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Nutritional link to PMS

Do you find yourself moping around because your life is a waste, your house is a mess, work is demanding, your pants don’t fit, and you might need drugs – it’s just how women ARE at “that time of the month,” right? Survey says: Wrong. Through several studies of Dr. John Lee and Weston A. Price, PMS has been qualified as, exclusively, a disorder of Western civilization. In non-industrialized cultures, unexposed to Xenoestrogens (foreign estrogen), highly processed foods, and foods loaded with antibiotics and hormones, the ovulation-to-period phase is considered a time of creativity, insight and personal clarity. What happened and did mother nature make a mistake? The simple fact that we are composed of everything we ingest it just makes sense that we explore how our nutrition might be playing a role in the root cause of a myriad of illnesses. Conditions associated with this include fibrocystic breast disease, … Continue Reading

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Client with Herpes

Hi Josh, My name is Ms. P! First of all, I’d like to tell you how much I look forward to reading your suggestions on the MT forum. You are so knowledgeable. I was wondering if I could trouble you w/ a question. What do you know about cold sores (herpes) on the lips? I tried to google it and all that came up was cold sores and MS. There was no suggestions on how to treat it holistically and or the cause of it. I know you are busy and understand if you can’t get into great detail so maybe you can refer some reading material or website that can help me out. Thank you in advanced for any help and suggestions. ANSWER: As for your question, herpes is a virus no matter how you slice it. It can be oral or gential, but both are the same demon … Continue Reading

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Low Back Pain: Stenosis

Low Back Pain: Stenosis

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High Heels and Back Pain

High Heels and Back Pain?

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Low Back Pain: A Holistic Approach

Low Back Pain: A holistic approach

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Atlas Subluxation and Getting to the Root of it All!

Atlas Subluxation and Getting to the Root of it All!

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Client with Dermatomyositis

My client is 53 and was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called dermatomyositis. From what she has been told, the immune system attacks and destroys the muscles and that the sun triggers the worst part of the disease. She has been working with doctors/nutritionist/kinesiologist/gastroenterologist to get the muscle enzymes under control and deal with a gluten intolerance and celiac spru. She has explained to me that her doctor has warned her about exercise, “when the disease is active, efforts to work out only break the muscles down more.” Any information/advice/practitioner/resources would be greatly appreciated to help take steps to further health and happiness. ANSWER: As you are finding out, one of the most common diseases that keep popping up with clients is of the immune system. You would think that this would speak to our society (in which it is, they are just not tuning in), letting us know … Continue Reading

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Client with Back Pain at Night

My client gets woken up every night from 3-6am with middle back pain. She has been to many specialists, has had every test, MRI, etc. They have found nothing! The only thing that makes it feel better is sleeping on her back, but does not relieve it 100%. Any answers? There are a couple of things that could be going on. It all depends on what philosophy you want to use.   1.       In TCM, the LU and LI are being regenerated with qi during those times. It they are deficient (too yin) or excess (too yang), this can cause issues within the body. AS well,  the KD/BL is at the opposite time (pm) of the LU/LI. So if the KD/BL is pulling too much energy away from the LU/LI, they will become deficient. 2.       In TCM, chronic stabbing pain can be a sign of stagnation. Gua Sha is a … Continue Reading

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Chronic Pain: What is the “root” and what is the “branch?”

Quick Links www.eastwesthealing.com          Join our list Greetings!  Chronic pain has been said to be the most costly health problem in America. Estimated annual costs, including direct and indirect costs are close to $50 billion.     Low back pain – Seventy to 85 percent of adults in the  US have back pain at some time in their lives. Five million Americans are partially disabled by back problems, and another 2 million are so severely disabled they cannot work. Low back pain accounts for 93 million workdays lost every year and costs over $5 billion in health care.     > Cancer pain – The majority of patients in intermediate or advanced stages of cancer suffer moderate to severe pain. More than 1,000,000 new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year in the US, and nearly 550,000 people die from the disease.   > Arthritis pain – Arthritis pain affects … Continue Reading

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Femoral Nerve Injury

I have a client who is recovering from a viral attack 6 months ago which left her with sensory nerve damage to her femoral nerve on the right leg, particularly affecting the knee and ankle. She currently walks with a stick and her goals are to build up her mobility and strength in the right leg. In addition to walking on the treadmill and using the bike (including single leg to work focus on the movement on the right leg), I’d be grateful for any other exercises you think would be appropriate. Many thanks Liz     Liz, This is quite and issue that you are being presented with. Before I can give you some recommendations, I have some questions that need clarification. I am asking you, but these should be asked of yourself in order to dive deeper into this situation of healing your client.   1.      How do … Continue Reading

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