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Shifu Careaga
Recently I attended the 2013 Pacific Symposium for PDA points. One of the presentations was on gua sha. It turns out that Gua Sha is even BETTER than I thought! Look at all it has been proven using western research methods to do: Increase skin surface, connective tissue, and muscle micro-perfusion; resulting in regulation of...
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The Chinese “5 Elements” are actually more like Five Phases or seasons. They are winter, spring, summer, late-summer, and autumn or Water, Wood, Fire, Earth, and Metal. Each “Element” or “phase of energy” is associated with one of several things: Viscera – an organ that “stores” energy; Fire = heart, Wood = liver, Water =...
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Many patients have asked me about how to enhance their longevity and quality of life. I am happy to report that there is indeed built into Chinese philosophy the aspects most sought out by Americans and Baby Boomers! It is called Yang (yawng) Shen (shinn) or Nourishing Life (Jap: Yojokun). To discuss this I will...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Looking to Hire Acupuncturists!“] [separator headline=”h2″ title=”Acupuncturists Wanted”] Blue Lotus Health & Acupuncture of Lexington and Berea, KY must hire three (3) New Acupuncturists over the coming year. We are looking for new graduates or highly-adaptable veteran acupuncturists who are willing to move to an amazing area of the country; both beautiful and...
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[separator headline=”h1″ title=”Want to earn free treatments for yourself or a family member?“] Shifu has a large number of articles he wishes to turn into a book, as well as another book in between drafts. All of it needs to be edited, ordered, compiled, some case studies added to it, and then publishers sought. ALSO...
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The Moon Festival is Today! From 4pm-8pm at the Moon Dance Park in Beaumont Circle, KYCAA is hosting their annual Moon Festival. Come see Sf. Ramon perform Taijiquan Jian (sword) ~4:45pm. This is a family friendly event. There will be games and bouncy houses, food, art, and many booths. Including Blue Lotus’s own booth! Check...
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In TCM, there are 6 main types of headaches. I’d also like to add four more, and discuss ways of dealing with them. Taiyang (frontal & occipital) Causes: Qi deficiency, wind-cold attack, excessive thinking, and glucose imbalances. Treatments: Typically speaking, all of these have a root in qi deficiency or qi taxation. The main thing...
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Cold & Flu Explained The west has a lot of newfangled ideas about how colds, caused by rhinovirus, and flu, caused by the influenza retrovirus, are caught and treated. I say newfangled, because prior to the 1950’s,¬†everyone around the world knew about the connection between a medical condition called Exposure, and cold and flu. Famously...
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Qi Gong Qi Gong (Chi Kung) literally means Energy/life-force Skill. The Gong is the same as the Gong of Gong Fu (Gung Fu). This implies excellence. Yang Shen, or Nourishing Life, is a sub-study of Qi Gong. In general, Qi Gong can be divided into yin and yang, or water and fire methods. In the...
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Are you a vet, and have a primary care doctor at the VA in Berea or Lexington? Have your doctor prescribe (or talk to us about a prescription) for acupuncture.
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