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Tips to Get Ready for Spring Allergy Season

  1. Cleanse your liver and gallbladder by drinking warm lemon water first thing upon waking up. You can replace lemon with organic apple cider vinegar also. This helps with the liver detox and bile secretion.

lemon water2. Eliminate all phlegm-producing foods–especially dairies (including yogurts), peanuts, citrus, and fried foods as all of these tend to produce massive amount of mucus in the body. Extra phlegm in the lungs and upper respiratory tract will certainly make your allergy a lot worse.

 

 

dairy products3. Cleanse your nostrils with neti-pot daily. During the peak allergy season, do it at least twice a day. Neti pots are an ancient tradition of rinsing nasal passages with salty water. Daily rinsing helps remove mucus and offending allergens so that you can breath better. neti-potWhen using neti pots, make sure that you use either boiled or distilled water (Note: DO NOT USE unboiled tap water). For salt, use non-iodized sea salt, 1/4 teaspoon for 1 cup of water.

 

 

 

4. Take probiotics and digestive enzymes to take care of your small intestine and colon. Chronic digestive disorders like Irritable Bowel, food allergies and sensitivities, and Crohn’s will give rise to phlegm in the digestive tract that can exacerbate the body’s ability to deal with allergies. Also, introduce huge amount of fiber in your diet so that you eliminate regularly.

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5. Augment Your Lung Capacities with Qigong exercises.

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Here is a simple exercise you can do to help your lungs. Sit straight, staying relaxed, breathing evenly. Now cross your legs, exhale, bend forward at the waist as much as possible. It’s best to do this exercise sitting on the floor, however, sitting on a chair is ok too. Using your hands to support yourself, raise your body upright, inhale, then holding your breath for 10 seconds. Exhale while bending forward, then change your leg positions. Sit straight and repeat inhaling and hold your breath for 10 seconds. Repeat this action five times. This exercise not only regulates the qi of the lungs, but helps promote and reinforce the function of the lungs.

6. When your allergy makes you seriously sick, take: Allerplex by Standard process, Antronex by Standard Process (these two are very effective in preventing you from getting major allergy symptoms), Albizia by Mediherb, Jade Screen or Jade Screen with Xanthium by Golden Flowers jade screen(Note: all of these herbs and supplements may not be available unless you ask your practitioner. I am highly suspicious of Standard Process products being sold on Amazon). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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It’s NOT pollens, It’s Your Immune Functions

For sake of discussion, let’s talk about allergic rhinitis, or hay fever–the epitome of the spring allergy– from a western medical perspective. This allergic rhinitis is a classical example of compromised immunity. Basically, the immune system has a immune functionshyper response to a strong pathogen (pollen, an abundance of cat dander, etc) and this causes a rapid physiological changes resulting in itchy eyes and throat, sinus congestion, sneezing, asthma and even diarrhea.  Exposure to an allergen would cause a massive release of IgE antibodies which attach to white blood cells known as mast cells. These cells are mostly located in the lungs and upper respiratory tract, the lining of the stomach and the skin. When these cells are stimulated, they release a number of chemicals including histamine which produce the allergic symptoms.

So you’ve been told that antihistamines are the answers to your allergy symptoms. Well, antihistamines work well in suppressing the symptoms but not the root cause of weak immune functions.

Traditional Chinese medicine, on the other hand, views allergic rhinitis as a reflection of weak and imbalanced energy in our organs, especially the lungs, the spleen, the liver and gallbladder, and the kidneys. If we can augment the energy flows of those organs, our immune functions can dramatically increase. Acupuncture clearly helps to deal with balancing these organs. Chinese herbs and some nutritional supplements can be of tremendous help also. But you want to do more, get really ready for the brutal allergy attacks, don’t you?

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Get Prepared, Spring Allergy Season Is Here Already!

