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Spiritual Science As Applied To Medicine

Spiritual Science As Applied To Medicine

Spiritual Science as applied to medicine is widely known as Anthroposophical medicine, and is being used by many physicians all over the world – more frequently in certain parts of Europe and North America. This methodology in medicine draws its practices and knowledge from the teachings of Rudolph Steiner, a founder and philosopher, who has founded the school of Anthroposophy.

Anthroposophy is a school of thought that relies on scientific approach in spiritual discernment. Anthroposophical medicine, despite its leanings to spiritual aspects, still relies on established facts and the systematic approaches to modern medicine. It uses fundamental principles in ancient medicine, such as Chinese medicine, Tibetan medicine and Ayurvedic medicine. In a nutshell, it is a more holistic approach, which puts emphasis on the spiritual well being, as much as it does on the physiological one.

The systematic model of AM (Anthroposophical Medicine) relies on the “four-foldness” of being. This means that there are four parts of what decides the general condition of an individual. The first one is the physical body, which is the vessel. The life/etheric body, which is the same as the Chinese idea of chi, embodies the second, while the third level is the soul/astral body. Finally, the fourth one resides in the spirit. In this model, the physician ensures that all these four levels are put under careful scrutiny, and he applies his knowledge of modern medicine and spiritual science in their treatment both in separate levels and as a whole. AM physicians use diagnostic tools, but also rely on intuition and understanding of the patient’s psyche and overall personality. The medicine often used in AM is homeopathic and medicinal, which makes it non-toxic and less risky.

The only drawback is that there are side effects. These side effects are often referred to as the “healing crises”, which results to the temporary worsening of symptoms – such as fever, headaches, nausea, muscle soreness, and many others. This is in harmony with their belief that modern medicine suppresses illness, and not beneficial to a patient’s health in the long run. So the rule of thumb is to draw out the illness in order for the patient to get rid of it completely and thus, pave the way to complete recovery.

Anthroposophical medicine also relies on allied therapies, which include massage therapy, eurythmics (otherwise known as movement therapy). Eurythmics is the science and art of harmonizing our inner spiritual movements. Psychotherapy is another branch of allied therapies, which helps in dealing with sickness and disease on a psychological level. During the first visit, an AM physician makes it a point to educate the patient in the overview of Anthroposophy, since it’s impossible to make any progress with a treatment that involves the mind and spirit without the patient’s conscious awareness. This is in the form of questionnaires and instructional materials, which are given to the patient before the first stage of treatment.

While some fundamentalists in modern medicine have abhorred the practice and made conjectures that it is synonymous to “voodoo”, studies have shown promising results. Whatever the case, Anthroposophic medicine continues to improve our spiritual and physical well being, and is definitely here to stay.

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Pain Relief & The Pain Pandemic

Pain Relief & The Pain Pandemic


“The cry of mankind is not for pleasure but release from pain.” Goethe

Pain can be a life saving bodily defense. To be born with the inability to feel pain assures early death, but in the vast, ordinary middle ground of living – between first perception and life threat – the hope for pain relief is a driving universal need.
Yet, while pain relief is historically first priority for a host of health-care professions: traditional medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, physical therapy and others, all associated with related industries that pervade the societies of the world, despite all that alleged effort, there is, in fact, a Pain Pandemic. Because the fundamentals are not universally accepted, for more than a century and a half, countless millions have suffered unnecessarily and continue to suffer– especially wherever Westernized medicine in practiced as the result of medicine’s Fundamental Flaw.
In a single simple statement, parts of the body operate similarly to machines. Each has levers, pulleys, power sources, support systems and the need for balance in performance. When imbalance occurs, performance is impaired. Pain can be equivalent to squeaks in the machinery that may be relieved by skills not dissimilar to those of the machinist, the mechanic, the carpenter – the study of function through knowledgeable examination of the materials they work with.
In the body, the exquisitely complex relationships and interactions between the parts are the substance for the production of a host of pain syndromes whether experienced as headache, back pain, neck pain – musculoskeletal pain in any of its expressions. Many, regardless, are inherently, sometimes uniquely receptive to relief and functional restoration by approaches that include hands-on techniques.

