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"Ten years ago at the age of 30, I took up the game of golf. However, I could never finish 9 holes as I was in agony. I was lucky to play 9 holes and if I finished 18 holes, my back would hurt for days. This year, I joined a private club, The Crosby Golf Club, and I decided to try and find someone who could help me with my back problems so I could golf more. Alas, I found Josh Rubin. Josh designed a workout program centered toward strengthening the muscles around my scoliosis. Through 6 months of exercising and stretching, I am happy to report I am so much better. I can now golf 18 holes without pain and have improved my golf score from 130 to the low 90s..."READ MORE TESTIMONIALS »
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I find most females, especially athletic ones, are estrogen dominant. Estrogen inhibits osteoclast activity and progesterone facilitates osteoblast activity. So if you are deficient in progesterone, your bone remaking osteoblasts never get to go to work. I would run a full hormone profile on her. Her nutrition (especially protein intake secondary to the LV requiring it to detoxify estrogen), as well as taking progest, if needed should and will help over time. Researchers such as Peate and Sayle have proven that most, not all women with bone density issues are estrogen dominant and deficient in adequate quality protein intake.
In Chinese medicine, the LU and LI correlate with the body hair. The body hair is the flower of them. When lungs take in original qi from the air and the LI through many processes, excrete waste of course. They are both correlated with sadness, depression and not being able to let go. I will simplify this, but it you might need to go see a TCM for an assessment of the four pillars to get a better dx (observation-face, body, tongue, etc, questions, listen/smell and palpation/pulse). These organs are also correlate with fall and the pathogen of dryness. Is the air dry where you are now? As well, the LU downbear mist to the KD, which in turn (taking food qi from the SP, which is blood, fluids, essence and what is called jing) upbears these fluids to the LU, as well to the LV and HT. If there … Continue Reading
I’m writing this on behalf of a good friend. She has Autoimmune disease and is going nowhere with her recovery. She is on many Steroids and Anti-inflammatories and has been told her problems are purely linked to her Thyroid? She has a large rash over her body also. I’ve been told the’r have been links with Autoimmune Disease and Leaky Gut Syndome? Does anybody have any good advice or could throw some information my way? Thanks for your time. What does she have, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Hashimoto’s and on and on. Personally, I have worked with many clients with autoimmune diseases. It takes time to eductate them and to teach them how to help themselves how to heal, but it can be done. My last client took about a year to fully heal and feel “normal” again. Of course along the way she made progress, but it took a full year … Continue Reading
This in my opinion is just a stress induced dysfunction and the shingles are the symptom of that. I would focus 100% on the NLC assessments and treatment with her. Also do a home and office toxic checklist. The main goal here is stress reduction in all aspects of life. In TCM, which acupuncture and herbs work great for skin disorders, shingles are caused by either stagnation heat in the LV channel (irritable, constipation and head/neck shingles), damp-heat in the SP channel (hot and poor appetite) and chronic blood stasis (body eruptions, pain with and lack of movement, fatigue, dizziness, etc). So getting some acupuncture, herbal treatments and moxa treatments (if it is blood stasis) will help eliminate heat, dampness, wind, detoxify and purge the liver.
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I find that a common theme among pregnant women is the god awful side effect of morning sickness. I see this a lot in my clinic and I always am trying to find something that really works. There are so many schools of thought on this and of course each case should be treated and handled differently. Here are some of my thoughts of the causes from reading and research, as well as some recommendations to help: 1. Causes: chronic dehydration prior and during, being on the pill, going off and the influx of the hormones from getting pregnant, malnutrition prior and the body having a hard time handling the task of supporting life. 2. Symptom relief: a. using peace and calming, di-geeze, peppermint or lavendar essential oils from Young Living on the belly and chest area b. drinking room temp water throughout the day, drinking fresh cut ginger in tea … Continue Reading
Josh, Polymyalgia? Can you offer some CHEK ideas for treatment of this – a gym member where I work has been diagnosed with this, and I thought it would be nice to offer some alternatives to steroid treatment. I am assuming you are talking about:Polymyalgia rheumatica causes moderate to severe aching and stiffness in the muscles in your hips, thighs, shoulders, upper arms and neck. Initially, you may have pain on just one side of your body, but as the disease progresses, symptoms are likely to occur on both sides.Stiffness is usually worse in the morning or after sitting or lying down for long periods. At times, the discomfort also may be severe enough to wake you at night.The aching and stiffness of polymyalgia rheumatica often occur suddenly, but sometimes may develop gradually. Polymyalgia rheumatica can cause other signs and symptoms including:§ Fatigue § Unintentional weight loss § Weakness or a general feeling … Continue Reading
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Josh, I have a new client, who is having a hard time getting pregnant. She is 40 years old, two successful previous pregnancies. 11 and 7 years ago! She has tested as Sympathetic dominant. I am fairly certain of Adrenal Insufficiencies and we are addressing this now. She is most likely Estrogen dominant and I am hoping to have her tests results soon. Here is what I would do, if you have not already: If you say she has an adrenal issue and the only way you will know is with a test, the best thing would be to treat with DHEA and Pregnenolone. The levels will depend on what stage she is in. I also use Herb Pharms Adrenal support in my protocol (have them put it in tea every night), Cortrex by Thorne Research Group (glandular and support adrenal) and Biogest by Thorne Research (pancreatic, liver and gut … Continue Reading
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