Point to Point Summary 6-20-2015
by Challen Yee, L.Ac.
I am a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in California since 2007. I am also certified nationally as Diplomate of Oriental Medicine and also carry a license to practice in Hawaii, where, back in the 1980’s, I served in the Navy stationed aboard USS Bremerton (SSN698) a nuclear attack submarine (which at the time of this post is the oldest operating submarine in the US Navy). Currently I am working on my Certification for Applied Clinical Nutrition.
While my focus on this blog has not been my practicing acupuncture, there is certainly a connection between detoxification and how acupuncture stimulates the tissues of the body.
One of the reasons for the simple practice of drinking a cup of warm or tea drinking temperature water after an acupuncture treatment is to help your body off load toxins that have been stored in tissue, released into the blood stream by acupuncture stimulation. The release of toxins is a reason why people may feel a bit fatigued after a treatment.
The general public is still pretty oblivious to the applications of acupuncture, so the idea came to me when I was treating myself one night that I start sharing my knowledge with you.
Although many people have a phobia of needles, it remains a strong value of acupuncture that it can help the body in many ways without the introduction of harmful exogenous-toxic chemicals – That fact in itself makes acupuncture a worthy addition to the lifestyle of those who desire to lessen the need for pharmaceuticals and their overloading of the body’s capacity for natural detoxification.
For your convenience, I have summarized my recent and ongoing Instagram publications of some simple acupuncture practices and concepts. The last one (which was my first post) was only one Facebook, not Instagram.
Pain – Calf
Precautions – Scars
Pain – Shoulder
Point to Point: have you ever had tennis elbow or experience pain in the muscle near the elbow like in the photo? Tissue damage frequently occurs at the transition between muscle and tendon and Acupuncture can help bring immediate relief and promote the healing process. (Photo: challen yee, L.Ac. Menlo Park, Ca).
Point to Point: Difficulty sleeping can be caused by upper neck misalignments and muscle tension. The ancient Chinese were aware of this and named one of the special points "peaceful sleep". Seek the sensitive area at the base of the bone that protrudes downward behind the ear. (Photo: challen yee, L.Ac)
Point to Point: pain and soreness in the wrist like Carpal Tunnel are great candidates for the application of Acupuncture. With so many moving parts needed to control your hand, a little swelling or inflammation from repetitive motions will cause discomfort or pain. Acupuncture helps regulate both excess and flaccidity in body tissue and is a valid treatment option.(photo: challen yee, L.Ac).
Point to Point: Performing acupuncture treatment on myself to help the appendix area. In acupuncture we often use points along an acupuncture “channel” or pathway to balance an area of concern. The point shown here is below the knee and is confirmed by centuries of empirical data.
Best to follow me on Instagram if you want real-time updates for Acupuncture with minimum noise. I post to Twitter and Facebook from Instagram, but the other media venues tend to cover a variety of other non-health subjects.
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