Such concepts emerged from the mists of antiquity. The idea is ancient. Wherever native societies developed healing systems, they incorporated some form of these applications. What is new are advances from increased knowledge and experience – and, at the same time, what was tragic is what transpired during the formation of “professions” when, many generations ago, the basic understandings became the fodder of contention, conflict, greed, lust for power – domination at any cost. Logic died. Because during one of its lowest intellectual ebbs traditionalism rejected the hands-on (manipulative) therapies, instead of reinvestigating, it went to war at any cost as reaction to the subsequent emergence of osteopathy, then chiropractic. “Enemies” have to be despised so how could they do anything worth emulating? And there certainly were always cases of abuse to “justify” such attitudes. The ongoing screams of societal pain eventually became background noise, “just the way things are,” as the essence of the issue became lost in the professional posturing and the onslaught of pill popping advertising as the ‘normal’ way to relieve pain.

Medicine’s technological advances with interposed instrumentation only further obscure and distance the clinician from primary responsibility to understand what the patient’s tissues willingly reveal to the respectful clinical examination. And, the advent of managed care shoveled on another layer of obfuscation. But truth persists: There are invaluable medical therapies that only hands can successfully administer.

As I relate on the cover of Release From Pain: If you want to live with less pain –if you want to help relieve the pain of others – or better represent them; if you are a student in any of the healing professions – or contemplating it – if you want to contribute to resolving what historians may well call this last century – a time of unnecessarily perpetuated pain – then please continue reading…

Eventually I accepted that my life’s work has encompassed the entirety of this issue – that I offer for your understanding – because ultimately only you are responsible for you. The revolution and the resolution to return medicine to its essential foundation must be energized and powered by you! So please go from here .

Paul H. Goodley, M.D.
Orthopaedic Medicine

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Alternative Medicine to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Alternative Medicine to Lower Your Blood Pressure

Home remedies and homeopathic medicine have begun popular over the years as an alternative to prescription drugs. Many people are not aware that there are also home remedies available to lower your blood pressure. What is nice about a home remedy is the lower cost and eliminating the unfavorable side effects of prescribed medicines. Another advantage of home remedies is that while it may be used to alleviate one symptom, it often has other health benefits. Many home remedies can be found in your local supermarket and health food store.

If you suffer from high blood pressure, here are a few home remedies. These remedies will not only lower your blood pressure but are good for your general health too.

Below are a few home remedies to help lower your blood pressure

· Potassium and Magnesium. Foods high in these minerals are bananas, molasses, soy and bananas. Some fruits such as watermelon and grapes are also a good source. Not only will these foods lower your blood pressure but are beneficial to your overall health too.
· Garlic has many beneficial properties that improve overall health, including lowering your blood pressure. Consumption of garlic will also reduce blot clot occurrences in individuals. It is believed by some researches that garlic will also lower the triglyceride levels.

Therefore, you are probably wondering what a triglyceride is. A triglyceride is a glyceride that occurs naturally in tissues and consists of three fatty acids that are bound together in a single molecule. They are an important energy source forming much of the fat stored in the body.

You can research on how to lower your blood pressure using home remedies in many ways. The internet has a wealth of information dedicated to home remedies and homeopathic medicine to lower your blood pressure. Bookstores and libraries also offer an abundance of information. With a little research, you can find alternatives to prescription drugs for lowering your blood pressure.

As with any alternative health remedies, consult with your physician before discontinuing any prescribed medicines. Abruptly taking your prescription medicine could have serious and long-term effects on your health.

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Alternative Medicine – New Way to Lose Weight

Alternative Medicine – New Way to Lose Weight

Weight loss is one of the big topics-no pun intended-on the late night television circuit. While flipping through the channels after 11p.m., you are likely to come across several advertisements for weight loss pills and diet supplements, each promising to assist you drop those unwanted pounds and remove stubborn belly fat once and for all.

Let’s face it, if these pills really worked, America wouldn’t be the top overweight country in the world.

There are types of alternative medicine, which can help with weight loss, however, and with great results. While no alternative medicine is a magic solution, practicing these principles can help you become more limber, feel more energetic, and the end result-or side effect if you will, is weight loss.

Take yoga for example. The low impact stretching involved with yoga will help you feel less stressed, and as a result less likely to over eat as a result of depression or anger. Acupuncture has exact pressure points in the ear which help reduce cravings, and detoxifying teas and herbs can help you feel healthier, and the side effect would be thinking twice before deciding that you want to “pollute” yourself again with oily and fatty foods. In this regard, alternative medicine is wonderful for loosing weight.

The majority alternative medicines for weight loss come in the form of detoxifying teas, energy supplements, and vitamins. The exercise and diet plans are the basis, as they should be, for safe and effective long-term weight loss. There is no magic potion to lose weight. In fact dropping pounds and keeping them off requires regular daily exercise and a change in eating habits, period.

