Saturday, October 20, 2007

Su Jok Treatment for Heart Dis-eases


Pains in the heart region are one of the most serious and frequent complains though the heart diseases. They are not always connected with caused by neurosis (in overstrain and stress), by spinal osteochondrosis, lung diseases and other illnesses. You should also bear in mind that the pains in the heart area can be caused by abuse of alcohol and smoking

Where the points are to help in cardiac pains?
These are the points corresponding to the heart. In the Symmetry line Symmetry line Diaphragm In the standard correspondence system to the body on the hand, the projection of the heart is on the both sides the left of the lower half of the symmetry line. In the systems, the heart correspondence area is located on finger’s middle phalanx. Slightly below its centre (Fig. 96)

How can we help ourselves if we have pains in heart region?
First of all, it is necessary to find the heart correspondence area and thoroughly massage it for 3 to 5 minutes with fingers or any kind of massager: a diagnostic stick, blunt end of a pen, pencil, key, etc. (Fig. 9). Remember that the massage should be painful! It’s best to be performed as interrupted pressing.

Fig. 97. Massage of heart correspondence areas in heart pains: A — with the second and third fingers; B — with a diagnostic stick
After the pain decreases, be sure to warm up the heart correspondence area with a wormwood cigar or moxas. In men, warming should be done with an odd number of moxas and in women with an even number of moxas. Warming the heart correspondence points with threadlike moxas in minisystems of correspondence on the fingers’ nail phalanges will be especially effective (Fig. 98)

And then use surface applicators for prolonged stimulation: fix metal or magnet stars in the heart correspondence points, if such applicators are not available, you can use T4ike (with a stem) buttons, beads, etc. (Fig. 99)

Fig. 99. Stimulation of heart correspondence areas with the left 2nd and 3rd
Fig. 98. Warming the heart correspondence area with moxas in the minisystems
If you have pumpkin, guelder rose, vegetable marrow or cucumber seeds, look at them carefully: may be some associations will come to your mind. Of course, you’ve noticed that the shape of these seeds resembles a heart or a drop of blood. That’s why their application is especially effective in therapy of cardiovascular diseases. Pumpkin and vegetable marrow seeds are very convenient to use in the hand standard correspondence system as their size corresponds to the heart projection size, while the guelder rose and cucumber seeds are used in the insect systems (Fig. 100).

Fig. I00. Seed therapy in Cardiac pains
Seeds of beet, buckwheat, dog-rose, garden radish and hawthorn fruits can be used in the heart region pains. You can as well cover the whole correspondence area with them. Having fixed the seeds in the correspondence points, you should periodically press on them causing a painful sensation.

If you are sure that the cardiac pains are provoked by an angina attack, you can apply a little mustard plaster to the heart correspondence area in addition to the above mentioned methods of therapy (Fig. 101) The rules of mustard plaster application in the correspondence systems are the same as for the application to the body, till the burning sensation and skin reddening appear. You can also use a piece of capsicum plaster.

You should always remember, however, that a patient with pain in the heart area must be examined by a doctor and need a careful observation and nursing both at the moment of attack a_ after it.
Fig. 101. Mustard plaster applicator to the heart correspondence ar in heart J1(IIflS

Be Your Own Doctor !

Due to the oneness of their origin quite different objects possess common factors. The Homo force requires preserving of the similarity between all units of existence. Based on this similarity maintain by Homo force a and controlled by Neutro force, the existing world is integrated into a unified, consistent system of oneness, all elements of which are interconnected with one another and interact in order to ensure their own existence and preserve evolution. All kinds of Connections, interactions, successions and development are controlled by the Neutro force.

Each part of the human body is connected with its other parts and possesses their correspondences; as a result, an integral system of the body is created based on the similarity of Homo factors. It is these connections and interactions that finally ensure the process of existence termed life.

A network of correspondence systems permeates through our body connecting all parts of the body for their interaction, existence and further development. These systems sustain our life providing any affected part or region of our body with their harmonizing influence. The state gets normalized in a natural way, through stimulation of various regions of the body in the process of everyday activities.

Since we know the structure of a correspondence system, it is enough to stimulate a correctly selected point to obtain a pronounced therapeutic effect. The hands and feet ideally follow the law of oneness in their development. Their similarity to the body is so evident that everyone can easily notice and recognize it. And having recognized this fact, one can immediately start using this similarity for self- help and one’s health in good condition even without special medical skills or training.

