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Medicinal Herbs by Dude Nosurname - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 01:05:57 EST ID:ZlSeLS02 No.54252 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As all (or most) of us know, many modern medicines were first, and still are, extracted from plants and herbs (usually before they can be properly synthesized).

So here we look at the strictly medicinal uses for herbs. The ones that actually work. No spiritual or homeopathic or whatever kind of stuff here. This thread is purely about the chemical compounds that some herbs and plants contain that can actually be used in a medical sense if a more standard (and reliable) treatment is unavailable. Make no mistake, modern medicine is much, much, much better than any of these herbs. If it wasn't, they'd still be in a very wide and common use, right? Still, this does not mean that in the absence of any other treatment, they are not effective to some degree. I'll start with one of my favorites, one that's good enough that to be perfectly honest, even though I could go to the store and by a host of pills, astringents, salves, etc. This plant covers all the bases at once, though obviously, again, the modern treatments would be preferable. This thread will serve to aid those who either do not have the money to afford a modern treatment, or who need relief rather quickly (although going to a store would be much quicker in some cases than rummaging through the forest or along roadsides for the specific plant you need).

Yarrow.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Achillea_millefolium

When applied directly to a wound it can staunch bleeding, when chewed it can help relieve a toothache, when used as a tea it is a good diuretic and is a good anti-inflammatory and can help lower blood pressure not to mention relieve fever as well as relieve GI pain caused by gas or indigestion (as it promotes bile flow and production). It is reported to have anti-microbial/fungal/bacterial properties and can be used to stave off infection, but I would still recommend modern treatments to help prevent an infection, as infections can get pretty fucking serious rather quickly and at times without many symptoms before it becomes dangerous.
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David Pickshaw - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 02:31:45 EST ID:aQQklPYF No.54253 Ignore Report Quick Reply
A thought, aspirin comes from a bark discovered in a rainforest. The inhabitants know what plants have what medicinal uses. In its simpleraw form or for or preparation. We, are tearing down these forests at a massive rate. (liberal) There is soo many untapped resources for medicine. They are just there.


Hypothyroidism? by Simon Gooddale - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:32:43 EST ID:PaVx3gH6 No.54247 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi /med/
>student of biomedical engineering here

We meassured the Volume of our thyroid gland as part of a lab experiment and I'm starting to suspect having Hypothyroidism. The volume (with corrected lengths) was (13+-5)ml. the norm for males above 18 (which i am, being 22) is too low.
I read a [german] article on it. I can see myself in a lot of the symptoms.
Still, before seeing a doc, I want to know your opinion.

Does it look homogenous?
Does it look dim?
It does, doesn't it?
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Samuel Nurringfot - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 16:44:24 EST ID:nqmen0dJ No.54248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Only specialists can read this kind of images properly. Get your TSH levels checked, it's the only way of telling if the gland is or not working fine.


Patulous Eustachian Tube by Phoebe Civingsure - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:43:38 EST ID:hNpbTgQO No.54236 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sometimes I get this uncomfortable feeling in my ear, usually just the right one. It feels like the tube that connects my ear canal to my throat/sinuses opens up and allows air through. When I talk, I can hear my voice humming loudly inside the inner ear, and when I breathe, it feels like air can go through my ear canal. It's very annoying and makes me not want to talk. Sometimes it takes hours of sitting still and eating for the problem to go away.

The problem usually arises under two conditions:
  1. I've taken a stimulant with powerful peripheral effects, like ephedrine or propylhexedrine
  2. I'm walking outside or doing some kind of physical labor. It doesn't even have to be hard labor.

An obvious solution would be to avoid stimulants, but I'm not going to do that anytime soon. I've read that dehydration and weight loss can cause patulous Eustachian tube, and this makes sense since I'm underweight and don't drink enough water. I'll try to drink more and gain weight.

