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Why Am I So Cold?

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Everyone feels cold sometimes, but some people are perpetually chilled to a point where it interferes with their lives.

From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, there are two different kinds of cold in the body: full cold and empty cold. Full cold refers to a condition where there is an excess of cold-type energy in the body leading to a feeling of cold, and most likely other health problems, as well. The other kind of cold is empty cold. This means there is not an abundance of cold energy but rather a weakness of the warm fiery energy. When there isn’t enough warmth in the body, you will feel cold – not because the cold is so strong, but because you don’t have enough fire to balance it out.


Full Cold
As mentioned, a full cold condition refers to an over-abundance of cold type energy in the body. This is often an acute case and may relate to being outside on cold weather, or exposing a certain area of your body to cold water, cold wind or cold weather. Symptoms really depend on t…

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Several recent studies on the effects of acupuncture on hypertension indicate that it can have a significant impact on lowering high blood pressure and managing the side effects of medication (Cevik, 2013). Researchers at University of California at Irvine have been studying the neuroendocrine mechanism underlying the significant clinical effect acupuncture has on the treatment of hypertension for the last 15 years. 

They have discovered that electroacupuncture (EA) at the points P 5-6, Li11-10, St 36-37 and Ht 6-7 lowered hypertension and that low frequency and low current electroacupuncture (EA) produces significant results. Notably when P 5-6 receives only acupuncture without needle manipulation to stimulate ‘deQi’ sensation there was no effect on hypertension. EA is used to deliver consistent stimulation
to the underlying nerves which send impulses to the rVLM part of the brain, a part of the medulla which interacts with the cardiovascular system. EA at low frequency at P 5-6, Li 11…

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Acupuncture In Brantford, Ontario

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Esther Norine Shelley, R.Ac
Do you need to revitalize your energy due to fatigue? Registered Acupuncturist, Esther Shelley, can help restore and rebuild your energy! Lose the fatigue–Live with Vitality!
Do you catch every cold and flu going? Specific acupuncture points help strengthen your immune response (called Wei Qi) to an improved level of health, and that includes allergies!
Are you active in sports such as golfing or tennis, and have hurt any of your joints recently? Knees, elbows, shoulders? Brantford Acupuncture Clinic offers you help with pain relief from golfer’s & tennis elbow, sciatic pain, knee concerns and arthritic pain!
Our services extend to Brantford, Brant County, St. George, Ancaster, Paris, Cambridge and Hamilton, ON and beyond!
Are you having problems conceiving? We offer fertility support services as well, and help keep you comfortable throughout your pregnancy as well. Morning sickness, back pain—these all tend to play a part in ‘pregnant life’, and acupuncture…