Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Message of the Pyramids

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-       George Santayana

Last week I wrote about my beliefs about Judgment day, today I will share information of a time in our history when the world may have indeed ended, at least for a powerful and almost forgotten civilization. Modern researchers and historians over the past few decades have been questioning mainstream history and mainstream archaeology searching for answers to explain the unexplainable.

In today’s world there are so many theories about what could happen to cause a worldwide catastrophe, from a nuclear explosion to zombies taking over. One of the best ways of figuring out what could actually happen in the future is to ask if anything so catastrophic ever occurred in the past. This question has been asked and one of the keys to answering it is by taking a really close look at some of the worlds biggest and oldest standing monuments, the 3 great pyramids of Giza in modern Egypt.

It has more recently come to light that the ancient Egyptians did not build the great pyramids, nor did they carve out the great sphinx. If the Egyptians did not build these massive monuments, then who did and why? I’m going to share with you the tip of an iceberg of what is now being uncovered about these monuments and their impact on our own history and possible future.

If we, modern man, knew for sure that our world was going to end and even with our great technology could not do anything about it, but except leave a message for a possible future civilization. A message saying who we were, when we lived and what happened to us. What would this message look like? Would we just carve our name in the ground and hope it would last forever, or with all our technology would we build something so massive and so strong, that it could last through out the ages. Perhaps lasting for millennia, something that could survive through whatever Mother Nature could throw at it.

 What language would we use to express our message, would we use the now globally accepted language of English? Or something even more universal, like numbers, whose meanings over time and cultures stay the same. Perhaps, the language of the stars, the spinning of the earth and its precession through the zodiac constellations, which can be highly predictable and that could even specify in which epoch we lived in. 

Mainstream history books tell us that the 3 great pyramids and the sphinx were built around 4,500 years ago, to the date of 2,500 BC. Historians have told us that the Pre-dynastic Egyptians built them, a people of a primitive brain, who had no concept of math, astrology or sea navigation. We’ve been told that the great pyramids are tombs that were built for certain kings by their slaves to house the king’s dead body. A closer look at these monuments shows us things that don’t fit with what we‘ve been told.

First of all, if logic serves us correct, we know that technology must improve in a linear fashion. The great pyramids are dated back to the year of 2,500 BC. Take note that stone is very hard to date, 2,500 BC is the latest possible date for measuring their age, which means the pyramids are actually older than that. Historians say that 100 years after 2,500 BC, when the Pharonic dynasty of Egypt began. The construction of more pyramids began, which are smaller and if you were to see them today they would resemble a sand dune with a few stones thrown on top. They are very much lacking any structural stability and height that the big 3 display. If technology is supposed to improve over time then why do later made pyramids look like a pile rocks? In fact, all other pyramids in Egypt, besides the big 3, look like a pile of rocks.

Secondly, the big 3 pyramids are supposed to be tombs for the kings that built them. When the big 3 pyramids were originally opened in the late 18th century no bodies were ever found. In fact, they were totally empty, no writing on the walls or a single piece of treasure. All other pyramid structures in the area that have been dated to be built after the big 3 have had bodies in them. They were also filled with treasure and walls covered with hieroglyphs describing the life of the deceased that is buried with in them.

Thirdly, the great Sphinx, the statue of a lion’s body and the head of a man is said to have been built by the same king who built the biggest great pyramid in 2,500 BC. In that period Egypt was as it is now, a dessert. A time of very little rain fall. Yet, the Sphinx is covered with water erosion. Large vertical erosion marks cover the entire body of the sphinx. Robert Schoch, a geologist from BU has investigated these erosions and has concluded that only heavy amounts of consistent rainfall could have caused them. This was an extraordinary find when it came out and it dates the Sphinx back to at least 12,000 years ago. This is 8,000 years older then what mainstream archaeologists date it to be.

Fourthly, Egyptologists have told us that King Khufu built the sphinx because the face on the sphinx resembles his. A New York police forensic artist was asked to see how much of a match the face of the sphinx is like to Khufu’s face. His analysis determined that the face did not resemble Khufu’s but resembled the face of a dark skinned African. This African type of face is found else where in the ancient world on Olmec statue heads. A dozen of these heads have been found in Central America.  On another note it has also come to light that the Olmec’s, are the ones who originally created the Mayan calendar and originally built the Mayan ruins.

Next, underground beside the Great pyramids were found a fleet of massive sea faring ships. The ships are100-141 feet in length, and are dated to be at least 5,000 years old. Experts say they are of an advanced design, which could ride out the most powerful and worst waves of the ocean. How could primitive brained beings that had no concept of math build anything like that?

Lastly, the Sphinx and the 3 pyramids are beginning to be recognized as the terrestrial counter parts of the Leo Constellation and the 3 stars of Orion’s belt. This discovery was due to an outstanding number of advanced mathematical values that were found to be part of the pyramids shape and size. These mathematical discoveries are tied into astronomy and go well beyond the scope of this article.

In short, the mathematical values found date the pyramids and the sphinx back to the year of 10,450 BC, once again this is the latest possible date for their construction, they could be older. However, this date tells us that the builders of these monuments lived in the age of Leo, hence the shape of the sphinx. They were also followers of the God Osiris, which is another name for Orion. This date is also the time of the end of the last ice age, a natural catastrophe that caused massive amounts of worldwide flooding and rainfall.  

With all information combined we see that the builders of these monuments were of a culture and race that existed before the Egyptians, but were later inherited by them. This culture knew advanced mathematics, understood the precession of the zodiac constellations and could easily travel across oceans. It is more then possible that a race of man, which we now call the Olmec’s once lived upon this earth and was wiped off of the face of the planet due to a world wide flooding catastrophe. A race who knew something major was going to happen on earth and they chose to leave a monumental message to say who they were, when they lived and what happened to them.  