In the meantime, is there anything I can do while performing physical labor to prevent the Eustachian tube from opening? Anything I can do to make it close again and STAY closed? Most of the treatments seem to involve laying or sitting with your head tilted, but I can't always stop in the middle of what I'm doing to lay down.
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Rebecca Billingstock - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:35:33 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54239 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54236
That thing needs to be open, those sensations you mention are produced because it is not.
Chew gum, fixd.


Nootropic thread? by Ernest Mannerstone - Wed, 01 Jun 2016 16:00:04 EST ID:KQL5ex8B No.54179 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't wanna resort to subreddits.

After realizing drugs will not give me answers, only guide me to them, I've started a nootropic supplement. My only smart choices were l-theanine+caffeine and a b6 and b12 heavy multivitamin, which I was using to supplement a straight 5-HTP supplement for a few days. All this was while I was taking 150mg Wellbutrin daily, which I've been told is an anti-nootropic. I also bought a GABA supplement which I read has low oral bioavailability but one person has tried to tell me otherwise. I've switched to ashwaganda extract which already has some (possibly placebo but existing nonetheless) effect

What can I do to smarten my selection up? I think I've learned a lot from my few days with boosted serotonin but it's too soon to tell, a more gradual everyday capable boost would be appreciated along with ways to raise my dopamine and norepinephrine like I was trying to do with the buproprion. I think I've got my GABA covered with the ashwaganda, but any other good ways to lower anxiety would be nice, along with ways to maybe raise glutamate (I read l-glutamine both could and couldn't do this)
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Edwin Turveyspear - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:25:49 EST ID:6eJl7OEt No.54215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, piracetam+coliene, amphetamines
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Martha Hashville - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:05:37 EST ID:KQL5ex8B No.54223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54215

How does the ginko and ginseng help you? Why do you take the piracetam?
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James Clobberlock - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 01:56:00 EST ID:bQeCK94J No.54224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54215
>>54223
Can't speak for the guy but he basically posted 4 nootropics that are heavily backed by research. Ginkgo has little researhc proving it to be nootropic but its in general not a bad thing to take on a regular basis.

I would add noopept to this list. The sad things is that theres just no definitive way to determine what is and is not an effective nootropic. Even piracetam has a wide range of effects depending on who takes it.
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Eugene Tillingstock - Thu, 16 Jun 2016 01:50:16 EST ID:KQL5ex8B No.54226 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54224

I feel this pain. I can feel where the aniracetam I've added to my stack helps and where it hurts. I want to add the ginseng after reading up on it but I'm not sure if it'll just end up being made redundant by the l-tyrosine or St. John's
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Phyllis Hunnerdock - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 03:40:14 EST ID:cM1vx+ZZ No.54235 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54179

What do you mean with bupropion being an anti-nootropic? If you're taking it/were taking it for depression, there is some evidence for it helping the cognitive problems caused by depression (see below). I can't find anything indicating that bupropion causes cognitive problems.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25124683
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25555415
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1924979/

I am currently just trying l-theanine and caffeine. Didn't take caffeine before as it would make me extremely tense and somewhat anxious while the effects lasted, then worsened depression for hours afterwards. (While I was still mentally healthy I was on like 600-800 mg of caffeine a day.)

With l-theanine, I can take caffeine, and there was a very clear increase in the time I could concentrate on studying. That was 1 large cup of coffee - no tolerance to caffeine, obviously - and 500 mg l-theanine. Also on 150 mg of bupropion.


Homeopathy? by Samuel Blimblemit - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 09:31:04 EST ID:qlImhLyX No.54233 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've had this very minor chalazion on my upper right eyelid for a few months now, but just now started to treat it. It's draining very slowly, but draining all right. I've had a stye in that same eye a few years ago, so I'm thinking that it didn't drain properly and the residual ended up becoming a chalazion. I think I'm prone to these things even though I have extremely good hygiene, but whatever.

