Category: Chronic Pain

Surprising Benefits of Warm Water

Discover the incredible reasons why drinking warm water is absolutely vital for your health! In this eye-opening video, we delve into the amazing benefits that warm water offers to your body and mind. From boosting digestion and metabolism to improving circulation and detoxification, warm water holds the key to a healthier you. Don’t miss out on this life-changing information!

Warm Water: The Digestive Dynamo

Our digestive system is a complex organ assembly line that breaks down the food we eat, extracting nutrients for our bodies to use. While each of us might have a unique digestive routine, one thing stands consistent: the positive effects of warm water.

Stimulation of Digestive Organs 

When we put heat into our system by consuming warm beverages or food, we stimulate better blood circulation. Drinking warm water has been found to stimulate the digestive organs, thus increasing the blood flow to the digestive system. This improved blood circulation can potentially enhance digestion and mitigate constipation risks.

Dissolution of Hard-to-Digest Foods

 Occasionally, our body struggles to digest certain food particles. Warm water can aid in dissolving and dissipating such foods, offering relief.

Acceleration of Food Breakdown

It’s not just about digestion; it’s about efficient digestion. When you drink warm water before or after meals, it has been suggested that food breaks down at a faster rate than when consuming cold or ambient water.

Cold Water's Cold Shoulder to Digestion

While the refreshing allure of cold water can be tempting, it might not be the most digestion-friendly option. Cold water can constrict blood flow to our stomach and intestines, slowing down our enzymatic activity, which is crucial for digestion. Moreover, the body’s endeavor to regulate its temperature after consuming cold water can detract from its digestive focus. Experts also suggest that consuming cold water immediately after a meal can solidify fats from our foods, challenging the body’s efforts to break down these fats.


The world is brimming with advanced health hacks and innovations, yet sometimes, the most potent remedies are the simplest. As research continues to shed light on the benefits of warm water, consider incorporating it into your daily routine. Not only is it a boon for digestion, but it’s also a holistic path to overall well-being.

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Brehan Crawford, based in McMinnville, Oregon, is a distinguished clinician specializing in the treatment of chronic conditions, particularly Lyme Disease and its coinfections. After earning his Master’s degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2009, he deepened his expertise with a 5-year residency under the mentorship of the renowned Dr. Heiner Fruehauf at the Hai Shan Clinic. A Diplomate of Oriental Medicine from the NCCAOM, Brehan has pioneered innovative methods using Traditional Chinese Medicine for chronic infections. Known for mentoring other professionals, he regularly imparts knowledge on advanced Chinese herbal medicine applications. Beyond his clinical pursuits, Brehan enjoys singing, cooking, and hiking.

Chinese Medicine Specialty Care

Chinese Medicine Specialty Care

Chinese Medicine in the US is evolving.

Chinese Medicine Specialty care is something that was once only available by traveling to China. In most areas of medicine, when you have a serious chronic condition, you see a specialist. Someone who has devoted their career to the deep study of only a select few areas of understanding.

Until recently in the US, this was not possible to do. In the time I’ve been in practice this profession has gone from being one of relative outcast in the medical world to being one of the most exciting and sought-after fields. Whereas we used to have to scour dusty old shelves and “know a guy” to get good educational materials and Chinese herbs or learn a specialized acupuncture technique, we now have access to the highest-quality books, experts and medicinal substances on the planet and are able to offer a level of care on par with the very best that is available in China or anywhere else.

Another way that the profession is evolving is that we are starting to specialize. Most acupuncturists are general practitioners, and are very good at it. That’s our training in school — we cover a wide variety of topics, in breadth if not in depth — and we often see a wide variety of different types of patients and medical conditions in practice. A few of us now are beginning to create medical specialties in our field.

I’m interested in four areas: Fibromyalgia, Lyme Disease and Chronic Infections, Neurovascular Conditions and Oncology.

All of these have a few things in common: they are conditions that reflect the space where our bodies meet our environment. They are complex. They are often debilitating or even life-threatening. And they are treatable.

I have devoted my career to studying from the very best experts in these areas of medicine to be able to create treatments that can dramatically improve and extend the lives of my patients. If you or someone you care about are suffering with a condition in one or more of these areas, I invite you to join my practice.

And of course, if you’re struggling with your health somewhere else, I’m happy to help you there too. The things that Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine have always treated well: chronic pain, allergies, hormonal balancing, digestive problems — come in for an appointment and I’ll tell you what I can do, or give you a referral to the best care I know of for you.