In the western model of medicine, a cold is transmitted from person to person through a virus or bacteria. This leaves us with the feeling that we are always “exposed” and have no means of self defense. In the Traditional Chinese Medicine model, we can do things to prevent and release disease. … [Read more...] about Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Common Cold
Pranayama is a meditation on the breath. Breathing is so simple we often take it for granted, ignoring the power it has to affect body, mind and spirit. Each inhale brings oxygen into the body and each exhale purges the body toxic waste. Breathing is intimately connected to the autonomic nervous … [Read more...] about Pranayama is a meditation: Classes available at Acupuncture Healthcare Associates of Michigan, Inc.
The thought of meditation often brings cringes of resistance and images uncomfortably sitting, legs crossed, in a still position for long periods of time. Most people resist the idea of meditation because they cannot imagine themselves slowing down. We live in a world that is extremely … [Read more...] about Why Meditate?
More and more women are searching beyond modern medicine to an older, more holistic solution to managing their life cycles. Many women instinctively sense that changes in midlife are not a failure of our body, but a significant event that should be honored and valued. Many of the older … [Read more...] about The Magic of Midlife
I recently attended a symposium conducted by the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan. This two day symposium was dedicated to updating physicians, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants as well as a host of integrated medicine practitioners on research and … [Read more...] about The Impact of Integrated Medicine in Primary Care
The practice of tai chi promotes the circulation of Qi (life energy/force) within the body. Tai chi developed in China in about the 12th century A.D. Although Tai chi started as self defense practice, it has become widely used for health purposes as well. Tai chi practitioners move their body in … [Read more...] about Tai Chi