Tele-Acupuncture is a kind of Telemidicine that is scientific long distance treatment using visual information and the theory of Acupuncture medicine.
A man in his 80s called me and said that his blood pressure elevated to 214 on his right arm and 180 on his left arm, and felt not good.
He was anxious because he had heart problems as preexisting condition. I Skyped to him and scanned his body having him sit facing me. Most stagnations were located in his chest and above. Starting from the center line of his body from the head to the lower abdomen, I unblocked the stagnation from the front of his body.
The left side of his chest had layers that some parts need energy and other parts need to unblock the energy as shown in the following Fig. I treated his left chest layer by layer.
After the session, he told me that he felt much calmer and his chest became loosened.
When he had the second session 3 days later, he reported me about the change of his blood pressure after the first session:
Before the session: 214
Right after the session: 154
The day on the second session: 152
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I introduced Tele-Acupuncture recently.
Tele-Acupuncture is a kind of Telemidicine that is scientific long distance treatment using visual information and the theory of Acupuncture medicine.
So I want to share some cases treated with Tele-Acupuncture below.
If you are still skeptical to Tele-Acupuncture, I think you can get some idea about Tele-Acupuncture.
A woman in her 30s was complaining about difficulty breathing, sore throat, low back pain, neck pain and very anxious due to the current situation.
I scanned her body with her sitting on her bed facing to me. I detected energy stagnation mostly in her upper body and unblocked the stagnated energy with finger-needles. I asked her to check how she felt now. She told me that low back and neck and sore throat got better, but still had difficulty breathing. I scanned her body again and detected some stagnation in the center and lower part of her chest, so unblocked the stagnated energy. This time she told me she could breathe easily.
The same woman as Case 1 was feeling stiffness in her neck and shoulder, low back pain in the center, both legs were sore in any posture (3 days after the 1st session).
She told me that breathing and sore throat got better and she could sleep better. I asked her to sit facing me and scanned her body. Energy Stagnation was mostly located in her upper body.
After unblocking the stagnated energy, she still felt stiffness in her neck and shoulders and low back pain, so I asked her to sit showing her back. I scanned her back and detected stagnated energy in her left upper back and both sides of her low back.
After unblocking the stagnated energy, I asked her to check her body again. This time shed didn’t feel stiffness in her neck and shoulders and low back pain.
Because she still felt soreness in her legs, I asked her to stand up showing her legs. As I unblocked the energy flow of her legs, she told me her legs didn’t hurt.
A woman in her 70s was complaining that her left neck to arm had hurt and tingly for a week.
I asked her to sit showing her head to lower abdomen and scanned her Chakras and regulated stagnated ones and asked her how she felt. She still felt pain and tingling sensation in her left neck to arm.
This time I scanned her left side of her body and detected stagnated energy in her neck, elbow and wrist, and the space above her shoulder. After unblocking the stagnated energy in these area, she felt neither any pain nor tingling sensation in her left neck and arm.
A man in his 40s was complaining about pain in his left neck, tightness in his low back, pain in his mid-back and tightness and pain in his left thigh to knee.
First, I scanned and regulated Chakras and internal organs from his front side and asked him to check his neck, but he still felt some pain in his left side.
Next, I asked him to show his back in his sitting position and scanned his back. I unblocked stagnated energy in his neck, left shoulder blade, mid-back and low back. He told me that he still felt tightness in his mid-back, so I unblocked remaining stagnated energy in his mid-back and he felt better.
Next, I asked him to stand up showing his lower body and unblocked the stagnated energy around his left thigh and knee. He didn’t feel any pain and tightness in his left knee, but he complained about the tightness in his left buttock area, so I unblocked stagnated energy in his left buttock to hip joint, and the tightness in his left buttock was gone.
Because he still felt some pain in the left side of his neck, I unblocked the stagnated energy around his left neck from his left side and front side. This time pain in his left neck also disappeared.
