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Strange Virus Infects Media and Science with Regina Meredith and Zeus Yiamouyiannis

Source: Regina Meredith

Regina Meredith and her husband Zeus discuss a myriad of pertaining to COVID-19 and the vaccines, including alternative treatments.

PARTIAL TRANSCRIPT:

Regina Meredith: Hi everybody. A lot has happened since Zeus and I did our last COVID update, which had to do with our own personal experience and all the practical things we used to get through it – most of which we spoke about in that show. But since then, a lot of things have happened both in terms of new research coming out, in terms of the delta variant spiking even further around the world, and also politically.  And I think that’s probably what’s most disturbing to me. So we’re going to cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. So hang on to your hats, let’s go to Zeus. Hi Zeus.

Zeus Yiamouyiannis: Hello

Regina: So a lot of people got a lot out of our last interview. We received a ton of comments because nobody had just explained kind of the nuts and bolts on the ground what the options are with COVID very well.  And people seem to resonate with that. So I first want to start by saying to everybody:  I’m really upset. A friend of mine died yesterday. Christy died from COVID and she was in the camp that believed COVID didn’t exist – even though she was short of breath. SHe was getting dizzy, wasn’t feeling well for days, and a mutual friend said to her: go get tested; go to the hospital; do something; you probably have COVID. She refused and and literally keeled over dead in the back of her brother’s car.
Now I literally chewed her out after she was out of her body, because this was unnecessary. And this political discussion has to end. The fact is that the spike protein is very real. And I’m going to just share a little bit more about putting this whole thing to rest.
These bioweapons are nasty and they’re in our bodies. Whether you’re getting a vaccination that’s in your body or whether you’ve gotten COVID naturally as we did, it’s in your body. It’s going to be in most of our bodies around this planet. So Zeus I’m going to read a little something that has to do with this lab theory thing in a recent article that came out, before we really start diving into the current science of it. Is that okay with you?

Zeus: Sure

Regina: Okay. So this was from about a week ago – there was an article that came out. The primary scientists that swayed the public away from the notion this could have been a man-made, lab-leaked virus or spike protein, their emails were intercepted. So we’re talking about the main cast of characters including one of the key characters that was working at University of North Carolina, which we talked about before, Chapel Hill. This is where they were doing the gain of function research. So this is what it said:
Discussions between scientists Shan-Lu Liu and Linda Saif, both of Ohio State University, Susan Weiss of the University of Pennsylvania and Lishan Su, who at the time was employed by the University of North Carolina.
On Feb. 21, Weiss wrote to Liu: “I find it hard to imagine how that sequence got into the spike of a lineage b betacoronavirus- not seen in SARS or any of the bat viruses.”

Liu wrote back: “I completely agree with you, but rumor says that furin site may be engineered…”

Weiss replied: “For me the only significance of this furin site is as a marker for where the virus came from- frightening to think it may have been engineered.”
It was much more damning, I just couldn’t read the whole thing. (Read the full article HERE)

The bottom line of that article was they indicated in their emails that yes they did have to consider this was a lab-created virus. And these are the ones that convinced the whole world it wasn’t. So let’s just put that to bed.

I think we can all agree now the spike protein is not made in nature. It is a bioweapon and it was made to hurt people:  to spread quickly, to go deeply, and cause damage to the human body.
So with that Zeus, we’re back on together now. We need to speak about this. There are so many places to go from here, but one of them is let’s dig down into the research of what’s actually happening by way of the spike protein being inserted into us via vaccines. We’re also getting it naturally. Let’s just go ahead and talk about that for a moment.

Zeus: Let me just do a very short history of this, because even the Spanish Flu, which killed maybe 60 million people, 40 to 60 million people. Both the so-called swine flu and the epidemic that happened right after, the H1N1 epidemic in Russia and China, were all related to the military. They first broke out within soldiers. In every single one of them, there was a very simple relationship to bio weaponry. And it simply was this: if you save a virus out for a good 50 years, only the older people will have immunization to that. Right? Because it will have mutated through the decades.
And then if you re-inflict that original virus onto young population, young soldiers, they can get sick. Right? And that’s what happened with the Spanish Flu. It just coursed through young populations. Now they didn’t have the sophistication we have now. But they had enough knowledge to know that viruses mutated over time and that people lose immunity to the ones that are decades and decades old. If it’s 40 or more years old, it can lose it.
What they found with the Swine flu and the H1N1 that came from China and Russia, both of those connected by the way to the military, was that it was an older version. Right? That it could not have naturally progressed along that line, and so there was deliberate bio weaponry implications for that.

Regina: Right.

Zeus: Now we’ve changed the game because now we can make newer versions or purposely use genetic engineering to take all the worst parts. This is what gain of function research is: you basically take all the worst parts of viruses, you splice them together genetically to create a virus in this case that can be transmitted very easily through respiration, can get into your blood, and into your veins, and into your circulatory system – and gain a foothold there. And then another insertion, an HIV-like insertion, that allows for greater attachment and splitting the furin cleavage site you’re talking about into the cell.
So now we’ve gone from the old way of doing bio-weaponry, which is just to hold something out of circulation until immunization moves past it and then re-inject it back into in the population to kill off mainly soldiers and young people, to one now that has these specialized engineering splicings that go forward. Now the U.S. government has admitted that this was done in Wuhan in conjunction with the Chinese military.

Regina: And we did a report on that several months ago as a matter of fact. I don’t think that’s even up for debate anymore. Zeus: Right.

Regina: The stage has changed a little bit

Zeus: I think that’s what’s different about this is with gain of function research we’re now outstripping evolution. Right? We can’t go back to a form of virus, look at what vaccines and what kind of ways we had of dealing with that and maybe use that knowledge, and bring it forward. Now we’re actually catapulting things into the future, creating bugs that would never have arisen in nature.

Regina: That’s why I really wanted to bring this up. This isn’t something that arises in nature. And it’s not something that can be fixed the way we’re trying to fix it. And so the debate, which is another thing that really ticked me off, which is why we put this together quickly to do this today (I was going to do a whole different interview), is because Bill de Blasio, the mayor of New York City, came out today and said that public employees um have to have the vaccine he eliminated the option to get COVID testing. Now this has been floated in California as well, where you either have to get testing every week, COVID testing every other week or every week, or you have to get the vaccine. And I think in Indiana, it’s mandatory now in Indiana. So now we’re reaching that kind of horrific place we hoped we would never end up, because as you have well stated Zeus, the debate is not between the vaccinated and unvaccinated, the debate and the purpose of this report is between the immune and those who are not immune. That’s a big difference. And it’s a much more complex story than what you’re being foisted by the media.By the way, Donald Trump apparently was booed at a rally in the South because he was telling people to go out and get their vaccine. So strange bedfellows all the way around. Who’s controlling this narrative, right?

Zeus: Right. And I would add to that it’s not a left or right divide.

Regina: Right.

Zeus: There has been, as you mentioned with Christie, who was more on that sort of right side of things, and politically at least aligned, thinking it was all just a hoax. On that side, I think that the major problem is ignorance, in the sense that not respecting this seriously enough to recognize despite what choice you make, taking steps to protect yourself and realize it’s real. And on the neoliberal side, fear and anxiety, which by the way is the second highest risk factor for this virus. Literally it’s just a couple hundredths below obesity and diabetes is fear and anxiety.

Regina: And we did talk about that in our last report on the delta variant.

Zeus: We did. But that one is driven by fear. And they’re using that fear and trauma to drive people to vaccines, much like, you know, the silly thing where the shoe bomber drove us to take all of our shoes off to give us some feeling that we’ll have safety, which has no real relationship to our actual safety. And vaccines actually have the potential, especially in certain populations, to have greater risk – especially young populations – than lesser risk. Now that could be the opposite when you get back into older populations, and we’ve talked about that too.  We’ve had a very measured approach here. We haven’t been anti-vaxx or pro-vax. We’ve been pro, not only immune versus non-immune but pro-maximizing your benefit versus the risk.

Regina: Absolutely and that’s left to each one of us to have to do our own research to intuit how our bodies are functioning, our state of health, so we can make a proper decision. And the science is being eliminated. Now I want to say one person that stood up and said the problem here is nobody’s actually reading the science was a fellow named Dr Dan Stock, who I’m also going to be talking with. And many of you know his video that went viral in Indiana talking to one of the regional school boards. And he stood up and said you’re not being told the truth. And it’s up to you to protect our children, to do the actual research, and he gave some. And we’re going to talk to him about a lot of this in another interview following this. So it’s really important to understand that people who are in high positions of authority are not following the science. And that’s what has me so upset here. So Zeus. Let’s go to natural immunity. Let’s go to the 17-year back SARS epidemic, and what happened when the blood analysis came in after their blood, 17 years later, was exposed to COVID. And start talking about natural immunity from people previously infected. And then we’re going to go to immunity with vaccines and then we’re going to go to the most vulnerable groups and look at the best way for each of us to approach this.

Zeus: Right. If we had the best of all worlds, we’d be protected from the initial infection. T-cell immunity provides an initial, oftentimes if you’ve had something similar to that in the past, a coronavirus (even colds are coronaviruses) that SARS-1 coronavirus has been shown 17 years later to give some memory, t-cell memory immunity to SARS-CoV-2 – the one that  underlies COVID19. In your natural or innate immune system, your body uses a much more comprehensive approach. The first-line defense that prevents the viral replication from happening in the first place and a whole kind of comprehensive system there. And then an antibody IGG /  IGA antibody defense mechanism that helps to clean up if those viral replication really begins to hit. It turns out I think, it’s like 20 percent of people, a decent number of people who were exposed to SARS-CoV-2, the COVID19 one, didn’t have an IGG or antibody response. It doesn’t mean that they have an inept immune system. It means they actually have a very much better one; they have a one that is so good at fielding it from the outset it’s really preventing the virus from replicating that much. Now they had enough virus in there to be tested positive on these PCRs, okay?

