HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE WORK AND WHAT DOES IT TREAT?

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Acupuncture is a system that can influence the promotion of health and well-being, prevention of illness, treatment of various medical conditions.  

The World Health Organization recognizes the use of acupuncture in the treatment of a wide range of medical problems including:

  • Digestive disorders: gastritis and hyperacidity, spastic colon, constipation, diarrhea.

  • Respiratory disorders: Sinusitis, sore throat, bronchitis, asthma and recurrent chest infection

  • Neurological and muscular disorders: headaches, facial tics, neck pain, rib neuritis, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, various forms of tendinitis, low back pain, sciatica and osteoarthritis.

  • Urinary, menstrual and reproductive problems.

Acupuncture is useful resolving physical problems related to tension and stress and emotional conditions.

According to Chinese Medicine Qi flows through the body via 14 primary meridians.  

To strengthen the flow of Qi or remove blockages in the meridians, a small strike flexible needle is inserted just under the skin at certain specific points along the channel.  

Acupuncture leads to real physiologic changes in the body. Numerous studies have shown that inserting needles unto the skin stimulates nerves in the muscles.  

The stimulation sends impulse up the spinal cord to a relatively primitive part of the brain known as the limbic system as well as to the mid brain and the pituitary gland.  

signals lead to the release of endorphins and monoamines, chemicals that block pain signals in the spinal cord and brain.

I’m a Chinese Medicine Physician. I have traveled to many parts of the world treating people with an ancient way that has worked for thousands of years.

In my experience, Chinese Medicine treats the body as a whole and aims to achieve balance and harmony. 

I use essential oils, chinese herbs and nutrition therapy to achieve this.  

I invite you to connect with me in the Circle on Facebook to learn more.  

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We can almost bet that just as fall begins to roll around immune system become compromised and one by one kids at school start getting sick by the day.

The cool thing about TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) is that we look at external diagnostic factors that tell us what’s going on inside our body. 

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Do You Have Vaginal Fatigue?

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I am a woman who has never had a child, been on minimal birth control honors my body as a temple and still experience challenges most women have today. Short moon cycle, heavy, painful cycle, sometimes no cycle at all. Cramps, cyst the list can go on. 

It was these challenges that initiated my interest in Chinese Medicine.

You see I struggled with UTI(Urinary Track Infection) for years. All doctors could do was put me on antibiotics which my body rejected early on. My immune system got so weak and I was scared for my life.

I was afraid that I would never have a comfortable intimate relationship. 

I was afraid that nobody would want me.

I became insecure and I just stopped dating altogether. 

Chinese Medicine helped me minimize the damp heat in my lower abdomen area and essential oils helped me with the discomfort and feel cleaner.

I knew deep inside that there was something else that was missing apart of my lifestyle. 

This past I found that something. 

Vaginal Steaming.

This is no new thing. Vaginal steaming is an ancient practice that is safe, natural and something I am totally familiar with. In fact, There are many references to it's use within TCM ancient and modern texts. 

You can find comfort and reduce the discomfort of fibroids, clots, endometriosis holistically at home or at your local TCM Practitioner's office. 

When I found out about this I quickly decide to get in touch with Keli and get the truth from an expert. I want to know the process, why there is so much argument about a self care treatment that feels so good. 

I encourage you to do your research and discover how to nurture your yoni in the most natural way. 

I was taken by her professionalism and well thought out website where she offers:  

1 on 1 Consulting

Certifications

Continuing Education

Practitioner Directory

Using essential oils after therapy and in between therapy can promote better all around feeling of comfort. 

Join me for one of my events about Women's Health online live every month. 

I have solutions. 

 

Take charge of Chronic Muscle Discomfort TCM style

 approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from  pain  that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute  pain . 

approximately 76.2 million, one in every four Americans, have suffered from pain that lasts longer than 24 hours and millions more suffer from acute pain

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I love being in practice at sea. It's such a grand opportunity to tell the world how Chinese Medicine is changing lives, how I am changing lives every day using this medicine that make's westerners scratch their head. I kinda feel like a little Einstein, especially when my patients come down the corridor with a big smile and no feeling of discomfort after the first treatment. 

The number one chief complaint I get on board is muscle discomfort, chronic body discomfort associated with activity or in activity. Chinese Medicine (TCM)  Utilizes a different language to describe imbalance in the body and mind. Then TCM apply's the treatment protocol for each individual symptom.  

Effectively TCM addresses the root cause of an issue using five branches. Herbology is one of those branches. I get the best results when I use essential oils and when I use essential oils on my patients. Essential oils provide an effective tool in between acupuncture visits. 


Soothing Rub and Soothing essential oils is the best solution for muscle discomfort right off the bat. However a more individualized consultation is recommended.  To use this soothing rub you would

  • Apply on feet and knees before and after exercise
  • Perfect for a soothing massage after a long day of house work
  • Apply to hands and feet after gardening
  • Connect with your partner by giving them a massage with the soothing rub
  • Rub the soothing blend on lower back muscles after a day of heavy lifting at work or during a move
  • Massage this soothing blend with a few drops of carrier oil legs before bedtime
  • After long hours on the computer, try rubbing soothing essential oil blend on your fingers, wrists, shoulders, and neck
  • A few drops of Soothing Blend diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil can be a part of a cooling and comforting massage after a workout
  • Soothing blend is also perfect after any workout
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Apply oil to the point between the thumb and index finger. This is an important point that suppresses pain we call it LI4. 

 LI4 suppresses pain. One mandatory point for most patients with chronic discomfort

LI4 suppresses pain. One mandatory point for most patients with chronic discomfort

If you like to have a customized protocol for your personal concerns and like to get my recommendations contact me by email or lets get social.  

