610, 2015

Healthy Body, Sexy Body

When it comes to Chinese medicine and weight loss there is a factor that is not being considered when writing Chinese diet plans, herbal formulas, and acupuncture protocols. And that factor is what the patient’s desired outcome actually is. Something I say all the time is that there can be a big difference between a healthy body and a sexy body. In ancient eastern traditions a healthy body is one that is soft, flexible and balanced without pain. In the west a healthy body is one that is tight, hard and can squat with 300 pounds of metal on its back so it can bounce a quarter off its ass; or one that has protruding hipbones and thigh gaps. In the west we like to relish in the pain of sore muscles after a workout. “I can’t walk because yesterday was leg day.” Power-lifting, cross-fit and marathons keep me in business. With the majority of my patients I am treating the side effects of a prescription, or a work-out induced injury. In Taoism (where acupuncture originated) a healthy body is a reflection of a gentle balanced life style, now a healthy body is a reflection of pushing your body to extremes.

The key word you will hear over and over again with an acupuncturist is balance. Acupuncture works for weight loss by correcting imbalances and allowing your body to regulate itself. Everyone has a healthy perfect body it is a matter of allowing your body to be that without letting stress […]

3009, 2015

New Office in South Tampa

Very excited to announce my new location in South Tampa! Look how beautiful this place is. My new office is inside South Tampa Pilates Studio at 610 South Armenia Ave Suite 103. South Tampa Pilates provides one of the most sought-after friendly atmospheres with professional instructors to help clients meet their personal fitness goals. Their staff has earned certifications in a range of respected Pilates methodologies allowing for the greatest variety of workouts. Classes range in experience level from educating beginners, engaging intermediates and challenging advanced devotees. You can choose from private, semi- private and class environments on any given day of the week.

South Tampa Pilates prides itself on classic mat instruction, Reformer and Cadillac training and now features two progressive Pilates methods not offered anywhere else in South Tampa.

We are located in between The Gourmet Pizza Company, The Hyde Park Hair Loft and the Soho Backyard

 

1805, 2015

Otzi – 5000 Year Old Mummy Reviels Secrets

105, 2015

The Power of Mind and Body: Mike Day – Navy SEAL

It is not often you meet a real hero much less have the opportunity to help them in some small way. I had the honor to work with retired Navy SEAL Mike Day. If you haven’t heard, Mike was shot 27 times while on an operation in Iraq’s Anbar Province in 2007. On his road to recovery it took two years to physically recover from his injuries, and he still deals with constant pain.

404, 2015

Reversing Memory Loss in Alzeimer’s patients.

Scientist reversed memory loss in patients with Alzheimer without drugs, with only 3 months of regulated diet, exercise and meditation. Also, after over two years, all the patients retained their improvements. If you don’t have the patience to meditate you can cheat and use Acupuncture.
Alzheimer’s disease affects 30 million people worldwide, but as of yet, we still don’t have a good treatment for it. However, that could be about to change, thanks to new research by the UCLA Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Buck Institute for Research on Aging.
In their research and experiments, for the first time, scientists successfully reversed memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s disease with a new combination therapeutic approach.
Although there have been dozens of drug trials for treating Alzheimer’s, no one drug has really worked. However, these researchers looked at the disease and targeted it with a 36-point combination approach that included diet, exercise, vitamins and even meditation.
These therapies worked: nine of the ten trial patients with early cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer’s saw improvements in their memory after just three months of treatment.
Those patients with jobs pre-trial returned to work and had improved performance. Also, after over two years, all nine patients have retained these improvements.
Other serious illnesses, such as cancer, HIV and cardiovascular disease, are often targeted with this sort of combination approach. However, until this research, no one had targeted Alzheimer’s this way. Now that the results are in, the way doctors treat the disease may change.
“That suggested that […]

404, 2015

Chinese Medicine for Cellulite

Many women ask me about Chinese Medicine for Cellulite. I hope by now all of you know that cellulite is NOT fat, it is a break in connective tissue, even the skinniest women can have it, and most women do. So to treat it you have to stimulate cell growth and tissue repair. That is what most expensive cellulite treatments do, they essentially cause injury to the area to stimulate the body’s healing mechanisms in that area, cupping can do this! Also providing more nourishment to your body will facilitate healing, not only through food but in the thoughts you have about your body and other women’s bodies as well. This is not just a “fluffy feel good new age tip’” it is science. It has been proven over and over again that stress causes disease and that is because your thoughts and your cells have a symbiotic relationship. Close your eyes and think of being chased by a shark, did your heart rate go up? So why wouldn’t everything else you think affect your body. You told your body you were being chased by a shark and it believed you, so if you tell your body it is fat and ugly it will also believe you. The quickest way to create a healthy beautiful body is to already believe your body is beautiful and healthy. So if you can’t think nourishing high frequency thoughts about your body, then don’t think of your body at all. It’s much easier said than done and takes a […]