Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Get in the Zone!

Do you feel out of whack? Nothing quite going your way? Keep running into the proverbial wall? Are you off your game? 

You are not the only one.

I have been working with patients that are coming in with the same complaint.
I have another blog devoted to these types of things but thought I should tie it into this one since it seems to be a needed thing right now. (http://spiritualhealingblog.blogspot.com)

If you are an athlete, you know when you are "in the zone" and some of you know how to get there, others just never learned. If you are one of those that just can't get in or feel like something has gone horribly wrong lately. You might be kicked off the Universal "Axialtonal Lines".

How do you get connected again?
There are several ways, the easiest is to go to an Acupuncturist and have them do the Axialtonal Alignment treatment. Acupuncture is actually painless, even though they use the word needle, it is nothing like an injection needle that has a hole in the middle which punctures the skin, these needles are about the thickness of a hair and actually go between the skin cells and it is painless. Often patients do not even know if they have already been inserted, and will say "tell me when you start, o.k?" I have to laugh each time - Acupuncture is so misunderstood!

Another way is to have it done intuitively. I have been using this technique since I developed the protocol and have been getting great results and feedback. Needle free!

You can also connect via meditation and visualization, but you need more information to attain the connection.

There is an easy way to do this through imagination, by using different affirmations, which raise your vibration and seem to snap you back in.

Most importantly, once you are back in, how do you stay aligned. Simple. Remove all negativity from your thinking, talking and exposure to negativity. 

Did you ever notice, you are clipping along, feeling great when someone comes at you with their negative attitude directed at you and suddenly, your world is upside down, nothing is right again.

They just kicked you off alignment. 

Here is an emergency CPR for when this happens...say the word in your mind or aloud...
cancel, cancel, cancel or neutral, neutral, neutral until you cannot even remember what happened that caused you to feel bad. Now quickly redirect your thought to something constructive and positive, a project you love or person you like being around. You will be reconnected if you catch it right away. Otherwise, if you wait too long, you will need to redo your connection.

So stay positive and enjoy being "IN THE ZONE"

read about Axialtonal Lines and how they work


Why take Drugs when you can eat Chocolate?

Superfood: feed your brain, stimulate your mind, hype up your body, have a Superfood party and watch your grades soar, your energy spring into action, get you back in the game, and your body will be calm, cool and collected...

What the @#?* (bleep) are Superfoods?

First and foremost, they are raw, unprocessed, unfiltered, all natural, hopefully organic or wild.
Their properties sometimes need to be unlocked, so powder form is good or get a few friends together, chip in for a 3 Hp Blender (great gift to hint for) and start making your own powerhouse smoothies.

Here are 11 good Superfoods, that should get you off to a good start, there are more and Superherbs as well...when I first saw some of these, I never even heard of them!

Wolfberries or Goji Berries
Acai Berry (pronounced like: ah-sigh-yee' berries)
Camu Camu Berries
Coconut Oil
Cacao Beans
Hemp Seed 
Spirulina and Blue-Green Algae
Bee Pollen (organic, raw, wild, unfiltered)
Medicinal Mushrooms (Shitake, Reishi, Maitake, Cordycepts, etc.)
Seaweed / Kelp
Yacon Root

Best Chocolate Smoothie I ever made...
2 cups purified water
16 Cacao Beans (raw, organic, whole)
1 teaspoon Maca Powder
2 dates (pitted)
coconut milk (can imported from thailand)
1 Tablespoon Hemp Oil
1 teaspoon Vanilla (non alcohol - blends smoother)
handful of green pumpkin seeds
handful of sunflower seed

Blend 3 cycles in Blendtec 3 Hp blender, comes out steaming hot like hot cocoa, YUM
sometimes I add big handful of ice before last cycle if I want it cooler, double YUM and double boost (sometimes when things are heated, they lose their SuperPower, better at room temp)

Not sure where to find Superfoods?
Most can be found at your local health food store or
online at places like www.food-healing.com
and other sites, google each one separately if you can't find it.

They will be the best natural drugs you have ever spend money on and when you are 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80+ years old, your mind will be clearer, you will be stronger, you will have done and accomplished more that you can imagine and you won't be taking prescription drugs to the tune of $800-$1000.00 a month, like everyone else around you.

Get hyped up with Superfood - stimulate yourself, get your focus back, reach your full potential, amaze your family and friends.

Too tired to get up for class? why struggle with school, feeling depressed and out of energy with no desire or interest in much of anything...if I knew when I was in College what I know now, about foods, I would have my PhD by now!

Want to learn more about food and food therapy? 

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Healthy Perspective for a Healthy Mind, Body and Life

Do you think sometimes, why me, why can't I feel good like her/him. Why do I have to be the one driving the crappy car, struggling day to day?

Actually, perspective is everything. There is a saying...
"Change your mind to change your life"

Begin to change your perspective with one verse...

"Everyday, in every way, I am getting better and better."

First, write down how you see your life now, from your current perspective.
But, before you say the verse, try to FEEEEEL it, envision your ideal life. Be sure to include how you make other people feel good about themselves, you could include ideas like: I am healthy, wealthy and wise. My family is healthy and happy. Love is all around us. Imagine people smiling and laughing the belly laugh, they cannot stop because they are so happy and you are there, laughing also. Imagine children playing and giggling. See the world is getting better, everyone is helpful and friendly, the economy is skyrocketing, everyone is making money, etc.

