Why Are Acupuncture Points so Important?


There are countless debates pertaining to whether the practice of acupuncture really works to treat various ailments. Reports range from incidents of migraine relief to nausea from chemotherapy. There are even studies being conducted on animals. But how can we know for sure that your acupuncturist is hitting the right points?

When it comes to alternative medicine, there is no real way for patients to familiarize themselves with the standard of practice for diagnosing and treating problems that all practitioners must be held accountable to. This is what makes it so difficult to assess whether or not acupuncture really works.

So the best way of addressing this problem is by referring to an acupuncture reference guide. And there are very good reasons to begin using this tool.

1.    You can refer to a trusted standardized set of principles. An acupuncture reference guide will help you understand what each acupuncture point is supposed to do and where each one is, before you even talk to your acupuncturist. Just make sure you use a trusted company like Permacharts, who ensures that their reference guides are well researched and written by a subject matter expert, so you can assess your own practitioner’s practice.

2.    You can take a proactive role in the treatment of your own ailments. With a bit of knowledge under your belt, you can take a more active and collaborative role in your treatment.

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The ability to understand that there is a standardized method for acupuncture allows the patient to take on a more collaborative role in healing alongside their practitioner.

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Knowing How to Use An Acupuncture Point Chart Makes All The Difference


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An acupuncture reference guide organizes large bodies of information, into a format that systematically answers questions, in a visually easy to use and understand presentation; without the untimeliness of sorting through pages of irrelevant data. It is an indispensable resource and here’s why:

1. When it comes to time sensitivity, it`s a phenomenal tool: Why? Because in less than 15 seconds, you will access the correct response to any number of queries concerning where to treat any body part: Instantly, will know how, what, where and why you can treat the: lungs, large intestines, stomach, spleen, heart, small intestines, bladder, kidneys, pericardium, gallbladder, liver and more. You’re shown how to promptly spot the part(s) of your body in need of treatment.

2. It is a visual stratagem designed to keep you focused: How? The layout combines: one laminated document that organizes: pictures, headlines,  a color-coded legend and a one-sentence instruction manual, into one full image. The guide, a maximum of 2 double-sided-folding pages, conveniently blocks out any information that doesn’t answer your inquiry. Because of this clever design, your eyes will only gravitate towards the parts that respond to your question(s).

So think about this. If you had access to an image, that could answer 1000`s of questions, on a need-to-know basis, faster than you can say ‘Google it’, what difference would it make to the quality of your career and everyday life ?

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Do you think Shakespeare existed?


This question has been raised many people over time, but the new film Anonymous that questions his prolificity and his existence, has revived the debate.

The fact remains, though that there were many great works produced that have been studied and analyzed. To learn more about the plays, characters, themes that run through the works, Hamletsee Permacharts Quick Reference Guides.For more information about Permacharts, click here.

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Where is the most relaxing place in your world?


Topic #288 is courtesy of Scott Bekrun in The Daily Post. He asks, “When you’re stressed or overwhelmed, where is the best place in the world for you to go to relax?

For me, it’s my yoga mat.

Yoga is a discipline that combines exercises with relaxation techniques; the intent is to rejuvenate the body and free the mind from tension and fatigue. Yoga means unity or oneness, from the Sanskrit word “yug” (to join). You do not need to be flexible to practice yoga. People with varying levels of flexibility enjoy yoga and discover great improvements in their flexibility as they continue to practice. There are, however, some basic safety tips to follow.

Do:

  • Practice yoga in a quiet, restful place
  • Follow the exercises carefull
  • Stop if you feel any pain
  • Keep breathing deeply to relax the body
  • Wear comfortable clothing
  • Keep your feet bare for traction

Don’t:

  • Undertake yoga if you are pregnant, unfit, or suffering from any injury or medical disorder before consulting your health care povider
  • Rush through the movement; give yourself the time to enjoy the postures
  • Hyper-extend or lock the knee
  • Perform yoga on a full stomach; wait one hour after a light meal and four hours after a heavy meal
  • Expect that you will be able to imitate the postures right away

This helpful Quick Tip was brought to you Permacharts. To learn more, see “Yoga

Yoga Chart

Yoga

” published by Permacharts.

