Entries by Jon-Erik Lido

Navel Piercings Reproductive Health

Navel Piercings and Reproductive Health http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TlUYSAVl46M#stepSize=+1 I’ve written a blog post about this topic in the past, but now I’ve created a video on navel piercings. A navel piercing may seem like a benign adornment, but acupuncture theory strongly suggests that this is not a healthy or safe practice. The problem is that the piercing […]

Good Sleep Prevents Alzheimer’s

Getting a good night’s sleep is inarguably important for good health. The type of rest we can only get with sufficient restful sleep keeps us alert, energetic, and mentally clear during the day. Earlier this year I blogged about how good sleep helps weight loss. Now there’s increasing evidence of a link between sleep deprivation […]

Does Acupuncture Use Nerves?

Does acupuncture use nerves? Believe it or not, it’s a very common question I get goes something like this, “Does acupuncture have something to do with nerves?” The short answer to this question is, “No. Not in the way you are probably thinking.” Let’s see why. There is a prevailing view, outside of the acupuncture […]

Acupuncture for Willpower – The Kidneys and Zhi

Acupuncture for Willpower – The Kidneys and Zhi Have you ever wondered, “Why can’t I drag myself out of bed this morning?” Or perhaps there are things you know you should do (perhaps things that you really want to do) but you just can’t seem to make yourself take action? On the flip side there […]

Acupuncture for Sensitivity – The Lungs and Po

If you have ever noticed that some days you feel far more sensitive than others? You may find yourself easily irritated physically or emotionally. Other days you may even feel dull and numb, even for things that would normally excite, anger, hurt, or otherwise have an impact on you physically or emotionally. What you are […]

Acupuncture for Mental Alertness- The Heart and Shen

Mental Alertness Have you ever been awake, but just not quite mentally there? Maybe someone noticed you being “spaced out”. It’s not that you were daydreaming so much as “nobody was home”- you weren’t thinking of anything in particular. When this happens it feels like not being fully conscious. The word we use for what […]

Quench Summer Heat

It is so hot this time of year here in North Carolina. It’s a perfect time to talk about “external pathogenic heat”. With temperatures at or above 100 degrees lately, fatigue and dehydration due to heat exposure are not abstract concepts right now. You may be familiar with the concept of heat exhaustion and heat […]

The Mind-Body Connection

The Mind Body Connection In the west when we speak of the mind-body connection we typically are considering it in a fairly limited way. We separate the concepts of mind from the concept of body as if they two were separate entities that communicate. We speak as if the mind and body require some sort […]