The Role of Juicing in Reversing Chronic Degenerative Disease

Less than 7% of MD’s have any nutritional training in medical. Those that do complete less than one semester of training in nutrition.  Treatment care relevant to reversing and healing the body is up to the patient.  There is a 75% chances that your disease is caused by your diet, the patient has no way of knowing this if they are not given the correct information. Correct the cause of your disease by changing your diet 

Treat the root cause of the disease you face to heal and reverse the disease you are battling.  Our illnesses lie in what we are not eating.  Turn back to nature.  The body needs plentiful supply of vitamins and minerals to function optimally, foods it can digest and eliminate effectively.  It also needs phytochemicals.  When the body consumes food packed with preservatives waste does not leave the body in a timely manner and it begins to putrefy. Give the body what it needs is vital to the prevention and treatment of the root cause of chronic degenerative disease.  Eat raw and living foods like juice, juice is very effective in treating degenerative disease.

Degenerative disease comes from the inability of the gastro intestinal tract cells to absorb nutrients and eliminate toxicity at the cellular level.  The cells swell with sodium and their ability to produce energy and function is diminished.  This caused cellular changes to happen and degenerative diseases to begin.  Fresh juice flush the cells of sodium and restore potassium levels at the cellular level and cells begin producing energy effectively again which will help heal and repair themselves.

Juice is rich in enzymes that are destroyed when heated.  Processed juices have been heated and all the enzymes are killed.  Enzymes are the catalyst within the body that make all internal processes work. Several meals cooked are enzyme deficient,  this caused the body to pull enzymes from other processes and those processes are slowed down.

Eat a diet that is at  comprised of at lease 50% of living fruit and vegetables, nuts seeds and sprouted grains. Flood the body with needed nutrients to help restore balance.

Phytochemical's are known for their anti-cancer properties.  There thousands of phytochemical's contained within one plant.  They are destroyed when they are heated.

PH- Most people are too acidic, this comes from diet and disease presented in the body.  When the body is acidic the body process and organs are worn down and disease thrive.  Disease thrive in acidic environment but can not live in alkaline environment. Juicing helps restore the body’s PH. An optimal pH level is 7.4  All vegetables are alkaline. They also improve brain and heart function.  Slow down the aging process, improve joint function, better digestion and provide a less acidic environment for disease to exist.

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The Role of Juicing in Reversing Chronic Degenerative Disease

“Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”

-Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.)


Bombax ceiba-Kapok: one of the most important tree species. Kapok is a tropical tree that grows in the Phillippines, India, China and in other asia and subtropical climates. Kapok means ‘raised up sky’, It is the giant of the Amazon Rainforest, it can grow to 200 feet. It has been considered sacred by the Mayans. The tree and its flower is frequently used by healers. Kapok bark has been use as a diretic, aphrodisiac and for headaches. It treats fever, applied to wounds, couhg, urethritis, and many other symptoms and diseases. The flowers blossom in January and March, they are visible from long distances.


“Even if conventional medicine tells you that your condition is incurable or that your only option is to live a life dependent on drugs with troublesome side effects, there is hope for improviing or reversing your condition.”

-Leon Chaitow, N.D., D.O.

It takes time to master the study of Oriental medicine. The subtleties of Oriental medicine are the hardest parts to understand but are the most interesting parts of this profession. Our body is made to heal and to be healthy. For any illness, there is hope to change if you correct the energy distortion of the body and life.
For many years I struggled with health concerns that affected me mentally and physically. I was introduced to Acupuncture in 2005 and became fascinated by the symptoms that it treated. For seven years I turned to Acupunture as my primary care because it is affordable.  Over time I became more passionately involved with ancient medicine and how it thrives in modern day.
This blog is designed to bring awareness to the symptoms that are commonly treated as I move along in my study of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I seek to place Oriental medicine and all its modalities on a platform that everyone can understand.  Learn by this study rationally, mentally and physically, take this journey with me and explore this ancient but remarkable medicine founded 5,000 years ago.  
Antonika lives in Florida and is pursuing her Masters Degree in Oriental Medicine at the Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale.   

“The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.”

-Thomas Edison, Inventor

The Nature of Acupuncture Channels

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering the attitudes of their minds.” -Albert Schweitzer

The study of Acupuncture seems so complex, in reality it is so simple. 5,000 years ago illnesses were discribed in according to the qualities that man could relate to in nature.  Over thousands of years syndromes, diseases and ailment of many kinds manifested and were relieved through consistant qigong meditation, needling, guasha, tuna , cupping practice and observation of tongue, pulse and palpitation.

Let me explain how simple chinese medicine helps some of our most complex bodily situations.

The channels system connect internal organs to one another to the surface of the body an the environment. It unifies the digestive, lymphatic, nervous, reproductive and other systems into a coherent and responsive whole. The are viewed as conveyors of information about the external environment to the internal organs. When external pathogens invade the body it travels through the channels first.  The disease can move quickly from the channels to the organs.  When the organ or emotional dysfunction lead to internal generated disease the channels pathways are affected in some cases causing palpable changes on the body surface along the course of the channels.

The the channel system is able to respond to the changes in internal and external environments like changes in environmental temperature, organ metabolism or social conditions, disease or discomfort will result.  The channel system help restore the body function and normal metabolism through needling points together.

Each of the channels has an arm and a leg aspect.  Yin and Yang dictates the location of the channel as being on the posterior or anterior side of the body. Each channel is named after one of the twelve main visceras and place along the meridian according to depth within the whole.  The six levels that make up the building blocks of channel theory are, tai yang-greater yang, shao yang-lesser yang, yang ming-brightness yang, tai yin-greater yin, shaoyin-lesser yin and jue yin-reverting yin. Each level is deeper than the one before with tai yang at the surface of the body and jue yin laying deep in the blood.

The levels represent six

Chinese medicine is fascinating, so continue to join me by following my blog.  Travel with me, along this path in discovering God's incredible creation,... the Human Body.

Documenting my Life in Learning Ancient Medicine in a ModernWorld.

Antonika Chanel

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.”

“The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while Nature cures the disease.”