Acupuncture for Allergies and Colds in Hoboken
We are in this era of unpredictable climate changes, not only by the famous greenhouse effect, but also by what scientists call “Global Dimming”, due to the accumulation of gases trapped in the atmosphere, which reduces penetration of sunlight responsible for heating the water for evaporation and subsequent rains. The latter is the result of the first and although it seems contradictory, global warming rising annually, does not compensate for the darkening when the waters evaporate.
Both factors not only affect balance and global ecosystem but also affect our biorhythms and, therefore, our health. With these historically extreme temperature changes within days and sometimes even hours, the body does not adapt to the difference, generating low defenses and therefore making us susceptible to all kinds of diseases circulating that walk our reach.
Today more than ever we must learn to take care of us and our environment, become aware of our impact on the planet, and vice versa.
Many suffer from allergies typical of seasonal change and some from colds. Chinese medicine holds that it is healthy to get sick once a year. And by that I mean no more than once yearly, but is healthier to get sick once a year that never. Why? Because the mucus produced by the body in states of flu or colds, sweep away accumulated toxins during healthy periods, where the body has a higher tolerance for them. It’s as a restart of the system. One way in which the body gets enough rest and experience a body cleanup, where we eliminate the excesses accumulated during periods of wellness, where we tend to abuse the resilience of the organism.
In the flu and colds states, not only we remove physical toxins, but also emotional ones, too. Most of these states are due to low defenses not only for occasional stress, lack of rest or care, poor nutrition, etc., but most commonly, to emotional states that surpass us and Thus, the body under the influence of the unconscious, makes us the favor of processing information for us. In this way, the body expresses what we are not capable. Therefore, the worst that can be used as a treatment for any disease are suppressive medicine. For example, when we cough, we must incorporate expectorants instead. Expectorants help express the symptom, clear mucus and with it, the toxicity. Suppressants, do not eliminate the symptom, but mask them, only suppresses its manifestation, but not their origin, so that symptom suffers a transformation to be concealed and sent even deeper. So instead of coughing we appear to other more serious internal problems that end up requiring more invasive treatment, and the problem perpetuates and multiplies.
If we were to make a simple analogy would be like pulling the car light that warns us the tank runs out of fuel, instead of filling the tank. The symptom is a red light that tells us that something is not in order, not for us to attack the symptom, which is nothing more than a messenger, but to address that which underlies and is the source of the problem. The diseases have several functions, we must recognize its usefulness, otherwise we are doomed to suffer their existence in an enhanced manner. Most of these are of psychosomatic nature, since the psyche and body are intertwined, and not limited within us but connected with everything around us: the topography, climate, society, family, etc.
Increasingly we disconnected from ourselves, of others and the environment. Increasingly science produces advances that prolong our lives, however, diseases are on the rise, and quality of life decreases.
Just as air-conditioning in summer and heating in winter are taken to extreme temperatures in some scenarios, like a struggle against nature, instead of aiming for a comfortable balance of temperature throughout the year, diseases are the manifestation of this fight, the healthiest of this scenario is, paradoxically, the disease.
In Acupuncture, these dysfunctions are seen as normal manifestations of imbalance, but imbalance seems to be the new norm. Colon point 11, (for being the eleventh point on the meridian of the colon), also called “Mud Pond”, treats the immunological system and lung-related diseases, all kinds of dysfunctions in the colon and helps in elimination of toxins throughout the body, both systems are complementary (yin and yang respectively), in addition, to treat the skin (also called: the third lung, as the largest excretory organ) to complement the triad. This point is in the depression between the tendons of the arm when the elbow is bent. The emotional function of this point treats sadness, grief, loss, etc.
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