This message is a legacy and perhaps a warning to a future civilization that is advanced enough to understand it.  A message about the beginning and ending of ice ages. Modern researchers, historians and archaeologists are just now beginning to decode this message, a message that may be telling us how to better prepare for our future.

I have presented to you information from Graham Hancock’s book FINGER PRINTS OF THE GODS, in this book he covers other ancient monuments,  other civilizations, plus a crazy amount of detail. I totally recommend it for those who are really into ancient history and discovering a past that is not yet well known.

The future is uncertain, but that is why we have a past, to learn to choose our next steps wisely.

-Thank you

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Judgment Day

Among us all men were created sons of God and stood erect, 
as conscious of their divinity.
                                                                                                                      - Charles Eastman

Why would life be created to only end in some awful way? Over the past week the idea of Judgment day has been an amusing topic of discussion for my co-workers, and me because of this I’ve chosen to post my beliefs on the subject.

Many people around the world are buying large quantities of water, rice and other things to help them survive through some cataclysmic event. I think its good to be safe just incase and I don’t really know if some actual bad event will take place in the future, but I do know if it does that it will be caused by mankind himself. On the other hand the idea of Judgment day I find to be absolutely ludicrous.

Take note that what I’m about to say is my own current perspective on reality and because of what I’ve come to believe Judgment day can not occur and that the idea of it is just man made and used to put fear in others.

In my opinion, this is why Judgment day is not possible.

If I was to die and go to heaven and God wasn’t there, then I wouldn’t be in heaven. To me God is Heaven.

God is also everything, including all of physical reality, which includes my body, my family, my neighbors, my computer, the planet, the Sun. God is literally all things and all non-things. Therefore God is Reality.

Put these two ideas together and we have God=heaven=physical reality, therefore we are in heaven right now and have always been. No Judgment is possible because we are already in heaven, we have just forgotten. The story of the fall of Adam, to me, is a metaphorical story of mankind forgetting our true nature as divine beings.

On a similar note and thanks to science, the electromagnetic spectrum shows us that all of physical reality is made up of light. The concept that everything around us, including our own bodies is made up of light is a huge idea. Everything we can see is technically glowing. I ask every one who reads this to take a moment and to look around at their environment and notice the colors they see. From the computer in front of you to the trees out side, everything is made up of light.  Wouldn’t everything in heaven be made up of light too?

Some of the most positive people out there say that mankind is entering a golden age, a time where the second coming will be a massive awakening of enlightenment, I agree with them. This idea that I have put forth of reality being heaven is part of my contribution to this global awakening.

I thank you for taking the time to read this; I hope it has been interesting to you and that you take a moment today to question what you’ve read.


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Internal Emotions

"A man is related to all nature."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

The body and mind is a bo-nd of life that lets us enjoy and interact with the physical world around us. Our arms, legs, head, skin and bones are extensions of our internal organs, which are extensions themselves of emotions. Students of Traditional Chinese Medicine are taught the 5 Phase/Element theory, which categorizes the organs into pairs. These pairs are associated with the seasons and their mechanisms of action are likened to what occurs in nature during the seasons.

With the 5 phase theory we can see that not only does the body and mind connect to each other intimately on a spectrum, but we can also extend that spectrum to take into account the connection man has with nature. Man lives and eats according to the seasons, not so much in today’s world, but once this was exactly the case. Living with the seasons made man more aware of how nature relates to and affects him and from thousands of years of observance, the 5 phase theory came to life.

The 5 Phase elements, their corresponding seasons, organ pairs and related emotions are as follows:

Fire = Summer = Heart and Small Intestine = Joy
                              Pericardium and Triple Burner = Joy

Earth = Late Summer = Spleen and Stomach = Pensiveness, Over Thinking

Metal = Fall = Lungs and Large Intestine = Grief and Sadness, Letting Go

Water = Winter = Kidneys and Bladder = Fear, Will Power

Wood = Spring = Liver and Gall Bladder = Anger, Decision Making

There are whole books devoted to this topic, but I will only touch upon it to give readers an idea of how an acupuncturist can relate what happens in nature to the health issues of their patients. The 5 phase theory includes many other factors besides emotions such as tastes, sounds, colors, foods, locations and more.

As you can see under the fire category there are two pairs of organs, although the triple burner is not technically an organ. The triple burner is rather a pathway in the body that interacts with all the other organs and their pathways.

With this theory we can make the connection from the most internal part of us to the external planet around us. When an individual is healthy all emotions, organs and their relation to the seasons is one of harmony and balance.  When out of balance we can get a good look at these internal and external connections.

To get a better idea of how this works we can look at the Wood phase, which is the spring season. In the spring, flowers and trees bloom and life begins to grow in the woods, we can easily notice that this is a time when energy is rising from the ground and pollen and seeds begin to spread everywhere. Just as nature rises and things move around spreading life the wood pair of organs the Liver and Gallbladder have a similar action of energy in the body. Their energy rises and moves all over the body bringing proper circulation through out. When out of harmony the symptoms of these organs can be seen as anger and headaches, which can be the result of uncontrolled energy rising upward or energy stuck, causing pain.

 We can also easily see the affect of alcohol over the liver, too much alcohol over loads the liver causing an imbalance, which makes a lot of energy rise up to the head, making peoples faces and eyes red and some times making people very angry. The color associated with this season is green, which makes me wonder if the creator of the Incredible Hulk knew some Chinese medicine.

Right now its fall, in this season we have the element of metal, which can be looked at as a defensive element. With a strong set of lungs and a healthy Large Intestine, individuals can be considered to have a strong metal element, which will help keep them from being prone to catching colds. People who smoke are obviously impairing there lung function by doing so, leaving them to be very susceptible to catching colds and also extending their recovery time. People with depression, who are sad most often and have difficulty letting go are usually the ones who are more prone to catching colds, because their metal is weakened. Depressed people are also more likely to be constipated due to their in inability to literally “let go” of their issues or the useless waste of their life.