Regina: But not enough to kick in a full antibody response. At some point we’ll be looking at that – your IGG antibody levels that can be read for anybody that’s already been infected with with a COVID is one metric of analysis for what your natural immunity is doing. But that can go away over time. But it doesn’t mean your immunity has gone away because you just talked about the t-cell response. So let’s go into that just a little deeper Zeus.

Zeus: Yeah the t-cell response. I read some articles claiming that vaccines can help to evoke some degree of immune or t-cell response depending on the virus. And that’s a really, really critical factor depending on the virus. Vaccines themselves have been a lot more slippery. It looks to me like vaccines have presented significantly more risks in that. I wouldn’t say significantly in some cases presented more risks. Now dengue, by the way, people who’ve gotten dengue end up having cross-immunity significantly, statistically significant cross immunity for SARS-CoV-2. And this was surprising to them because it was a different family of viruses, which only reinforces the notion that natural immunity is a lot more comprehensive as well as a lot more long-lasting than we thought. With vaccines, it’s much more like trying to hit a target. If that target either moves because the virus mutates, right, or you’re a little bit off, you miss it. Natural immunity is more like hitting the broad side of a barn.

Regina: Okay, all right. So let’s go back to the study where they took a very very large sampling, thousands of people that had the original SARS 17 years ago and then they took some blood (drew blood) and exposed their blood to the new virus, the COVID-19. And what were the findings on that? Because this is an 80 percent match genetically to the original virus – 80%. Now just to put that in perspective, the delta variant is 99.7 percent the same as the original COVID we got two years ago, right? A year and a half two years ago. Very, very tiny variant. The variant is a very tiny variant.

Zeus: Well… when it comes to a natural or comprehensive approach it’s not nearly as significant

Regina: Yeah.

Zeus: The one part that’s changing then, all of a sudden I like I said, that target’s beginning to move. And you may be hitting at a previous target that’s no longer there.

Regina: So this experiment, that one we’re talking about, what were the findings on that?

Zeus: There was significant, significant cross-immunity. I mean a statistically significant cross-immunity SARS-CoV-2. Not only SARS-CoV-1 but a whole host of coronaviruses. Some people have never been exposed to SARS-CoV-1, and 20 to 50 percent of those people have cross-immunity or cross-reactivity with regard to SARS-CoV-2 – the one that underlies COVID-19. So it wasn’t that long ago where even the biggest experts and the consensus was that there was no memory at all within our innate immune system. And now we’re finding not only is the memory there, all right because I was looking and I was looking online, but I was also looking in textbooks they’re like no memory or very limited memory. And now that consensus has changed because the science has shown with greater accuracy and being able to pinpoint that in fact, the natural immunity does have significant memory and this is just one example of that. So I use this in two cases: one to show that natural immunity has certain benefits that are not being seen because it’s much more comprehensive and integrated. It’s a lot easier to study a very targeted thing, but also to challenge the notion of scientific consensus – especially when that consensus is captured by industry for purposes of profits. You do not make a profit off of natural immunity. You do not make profits off of healthy people. This may seem like a truism, but if you are a company wanting to make a profit off the pharmaceuticals, you need the problem to exist for you to make your profit.

Regina: Well this has gone so far Zeus and you and I both read this article the same day a couple of weeks ago. It was so upsetting where the FDA made an announcement to the public suggesting that they do not get an antibody test. I thought wait a minute, if you want to find out if you have immunity you would want to have an immunity test. You’d want to have particularly the IGG longer immunity test and to see that you are producing those antibodies. And I thought why would they do that? Why would they tell us to remain ignorant about our own immune status? That is very worrying to me because one of a couple of things is happening: either they don’t want people to know they are immune and thus do not need these shots and boosters in that case; or if they have had COVID 19 vaccinations, they might find that the immunity is wearing off – because they are finding it seems to be waning and not particularly effective against the Delta variant in terms of spread and minor infections. So the Delta doesn’t seem to be as deadly in terms of the death rate and all of that, but especially young people.

Zeus: But it is becoming more deadly to people with vaccines.

Regina: That is correct because you have a viral overload.

Zeus: I want to make be measured about this because I don’t want this video to be challenged scientifically. It still looks like people who are unvaccinated are the ones getting hit the worst overall, okay? Now it does appear that people who are exposed to the COVID-19 virus and recover from it are in better shape – longer-lasting immunity (now nine months and counting) versus the immunity from the Pfizer vaccine that is diminishing after six months. In terms of hospitalization and being reinfected, you know very very low on that. Hospitalizations – still better than unvaccinated. Unexposed people so far but that number is going up.

Regina: Right.

Zeus: The hospitalized vaccinated people is going up amid the Delta variant. The delta variant has put a real challenge because the original vaccines were targeted toward a spike protein. Again that spike protein is mutating and these new vaccines aren’t as capable of that. When you have natural immunity you’re not just targeting the spike protein, you’re targeting not only the whole protein itself, the whole virus itself, but you’re having all these cross-references from all this cross-immunity from similar viruses, rightm also inputting into your immune response. So you have a more comprehensive or integrated approach.
Regina: I hope you’re enjoying this video because if you are there are dozens more like it on my site – all supported by people like you. So if you’d like to keep this work rolling in and join our community, just click on the Patreon button at reginameredith.com. That also gives you access to insider commentary, my live book club, and other live events with special guests. So join in. Thanks. So Zeus, let’s go to what’s actually happening, and well, for example, since we last talked the Barnstable, Massachusetts study came out. That was kind of leaked out through the CDC, which essentially showed that 75% of the people getting COVID were double vaccinated, fully vaccinated people. And of the hospitalizations of which there weren’t that many, 80% of them were vaccinated people. Tiny study, but it was significant to look at trends.

Zeus:  It was from the CDC itself – it’s from the CDC webpage. This is not some kind of alternative thing. It was an actual study and data from the CDC on a CDC web page. It wasn’t what they wanted to have out there, but they had to release it after a leaked slide show.

Regina: What we’re working our way toward is saying look: every one of us is in this together: unvaccinated, and those who are vaccinated, and those who have already had COVID. All these groups are all in this together. We need to look at how we’re going to contend with it as a species, and that is our interest. But we need to lay the foundation for it. So let’s look at what happened in Israel okay? Go ahead and give the stats on Israel.

Zeus: Well in Israel, they had a study within the last month or so – maybe month and a half – which showed… Israel is a great test case because it’s in a developed country, has very very rigorous statistics, and does studies and testing for its population. Almost all of their population took the Pfizer shot. So you had that consistency. 80 to 85 percent of them, I believe, of the adult population anyway had that vaccine. So they were at a level where they should have reached hurd immunity if the vaccine was effective. And then along comes this Delta variant okay. But even before the delta variant – the Delta variant just accentuated everything. What they found was that the efficacy of this Pfizer vaccine was reduced significantly. It went from 94% at the beginning and it went all the way down to 39% in this particular study. What’s more interesting is the people who got it (the vaccine) initially in January, the first one’s getting, it it went down to 16%. That’s 16 percent. So if you look at month by month, the longer you went from your actual vaccination to the present day it went from 16%, something like up in 30 or 40 percent, and it got up to like 75. But those who were once you know very close by had been vaccinated. What this shows us is that it will provoke a response, and if you’re older with underlying conditions, that initial response may be enough to aid your rather weathered innate immune system to deal with the symptoms and to deal with the challenge of this – what we think as a bioengineered virus. So there’s some case to be made for there, but it’s not a long-term case and certainly, for young people, there’s not a case because their risk is so low. And the possible complications and side effects are significant enough to make a different calculation there.

Regina: And I think what’s disturbing here is that Pfizer itself said these are not as efficacious as we thought they would be. It appears that it’s going to be beneficial for you all to have yet a third dose of this. So they’re stating this is not working as we expected and the FDA said good, we’ll approve it. And I think that’s happening what today, tomorrow?

Zeus: They were initially going to approve it for people that were immunocompromised and people with underlying conditions that were older. And now they’re just trying to get blanket approval across the board.

Regina: I think the FDA is set to approve it this week, but the point is even Pfizer says this isn’t working. The Israeli statistics show it isn’t working. And then talk about the U.S. statistics. I’m not saying not working at all. It’s not working in the way they originally had thought it might work, which was to stop transmission and create stability in the population of the spread. That part’s not working at all.

Zeus: It’s not working at all. The Barnstable County study, this happened in July, early to mid July, and was reported in late July – so this is very very recent. It showed that again 75% of the people were double vaccinated, four out of the five people that were hospitalized were double vaccinated. And here’s an interesting story too: over 50% of those people who were double vaccinated were symptomatic. So it wasn’t even producing symptoms. So now they’ve changed the ball – the whole game. They were selling it as protecting you from getting infected. First of all, you can’t with respiratory viruses. Dr Stock will show you that that’s not really possible, okay? You will be exposed to it it’s just gets out there. Then they said it was going to protect you from passing it on. We challenged that way back when and I said there’s no study showing that to be the case. Turns out it doesn’t neither of those things.

Regina: Well in fact, in the U.S. isn’t the statistic also similar: down to 42 percent efficacy?

Zeus: The 42% was again through The Defender, which is RFK Junior’s site: The Children’s Health Defense. Now it’s very scientifically valid, but it’s oftentimes labeled as anti-vax. So take that for what it is. But usually science doesn’t get addressed that much just as with the FLCCC because the science is good. This 42% again – Pfizer, Moderna (Pfizer more so), the Pfizer vaccine is the one here in the United States that very much mirrors Israel. Israel is 39%, the United States is 42%. What was interesting about the Israel data is that only one percent of the new cases where people had, I guess you would say been exposed or tested positive for COVID-19 or for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, 40% of those people were ones that were vaccinated. So what we’re finding is that as this complex disease develops, because COVID-19 is springing out of a whole bunch of variations and mutations, we are seeing advocacy of vaccines dropping, the longevity of the effectiveness of those vaccines beginning to drop as well. You can still make the argument it’s better than not being vaccinated, but it’s very hard to make the argument that it’s better than natural immunity. The question then becomes will gaining that natural immunity which requires natural exposure – will that be too much of a risk for you?