Then say the above verse to yourself 20 times.

On a separate piece of paper, write the verse down and put it next to your bed and read the verse when you go to bed and/or when you wake up.

In a week, write your new perspective of your life, compare it to the one from a week ago. Report back with what has changed!
Stay positive!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let's Talk About Health

Feel free to email me your health questions related to food, nutrition, energy healing, etc.
I'm here for you, just ask, or maybe I can direct you.

Body Electric: function and dysfunction

Dupuytren's, Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Electrolytes:

In Chinese medicine we see the body on some level as fluid and electricity.

Our bodies are made up up mostly fluid. Electrolytes are the conductors of the electricity that comes from the Sinoatrial Node (referred to as the pacemaker of the heart)

To create an illustration in your mind...think of a car battery...if the fluid is low, the battery heats up and burns out. The fluid and the minerals that make up the electrolytes are what conduct the electricity or the energy. When fluid is low, energy is low. Caffeine drinks are like battery acid, they burn up fast and leave you with less energy than before, because they burn up fluid along the way.

Our bodies need to be supplemented with fluid and electrolytes when we have been burning them or perspiring. Often when it is hot outside and you are in the sun, you do not tend to even feel yourself perspiring, but you actually are, it is just being evaporated off your skin just as fast. If you are in hot weather or working out, you are losing fluids and with them some electrolytes.

In Chinese Medicine, yin is a condensed fluid and it is believed to lubricate the joints and tendons. It is a thicker substance like the oil in a car engine that makes everything run smoothly.

Generally stiff or unflexible tendons are referred to as dry (meaning without yin or oil as lubrication) without the flexibility needed, tendons can pull on the sheath encasing the bones, and that pulling action tells the bone that it needs to create more bone...this can lead to spurs and unorganized bone structure causing things like plantar fasciatis where the bony spurs are irritating the fascia around the plantar bone of the heel and creating inflammation (thus the "itis" part of the work meaning inflammation)

Dupuytrens Contracture can also be considered dry tendons. Generally people with dry tendons in one area, begin to experience the same issue in other tendons as well.

So, what to do about it? Where do I get yin? How to start?

Check out these yin producing foods along with getting some high quality food-based minerals when needed (most over the counter minerals are not the best quality). Food source minerals (eating foods high in minerals like a variety of seeds and nuts or working with a phytonutrient smoothie diet for optimal health), of course, are the best and easiest for us to absorb. Note: Most spring water has minerals, but the molecules are generally too big for our bodies to use them and they can end up being deposited all over the body and clog things up, creating a bigger problem.

Get enough good water to go along with your good minerals for good electrical conductivity. Fluid converts to "yin". Without fluid, yin becomes depleted, so keep your fluid up and work with some yin producing foods to bump up your yin, limit your caffeine...then watch what happens to your tendons and also pay attention to your skin, you might notice it is more moist and supple as well.

Hint: A cup or 2 of hot water in the morning, flushes the overnight sludge that collects in the kidneys and the action of heating the water also makes the water molecules "thinner" so your body can absorb it more easily and rehydrate you. You want to get those small bubbles to form just before a big rolling boil, that is the key. And drink it when is it on the hotter side of warm before it converts back to the normal sized molecule (or gets "thicker" again).

That should get your body lubricated for healthier tendons and help reduce the inflammation

Patricia J Ahner, LAc

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Ionizer...huh? A Brief Intro: Short, but Sweet...

I have to admit, I have actually been a bit vague about Ionized Water and thought I should delve into it to try to clarify.

We are recognizing that Ionized water's ORP (Oxidation-Reduction Potential) rather than pH factor is more important when it comes to drinking water these days...

Water treated via electrolysis through a water ionizer/purifier makes the water molecules somewhat thinner or more bio-available and also work like antioxidants to address free radicals in the body (something everyone can benefit from), this is measured as an ORP (Redox or Reduction Potential is what you should look for when buying a Water Ionizer/Purifier)

Compared to any processed water for sale, Ionized Water with a reduction potential of -250 to -300 mV is beyond comparison due to its ability to scavenge active oxygen radicals.

Most high end Water Ionizers offer choices in pH between Acid and Alkaline, with a variety of ORP values along with Purified / Clean Water which make for a great investment in your family's health. 

What is Acid Water good for you ask? Acid water can act as an antibacterial agent, or is perfect for growing herbs or cleaning vegetables among other external things.


The Onion Analogy

We all have emotions and many of us have emotions that prevent us from moving forward on many levels.

Physiologically, our bodies are designed to store emotions in a part of the brain called the Limbic system. The effective reason for this would be if a child reaches up to the hot stove and burns his fingers, this emotional memory will be deep seeded in memory so the child will not make the same mistake twice.

The dysfunction of this is that when we have an incident in life, fueled by emotion, our Limbic system takes that incident and makes it part of our cellular body, so that we will not make the same mistake twice.

In Chinese Medicine, emotions are associated with organs.  For example, it is known that Liver is associated with Anger, Heart associated with Anxiety, Kidneys associated with Fear etc.

I believe that after the Limbic system gets the program of the emotion, it then begins to replicate via the DNA and integrate or transfer these emotional aspects to it's associated organ.