However, to get you ready for weight loss, here are some alternative medicine detoxifying teas and interesting supplements.

Take turmeric, ginger, and lemon-about a half teaspoon each and the juice of half a lemon, and boil it all in 2 cups of water. Drink every morning as a detoxifier before you start your diet.

All diets should consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, and buying a juicer is a great way to make a habit out of eating healthy. Please see your doctor before starting any kind of diet plan.

Visit your local food co op or herbalist, they can get you set up with all sorts of alternative teas and nutrition advice, and can refer you to a good homeopathic doctor who will evaluate you as to what your individual nutrition needs are.

Bovine and shark cartilage are two dietary supplements to hit the alternative market. Both have been used for years outside of the United States and Britain, but now are big business in the health food stores.

The most popular form of alternative medicine for weight loss isn’t really medicine at all, rather behavior modification through hypnosis. Hypnosis doesn’t make you rely on will power, that’s one of the reasons it’s so popular.

How hypnosis works is that it examines what is subconsciously holding you to the thinking and eating habits that keep you overweight. Hypnotists believe that if the root cause of the obesity can be alleviated, the patient will naturally begin to lose weight. It is actually a very efficient form of alternative medicine, and overall can cost much less than trips to day spas and expensive over the counter weight loss pills. Through hypnosis you can let go of fears that keep you from eating healthy, and begin to allow a positive energy flow through you, causing you to want to stick to the new way of eating and exercising.

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Improve Your Health by Following Fibromyalgia Alternative Therapies

Improve Your Health by Following Fibromyalgia Alternative Therapies

Fibromyalgia is a terrible condition and people affected by it are often overwhelmed by its symptoms and effects. A disturbing fact is that although several million people suffer from fibromyalgia in the United States alone, modern medicine isn’t able to produce an efficient specific cure. Despite the fact that in present some fibromyalgia medical treatments and therapies can ameliorate and ease some of its symptoms, the causes of fibromyalgia can neither be prevented, nor overcome.

Fibromyalgia alternative therapies have been successfully used in the last decades for improving and correcting the major symptoms of the disorder. Although fibromyalgia alternative therapies and remedies can’t be a substitute for modern medicine and can neither completely overcome fibromyalgia, it is a healthier, better way of improving one’s physical and mental health. Some drugs prescribed in modern medicine to patients with fibromyalgia have lots of secondary effects and sometimes can even cause more harm rather than good. Considering the fact that fibromyalgia is a chronic neurological disorder, the symptoms reoccur on a regular time basis and ongoing treatment is necessary. By following fibromyalgia alternative therapies, people who suffer from the disorder will quickly begin to feel better and with time they will see an amelioration of their symptoms.

Fibromyalgia alternative therapies are a healthier, safer way of dealing with the malign effects of the disorder. Fibromyalgia alternative therapies and remedies are based on the knowledge and wisdom of the ancestors and consist of many practices that were secretly performed in the past. Alternative therapies are known to considerably improve the health of patients with neurological disorders such, helping them to regain control over their bodies and lives by achieving mental and physical balance. Most remedies used in alternative medicine have been used in curing all kinds of diseases for thousands of years. They have considerably less side-effects than synthetic drugs and sometimes they are even more efficient.

A very good remedy for neurological disorders such as fibromyalgia is produced from the herb Echinacea. This remedy is renowned for its healing effects and its capacities of stimulating the regeneration of the nervous system. Other remedies can improve the activity of the musculoskeletal system by supplementing the intake of vitamin D and calcium (remedies produced from coral).

Some fibromyalgia alternative therapies are more popular than others. However, these ancient complementary medicine practices all have benefic results on the organism. Popular fibromyalgia alternative therapies are acupuncture, acupressure, Reiki, aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. Among these fibromyalgia alternative therapies, the most commonly used are acupuncture, acupressure and Reiki. Acupuncture is an ancient oriental therapy that stimulates and corrects the activity of the entire organism by activating certain points on the body. A very effective fibromyalgia alternative therapy is Reiki. This is a form of massage therapy and it has an important role in reestablishing the balance inside the organism. Also, it is a good way to relax and ease the sensation of fatigue characteristic to all fibromyalgia patients.

Other interesting fibromyalgia alternative therapies are aromatherapy and hydrotherapy. They are both good ways of refreshing and stimulating the body and they can also help in easing the symptoms of fibromyalgia.

Other less common fibromyalgia alternative therapies are Rehab Approach and biofeedback, both encouraging the patients to actively participate in the process of their treatment.