Regina: Right and that is that is the question.

Zeus: It’s a personal choice and the problem with the personal choice now is that it’s being eliminated. Not only are they’re not even allowing you to be tested, and here’s the thing that drives you and me crazy: there’s no immune passport and recognition that natural immunity by and large is superior, longer lasting, and should be given actually more weight.

Regina: And what’s upsetting is this isn’t even being brought up in any media that we’re seeing. We’re seeing virtually nothing that says “wait a minute – shouldn’t we be looking at immunity; isn’t that the point here?” Very logical, very simple, very direct – tests can be done. They’re right there – antibody tests are available to anybody and are being completely being ignored in the media. Well we don’t have to look too far at that. All we have to do a look at the fact that Pfizer had already what racked up about 33 billion and they said by the time they get through the end of this year and the boosters we’re talking profit, we’re talking about income of 45 billion dollars off this vaccine.

Zeus: It’s the most expensive, highest grossing, highest profit drug ever made.

Regina: So that’s your story. I mean that’s really at the heart of the story.

Zeus: I want to liken it to the war in Iraq. Because what ends up happening, as with these drug companies, the more sick people have and the more your vaccine actually doesn’t succeed – just like if you don’t succeed in winning a war and it just drags on forever – that produces this guaranteed locked-in profit source.

Regina: Absolutely.

Zeus: So, there’s no real incentive to create a successful vaccine, even if you could, because if you did – bam. What now are you going to use it for? You have to move on, you have to do more research and development, more expense, whereas these you make little tweaks. And each little tweak becomes a newly patented one.

Regina: It was newly approved in spite of certain issues, major issues.

Zeus: This is where I find the most criminal thing that has happened. News media is to blame for it, social media is to blame for it, big science, big pharma is to blame for it. There is yet to be, a year and a half later, a single recommendation for at-home therapy when you have actually contracted COVID19. It’s almost like the subtext is tisk tisk, you should have gotten a vaccine. What they gave to president Trump back in October of 2020 were the very things that big media is going against and calling pseudoscience now. They gave him zinc. They gave him aspirin. They gave him Vitamin D. All of these had already had research showing they had significant reductions in mortality and symptomology. They gave him melatonin. They also gave him stuff we can’t have: like Monoclonal Antibodies from Regeneron. And they gave him Remdesivir which we now know doesn’t work and is no longer recommended by the WHO because it doesn’t work. They gave him dexamethasone. And who was at the front line of that? FLCCC’s Pierre Kory – the one that you mentioned – and they were trying to shout him down. And now we know that that stuff works. And they also gave the thing in pepsin, pepcid, which you know has some degree of efficacy. And still to this day they will not admit that these alternative therapies, especially when you’ve gotten it and there really is nothing else. You can’t get an immunization or shot against something you already have. They still won’t do it. If anyone comes at you and goes follow the science, I’m seeing this thing on Facebook, it’s horrible. It says I got vaccine, why haven’t you you f*ing f**er. You know, it’s like they’re basically saying you’re an idiot and using this the f word. And I said look, the Lancet magazine, one of the foremost medical journals in the entire world, published a study so-called debunking hydroxychloroquine. And it turns out it was a complete and utter fraud. Lancet had to retract it with a mild mea culpa. Nobody said look at these anti-science people trying to debunk hydrochloroquine. No! There was no consequence and no mention of it in the media. Okay? These people were wrong, they were wrong and yet there was no consequence for it.

Regina: But in my opinion Zeus, as you said it earlier, it almost constitutes a criminal conspiracy to publicly withhold information that the very things that can help you either not develop symptoms, or once you develop symptoms manage them, and even once you have COVID manage COVID to to completion, as we did, back to good health. That’s a conspiracy to keep that information away from the public – almost across the board. I’m really depressed over this because of the disinformation that is confusing more and more people and to now think considering a third shot.

Zeus: Right and what we saw with Dr. Huff is that these – we have to understand about the vaccine is that there’s a nanoscience to it, which we have not tested, that slips it easily into your cells. The vaccine is slipping these very, very, some people would say deadly, but certainly cytotoxic spike proteins into your cells. And it’s tricking your body into producing more of them. According to his research, these things then get stuck on the inside of the capillaries, your circulatory system. And we already have something called VITT (vaccine-induced immune thrombotic thrombocytopenia) or something like that, which basically is vaccine-induced clotting. Now they saying that it’s happening to just a few people. So we’ll take that under advisement.  But what this doctor said was that yes those are the major clots, the ones that can be recognized, but they could conceivably also create micro clotting,

Regina: Okay Zeus, now I don’t remember the doctor’s name because I’m terrible with names, but I’m sure you do. It’s a long show we listened to recently, and he was talking about the fact that when they examined the blood of people, and this includes people vaccinated, what they were finding was that there were these micro clots. You mentioned the big clots earlier, but there were these micro clots going on. Let’s talk about that for just a moment before we start going into solutions.

Zeus: The doctor’s name is Dr. Charles Hoffe, a family physician from British Columbia. His basic thing that he was talking about is even though these larger blood clots are rare among people who’ve taken various vaccines, in his practice 62 percent of the people who have been vaccinated have microscopic blood clots, as determined by D-Dimer tests, which measure risk and measure possible morbidity or untoward effects that were happening on much more the micro level, at the capillary level. Again that’s according to him, in his clinical practice.

Regina: And what were the repercussions of that? What would be the repercussions if that is more largely involved than we understand at this point?

Zeus: Well the repercussions are that you could begin to develop cardiopulmonary problems, as you did Regina in our other video. You showed your oxygen efficiency is going way down, your heart rate is going up. And (with the micro-clots caused by the vaccine), you’re creating, if this doctor’s explanation is correct, you’re creating sticky points that create clotting on the inside of your veins. It could be a little like the plaque that happens in cardiovascular disease, the fatty plaque.

Regina: It’s a different kind of what would be the effect of plaque buildup potentially.

Zeus: Yes.

Regina: It is showing in some people, but it’s still early on. So this takes time.

Zeus: Right but just like with the plaque, there are important steps to take with this because there are ways and therapies that can help deal with the plaque. They’re called fibrolytics – they break up this kind of horny spike proteins that may be sticking to your capillary cell walls, in the inside of your blood vessels. So that again is where we need to begin to focus on, because whether they come from vaccines or from the natural exposure to the disease, we need actual therapies that will allow for greater healing – much along the lines of Dr Bruce Patterson who’s doing COVIDlonghaulers.com and finding out all the ways we can bring together to help people get over long-haul COVID. Whether or not it may be vaccine-induced or vaccine-related, it may be the natural one, but again we know now that there is never gonna be any hurd immunity here. So we have to focus on therapy. So Regina, take it away because you’ve had personal experience with it.

Regina: Okay so I have show and tell going on. First of all, this is not to be construed as medical advice. I’m just showing some of the products we bought and what our doctors recommended to us. And again, these are the lumbrokinase, which are the anti-fibrin products. This is the one we’ve been taking no one can pronounce: Bolouke. However, you want to say it. So there it is. You get it on Amazon and other places. And here’s a Doctor’s Best version. This costs half as much as this (Bolouke), but I know this one (Bolouke) has really strict quality control and clinical studies. So we have a bottle of each. Okay? So when I actually had the worst of the symptoms, I was told by a doctor I greatly respect to bump it up to six a day. And then for maintenance, the doctors take two, they themselves take two a day. I’m still taking two a day because we don’t know how this is going to react in the body long term. Zeus if you want to tell your own point of view on this particular thing because whether we’ve had vaccines or COVID, we have the spike protein in the body and we do have to start dealing with the potential of any kind of micro or macro clotting going on. So i’ll toss it over to you.

Zeus: Well with regard to safety on these or what’s the question?

Regina: These are natural supplements.  Now my sister was in cardiac care her entire life and she looked at the label because she’s not into alternatives. She said oh this is very similar to a pharmaceutical that we give our heart patients anyway. So this is a technology that is recognized in general. This just happens to be the over-the-counter natural version of it. This particular one is produced by silkworms.

Zeus: Right I mean fibrolytics basically are those things that in this case naturally because it’s naturally derived go through and lumbrokinase anything that ends in ase is an enzyme.

Regina: Yes.

Zeus: And enzymes have specific functions and if you’re a lytic enzyme right. Lytic means basically lysis right – which means splitting. Right? So what it’s doing is it’s splitting up proteins or it’s splitting up material. And in this case it’s going to be splitting up that kind of clotting; it’s going to be splitting up those fibrous formations in your body that in this case are maladaptive. Right? That go against your health. Your body is being basically tricked. That’s the most condemning thing about COVID-19. It is tricking your body into doing a whole bunch of things that don’t serve its own health, but that at least in the short term serves the virus. And it’s even getting into immune cells by the way and then messing up their ability to recognize. So these therapies come in to clean up a lot of the effects of the original virus and COVID. People, again I have to stress this: the deadly effects of this don’t come from the initial virus. That lasts for about a week. The deadly effects come from the after-effects of dysregulating the immune system and creating these things like these build up on the inside and this clotting and cytokine storms and inflammation. That’s what’s been deadly you know. So that’s why therapies are so important – therapy like this….




Why the FDA is Attacking NAC Supplements?

By Alliance for Natural Health

N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) has been on the market as a supplement for decades—why is the FDA attacking it now?

A few weeks ago, we told you about the FDA’s recent actions threatening NAC supplements—products that the FDA has allowed on the market for decades.