The Onion Layers Analogy:

As you go through life, piling up emotional misinformation, you end up 30 years later with, for example: fear of heights with no apparent reason.

To give you a visual, imagine, your first fear of the hot stove, then a strange dog barks at you, creating another fear layered on top of the hot stove, later, your teacher yells at you when you are in front of the class and so on. Because you did not release those fears as they happened, as a child would cry or scream with fright at the barking dog.

In the classroom, it is more difficult to express and generally, a person would hold in their fear, giving the Limbic system time to attach the emotion and begin replication to the Kidney tissue. As you pile up layers of emotional fears, several things can happen... you become unreasonably fearful and/or you begin to have kidney issues.

These layers are sometimes compared to the layers of an onion, with the original dysfunctional fear at the core of the onion and the layers being the teacher incident and others that lay on top of that one. The closer you can get to the core dysfunction, the more layers will come off.

In Chinese Medicine, there are many levels to disease, some deeper and more chronic than others, some more recent and acute. When recent acute issues are not addressed, they tend to become chronic and more dis-ease related.

I use several "emotional release techniques" to address both chronic and acute issues and have found great success in unblocking emotions and allowing both emotional and physical healing. Everything from fear of heights and anxiety when driving over bridges to past traumas or events.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Cellular Protection for Rejuvenation

With all the buzz about Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and Cell Phones, Computers and plain old electricity everywhere, it is only prudent to consider EMF devices to protect your human biological cell from damage.
I have tried several things in the past...
One, I paid a lot of money for, and then it suddenly did not feel right, guess what, it broke!
The one I love and still wear is a piece of jewelry with NASA technology call Dichroic Jewelry and you can find them here and there, they are beautiful and look like a weird stone of some sort, but are manmade (size does matter here, the bigger, the more protection).

I muscle test these devices to see if they really work. I test them against my body, then I hold my cell phone up to my ear and test them, then I test them while making a call. This Dichroic Jewelry works in all positions. I then hold up my portable phone from home and turn it on and it does not work. What does that mean? Can the portable phones be worse than the cell phones? Of course my cell phone has a low SARS rating, which most are not.

Recently, I found a great one that is easy to get at a great price. Works on both the cell and the portable phone in talking position. I have one taped to my computer and found my eyes don't get so weak at night (I must admit, I am on the computer ALOT lately) Before when I was on the portable and using the computer, I had to step away from it (computer) because me hears would hurt inside. I think there is some kind of connection between the wireless devices.

I am always surprised how many people do not know of (and who know but are not concerned with) electromagnet interruption of our bodies. Maybe they don't quite get it, or if they did, what would they do? They need their phones. It is now a necessary accessory. Your body does most of it's healing and regeneration at night. With all the little computer,cell phone chargers lights on, the wireless everything throughout your house, your body is constantly being interrupted, even at night! Oh, by the way, YOUR BODY CANNOT REGENERATE, HEAL OR MAINTAIN IT'S HEALTH WITH EMF INTERRUPTION. So it is extremely necessary in these times of wireless communication to protect your cells. Without it, all the nutrition in the world will not be enough to counteract the effects unless you live in the woods away from such things!

I am here to tell you, some EMF devices can run hundreds of dollars and then they can break! ugh
This one works, is simple and is affordable, so if down the road, it breaks for any reason, you can afford to GET ANOTHER ONE!

For the cost of less than $30 plus S & H, how can you go wrong! Get 3! One for your phone, one for your computer, one for your body (yes, one has a hook for a chain so you can wear it). Your cells will thank you.

I personally have the beautiful Dichroic piece that I wear and 2 of the other ones for my phone and computer.
I am trying to get these on my site to sell on the FoodTherapy page, wish me luck... or check the page periodically.
Protect your cells!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Smoking, French Fries and Chlorine Bleach

I had a dream last night. I was standing in a line to pay my taxes when the girl in the next line said to me "Do you care if I smoke?"
I suddenly realized that she was not asking if the smoke bothered me (as I have always thought in the past and brushed off with a bewildered, questionable "no"). I realized that she was asking me if I CARED if she smoked.

My reply? "Yes I CARE if you smoke, I CARE about you! You are my sister, you are my brother, you are the friend that I have not yet met, I CARE about you! We are all one people, we are all human, we are living breathing, organic beings, connected in spirit on this living breathing, transforming planet...I CARE about you. Would you try to feed an apple to a piece of plastic? NO! Do I CARE if you SMOKE? Yes, I care" I then began to think of all of the people who have ever asked me that same question and my injustice to their question. I felt guilty, for not telling them that I care about them. I never realized what they were asking me. They did not say "Will the smoke bother your eyes or does the second hand smoke make you sick?" they were asking "Do I CARE?"
Yes, I care. I care about YOU.

Every person makes up the "people" and the people make up the human race, we live on Planet Earth in this vast galaxy. We live and breath and affect every other person, every other living moving thing in the universe. One movement, one thought, one action can create a wave of re-action, we all know this from science. I CARE! I CARE about the future, I care about the past, I care about our choices, I care about YOU.

I was once lost in a cycle of self destruction myself. Maybe I needed someone to tell me that same thing, however I never verbally asked. Luckily, as I laid my head down one afternoon on my kitchen table and prayed to whomever was in charge, to take me now, take me, I was done, I had done everything I could think to do. I was miserable, deep within my skin, in my heart I felt empty and alone. 

