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- Time Management
- Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
- Product Spotlight - Clear the Pain
I sincerely hope that you are feeling
well and have managed to escape the dreaded flu and colds that have been
going around. In this issue, we are going to talk about Time Management
and the importance of identifying your priorities.
As well, we have received many, many inquiries
regarding Acupuncture, so our second article will discuss the use of Acupuncture
and its place in Traditional Chinese Medicine.
As always, I encourage you to let me know
what you would like to read about in upcoming issues, so drop me a line!
My email address is at the end of this newsletter. Thanks for reading!
One day, an expert in time management was
speaking to a group of business students, and to drive home a point, used
an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front
of the group of high powered overachievers, he said, "Okay, time for a
He then pulled out a one gallon, wide mouth
mason jar and set it on the table in front of him. Then he produced about
a dozen fist sized rocks and carefully placed them, one by one, into the
jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside,
he asked, "Is this jar full?" Everyone in the class said, "Yes". Then
he said, "Really?"
He reached under the table and pulled out
a bucket of gravel. Then he dumped the gravel in and shook the jar, causing
pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the space between the big
rocks. Then he asked the group once more, "Is this jar full?" By this
time, the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered. "Good!"
He reached under the table and brought
out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went
into all the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel. Once more he
asked the question. "Is this jar full?" "No!" the class shouted. Once
again, he said, "Good!"
Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and
began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he asked,
"and now?", the class answered "Yes!" The expert in time management looked
at the class and asked, "What is the point of this illustration?" One
eager student raised his hand and said, "The point is, no matter how full
your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit more things
"No", the speaker replied, "that's not
the point. The truth this illustration teaches us is this: If you don't
put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all." What are
the big rocks in your life? Your children, your spouse, your loved ones,
your friendships, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching
or mentoring others doing things that you love, time for yourself, your
Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first
or you'll never get them in at all. If you worry about all the little
things (i.e. the gravel and the sand) then you will fill your life with
little things and you will never have the real quality time you need to
spend on the big important stuff (the big rocks).
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese
Chi (pronounced chee), the Chinese term
for the life force or vital energy of the universe, is fundamental to
all aspects of life. When chi is blocked or stagnant, disease and illness
result. Acupuncture treatment is used to manipulate the flow of chi through
the meridians of the body in order to stimulate movement and clear stagnation.
Although acupuncture is used for a wide
and growing range of ailments in the West, it is worth remembering that
traditionally it was not the first choice for many health problems. Most
often, acupuncture is an adjunct to herbal medicine and is likely to be
prescribed when pain is present.
To some, the mere thought of acupuncture
conjures up the image of pain. However the needles used are very fine,
so small in fact that they fit into the central hole of a normal injection/hypodermic
needle. They have a doweled end, not a cutting end, and are therefore
far less likely to cause tissue damage or bruising when inserted. Now
this is not to say that the insertion of an acupuncture needle is devoid
of any sensation, but those who experience acupuncture do not usually
describe it as painful and more often than not are surprised that the
needles are already in place.
In the course of treatment, an acupuncturist
will identify the acupoints to be used and will then insert generally
between six and eight acupuncture needles into the acupoint(s) which correspond
with the condition.
Acupuncture can be helpful for a wide
range of ailments from allergies to sinusitis and nerve pain (neuralgia).
As well, many acupuncturists report that up to 95% of headaches (including
migraines) can be successfully treated. Acupuncture is also extremely
helpful after surgery and helps to re-establish chi flows in the affected
meridians. Medical reports from China also suggest significant success
with stroke victims and in cases of paralysis.
In many, acupuncture is likely to be only
one aspect of treatment, which will probably also include Qigong, massage
and herbal remedies.
To learn more about acupuncture, please
To learn more about Traditional Chinese
Medicine, please visit: www.aworldofgoodhealth.com/tcminfostart.htm
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