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Have you ever had to fire anyone?


One of the functions that managers face many times throughout their careers is have to fire someone. This could be one of the most difficult and most disliked of managerial tasks. Whether your job requires you to do this on a regular basis or once in a while, it can cause a great deal of stress.

Stress Management

Stress Management

Stress is the impact of wear and tear on your body as you experience everyday living. Everyone has stress and needs a certain amount to be productive. Too much stress can place high demands on your body and can have harmful effects on your physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

It is important to ask yourself if you are fighting stress or managing it. Fighting stress is destructive. Managing it is constructive. Next time you’re faced with a stressful situation, will you fight it or manage it?

Signs that you are fighting stress include:

  • ignoring feelings and denying stress
  • making excuses for mistakes
  • projecting your feelings onto others – taking it out on them
  • using crutches (e.g., caffeine, nicotine, drugs)
  • pushing yourself to the limit; persisting with futile deadlines; not relenting
  • escaping or giving in
  • being negative and pessimistic

Signs that you are managing stress include:

  • recognizing it, dealing with it and letting go of it
  • reframing mistakes as opportunities and learning from them
  • channelling your feelings in a positive manner (e.g., gym workout, rigorous walk, time out)
  • building a social support network, exercising and eating well
  • getting a good night’s sleep, taking a break, keeping it all in perspective
  • being proactive and maintaining control
  • being optimistic and using positive self-talk

This helpful Quick Tip was brought to you Permacharts. To learn more, see “Stress Management” published by Permacharts.

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Would you rather have the first word, or the last?


That’s the question posed by Scott Berkun on his Daily Post.

Conflict Resolution

Conflict Resolution

Would you rather have the first word, or the last in an argument?

Conflicts are a part of life. They occur when someone

feels that something important to them is threatened. Causes can be simple (such as a missing coffee cup) or complex (such as improper use of office). Conflicts can cause resentment and distrust and should be

resolved as quickly as possible. In order to be able to resolve a conflict, it doesn’t matter if you speak first or last. It is important to communicate effectively, use some negotiation skills and understand the basic conflict resolution techniques. Common causes of conflict in the workplace:

  • Competition for limited resources (employment opportunities, salary, office).
  • Unfulfilled emotional needs (the need to feel accepted, successful, and appreciated).
  • Differences in values and beliefs (cultural and ideological differences, prejudice).
  • Pride, selfishness, and hypocrisy.
  • Lies, half-truths, and misrepresentations of the truth.
  • Confusion over words and actions.
  • Stress and time pressures.

To learn more about how to resolve conflicts using specific techniques, see “Conflict Resolution” published by Permacharts.

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Food Combining for Optimum Health


The Daily Post at WordPress Blog a Day Topic #282 is “How to make a perfect sandwich”.

The perfect sandwich is brought to you by Permcharts. This recipe is found in the Raw Foods Vegetarianism Series  Food Combining Chart.

Raw Foods Vegetarianism Food Combining

Raw Foods Vegetarianism Food Combining

Almost Tuna Salad

1 red bell pepper, halved

1/2 cup celery, chopped

1/4 cup almond butter or sesame tahini

1 tsp. kelp powder

1/2 cup water

1 cup alfalfa or other leafy sprouts, chopped

1/4 cup sprouted mung beans

1/4 cup sprouted lentils

1/4 cup finely diced onion

1/4 cup chopped parsley

1/4 cup dulse flakes

In a blender, combing the celery, nut/seed butter, kelp powder and water. Season to taste. Pour this mixture into a mixing bowl with the remaining ingredients (except red peppers). Mix well. Serve in red bell pepper halves. Makes 2 servings.Alternatively, instead of pouring the mixture into the red bell pepper halves, serve it on Rye Crisps (recipe is found in Food Combining Chart).

This chart was written by Kelly Serbonich. Kelly Serbonich holds a B.S. in Culinary Nutrition and M.S.in Holistic Nutrition. She merged her conventional culinary training with her interest in holistic health as Executive Chef of the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach, FL. Kelly is the co-author of the Hippocrates Health Institute’s guide to raw and living food preparation, Healthful Cuisine. The information contained in this chart is approved by the Hippocrates Health Institute’s director, Brian Clement.