I could find no reason to be miserable, I had a good home, a good family, a good job, people that loved me and I was still begging to leave this world, I was miserable. I did not want to live one more second like this. Often I found myself curled up in a corner, crying, rocking myself, just trying to make it to the next day.
I began to think about all the people that had much less than me, they looked happy, they were always smiling and as I looked, they seemed to have one thing in common...They were all people helping other people, like nurses, social workers, organizers.

As I looked at my life, I saw that I was not a person who was inclined to help anyone, unless I was pushed into it and then, I did not like the position, I was not comfortable, I was miserable.
I reevaluated my life and began to consider that this was the missing element in my life that might fill the void that I felt, that if I approached the aspect of helping people with interest and desire and my own initiative, that perhaps that would erase the misery I was wallowing in.

So I offered my commitment, to help to this omnipresent boss, with the only conditions being: I would need to be taken care of financially, and that I could use the talents that I had, to help the world, to help.

I do not want to bore you further with the revelation, the vision and the information that poured into me at the very moment I signed the contract in my head. But I will say that 15 years later, I still have the same goals, but I have a lot more tools.

I can tell you that chemicals are not good for the health of human beings, or the planet. I can tell you that we are all connected whether we understand it, or not. I can tell you that the body is fully capable of healing itself, GIVEN THE CHANCE. I can tell you there is more to this life than meets the eye. I can tell you that we ALL CARE, and some are lost in the idea that no one cares. I can tell you that in order to give, you must receive and when you give, you do receive more than you could ever imagine. So the next time someone asks you "Do you CARE if I smoke?" "Do you want a fry?" "What type of water do you WANT?" Consider what they are asking... and perhaps the answer is: "I CARE about YOU!"

Take care my friends, we need you, we care about you: your health, your life, the earth. We really care, we are here to help guide you, feed you information, nourish your soul, teach you how to choose foods that your body can use to heal.
Just ask, search, intend, seek. We are all around you, waiting to help you with our tools of knowledge, our stories as examples. We are paying our universal taxes, we are the caregivers! We CARE.
We want your comments...Thanks

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Water for Health

Which one is best...Spring, Purified, Distilled, Alkaline.
Everybody is talking about Kangen / Alkaline water...
I remember when Distilled water was all the rage.
Everybody was buying Distillers, but why?
What is the difference?
Spring water is so popular, they serve it in most every restaurant. It is a huge business.
I was recently at a trade show and the city was promoting tap water. It is already filtered, right? So why are we buying bottled water?
Basically, we think we are getting better water, with better benefits right???
How do you decide which water to drink?
Here is a the low down...
Spring water, comes from springs and has minerals and bacteria from the area to benefit immunity etc. right?
yes, however the minerals are found to be too large to actually absorb and get any real benefit. Bacteria, might be good now and then, but at the cost of plastic that leaches into the bottle when light is present, not so good.
Distilled water has nothing in it, right?
Distilled is most like the process of rain water, only thing is, as the water vaporizes, so do the pesticides and other chemicals. Because it vaporizes, it leaves the minerals behind also.
Purified? What is that?
Purified or Reverse Osmosis is called "clean water"
It passes through several filters generally, cleans out chlorine with charcoal filters, and debris, bacteria and other critters that might come across like tiny eggs of microscopic things that are not processed out in the city filtering. This also can leach minerals from your body because it offers none when it is filtered. It is middle of the road as far as acid alkaline so basically, it is just water, unless something comes through the filters or filters are not cleaned regularily
And what is all this about alkaline???
Your "higher end" Purifiers often have choices of Purified, Alkaline or Acid water and generally will filter more liters of water than a lesser purifier.
Alkaline water from a Kangen systems and other systems like Jupiter, Tyent, KYK Genesis, Life etc. has shown to help clean the intestines, which allows the intestines to absorb nutrients and nourish the body, leading to healing and sometimes reversal of health issues. I would say it might be something to do for a month or so, then go back to something like purified or distilled.

I personally prefer purified from a high-end home purifier (not from bottles), it tastes clean, is neutral and my main goal is to avoid any chemicals with my water. I get a variety of good vegetables and fruits (intestinal fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants and all the rest that comes with natural food), seeds and mineral supplements when needed, so I am not so worried about getting enough minerals.
On occasion, I do a month of Alkaline water, just to clean up anything that might be clogging up the walls of the intestines for good measure. When traveling, I have a glass bottle I carry my water in. If taking a trip, I have a 3 gallon, hard polycarbonate container that I keep in the trunk and can usually be refilled at grocery stores with reverse osmosis machines.
Which water do you like??
Best of Luck deciding which one fits your lifestyle, then drink about 1/2 your weight in ounces every day!
Be sure to consult your physician if you have health issues.

Eating the Apple Core

Consider the power of a seed. When planted, it can give LIFE. Grow into another apple tree or avocado tree, tomato plant etc.
Seeds, when broken down to micro-sizes, release healthful phytonutrients/phytochemicals.

Things like beets, broccoli stems, avocado and apple seeds have been shown to address a myriad of health issues. There is evidence from laboratory studies that phytochemicals in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of cancer, possibly due to dietary fibers, polyphenol antioxidants and anti-inflammatory effects.