Though I treated him from various positions like the front, back and side in his sitting position, the front and back in his standing position, the session could finish within 20 minutes.
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I'm still here to help you!
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus infection, you must feel very stressful physically and mentally.
I closed my clinic 3 weeks ago and it is not sure when I can start my acupuncture clinic again.
But I’m still here to help you.
As an alternative, I decided to provide Tele-Acupuncture.
I’ve been using this treatment method to treat my parents who live on opposite sides of the earth where is 10,000 km (6,250 miles) away from Salem, MA.
Now I would like to share this treatment method to help you improve your physical and mental stress.
What is Tele-Acupuncture?
Tele-Acupuncture provides you with not only consultation like advising you what to do or what to eat provided by Telemedicine or Telehealth, but also treatment at a distance using visual information.
Regulating 7 Chakras
Chakras are the main energy centers of the body and important acupuncture points. When they are too open or too closed, that affects the body parts around the related Chakras. Tele-Acupuncture balances the opening and closing of 7 Chakras.
Unblocking stagnated energy
I scan the body including the area where you have pain or other health issues and remove stagnated energy to improve the flow of the energy, leading to relieving pain, tightness or uncomfortable feeling.
This treatment method is performed through video chat, using the method used at the clinic when I usually diagnose, decide acupuncture points to treat or homework points.
Impressions from the patients who experienced Tele-Acupuncture a step ahead of you
50s Female with stress, neck pain
I want to thank you for doing telephone acupuncture on me today . Since we have to adhere to proper social distancing to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus, I really appreciate you accommodating me with telephone acupuncture. It really helped me relieve soreness and stiffness that I was having in my neck. It also relieved stress that I have been experiencing at this time. Thanks again!
40s Male with tightness and pain in his neck and upper body
I could certainly feel the energy flow as my upper body and neck was very tense and tight on the left side through my trap area. In just a 20 min. session I was more relaxed, I was breathing better and more importantly my neck muscles on the left side started to lengthen as I decompressed.
The session was definitely beneficial and I highly recommend it!
60s Female with stress, dryness and pain in her eyes
I thought today’s tele-Acupuncture session went well. I didn’t know what to expect, so I was a little anxious at first. Since I am very open to the healing effects of acupuncture and qigong, I’m not sure from just one session if the calmness I felt was indeed from tele-acupuncture. I did notice, though, after returning from a three mile walk, I did not have to put eye drops in my eyes. Also, my mood has improved.
Why can Tele-Acupuncture treat patients through video chat?
This treatment method is not some kind of supernatural power but scientific treatment method (it means everybody can make it happen if they learn the method), so it is necessary to have visual information to diagnose and treat.
Scientific explanation of Tele-Acupuncture is:
All of our body parts have its own frequency (vibration) like the frequency of the muscle is 80 Hz. If the frequency of the body part is too high or too low, that is not healthy condition. The condition of the frequency can be detected by our eyes, which is the most sensitive sensory organ, through the screen. When we receive the unhealthy frequency through our eyes, that can distort our body. So I scan the body with my eyes, detect the body part with unhealthy frequency, recognize the distortion in my body and improve the frequency with finger-needles through the screen.
As long as I can see you over the screen, the distance doesn’t matter.
What are the advantages of Tele-Acupuncture?
You don’t need to travel.
You can save money on gas, parking, and public transportation, and you don’t waste time traveling or risk running into a traffic jam that makes you late for your appointment, or more importantly, when you feel sick and can’t go out, you can have treatment at home.
You don’t need to take time off of work.
You can schedule your appointment during a break, or before or after work.
You don’t need to worry about child or elderly care issues.
Many of us have the responsibility for caring for children or older adults. Finding alternative care to visit the clinic can be difficult and expensive. Bringing them along can be stressful or impractical. Tele-Acupuncture solves this challenge by allowing you to have treatment while upholding your family responsibilities.
You can sleep right after the treatment.
There are patients who want to sleep after the treatment. If you are at home, you can sleep right after the treatment as much as you need.