In the winter we enter into the water phase with the emotions of fear and will power, the corresponding organs being the kidneys and bladder that release water waste from the body. The kidneys in Chinese medicine give internal heat to the rest of the body and in turn they dislike cold weather, for too much cold can put out their fire and kill the body. People living in areas of snow fall are known to experience fear of going outside because they don’t want get to cold or fall down and get hurt. During the cold winter months the pulse that can be felt on both wrists actually can be felt to go deeper into the body where its more warm.

As mentioned in earlier articles each organ has a pathway throughout the body and the kidneys are connected to the feet. I personally have always had a fear of heights; I am unable to even look down from a great height with out my feet hurting. The 5 phase theory has taught me why my feet hurt, because the kidneys have that association with fear.

In the summer we have a blazing hot sun and the element of fire, the emotion of joy and two sets of organ pairs. The heart is one of these organs and like the sun it sits up above the rest of life, the heart over looks other vital organs showering its life force through its blood vessels. The color of this phase is obviously red and people who have a strong fire element are known to have a red and happy face no matter what. They bring joy to all around them, but they may not know the boundaries of their joy and go to far. Over excitement can feel amazing, but for proper health everything must be had in moderation, an excessive amount of any thing can damage something. Although it may sound strange to say that to much joy can hurt the heart, but that is exactly the case here. During the peak summer months the pulse that can be felt at both wrists can be felt closer and stronger towards the surface of the skin.

In the late summer we have the element of earth, the emotion of pensiveness or over thinking and the spleen and stomach organs. The earth phase is centered around food, this is the time of year when the all food from the farms would be harvested. These organs take in the sustenance of life and distribute them where needed. A disturbance in their function can lead to a number of digestive issues, including not being able to digest life and life issues. Many people have found themselves unable to sleep at night because they can’t stop thinking about some thing, this is usually a direct connection with a weakened spleen.

There is so much more that can be said for the 5 phase theory, but I hope this was good little introduction to the Chinese 5 phase theory and its connection to the internal emotions of life. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.

Thank you very much J

Monday, November 21, 2011

Nature Therapy

                                                                        Walking is man's best medicine.

Nature Therapy or Green Therapy is a growing acknowledgement that man needs nature for his or her own good.  In today’s society a great majority of people live and work in cities where they are surrounded by cement and aren’t really able to enjoy the planet they live on. Earth and mankind have grown together forever, but with the rise of the industrial world there has been an ever-growing divide of man and nature.

Today, many people who are employed by the daily 9-5 schedule really don’t have the time to go out and enjoy nature or do something that will help them unwind naturally. Leaving the human brain in a state of frequency that is in a constant state of work, with very little down time before bed.  For most of those people driving to and from work maybe the only time of day that they really have time to relax and tune out of their hustle and bustle life styles.  It doesn’t sound right or safe to know that millions of drivers over the entire world are tuning out while driving, but it’s exactly what happens to us. Driving just happens to be one of those activities that become second nature to us; we can automatically let go, letting our bodies and subconscious do the work.

Besides not having the time, there is also an ever-growing increase in the awareness of side effects from medications, which are being prescribed for mental and physical issues like depression, anxiety and high blood pressure. More and more people are starting to seek out more natural alternative routes to improve their health. Going for walks in nature is probably the most natural way to combat stress and every day worries that can amount to very negative consequences.

There are many similarities that can be made between mankind and mother earth, but one of the most concrete scientific connections is that of frequency. Frequency is the rate of vibration that a body rotates at. All living things vibrate at a certain frequency or multiple frequencies.  It has been scientifically proven that the human brain vibrates in at least four different levels of frequency and those same levels are found within and around the planet.

During our normal waking state when working or having a conversation the brain is in a vibratory state considered to be fast, it’s called the Beta Frequency and rotates at a speed of 12-25 hertz per second.  During a typical day dreaming state, light meditation or feeling relaxed the brain vibrates at a lower frequency called Alpha, this state of awareness rotates at between 7 and 12 hertz per second.

This Alpha state is also the vibration of the surface of the earth. Nature is beautiful and inspiring with all its colors and animal life, but the frequency that it vibrates at, is the reason why being out in nature is so good for us. It takes us out of our day-to-day working state and relaxes us.

Walking in nature can help improve symptoms of depression, regulate blood pressure, reduce stress, increase creativity, promote self-awareness and healing.
Sunlight and fresh air are also big bonuses that nature provides that improve health, but those are for another story. So for now try to make sometime to go for a walk in nature before the heavy snow starts to fall, go for a walk or a brisk hike at a local park reservation, your brain will appreciate it.

For more information on the planets frequency and your brain, go to Google and search for the Schumann Resonance and brain waves.

I hope this has been an interesting read and if you have any comments or questions please let me know! Thank you J

Monday, November 14, 2011

The New Medicine

You are the creator of your own life experience, and as the creator of your experience, it is important to understand that it is not by virtue of your action, not by virtue of your doing, it is not even by virtue of what you are saying that you are creating. You are creating by virtue of the thought that you are offering.

I like to emphasize the power of thought and feelings, not just because of their power to create reality, but because positive thinking and positive feelings are the future of medicine.

Over the past few years and along with the New Age movement that is growing throughout the world there has been an ever-increasing acknowledgment of thoughts and feelings being the hidden power within man.  There are more and more authors coming out with multiple books that talk about how to control this internal power.  Among them are Mike Dooley, Abraham Hicks, Eckhart Tolle and many others. They not only talk about how to harness this power, but also that this is not a new idea, that the Buddha, Jesus and other well known historical figures were trying to convey this message as well.

