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Unable to move the eyeballs- and later diagnosed with a brain tumor

Someone shared a case about a friend of his who suffered from the following symptoms:

  • Unable to move his eyeballs- normally we can move to look at our right or left- but this guy could not do it
  • Always suffer from ear pain 

At first when he went to see a doctor at a private hospital, he was given some medication that seemed to relieve his condition. When the pain came back, his friend brought him to see a specialist to perform MRI.

The MRI indicated that there was a tumor growth on his head, as the result, it pressed on his ear nerve causing pain and affected his eyeballs. He performed a brain surgery to remove the tumor which caused about RM80,000 (USD23k). The charges was paid from his insurance coverage.

That’s why when you suffer from unexplainable pain, it is recommended that you consider getting a MRI or other forms of scan done.

Through MSN, I’ve discovered an interesting site parade.com

A slide that they’ve featured caught my eye because I believe it provides valuable information: 4 Diseases You Can Fight with Fitness by Michael O’Shea.

1. Heart Disease

The article mentioned that regular exercise lowers blood pressure and reduce cholesterol.

Heart attack can really be a silent killer. Recently I’ve heard a surprising news that one of my former secondary school mate just died suddenly of a heart attack.

In my previous article on how being hostile makes one susceptible to heart disease,  a hostile person can perhaps reduce the pent-up emotions and anger via exercising. Make a point to use the exercise time for relaxing- long term of doing that would help us all to relax easier.

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When was the last time you have gone barefooted and step on real soil of the earth?

barefeet

On certain mornings when I am up very early, I will go outside my garden barefoot and just stand on the bare earth. I find the best time is during dawn, when it is still dark- the sun is just about to appear. I usually accompany this with a hand swinging exercise- I raise both my hands to my shoulders level and allow them to drop down to slightly behind my back. I repeat this exercise for 100 to 120 times. This advise came from my friend’s father who practices qi gong.

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Personally, I’ve been suffering from pain around my kidney area for a few years. It was worst during the days that I take lots of gourmet coffee like lattes and lead a highly stressed life. With stress reduction, the pain is there but lesser because I still could not give up coffee.

The dull ache at my right kidney area sometimes wake me up early in the morning. After my visit to the bathroom, the dull ache is gone but will return intermittently during the day. A few years ago, I went to a physician who referred me to an urologist. I did extensive tests- including UV, blood/urine tests, and having a radioactive dye injected via my veins and with the x-rays taken. The test results were normal- the specialist could not find what was wrong- according to him, my kidneys were okay.

One thing was for sure- I’ve always had dental problems for the past few years because I tried to avoid visiting the dentist unless I really had no choice. Because of this, I tried other ways to tolerate molars that were bothering me- till I had no choice and the dentist had to give me the bad news- that I could not save my molars. Twice, I had to have my molars extracted because I have waited too long to seek treatment.

But I’ve had my suspicion on the relationship between the tooth and kidney- and one of the factors that prompted me to overcome my fear of dentist drills and needles is the fact that infection could enter my body via the rotting molar and affect the kidney (this is mentioned in fields of energy medicine). I did not want the dull pain on my right kidney area to continue.

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No energy for cardio workouts? Try this…

If you find that you have no energy to exercise, especially in the morning, you can start with just light cardio like bicycling, walking on the treadmill or doing the cross trainer at low effort level. Once your muscles are warmed up sufficiently, try a few exercises that is targetted at your core muscles like the following:

core-buster

 In this exercise, you slowly lean backwards and then raise your legs about 45 degrees. Make sure your back is straight and that you are not straining your lower back. Tuck in your stomach.

As you are doing this exercise, you would like feel involuntarily (uncontrolled) squeezing of the muscles in your inner stomach.  When you are no longer able to maintain this pose at proper posture because it is too streneous, take a short break. Then repeat the exercise again. You will feel that there is more energy.

Another post is the plank pose- which also activates the core.

I am sharing this through my own experience- because sometimes when I try to workout especially early in the morning, my limbs felt as if they are still asleep. And if I were to push on, it requires a lot of effort. I discover the method by chance when after doing some core exercises, I find that my limbs seemed to have woken up and I have more energy to complete my usual running.

The reason why this is effective is probably the core, also at similar position of the ‘da tien’ or the center of energy (located 2 fingerwidths below the navel)  – somehow when you do these simple but demanding core exercises- you could end up activiting your ‘da tien’ -and the energy surge is passed through the limbs and around the body.

However, if you have more energy doing workouts but ended up feeling flat out few hours later, then the method may not be suitable to you because you may have ended up using your body’s reserve- that would leave you feel ‘very tired on the insides’.

I remember reading in the papers sometime back that a very young lady had to undergo open heart surgery to repair her mitral valve- and other than chronic sinus, she did not seems to have other health complaints. In the same article, it was mentioned that a study have indicated that patients with heart valve problem seemed to be suffering from chronic sinus as well.

From the perpective of mind-body medicine, sinus is like the body’s way of trying to cry- in where it is not convenient and because crying is often seen as a sign of weakness, many people who are feeling sad inside tend to repress their tears. If the sinus is chronic, meaning it often happens, it could be an indicative of unexpressed grieving or sadness that is ongoing and unresolved. In all ancient healing traditions- the happiness and sadness are often linked to the heart. When the person is emotionally unhappy and sad, the heart energy weakens.

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The answer to this is it depends on the level of pain you are experiencing. You also need to rule out that it is really a muscle pull and not something serious like a bone fracture, muscle tears or tendon injury.

Normally muscle pull occurs on the lower part of our body- anywhere from the hip to all the way down to our feet. Common reason for getting muscle pull is through a certain jerk movement when the muscles are not warmed up or rigorous exercise without proper warming up.

Once, I experienced a muscle pull. Actually I have not been working out at night time for a few weeks. I have transferred my workouts too morning time as I have made the changes- avoid bathing after the sun sets or after gym. But due to inability to wake up at times, guilt set in and I finally decide to go at night.

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  • Judging increases isolation and separation, because it emphasizes our differences rather than our similarities. Whenever you judge yourself or others as being inferior or superior, better or worse, smarter or dumber, prettier or uglier, stronger or weaker, fatter or thinner, richer or poorer, you still feel separate 
  • Judging reinforces our preconceptions and thus limits our experiences. Most of us are constantly judging our experiences, and this keeps us from fully experiencing them. 
  • When you become the judge, you also may become the jury and executioner. That is, you may find ways to sentence and punish yourself
  •  ~ Quoted from Dr Dean Ornish- Dr Dean Ornish’s Program for Reversing Heart Disease.

Dr Dean’s method of reversing heart diseases, even acute ones mainly through lifestyle changes is scientificall proven and medically accepted.

He mentioned character traits that makes a person surceptible to heart attacks and blocked arteries. And he has a comprehensive and systematic methodology for reversing it. I really wonder why most governments do not seriously implement his methods since heart disease is the number 1 killer. It only involves inexpensive lifestyle changes.