Food Therapy and good food choices are at the root of good health. But how to you know what foods do, which seeds address what issues? I found an excellent book to get you started with all types of great information. I have been searching, for years, to find a compilation of this information and just stumbled across it recently. I was compelled to pass on the info to anyone listening (check out this link for more info) www.healingx.org/FoodTherapy.htm

From my research, you need a 3 hp blender to break down the fibers to the size necessary to unlock those nutrients. There are lots of stories showing the healing effects of drinking a phytonutrient rich smoothie everyday in the morning. I believe, food based healing is an excellent way to easily create a healthier life and possibly reverse disease in the body.

An apple a day, keeps the doctor away...that includes the core!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Needles for Wrinkles

It happens now and then, a patient comes in for a health complaint and starts asking about whether Acupuncture really works for wrinkles.

The first Acupuncture Facial I did was in a clinic where there several Acupuncturist. Patients were rotated between practitioners. I did the first treatment, the women was in her mid 40's and she had some wrinkles around her eyes, forehead and mouth, nothing outstanding but it definitely aged her.

The next time I saw her was on her 7th visit. I had to do a double take. She looked to be 10 years younger. I had heard that acupucnture it was an effective face life / rejuvenation but, when you see it first hand, it seems more impressive. I think it struck me more, because I had not seen her for so many treatments. The other practitioners that were there that day, agreed there was a noticable change after even the 3rd visit.

Everyone is different of course, but if you are looking for a good alternative to going under the knife or botox, that is good for your whole body too, you should give Cosmetic Acupuncture a try. You will be pleasantly surprised!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Livin' in the Zone-where are my people?

We have all heard of athletes being "in the zone". It is a place where everything is in slow motion, you become very focused and everything else in the world is outside of that yet, you are flowing in unison with everything around you. You are unstoppable. It is a great feeling and is not limited to athletes. Artists like writers and painters have the same experience, as if something is running through them and they are in sinc with everything on the same wavelength.

Healers have the same experience. There is a pulse of the universe running through all of us and an interconnectiveness. It is not a coincidence that some people just click with certain people and not with a other people.

When we are not trying, the most wonderful things happen because our minds are turned off and we are living in the zone, open to possiblities. I don't know how many people told me they met their spouse after they stopped looking, or they got the perfect job after running into someone on the street (not looking for a job).

When people tell me they are looking for someone to share their life with or the perfect job - my suggestion is always: don't try so hard, go out and have some fun and get into the flow of life and your people/job will find you!
Enjoy Life, Livin' in the Zone

Monday, March 17, 2008

Hook-up to "Universal" Healing Source

Does the universe have a system for healing?

Some say yes! According to the book "What is Lightbody" Axialatonal Lines do just that function.

As I understand it...Axialtonal Lines make up the matrix of the universe, a type of web that connects everything together. Our bodies at one time were connected to these invisible lines, but do to certain circumstances, they were disconnected. (Makes you wonder about the declining health of world huh?) Apparently, now is the time for them to be reconnected and I have been hearing more and more about them lately, which makes me believe that might be true.

There is an acupuncture sequence that is available to reconnect your body to the Axialtonal Lines of the Universe, to begin universal healing for yourself....

What are Axialtonal (Axiotonal / Axiatonal) Lines and why do they need to be aligned? (see www.healingx.org/AxialtonalLines.htm)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Tap Away Your Troubles

Tap Away Your Troubles

Emotional Memory

Have you heard the saying: I know it by heart? Well it seems there is something to that.

There is a system utilizing tapping that can change your emotional memory. Emotional memory is stored in the Limbic system of your Brain. Emotional memory is useful, if you burn your hand on the stove for example, you need to have an automatic system to remember not to put your hand near the burner. When adrenaline is involved, or when your body gets a rush, your body easily stores emotional memory, so whatever is happening at the time of the rush, is stored in the brain.

Sometimes things can be distorted and suddenly, you find you are afraid of heights, or other things. This is when it is not advantageous to keep that emotional memory.
Check out this link for the tapping technique:

Monday, March 3, 2008

Pregnancy and Mental Clarity: No Blood?

I just read a blog about loss of memory, learning potential during pregnancy.

In Chinese Medicine, "blood nourishes the brain" and affects the memory.

This is a great opportunity also to nourish the mother's body as well as the baby.
There are many factors that can affect memory, but basically, the blood needs to be available and qi needs to be moving.

Nourish the blood: Chinese herbs are a great way to nourish the blood, whole food organic supplements are another way along with nutritional whole foods.
Qi needs to be moving to carry the blood to the brain: Acupuncture can regulate the Qi. If there are blockages in the Qi flow, it can lead to other issues as well. Move a little, do some stretching (if you are not advised not to!) This moves the lymph and blood, but don't overdo it.
Keep the flow: Remove things from your diet and lifestyle that interrupt the flow of Qi and Blood. Eliminate artificial sugars, tap water (filter your water). If your body is working on dealing with things that interrupt absorption of nutritent, it cannot absorb what is beneficial.
Check out this article on how to get started improving your health... http://www.healingx.org/GettingStarted.htm

These methods also help the Mother after childbirth, to strengthen her body, helping prevent post-partum depression!

