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Let There Be Light!!

Let there be light!
The quantum physics light behavior experiment, that has been repeatedly conducted since the very first time by Prof. Bohr, shows: light particles rearrange themselves differently depending if they are" being watched". What does it mean? The viewer influences the behavior of the light? The implication of this statement might have profuse meaning as well as change how we look at the life.
Looking with intent of love, gratitude and compassion can change the 'object' that is being observed. In essence, the Buddism and other Philosophies suggest, the fabric of life is made of compassion and love. Please watch Gregg Braiden Ph.D. series of Missing Links on if you want to know more!

Acupuncture Energy Channels, as proven by Dr. Manaka, can conduct the ions (positive and negative), collect them and distribute them, this means they must conduct light as well. Again we know that with infrared producing techique, called Moxibustion. We can see through …
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Shonishin Children's Needle - The Story

The beauty of Shonishin treatment is we do not need to use needles.
When did I really realized the therapeutic power of the Shonishin was observing world reknown Ikeda Sensei treating a boy for scull deformity.
It is designed to find a childs constitutional weakness and treat just that, like jiksa puzzles everything corrects itself.
It looks a bit like waving a magic wand (enshin needle with round tip) that touches, massages, and gently presses on the acupuncture points. It is a very gentle and fun event. Children often want to participate in pressing and probing trying out my paediatric tools, that frankly look like toys!

The most significant changes I have seen with Shonishin was a girl I treated for Turner syndrome years ago in Morocco. She has improved so much that her Doctor requested a DNA test to prove that  she has had a Turner syndrome in the first place! Her diarrhea subsided, her BM became regular, she started to excel at school and she became much more calm and balanced. Her i…


According to Classical Chinese Philosophy, qi is the force that makes up and binds together all things in the universe. It is paradoxically, both everything and nothing.

Here is a step by step guide to calm your Qi and create flow...
Qi Flow in the Anterior Body Region
  Calming the Qi Flow Through Movement and Mindfulness: 
      To begin, make sure you are standing in a comfortable position and place your tongue gently to the roof of your mouth. Taking a breath, raise your arms slowly over your head As you release your breath, lower your arms, bring them in front of your body until you reach your beginning position.
     As you perform this exercise be mindful that you are breathing naturally. During the release of your breath be aware of leading Qi from the top of your head through your centre to the bottoms of your feet. 

Dear Diary,

Are you keeping track of your:Diet - Mood - Creativity - Supplements - Clinical Herbs - Energy levels & Quality of sleep?
Dr. Katrine suggests keeping a wellness diaryor a pocket calendar with some of your health facts; ladies probably most, keep a note of their cycles, however, what about: food and nutrition intake, bowel movements, mood changes, exercise and sleep? 

What supplements are you taking, what herbs, does it feel overwhelming to take so many, or do you forget to take them at all?
It might be quite an eye opening process to keep a tab on those activities and reflect upon them to access how we feel!

These are critical things to be monitoring to ensure optimal health and well being!
From the desk of Dr. Hegillman:

Studying Functional Medicine, chapter by chapter I see how much Chinese Medicine and Functional Medicine have in common.

Both practices are searching for a template that views body as a living, constantly evolving mechanism in its environment, not merely "an organ…

The power of Mugwort Fire

The Power of Mugwort Fire


Moxibustion, or Moxa for short, is an integral part of Acupuncture Clinical History. In Chinese Classics it is stated that to regulate the Energy mechanism we do need the heat and property of the Moxa (Mugwort, Artemisia Vulgaris) in order to balance dispersive tendencies of Acupuncture.

There are many types of Moxibustion and we will describe here the ones we use in the office:

Toonetskyu - Direct Moxibustion,

Very thin bits of Moxa, refined Mona punk, looks like golden coloured cotton. It is a very specialized technique and requires great skill of the practitioner to be performed correctly. Sometimes the patient will feel a slight hot sensation on the Acupuncture point where the moxa is being applied, this sensation goes away quickly. There are no known side effects (other than a clumsy Acupuncturist causing a small local burn) of moxibustion and a lot of health benefits (reference links below).

Chinetskyu Semi-Direct Moxibustion or Heat Percepti…

Najom Article: Special Series, Treating Children

July 2015 NAJOM
Miracles with Shonishin and Paediatric Acupuncture
by Katrianna Heigelmann

Many of us practitioners shy away from treating children. I was no exception, following the words of the famous physician Sun Si Miao (Tang 618-907): “better to treat 10 men than 1 woman, better to treat 10 women than 1 baby.”
The breakthrough usually happens when one becomes a parent and reaches out for more infor- mation and training in the treatment of children. Pediatrics class at a TCM college is just not enough. I found in my journey as an acupuncturist and mother that acupuncture, especially Japanese- style, offers much for our little ones.
Although chapters of the Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials of the Golden Cabinet) and Mai Jing Pulse Classics of the Han Dynasty were applied to pediatrics, the Song Dynasty Physician Qian Yi (circa 1032-1113) wrote the rst actual pediatrics manual. Qian Yi recognized children as unique beings with distinctive physiologies and pathophysiologies requiring speci…

Najom Article Special Series

Special Series: East Meets West
My experience from studying with some of the most renowned acupuncture teachers through- out the world is that we are all in the process of learning to be better practitioners. My teachers’ methods have always evolved over time, as have my own. I do not arbitrarily reject western medi- cal discoveries as being able to contribute to this process, but in actuality, I have found that my personal development as a practitioner has been due more to a careful study of the Oriental classics cited above. I hope to publish an account of what I have learned from studying these classics in the near future. Finally I would like to emphasize the point I made at the beginning: neither eastern nor western medicine is a superior discipline. They both have much to contribute to human health and welfare. Let’s just try not to reduce either approach to its complement. Healthcare is a big enough field to include both.
Peter Eckman, BSc, PhD, MD, Lic.Ac. completed his wester…