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World Health Organization: Acupuncture Proven Effective for

By Ericka Bastecki

Several years ago, the World Health Organization (WHO) published an official report listing 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases that have been shown in controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture. Following is the list of conditions shown through controlled trials to be treated effectively by Acupuncture:

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a area of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture originated in China over 5,000 years ago. It is based on the belief that living beings have a vital energy, called “qi”, that circulates through meridians on the body. There are twelve of these meridians. Each meridian is associated with a different organ system. When the flow of qi throughout a meridian becomes imbalanced, then this is how disease begins. LET US EXPLAIN

What is Oriental Medicine/Functional Medicine?

It’s a science-based, natural way to become healthy again. Functional Medicine is patient-centered medical healing at its best. Instead of looking at and treating health problems as isolated diseases, it treats individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions. As the following graphic of an iceberg shows, a named disease such as diabetes, cancer, or fibromyalgia might be visible above the surface, but according to Functional Medicine, the cause lies in the altered physiology below the surface. Almost always, the cause of the disease and its symptoms is an underlying dysfunction and/or an imbalance of bodily systems. Named diseases are just the tip of the iceberg. Below the surface, according to Functional Medicine, are the real causes of a patient’s health problems. If health care treats just the tip of the iceberg, it rarely leads to long-term relief and vibrancy. Identifying and treating the underlying root cause or causes, as Functional Medicine does, has a much better chance to successfully resolve a patient’s health challenge. Using scientific principles, advanced diagnostic testing and treatments other than drugs or surgery, Functional Medicine restores balance in the body’s primary physiological processes. The goal: the patient’s lifelong optimal health.


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Forks Over Knives

What has happened to us? Despite the most advanced medical technology in the world, we are sicker than ever by nearly every measure. Two out of every three of us are overweight. Cases of diabetes are exploding, especially amongst our younger population. About half of us are taking at least one prescription drug. Major medical operations have become routine, helping to drive health care costs to astronomical levels. Heart disease, cancer and stroke are the country’s three leading causes of death, even though billions are spent each year to “battle” these very conditions. Millions suffer from a host of other degenerative diseases. Could it be there’s a single solution to all of these problems? A solution so comprehensive but so utterly straightforward, that it’s mind-boggling that more of us haven’t taken it seriously? Starring: T. Colin CampbellCaldwell B. Esselstyn Jr.Neal BarnardJunshi ChenConnie B. Diekman Directed by: Lee Fulkerson Run Time: 1 hour 30 minutes Studio: Virgil Films & Entertainment

Eating You Alive

Half of all adults in the U.S. struggle with chronic health conditions including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity, hypertension, Alzheimer’s, arthritis and erectile dysfunction.

Despite countless dollars spent on medical research, new drugs and innovative technology to improve our health, more Americans are disabled and dying from chronic disease than ever before.

Featuring leading medical experts and researchers, Eating You Alive takes a scientific look at the reasons we’re so sick, who’s responsible for feeding us the wrong information and how we can use whole-food, plant-based nutrition to take control of our health—one bite at a time.

Starring: Susan Weinick, Andrew Saul PhD, Amanda McKinney MD
Directed by: Paul David Kennamer, Jr.
Runtime: 1 hour 48 minutes
Studio: Gravitas Ventures

What the Health

What the Health is a ground breaking feature length documentary from the award-winning filmmakers of Cowspiracy, that follows the exciting journey of intrepid filmmaker, Kip Andersen, as he uncovers the impacts of highly processed industrial animal foods on our personal health and greater community, and explores why leading health organizations continue to promote the industry despite countless medical studies and research showing deleterious effects of these products on our health.

Starring: Garth Davis, Neal Barnard, Michael Greger, Caldwell Esselstyn Jr.
Directed by: Kip Andersen, Keegan Kuhn
Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes

The Starch Solution

This truth is simple and is, therefore, easy to explain. You must eat to live. But the choice of what you eat is yours. There is an individual, specific diet that best supports the health, function, and longevity of each and every animal. The proper diet for human beings is based on starches. The more rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and beans you eat, the trimmer and healthier you will be — and with those same food choices you will help save the Planet Earth too. This talk is by John McDougall MD from the VegSource Healthy Lifestyle Expo 2010. You can purchase a copy of all 14 fascinating and life-saving talks from the Expo on DVD. Runtime: 1 hour 15 minutes

9000 Needles

Terry and I both have the type of job that’s all about helping others. So we know how it’s often a thankless draining day. So we just wanted you to know we believe in what you are doing and feel very grateful that you are willing to do it, and thank you for doing all you can for me in one of the hardest times of my life!

Directed by: Doug Dearth
Runtime: 1 hour 24 minutes
Year Released: 2011
Studio: Bigfoot Studios Inc.

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