Acupuncture involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body. A key component of Traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is most commonly used to treat pain. Traditional Chinese medicine explains acupuncture as a technique for balancing the flow of energy or life force — known as qi or chi (CHEE) — believed to flow through pathways (meridians) in your body. By inserting needles into specific points along these meridians, acupuncture practitioners believe that your energy flow will re-balance. In contrast, many Western practitioners view the acupuncture points as places to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the activity of.
Deep breathing is not just for those that meditate or do Yoga. It is a crucial component for better health and overall wellness, and can be the key to slowing the ageing process. Deep-breathing increases your immunity and helps remove toxins from your body by stimulating your lymphatic system. You can remove up to 70% of toxins by doing some deep breathing daily. Deep breathing involves learning to slow breathing and use the diaphragm, the muscle located beneath the lungs, and not just the chest muscles. To do this effectively, take a long, deep breath inhaled through the nose. Do you see your chest expand? That is a normal deep.