Acupuncture, Moxa and the Immune System
The navel is a mysterious place, the place of most intimate connection with our mothers, more intimate than the breast in terms of our primal development. When we leave the womb, it is the umbilicus that must be severed if we are to begin making our way on the path to becoming ourselves. An acupuncture colleague tells me that one of her most respected teachers says that we are what is left of the umbilical cord, so powerful is the connection established in gestation. The West doesn't seem to place much power at the umbilicus. It's an object reduced to being either an inny or an outy, and whether what surrounds it looks like a six-pack of beer, or the remainder of too many six-packs.
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Acupuncture to Reduce and Manage Stress
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