The great teachers of the past strived to pass this message along, but the mass of the people were not ready to hear such a message and that is why the world is in the condition it is today. We have pollution in our air, water and food. Wherever we look we are bombarded with propaganda made to alter our thinking to make us buy something we don’t need. Fortunately, a few that heard the message of the great masters where able to pass it on through out the centuries until the idea was ready to be heard by the masses.

There are great changes taking place on Earth today forcing people to question what’s going on and further more to question reality and the purpose of human life. The message of our innate ability to think and feel being actual power over physical reality is now more then ready to be heard.

With the realization of this innate power miracles can occur, life changes can be made and obstacles over come. Similar to some holistic therapies like acupuncture, this power is best used as a preventative measure to create a healthy flow of energy in your life preventing the appearance of anything negative.

The power lies in being able to control emotions and the thoughts that arise from them and vice versa. The trick is realizing that the external world has no true affect over you, no matter what may happen you have the power to control how you feel and think.  When someone begins the day feeling happy and good, they will mostly likely go on to have a very good day and probably make everyone they interact with happy as well.  If someone wakes up grumpy and doesn’t make a conscious effort to make themselves feel better they will have a negative affect upon all their actions and interactions.

One benefit of controlling your thoughts and feelings for the better allows one to be more open to what happens in life. More opportunities in every facet of life can be seen and taken advantage of, which can lead to sometimes amazing coincidences and the fulfillment of desires.

Another benefit is regarding health and well being, feeling good for no reason is an excellent way to prevent negative stress from affecting you. Feeling good on purpose to just feel good can over come all negative emotions including worry, anger, sadness and fear. All negative emotions over time can turn into a chronic physical issue that will just get worse if the underlying feelings aren’t taking into account. Even if someone already has a physical issue affecting him or her, worrying about it will do absolutely nothing to make the situation better. Putting on a good attitude can do wonders for all health issues and I believe in the near future the control of thoughts and feelings will be a necessary addition to the world of medicine.

I hope this has been an interesting read and if you have any comments or questions please let me know!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Secret Architecture

 Most temples, churches or holy buildings across the world are considered a house of God. Why is it called the house God, because it is a house of worship? Or does there lay a deeper truth to the architecture of these buildings that gives a more profound meaning to the house of God? Most churches have similar aspects of architecture that make them unique to their own religion and although different from religion to religion similarities can be found across the world.

The ancient masons who originally constructed these buildings were very knowledgeable and fond of sacred geometry. Sacred geometry is the ancient study of the earth, which shows beautiful mathematical patterns found through out all of nature and these same patterns are part of mans own DNA.

In Egypt, in the ancient temple of the god Osiris lay a marking called the sacred flower of life, it is an image of a circle surrounded and intertwined with other circles. It is a very ancient symbol found across the globe and depicted in different, but similar forms. It is known as a symbol of mans connection to the universe. It is also a symbol that depicts the act of mitosis, cell division. Cells undergo mitosis in the formation of our own human bodies, so in other words it is a symbol of our creation. Mitosis begins with one cell or circle, which divides itself into multiple cells becoming the unique and intricate design of the human body. This flower of life image has been the blueprint for the houses of God for millennia. Almost every house of God shows this symbol in its architecture in one form or another.

Check the symbol out on

This symbol can be found in temple windows, floor designs or even in the actual shape of the temple itself. Just as most Greek Orthodox churches have their circular dome shaped roofs that over lap each other, which depict the sacred flower of life from above or from inside looking up. Other churches you’ll see have small windows divided into four sections each section holding a circle, or you’ll see numerous windows all with their own circle covering most of the building. These circles are the first cells of creation itself. In other churches you’ll see great big windows with beautiful intricate designs, also depicting the flower of life. If you notice each church shows their own unique version of the flower, just like every human has their own unique thumb print.

This design can be found in nearly all holy buildings and just like mitosis, the design itself starts out visibly as circles, but grows more complex and creates the rest of the building. Just the like our own bodies. We do not see the flower design when we look into the mirror, but science has shown us that this is one of the earliest steps that our bodies take in our mother’s womb. As the cells continually divide and grow to trillions of cells our bodies become like beautiful unique temples.

The ancient builders used this symbol to construct houses of God because it is a blueprint for mans own creation. The body of man is the original temple of God, it is the house of the truth. The ancients new this and therefore chose to reflect mans grace into the holiest constructions on the planet. This is where things like prayer, meditation and visualization come into play. This is the best place to look for guidance and answers; it is the truest form of communion with our higher selves or God.

This is one reason why holy buildings are called the house of God, because it is a reflection of the greatest creation ever, the human body. There is no need to ever go anywhere to be with, commune or worship a higher power. Jesus knew this and spoke it when he said “the kingdom of heaven is within you”.  All you have to do is recognize.

I hope this has been an interesting read for you, please let me know of any comments or questions. Thank you and have a nice day. J

Monday, October 31, 2011

Better health through the power of thought

"I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance, but by our disposition." 
- Martha Washington

Thoughts become Things”- Mike Dooley

We are beings of vibration and that vibration determines our lives, the vibration comes from within, but the outside world can easily affect it and change it for better or for worse. A high vibration equals better mental and physical well-being and a low vibration equals unhappiness and poorer health.

In order to understand this vibration, we must come to grips with the universal truth of the power of thought, the guidance of feelings and their physical manifestations. We must realize that all physical things were once a non-physical idea that with time, intent and focus became physical. Just as an object has a shadow, that object is the shadow of an idea. A non-physical idea in turn grows with nourishment until it blossoms into an actual physical thing.