I recently read about Staphysagaria and how certain people fit the profile. I was kind of shocked I was able to relate to over half of the criteria. But I stumbled upon that subject from researching how to prevent getting this eye shit in the future. I've never tried homepathy.

Do any of you guys have any, absoluely any type of light to shed on homepathy? I'm also a little weary on the dosage. You dissolve 5 pellets 3 times a day, but a lot of these online homeopaths suggest you just take one dose and wait it out a week. I have no problem doing that, but I want to use my time as efficiently as possible. I got a low dose, 30c

Link for reference: http://homeopathyplus.com/staphysagria/


STOP CUTTING DICKS by Nathaniel Buzzway - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:23:10 EST ID:8Fe5hb4u No.54220 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Male genital mutilation (circumcision) is promoted to have health benefits but this is obviously a human rights violation.

What other body parts are removed at birth when there is no immediate medical issue?

What other body parts can a parent electively remove from their child?

How has this insane practice persisted?
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Hannah Pickford - Tue, 14 Jun 2016 12:30:24 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54222 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54220
Jews. Was this an Islamic tradition it would be illegal since long.
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Eugene Senkinfere - Wed, 15 Jun 2016 04:20:57 EST ID:+gwLuddi No.54225 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54221

Money for surgery.
Sell foreskins to companies.

Also, I see it as a trauma based mind control.

Inflicting intense trauma at birth to sear it into the mind. It's gotta do something.
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Basil Bivingtodge - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:50:21 EST ID:5pKSygaW No.54227 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>What other body parts are removed at birth when there is no immediate medical issue?
Reproductive organs if the child is intersex. For aesthetics/blending in socially, not for physical health benefit. On newborns, even. And adults who have experienced this are usually miserable about it.
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Eugene Himmlefield - Sun, 19 Jun 2016 15:42:35 EST ID:0A8XMKm5 No.54231 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How many American doctors STILL don't understand the functions of the foreskin? Probably a great many.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WswMdJggA8
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Simon Dullyshaw - Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:06:16 EST ID:cL90zxM+ No.54232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54231

Thanks for the video, haven't seen this one.


macrolide antibiotic taste by Sidney Supperwit - Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:23:02 EST ID:dq0KkhEM No.54194 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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hi,

right now i'm taking clarithromycin for a sinus infection. i know that it's normal for it to cause a weird metallic or bitter taste (have taken clarith once before and azithromycin countless times as a kid due to frequent sinus infections). personally i don't think it's so bad that i can't deal with it for 10 days, but i'm just curious: what's the cause of this lingering taste? i don't taste anything when actually swallowing the pills so i don't think it's just from traces of it left in my mouth
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Edwin Dunningchet - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 02:37:17 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54195 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54194
It's generally not known why and there are many theories like taste receptors damage, changes in neurotransmitters, alterations in the composition of saliva, well, stuff like that but nobody knows for sure. In your particular case, keep in mind that the very sinus infection can provoke changes in taste by itself, so probably it's not only the antibiotic but a combination of factors is also possible.
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Basil Bivingtodge - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:58:58 EST ID:5pKSygaW No.54229 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Maybe you're tasting a bunch of dead bacteria. But that usually has a more...organic taste to me.


What's this thing again by Cedric Gocklelan - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 13:06:41 EST ID:qBCpLwQQ No.54212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The name is slipping my mind

Thank you
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Sophie Funderware - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 20:52:49 EST ID:Qlm2QTgx No.54214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Brian
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Frederick Blathershaw - Sun, 12 Jun 2016 14:34:18 EST ID:HGXhQlWm No.54219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54212
Cerebellum nb
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Basil Bivingtodge - Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:56:47 EST ID:5pKSygaW No.54228 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's....the back end of the tentorium cerebelli?

It's the part of the dura mater that runs between the cerebellum and the occipital lobe.


