You ARE what you DIGEST.
Our gut is referred to as our SECOND BRAIN, so when we are under a lot of stress, including emotional stress, it turns on our SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. This is our “fight or flight” stance in life. In part, it pulls energy away from digesting food & relaxation. When we eat, the food sits & rots, creating an acidic environment, gas, bloat & lethargy. We tend to place all the emphasis on what we are eating. Even drinking green juices in this state will create stagnation. Great digestion would allow us to eat anything, & the body would use what it needed & rid itself of what is not useable. WE SHOULD BE THE ALCHEMIST. Alchemy involves the transformation of foodstuffs & the separation of pure & impure byproducts. Acupuncture is a great way of improving this vital function of digesting.
There is no one right way to eat, & this is why some dietary regimes will work for some and not for others. CLASSICAL CHINESE MEDICINE DIETETICS takes the guesswork out of what is right for your body. By listening to the body, via pulses, tongue & intake, a personalized dietary regime is set up for you. Food energetics is a powerful way to take your dietary regime to the next level or to learn the basics of what a healthy diet is. Diet is one of the most powerful ways to keep disease from developing in the first place!
Regarding detox — STOPPING THE INTOXIFICATION IS NOT DETOX. Detox involves getting the toxins out of the body. This doesn’t necessarily happen when we drink green juices or just stop the ingestion of sugar, bread, & the like. Often, when done incorrectly, toxins may be pulled into the blood just to be reabsorbed. All organs of elimination must be open – large intestines, kidneys, lungs (skin) & liver.
EVERYBODY’S CLEANSE: This cleanse is based on the ancient cleansing techniques of Classical Chinese Medicine. This cleanse can vary in intensity, depending on what you are able to commit to. It incorporates the 5 ELEMENT PUNCH & EASY SOUPS & JUICES that help to pull toxins & heavy metals out of the body, break down fat & elevated cholesterol levels, reduce inflammation & reduce blood sugar levels.
Learn simple yet powerful steps to unload the body of accumulations.
Learn how to feed & support the organs of elimination so buildup is less likely to occur.
Learn how to rid the body of parasites.
Learn how you can, on a daily basis, help the body to heal & prevent disease.
A great adjunct to cleansing are Classical Acupuncture treatments called Luo Vessel treatments. Luo Vessels are those small spider veins or large bulging varicosities that can appear anywhere on the body, but are mainly on the legs. These are places where the body holds pathology, trying to keep the pathology or illness away from the organs themselves. They are referred to as holding vessels. The ultimate detox is when these Luo Vessels are lightly bled, to allow the pathology, or illness, to leave the body. When these vessels can be seen on the body, the body is using its resources, or its energy, to keep the illness “locked up”, so to speak. Getting a drop of blood out of these vessels has a profound effect on ones overall health. These are not the only treatments that are good during this time. Treatments to keep the Qi & Blood of the body flowing & to open up the pathways of elimination are also ways of getting the most out of your cleanse.
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