If you want to learn more about how to use essential oils for you and your family's health let's get started. 

Why do everything it takes to protect The Liver

So you are probably like, Antonika I know you keep on talking about this liver inside of me. I know I need to eat better and all this stuff, but I really don't understand why.

I get it you want to know what about your liver is so important? So I'm going to tell you what your doctor didn't tell you. 

From a western point of view the liver has a lot of responsibility. It's really important to our system in a number of ways. Keeping it health by eating the right foods and doing regular cleans will keep your liver strong. 

From a Eastern point of view the liver is the storage house for blood. The Liver is responsible for the smooth flow of Qi and blood in your body. It controls the volume and smooth flow of blood in your vessels and also stores the blood.

Other organs are affected by the smooth flow of Liver energy. Acupro explains it perfectly in this short video.

Both explanations are important to understand. In fact the more you know about this part of your body the easier it is to understand why I love using essential oils as apart of my daily routine. 

Reduce pain and need for opioids with Acupuncture

Many people are told prematurely that they need surgery.

Sometimes it’s a surgical case but often times surgery can be put off for years or a decade. Replacing the parts of your body is not the answer.

Once you do surgery it’s a major trauma to the body not to mention the anesthesia and recovery time.

There is no guarantee that you are even going to get better.

I see all too often patients coming to see me after several surgeries and they still feel terrible.

Even after surgery Acupuncture helps reduce pain and reduce the need for synthetic drugs. 

Have you tried Acupuncture? 

Learn more get my free Ebook The Truth About Chinese Medicine

Increase Life and Longevity Using Kidney 1

I know how muscle tension and discomfort can just wreck one's day. 

I realize that not everyone is ok with needles. That's why there's something for everyone. 

While I was out in LA I really got serious about this RADRoller tool that not only allows one to get deeper into their yoga practice, but it also helps ease muscle tension without using needles.

Developed by an Athlete, I was really surprised about how well thought out this Acupuncture style like concept developed. After all it wasn't create just for Acupuncturist or even by an Acupuncturist. It was created to improve range of motion, massage muscle tension and so much more. 

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Julie Wu, short acupuncturist / yogi grabbed my attention. She's this little go getter, articulating anatomical articulation like a pro.

I literally felt I met my mirror image. I met Julie Wu at the LA Yoga Expo and right away I knew that RAD would serve individuals around the world. 

I use all the tools. My most favorite is the Helix roller. It's easy to roll on my back and hit all those back UB points that become tense from standing for hours a day. 

Since my new addiction, I've incorporated the RADrollers into my yoga practice.

My students, oh my students, they love the little massage that comes with this bad boy. Child's pose will never be the same again.  

The raddest thing about Acupuncture is that you don't even have to get needled all the time. 

There's quite a selection of tools. (affiliate link) All of them are easy to travel with. 

 

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Getting into Acupuncture point LU1 point  by putting the green ball under my shoulder. LU1 is treats obstructed lungs. Rarely needled but totally a point worth rolling around on.

After all that rolling around I add a little soothing essential oils for muscle tension after practice.  

This won't be the last time you'll see me talking about this rad tool. Check out their whole collection. I'm in love for sure! 

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St36 The Point For Better Digestion

When it come to stomach problems you have options. Digestive issues are ramped among several individuals around the world. A lot of the issues come from previous poor diet. Sometimes we don't even know what we are eating is doing to our gut.

Have you ever heard anyone say, our gut is our brain?

Our immune system is created in our stomach. Here are a few ways to really support any kind of gut condition with acupreasure.  

There are several points that work synergistically to support digestion.

The top Acupunture point is Stomach 36.

Consuming the right kind of herbs is also essential in balancing out the digestive system. Some oils that support our system internally and topically are Fennel, Anise, Peppermint, Ginger and Caraway seed. These options are tummy tamers.   

The most Affordable Acupuncture Around

Ya know I remember the time when I was so worried about how I was going to get healthcare when I left the USCG.

My first thought of Acupuncture was, how much is it? 

Actually, it's more affordable to get acupuncture on a weekly basis than it is to buy insurance. After all insurance doesn't guarantee that you will get better.  

Both modalities do complement health, recovery and optimal health. 

If you are on a budget, not to worry, you have options.

I totally recommend a community clinic because:

  • You don't have to make an appointment
  • There's a different kind of healing that takes place in a group setting
  • You get the same amount of time in treatment sometimes even more

Here's a feature of Roxborough Community Acupuncture Clinic in PA. Even if you are not in the PA area this video will give you insight. 

of course in my opinion, the best way to get treatment is on vacation. Take a cruise. 

Join me some time on the ship.

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Cheers to you and your health,

Antonika Chanel

Your Internal Fire is Killing You

Acupuncture has truly changed my life! My name is Antonika and  I am the Licensed Acupuncturist. 

Acupuncture has been proven effective for over 100 conditions and has been used to treat these conditions safely and painlessly longer than ANY other treatment that you are currently using. It assist the body by adding the body to:


Stop pain- arthritis, back pain
Lose Weight- sugar cravings
Improve Digestion
Detoxify- low energy
De-stress- poor sleep, tension
Treat Seasickness
Quit smoking
•Feel energized
Improve overall health

I treat patients from all over the world who come to me with many kinds of symptoms. You are here because you want to know more about how this ancient medicine really works. 

In addition to Acupuncture Chinese herbs complete one's protocol for a more efficient recovery and optimal health. 

Using Essential oils is also another way to really support the human body. Not all essential oils are created equal.

For Muscle tension I recommend a combination of oils that work together.

Weight management is assisted by using a combination of oils that help the body work smarter for you. 

I use oils mostly for stress management too. 

The best way to learn more about essential oils is start using them. I recommend a particular kind of oil.