In regards to this idea, one can say that all physical life came from an idea, a non-physical plane of existence. As C.S. Lewis once said “You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body.”   The soul can be seen as the idea, which came into physical being, but since the non-physical isn’t physical it is hard to remember that we are truly beyond our physical selves. An idea is a thought, that when focused upon shall be given its place unto the physical world. Therefore when we think, we must be watchful and focus only on those things that we truly wish to see come about.  Abraham Hicks says that each moment of our lives is a constant manifestation of how we feel and think, it’s a reflection of our vibration.

Therefore we are our truly creating our world with our thoughts, our feelings are how we monitor those thoughts and the world around us is the result of those thoughts. Thinking this way tells us that it is imperative to monitor our thoughts at all times and to replace negative unhappy thoughts, with the opposite. This task of daily watching is perhaps the greatest obstacle in ones way to creating a healthier and more fulfilling life.

Daily reminders are extremely useful in helping one to remain on track of their thoughts and feelings. I can say it is imperative to remind yourself daily of the truth and power of your being, which is that “thoughts become things” – Mike Dooley. Past and repetitive thoughts and feelings created the things that surround you now.

Every day through television, radio or by other people we our bombarded with information about things that distract us from our true being, from being consistently happy.

Every time I listen to Abraham Hicks, read something by Mike Dooley or someone in that field of medicine I feel even better then I did before, even if I already felt great. This has brought to my attention that to consistently feel good and in harmony with the universe you must remind yourself daily of those good things.

In general it becomes difficult to live our daily lives if we don’t remind our selves of the universal truths that exist. Even if we think we are doing all right and feeling good, its always nice and helpful to get a little daily taste of those things that remind us of our true nature. Thinking positive and feeling good consistently are possible, but need practice and the higher we can raise our vibrations the better. The higher vibe we have, the higher vibe we put out and for it we get better health, better relationships and better manifestations.

Some people like to say that laughter is the best medicine and this is exactly why it is, because it raises your vibration, it is a very high form of manifestation of good feelings and positive thinking. There really is only one way to think and that is to think positive and there really is only one way to feel and that is to feel good.

So always remember that you are more then what you’re physical senses tell you, know that what you think and are thinking brought you to where are you. Give yourself a daily reminder of something positive, know that what brought you here is love and follow your heart as much as you can. If you desire change in your life, start with your thoughts and be as consistent with them as you can. Remember to remind yourself of something positive everyday and then one day you will notice that life is beautiful and you have made it so.

Be your truth.

Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Top Ten benefits for getting an acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture is an age old healing modality, which is based off of how the internal organs work with relation to each other and to the rest of the body. There is no separation from the internal organs to the external bones and skin, so when manipulation is done on the outside, things are changed on the inside. Due to this, acupuncture can affect any part of the body internally and externally. No matter what you’re looking for to be treated, an acupuncture treatment will automatically induce a change, small or big. The following is a list of the benefits of acupuncture.

1.     Improves Digestion-
                        There are 14 meridians that make up the body, they intertwine each other like a spider-web, and their pathways go deep inside and can be manipulated by pressure on the outside. Two of these meridians are directly connected to the Spleen and Stomach, these two organs help breakdown food, turn it into energy and transport it all over the body.  When one of these organs is weak, there is an imbalance in the system, which can weaken all the other organs in the body. Weakness in the Stomach and Spleen can lead to symptoms like acid reflux, slow digestion, loose stools, poor appetite, bloating, burping and fatigue. A healthy diet is the first thing to check when it comes to anything medical, but acupuncture is a good a runner up. Through diagnosis an acupuncturist can locate the proper points, on the corresponding meridians and manipulate with acupuncture needles to effectively strengthen and induce balance back into the system.  Acupuncture works for all issues not just digestive ones, but in any case depending on how well you take care of yourself one or a few acupuncture treatments can help strengthen your digestion.

2.   Immune Boost-
                        The immune system is a defensive mechanism that allows certain cells in the body to find, keep out or destroy invading organisms that can cause sickness. The immune system can be considered part of the digestive system in conjunction with the respiratory system. In other words, the Spleen, Stomach and Lungs are the main organs that maintain the immune system.  The Spleen and Stomach is a working pair of organs that help each other breakdown food and transport that broken down energy into the rest of the body. Maintaining a healthy immune system is greatly dependent on your diet. A proper healthy diet is good fuel that keeps the body strong and able to fight of foreign organisms. The lungs control the external defensive system; they control the pores of the skin, what you breathe in through your nose and mouth. It is important to keep the lungs free of smoke so they can do their job of prevention. Although, when the digestive system is weak, it will cause a domino effect creating weakness in other organs including the lungs. Acupuncture can both strengthen the digestive and respiratory system through manipulating and balancing the spleen, stomach and lung meridians.

3.     3.Relaxation-
                        How can being stuck with needles be relaxing? Science cannot yet prove why or how acupuncture works. However, we do know that when the needles are inserted into the body the Central Nervous System is stimulated, including the hypothalamus and the pituitary glands.  This stimulation releases endorphins and/or endogenous opioids, which produce an analgesic effect for relieving pain.   Along with an analgesic effect, hormones are also secreted, which have been shown to have a balancing effect on parasympathetic and sympathetic systems.  In addition to pain relief, acupuncture has been shown to have other health benefits including regulating blood pressure and body temperature. Similar things also happen when you go to sleep, that’s why taking a nap is better then a cup of coffee. So acupuncture can be relaxing because it turns on or boosts the body’s healing system, which makes you tired. So in general after a typical acupuncture treatment you’ll have more energy then you did before, just like taking a nap.

