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How Acupuncture Treats Emotional Disorders

Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at things differently and while it may be a little confusing, there is usually some common ground that can be found upon examination and explanation. One such area is the idea of the mind. The mind in Traditional Chinese Medicine is commonly referred to as the shen. In Chinese medicine, the … Read moreHow Acupuncture Treats Emotional Disorders

How Acupuncture Can Help PTSD

You’ve seen the strained look on his face.  He’s far away.  He doesn’t sleep well and sits around all day doing nothing.  He’s always tired.  You’ve invited him to the things he loves doing, but he never feels like doing them anymore.  Sometimes he yells a lot—really overreacts.  But when you ask him what’s wrong, … Read moreHow Acupuncture Can Help PTSD

How to Incorporate Food and Acupuncture for the Fall Season

The season of fall brings cooler weather and shorter days. As with any season, the world adjusts accordingly. Plants begin to go dormant, animals start scrounging for food to help get them through the upcoming winter months and humans start winterizing everything. Sweatpants and hoodies become more commonplace and everything…EVERYTHING is pumpkin flavored. As fall … Read moreHow to Incorporate Food and Acupuncture for the Fall Season

How Lungs are part of the Immune System

In the world of Traditional Chinese medicine, the lung is probably the organ whose TCM functions overlap the most with its Western functions. Respiration, the immune system and the skin are all systems heavily influenced by the lung, both in acupuncture and in Western medicine. If you visualize where the lungs are located in the … Read moreHow Lungs are part of the Immune System

How Stress Physically Affects Your Body and How Acupuncture Helps

Stress. It’s not a word that makes most of us feel elated or excited. However, stress, by design, is the body’s way of signaling for help or a break in the routine. If we don’t listen to these signals, we can develop imbalances in our bodies, which can then lead to illnesses. The dictionary defines … Read moreHow Stress Physically Affects Your Body and How Acupuncture Helps

Three Easy Acupuncture Points to Reduce Stress

The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think of stress as being detrimental, it truly does have … Read moreThree Easy Acupuncture Points to Reduce Stress

How to Manage Stress at Work

Today the average worker experiences stress levels higher than in previous decades. There are many causes to the increase in stress but there are also many ways to effectively combat these stressors and experience a life with less stress and more happiness. One of the main reasons people feel so stressed out is that with … Read moreHow to Manage Stress at Work

Chinese Herbs and Herbal Tonics to Reduce Stress

Stress is something that affects everybody. Stress is defined as a state of mental or emotional tension or strain resulting from demanding or adverse circumstances. This can result in a multitude of symptoms, including headaches, muscle tension, pain, insomnia, worry, anxiety, depression and even disease according to a recent survey, nearly 77 percent of all … Read moreChinese Herbs and Herbal Tonics to Reduce Stress

Five Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

Stress is a word many people are familiar with. The dictionary defines stress in multiple ways, but there is only one that matters when we discuss how stress affects our physical bodies. The definition is this, “stress is a physical, chemical or emotional factor that causes bodily or mental tension.” And while most people think … Read moreFive Reasons Acupuncture Helps Reduce Stress

Mental and Emotional aspect of the Lungs in Chinese Medicine

As an acupuncturist, I am constantly assessing. Before my patients answer a single question, I am taking in cues as to what types of imbalances might be going on. In five-element acupuncture, the five major organ systems are the kidney, liver, lung, heart and spleen. When any of these systems are out of balance, certain … Read moreMental and Emotional aspect of the Lungs in Chinese Medicine