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Acupuncture and Polyvagal Theory

Treatment strategies There are a variety of Chinese medicine treatment strategies that can be applied to help patients shift from a dorsal vagal state of shutdown to a calm, socially engaged state,as follows: If the Kindey qi becomes injured due to sudden or prolonged fear, the water element can be strengthened via its mother,metal.Fuliu KID-7(aptly…
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Chinese medicine and Polyvagal theory

Polyvagal theory was first presented by Dr.Stephen Porges in 1994. He described three branches of the autonomic nervous system: the sympathetic branch and the ventral vagal and dorsal vagal branches of parasympathetic nervous syatem. Most of us are familiar with the sympathetic versus parasympathetic aspects of the nervous system.Dr.Porges delineates two types of vagus circuit…
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Constitution and longevity-the evidence

These observations on the influence of constitution on health and longevity date back at least two thousand years. But is there any evidence that they are correct? Effect of parental longevity on offspring longevity The first thing to be done is, some years before birth...to advertise for a couple of parents both belonging to long-lived…
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Constitutional strength-a throw of the dice?

Life spring from sorrow and calamity, and death from ease and pleasure. Mencius(Mengzi), 372-289 BCE One disease gives you a long life, no disease a short life. Chinese proverb I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott, 1832-1888 The majority of people have an averge…
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