blood stasis and coagulation.  The flavors of bitter, sweet, spicy, salty, or sour as well as the energetic temperature of hot, warm, cooling, cold, have beneficial qualities on the body.  The herb’s flavors and temperature are taken into consideration when choosing an appropriate herbal remedy per one’s constitution.  Curcumin (Yu Jin) is spicy, bitter and cooling on the body.  Thus, it may not be for everyone.  You would need to consult with an expert herbalist that can evaluate your constitutional pattern of disharmony and recommend an appropriate herbal formula.

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  • Commonly used Acupressure points
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Learn about Chinese Herbal Teas for improved blood flow, and analgesia

The following is an excerpt:

We use herbs that are concentrated granules of raw herbal ingredients boiled in an aqueous solution.  They are free from preservatives, additives, and colors.  They are certified pharmaceutical grade using GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices).  The powder is mixed with warm water and drunk as a medicinal tea.

They also come in other forms of administration such as honey pills, capsules, tablets, or alcohol or glycerin extracted tinctures.

Where to buy

Herbal Formulas can be prescribed and purchased from your local Acupuncturist.

Xue Fu Zhu Yu Tang (Drive out Stasis in the Mansion of Blood Decoction).

TCM Diagnosis:  Blood stagnation, especially of the upper body, head and chest.

Action:  Nourishes and moves blood, a natural analgesic alternative.

Indications:  Pain Acute, Severe, after Trauma, aggravated by wrong movement, fixed localized pain, occasional stabbing pain aggravated by certain postures or movement, and pain is worse at night, a natural alternative to aspirin.

Bio-medical or common disease names:  acute endometritis, retained placenta, pelvic inflammatory disease, endometriosis, cirrhosis of the liver, intestinal obstruction, coronary artery disease, angina pectoris, rheumatic valvular heart disease, hypertension, post-concussion syndrome, migraine, menopausal syndrome, urticaria, psychosis.

Ingredients:  Dang Gui (Chinese Angelica), Chuan Xiong (Szechuan Lovage Root), Sheng Di Huang (Prepared Rehmannia), Chi Shao (Red Peony), Tao Ren (Peach Pit), Hong Hua (Safflower), Chuan Niu Xi (Cyathula Root), Jie Geng (Platycodon, Balloon Flower Root), Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Chai Hu (Bupleurum, Thorowax Root), Gan Cao (Licorice Root).  Plus add turmeric-curcumin (Yu Jin), cinnamon bark (Rou Gui), Bai Shao (White Peony), and Gan Cao (Licorice).

How to Take: Take Before meals.  In severe cases can increases dosage 50-100%, then reduced as treatment takes effect.

Contraindications/Cautions:

Contraindicated in pregnancy, excessive menstrual bleeding, bleeding diathesis, or hemorrhagic disorder.  For women, stop taking during your period unless otherwise directed.  Caution in patients taking anti-coagulants.

*Women being treated for menstrual problems may notice heavier, more painful periods, expulsion of clots, for one or two cycles as the stagnation is moved, and they are encouraged to continue formula for several cycles.

Dr. Michele Arnold is a doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (D.A.C.M.).  She has been in private practice for over 18 years. She brings together both experience, and research for you to find out what to eat to stay healthy, how to use essential oils, herbs, and acupressure according to the balanced principles of Chinese Medicine.

Disclaimer: The products and information mentioned here have not been evaluated by the FDA.  The products and methods recommended are not intended to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent illness or disease.  It is not a substitute for medical advice.