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Spelling, Capitalization, & Punctuation


The image above was published in The Toronto Star on October 17, 2011. The following tip, found in Spelling, Capalization, & Punctuation, published by Permacharts

Spelling, Capitalization and Punctuation by Permacharts Laminated Quick Reference Study Guide

Spelling, Capitalization & Punctuation

, would have come in handy prior to printing the sign:

“To Indicate Possession

  • For words not ending with an s or a z sound, add ‘s: the baby’s rattle/ the children’s treehouse / somebody’s drink
  • For words ending in an s or a z sound, add an apostrophe: the babies’ rattle / the Guinness’ sake / the thesis’ length
  • With names of more than one syllable, use either ‘s or (‘), unless additional s makes the word difficult to pronounce: Thomas’s (Thomas’) / Aziz’s (Aziz’) / Genesis’ (not Genesis’s)”

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Creativity


The Daily Post

Creativity Permacharts

Creativity Permacharts

at WordPress posted the following suggestion to stimulate the creative process.

  1. Make sure you are somewhere safe.
  2. Guess how long you can keep your eyes closed.
  3. Close your eyes.
  4. Start counting.
  5. See how long you can go.
Write about any or all of:
  1. How close your guess was to your actual performance.
  2. What thoughts did your mind wander to while you were counting?
  3. Did you feel any fear? Why or why not?

The process described above is just one of many ways to nurture your creativity. You have the ability to generate many new and exciting ideas, but first you have to discover how to unlock your creative side. . The human brain is divided into two halves: the left brain, which is objective, logical, and analytical, and the right brain, which is subjective, intuitive, and imaginative.  Everyone has the ability to imagine and create, but not all of us effectively access or use the creative, or right side, of our brain. You can get many helpful tips and exercises to develop your creativity in PermachartsCreativity quick study reference guide.

Here’s an excerpt of what you will find in this Permachart:

Skill Builder #3:

Get Outside the Box

This technique helps you to look at things from a different perspective, to twist and turn the obvious into something new.

  1. Twist, turn, reshape, modify, adapt, eliminate, reverse everything and anything.
  2. Take a negative and make it a positive and vice-versa.
  3. Pick an item, such as a wallet. Modify it, tilt it, add to it, stand it up, lay it down, color it, change its purpose, until it is no longer a wallet, but something entirely different.
  4. Frame things through the eyes of different people. How would a doctor use a table? A mechanic? A teacher? A janitor? A salesclerk? A________? See how many ways you can frame the table. This may give you insight into new design ideas.

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Understanding the Short Story


I stumbled upon a Post a Day Blog. The challenge was to write a short story that ends with the following sentence:

Having learned his lesson, it was the last time Dr. Jiggybones would let the crossbeams get out of skew on the treadle.

Before writing a short story, it’s important to understand the elements of this form of literature. Here is an excerpt taken from “Understanding the Short Story” from the quick study reference guide, published by Permacharts.

I selected the section entitled “Closure in the Short Story” since the challenge was to write a short story with a specific ending.

“Closure is a literary term referring to the sense of resolution supposedly experienced at the conclusion of many works of literature (e.g. “And they all lived happily ever after”). Many literary critics have argued that, properly speaking, there is no such thing as closure, even in stories where a resolution (happy or not) of the various conflicts appears to occur, because, as in real life, there are always ensuing consequences. Some of the best short stories contain a culminating moment where the truth is revealed to the main character, and by implication, to the reader. Other, equally fine stories, defy closure and conclude on an open-ended note where the reader is left with unresolved issues and mysteries. With short stories, readers should not go out of their way to look for closure, or even to expect it at all”.

This Permachart was written by Terry Matheson, Ph.D. He teaches at the University of Saskatchewan, where he has received several teaching awards, including the Student Union’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the University’s Master Teacher Award. This Permachart is part of the Award-Winning Professors Series of Permacharts that features authors who have been recognized for their teaching excellence, educational leadership, and commitment to academic excellence and their students’ success. The content in this series of Permacharts has been created by these distinguished professors to spark the interest of those considering studying the subjects, while providing solid reference guides for current students.

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