Doing Something Good For Your Urinary Bladder

Sphinx by tarnalberry
Sphinx, a photo by tarnalberry on Flickr.

Remember the blog entry back in November (find it here) that talked about how each month had a special connection to a particular organ in the body? Well, February is the month most closely connected to the urinary bladder. Here’s a little factoid about your urinary bladder- did you know that on average the human urinary bladder can hold 2 cups of fluid when full but the urge to urinate starts when the bladder is about a cup full?

There are many things you can do on a regular basis to help maintain good urinary bladder health. In TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) we always consider using acupuncture, herbs, supplements, food and exercise as the ways to positively change health. The sphinx pose in yoga is a wonderful, gentle way to do something good for your urinary bladder this February.

Check out the link below to Yoga Journal’s step by step directions for this pose. And remember, consider your yoga level and overall health condition before attempting the pose. If you have any questions, call the office. No pain necessary to benefit!

The sphinx pose by Yoga Journal

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Qi Gong for Stuffy Noses

Noses by murkotik
Noses, a photo by murkotik on Flickr.

All people experience a stuffy nose at one time or another, whether from a cold, allergies or other reason. Here is a quick, simple, take-anywhere, highly effective qi gong method for clearing your sinuses when they are blocked. Rub vigorously and repeat as necessary.

Check out the video here

Just for fun…..

Veggie Abundance by apple_pathways
Veggie Abundance, a photo by apple_pathways on Flickr.

Looking for tricks to remember better eating habits?
Try this-

EAT LESS CRAP
C carbonated drinks
R refined sugar
A artificial sweeteners and colors
P processed foods

EAT MORE FOOD
F FRUITS AND VEGGIES
O ORGANIC LEAN PROTEINS
O OMEGA 3 fatty acids
D drink water

Don’t Read This Trivia If You Intensely Dislike Bacteria…

bacteria by darrowassoc
bacteria, a photo by darrowassoc on Flickr.

Did You Know?

Every square inch of the human body has an average of 32 million bacteria on it.

And that’s why acupuncturists swab/clean over each acupuncture point before needling!