Two weeks ago early in the morning, when I opened the sliding door of my kitchen, I clearly smelled a peculiar scent of tree pollens. Since I’ve suffered from spring allergy for so long, I am well aware of this particular scent. Even though all the trees still appeared to be same as few months ago with their dry, naked, and brownish bodies, I can assure you that trees and plants are ready to germinate and pollinate by now. how-to-prepare-for-spring-allergies-1073x715The spring allergy season can start rolling as early as February, so it isn’t too early to start preparing for the allergy season. If you wait until allergy season hits, pollens will be everywhere, symptoms can hit you really hard. Here are a few things I personally have undertaken for years to get ahead of the curve of the spring allergy.

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How to Do Long Breathing Exercises

Basically, you need to inhale through the nose for three seconds, and then exhale aggressively through the mouth for seven seconds, while using the whole body to push out all the air. The two ways proposed by Miki Ryosuke are:

  1. Place one foot in front of your body while placing 90% of your body weight on your back foot. Once you’re in position, breath in for 3 seconds while lifting your arms above your head. Then exhale forcefully to release all the air while contracting all the muscles of your body for 7 seconds, while lowering your arms to your sides.
  2. The second method requires you to stand up straight and tighten the buttocks. Place one hand on your abdomen and another on your lower back. Breath in for 3 seconds, then exhale for 7 seconds while contracting the lower abdomen as strongly as your can.

He proposed 2-10 minutes of these exercises twice a day. Even though his youtube demonstration is only in Japanese, it’s not difficult to understand what he’s trying to say.

The above postures are good for those who suffer from lower back pain. An alternative way to do breathing exercises is that you can stand straight with your legs apart about a hip distance with your knees slightly bent. Inhale for three seconds with your nose, pause for two seconds, then exhale through the mouth forcefully (yes, you can make all kinds of strange sounds). After all the air is completely emptied out, squeeze your core by contracting the muscles around the anus powerfully. The squeezing process can last for 5-7 seconds (personal note: I count from one to 20 while squeezing).

You can incorporate the upper and lower body toning with breathing exercises. For the upper body, while you are squeezing the core, flex your arms to tone the deltoids, or stretch your arms backward to strengthen the triceps while making a fist. If you have chronic shoulder pain, raise both shoulders to the ears, then push the shoulders back while contracting the front and back of the upper arms. You can also strengthen the thigh muscles by leaning onto one leg for few seconds, then change to another leg. As you practice, you will naturally know which area of your body needs stretching, flexing, or squeezing, whether it is your neck, your sides, your shoulder, or your ankles.

Long exhalation by emptying out all the air may be the smartest and most effective way of detoxing our bodies. Your lungs become clear, your blood vessels are filled with fresh oxygen, and our metabolism will increase. When you squeeze the core, your spine naturally becomes straight, your small and large intestines are massaged, and toxins stuck in between the muscles and the organs are being pushed out. You can do these breathing exercises while driving, sitting in offices, or standing in a line at grocery stores. No one will notice what you’re doing (unless you make strange exhalation sounds) while you are burning away unnecessary fat and toning your muscles.

A patient who followed this exercise regimen reported that she lost 5 pounds and two inches around the waist in a week, with no diet change. I am extremely interested in hearing some real experience-based stories. if you are really serious of weight loss, please call the office so that we can set up an effective strategy.

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Oxygen is the Key in Burning Fat

miki ryosukeThe picture illustrated here is a Japanese actor, Miki Ryosuke who invented a famous exercise program called “Long Breathing Diet.” After suffering from lower back pain for years, he started doing breathing exercises recommended by his doctor. After a few weeks, he discovered that not only his lower back pain diminished, his weight went down rapidly. In 50 days, he lost a whopping 28 pounds and 5 inches around his waist line. He fine-tuned these techniques to maximize the fat burning process, while toning the entire body.

Similar exercise programs based on breathing such as Oxycise have been around in the US for some time. All of these breathing exercises rely on the one principle– Oxygen is the key to burn fat, not humping and pumping. Since fat is made up of oxygen, carbon dioxide and water, when the oxygen we breathe reaches the fat molecules, it breaks them down into carbon dioxide and water. The carbon dioxide–the waste product of the bodies– is then picked up by the blood stream which returns to to the lungs to be exhaled. Therefore, the more oxygen our bodies use, the more fat will be burned. Long breathing exercises are especially helpful in burning stomach fat. 