Knowing correspondence system of the hands and feet we have a chance to help your people and ourselves. Each of us has four little clinics given by Nature, that is, two hands and two feet. Just think, isn’t it convenient’? When first symptoms of disease occur all we have to do is to Visit of your own four wonderful clinics and help ourselves. That is what BE YOUR OWN DOCTOR means!

Su Jok Therapy Center, Uganda is aimed at helping people to become less dependent on diseases and at teaching them to use the four little clinics of the human body in all kinds of situations both at home and at work. If all people take an interest in studying the correspondence systems of the hands and feet that will considerably promote the transition of the first medical aid to a new level. As a result, everyone having faster and better effects in treating their diseases will have the possibility to concentrate on enhancing efficiency and quality of his life in order to achieve the purposes he has been really striving for or dreaming of.
We hope that the Su Jok therapy Center, Be Your Own Su Jok Doctor wills be helpful for all readers interested in the ways to help themselves and their people to preserve health.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Health By Chocolate ?

Health by Chocolate
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LD/N If you are a chocolate lover like me, I am sure you have heard the news about chocolate being good for you. Is it true or is this just another one of those foods that is good for us one day only to be found bad for us another day?
Chocolate comes from the seeds of the fruit of the Theobromo cacao tree. These seeds are rich in phytochemicals, specifically the flavanols.

Potential health benefits Chocolate research has picked up for the past 20 years, and some of the findings are as follows:
  • May reduce blood pressure in people who are hypertensive
  • May improve insulin sensitivity in healthy adults
  • May improve endothelial function, which affects blood flow in the heart.
  • May decrease LDL cholesterol levels
  • Contains potent antioxidants which protect against cell damage
  • May increase blood flow to the skin and brain
  • Chocolate milk may help you recover from exercise better than a sports drink
  • As you can see the list is long, and as you can also see, the word potential is key. Don't expect chocolate to fix all of your ailments, but if it isn't as bad as we thought and may even be good? Excellent!

How much chocolate is healthy?
There is not a recommended level established for flavanols, and that seems to be the compound in chocolate that provides the potential health benefits. Some of the research with the results listed above was done on as little as 30 calories of dark chocolate daily. That is about the amount of one dark chocolate Hershey Kiss.

Is dark better than milk or white chocolate?
This is the most common question I get asked regarding chocolate. White chocolate contains no cocoa solids. Since the flavanols are in the cocoa, it makes sense that the darker the chocolate, the more cocoa it contains and therefore the more flavanols. However, processing can strip the flavanols very quickly. For the antioxidant activity content of various chocolates (and other foods), click here.When you see the percentages on chocolate labels, it is referring to the cocoa solids it contains. The higher the number, the darker the chocolate and also the less sugar it contains.M&M Mars uses a process called Cocoapro to process their cocoa for some of their products that the company claims maintains the flavanol content. They only use Cocoapro in CocoaVia and Dove chocolate, not in all of their products.Hershey's now is labeling the flavanol content on a few of it's products. Thank you! They also have some new milk chocolate products with higher antioxidant content for people who do not like the dark chocolate.

Isn’t chocolate fattening?
Chocolate does contain sugar and fat, which push the calorie content high. As with any food, you need to balance your intake of calories with your expenditure. One of the predominant fats in chocolate is saturated fat, but much of that is stearic acid, which does not raise cholesterol levels.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

The Many Benefits of Breakfast

The right breakfast foods can help you concentrate, give you strength – even help you maintain a healthy weight.

By Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD

WebMD Weight Loss Clinic - Feature

Reviewed By Louise Chang, MD

Your mother was right: Breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. Not only does it give you energy to start a new day, but breakfast is linked to many health benefits, including weight control and improved performance.

Studies show that eating a healthy breakfast (as opposed to the kind containing doughnuts) can help give you:

  • A more nutritionally complete diet, higher in nutrients, vitamins and minerals
  • Improved concentration and performance in the classroom or the boardroom
  • More strength and endurance to engage in physical activity
  • Lower cholesterol levels

Eating breakfast is important for everyone, but is especially so for children and adolescents. According to the American Dietetic Association, children who eat breakfast perform better in the classroom and on the playground, with better concentration, problem-solving skills, and eye-hand coordination.

Breakfast Benefit: Weight Control

Many studies, in both adults and children, have shown that breakfast eaters tend to weigh less than breakfast skippers.

Why? One theory suggests that eating a healthy breakfast can reduce hunger throughout the day, and help people make better food choices at other meals. While it might seem you could save calories by skipping breakfast, this is not an effective strategy. Typically, hunger gets the best of breakfast-skippers, and they eat more at lunch and throughout the day.