4.     Helps Detoxification-
                        The human body is in a constant state of flux, every second that goes by 25 million new cells are created and destroyed. The body is always cleaning itself and does its best to go towards a state of optimal health. Although, our lifestyle choices may prohibit that from always happening, acupuncture has the ability to speed up the natural healing processes of the body. Through proper diagnosis, an acupuncturist can choose the right points along the body to help the body clean itself, along with adjunctive therapies like cupping. Cupping is a very old method that stimulates the body by creating a strong suction on the skin with glass cups, which open up muscle tissue to improve blood circulation into, tight or stagnate areas. Cupping is well known for its ability to help people get over colds by it strong method of moving blood and opening up the pores. Blood has many necessary functions, which include bringing oxygen to where it’s needed and removing waste to restore health. Cupping and acupuncture combined are a great way to invigorate the body to remove unwanted waste.

5.     Helps Alleviate Pain-
                        Acupuncture stimulates the Central Nervous System of the body, which in turn releases endogenous opioids, these opioids are like drugs that the body makes to cope with pain. When released they create an analgesic effect to relieve the pain. Acupuncture also stimulates blood and other energies to move in order to help the healing processes. Creating a quicker recovery time from injury and creates less of need for high doses of pain relieving medications.

6.      Improve Allergies-
                        Allergy symptoms are associated with the respiratory and the immune system. Depending on the actual symptoms like sneezing, headache, itchy nose and eyes, an acupuncturist may formulate differing diagnoses. In general acupuncture can be used to boost the respiratory system to strengthen the body’s defensive system in order to prevent allergens from invading the body. Symptoms like itchy eyes or headaches signify some sort of blockage in the body. This blockage restricts a free flow of energy to take place allowing the lungs/respiratory system to be weak. Through diagnosis an acupuncturist can locate these blockages in the body and remove them with needle manipulation. When energy can move freely within the body foreign invaders have a more difficult time entering the body causing an allergic reaction.

7.     Helps reduce cravings-
                        There are many theories as to why we have cravings; from food to drugs the list of cravings can be long. One perspective to take on the subject is that of imbalance. Each organ system is associated with certain emotions and food flavors: the kidneys are associated with fear and salt, the spleen with worry and sweets, the heart with joy and bitter, the liver with anger and sour and the lungs with grief and pungent. Be it food or not, when an organ system is weak a certain emotion may be over whelming and or a flavor may be craved. Fulfilling these cravings by either eating or by some other means is a way of trying to overcome this imbalance. Although, it is usually just a temporary fix and may lead to other health concerns. Through proper diagnosis and discussion an acupuncturist can determine, which organ or organ systems may be out of balance? With proper placement and stimulation of the needles, along with a proper diet change cravings can be over come over time.
8.    8.  Help Reduce Side-Effects From Medications-
                        Today the public’s awareness of the side effects of certain medications is well known and unwanted. Although at times it is necessary for us to have to take a certain medication to help alleviate pain or over come some other issue. Acupuncture can help eliminate side effects and let the medication do what it was intended for. Medications for pain will most often affect the digestive system and can cause constipation.  Acupuncture can be used to restore balance to the organs that are associated with digestion and bowel movements, while leaving the medication to cause the pain relief it was intended for. There are many medications that are prescribed on a daily basis and all with their own list of side effects. Acupuncture can be effectively used to fend of those unwanted side effects as well reduce the recommended medication dosages over time. Do to its track record of helping with side effects Acupuncture is growing in its recognition as a complimentary medicine to western traditional medicines.

9.     Release of Muscle Tension-
                        Got a stiff neck or shoulders, or maybe had a long day just standing on your feet and now you have a small case of plantar fasciitis? In any case, rest with heat and ice may offer some relief, but it may not do the trick.   Acupuncture is a great way for moving these areas of stagnation like knots that feel tight and uncomfortable. You can think of the human body, as a miniature planet with its own rivers and streams, when these rivers are damned up there is stagnation and pain.  Acupuncture needles placed in specific points along the body can strengthen the rivers to push through and break up the damn causing relief. Depending on the painful condition, how chronic the issue is, where it is, and how well you take care of yourself it may take one or multiple acupuncture treatments to take care of it.

10  Improve Emotional Conditions-
                        Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) recognizes that the body and mind are one and the same. Like a bond, chronic physical issues can lead to emotional issues and vice versa. Each organ system is attributed its own emotion and each organ is intimately tied to each other organ.  When there is a weakness or imbalance in one organ it can lead to depression, anger or a variety of other emotional issues. Through proper diagnosis an acupuncturist can decipher, which organ system or systems is out of balance. Just like treating a physical pain issue the emotional aspects of the body can be put back on track. Although emotions are on a deeper level then the physical body it may take multiple acupuncture treatments to help relieve severe emotional issues and a bit more work on the patients part.

I hope these ten benefits have been helpful in showing you what acupuncture can do. With the changing season upon us I recommend going out and finding a local acupuncturist to help keep your body and mind in tip top condition. If you have any questions or comments please let me know! Thank you!

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Simple Meditation Technique For Beginner's

I have been meditating for the past 10 years and have experimented with different types and ideas, from visualizing to tensing my muscles to relax. I have lately come a cross a simple and effective way to get my self into a centered state. All it takes is 15 minutes a day. I’ve learned it from Esther, Jerry and Abraham Hicks. I highly recommend their Getting Into The Vortex CD or just looking them up on Youtube to find out what they’re all about.

The true goal of meditation is to allow your body and mind to relax, or in other words to offer less resistance. Resistance is a term used to describe the idea of not being true to your true nature. In today’s world most people walk around and live in an overall tense, stressful and on the go mind set. Spending most of the day in a busy way, is not healthy overall and is a form of resistance. The state of relaxation is hardly sought after. When we are in a relaxed state, we feel calmer, happier, more creative, healthier and overall more in-tune with our true selves. The idea of meditation is to learn how to relax, let go of resistance and be able to remain in that state while not meditating.