Antidepressants new and old by PretzelFag - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 09:35:23 EST ID:6eJl7OEt No.54216 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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SWIM reported taking a dream nootropic for increased lucidity and tetra/tricylic/atypical antidepressant Remeron. Slight benzo/muscle relaxant affects at lowest dose (15mg). May give close eyed flowered visuals similar to 60-150mg actual MDMA.
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Oliver Cirringsudge - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:27:52 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Makes me wonder when are labs finally gonna stop inventing poison for turning patients into junkies and do something really useful instead, like creating new antibiotics. Just another example of modern madness.
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Nathaniel Fozzleshit - Sat, 11 Jun 2016 23:35:51 EST ID:p09D/lF1 No.54218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I started Zoloft when I was 6. I don't remember my childhood, but apparently 6 year olds can be diagnosed with depression. I started Lithium when I was 8, but after a few years someone undiagnosed the Bipolar Disorder, so it was back to anti-Ds. Paxil... Prozac... Celexa.. Welbutrin - I remember Welbutrin best because I was 14 and starting to ask "Why all the pills?" 14 is when my life memory begins. The rest I work out through really thick volumes of psycho analysis and CPS reports in family counseling sessions and shit (I painstakingly gathered every material existing on my person).

I've been off and on many others. Some "tricyclic" I can't remember the name of. Lamictal (mood stabilizer), Abilify, combinations of SSRIs and mood stabilizers.

Now I just take percocet and vicodin, and the depression I've had since my earliest memories is gone. Poof. Jesus Christ, they should have put me in charge of my medication in the first place and saved me a lot of weird doctor visits with one-way mirror interview rooms and bizarre questions. If they ever ask you play with a doll house, BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT HOW YOU POSITION THE DOLLS AND WHAT YOU DO WITH THEM. Your every move is observed, noted, and analyzed. Anal the fuck lyzed.

I've been on psychiatric/narcotic medication for 22 years without a break. What the fuck, haha. There is definitely a "gateway drug" out there and it's called Psychiatry.

Anyway. The only one that ever worked noticeably was Welbutrin. There is an actual 'upper' quality to it that you can feel within an hour of taking it. Whether it be Sustained Release or Extended. I preferred Extended, because SR was potent and made me feel funky.

I'm a well adjusted adult drug addict and I hold down a job and keep the reins on my depression. Fuck SSRIs, but I have consumed them more consistently than I have food or water in my life, and that is literal.


Fucking skin, man. by John Fondleback - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 06:55:37 EST ID:MJEoMXcN No.54182 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello,
I have some skin problems, and I’m looking for advice.
I’m going to Germany for work in a few weeks to work during summer, will do physical labor, so I would like to have my skin fixed somehow.

So, the hand skin problem looks like in the picture. Started when I was like 16 or something, it happens usually twice a year, beginning of winter and summer, lasts for a week or two and goes away, after that skin seems normal, maybe sweats a bit too much.

Starts off with pointing and thumb fingertips peeling off slowly, and it will peel completely, several layers of skin, to the point where it becomes a wound in some places.
After first layer peel, spreads to other fingertips and to the rest of hands.
Finger tips become much harder and I can press my fingertip skin in and it stays pressed in for some time, I think it’s called edema, not sure… this makes very painful sensation under the fingernails if pressed even a bit.
This time it’s a bit different, it also has an itchy red rash with very small bubbles mostly colorless or white liquid.

I use hand creams, they help with the dryness, but the problem is still there.
I called local dermatologists, the free ones are available in a month soonest, so that’s not an option, and since I’m a poor student, I can’t afford private dermatologist.