GREAT Infertility Choice

Great Infertility Choice: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

The treatment of infertility with acupuncture and Chinese medicine dates back 2,000 years. These ancient, time-tested techniques improve fertility rates and support a woman's whole body, unblocking unlimited potential for health, healing and childbearing. A landmark study published in the medical journal Fertility & Sterility1 found that acupuncture dramatically improves the chances of becoming pregnant when used in conjunction with other assisted reproductive techniques. Researchers from Weill Cornell Medical Center2 in New York reviewed studies and concluded that acupuncture helps to:

. increase blood flow to the uterus, which improves the chances of an ovum implanting on the uterine wall

. reduce anxiety, stress, and the hormones that are secreted during stressful situations that can significantly decrease fertility

. normalize hormone and endocrine systems that regulate ovulation, especially in women with polycystic ovarian syndrome

. positively affect the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis, which plays a key role in fertility

. regulate menstrual cycle

In a study published in Human Reproduction Journal3, an ultrasound was used to evaluate blood flow to the uterus during acupuncture treatments. The study found blood flow increases during treatment. According to Dr. Nancy Snyderman, "When acupuncture needles are placed correctly, it can affect the nervous system. The idea is that if you stimulate the nervous system, you can make the uterus quiet and allow blood to flow." Relaxing the uterus and increasing blood flow allows for the successful implant of an embryo within the uterine lining.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can raise the fertility potential for women by affecting the quality, quantity, balance and flow of Qi and blood. When Qi (also called Life Energy) and blood are circulating freely throughout the body, every cell, tissue and organ is properly nourished and functioning well. When this Occurs, a woman's health and fertility are increased.

According to the theories of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, infertility is caused by an imbalance of Qi and blood affecting one or more of the Organ Systems. (Please keep in mind that the Organs described below reflect Eastern medical theories and philosophies)

Kidney Organ System - The release of an ovum is controlled by the Kidneys. The Kidneys also create a substance called Jing Qi, which is required in order to have a healthy body, mind, and pregnancy. lf an imbalance exists within the Kidneys, Jing Qi may be inadequate in supply and infertility may be a result. Chinese herbal medicine, along with acupuncture, can nourish and support Jing Qi and overall Kidney health.

Spleen Organ System - An adequate supply of blood is required by a woman's body to sustain a normal menstrual cycle, a growing fetus, and a healthy pregnancy. A disharmony within the Spleen can result in an inadequate supply and imbalance of blood. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs can build and nourish blood, in order to promote a healthy flow of blood to the uterus.

Liver Organ System - In order to conceive and have a healthy pregnancy, it is important to have a free flow of Qi and blood throughout the body. The Liver is in control of facilitating the smooth flow of Qi and blood. When it is out of balance, areas of the body will not receive the required supply of Qi and blood. This imbalance can lead to depression, anxiety, stress and anger, and increase the possibility of infertility.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine provide a safe, effective, drug-free, and natural approach to treating infertility and enjoying a healthy pregnancy. Here are a few reasons to try acupuncture and Chinese Medicine:

An acupuncturist does not just treat symptoms and signs, instead activates the body's natural healing ability by addressing the root causes that have lead to the problem or disease.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine are completely natural. No drugs are ever used. In the Western treatment of infertility, undesired side effects and accumulated toxicity from invasive procedures and drug therapies may occur.

Acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be used to strengthen, support, and balance overall health and well-being, allowing other fertility procedures to be more effective.

The practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine is over 3,000 years old, and has helped millions of people become well and stay healthy.

Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine works!

Also consider acupuncture during your pregnancy and birth. According to the World Health Organization, acupuncture has been found useful for relieving labor pain, nausea, vomiting, and significantly reducing the duration of labor. There is also strong evidence that acupuncture can help with a breech birth.6, 7

1. Paulus W, el. al Influence 0f acupuncture on the pregnancy rate in patients Who undergo assisted reproduction therapy. Fertility and Sterility, volume 77, April 2002, 721-724.
2. 5 Ways Acupuncture Can Boost Fertility. Prevention.com, 2002.
3. Human Reproduction Journal, Volume 11. Number 6, 1996.
4. Fertility and Sterility, volume 78, December 2002,1149-1153.
5. Pins & Needles. Could acupuncture help promote pregnancy? ABCNews.com, April 16. 2002.
6. Acupuncture: Review and analysis 01 reports on contro11ed clinical trials, World Health Organization, Geneva. 2002. www.who.int/medicines
7. A Manual of Acupuncture. Page 326. Peter Deadman & Mazin AI-Khafaji

Friday, February 22, 2008

The Diet Cola Story by Patricia J Ahner

How to Lose Weight & Stay Thin without surgery or diapers...

A friend of mine had been gaining weight for the past maybe 5-6 years, I told her to eliminate the diet cola she had been drinking, to lose weight. She finally did, in 2 months she lost 25 lbs without changing anything else. She not only lost weight, she looked healthier and 10 years younger, her eyes were clearer, she was less tired, her thinking was clearer and her emotions were stable.

Just saying diet & exercise to lose weight is not the trick. People need to know how the body works to really lose weight and stay healthy. “Diet” is too general, people don’t seem to know: diet does not mean stop or reduce what you eat, but choose what you eat very carefully and you will not be hungry and you will lose weight. Start slow, don’t overwhelm yourself.

