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.