PLMD and RLS writings

The below are various writings Al Stone from his earlier website. Note that Al used to sell products on BeyondWellBeing and we no longer sell from that website. “WHY DO MY LEGS FEEL RESTLESS AT NIGHT?” According to traditional Chinese medicine, It all comes down too much heat in your body. Heat can originate from…

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Some Theory – Distinguishing Yin and Yang

Distinguishing Yin and Yang Defining Yin and Yang Yin and yang theory is an explanation for the natural phenomena of the universe. According to this theory, the whole of the universe is made up of two forces in opposition, and yet each contains aspects of the other. These opposites can be called yin qi and…

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Wind: One of the 5 Pathogenic Factors in Chinese Medicine

From the book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine co-written by Douglas Eisenstark (PMPH press) Pathogenic Wind A pathogen that causes a disease that moves and disperses quickly is called a wind–pathogen. Wind is common in spring, but may occur throughout the year. Whenever wind becomes excessive enough to cause disease, it will become a pathogen. Wind…

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Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases

for those suffering from Sibo, IBS, constipation, diarrhea, stomach pains, etc… (From our friends in the government) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4434213/ Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Functional Gastrointestinal Diseases   Jiande D. Z. Chen, 1 , * Jieyun Yin, 1 Toku Takahashi, 2 and  Xiaohua Hou 3 Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► Functional gastrointestinal diseases (FGID) are common in the world and account for more than 40%…

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Acupuncture and Gastric Motility

For those with Stomach and Intestinal issues, I would suggest finding a licensed acupuncturist that you can see on a regular basis (eg: once a week for a few months). This is along article about studies done that shows its benefits: Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders and Acupuncture Jieyun Yin, MD and  Jiande D Z Chen, Ph.D. Author…

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No Sleep or Sleep Too Much

  You can buy the CD’s here….http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/DouglasEisenstark   Somnolence or Hyper-somnolence is the flip-side of insomnia. It is the feeling of always wanting and being able to sleep. It is a bit tricky to talk about because many people often feel tired for a number of reasons and more often than not it is because we simply don’t get enough…

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Liver Information

The following is from a book I co-wrote: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine for PMPH (People’s Medical Publishing House) in China. This is just one paragraph of many pages describing the Liver system as seen in Chinese Medicine. The liver is yin in form, but yang in function. The structure of the liver enables it to…

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Yin Deficiency

Here are some brief notes about Yin Deficiency from my (co-written) book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (PMPH 2015) Yin deficiency heat involves the appearance of more (predominant) heat even when there is no increase in the actual amount of heat in the body. The relative appearance of more heat is due to the insufficiency of…

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Qi Stagnation

The following is an excerpt from my (co-written) book: Fundamentals of Chinese Medicine (PMPH press) 2015 Qi stagnation (qi zhì,气滞) is state of obstructed or stagnated qi flow in a particular part of the body. Qi stagnation can be associated with excess internal phlegm or dampness, food accumulation, blood stasis, heat constraint, zang-fu organ impairment…

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Body Differences

This is a very cool text from our (USA) government’s website about the cultural differences of the body (somatic) perception of emotions. (The illustrations are inserted by Eagleherbs.com) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4253951/ Front Psychol. 2014; 5: 1379. Published online 2014 Dec 3. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01379 PMCID: PMC4253951 Cross-cultural differences in somatic awareness and interoceptive accuracy: a review of the…

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