Do you know someone who is sluggish, heavy, tired or gets depressed? Well, it may be the result of their diet. Traditional Chinese Medicine (which acupressure therapy is part of) teaches how common foods, various tastes, and cooking methods affects emotions, attitudes, sexual energy, and the state of our health.
Feeling heavy, stiff, tired, sluggish or depressed is not who you are; however, it can be a result of what you’re eating. What you eat can have a direct affect on how you feel. If you eat rich, heavy food, you may feel sluggish and tired later. What you ingest has to be processed and then creates a chemical reaction, which affects your internal condition, and your overall state of being.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine, muscular stiffness is related to the condition of your liver and gall bladder, which govern the digestion of fats and oils. If you love to eat rich foods like ice cream, chips, fried foods, rich desserts, butter, and cream sauces – you’re taxing these internal organs, which will make your body feel heavy, sluggish, and stiff.
The Liver and Gall Bladder Meridians also govern control issues, making decisions, and judgmental attitudes. Someone stuck in any of these areas, may likely suffer from stiffness, excessive seriousness, heaviness, fatigue, or depression. If you change your diet, eliminate rich foods, and eat more greens containing chlorophyll such as Swiss chard, kale, romaine lettuce, and broccoli – over a few months, you’ll change the chemistry within your body, and feel remarkably better.
Stretch many times daily – in your spare moments to benefit your liver and gall bladder. A great time to stretch is while waiting in line. Stretching once in a while is not enough. Stretch often each day and eat more greens (both fresh and lightly cooked) to maintain a good quality of life.
Acupressure Wellness Points for Stiffness and Muscular Pain presents how to find and stimulate acupressure points GB 34 and St 36. These points open the healing energy to flow, which tones the muscles, and makes stretching more effective and therapeutic.
Wellness Stretches & Dietary Tips for Longevity, Long Life Exercises to Counteract Judgmental Attitudes & Stiffness, demonstrates easy stretches to enhance the quality of your life.
Anti-Aging Qi Gong Breathing Exercises: Since the body tends to get stiff and tensions get more chronic with age, use this DVD containing acupressure, ancient breathing exercises, and easy stretching to increase your circulation, counteract premature aging, and promote your overall wellness.
Michael Reed Gach, Ph.D.
Acupressure Therapy Author
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