The first and hardest step is the key to meditation. It must, with out a doubt, be done every day, this is the hardest, but most crucial step. A habit must be formed out of it, doing it daily and preferable at the same time each day will train and tune your body into the idea of meditation or state of relaxation. Forming the habit over time will make the process of centering your self easier and easier. In time the idea is that with daily practice you will be able to remain centered/relaxed and offer less resistance in any chaotic environment with out having to meditate first.

Secondly, your spine must be held straight, the body is like an antenna, the straighter the spine the better signal you’ll get. Although, the signal you’re trying to receive is from with in. Another result from holding your spine straight allows for deeper breathes to take place, which assists in the relaxation process, the deeper the breath the deeper you can meditate.  Your legs can be held in any comfortable position, so long as you can sit still for about 15 minutes. Your hands also can be kept in any comfortable position, either in a Mudra position as you would see on any Buddhist statues or religious icons or just resting your hands on your lap. The key is comfort below and stability above.

Thirdly, loosely focus on your breathing, by loosely I mean do not pressure yourself to focus on your breathing. If your mind drifts away let it and once you have recognized that your thoughts drifted just place your attention back to your breath.
Breathing is an action that our body’s do on a subconscious level, but yet we can have control over it at the same time. To pay attention to the breath is to pay attention to our subconscious. The more we do this the more we begin to understand our deeper selves along with the outside world.

The fourth step you must remember that there is no true goal to be sought through mediation, but only to relax and through repeated relaxation sessions you’ll be able to remain more relaxed in a typical active state. Do not make relaxing your goal, otherwise it will become very difficult, instead just sit straight, comfortably and loosely focus on your breathing.

Doing this for 15 minutes a day is more then adequate. In Chinese medicine it takes 15 minutes for all the energies of the body to go one full lap around. So 15 minutes is all it takes to get your body used to a new idea and behavior. Consider it a reboot for your body and mind.

I hope this weeks article has been helpful and informative, if you have any questions or comments please let me know. Thank you and have a great week.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Causes and Acupressure Treatment for Constipation.

Uh-oh. Not going anywhere for a while?  Everyone at some time or another has experienced some form of constipation. Peoples bathroom habits vary greatly, some people go multiple times a day, while others may go once every other day. Both are perfectly normal, but if you only go once every other day and you feel uncomfortable about it then you are definitely constipated. The longer you don’t go, the harder and dryer the stool becomes making a bowel movement even more difficult to pass.

So what’s the cause and how to get things moving? First off, are you drinking enough water or eating enough fiber? Always stay hydrated and eat your veggies, not only will eating right help you to have healthy bowel movements, but you’ll be in better health over all.

Is your case of constipation acute or chronic? If you’ve had this issue for a while, there is probably more to the picture then meets the eye. In Chinese medicine, the body and mind are pretty much the same thing, so if you’ve had trouble letting go of your bowels for quite some time, you probably have a slight case of depression and are also having some emotional trouble letting go of something else. To help the situation I recommend taking a closer look at your self and try to meditate on what’s bothering you and do your best to accept the situation and let go of it. Also, if you are depressed and taking medication for it, the medication might be the reason for the constipation. Most medications have some sort of side-effect attached to it, talking to your primary care is probably the best way to find a way around the issue.

On the other hand if your situation is acute and rare, the better off you are, maybe you had too much to drink last night or you don’t exercise as much as you used to. Alcohol is a form of heat and when over consumed it can dry up your bowels, red wines and hard liquors are usually the case. Unless mixed with something like orange juice, which is cold and damping and can help move the bowels right along. Although for some people drinking a lot alcohol overloads your digestive system and you may end up with a slight case of the runs the next day.  As is the case for drinking to much beer, beer is considered to be damping and can weaken your digestive systems ability to hold onto to anything at all.

As for exercise like jogging, which gets your blood flowing and everything else moving, lack of it will do the opposite. For those of you have a short temper or stressful lifestyle, this might also be a cause for constipation. When stress levels rise, so do other things in the body, which keep things bound and tight. A good jog, relaxing shoulder massage or even a long hot footbath should help unbind things and send energy back down.

Laxatives. What’s the deal? In short, only use them for a short time, over use can cause a number of side effects such as severe imbalances of body fluids, addiction, colon damage and even re-bound constipation.  If you really want to take one it’s best to ask you’re primary care or maybe even the pharmacist at the store, especially if you’re taking other forms of medication. An important rule of thumb while on meds is to always be extra cautious when taking some thing else, because you never know how it’ll react with your daily dose of what ever else you’re taking.

So what can you do to help get things moving along? Well I recommend going to an acupuncturist, but if you can’t, some good belly rubbing just might do the trick.  First off it’s best if you can take a few minutes and lie down on your back and take a couple of deep breaths. You can then rub your belly in circles with your palm starting from the right side going to the left. Doing that for a few minutes slowly or around 50 times with a comfortable pressure should cause a domino effect in the stomach and you may start to hear some gurgling noises in the area. You can also take a deep breath in and on the exhale apply pressure to the area just under your rib cage on both sides with your fingertips. If this becomes uncomfortable, just stop, but doing this will help release any tension in your diaphragm allowing more air to come into your system to help move things along. You can also take a few minutes to massage your belly in straight line just going down the middle.

Doing these belly rubs won’t make you run to the bathroom, but they will help regulate your system, especially if done on a regular basis. If done on a regular basis, after waking or before going to sleep at night it will strengthen your stomach and its ability to digest food along with the chain reaction that takes place afterwards. In the end to have healthy digestion and bowel movements it’s always good to drink plenty of water, eat plenty of greens and do a little daily belly rub.

 I hope this has been a helpful tip and if you have any, questions, comments or clarification on something I’d love to hear it.

Thanks for stopping by Acuthink! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Ears Blocked? Try some acupressure.

TIP: Stick your middle finger in the ear hole as far as you can and quickly pull it back out as fast as you can! This creates a pressure around the hole that can unblock the ear. It may take 1 to 3 times of doing this, if that doesn't work try some acupressure!

