Catherine Kurosu – Stress, Health and Medicines


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Catherine Kurosu – Stress, Health and Medicines. A nice conversation with Dr. Catherine Kurosu from Hawaii by way of Toronto Canada.

Being a medical doctor as well as an acupuncturist has given Dr. Kurosu a unique perspective on health and healing. She has worked not only in the clinic, but in the hospital setting – on surgical wards, labor and delivery, and in the emergency room.

Picture of Catherine Kurosu speaking on Stress, Health and Medicines.
Catherine Kurosu, MD, L.Ac.

She takes down a path of how Eastern medicine can dovetail with Western interventions, harmoniously, to the patient’s great advantage.

Different people have different stressors. Nature or nurture, the idea of what a person experiences in childhood sets people up. The responsibility of western medicine and reductionism. Get out of here with your Newtonian Physics. A candle the flickers out or a flashlight that fades. The view of death from a western perspective lifespan v. health span are two different things. Rabbits just die – who knew?

Teeth, enzymes, and guts, which include the liver, the gall bladder, and more. Different parts of your body are always talking to one another. The gut and the brain chat quite a bit. That conversation can affect stress, health and medicine. And not in the best manner

The Gut as The Second Brain

Serotonin is in your gut! And almost all of it.

Food prepared by somebody that loves you and the intent of the preparation. Does an infusion take place in the respect of the food?

True Wellness for your Gut; Combine the best of Western Medicine and Eastern Medicine for Optimal Digestive Health.

The food pyramid – meh… Your food is important, but who you are eating with is just, if not more important than the food. That is interesting medicine.


Nobody sees when the strong are gassed, exhausted and how it can affect the digestion, and acid and hormones oh my!

The Placebo Effect is real and complicated. And why drug companies don’t like you if you like Placebo’s (You make them look bad) Is a placebo medicine, can it work on stress, or help you with your health?

Vacations and Heath

Sunburns and alcohol can be a cure for some, but take it under consideration, there may be a better path to becoming rested and well.

Swallowing sponges and pulling them back up – it’s science people, science circa the 1700’s

Qigong – and the central nervous system. The three people who you would have for dinner, (You haven’t heard of them, but you might want to know of them)

Generational Transfer of Health

Children of women who are under stress verses the safe environment and the transfer from generation to generation. The trigger can be a disadvantage.

The amber lens and how it helps you go to sleep. Yes, sleep fitness.

More from Dr. Kurosu

If you want more, and I mean a lot more on this and other topics for free you can read Dr. Koruso’s writings on Work, Love and Acupuncture, to the General Principals for Eating Well.

Picture of 3 chili dogs that have seen better days.
No… she is not recommending three Chili Dogs.

She has two articles that interested me greatly: Let’s Act to Heal and to Prevent Future Pandemics and Increasing Reliance on Expensive Technologies and Medications

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