Editor's Introduction: We get a lot of questions about the benefits of ingesting the placenta after giving birth, particularly placenta encapsulation. But did you know that there is a lot more to the placenta than just that? For starters, the placenta is the only temporary organ created by mamals. And, the placenta has been celebrated and honored throughout history by cultures around the world.
And yes, it can be eaten, too.
In this primer, you'll learn about this amazin organ. As a bonus, you'll find instructions for how to encapsulate your plancenta at the end of this article. Read on!
Acupuncture - a word that strikes fear into many American's hearts, conjuring up images of needles, pin cushion pain, and witch doctor medicine.
In reality, acupuncture is an ancient art that has earned modern medical notoriety. Acupuncturists identify more than 2,000 acupuncture points that are interconnected with pathways that conduct (transmit) vital energy throughout the body and from organ to organ, regulating body functions, and affecting mental and emotional health.
Modern medicine now recognizes that we, as living, organic beings, do, indeed, transmit and create energy, and that many transmissions that are askew result in feelings of unrest or illness. This mirrors Chinese medical beliefs that illnesses and symptoms are associated with an imbalance of this vital energy that they refer to as qi (pronounced chee).
Acupuncture can either use hair-thin, disposable needles, or laser, electro, or auricular acupuncture (no needles) to stimulate specific areas associated with organ functions in order to help the body maintain its own health by balancing its energy and pathway's effectiveness. The treatment does not hurt, does not sting, in fact, it doesn't feel like a pin prick at all (this is coming from a trypanophobic). At most, it feels relaxing, heavy, and rather sedating even, like a warm bath or dark room.