By following fibromyalgia alternative therapies, people confronted with the disorder are able to ameliorate their constant pain, fatigue and discomfort. Fibromyalgia alternative therapies are very good means of relaxation, helping people to achieve physical and mental balance.

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A Comparative Look Between Orthodox And Homeopathic Medicine

A Comparative Look Between Orthodox And Homeopathic Medicine

“Does homeopathy work?” is often the question that troubles people and hamper them from pursuing further medical advice and treatments when it comes to this field of medicine.

Skeptics often dismiss the fact that before conventional medicine was the simplistic, traditional forms that have truly benefited men during his developmental eras. We haven’t reached the peak of progress yet various developments in the field of medicine shows that we have ran a great deal of distance from where we have first started

To answer the question we have posted above, we would use the principle of comparison between orthodox medicine and homeopathic medicine and will later provide some advantage points on the side of homeopathy.

Orthodox medicine or conventional medicine is the field that dominates our present ails. In general, this views health as the lack or absence of diseases and abnormalities in the human body. Thus, it says that when someone shows no sign of sickness then he is in good health.

But homeopathy views health as something more than that.

It is good to remember that human body was created for perfection yet this is hardly achievable these days due to exposure to various elements that often harms and exploits our health. This truth can be seen by looking at the spectrum of choices we now have in terms of medications alone. Therefore, at any given time the majority of us are deficient in health to some degree.

Homeopathy only considers someone as healthy when he is free from all deficiencies and abnormalities. Say, a person with difficulty in breathing is not healthy at all or someone who is depressed can be considered as not free from emotional hampers, thus he is sick. Or someone suffers from intermittent memory loss, he may be considered mentally ill. And so, homeopathy will restore all these levels of health.

Unlike the extensive and more comprehensive measures used in orthodox medicine, homeopathy uses the body itself to heal itself. Thus, there is no harm done since it only works on the basis of stimulation and not on the integration of certain measures to bring optimum health.

That is very different, you see. Conventional medicine uses surgeries, medications with side effects and methodologies that often have their grave disadvantages. We must note though that since treatments are taken to their highest degree, the results are normally invasive and unquestionably effective. But as we have mentioned earlier, homeopathy only uses simplistic forms of treatment that works on the minimal level. In fact, this field of medicine only focuses on the treatment of symptoms and not on the condition itself.

Another view on symptoms in homeopathic medicine is that these are the body’s way of restoring health, no matter how miserable or uncomfortable they are. In conventional medicine, these are the abnormalities that must be eradicated to come out with a solution for further treatment.

Again, instead of suppressing the symptoms, which is what orthodox medicine does, homeopathic medicine will find remedies on the root cause which therefore promote the healing.

Homeopathy works by looking at the needs of the individual and the individuality of the disease or the ailment. But conventional medicine sees the disease in general ways that leads to assumption that there must be one, ultimate solution to them. This is observed in the particular medications prescribed for all patients suffering from a specific disease. What this principle fails to understand is that each of us suffers in a unique way and each ailment expresses itself in ways other than what is determined as “general”.

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Your Friendly Holistic Neighborhood Online