The question is, why now, after all these years, is the FDA doing this?

Digging a bit deeper, it seems obvious that the FDA is clearing the market of affordable NAC supplements in an effort to eliminate competition for NAC drugs that could be coming to market in the next few years.

If our suspicions are correct, this would be another outrageous example of the FDA doing Big Pharma’s dirty work.

To briefly recap how we got here: In a slew of warning letters sent last year, the FDA targeted a number of supplement companies marketing “unapproved” cures for hangovers—which the agency absurdly considers to be a “disease.”

Some of these products contain NAC. In the letters to those companies, the FDA states that NAC does not meet the legal definition of a supplement because it was approved as a drug in 1963; according to federal law, any substance approved as a drug before it was sold as a supplement cannot be sold as a supplement. All of this means that the status of NAC as a supplement is currently in dispute.

So, why is the FDA threatening NAC now, during a pandemic when a new FDA commissioner hasn’t even been appointed? For starters, a drug company is investigating NAC as a treatment for a rare genetic disorder that damages the myelin sheath, which insulates nerve cells in the brain. The Phase 1 trial was completed in March 2020.

But that’s just the beginning. A search through the government’s clinical trials database shows considerable interest from the pharmaceutical industry in NAC. There are 17 trials looking at NAC, in both drug and supplement form, in the treatment of COVID.

Additionally, there are over 50 trials looking at NAC for a variety of other conditions, including autism spectrum disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, alcohol abuse disorder, rhinosinusitis, bronchiolitis, cardiac arrhythmia, and more.

Note that NAC drugs are currently available in generic form since it is off-patent, but a company could bring a new branded NAC drug to market if it was proven effective for an additional indication.

Given these facts, it seems reasonable to assume that the FDA is setting the stage for a new NAC drug to come to market by removing the competition from much cheaper NAC supplements.

We called it when the FDA pulled a similar move a few years back when they went after brain health supplements, trying to clear the market for a new Alzheimer’s drug—culminating in the recent approval of an Alzheimer’s treatment that many experts think is not effective.

CBD supplements may face a similar fate if Congress does not force the FDA’s hand by legalizing CBD in dietary supplements.

It is critically important to maintain access to affordable NAC supplements.

In a recent interview with the Life Extension Foundation, Dr. Daniel Amen noted that NAC “has shown promising results in people with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, OCD, and addictions.

It can also decrease inflammation and may help delay brain atrophy in Alzheimer’s disease.” NAC protects the body from toxins, is a selective immune system enhancer, and helps remove free radicals, which contribute to neurogenerative diseases and aging. In Europe, NAC is a prescription medicine used to reduce congestion.

NAC is also a precursor to glutathione, one of the body’s most important antioxidants. Glutathione plays crucial roles in nutrient metabolism and the regulation of many cellular events (such as gene expression, protein synthesis, cell proliferation, and more); glutathione deficiency contributes to oxidative stress, which is implicated in the development of many diseases: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, liver disease, HIV, heart attack, cancer, stroke, and diabetes.

Note that acetaminophen depletes glutathione, so those who regularly take it should consider, in consultation with an integrative doctor, supplementing with NAC to replenish glutathione levels. In fact, NAC is routinely used in hospitals to counteract acetaminophen toxicity.

NAC is far too important to be threatened by the FDA, especially under such dubious circumstances.




How Medical Marijuana Works and Which Conditions It Treats

People with severe conditions are trying their best to find the right doctor and right medications for their illnesses. They can not bear the pain any more as well as feels their illnesses are making their life situation worse. Therefore, they would be willing to try any medication to be able to make their situation better. Medical marijuana has been legalized in some areas and patients with severe illnesses are using them to make their condition lighter. Doctors on the other hand support medical marijuana since they have studied and seen the effects on their patients. But how medical marijuana works, and which conditions it treats still pops in people’s minds.

What Is Medical Marijuana?

Marijuana is a plant that has been used a long time ago. Doctors who believe it has the potential to cure illnesses continued to do their research and come up with several forms of medical marijuana to try its effectivity, and they were not disappointed. Research is continuously done and more and more symptoms are being alleviated from using medical marijuana. In Louisiana alone, patients who use medical marijuana have shown to improve their condition.

Is Marijuana Safe And Effective As Medicine?

Marijuana is safe as long as you will use the right dosage that your doctor recommends. Anything in excess is not good especially if it’s marijuana we are talking about. Marijuana has two components: CBD (cannabidiol) which is known as the non-toxic part and is responsible for reducing inflammation and pain

The components of cannabis CBD operate in the largest neurotransmitter in the body known as the endocannabinoid system. This is responsible for regulating and modulating homeostasis which includes appetite, reproduction, temperature and sleep/wake up cycle. They work in lock-and-key mechanism, the two components act as keys and receptors act as locks. That’s how medical marijuana works; they reduce pain and other reactions of the body by interacting with receptors.

What Are Some of the Conditions That Medical Marijuana Help Treat?

Medical marijuana can relieve a lot of symptoms of different illnesses listed in New Orleans, Louisiana such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, depression, rheumatism, and Alzheimer’s disease. All of these illnesses have symptoms that are annoying such as chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia and vomiting.

Chronic Pain

Severe illnesses are associated with extreme pain that a patient can not handle most of the time. There are a lot of studies that show cannabis treatment has been helping patients to manage pain during their attacks, for instance during chemotherapy cancer patients suffer additional pain when they undergo their chemotherapy. Cannabis treatments come to the rescue to relieve that pain.

Insomnia

Lack of sleep is one factor that can make a person weak, especially ones who are suffering from medical conditions. Sleep makes the body rest to recover a bit. Without sleep people can get more ill, with medical marijuana people can doze off to sleep, so they can rest their bodies. Cannabis can interfere with the sleep/wake up cycle as long as proper dosage is taken. Otherwise, one might stay awake 24 hours or more, so correct dosage is important to get the right effect.

Anxiety

People with mental illness are always anxious and this can trigger them to be more depressed and in a bad mood. Use of medical marijuana can help them calm down and relax. By calming they can avoid progressing to a very bad mood and will avoid them from getting too emotional. Study shows that cannabis treatment has indeed aided people with mental illness to stay calm when anxiety attacks happen.

Information on how medical marijuana works, and which conditions it treats have been discussed and another important thing to know about medical marijuana would be, how to get permission to use one. In areas where medical marijuana is allowed, they require marijuana medical card. There are requirements and steps to follow. You can apply for your marijuana medical card in New Orleans, Louisiana if you live in this area .They can assist and guide you throughout the process until you get your card or approval. If you think you need medical marijuana don’t hesitate to ask for assistance.




How to Pick the Best CBD Oil For You

Many people accept that pain is part of their everyday life, nevertheless, there is no reason why they should have to come to terms with it. While there are regular pharmaceuticals and pain relievers, there are also all-natural products that can be used as a substitute for medical prescriptions. Society as a whole is now turning to more natural products given that there is more awareness of what goes into the consumer’s body.

According to research, CBD appears to be useful in a variety of ways. Some studies have shown how the component in CBD may lower high blood pressure, symptoms related to stress, CBD may help users treat seizures associated with certain epilepsy disorders, and even reduce inflammation and swelling in numerous body parts. While there are numerous products in the market that contain CBD, the properties that oil contains can even treat neuropathic pain, sciatica discomforts, menstrual cramps, among other health-related conditions.

While there is no research that shows that oil is specifically the best CBD product, the popularity of CBD oil is due to it being a newly emerging therapeutic product. Oils are in demand nowadays because of their therapeutic and holistic uses, and therefore CBD Oil is also a product that people search for because of its numerous uses.

The ability to inspect the production process and the third-party testing that is engaged in the process is critical when it comes to verifying high-quality goods, particularly CBD oils. As a result, people are constantly on the lookout for the greatest CBD product on the market.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is made out of CBD extract derived from the cannabis plant. CBD is one of several chemicals found in the cannabis plant. Another popular component is also known as THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, another well-known component, that gives people that psychoactive effect that makes people feel high.

CBD, on the other hand, is non-addictive. This implies that it does not produce a high, euphoria, or any similar effect like THC does. It also possesses additional characteristics that have people using as alternative medicine treatments.

What are the different forms of CBD oils?

CBD oils can be found in different forms, there is CBD isolate, CBD Broad Spectrum and Full-Spectrum CBD.

CBD Isolate: CBD isolate is basically CBD in its purest form. It doesn’t contain anything else aside from this component, and some people find the pure form of CBD is the most beneficial way to obtain all of its benefits.

CBD Broad Spectrum: Broad Spectrum CBD refers to a mixture of all the phytochemicals in the cannabis plant along with CBD and a trace of THC. The integration of THC really depends on the brand and the product. However, the broad spectrum contains numerous components along with CBD.

Full-Spectrum CBD: This form of CBD contains numerous cannabis extracts, and it can contain up to 0.3% of THC, therefore people might experience an effect of feeling high while under the influence of this product.

How to use CBD oil

One of the numerous ways people can pick their CBD oil is by knowing how and what are they going to use it for. Often, the user’s personal healthcare professional will recommend a specific dosage or form of an appliance, however, generally, there are a couple of forms of usages. There are some oils that can be rubbed directly into the body, whereas mainly, oils are ingested through the use of a doppler, by adding some drops to a drinkable substance or under the tongue of the user.

When a specific number of drops are applied under the tongue, the user has to wait a couple of minutes for the substance to make a full effect. There is also the option of mixing CBD oil into drinks or foods in order for the effect to be more potent.

The main recommendation in terms of usage is to start with a small dosage of CBD and after a while, even increase the dosage and regularity.

