Many men have an elevated PSA and can relate to the above urinary pathologies. As we age, the weakening of our pelvic saddle (the connective tissue in our pelvic floor), can cause the urinary patterns mentioned above. Medications may also cause urinary difficulties.
Allergies and A Myriad of Responses To The Natural World
Our blossoming trees and abundant plant life seemed to spring forth almost overnight. For many people allergies can put a damper in their enjoyment of being out and about. For some people this is cyclical, occurring in either the spring or fall, for others it’s a year round battle.
Our immune system is under assault, we have become out of sync with nature.
Moxibustion (or Moxa)
I really enjoy using moxa in conjunction with acupuncture. Did you know that the characters in Chinese for acupuncture literally mean needle and fire? Fire here means moxibustion (moxa for short) the burning of the artemesia plant on or above the body and needle moxa, patients’ favorite, in which a compacted ball of moxa is burned on the handle of the needle. This provides a deep heat that patients love – great for boosting the adrenals when done on the low back.
Moxa has been scientifically proven to increase both red and white blood cell count, increase cellular immunity, as well as regulate blood sugar levels, a boon for diabetic patients. This pertains to direct moxa, when a “grain” of moxa is burned directly on the skin.