You can have treatment wherever you are.
You can have treatment anywhere if you have your device and the Internet connection. You can be opposite sides of the earth for traveling.
How to take Tele-Acupuncture
You can make an appointment Online, or email/call/text.
When you make an appointment Online, please choose “Tele-Acupuncture”, please add the contact information connected to FaceTime or Skype in Appointment Notes.
When you make an appointment by email/call/text, please let me know the contact information connected to FaceTime or Skype.
Appointments are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
When you want to have a session at the time other than appointment hours, please contact me.
1. Prepare your device such as iPhone, iPad, Mac, PC, other smart phones.
2. Set your device to show me your head to lower abdomen when you sit on a chair with a back or sofa to relax your back during the session.
3. I will FaceTime or Skype to you at the time of your appointment.
4. Before and after the treatment, I may ask you to move your body to check the pain or the range of motion, so you need some space to move around you.
5. Tele-Acupuncture session takes about 20 min.
Treatment fee for Tele-Acupuncture is $20 per session for now.
1. You can pay by your credit card every time before the session starts.
2. You can get eGift Card (5% Discount applies to values $40 and above) from here before the session and we will deduct the treatment fee from the eGift Card. If you get eGift Card, you don’t need to waste time during your session.
If the world hadn't turned into this kind of situation, I would have never thought I would provide Tele-Acupuncture that I had only used for my parents in Japan.
But to tell you the truth, I’m the one who is surprised the most at the effect of Tele-Acupuncture as much as I’m starting to think that I might not be necessary to be an acupuncturist using real needles at the clinic, though I know physical touch is a very important part of healing modalities.
Until I can start to treat you in-person, I will try my best to help you, using Tele-Acupuncture.
If you are interested in this treatment method even only a little bit, please give it a try.
Even if you are still skeptical to this method but would like to support my business at this tough time, please give it a try and feel what will happen to you.
I’m looking forward to seeing you over the screen.
Ichiro Shoji, Licensed Acupuncturist at Cozy Acupuncture
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Food to solve constipation
Cold Udon noodles
When carbohydrate gets cold, starch contained in carbohydrate gets crystalized. The carbohydrate becomes difficult to be digested, reaches the large intestine without breaking down in the small intestine and the amount of stools increases.
Any cold carbohydrate has the same effect.
1. Ingredients that prevent heart and brain (Cerebrovascular) disease
Grated Daikon radish
Isothiocyanate contained in Daikon radish breaks down fat sticking to the inside of the blood vessel, preventing the hardening of the artery.
Grating Daikon radish increases isothiocyanate, compared to Daikon radish as it is.
2. A side dish that improves High Blood Pressure
Potassium is a type of minerals that is rich in green vegetables, fruits and sea vegetables.
Potato contains a lot of potassium and the biggest feature is that the amount of potassium doesn’t decrease very much by cooking with heat.
Potassium in most vegetables flows out by cooking with heat, but in the case of potato, only 17 % of potassium flows out by cooking with heat and more than 80 % of potassium remains.
3. Ingredients that decreases visceral fat
Fucoxanthin contained in Wakame seaweed transforms the white fat storing energy to the brown fat that burns energy, decreasing visceral fat.
4. A Chinese dish that rejuvenates the blood vessel
Sauteed liver and garlic chives
It is known that there are 3 nutrients that rejuvenate the blood vessels, which are vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and folic acid. Liver is rich in all these 3 nutrients.
When you intake all these 3 nutrients together, at first vitamin B6 repel the half of Homocysteine that damages the blood vessel and then vitamin B12 and folic acid repels the remaining half of Homocysteine.
If it is liver, any of pork, chicken and beef is fine.
5. How to bathe in order to rejuvenate the blood vessel
To clasp and unclasp your hands while soaking in the bath tab
NO is a substance to soften the blood vessel. When you clasp and unclasp your hands, blood flow quickly increases, that stimulates the wall of the blood vessel and a lot of NO is secreted, making the blood vessel elastic.
