March 1, 2001

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  • Time Management
  • Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Product Spotlight - Clear the Pain

Hello Everyone!

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!


Time Management

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 quiz."

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 replied.

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 in it."

"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 health?

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 Medicine

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.

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Clear the Pain

One of the famous traditional formulas, Clear the Pain has been successfully used for centuries for the treatment of osteo/rheumatoid arthritis. It acts as an anti-inflammatory, analgesic, strengthens the immune system, stimulates blood circulation and promotes adreno-corticol function. The objectives of this formula are to clear the pain first, restore mobility, and tonify the body to eliminate the underlying problem. Clear the Pain is also effective in the treatment of lower back pain.

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