Your Friendly Holistic Neighborhood Online

What could be more relaxing and contemplating than reducing stress while sitting and browsing the Web?
With the advent of the information technology and with almost everybody getting hooked-up with the Internet, everything seems to be technologically connected with almost everything.
Consequently, one of the most sought-after activities in the web today is holistic and alternative medicine. Holistic medicine is a new approach in health care that promotes a collaborative bond among the involved persons. Eventually, engaging oneself to a holistic way of medication will lead to the most advantageous realization of the physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of health.
And so, whenever a person who wants to relieve stress and wants to find better ways in improving their mental and physical condition they would just sit in front of their personal computers and browse the domain where they can find the answers.
There are numerous Web sites in the Internet today that cater to people who would want to try or experience the holistic and alternative way of therapy. And one of the most feasible domains when it comes to holistic medicine is, a one-stop site for all your holistic information and resources.
Basically, offers links to the most of the essential information about holistic and holistic medicine. With just one click, the site will divert you to the most favorable information you need. You can find here links to the holistic health care, holistic therapy, holistic way of skin care, holistic nutrition, and even holistic pet care.
In the alternative medicine holistic section, you can find various links to updates and information regarding holistic medicine. You can find sites that tackle holistic medicine programs, holistic alternative medicine, the different holistic approaches in medicine, and the different trends in holistic medicine. You can also find links to holistic medicine and fitness, holistic medicine and lpr, and holistic medicine in different places like Ohio and Vermont.
To note, this section also offers link to Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD alternative treatment. Here you can find all the details about homeopathy, the holistic medicine that is being used to treat ADHD patients. This will be most likely helpful to those parents who experience this kind of behavioral disorder in their kids.
On the other hand, holistic health section of caters to the needs of people who would like to find out anything about holistic health care, holistic health products, holistic health education, and holistic health control.
Basically, this section provides links to holistic health definitions, different issues regarding integration of the modern medicine with holistic health, and some details on the different holistic health conferences.
The holistic retreat section, however, offers link to different holistic health retreat weight loss, holistic health spas, and holistic spa therapy. It also provides sites of the different holistic health retreat center. Here, you can also find a link to Sanctuary Barbados, which is considered as a mind and body spirit centre.
Next you can find the holistic healing section where sites about holistic healing schools and different alternative holistic healing systems can be found. Holistic healing is being referred to as a kind of healing that uses non-invasive and non-pharmaceuticals techniques to help heal the patient. And so, this section will guide you to sites that will inform you about the different holistic healing in the different countries. You can also find sites which will provide information on holistic healing for skin cancer and other diseases.
Lastly, has their holistic remedies section that offers links to the different holistic health products, holistic beauty products, herbal remedies, and holistic skin care product usually used in holistic remedies.
With all the available and reliable links provided by, everything you need to know about holistic medicine will be easy and convenient. In this way, reducing stress while in front of a personal computer had never been this better.

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Nettle herb is derived from the Nettle tribe or Urticaceae which is found all over the world and has about 500 species that are mainly tropical although there are some nettle that do thrive in temperate climates.

Nettle, lesser can be found throughout the mild regions of Europe and Asia. It is heart-shaped, finely toothed leaves tapered to a point and the green flowers with long, branched clusters spring from the axils of the leaves. Nettle flowers are incomplete, male or the barren flowers have stamen only. And the female or fertile flowers have pistil or seed-producing organs. Sometimes, these flowers are to be found on one plant.

Medicinal Uses of the Nettle

The Nettle herb is gathered just before coming into flower and dried in the usual manner. When the nettle is collected for drying, it should be only on a fine day specifically in the morning when the sun has dried off the dew. Cut off just above the root; do not include stained or insect-eaten leaves and tie in bunches consisting of six to ten in a bunch, spread the nettles fanwise to enable air to penetrate freely to all parts. Hang the bunch over strings. If dried in the open, keep them in half-shade and bring indoors before getting damp from dew or rain. If you dry nettle indoors, hang up in sunny room in a well-ventilated room. Window must be left open by day to allow free current of air and for the warm air to come out. The bunch should be of uniform size and length for easy packing. When dried, they should be packed in airtight boxes to prevent moisture be reabsorbed from air. Seeds and flowers are dried in the sun or stove. Wholesale herbalists still use the nettle. Homoeopathic chemists use the herb for the preparation of tincture.

Nettle is used to relieve asthma. The juice of the roots or leaves mixed it with honey or sugar can relieve bronchial and asthmatic troubles. The dried leaves if burnt and inhaled will have the same effect. The seeds are taken in wineglassful doses. The seeds and flowers are used to relieve ague. Powdered seeds help cure goiter and reduces excessive corpulency.

The seeds taken inwardly are used by old Herbals as an antidote for stings or bites of venomous creatures and mad dogs and poisoning by Hemlock, Henbane and Nightshade. Tea made from the roots of nettle can help relieve kidney. Nettle can be used as a hair tonic by simmering a handful of young nettles in a quart of water for 2 hours, strain and bottle when cold. Saturate the scalp with this lotion every other night to prevent hair fall and for a soft and glossy hair. Another good Nettle hair lotion can be done by boiling the entire plant in vinegar and water, strain then add Eau de Cologne. To stimulate hair growth, comb the hair with Nettle juice. The homoeopathic tincture of Nettle is made up of 2 oz of the herb to 1 pint of proof spirit. The powder of the dried herb is administered in doses of 5 to 10 grains.

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Birth Control Options

Birth Control Options

Family planning is a must in today’s modern society. People are slowly becoming more and more aware of the implications both good and bad of planning the family. Most importantly people are becoming more and more aware of the different options that they have for planning their family. Different kinds of birth control options are now widely accepted as normal and part of everyday life.

Family planning has made enormous waves when it comes to controversy, different anti-family planning groups call it artificial control of what God has given and since most family planning methods involve products that have been manufactured by man and their companies people say that it is also like playing God since we have control over the number of members we want in our family.

