MJ CLINIC – ACUPUNCTURE AND MASSAGE STRATHFIELD

mj clinic - acupuncture and massage strathfield

Most effects of acupuncture massage are good, but some are a reaction to an underlying issue. The effect isn’t bad; it’s normal, given that the individual isn’t in absolutely perfect health. If we were in perfect health we wouldn’t have gone for a massage!

Sometimes things seem to get a little worse before they feel better. Make no mistake, they are actually getting better, it just feels uncomfortable at first; like losing a bad habit or giving up an addiction.

 Symptoms – Massage Burwood

Sometimes the very symptoms we went to have treated seem to get worse. This is termed a healing crisis. Your body is returning to correct functioning, and you healing systems is starting to work. You are probably experiencing heightened sensitivity, which means you notice bodily sensations that were previously in the background. You are also probably loosening muscles that you previously held tight. This can be simultansously uncomfortable and gratifying. Ever go on a skiing and feel sore because of all those muscles you don’t usually use? You muscles will be better for the experience, and there can be a gratification in this tiredness.

Tiredness – Massage Concord

It is not uncommon to feel fatigue after a massage.  Many people feel more energy, especially if they are regular patients. But after the first few sessions you might well feel tired.  This is neither unpleasant or a cause for concern. The tiredness feels like a continuation of what you felt during the massage. After a bath a nights rest you will better than your usual self.

Soreness – Acupuncture and Massage Homebush.

Were this only acupuncture it would seems obvious to the naïve- of course sticking things into me will make me sore; I’m surprised it isn’t worse! But the point is the treatment is helping. Like the recently exercised muscles the soreness is a sign of improvement.

Massage and acupuncture might be considered alternative aprouches by some, but they are very effective for many conditions, or just for feeling a lot better. Try an alternative to your present lifestyle, and find something new.

MJ Clinc offer massage and acupuncture for Strathfield, Concord, Homebush and Burwood.

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Misconceptions About Eyesight

Carrots are good for your eyes;

Well, not exactly. A healthy diet is certainly good for keeping your eyesight, and vegetables like carrots should be part of this. But once you eyesight is fully functional it cannot get any better. A poor diet will damage your eyes; good diet significantly helps keep the eyesight you have.

Vision loss cannot be treated.

There is always something to improve partial vision. Glasses, contacts, orthokeratology treatments at night, laser surgery for some conditions. Talk to you doctor and optometrist.

The Sun cannot hurt your eyes

UV light form the Sun can certainly have a negative impact over time. More than 50% of pensioners have cataracts, many of which could have been prevented with proper protection. Protect your eyes with UV sunglasses.

Reading in dim Light can damage your eyes.

There is no evidence for this; dim light is just inconvenient. As we get older we need brighter light as contrast tends to fade, but that is the natural process of aging.

Sitting too close to the TV will damage eyes.

Again, it doesn’t seem to do any permanent harm, though it has no real benefits either. Sitting too close to TVs or computer monitors can cause tiredness; there might be some heath issues with radiation, but this seems unlikely.

The wrong prescription of glasses will damage eyes.

Partly true. Children under 6 can suffer poor eye development if the prescription is wrong; this should be immediately attended to if the child show evidence of poor vision. For most other people the wrong glasses will cause poor co-ordination, tired eyes, and run the risk of serious accidents, but not really damage the eyes directly. If you suspect the prescription is wrong then contact a Sydney optometrist.

Glasses will cure learning disabilities.

Not really. Poor vision can cause learning problems and be misdiagnosed as a learning disability, but it is not really a learning disability, it has simply been mistaken for one. An exception to this is that some dyslexics seem to benefit from tinted glasses, but this unrelated to the eyes focusing and is still controversial

Contact your Sydney CBD optometrist if you have any concerns about eyesight for you or you family.

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Dental care, Sydney

Why Clean Teeth

dental-care It is too easy to neglect dental health. People prefer the aftertaste of the last meal to the strong taste of toothpaste. Some people claim not to have the time to brush their teeth; but the few minutes spent brushing your teeth each day prevents most dental problems and the discomfort of serious dental procedures later on. A study once showed that the most successful people in life were the ones who tolerated short term inconvenience over long term problems. Brushing your teeth is an example of this.

