Addiction is more than a physiological illness. Emotional ties to the substances develop, leaving one dependent upon the self-medicating effects of use. Acupuncture’s overall calming effect upon the central nervous system reduces the agitated ‘fight or flight’ mode that substance abusers typically live in. Continue reading
In Chinese medicine, qi (chee) is the most fundamentally basic, or quantum vital force, that flows through all life. Chinese medicine works at the level of qi.Qi permeates all that is. It flows in the human body through the meridian system where acupuncture intervenes to heal and to maintain health. The meridian system has been known and mapped for millenia, however modern science is just now conceptualizing it.
there must be a harmonious Qi-Energy resonance between the painter, the act of painting, and what is painted—that is what grants life to a painting. Looking at such art brings the observer into this single unified experience. Continue reading
Oprah Winfrey agreed to try acupuncture for the first time on camera and Dr. Oz has featured acupuncture on his show. The videos are entertaining, but also informative if you’ve always wondered what it’s like.
Depression is a common mental health problem. It affects people in all walks of life, in all different circumstances and from all different backgrounds. It is estimated that approximately 2/3 of all adults will struggle with depression at some point … Continue reading
Sciatica is a painful condition with a related distress and impairment that can range from mild to severe. It is believed to be caused by nerve inflammation and impingement and can cause pain in the lower back, hip, leg and … Continue reading
Qigong is a gentle practice of postures, movements, breath and focus. It is an effective healthcare practice with many benefits. Among them are stress reduction, enhanced stamina, increased immunity and improved mental focus and energy. Qigong also improves cardiovascular, respiratory, … Continue reading
Breast cancer diagnosis can create deep fear. Remind yourself the majority of women diagnosed with this condition have overcome it. Worry and fear drain vital energy your body needs for the healing journey ahead. Begin conserving your emotional and physical … Continue reading
Insomnia is a common condition. The National Sleep Foundation, for example, reports that almost 50% of Americans complain of insomnia occasionally and about 22% have insomnia every night or most nights. Since insomnia erodes the quality of life quickly, causing … Continue reading
The emotional side of Chinese Medicine really should not surprise us. It is a discipline that does not separate the mind and body into the same slices of life and compartmentalization that other worldviews may. It is an integrated system … Continue reading