3 main things that stop the body from losing weight and keeping it off:

Diet things - anything with artificial sugars – stop the body from processing.
Milk & Milk Products - clog up the body and when the body is clogged up, it cannot eliminate properly
Lack of Hydration - good purified water: water helps the body rid itself of toxins that build up and eventually block the body’s function

Caffeine - stimulates your hunger and dehydrates, so the water part is not working.
Anything white - white flour, white sugar, noodles/pasta, rice, white bread - all these things are processed, some are bleached (would you drink bleach???, I hope not, so don’t eat it with your food) and add no nutritional value to your body.

Whole foods - grains, nuts, beans, fruits, vegetables

What is BETTER to put into your body:
Locally grown organic vegetables, fruits - find an organic market near your area that offers locally grown foods, the flavor is beyond anything that is not locally grown. If the flavor is better, the nutrition is better.

Organic anything is better than conventional, whole food better than processed: Hormone & Pesticide free meats and other vegetables allow your body to have less things to deal with, so it can continue to deal with getting the weight off. Whole foods have everything needed so your body can digest them.

If it is too much to even wrap your brain around….Start to change your habits, if it is too much, just start with the purified water and eliminate diet stuff, you will be amazed.

Good Health to you. www.healingx.org/ForBetterHealth.htm

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Acupuncture & Axialtonal Alignment

Axialtonal Alignment via Acupuncture Points for optimal healing

What are Axialtonal (Axiotonal / Axiatonal) Lines and why do they need to be aligned? (see www.healingx.org/AxialtonalLines.htm )

Some time ago, I was handed a piece of paper, with a drawing of the human body. On the body were drawn lines and instructions on how to reconnect those lines with the Axialtonal Lines. At the time I had no idea what they were, or why I needed to align them.

10+ years later, I referred to these lines when speaking to my friend and fellow Acupuncturist. This sparked an investigation by her and after some research, she suggested that Acupuncture points were the pathway to reconnect with the Axialtonal Lines.

A little personal background...my colleague is a healer and intuit as am I and we have been working in the healing arts field for over 15 years. Now we are Licensed Acupuncture Physicians in the State of Florida as well as nationally licensed.

Within the next few weeks, we worked out a process with Acupuncture Points to align the Axialtonal Lines and decided to publish this process to allow others to access this information.

What I have discovered is: the Axialtonal Alignment is a little sensitive. There is a safety built in that will kick you out (misalign you again) under certain circumstances.

The Rules: Only positive, non-ego, thoughts relating to helping others seems to be allowed. Thoughts and intentions need to be selfless and worldly. Any negative or self-centered thinking will set you off the (axialtonal) grid.

I have found it is best done when someone is sleeping for optimal benefit, as the mind cannot get in the way of the gridwork.

My experience as an intuit is: there is a lot of DNA work going on, a restructuring of sorts. I feel my cells regenerating, as if rebuilding. There is a significant expansion followed by a "downloading" feeling. It is continual, as long as you are on the grid. There also seems to be positive feedback, meaning, whatever your issue is for the day, if you are on the grid (aligned) and your thoughts are presented in the way described earlier, the issues are resolved quite quickly.

Email if you are interested in the Point Sequence / Treatment Protocol

pahner@healingx.org for health care solutions

Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

Friday, February 1, 2008

How to get health and healing education included in global healthcare?

I have a dream, and I apologize as maybe it is a bit political but, I think it is necessary to speak up, and time for a change.

With all the talk about a Global Health Care System and the great possibility that it will be implemented in the next presidential term on some level, I would like to suggest that a program be included to re-educate the population starting at the grades school level about health and healing.

Many of us in the Alternative health care fields have long-known that the prescription drug companies run the health care world and some of us believe they highly influence the physicians that prescribe their drugs. Not to say there is no place for prescription drugs, but I am fairly certain that we as a nation, are over medicated.

Acupuncture for example, even though it has been around, in different areas of the world, for thousands of years, and there is a multitude of research to prove its clinical effectiveness in other countries, it is said to be "difficult to measure" and discredited by the western medical profession. But not much is said about the crippling effects (not to mention deaths) of misused prescription drugs every year, that CAN be measured!

Enough about that, what I would like to propose to Washington and the running candidates is to include in your mandatory or semi-mandatory new Global Health Care program, the re-education of a society that is extremely prescription drug oriented. Re-educate with the idea and purpose to expose Alternative, healthy, non-invasive processes that can be more cost effective and dis-ease preventive, for a healthier society. I believe that would keep our health care costs to a minimum. Like Mandatory Preventive Medicine to include regular stress reducing treatments like Massage Therapy & Acupuncture with Physical Therapy & muscular re-education instead of unnecessary surgery.

Those of us who choose not to pay for health insurance because first and foremost, most does not include alternative therapies like Massage and Acupuncture or does so minimally. Basically this type of insurance is useless to someone like me on most levels. The only use I would have for Health Care Insurance is if I got for example, hit by a bus (which, is not something I was considering as a possibility as I have a mind not to jump in front of one).

I would like to see a world where there is less and less childhood diabetes, better overall nutrition and good quality food. Implementation of mandatory Alternative Health Education to include BioEnergetic Modalities & education as a priority.
Cultivating healing and health in children at young ages, make for stable, clear minded adults...