Preventative Measures

Just like any other product that is used for medical purposes, CBD also has its common side effects and risks. While it is a more natural product compared to the chemically made pharmaceuticals, there are always some low-risk effects from all products. CBD in some cases can provoke drowsiness, diarrhea, insomnia, fatigue, lack of appetite, weight loss or even weight gain, irritability, among other things. While it can treat these same conditions, some people have negative side effects as a reaction of their body towards this natural compound and it is important for people to take note of a couple of preventive side effects before they take the product.

Just like any regular medication, if a person were to experience any of these side effects, they should immediately suspend the use of the CBD medication or supplement and contact their health provider for a change in dosage or product.

Spotting top-high-quality CBD Oils

The best method to identify a good quality CBD product is to read brand reviews as well as their cultivation and extraction procedures, which essentially make up the most significant portion of how the product works.

Brands such as Lazarus Naturals CBD and cbdMD are great choices given that people are familiarized with their process and their function and therefore users continue to recommend and use these products because they work and they provide value to the consumer.

Alternatives to CBD Oil

There are tons of CBD products on the market, and one of the most popular ones is CBD oil, nevertheless aside from an oil doppler, CBD can be found in various forms such as vaping oils, patches, tinctures, balms, pills, creams, gummies, edibles and more.

There is a lot that goes into the process of extracting excellent CBD oil, so finding the finest product on the market is all about knowing about their production method, how they extract the oil and where it’s obtained from. Choosing the finest CBD oil for you may be a difficult process, to say the least.




How to Choose a Naturopathic Doctor?

People nowadays are becoming more aware of their mind, soul, and body and, in search of finding a balance, are looking for holistic ways. When it comes to stress, diabetics, and anxiety, individuals now want a specific way of naturopathic treatment that would be curated for them and not a generalized treatment plan. Naturopathic doctors are becoming increasingly popular nowadays and, when trying to find the right one, it can be an ordeal.

There are so many factors that you have to keep in mind when trying to find the right choice based on your needs. Here is everything you need to know about choosing a naturopathic doctor.

How Do You Want To Approach Them?

While the question might seem confusing, once you have an answer, the path towards finding a doctor becomes a lot easier. Sometimes with conventional doctors, you feel like they just listen to symptoms, give you a prescription, and that will be it. Many prefer a more understanding and personal relationship with their doctor where they could discuss and work towards a solution.

People nowadays want to be incorporated into how their healthcare plan is being approached. They do not want to be just the listener anymore. Naturopathic doctors come into this, and they will diagnose like any conventional doctor; however, they will address the underlying contributing factors too.

You Cannot Move A Step Ahead Without Research

Naturopathic medicine and diagnosis are very much different from conventional ones. You have to be sure that you are prepared for such a different approach to medicine and healthcare. There is more than looking up someone and booking when it comes to choosing the right naturopathic doctor. Quick internet research is not enough, and you need someone who is qualified and certified.

Make sure the one you are choosing has undergone a four-year residency. Because there are many out there who will term themselves as a naturopath, however, only a certified one can truly assist you.

Prioritize Your Needs

When you want treatment, you surely will not go for treating your eyes to a gynecologist. It is important to figure out what your needs are, and as mentioned, a naturopathic doctor will focus not just on the disease but on you too. While many will use traditional or conventional methods, yet the approach will be different.

They will focus on everything, including social stress, your mind, body, and physical stress. They use plant-based medicine to treat your healthcare needs which comes with effective botanical solutions.

Focus On Your Comfort Level/Relationship With Your Naturopathic Doctor

It is crucial that you focus on your comfort level with your naturopathic doctor because communication is the key to good holistic treatment. Most offer you free consultation during the first visit, which gives you the window to figure out how comfortable you are. This ensures you have a better experience in the future while working with them.

These are the most notable factors that help you choose the right naturopathic doctor for your condition. Working with someone licensed guarantees that you are being guided on the right path.




5 Reasons Why Chiropractic and Acupuncture Should Be Used Together

 

Acupuncture and Chiropractic care’s popularity increases with time as people settle for medication-free techniques to relieve aches. However, many people are confused about the differences between these two natural treatment methods and how different these methods are. Also, there are some cases where people use the two words interchangeably, leaving the question of the truth in this matter? Chiropractic care and Acupuncture should be blend to achieve the best results. Their blend results in a safe, reliable and effective treatment method. There are various reasons why Chiropractic and Acupuncture should work together, including:

Enhancement of treatment: Chiropractic care and Acupuncture treatment methods have one thing in common; they are natural ways of dealing with pain. A chiropractor uses his/her hands to relax your skeleton in an attempt to manipulate it to heal itself. In contrast, Acupuncture relaxes neural networks as experts try to channel the energy correctly and in equal amounts. However, both methods function under releasing tension in your body principle. As a result, if blended, its success rate is higher.

Heighten the benefits: Have you ever undergone a Chiropractic care treatment or Acupuncture? If yes, you are aware of how relaxing the experience is, especially after struggling with pain. How about a blend between the two treatment techniques? If your response is a nod, you can attest that the process was worth everything. As mentioned earlier, Chiropractic and Acupuncture treatment methods both function on the principle of pain relief; hence they are two natural ways to deal with similar issues. As a result, when they are blended, they tend to intensify the benefits.

Free from harmful drugs: Imagine taking drugs every time your body aches. If you think about it, you will have to take hundreds of pills annually. However, Chiropractic care and Acupuncture techniques are drug-free. Not to mention, they are effective. If you use Chiropractic, the method is effective, and the same case goes for Acupuncture. However, suppose the two treatment methods are combined, the results are better. Besides, recent statistics show that the two treatment methods can work together without posing any danger to the patient.

Proper correction of body imbalances: Have you ever experienced a terrible migraine, neck ache or backache? In most cases, despite little knowledge of medicine, many of us tend to take a painkiller to deal with the pain. When it comes to natural treatment methods, some settle for Chiropractic care while others use Acupuncture to handle the same problems. For instance, in cases of backache, you are uncertain whether it is a spinal issue or an energy flow issue in the neural system; hence, you correctly correct all the imbalances when you use both techniques.

Correct management of pain: Maybe you have visited a chiropractor after experiencing nagging pain and underwent chiropractic care, and after a while, you experienced the same issues and tried Acupuncture and lucky for you, you are yet to have these strains. In this case, maybe your pain needed both care, but you chose one treatment method. Later you were able to finish the treatment after the Acupuncture. This situation proves the importance of blending the two treatment methods.

Conclusion

Chiropractic Care and Acupuncture are not similar since they are two different medication-free treatment methods. Chiropractic care deals with the skeleton, while Acupuncture focuses on neural pathways’ energy flow. However, they all work under the principle of joint alignment, tension and communication blockage in the body that prevents it from   healing itself naturally. The two treatments tend to blend naturally with each other and deliver better results. This fact doesn’t suggest that each of these treatments are ineffective. Instead, by using the two methods, experts can deal with your problem better.




Essential Oils Shown to Enhance Athletic Performance In Sports & Games

Essential oils are known for their therapeutic properties and amazing fragrance. However, they are also being analyzed and evaluated for their effectiveness and use in performance enhancement especially when it comes to Sports. Yes, indeed, essential oils can also have a positive influence on a person’s mind that improves his/her ability to think correctly and act according to the situation. These qualities are important in sports because they determine the outcome or result.

Essential oils are used for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, etc. They also prove to be excellent for people who have to deal with constant fatigue and lack of energy in their lives. Therefore, if players are also feeling the same due to extra pressure, hard training, or any other reason, then including essential oils in their daily routine might prove to be helpful for them. Certain essential oils like peppermint and other oils that belong to the mint and citrus family enhance lung function and this might improve the overall performance of an athlete or team during sports.

What is an Essential Oil?

Essential Oils obtained by methods like cold-press, steam distillation, or through any other process by using herbs, fruits, plants, or seeds are known as essential oils. Unlike other oils, essential oils are stronger because they have concentrated compounds in them and contain very little or no diluent. Therefore, they are very effective and prove to be useful in various physical and neurological treatments.

Lavender, Peppermint Essential Oil, lemon, eucalyptus, tea tree, etc. are some of the popular essential oils that are in great demand in both national and international markets. Peppermint essential oil will boost your energy levels whereas lavender essential oil will help you to focus more by reducing the stress levels. Similarly, every essential oil has its own set of properties that can be tapped in by players who are looking to outperform others in sports.

Do Essential Oils Work Improve Performance in Games?

Yes, they do because they are pure and obtained through processes that ensure that only the desired properties of a plant or herb are separated from the unwanted ones. However, for quicker and more effective results, one must use essential oils that are made from only pure and organic ingredients

Most of the essential oils are meant only for external application. However, if it is recommended to ingest an essential oil in certain conditions, it must be diluted with enough liquid or diluent before consumption. Even topical applications require that you dilute the oil before massaging it on your body parts. You can also inhale or diffuse the essential oils (aromatherapy) for gaining certain benefits from these oils. For instance, inhaling or diffusing peppermint oil will reduce congestion and cold effectively whereas lavender oil will help you sleep better. You must be fit both mentally and physically while playing any kind of sport and as essential oils support both mental and physical health, they will improve your performance in one way or the other.

The active compounds or ingredients that are present in these oils will relax your mind and body and this will ultimately prove to be a game-changer when it comes to your performance. By reducing stress levels, the essential oil will help control your blood pressure, heartbeat rate, hormones, and many other important things that can affect your performance.

Essential oils also reduce the strain from your muscles and some of them are specifically used for faster muscle recovery. This means that you can use essential oils to recover from injuries and cuts as well.

The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of certain essential oils can prove to be beneficial for reducing inflammation and pain that might arise due to bruises and cuts that you might suffer while playing sports. Moreover, as they provide relief from muscle and joint pain, essential oils can also be used during a Sporting event. However, the best use of essential oils in sports would be their natural capability to enhance concentration and mental focus and for this, you need to use them during aromatherapy sessions.

