Monthly Archives: December 2011

Gangrene: Will antibiotics help? and healing time

In response to two enquiries about gangrene: “Will antibiotics help gangrene?” and “gangrene and healing time” Oral antibiotics have not proven to be effective in getting rid of gangrene. Gangrene treated by conventional methods of Western medicine have not been … Continue reading

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Tightening at back of knee after resting

In response. Tightening at the back of the knee after resting indicates that the back muscles of the lower leg and the back muscles of the thigh (hamstring) have remained tight and have not relaxed during rest. Thus, after resting, … Continue reading

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Muscles tighten and get cold while sleeping

In response. Muscles tighten when it is cold in the room, when the blankets are cold, when there is a draft. One feels that the tighter the muscles get the colder it feels. Make sure there is no draft in … Continue reading

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Hexagram 64 health

In response to the above. Hexagram 64, Fire over Water, wei ji, before completion, as it pertains to health, indicates a duration of treatment. Fire is above water, like burning oil floating on water. The water cannot douse the fire. … Continue reading

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Left eyebrow muscle tension

In response. Left eyebrow muscle tension should be a muscular reaction if we exclude extreme causes such as botulism. A likely cause may be a calcium deficiency, i.e., hypocalcemia, magnesium deficiency or vitamin D deficiency, or general nutritional imbalance. Does … Continue reading

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Sushi rice and heart burn

In response to the above. Sushi rice is cooked Kokuho glutinous starchy Japanese rice left overnight to let it cool. When making sushi, white vinegar is added to the sushi rice. This keeps the sushi rice from spoiling. It all … Continue reading

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Low calcium level can cause muscle stiffness and spasms

There have been many enquiries recently about stiff muscles, muscle spasms, and muscle tightness. Thank you. I sincerely appreciate all of your enquiries. The Merck Manual of Medical Information talks about low calcium levels (Page 737) and provides a list … Continue reading

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