Now is an opportune time, whether we like it or not – to feel our emotions! Not only It is important, it is critical! That said, it is often our tendency to try and avoid feeling. We do this in many ways: Work too much, stay too busy Eat or drink too much Look at the computers/social … [Read more...] about Balancing our Emotions with Traditional Chinese Medicine
According to TCM principles, there are Five Elements in nature with corresponding seasons, organ systems and emotions. We are all a reflection of both the Five Elements and nature, by embodying the same relationships within ourselves that occur in nature. Each individual's physical and mental … [Read more...] about The Water, Wood and Metal Elements: How Do They Interact During Times of Stress?
For each new year, we often set health-related goals. We want to eat better, exercise more, balance our lives, and try to behave in a kinder way in our world. When we strive for balance, we don’t often think about balancing our physical health and our emotional health. We tend to focus on the … [Read more...] about Finding Balance When the World Seems Out of Balance.
I recently had the pleasure of being hospitalized for 8 days. I call this a pleasure because I have never been hospitalized before and it was quite a learning experience (that I hope to never repeat). Also, because my personal experience with Western medicine is relatively limited, my … [Read more...] about Healing Touch
As acupuncturists, we sit with our clients and talk with them about their emotions. Emotions are an important part of the intake process for Traditional Chinese Medicine. Emotions affect our physical health and physical health affects our emotional well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine – … [Read more...] about Making friends with our emotions
For women going through IVF, it’s a very emotional time. And it seems sometimes easier for the human psyche to worry about the negative rather than create a positive future. Now if having a baby were as easy as “creating a positive future,” we wouldn’t need IVF! This practice is simply used to … [Read more...] about Creating an Intention for your IVF Cycle