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Friday, August 12, 2011

Re: [AlternativeAnswers] best herbal anti-spasmodic?


Quite right, I didn't realise that one would be preferred over another
for dealing with this. There is a Chinese acupuncturist that he does
recommend, so I will get that info from him. What is TCM theory?
SOrry, I am not very versed in acupuncture, though I know it has
worked for me for various things.

As an aside, I have a son with extreme anxiety and depression. He is
on conventional meds for them now, but doesn't want to be forever.
Will acupuncture help with this?

Thanks again for your input.

Kind regards

On 12/08/2011, at 12:03 PM, Mercurius Trismegistus wrote:

> You're chiropractor probably does "Medical Acupuncture," which isn't
> the
> same. It's not bad though. It's just not based on TCM theory. "Wind
> damp" is a combination of two TCM pathogens, wind and damp. They
> present as spasticity. Pain will result from the blockage of energy,
> resulting in qi and blood stagnation.
> On 8/11/2011 1:41 PM, Andrea Gauland wrote:
> > Thank you for your reply. I tend to run hot. What do you mean by
> > wind damp? We have had a very mild winter, but last weekend we had
> > snow/wind/rain/hail to sea level, and the temperature dropped from
> 15C
> > to 3C in a matter of an hour or less. Might that have had something
> > to do with it. My chiropractor also does acupuncture, so I'm really
> > looking forward to my appt next week!
> >
> > Andrea
> > NZ
> > On 11/08/2011, at 6:29 AM, Mercurius Trismegistus wrote:
> >
> >> Get acupuncture. Sounds like some wind damp. You could try Du Huo
> Ji
> >> Sheng Wan. Do you tend to run hot or cold?
> >>
> >> On 8/9/2011 6:18 PM, Andrea Gauland wrote:
> >>> Hi -- my low back (small of my back, really), has been in spasm
> for
> >>> the last 2 days now. I can't stand for more than 10 minutes at a
> >> time

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