VedaOils is offering a wide range of high-quality, pure, and natural essential oils that will support your mental and physical being. These oils are obtained after strenuous efforts and are used due to their soothing fragrance and amazing therapeutic properties. You can do your research while selecting an essential oil that is best suited for your game. However, the oils from mint and citrus families might be better than others due to their ability to keep your emotional and mental state stable which is very necessary while performing in sports.

Note: It is not recommended to ingest essential oils unless a doctor or a trained physician recommends it to you.




A Brief History of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an ancient treatment used to heal various ailments and to both restore health and wellbeing. This ancient treatment has been in use for thousands of years and is still practised all over the world today. The earliest findings of acupuncture date back over five thousand years ago, and we have proof of an ongoing clinical history for more than 2500 years.

With this ancient treatment option being used successfully for thousands of years, an increasing number of people are trying acupuncture. Patients receiving acupuncture in Moorabbin and other areas of Melbourne or at Tonic Acupuncture in the UK report relief from a range of conditions from lower back pain to labour pains, osteoarthritis, migraines and a range of other conditions successfully. Still used successfully to this day, acupuncture has gone through some ups and downs in its interesting history.

Continue reading to learn more about the history of acupuncture and how this ancient practice has become so popular.

What Is Acupuncture?

The Chinese discovered that there are twelve pathways that run through the body, which help energy to travel through the body. They named this energy your ‘Qi’. Your Qi can become unbalanced, misaligned, blocked or completely depleted which can lead to a person becoming ill or experience pain. Acupuncture is a treatment designed to help restore balance in the body to help you to achieve both emotional and physical harmony.

Earliest References To Acupuncture

The very earliest documentation that we have discovered of acupuncture treatment dates back to 100BC. Found in an ancient text known as ‘The Yellow Emperor’s Classic Internal Medicine’, this book outlines detailed information about the channels through which the Qi flows.

The Development Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture was developed over the centuries that followed. The treatment became a standardised treatment in China, complemented by a range of other therapies and practices such as massage, heat therapy, special diets and utilising medicinal herbs. In the fifteenth century, bronze statues, which denoted the precise points of acupuncture sites, were depicted. These were used for teaching purposes, and similar versions are still used today.

The Ming Dynasty reigned supreme from 1368-1644, during the fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. A book called The Great Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion was published during this time, which showcases the principles of acupuncture. The book speaks of three hundred and sixty-five different entry points for acupuncture and is the foundation on which modern-day acupuncture was built.

Acupuncture’s Decline 

As time went on, interest in acupuncture declined, and by the seventeenth century, it was deemed to be irrational, and the practice was shrouded in superstitions. In 1822, the Chinese Emperor eliminated acupuncture from the Imperial Medical Institute. Although the practice was still used in rural areas and was still studied by some scholars, the rise of Western Medicine in the twentieth century caused an even further decline, with acupuncture eventually being outlawed in China in 1929.

The Comeback Of Acupuncture

In 1949, the Communist rule in China re-established many traditional Chinese medicines that had been outlawed. Research institutes were established within twelve months and the practice started to be used in hospitals around the country once again.

Over the coming years, acupuncture spread to neighbouring countries such as Japan and Korea, and it began to gain traction in the west. In 1971, however, acupuncture came into the public eye in a big way, as a member of the US Press Corps received acupuncture treatment during a trip to China to aid in recovery after an emergency appendectomy. He shared his experience with the New York Times, bringing acupuncture to the masses.

Since then, acupuncture has remained a popular treatment option in successfully treating a range of different conditions, illnesses and pains in patients all over the world.




Stroke Victims to Be Given Psychedelic Drug DMT in First-Ever US Clinical Trials

By | TheMindUnleashed.com

The hallucinogenic drug DMT (dimethyltryptamine) could provide crucial aid to stroke victims by minimizing the damage inflicted on victims’ brains as they are rushed to the hospital, according to researchers.

Canadian company Algernon Pharmaceuticals has laid out plans to microdose participants in the first clinical trial of its kind in hopes to help stroke victims’ brains recover faster through a “rewiring” process, reports Metro.

A stroke occurs when blood supplies to a part of the brain are drastically reduced or interrupted, starving the vital organ of fresh oxygen and nutrients and setting in motion the death of crucial nerve cells. In some cases, stroke can even lead to death. About 795,000 people suffer from strokes annually in the U.S.

However, researchers at Algernon argue that DMT could play a key role in staving off the worst effects of stroke by sparking the growth of new neurons, effectively turbo-charging the healing process.

In the first-ever clinical trials of this kind in the U.S., DMT will soon be administered to stroke patients in the back of ambulances. While the doses will be far too small to trigger any sort of hallucinations, scientists are claiming that the microdoses will still be sufficient for conferring benefits.

The Phase 1 trials could begin as soon as next month if they receive a green light from authorities. It could still take years before the drug receives approval for human use.

Algernon CEO Christopher Moreau is hopeful that the drug will prove its ability to help heal the brains of those who suffer from a stroke.

“Since we’re dealing with stroke patients, we will be using the sub-hallucinogenic dose, which in pre-clinical studies has still shown to improve neuroplasticity,” Moreau explained.

It will help the brain heal even though patients aren’t having the psychedelic experience, and we really don’t want that if your patient has just had a stroke,” he continued. “The sooner you can start to treat post-injury the better.”

However, the drug could likely have its limits.

“DMT may not benefit hemorrhagic (stroke victims), we don’t know, but we’re hoping it won’t cause them any problems because then we don’t have to wait for the CT scan, we can treat in the ambulance,” Moreau added.

DMT – also known as the “spirit molecule” for its extremely potent hallucinogenic properties – is one of the main psychoactive compounds found in ayahuasca, a brew consumed in shamanistic rituals that have been used for centuries in South America before finding its way into North America and Europe as a recreational drug popular at music festivals.

Experts and users of DMT have said that the drug has a similar impact to other psychedelic drugs as LSD and psilocybin or “magic” mushrooms. However, the psychedelic experience or so-called “trip” from DMT is much shorter in duration than either of the other psychedelic drugs.

Studies of DMT have shown that it does have the ability to improve motor functions, and in tests, on brain-damaged rats, it helped trigger the formation of new brain cells.

Moreau claims that studies have shown that within hours of a stroke, the brain attempts to rewire itself – and that DMT may potentially accelerate the process.

At present, patients have little recourse in the immediate aftermath of a stroke because doctors seldom know what type of stroke someone may be suffering from. While ischemic strokes involving blood clots require blood thinner as treatment, hemorrhagic strokes require more invasive treatment.

However, the wrong type of treatment for a stroke could be fatal for patients.

Algernon hopes that if the first phase of trials proves successful, regulators will approve the more widespread usage of the treatment. In the second and third phases of the trial, Algernon hopes to continue DMT treatments over the short and long term to prove the efficacy of the treatment.




As Overdose Deaths Hit Record High, Study Shows Cannabis Significantly Reduces Opioid Use

By Matt Agorist | The Free Thought Project

Despite the state spending thousands of dollars a second – ticketing, kidnapping, caging, and killing evil drug users, the rate of lethal drug overdoses in the last 15 years has skyrocketed at near-exponential rates.

According to the most recent data on overdose deaths, despite the state’s immoral war on drugs, 2020 will go down as the deadliest year in history for overdoses.

In fact, according to recent preliminary data from the federal government: More Americans died from a drug overdose in a 12-month period than at any other point in history.

Drug overdoses were linked to more than 81,000 people’s deaths between June 2019 and May 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, jumping 18 percent compared to the previous 12-month period. Such deaths rose 20 percent or more in 25 states and the District of Columbia, the report said.

These rates are increasing as the lockdowns persist. However, though many of the overdoses can be attributed to the state’s tyrannical lockdown orders, the spike in deaths began before the lockdowns.

Across the board, drug use and deaths associated with drug use have increased at alarming rates. No amount of AR-15s, SWAT police, MRAPs, or any other military gear has had a hand in lowering these statistics. In fact, the increase in overdose deaths nearly perfectly coincides with the increase in militarization in the last decade and a half.

One drug, or rather plant, which is still viciously sought after in the state’s immoral war on drugs could be the key to slowing this epidemic.

In spite of some form of cannabis being legal in some fashion in well over half the country, the government still violently and with extreme prejudice continues to seek out those who dare possess it.

This barbarous prohibition is especially insidious given a recent study out of Victoria, Canada showing that the use of medical cannabis by qualified patients over a six-month period is associated with significant decreases in the use of prescription opioids and other medications.

According to data published in the journal Pain Medicine, opioid drug use patterns over a six-month period were assessed in a cohort of 1,145 authorized medical cannabis patients. Researchers discovered that baseline opioid use was reported by 28% of participants. At the completion of the assessment, opioid use among participants dropped to 11% at 6 months. What’s more, all the participants’ mean opioid dosage fell by 78 percent over the trial period.

As Norml.org points out, researchers also reported declines in subjects’ use of prescription anti-depressants, benzodiazepines, and anti-seizure medications.

“Study subjects also reported improvements in their overall quality of life, including changes in their physical and psychological health, over the course of the trial,” according to the report.

“The high rate of cannabis use for chronic pain and the subsequent reductions in opioid use suggest that cannabis may play a harm reduction role in the opioid overdose crisis, potentially improving the quality of life of patients and overall public health,” the researchers concluded.

These findings are not a new discovery. It simply backs up a trove of research already published. In fact, TFTP has been reporting on it for years.

As TFTP previously reported, in a recently published study in a peer-reviewed journal, Melvin D. Livingston, Tracey E. Barnett, Chris Delcher, and Alexander C. Wagenaar, set out to see if any association existed between Colorado’s legalization of marijuana and opioid-related deaths in the state.