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How to Receive Divine Healing Energy

To receive the “heilstrom” (the divine healing energy), the only thing you must do is to “tune in”. Groening suggested that, you need to “tune in” at least once or twice per day. There are two parts to this “tuning in”: the position of your body and your mindset.

1.The position of the body

hands-upward-178x300Sit with both feet flat on the floor, a comfortable distance apart. Place the backs of your hands on your thighs so that the palms face upwards and the hands do not touch each other; and your arms (and legs) are not crossed. Your spine is straight (if possible) but relaxed.

If you can’t sit in this position, you can lie down on the floor or stand straight. Many handicapped people were reported to be held by others also. A far more important factor is your mindset.

 

2. Your Mindset

You need a specific mindset to receive the divine healing energy.

  1. You must believe that healing is possible (for whatever the problems you are dealing with).
  2. A strong and firm intention to heal (again for whatever the issues you have–physical, emotional, mental, spiritual or any other personal stuff too).
  3. An open and receiving mindset–believe that “ask and it will be given.”
  4. Observe–the healing energy enters into you through the top of the head, the bottom of the feet, through your fingertips, practically anywhere in your body. Observe any unusual sensations or feelings. If you don’t experience anything unusual, that’s fine too.
  5. Ignore all negative thoughts or feelings; focus on positive and beautiful aspects.

Usually, Bruno Groening circle of friends groups play background music when they meditate together. Some of the most popular music they play are available on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTUhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOJ25vu6vTU.

When the actual healing occurs, some people may experience a temporary setback such as intense headaches, nausea, or even skin eruptions. These are considered to be Herxheimer syndromes that occur during intense purging processes, so don’t worry about it.

What inspired me the most was the story of a lady who was born deaf. After practicing this particular program for six months, she was able to hear in one of her ears, then after three months, the other ear “popped.” Extensive medical evaluations and tests confirmed that her hearing became “normal.” I believe this happened in late 1980s in Germany.

It really doesn’t take much to receive the divine healing energy. 5 minutes twice a day with a clear intent to heal with an open mind is all it takes. This program certainly helps me in feeling more grounded, peaceful, and energetic. Please let me know what your experiences are with this wonderful program. If you want to attend Bruno Groening meetings in New Jersey, let me know. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What is Bruno Groening Healing?

Before I get to what Bruno Groening method is, let me explain why I think this particular program will do a wondrous work for anxiety patients. I personally believe the deepest root of anxiety and other psychological orders are spiritual in nature. Many anxiety patients fail to see that they are connected with the benevolent force of life processes. Since they tend to amplify hostile, cold, and unresponsive elements, they often feel bewildered in dealing with a seemingly gigantic negative energy field. Bruno Groening method will certainly assist anxiety-prone folks, as well as any other human beings, in shifting their focus from the negativity to the positive.  

Who is Bruno Groening?

BgroeninggemBruno Groening (1906 – 1959) was a German mystic who advocated “faith healing” in the 1940s and 1950s. He never received any formal medical training. He did not diagnose or treat anyone, yet thousands of people were cured “miraculously,” simply following his teachings. It was sort of like how Jesus healed people–blind could see, crippled could walk, deaf could hear. It sounds like a fairy tale, however there are innumerable medically proven records to verify complete healing.

The core of his teachings can be summarized in two sentences: 1. Health is the natural state of being of all living beings; 2. Any illnesses, including psychological ones, can be overcome once people start opening themselves to the “divine healing force” which he called “Heilstrom”–translated as “healing waves” or “healing energy.

According to Groening, human beings are like batteries that tend to use up the energy.  To maintain health, one needs to be recharged by the “divine healing energy” that is available to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. He said that when one “tunes in” to this divine healing energy regularly and consistently, healing can occur spontaneously.

Even to this date, a significant number of miracle healing is occurring thru Bruno Groening programs. In almost all countries in the world, there are “free” Bruno Groening “circle of friends” programs available. You can check https://www.bruno-groening.org/en to find out whether the program is available in your geographic location.

If you can’t attend their meetings, that’s OK too. Just follow the steps listed in the following article.