Wednesdays Kyusho (Vital Point) for wellness.
Pictured to the right is one species of Lion’s Mane mushroom, it is as beautiful as it is powerful for it's medicinal qualities. It is an ancient Chinese Mushroom that has been revered for centuries and is now developing quite a stir in the natural health world.
It has been used since ancient times as it has the ability to enhance cognitive function, has proven neuroprotective qualities, and aids in the production of NGF, or Nerve Growth Factor.
Also known as Hericium Erinaceus, Yamabushitake or Satyr’s Beard, this Mushroom is native to China, Japan, North America and Europe. It has always been utilized for it's effect on the neurological system and in repair of brain and neurodegenerative diseases.
It's nootropic capabilities is linked to NGF, a protein that is crucial for the functionality and survival of nerve cells. When ingested, Lion’s Mane increases the amount of NGF in the brain, enhancing cognitive capabilities via the reduction of inflammation, aiding neural growth, and the improvement of complete brain health.
But it has even greater potentials as it is also a neuroprotectant that is useful in the treatment many varied conditions from cardiovascular health to obesity and even some types of cancer. It also increases and or improves many brain functions such as memory, recall, focus, attention and efficiency for the individual that uses it in a supplemental manner. This amazing mushroom is not only known for its nootropic benefits, it also has the incredible ability to prevent and treat nerve damage.
Lion’s Mane aids the creation of new neurons (neurogenesis), with permanent improvements to brain health and nerve repair (Myelin - a fatty white substance that surrounds the axon of some nerve cells, forming an electrically insulating layer, increasing the speed at which impulses are conducted). As such ingestion of Lions Mane can enhance nerve regeneration with great impacts in managing current conditions such as alzheimer’s, dementia, senility, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s Disease, and several other neurological problems. It even has impact on depression, anxiety and stomach issues, but that's not all... other properties are antibacterial and anti-inflammatory affects, blood sugar regulation and even boosting the immune system.
Well folks it does not take any stretch of the imagination to understand that if we target the nerves to influence the messaging by pressing, compressing, stretching and striking, then we should also look at the strengthening of these structures.
Now that said with over 30 years of giving and receiving Kyusho manipulations of all kinds on a continual basis with tens of thousands around the world, there has been no adverse effects of Kyusho's use. However there is always a Yin to the Yang and that old saying; "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure", this may be worth looking into.
But besides that Kyusho is not all about destruction, it is equally if not more so about health, wellness, energy and intimacy enhancement. Kyusho translates as the "Vital Point" and the vital point in life or nature, is to become more efficient in growth. Everything evolves as it must, to become "MORE" and the way nature does this is it becomes more efficient. This ancient mushroom helps our brain, nerves and many physiological functions maintain and increase it's efficiency and life quality.