The researchers looked at all of the available data from the year 2000 to the year 2015. What they discovered may come as a shock to many. While the rest of the nation struggles with a burgeoning fatal opioid and heroin overdose crisis, the State of Colorado saw opioid deaths reduced while its population exploded.

It has long been stated that cannabis is a “gateway” drug, which leads users to experiment with other drugs, leading up to the most deadly, such as heroin. But the researchers in the study published in the American Journal of Public Health found that the availability of safe and legal cannabis actually reduced opiate deaths:

“Colorado’s legalization of recreational cannabis sales and use resulted in a 0.7 deaths per month…reduction in opioid-related deaths. This reduction represents a reversal of the upward trend in opioid-related deaths in Colorado.”

The researchers concluded, “Legalization of cannabis in Colorado was associated with short-term reductions in opioid-related deaths.”

It’s not just that study either. There were other studies showing that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis and that 80 percent of cannabis users give up prescription pills. A Feb. 2017 study confirmed that opioid dependence and overdoses dropped significantly in medical cannabis states.

In January 2017, the National Academies of Science published an exhaustive review of the scientific literature and found that one of the most promising areas in medical cannabis is for the treatment of chronic pain.

As TFTP previously reported, an experimental study showed exactly how cannabis works to treat actual opioid addiction – by actually blocking the opioid reward in the brain.

“This study sought to determine whether the cannabis constituent cannabidiol attenuates the development of morphine reward in the conditioned place preference paradigm. Separate groups of mice received either saline or morphine in combination with one of four doses of cannabidiol using three sets of drug/no-drug conditioning trials. After drug-place conditioning, morphine mice displayed robust place preference that was attenuated by 10 mg/kg cannabidiol. Further, when administered alone, this dose of cannabidiol was void of rewarding and aversive properties. The finding that cannabidiol blocks opioid reward suggests that this compound may be useful in addiction treatment settings.

Those who continue denying the evidence, while continuing to lock people in cages for a plant, will ultimately be judged by history. They will not be the heroes they claim to be now, however, they will be remembered as the ones responsible for mass incarceration, fostering the police state, and dealing a near-death blow to freedom.

About the Author

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. Agorist is also the Editor at Large at the Free Thought Project. Follow @MattAgorist on TwitterSteemit, and now on Minds.

**This article (As Overdose Deaths Hit Record High, Study Shows Cannabis Significantly Reduces Opioid Use) was originally published at The Free Thought Project and is re-posted here with permission.**




Can Ibogaine Solve the Opioid Crisis?

By Dylan CharlesWaking Times

The opioid crisis rages on behind the scenes of Covid and every other thing occupying public attention and in many big cities last year the crisis deepening. For example, in heavily locked down San Francisco, 360% more people died from overdoses than Covid-19.

We’ve been reporting on this issue for years but unfortunately, this is one of those public health issues, like medical cannabis, where the war on drugs is at odds with rationality, common sense, and compassion.

Regarding opioids, there is a very promising natural cure for the deadly withdrawals which keep so many from detoxing, but the DEA has it listed as a Schedule I drug, outlawing its possession. Ibogaine is the psychoactive alkaloid in the visionary drug iboga, which is the root bark of a small African shrub, and for decades it has been known to be very effective in treating opioid addicts.

The government however criminalizes possession of ibogaine, because according to the DEA, “Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.”

This is from an article I wrote in 2014, Opiates, Iboga and the Roots of Self Destruction

“Iboga is a psychoactive plant medicine derived from the root bark of a small African shrub, tabernanthe iboga, and has been used for perhaps thousands of years as a shamanic medicine and healing sacrament for tribal Africans of the Bwiti tradition and Pygmy peoples. The bark of the roots is removed, shredded, then ingested in raw form, or an extract of the primary psychoactive alkaloid, ibogaine, can be derived. Discovered as an anti-addictive medicine and potential cure for heroin addiction by Howard Lotsof in 1962, when properly administered as part of a comprehensive opiate detox program, it interrupts chemical dependence, remarkably stopping withdrawal symptoms almost immediately.

Most importantly, though, iboga reveals and can heal the root causes of addiction by triggering an intensely profound spiritual journey that can uproot and overcome the psychological basis of compulsive behavior.”

As the war on drugs grinds on leaving a generation’s deep trail of death, destruction, and terror in its wake, it appears inevitable that drugs will eventually win. This is frustrating to those who need help now, of course, but as things go in this capitalistic world, changes often come when profitability enters the picture.

In a remarkable look at how ibogaine has become the most promising potential treatment for the opioid crisis, Bloomberg financial news produced this informative and honest look at the emerging market for this incredible treatment.

The film features footage from the African village where 10th Generation Mossoko Bwiti Shaman Moughenda Mikala teaches and works with this sacred medicine. The footage was commissioned by the proprietor of Iboga Wellness, an outstanding iboga retreat center in Costa Rica.

About the Author

Dylan Charles is the editor of Waking Times and host of the Battered Souls podcast. His personal journey is deeply inspired by shamanic plant medicines and the arts of Kung Fu, Qi Gong, and Yoga. After seven years of living in Costa Rica, he now lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where he practices Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and enjoys spending time with family. He has written hundreds of articles, reaching and inspiring millions of people around the world.

Dylan is available for interviews and podcasts, contact him at WakingTimes@gmail.com.

This article (Can Ibogaine Solve the Opioid Crisis?) was originally created and published by Waking Times and is published here under a Creative Commons license with attribution to Dylan Charles and WakingTimes.com. It may be re-posted freely with proper attribution, author bio, and this copyright statement.




Signs You Need a Chiropractor

Most people think to see a chiropractor when something is wrong. The lack of preventative care in the US can explain this misconception, but the truth is, you shouldn’t wait until you are in significant pain to see a chiropractor. Preventative care is part of chiropractic care. In addition to adjusting muscles and joints, chiropractors are also trained in nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques to help you stop pain before it starts. Chiropractic care is a form of self-healing, as it is based on the view that once your body is in its correct alignment, you have the means to heal yourself.

Like yoga, chiropractic care works with the body to improve function and reduce pain. Now that you know that chiropractic care is all about self-healing, here are some signs you may want to book an appointment soon.

Chiropractors in Omaha

If you are pregnant, lower back pain may become an issue. Essentials Natural Family Health works with chiropractors in Omaha that focus on prenatal care. If you’re looking for a chiropractor in Omaha to treat other conditions, check out Oakview Chiropractic Center, a family center open to treating all muscle and joint conditions.

Neck Pain

Neck manipulations are a common focus in chiropractic care. Neck adjustments and specific exercises have been shown to work more effectively than pain medications. If you have had neck pain for a significant amount of time and it is not due to an injury or believe your pain may be due to poor posture, you may want to consider seeing a chiropractor.

Lower Back Pain

If you have suffered injuries, wake up with back pain, or find it difficult to complete basic tasks without pain in this area, consider chiropractic care. Research suggests that people with low back pain find greater relief from chiropractor care than primary care. Spinal manipulation is a major focus of chiropractic care, and needless to say, chiropractors are knowledgeable of factors that create low back pain and how to reduce it.

Headaches

Frequent headaches indicate a visit to the chiropractor is needed. Since tension headaches extend from the back of your head to your neck, neck adjustments allow your body to release the tension in both areas. Chiropractors can adjust your neck and teach stretching exercises to help you manage pain. Migraines have been shown to decrease in frequency in response to chiropractic spinal manipulations. When migraines do occur, they are less painful. Nutritional advice is also offered by chiropractors, as certain foods trigger the onset of migraines.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common condition brought on by wear and tear. If you are a runner, exercise consistently, or find yourself sitting for a large portion of the day, your knees may need adjustments. Research has shown that chiropractic knee adjustments can decrease pain and improve function after only a couple of weeks.

Anyone with physical pain can benefit from chiropractic care, so don’t wait until your conditions worsen to get help.




Dopamine Fast: Cultivating Laser Sharp Focus To Achieve Your 2021 Goals

Video Source: Quazi Johir

In this video, Quazi Johir shares with you a full tutorial of the tools that he uses to keep him focused and productive. Make sure to watch it in full as there are a lot of hidden gems in there.



Five Ways Mindfulness Meditation Is Good for Your Health

Research suggests that mindfulness benefits our bodies, not just our minds.

By Jill Suttie | Greater Good Magazine

According to thousands of years of tradition, Buddhists meditate to understand themselves and their connections to all beings. By doing so, they hope to be released from suffering and ultimately gain enlightenment.

In recent decades, researchers have been gaining insight into the benefits of practicing this ancient tradition. By studying more secular versions of mindfulness meditation, they’ve found that learning to pay attention to our current experiences and accept them without judgment might indeed help us to be happier. Studies to date suggest that mindfulness affects many aspects of our psychological well-being—improving our moodincreasing positive emotions, and decreasing our anxietyemotional reactivity, and job burnout.

But does mindfulness affect our bodies as well as our minds?

Recently, researchers have been exploring this question—with some surprising results. While much of the early research on mindfulness relied on pilot studies with biased measures or limited groups of participants, more recent studies have been using less-biased physiological markers and randomly controlled experiments to get at the answer. Taken together, the studies suggest that mindfulness may impact our hearts, brains, immune systems, and more.

Though nothing suggests mindfulness is a standalone treatment for disease nor the most important ingredient for a healthy life, here are some of the ways that it appears to benefit us physically.

Mindfulness is good for our hearts

Heart disease is the leading killer in the United States, accounting for about 1 in 4 deaths every year. So, whatever decreases the risks or symptoms of heart disease would significantly impact society’s health. Mindfulness may help with that.

In one study, people with pre-hypertension were randomly assigned to augment their drug treatment with either a course in mindfulness meditation or a program that taught progressive muscle relaxation. Those who learned mindfulness had significantly greater reductions in their systolic and diastolic blood pressure than those who learned progressive muscle relaxation, suggesting that mindfulness could help people at risk for heart disease by bringing blood pressure down.