Another theory behind the breakfast-weight control link implies that eating breakfast is part of a healthy lifestyle that includes making wise food choices and balancing calories with exercise. For example, consider the successful losers followed by the National Weight Control Registry, all of whom have lost at least 30 pounds and kept it off at least one year. Some 80% of the people in the Registry regularly eat breakfast (and also follow a calorie-controlled, low-fat diet).

It's worth noting that most studies linking breakfast to weight control loss looked at a healthy breakfast containing protein and/or whole grains -- not meals loaded with fat and calories.

Make Lean Protein Part of Your Breakfast

Adding a little lean protein to your breakfast may be just the boost you need to help keep you feeling full until lunchtime.

"Protein blunts your hunger the most, and is the most satiating," Purdue University researcher Wayne Campbell, PhD, tells WebMD.

And a traditional breakfast of eggs may be one of the best ways to get your morning protein. While eggs are not always associated with weight loss, they contain some of the highest-quality protein.

In a study presented at the 2007 Experimental Biology meeting, researchers at Pennington Biomedical Research Center compared weight loss in women who ate either two eggs or a bagel for breakfast. The two breakfast meals were identical in calories and volume.

"Compared to the bagel eaters, overweight women who ate two eggs for breakfast five times a week for eight weeks as part of a low-fat, reduced-calorie diet, lost 65% more weight, reduced waist circumference by 83%, reported higher energy levels, and had no significant difference in their … blood cholesterol or triglyceride levels," reports researcher Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD.

Another study, reported in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, also substantiates eggs' ability to satisfy hunger.

"Both these studies show that when people eat eggs at breakfast, they felt more satisfied and consumed fewer calories throughout the day, compared to those who ate a primarily carbohydrate meal like a bagel," explains Dhurandhar.

But what about the cholesterol in eggs? A large egg contains 75 calories, 6 grams of protein, and 212 mg cholesterol. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), healthy people can eat an egg a day.

"It should be noted in our study that none of the women had increases in blood lipids, confirming that healthy adults on a low-fat diet can enjoy eggs without significantly impacting their risk of heart disease," says Dhundar.

Another study, reported in Obesity Research, found that women who added a little lean protein to their breakfast (in the form of a slice of Canadian bacon added to an egg sandwich made with an English muffin) felt less hunger during the next four hours than those who ate a breakfast without protein.

All the participants lost about 18 pounds over the course of the study, but the group eating more protein – about 30% of total calories – kept more lean muscle than the group who ate the same number of calories but less protein.

Experts note that lean muscle mass is more metabolically active, and thus helps with weight management.

Breakfast Cereal and Weight Control

Many studies have also shown that when breakfast cereal is consumed as part of an overall healthful lifestyle, it can play a role in maintaining a healthy body weight.

A Harvard study of more than 17,000 men found that those who frequently ate breakfast cereal -- both refined grain and whole-grain types -- consistently weighed less than those who rarely or never ate breakfast cereal.

Another study, published in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association, evaluated the diets of adults and found that breakfasts of ready-to-eat cereal were associated with lower BMIs in women than other, higher-fat breakfast meals.

Choosing the Right Breakfast Foods

This just goes to show how important it is to choose the right foods for breakfast. A healthy breakfast meal should contain a variety of foods, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, low- or non-fat dairy, and lean protein.

Even if you think you don't have time to eat breakfast, there are grab-and-go options that fill the bill. Some quick and healthy choices include:

  • A veggie omelet and a piece of whole-wheat toast
  • A whole-wheat English muffin with low-fat cheese, a scrambled egg, and slice of tomato or lean ham
  • Smoothie made with fruit and low-fat yogurt
  • Salmon on 1/2 whole-grain bagel with light cream cheese
  • Whole-grain cereal with fresh fruit and low-fat milk
  • Oatmeal made with skim milk, raisins and nuts, with 4 ounces of orange juice
  • Low-fat yogurt and a piece of fresh fruit
  • Yogurt smoothie and breakfast bar
  • Hard-boiled egg and a banana

Published August 29, 2007.

SOURCES: Nikhil V. Dhurandhar, PhD, associate professor, department of infection and obesity, Louisiana State University's Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Wayne Campbell, PhD, associate professor, department of foods and nutrition, Purdue University. Leidy, H., Obesity Research, 2007; vol 15: pp 421-429. Campbell, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2007; vol 107: pp 565-569. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, July 2007; vol 107(7): pp 1139-1145.

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