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Mountain West Wellness Health Tips, Issue #022
September 13, 2013
Hello to you all and thanks for subscribing. Summer is about over and I hope this unusual rain storm has not flooded your home. We, as all of you, are finishing a quite summer and getting into Autumn. For this year we are announcing a couple of new events that I hope you will enjoy. In addition, if you have ever wondered why Jack is always recommending that you do not ice injuries he has written a little article about it.
Ice is For Dead PeopleEveryone gets hurt. If you’ve ever injured yourself, you probably iced it right away. RICE (Rest, Ice Compression, Elevation) is the treatment method doctors, physical therapists and chiropractors usually recommend. According to conventional Western medicine, ice halts the inflammation process associated with an acute injury, and reduces its associated pain. But is this the best way to treat an injury? Our bodies react automatically to injury, based on physiological processes that have evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. The body uses inflammation in complex ways to fight foreign substances, remove damaged cells, irritants, pathogens, and initiate the healing process. Are we smarter than nature?
Both new and old research indicates that ice can hurt you more than it can help you.
What’s wrong with ice? It’s cold. Cold things congeal, rather than flow. Think of your leftovers - they tend to get harder and thicker when refrigerated, and they loosen up when heated. According to Chinese medicine:
Everyone agrees that swelling increases pain, potentially damages nearby tissues, and can worsen scarring. But rather than use ice, Chinese practitioners focus on improving the circulation of qi and blood to reduce swelling and promote healing.
To do so, we use the following tools:
Free Acupressure WorkshopChinese Acupressure Massage Workshop Thursday, September 19th 6:30 - What is Acupressure? Acupressure is a Chinese Medical method of accessing acupuncture points for healing. Acupressure applies the same principles as acupuncture to promote relaxation and wellness and to treat disease.
Taught by Jack Schaefer this FREE acupressure massage workshop will introduce you to gentle techniques used to treat common ailments. This non-needle method uses hand techniques to stimulate acupuncture points.
Participants, working in teams of 2, will learn non-needle hand techniques designed to restore health and balance to the body. You will learn varying rhythms and pressures that will help reduce muscle tension, improve circulation and stimulate the release of endorphins.
Space is limited so please sign up soon, and this is open to the public.
To sign up please email, call, or contact us on Facebook.
Charity Acupuncture FundraiserSaturday October 19th we will be holding a charity fundraiser to create awareness for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. We will be doing acupuncture treatments for a donation to Blue Sky Bridge. There will be prizes, food, and a lot more. This event is open to the public. If you have something you would like to donate please contact us. We will have more to follow. This is just a teaser.
Patient Appreciation WeekWe are announcing our patient appreciation week. Anyone who schedules an appointment during the week of October 6th will get a gift. Why, just because we appreciate you and your business and want to say thank you!!!
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