Also I have small dermatitis in the middle of my chest, minor dandruff in hair, ears, face also comes and goes, and generally dry skin.
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Henry Buzzway - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 13:38:43 EST ID:MJEoMXcN No.54196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54185
Thank you for advice!
I dont think im geting exposed to anything harmful, I dont have asthma, but i have hay fever or something very similar during summer.
Do I need a prescription for corticosteroids or I can just go and buy them?
Also i might be chronically dehydrated, im definitely drinking less than i should for my bodyweight (82kg) so i need aprox 3.5liters and im definitely drinking under 3liters counting the food water.
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William Trotwell - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 21:20:16 EST ID:iU4wFv8Z No.54199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54196
plenty of water cannot do wrong, go for it.
And as for the prescription I couldn't say because in my country you don't need it but could be different in yours. Anyways it's a topical medication with no systemic repercussion so it should be, go and ask at the pharmacy or wherever.
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Alice Genningfag - Tue, 07 Jun 2016 07:14:28 EST ID:oVCXUSJ6 No.54206 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Had the same thing one summer when I got sick and got a fever so I had do sweat it out. The dermatologist told me that this sweating combined with the usual sweating from the hot weather fucked up the glands in my hands. What happened was basically my skin shed and then it was like nothing had happened. Use a moisturizer on your hands and drink lots of water would be my advice.
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Priscilla Clunderfutch - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 00:17:26 EST ID:kVnyGnKS No.54209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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That's psoriasis bro... I've had the shit on my fingers since elementary. It's never really gotten too out of hand (no pun intended) but it did spread to the side of my thumb in my left hand too
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Barnaby Huttingford - Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:36:27 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>54209
I would not be so quick to trow a diagnosis like that one. That is not a typical localization for psoriasic lesions, and it's a commonly misdiagnosed condition so probably not even you have it. I'm not saying it's not, but a (good) dermatologist should check on OP to tell so.


Dick lump by Priscilla Packleson - Wed, 08 Jun 2016 11:38:06 EST ID:cD9rSAPe No.54207 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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There's this like hard lump under the skin of my dick on the top of my shaft. It doesn't hurt.

It's just a small, hard lump under the skin and it wasn't there like a week or two ago as far as I can tell.

It's not a fordyce spot, because it's under the skin and I only have those on the underside of my dick. This thing is hard and under the skin and feels like it's attached to a vein or something.

Tell me /med/ is it dick cancer? It's dick cancer isn't it?
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Angus Brabblewill - Wed, 08 Jun 2016 18:55:42 EST ID:JF/ZwHkd No.54208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lucky for you no, it's not cancer, but could become in several years. Let it stay there for some months, it'll probably fade, and if it doesn't or it grows or itchs or the color changes go see a doctor so he can remove it and get it checked.


Meridians and shit by Cornelius Nonkindine - Sun, 05 Jun 2016 19:41:43 EST ID:QJcWW25W No.54204 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is there anything to be said in favor of the east asian traditional belief in the meridian system and acupressure points?

What are 420chans thoughts?
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Hannah Pellychure - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:27:02 EST ID:tmvx/ci+ No.54205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That shit is awesome. For an introduction, I suggest you getting "Reading the Body: Ohashi's Book of Oriental Diagnosis".
It's not hard to see that occidental medicine has quite a lot of limitations, mostly in what relates to preserving health instead of simply healing diseases. The meridian system, as well as the five elements system, can help a lot with everyday diagnosis of little malfunctions and are great to preserve one's health, know one's weaknesses and strong points and release the maximum potential of every person.
Of course there's no scientific basis for it, oriental diagnosis is more of an artistic discipline, and also it won't replace going to a hospital when you have cancer or have being stabbed in the chest, but it's a great complement for our western soulless medicine. Also, keep in mind that those eastern fellows don't separate body, psyche and spirit in the same way that we do, to them it's one and the same thing and what affects any of the three has an effect on the rest. For instance they believe that anger is an emotion linked to the liver, compassion to the spleen (to which they pay a lot more respect than we do) and so on. Also, what happens to those organs can have a repercussion all over them meridians and not only and sometimes not at all in the organ itself.
Anyways, it's different but good. If you won't be judging it and simply accepting what the guys say as something reasonable but totally apart from our scientific cannons, it can be very helpful for you.


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