More than Just Brushing at Home

Even with regular brushing and flossing individuals should have a dental check-up every 6 months. Early detection can prevent permanent damage to teeth and gums and avoid costly and uncomfortable treatments latter on. Problems like tooth decay are often accompanied by at least some pain or physical signs of change, and should be checked straight away. But problems such as gingivitis are not obvious of painful at first, making regular check-ups essential.

Regular dental cleaning, recommended every six months, not only removes plaque, tartar, bacteria and other problems, it also makes teeth feel smoother by polishing them. This in turn helps them stay clean as bacteria are less inclined to stick to them.

Food

The advice your grandparents gave about healthy eating is probably not too far from the truth. Vegetables, dairy foods, apples and other forms or healthy eating make all the difference to one’s dental health. Green teas also seems to help teeth and breath considerably.

Sticky food and anything acidic tends to be very harmful. This includes obvious culprits such as soda and sugar, but also a few healthy foods like orange juice. It is less about the amount consumed than the regularity of consumption. Harmful food eaten several times a day is worse that a greater amount of harmful food consumed in one sitting.

Chewing gum that is sugar free can be beneficial for teeth, though the artificial sweeteners used in the gum can have their own health issues. Patients experiencing drowsiness, insomnia of other issues should consult an allergy specialist.

Regarding any concerns about dental care, Sydney based Dental Focus can address any problems.

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Social side of Martial Arts Training

Social skills are a complex thing, and the psychologists who study them don’t always agree about what’s going on. We can suddenly develop better skills with people who share a common interest, or find ourselves gravitating towards people similar to ourselves when in a foreign situation. Social skills require little effort under some circumstances, a lot of effort under other circumstances. The situations that work well seem to require the least effort, but it would be too easy to get the cause and effect mixed up here. We only start putting in effort because the situation requires it, and we tend not to enjoy this situation as much.

We tend not to have the same social issues as a child. In kindergarten everybody’s interest was in similar toys and novelties. On some occasions everything was unfamiliar and confusing, so we withdrew; on other occasions everybody was part of the same group. There was no ‘us and them’ at that point in our lives; there were other people who were simultaneously different but not part of a different group. Undoubtedly we learned some of our first social abilities here, though we might have lost some things too; later divisions into ‘us and them’ cost us some common connection with all others. Really balanced, spiritual people tend to more apt at getting on with far more people, not just their own crowd. Perhaps they retained something we lost back them.

Common training can have a positive social influence on participating individuals. We hear about people bonding in the military when they would have had rather little in common under other circumstances. But this ignores the fact that being in the same circumstance is giving them something in common. If people are in a circumstance voluntarily that may well have some common goal or interest beforehand. And it it’s involuntary they may well find they identify with other stuck with the same fate. It still keeps coming back to the idea they have something in common.

Perhaps it’s the rediscovery of our common human situation here. Great literature, great human insights and great proverbs all cross cultural barriers and social classes. If we feel human like everybody else is human then we have a universal common thread that runs through all people, and we are no longer separated because of superficial differences. Barriers to social interactions are inadvertently acquired over time. At least part of improving social skills is the unlearning of misconceptions. We unlearn artificial differences and see the real common ground.

Watching people improve in anything, especially something we are involved with ourselves, gives us some insights into both them and ourselves. It’s a little like seeing yourself in the third person. And if we avoid the trap of dividing the world into ‘our’ exclusive group and others we can form a bond with people in general. This type of training (and the insights we acquire through it) can apply it to every aspect of our life. I tend to think good training strips us back to the fundamentals and rebuilds us the way we would have liked to have been the first time around.

I said earlier that the better social situation requires less effort from us, and I believe we enjoy it more when getting on with others comes easily. But there was some effort; we but the effort in earlier to either learn skills or avoid misconceptions. We learn in advance so things come naturally when the situation requires it. More than one martial artist has supported this type or view. We train now so that latter on we can do more with less effort.

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Our first blog post is supplied by United Martial Arts & Fitness Academy. United Martial Arts provides Martial Arts, TKD (TaeKweonDo) courses in Perth. For more information, feel free to visit their website.

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