In one of my business, we employ foreign students every year for a 4 month period. When they arrive, their eyes are clear and bright, they are calm and clear minded, well-balanced emotionally and have good decision making skills.

At the end of the 4 months, they have gained usually 7-10 pounds, and barely squeeze into the clothes they brought, their eyes are glazed over, their thinking is clouded and they are becoming lazy. I have seen this year after year for 10 years. Which leads me to believe, what is happening to our children is nutritional on some level.

I tell the students when they leave that they are "Americanized", when I hear from them after they are back in their home country, they say the weight came off and they feel much better.

We learn in Medical School, that in malnutrition, the last muscle to be affected is the deltoid muscle. Look around at a group of teenage girls, their deltoids are nearly non-existent, even the ones that are eating right seem to have this physique. For me as a Health Practitioner, I am frightened for the future of our nation, it's children and our nutrition and health.

As I listen to the debates, I was thinking it might be nice to have some feminine energy in the White House to balance out the past few years. However, I am frightened by this Global Health Care idea... that it might be funding only one side of the fence, so to speak, and not have balance or offer Alternative Health Care. It made me consider moving away from the country in such an event to try my life elsewhere and avoid the possible fines for not joining the program. I was wondering if there was anyone else out there with the same vision or concerns and I would like to hear from you.

I think the candidate that addresses this issue, will win the vote of many, whose voices continue to go unheard, unrecognized and discredited at every turn, which is a sizable, untapped market.
It is time for a change, let's hope it really IS for the better of the nation AND the nation's future health.

I would also like to appeal to Sen. Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and any of the other candidates, to consider these concerns. If anyone has connections, feel free to pass this link on.

www.healingx.org for health care solutions

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Acupuncture Demonstrations

I am finding that people, in general, are a bit mystified by Acupuncture. They are not sure what it really is, what it does, if it hurts (or how it can be possible that it does not hurt, since the word "needles" are involved) and have never experience it or even know how to find someone who does it.
Basically, I find, people never start looking for Acupuncture, until they have tried everything else. Which is why I started offering Acupuncture Demonstrations to small groups in the area: to spread the word, so to speak.

Acupuncture is so good for so many things, it is my hope that people will consider Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine before considering prescription drugs. The "Less is More" approach.

This link goes to a page with a collection of Acupuncture Demonstration Videos that I collected from the internet, one video shows the typical acupuncture needle that is used...

www.healingx.org for health care solutions

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Migraine Headaches - there are solutions

Migraine Headaches - seems everyone is getting them lately, at least I have been hearing about it lately, more then ever...

I was plagued with Migraines for years. My mother had Migraines also. In those days, no one knew what they were and they were thinking to have her put in a care facility. She had to give up her job at the time because, they were so debilitating and she couldn't function.

Some nice doctor found info on the subject and gave her caffeine pills, which worked for a while but basically, they told her she had to learn to reduce her stress. (a little tough with a full time job, and 4 kids running around the house, she was quite the super-mom).

I started getting Migraines when I went away to college, once they came on, it was 3 days before I was normal again (actually on the 3rd day I was almost euphoric, I thought from the relief).

Now, I feel like I know so much about Migraine Headaches it is ridiculous! And I am always looking for more info to add (must be my A-type personality)
Here is a study I found that talks about Migraines and Acupuncture.

Try to see it as a build up of toxins (over years of things like fluoride, chlorine in the water and cleaning supplies, pesticides in the food and the list goes on and on) that the body cannot get rid of. Imagine this begins to overflow into the rest of the body (because the body is too busy getting rid of the other stuff we dump in like deep fried foods, not to mention all the sugar we ingest). Well it has to go somewhere, too many toxins create stress and stress has been found to be one of the factors related to bringing on migraines (there are usually 3 factors that need to be present to bring about a Migraine). Stress is multidimensional: physical (due to chemical toxins, allergens, metal toxicity, even scars!) mental, & emotional. If your physical body is more balanced, and can handle what you put into it, you can better handle the mental or emotional issues.

There is great success with Migraine patients utilizing nutrition. For patients interested in nutrition, I use a technique to scan the body, determine where things are off and I also scan to find what your particular body needs to balance it out and make it work the way it should. Fascinating to see the results and it can address nearly any issue.

So if you are getting headaches, or migraine headache, don't give up, keep looking. It has been 3 years since I had one (and I am not taking meds). At one point in time, I used to get them daily when I did not have medication. There is hope on the horizon! Take time to heal.

www.healingx.org/FunctionalHealing.htm for health care solutions

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I'm trying to get pregnant and I have tried everything, even invitro isn't working...

I've had several people say that to me lately in my practice, as if they hadn't seen all the publicity lately about how great Acupuncture is for Infertility, so I wanted to put more coverage out there for all those couples who still haven't heard.

There are several advantages to using Oriental Medicine as an approach to assist fertility.

The benefits of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in treatment for the infertile couple can be found in early Chinese medical literature dating back to the 11AD. Not only do these techniques assist in regulating the menstrual cycle and invigorating the sperm, but they also serve to enhance the function of the whole body. And nothing so invasive as Invitro, but if you decide to go the Invitro route, their is significant evidence that Acupuncture increases the ability to get pregnant.

Here is a link where there are answers to some common questions...
http://www.healingx.org/Infertility.htm for health care solutions

Balance is everything!