In another study, people with heart disease were randomly assigned to either an online program to help them practice meditation or to a waitlist for the program while undergoing normal treatment for heart disease. Those who took the mindfulness program showed significant improvements on the six-minute walking test (a measure of cardiovascular capacity) and slower heart rates than those in the waitlist group.

While one review of randomly controlled studies showed that mindfulness may have mixed effects on the physical symptoms of heart disease, a more recent review published by the American Heart Association concluded that, while research remains preliminary, there is enough evidence to suggest mindfulness as an adjunct treatment for coronary disease and its prevention.

Mindfulness may also be good for hearts that are already relatively healthy. Research suggests that meditating can increase respiratory sinus arrhythmia, the natural variations in heart rate that happen when we breathe that indicate better heart health and an increased chance of surviving a heart attack.

Mindfulness may decrease cognitive decline from aging or Alzheimer’s

People tend to lose some of their cognitive flexibility and short-term memory as they age. But mindfulness may be able to slow cognitive decline, even in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

In a 2016 study, people with Alzheimer’s disease engaged in either mindfulness meditation, cognitive stimulation therapy, relaxation training, or no treatment, and were given cognitive tests over two years. While cognitive stimulation and relaxation training seemed to be somewhat beneficial in comparison to no treatment, the mindfulness training group had much more robust improvements on cognitive scores than any other group.

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Why might that be true? A 2017 study looking at brain function in healthy, older adults suggests meditation may increase attention. In this study, people 55 to 75 years old spent eight weeks practicing either focused breathing meditation or a control activity. Then, they were given the Stroop test—a test that measures attention and emotional control—while having their brains monitored by electroencephalography. Those undergoing breath training had significantly better attention on the Stroop test and more activation in an area of the brain associated with attention than those in the active control group.

While this research is preliminary, a systematic review of research to date suggests that mindfulness may mitigate cognitive decline, perhaps due to its effects on memory, attention, processing, and executive functioning.

Mindfulness may improve your immune response

When we encounter viruses and other disease-causing organisms, our bodies send out troops of immune cells that circulate in the blood. These cells, including pro- and anti-inflammatory proteins, neutrophils, T-cells, immunoglobulins, and natural killer cells, help us to fight disease and infection in various ways. Mindfulness, it turns out, may affect these disease-fighting cells.

In several studies, mindfulness meditation appeared to increase levels of T-cells or T-cell activity in patients with HIV or breast cancer. This suggests that mindfulness could play a role in fighting cancer and other diseases that call upon immune cells. Indeed, in people suffering from cancer, mindfulness appears to improve a variety of biomarkers that might indicate progression of the disease.

In another study, elderly participants were randomly assigned to an eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course or a moderate-intensity exercise program. At the end, participants who’d practiced mindfulness had higher levels of the protein interleukin-8 in their nasal secretions, suggesting improved immune function.

Another study found increases in interleukin-10 in colitis patients who took a mindfulness meditation course compared to a mind-body educational program, especially among patients whose colitis had flared up. Yet another study found that patients who had greater increases in mindfulness after an MBSR course also showed faster wound healing, a process regulated by the immune system.

Studies have found effects on markers of inflammation, too—like C-reactive protein, which in higher levels can harm physical health. Research shows that people with rheumatoid arthritis have reduced C-reactive protein levels after taking an MBSR course versus being on a waitlist for the course. Overall, these findings suggest that mindfulness meditation can have disease-fighting powers through our immune response.

Mindfulness may reduce cell aging

Cell aging occurs naturally as cells repeatedly divide over the lifespan and can also be increased by disease or stress. Proteins called telomeres, which are found at the end of chromosomes and serve to protect them from aging, seem to be impacted by mindfulness meditation.

Studies suggest that long-time meditators may have greater telomere lengths. In one experimental study, researchers found that breast cancer survivors who went through MBSR preserved the length of their telomeres better than those who were on a waitlist. However, this study also found that general supportive therapies impacted telomere length; so, there may not be something special about MBSR that impacts cell aging.

On the other hand, another study with breast cancer survivors found no differences in telomere length after taking an MBSR course; but they did find differences in telomere activity, which is also related to cell aging. In fact, a 2018 review of research ties mindfulness training to increased telomere activity, suggesting it indirectly affects the integrity of the telomeres in our cells. Perhaps that’s why scientists are at least optimistic about the positive effects of meditation on aging.

Mindfulness may help reduce psychological pain

Of course, while the above physiological benefits of mindfulness are compelling, we needn’t forget that mindfulness also impacts our psychological well-being, which, in turn, affects physical health. In fact, it’s quite likely that these changes have synergistic effects on one another.

First of all, a great deal of research suggests that mindfulness can help healthy people reduce their stress. And thanks to Jon-Kabat Zinn’s pioneering MBSR program, there’s now a large body of research showing that mindfulness can help people cope with the painanxietydepression, and stress that might accompany illness, especially chronic conditions.

For example, drug addictions, at heart, come about because of physiological cravings for a substance that relieves people temporarily from their psychological suffering. Mindfulness can be a useful adjunct to addiction treatment by helping people better understand and tolerate their cravings, potentially helping them to avoid relapse after they’ve been safely weaned off of drugs or alcohol. The same is true for people struggling with overeating.

Fascinating though it is, we shouldn’t overplay meditation’s effects on physical health at the expense of its importance to emotional health. In fact, it may be difficult to separate out the two, as a key impact of mindfulness is stress reduction, and psychological stress has been tied to heart healthimmune response, and telomere length. This idea is further supported by the fact that other stress-reducing therapies also seem to impact physical health, as well.

Still, it’s encouraging to know that something that can be taught and practiced can have an impact on our overall health—not just mental but also physical—more than 2,000 years after it was developed. That’s reason enough to give mindfulness meditation a try.

A version of this article was originally published in Lion’s Roar.

About the Author

Jill Suttie, Psy.D., is Greater Good’s book review editor and a frequent contributor to the magazine.




10 Effective Holistic Wellness Treatments

Focusing on the self and healing naturally can be done with holistic thinking, which is viewing the body as a whole unit, rather than in parts. There are many treatments aligned with this view of health, and some of these effective treatments are offered at holistic wellness clubs and centers, including any high-quality holistic wellness club in Kansas City or elsewhere. Below, we share just 10 of the many effective holistic wellness treatments that are performed at most holistic wellness clubs.

Massage therapy

There are many kinds of massages offered from hot stone massages, massages for expecting mothers, deep tissue massages, and many more. There is something for everyone.

Massage is beneficial to the body in many ways. It relaxes the nervous system while stimulating it at the same time. This regenerates the body’s blood circulation and leads to pain reduction and the release of muscle tension. That muscle tension can cause daily discomfort without you even being aware of the source. A massage can ease tension and provide an entirely new fresh feel for your body.

Spa facial massages

Wrinkles and fine lines can be reduced by regular massages. Lymphatic buildup of fluid in the face is released through massage, keeping the body draining and moving the toxins where they need to go. There are facial massages for blemishes and others to help one defy age marks.

Steam baths

These are a beneficial way to holistically cleanse the body. Steam baths provide mental relaxation, muscle tension reduction, skin cleansing, and an overall positive reaction of immune system function. Steam baths offer a different type of cleansing ritual that can be extra useful for certain health conditions. They are also used to treat dry skin and also help those with sleep issues.

People have also been known to have benefitted by experiencing fewer headaches, more manageable arthritis symptoms, and overall better immune system function. Steam can be used to replace the traditional shower and cleanses the skin through perspiration. 

Saunas

Saunas are like steam baths, although the humidity can be further controlled. Detoxify with sauna use by encouraging the body to perspire and get rid of impurities and build up in the lymphatic systems of the body. They also provide mental relaxation similar to that of a calm yoga class. 

Exfoliation with body scrubs

Body scrubs are a great way to increase blood circulation and cell turnover. Dead skin cells can build up on the body. Body brushing and scrubs help keep your skin soft and new. 

Yoga

Yoga can be done by anyone. There are practices for those looking to get fit and toned, and there are classes more suited for mental meditation practice and gentle exercise. The body benefits greatly from yoga. A body in motion stays in motion is the saying, and that is in a way what yoga does for your body. It helps muscles and body connections stay strong and flexible.

Yoga is a good way to incorporate exercise into a daily routine because it can be done anywhere and target any area of the body. It also helps bring awareness of the connection between the body and mind.

Energy healing

Energy healing can be done by helping to align a person’s physical, emotional, and mental bodies together as one. A certified reiki master performs the energy ritual. Lay back and relax as you are helped to achieve balance and wholeness. These sessions help to release built-up emotional energy that usually causes tension and discomfort.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is another on the list of well-known and effective holistic treatments and has been around for a very long time. Using scents to relax the mind and body is one of the easiest ways to heal and treat any ailments one may have.

For example, a swab of lavender put under the pillow at night can help restless sleeping. Or a nice citrus scent of orange or lime can help lift and awaken one to a positive and bright morning.

Another neat thing is that everyone experiences scents differently, so there are so many blends and scents for all and any. Pleasant scents and aromatherapy can help to reduce stress and anxiety and also calm nerves.

Meditation

It may sound too simple to be an effective treatment, but it has been shown that even a restful conscious break of at least 10 minutes a day can reduce stress and tension in a person and help them handle stressors and outside forces. Meditation does not have to be complicated either. Meditation can be extremely beneficial for those going through stressful life events, those experiencing depression, or anyone looking to relax. The body is affected by the mind and meditation is a step into furthering the connection between the two.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a practice when points are activated that stimulate the central nervous system. This starts the release of chemicals into the spinal cord, brain, and muscles. This is said to help the body heal itself, essentially by activating the body’s immune responses and natural healing capabilities. The process involves inserting very tiny needles into these points through the person’s skin.