Tuesday, November 15, 2011

On the Air: Oxidative Stress and Your Health

On The Air

Mark your calendars for Thursday, December 1 from 10 to 11 AM. I'll be on "Dial and Speak" with Andrea Fanti, Ph.D on WBTC 1540 AM. The show has been on the air for more than 40 years. Andrea, has a Ph.D. in education and nutrition, has been the host for the last 10 years.

You can also listen online at http://www.wbtclive.com/.

I'll be discussing the impact of oxidative stress on health. I'll share my own observations using the Acugraph on patients taking a natural product proven to reduce oxidative stress. You can get a preview by watching the ABC News Investigative Report at www.abchealthreport.com.

If you are more technically minded and want to do your research before the program, go to www.pubmed.gov and type Protandim in the search box to see the peer-reviewed studies.

Also, additional info can be found at my website, click here to see it.

Call 740-922-2700 or 740-254-9000 with your questions.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Acugraph Validates Protandim

The Acugraph Meridian Imaging System measures the amount of energy in each of the 12 main acupuncture meridians. It then produces a graph of the results that allows the acupuncturist to develop a customized treatment plan for the patient.

Over the last two months, I've noticed significant improvements in some of my most complex patients once they started taking a nutritional supplement called Protandim.

Protandim has 8 peer-reviewed, scientific studies validating its effectiveness. Briefly, Protandim has been shown to reduce oxidative stress 40% to 70%. Because of this basic fact, over 20 universities world-wide are studying Protandim at their own expense.

For a look at the 8 completed studies go to www.pubmed.gov and type Protandim in the search engine. (Pubmed is the National Institute of Health website for scientific research.) Another way to get an objective view of Protandim is to click here to watch a 9 minute ABC News Investigative Report.

Granted, my observations with the Acugraph are not peer-reviewed like the PubMed studies, but it does give another perspective on how Protandim can improve health. For example, in a study done at Louisiana State University, Protandim was shown to decrease skin cancer by 33% and skin tumors by 57%.

How might that information be displayed on the Acugraph? The Metal element, whose associated meridians are the Lung and Large Intestine, corresponds to the skin. Could we see a change in that on the graph? Yes. In my observations, the metal element improved 50% to 100% in several patients. Again, as a disclaimer, this is a small sample but I find it interesting that there is a possible connection to the published study.

I will continue to make observations to see how the Acugraph corroborates the peer-reviewed research. If you would like more information or want to order Protandim, click here to go to my website or call me at 330-477-0777. If you are a practitioner and would like to learn more about the Acugraph, click here to go to the MeridiaTech website.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Massage Therapy Videos

For those interested in learning more about massage therapy techniques, I've been posting lab sessions from the Stark State College Massage Therapy program. The videos are live demonstrations of techniques and treatments. I've noticed that people from all over the world have subscribed to my channel to learn from the videos. Click here take a look.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Reiki at Stark State College

For those interested in expanding their therapeutic skills, I'll be teaching a First Degree Reiki seminar at Stark State College in August this year. The Seminar will be Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20 from 9:30 to 3:30 each day. The course fee is $200.

Reiki (pronounced ray’-key) is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy. The Usui System of Reiki was born out of the experience and dedication of Dr. Mikao Usui in the late 1800’s. It provides a means of accessing and focusing this energy for personal well-being and growth.

Reiki helps balance physical, mental, emotional and spiritual energy. It is a powerful tool for health and wellness, stress reduction and self-care. This natural healing art supports the body’s ability to heal physical ailments and may open the mind to the root causes of disease and pain.

Reiki can be effectively incorporated into the healing arts practiced by massage therapists, nurses, counselors and physicians. Anyone can easily learn to use this holistic tool to create balanced wellness in life.

In the First Degree weekend seminar you will learn the history of Reiki, how to treat yourself and others, and the five precepts of Reiki. This is a relaxed, experiential workshop with time practicing and sharing your experience.

For more information you can contact me at 330-477-0777.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Time for a Tune-up?

I often tell my patients, "Treat yourself at least as well as you treat your car." We routinely get the oil changed every 3,000 miles and get tune ups as suggested by the owners manual. Doing this keeps the car in top shape and helps avoid the unexpected break downs.

Unfortunately the human body didn't come with a maintenance schedule. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is well known that a "seasonal" tune up helps maintain optimal health. Fast forward 5,000 years and we have technology that scans the energy systems of the body just like your auto mechanic does for your car. We can then stimulate the acupuncture points that will help the body regain balance and keep you in top form.

If you have not had a Meridian Energy Assessment, the new year is the perfect time to get that information and use it to improve your health. We can also treat using non-needle methods that are effective and gentle.

Call us today at 330-477-0777 to schedule your wellness tune up. Find more info at www.cantonacupuncture.com.

And here's to a healthy and happy New Year!