Monday, September 26, 2011

The third eye massage

The third eye point in Chinese acupuncture is called Yintang and translates into the Hall of Impression, it is a great point used to calm the mind from stress, headaches and to help decongest the nose.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The importance of self-massage

 Acupuncture is a very old therapy, it is based off of how the main internal organs work, how they work individually and together. Our bones, limbs, fingers, toes, head and every other part of our bodies are extensions of the internal organs. Acupuncture works by manipulating the surface of the body to change the workings of the internal organs. Acupuncture has the ability to change body function on a deep level, but seeing an acupuncturist isn’t always convenient.

 However practicing self-massage or acupressure can also be an effective way to over come headaches, indigestion, constipation and a variety of other symptoms. Also, self-massage is good for general maintenance and removal of blockages that you happen to come across. Now remember acupressure or massage isn’t as strong as acupuncture so you might be massaging an area for at least five minutes a day until the issue it goes away. Although, it may take a while, your body will love it and over time self-massage will keep your body stronger and healthier then it would be with out it.

So how do you know if you have a blockage? Applying a little pressure with a couple of your fingers to areas all over your body will help you find tender areas that you may have not known you had. Then applying light pressure to these areas for at least 5 minutes a day will help release them. Don’t put so much pressure that it hurts to much, but just enough to make a little difference. You can either apply direct pressure with your fingers or pressure while move your fingers in a circular motion, you can use your whole and apply pressure or you can squeeze the area. The method depends upon the area and what you feel is best.

Some common areas of tenderness are around the eyes, in the eyebrows.  Over time rubbing the eyebrows can lead to improved vision. Rubbing the area between the eyebrows can improve frontal headaches and lower stress.

To help with digestion after a big meal, massaging the area just below the knee on the outside of the leg always works, this area isn’t usually tender, but after a few minutes of massage you should hear gurgling in your belly. For constipation massaging your belly from right to left in a circular motion at least 50 times slowly and with a comfortable pressure should help move things along, although with issues like constipation it is more important to have a proper diet.

I have a habit of massaging my hands, fingers and squeezing my fingertips, the hands are a microcosmic system of the whole body. A few minutes of massage a day and I will have improved energy flow through every part of me. The ears and feet are also microcosmic systems of the body. Self-massage is an important key to help keep and maintain health and well being.

Thanks for reading!

Monday, September 19, 2011

The greatest illusion is that most people think the world exists out side of themselves, the truth is the opposite, we are the creators of the world.

The keys to manifestation
                                      (Positive thoughts are like acupuncture for the mind.)

All negative emotions can produce mental blockages that over time can accumulate into a habit of negative thought behavior, which in turn become negative physical habits and behavior leading to unwanted outcomes.

Consistent positive thinking can do the opposite. Instead of creating blockages, new pathways of thought will arise. With accumulation of consistent positive thought, positive behaviors will become habitual leading to positive outcomes.

The first step in replacing the negative with the positive is to begin to watch your thought process and to find the connections of your thoughts and the world around you.

 The thoughts you have thought of the most will be manifest in your current environment. Your interactions with others are also a manifestation of what lies within.

To argue with another means that the argument first began inside your mind, to feel depressed we must first think we are. To be happy, we must first think we are.

“Be the change you want to see in the world”- M. Ghandi

The external world is a strong illusion, which makes us think that it is in control of us. The truth is the opposite. We are the creators of our world and therefore what we think manifests in how we see the world and how we react to it.

 “What things ye so ever desire, when we pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them”. -Mark 11:24

On another note. Science has shown us that the world around us is made of light, all matter is light moving at a certain speed that gives the appearance of dense physical reality. Therefore all things are light, therefore all things are energy in motion. Therefore all things are E=Motion, or emotion. It is important to create what want with emotion, for that is what the world really is.

Science has also shown that on a sub-atomic level it is easy to change a particle of matter just by looking at it. Therefore when we simply place our attention onto something we create it.

Check out this quantum physics double slit experiment:

To change our environment we must therefore look for that change and to have faith in its change. We must first see with our inner eye and feel with our emotions the truth of the change we desire. With consistent practice and faith all true desires shall come to pass. 

A true desire is one that is all around positive in nature, life is meant for growth, therefore a true desire must be good for the betterment of not only you, but others as well.

The greater desire, the more time it will take, it is best to practice with little manifestations first. Once you begin to understand, I then recommend to dream big, for life truly is a dream, so dream BIG!

As a summary to recap, watch your thoughts, weed out and replace the negative with positive. With practice of consistent good thought, good behavior shall be made, following good behavior leads to good habits, good habits lead to good outcomes. See and feel your desires coming to pass and be a good person to the world around you, live your life peacefully bringing what you want to others and so you shall have it too.

Not much action is required to bring about that which you desire, but the necessary action will come about during your daily life. Opportunities will come about through your positive behavior. You will know when to act when the emotion to, arises with in.

Think well, be well and act well.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Welcome to Acuthink

This is a personal blog about acupuncture, health, meditation and the power of positive thinking.
I am an Acupuncturist in the NH area and have a Master's degree in Chinese Acupuncture as well a second Master's in Pain, Policy and Research. Throughout my training and personal interest in becoming the best and healthiest I can be, while still living a relaxed lifestyle. I have come to the understanding that optimal health arises from with in. It is my intent with this blog to impart unto others the knowledge I have acquired throughout the years about living and thinking positively. I believe with consistent positive thought, all negative aspects of our lives can transform before our eyes. Depending on the type of life you are now living, change maybe slow, but things do change.

For everything you see, is seen through the subconscious mind, you must train your thoughts to change your subconscious.  If your change is of positive nature, then everything you see will be positive.