Acupuncture Is a successful Yeast Infection Treatment
Text on screen: Acupuncture How to Eliminate Yeast Infections, Thrush, and other CandidiasisRelated Conditions from Your Life Forever Chapter Two: What is Acupuncture How does it work to treat yeast infections? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Do you know what acupuncture does? Do you know anything about the history of acupuncture? FAITH: A little bit. I mean, I know that it has to do with energy and you have to have needles put in your body in different places. NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: It's an ancient art, but it's a science and it's very, very effective. The way it works is by, of course, placing metallic needles in the body. And we are a body electric; we're an electromagnetic being. And these needles send signals through the body and it basically awakens a natural blueprint that your body has innately and your body knows. And so, the needles effectively help you to connect with the part of you that is your natural healer, that knows the balance, that knows how things function.
And each needle is placed in a particular point that has, actually, a spirit name. And so when we take a history, when we think about how we are going to approach this patient, it's unique to the patient in that we think about these spirit names and how this patient has been fractured or hurt or on a physical level has pain in a certain area of the body. And so at that point we know where to place those needles, and that is what your body needs in order to reconnect with the natural blueprint that you were innately born with. FAITH: OK. And how young can a person start receiving acupuncture? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Oh, you know. Sometimes babies can run fevers. I've certainly treated a lot of babies. Children can get very sick in life and acupuncture's very effective for pediatrics. Through puberty, the stress level today in the children and the teenagers is very high, and I certainly treat a lot of teenagers very effectively. FAITH: So, you talk about being a; connecting everything, so somewhere along the way there was a disconnect because of situations alongâ€¦ NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Stress; 99 percent of all illness is stress. So some level of stress got into that person, into yourself or anyone that's just displaying symptoms or has a disease state. FAITH: So, again, would part of this also be learning to manage your stress along with, or reduce your stress along with the acupuncture?
NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Sure, absolutely. Sometimes the stress even belonged to someone you were with: a boss or a parent, and you take it on. So of course, yes. Do you have any questions about how acupuncture works, or do you know about it? FAITH: Actually, I just know that there are needles and, I mean, I've heard some people say it doesn't hurt. Some of them say there's a little sting, you know. But then they say it's all over the body at different places for different problems. So, yeah, I'm a little nervous about how it's gonna feel, andâ€¦ NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Well, here in California we're welltrained. You know, it's six years of school to get the license. And we have a ; we see a lot of women that come into our . So, yeast infection is commonly treated by acupuncturists so we have a lot of experience with that. And as for the acupuncture needles being something that you might be uncomfortable with, they're very thin; they're the size of a hair. And when we insert them we usually use guide tubes, so it's really relatively painless. The one thing that you do feel is you'll feel a distending, kinda achy feeling when we get what we call chi at the end of the needle. And we need to do that in order to move the channel energy, which is basically what's going on with acupuncture is that we're inserting needles in the body related to the nervous system but not entirely part of the nervous system.
And what happens is it's like catching a fish on the line when you're out fishing; you feel that tug, initially. You'll feel that after I insert the needle. You'll feel kind of a distending. FAITH: Will it be pain? So it won't be, really, pain? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: It's different. You have to educate yourself. At first, it will be unfamiliar. So you might want to rush into thinking that, quot;Oh, is this painful? Well, no, actually, no.quot; So you know, you get used to it. And it's kind of an achy feeling. And that's what we want. If we don't get that, we're not really giving a treatment that can be as effective as if we do get that. And sometimes some needles are more guide needles so we need to get the chi effect at that needle more than, say, another needle. FAITH: How deep does it go? Is each one different? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: Every situation calls for a different, kind of, sized needle maybe a different depth, so we're going to put them in in a way where they don't even break blood vessels. Because they're rounded at the tip, they aren't pointed like a hypodermic needle, so when they are inserted it usually pushes everything out of the way in the way that we insert them.
FAITH: And how long for each treatment? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON: About 45 minutes. Sometimes we retain the needles for 30 minutes, but usually about 45 minutes. And we try to use as few as possible, so, you know, we don't put a lot of needles in. Maybe six to eight. That's about it. FAITH: OK. I do have a question: Why do the overthecounter treatments. Why, in your opinion, or your expert opinion, do they; have they not worked? And do they work for some women? NANCY ANANDA STEVENSON:Well, I think that they do work for some women. Some women just have; they can have an issue where, you know, they just got married and quot;honeymoon syndromequot; or something. Or, you know, they took antibiotics and they never really took antibiotics and they developed a yeast infection. Some women go on birth control pills and birth control pills are something they're not used to and they develop one. There can be varying reasons. Maybe it's very hot and they're wearing the wrong kind of underwear, you know; there can just be a lot of issues. And so for somebody with a chronic one, it's usually more of a systemic problem and it's related to stress and it can be kind of a psychoemotional issue or it also can be just the way somebody is just operating their life and they might have more of a sympathetic reaction to life. Text on Screen: To continue watching the interview proceed to Chapter 3.