Birth control options have been subject to a lot of debate and argument in the past and in the present, but even with all the opposition it gets from different sectors it still remains as the number one option of people who want to take care of how their family. What are the advantages of having birth control options?

There are a lot of different pros and cons to it but to have a good idea of some of the things that we can benefit from birth control let’s go ahead and take a look into birth control a little more.

Birth control also helps prevent STD’s or sexually transmitted diseases. Yes it’s true, most birth control options if not some of it can help prevent Sexually transmitted diseases. We all know that STD’s infect people through transferring the infection during sexual activities. Since the main function of birth control devices is to prevent contact between two different cells, the damage and the scope of the damage can be minimized in terms of getting the infection. One of the most reliable if not most used form of contraception that helps prevent transmission of STD is the condom.

It is a type of rolled up barrier protection.

Condoms can either be male or female types. Most commonly used are the male type condoms. There are a lot of it available at check out counters in various stores, it is easy to use and requires no expert tip or help whatsoever, to use it simply roll it out from the tip of the penis to the base. Make sure that you pinch the air out once it has made contact with the base of your penis.

The condom is one of the most effective and simple ways that we can use to first prevent Sexually transmitted diseases and second avoid unplanned and unscheduled pregnancies.

Because of it’s simplicity and effectivity of the condom later on the female condom would be invented. The principle of the female condom is the same with the male condom, and basically has the same effectivity for birth control and protection. The only major difference if the relative difference in sizes.

For those who do not like artificial forms birth control, there are alternatives. One of the alternatives of artificial contraception would be natural family planning or birth control. Natural methods involve a lot of effort and hard work because of the nature of the many methods used for it.

Birth control options like these help us in planning ahead. We need to be a better country for the future generations.

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Self Defence 2: Life Style Exercise

Self Defence 2: Life Style Exercise

I want to stay alive!

Do you?

Mugging! Rape! Hooligans! Yobs!

Cholesterol! Circulation! Diabetes! Progressive Joint stiffness! Family genetic factors!

You name it!

Few diseases of developing age can be prevented.

But many – so many indeed – can be modified and risks so much reduced.

There are many lines to follow. Above all – the focus of this article – spinal integrity. The organs all get what we could call their ”electric energy supply” from the spinal nerves. “Electric wires” coming out from between the vertebrae (and skull indeed) to optimise and invigorate all the viscera: heart, gall bladder, pancreas, ‘liver and lights!’. Everything. Not to mention those circulatory pumps, the muscles.

Do you want to stay alive? Then keep your vital nerve supply in tune and functioning to the best level possible. This is the realm of the Osteopath. His job is to maintain spinal integrity, freeing and re-aligning those small but so-vital facet joints. Minimising the ‘electrical shortings’ which so often affect the out-going nerves. A regular, routine preventive three-monthly visit can make such an amazing difference. I know, I’ve been doing it for forty years.

You service your car? Of course. But do you service your spinal nerves? I wonder! Think on it!

I personally prefer osteopathy to chiropractic, although I am trained in both. In general osteopathy uses gentler, safer methods compared to chiropractic, which can be much more forceful. Indeed, I have two partially paralysed legs as a direct result of such over-enthusiastic chiropractic ‘treatment’. Such that I use a walking stick to help.

A walking stick? Now, there’s something …

I am not an exercise freak. I positively hate running. I refuse to (try to) develop bulging muscles. Cycling can be even more dangerous than heart attacks (traffic!!). Keep fit routines? Well, perhaps, but not for me, thank you.

But that walking stick …

As a fanatical martial artist since the age of fourteen, I have practised three hours every night for years. Non-stop, fully committed. I remember being in tears in the dojo (gym) when everyone else was going home and there was no one left to struggle with. I mean that, I really do.

Ah, that walking stick …

Now in my seventies I get an hour’s (and more) exercise every night when walking Tyson, my Staffordshire Bull Terrier. With my walking stick. Practising and exercising sutekki-shin-jutsu techniques – walking stick self defence methods. In sets of ten vigorous stick actions at a time. Invigorating! Enjoyable! Motivating! But so highly practical!

Good for my heart. Good for my stamina. Good for my personal exercise satisfaction. But – hopefully – not good for a would-be mugger …

SO good for my street survival.

The walking stick is a most effective – and perfectly legal – weapon for self defence in these troubled times when no one knows just who might be around that corner! Perhaps no one – perhaps. But can you be sure?

I commend sutekki-shin-jutsu to you.

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