When you do this while soaking in the warm bath tab, the blood flow increases more and more NO is secreted.
It is recommended to repeat 100 times of clasping and unclasping your hands with one third of the strongest clasp while soaking in the bath tab.
2. A sign you can see the hardening of the artery in the heart
According to a follow-up survey of 264 elderlies conducted for 10 years in US, people who had wrinkles in their earlobe had 2 times higher heart diseases development rate, compared to people who didn’t have.
Since the earlobe originally has a low number of the artery running around, once hardening of the artery happens, that promotes poor nutrition, making the wrinkles in the earlobe deep (Fig. 1).
It is thought that the degree of hardening of the artery in the earlobe is almost the same as the one in the heart. That is why the wrinkles in the earlobe act as a barometer of the hardening of the artery in the heart.
Dangerous signs of diseases in summer easy to overlook - Wrinkles -
3. A hormone that stops the aging of the heart
A hormone that rejuvenates the artery of the heart is GLP-1. The cause of stroke is plaque accumulated in the artery of the heart. GLP-1 removes plaque and rejuvenates the artery.
GLP-1 is secreted more when the number of chewing increases.
So hard food is good to increase the secretion of GLP-1 like dried squid.
4. There is a hormone that protects the heart.
Recent researches have shown that the hormone that strengthens the heart is omentin.
In a recent research, when they cause the heart of a normal mouse to have stroke, the muscle of the heart becomes necrotic.
But in the case of the mouse that secretes a lot of omentin, the area that becomes necrotic is much smaller (Fig. 2).
That means, even though the blood flow to the heart muscle stops, the heart keeps working.
It has tuned out that intake of olive oil tends to increase omentin.
Omentin is also secreted from visceral fat, but it is not secreted from the visceral fat of overweight individual. Olive oil is thought to have the effect to suppress obesity.
1. There is nutrition that keeps the heart young without exercises
According to a report published on British Journal of Sports Medicine in 2016, a survey about associations of specific sports and exercises with heart diseases mortality was conducted on 80000 British adults over the age of 30 and it turned out that a specific sport lowered the risk of death due to heart diseases.
Q. What is the exercise lowering the risk of death due to heart diseases most?
(1) Running (2) Swimming (3) Tennis (4) Aerobics
4th is (1) Running: When the risk of death due to heart diseases without any exercises was set to 1, the risk with running was the same.
3rd is (4) Aerobics: The risk was lowered by 36 %.
2nd is (2) Swimming: The risk was lowered by 41 %.
1st is (3) Tennis: The risk was lowered by 56 %.
The reason has not become clear yet, but it is thought that muscle strength to stop and go, and grasp strength to keep swinging a racket prevent heart diseases.
But please be at ease. There is a possibility to keep your heart young without playing tennis.
The ages of hearts of 72 years old ex-pro tennis player who trained and played tennis at present as well and 6 people who lived in an area and didn’t do any exercises were checked.
72 years old ex-pro tennis player: -4 years old
74 years old ordinary male 1: -18 years old
62 years old ordinary male 2: -26 years old
67 years old ordinary male 3: more than his age
73 years old ordinary male 4: -17 years old
71 years old ordinary female 5: -3
? years old ordinary female 6: more than her age
What keeps their hearts young?
People living in the area use ironware because the area is famous for the production of ironware.
So the nutrition that keeps your heart young is iron.
Taking sufficient iron activates mitochondria that creates energy, increasing the function of the heart.
A cup of miso soup with tofu and spinach contains about 0.78 grams of iron, but if it is cooked with ironware, the amount of iron becomes 4.43 mg, which is about 6 times more.
How to check whether or not iron is sufficient
There is 3-5 grams of iron in our body, which is the same as a piece of nail.
If you pull your lower eyelid down, the inside layer should be a vibrant red color. If it is a very pale pink or yellow color, this may indicate that you have iron deficiency.
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