How Long Is Candida Die Off Symptoms
Thank you for checking out this YouTube channeland thank you for tuning into this tutorial today. Heres a question Ive been asked from a ladyin Australia. How long is Candida die off? How long does it take for me to finally overcomethese dreadful feelings that Ive got a die off?Ive done a few tutorials on Candida die off and lets get one thing straight. Are you surethat its Candida die off? Are you sure its not something else? Many people I see andhave consultations with swear that theyre getting Candida die off, but in fact theyrenot getting that at all. Theyre getting a totally different reaction. Theyre gettinga detox reaction or theyre getting a reaction
to a change in diet or theyre getting a changein the way they feel because theyve withdrawn certain foods from the diet.So there are different reasons why you could be getting the feelings that youre getting,and you may misconstrue these feelings and believe that its actually what we call a HerxheimerReaction or a die off. True die off occurs when lots of Candida die and release theircontents into the digestive system. Not in the bloodstream. Youre not going to kill millionsof Candida in the bloodstream and theyre going to create a toxic reaction. Its usually alwaysin the gut. When that occurs, you can feel pretty sickand toxic. Normally, its going to last anywhere
between two days up to about 10 days. Generally,I would find five to seven days, and usually the first 24 to 72 hours are the most intenseand toxic experience, and then it will taper off, then youll feel fine again.How can you avoid die off? You can avoid die off with common sense like anything in life,but remember, Ive told you guys this before. Common sense isnt very common with a lot ofpeople out there who are treating for Candida. If youve got severe Candida, if youve gotmajor brain fog, if you feel spaced out and youve got joint pain and youre very sick,youre tired, youve got a lot of gut problems, then you need to be very careful when youstart on a course of treatment, particularly
a strong antifungal treatment. If you go tooquickly into something and take like a mega dose, there is a possibility youre going toset yourself up for a fall. Youre going to feel pretty crappy. What you want to do isgo into it nice and slowly, nice and gently. I look at the sensitivity of the patient.I mentioned before there are three types of patients I see. Theres the normal people likeme and you most probably. They account probably for about 75 to 80 percent of people, andthese people dont usually have violent reactions to things that they take. They can take Bvitamins. They can take fish oils. They can take multivitamins, vitamin C; they can takeall sorts of things. Theyre not allergic to
pharmaceuticals. They dont generally reactto things quickly. They can generally find that they wont usually experience die off,and if they do, its very mild. The people who experience die off the mostare the ones who are sensitive and particularly what I call the supersensitive. The supersensitiveare people that react to everything in life. They can take one vitamin C tablet and feelsick for two days. They can take a B vitamin and they can have like a bad headache or notsleep for two or three days. Theyve got known allergies and reactions to multiple foods,chemicals, drugs, all sorts of things. If you know that youre very, very sensitive,then you need to be very, very careful if
youve got Candida because youre the personmost likely to experience the strongest reaction when you go on the correct course of treatment.The regular patient will not experience this unless they do something dumb like take 50antifungal tablets in one day, which some people do, by the way. Ive had some patientstake 30 to 60, even 90 tablets per day thinking that theyre going to get rid of it fast. Theresno real benefit to that. All youre going to do is make yourself feel sick.How do you know youre not experiencing an aggravation in terms of your diet? How doyou know youre not experiencing a withdrawal from caffeine or another food? Many peoplewho start on an antiCandida approach make
Can Candida Cause Joint Pain
Hi there, Eric Bakker, naturopath, authorof Candida Crusher; here's a question. Does yeast infection cause joint pain? It certainly can. Joint paint is not a verycommon symptom, but it is still one that I see regularly from time to time. Joint painoften will occur as a result of inflammatory response. So inflammation is generally almostalways immune mediated when it comes to a Candidarelated cause. In a previous tutorial, I've spoken about howCandida can cause various issues with your immune system. One thing that Candida causes,we know, is a heightened antibody response.
What we don't really understand that well,we're just starting to learn now, is how Candida can cause out regulation of certain inflammatorymediators in the body. And we know a few of these now. We know, for example, Interleukinis one particular component from our immune system that can cause inflammation. Joint pain can occur in people with Candidaalbicans, particularly with severe chronic yeast infections when the yeast metabolitesproducts from yeast break down can actually get into the blood stream and cause systemicinflammation very low grade. We know this to be a problem.
For example, we know that certain bacteriacan affect the gums, gingivitis, and can also cause heightened inflammatory response inthe body. Some people don't believe it, but many experts now believe that poor gum healthcan lead to cardiac problems. And we certainly know that people with leaky gut or digestiveissues with bacteria and yeast can also have systemic problems. And joint pain is one ofthose systemic problems. Generally, it will be low grade. You may think it's arthritis. So why don't you try and do the yeast infectionsurvey on my site, yeastinfection if you've got lowgrade joint pain to determine whetheryou've got a Candida problem or not. You may
well have. And by eradicating the yeast overgrowthand bacterial problems in your gut, you may well help to down regulate your immune responseand improve your joint pain. So answering that question, does yeast infectioncause joint pain? There's certainly correlation there. But do the survey and just check itout yourself. Thanks for your question.