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Tuesday, February 25, 2014


This post is titled in such a way (PART ONE) because the acu-point that I am going to write about is one of the BIG MAMA's of treatment for all these symptoms and more.  I will need to make several posts to describe its usage and benefits.  For now I will address the first thing and that is ADDICTION.  This is a true story from my clinical work.

Years ago in my Boston area offices I ran a six week weight loss program that included the use of acupressure, dietary therapy based in a TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and hypnotherapy.  Each participant in the program received two personalized private sessions as well as the six group meetings.  I mapped out specific programs for each member in addition to teaching them what they can do for themselves.  One of the participants, let's call her Lydia, needed to lose 30 pounds.  In our private treatment sessions I assessed and counseled her on her individual situation.  No one program works for everyone.  Each person has different needs for their foods and so much more.

Lydia worked in a woman's prison.  Talk about stress!  Imagine being a prison guard for women that all regulate their menstrual cycles to one another.  That is PMS 600 fold!.  As Lydia told me, “You think men are bad?  Try being around 600 women prisoners all cranky at the same time.  Men are mean but women are down right nasty!"  Wow.  Lydia worked in severe stress.  She had to deal with a very forceful negative energy and still keep her cool.

We had our session and I created her program then we scheduled a meeting for two weeks in the future.  At that appointment she weighed in at the same weight.  I couldn't understand why.  If she was following her personalized program something should have budged.  She swore she was doing all that I had outlined plus I had used the ear point highlighted in this post to quell any need for over-eating due to emotional issues.  And then this conversation happened.

“Patricia, I have a confession.”

Oh here it is I thought, she is going to tell me about the cookies and Twinkies.  “Yes, you can tell me.”

“I am addicted to smoking.”

That was not what I had expected.  “Well Lydia, how many cigarettes did you have today?”


My reply was, “Lydia that is not an addiction, that's a break.”

“No Patricia you don't understand.  Before you put these things on my ears I was smoking a pack a day.”

Shen Men is located on the ear.  It is often referred to as the NEUROGATE POINT.  It's a major point  to reduce pain and to boost serotonin levels.  This is the reason why I apply small magnets, steel pellets and in a pinch grains of quinoa to the Shen Men point.   The point reduces anxious feelings that can push a person to overeat, smoke, take mood altering drugs, gamble, shop, etc..  It is especially helpful for those moments when you get the blues for no apparent reason.  You cannot separate the body and the mind.  Remember that.  Just acknowledging that your feelings create your biology AND your biology creates your feelings helps to empower you. This is a fast, effective tool for you to use and it is literally at your fingertips.

I will be creating a new video soon to show you how to apply pressure pellets.  You can tape them on these ear points and be good to go without having to remember to massage the point throughout the day.  In the meantime, here are two video links with demonstrations of Shen Men's location and a massage technique that you can use right now.

And Michael Gach's video -

So what happened to Lydia?  Further investigation of the medications she was taking showed the reason for the weight loss block.  Three of the four depression medications she was taking had the side-effect of weight gain.  I told her not to make any changes on her own.  She needed to consult with her doctors and ask for their wise guidance and advice.

I hope you enjoyed this post and it was of service to you.  Please check out the main website BEBEST.COM to learn more about the seminars and workshops that I offer internationally and also subscribe to the youtube channel and this blog.  You may also email me with any questions or to schedule a SKYPE consultation.

Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Best.

PS:  I am in Buenos Aires, Argentina at the present moment.  Feel free to contact me for a session.  I will be in the USA in the beginning of May and I will be posting my European cities and workshop dates here on the blog and on the BEBEST.COM web site in the near future.  Saluti!

"Patricia is truly passionate about empowering people to get the information that they need to make the best choices.  Her specialty is to take the complicated and make it simple, not by "dumbing" it down but by teaching in analogy and with stories.  After a workshop with Patricia you not only "get it" you can pass your new gained knowledge to those that you love.  All of her techniques and tips are simple to use and require no medications, herbs or supplements.  She is dedicated to freeing people from their dependence on pills and potions."

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