Traditional Chinese Medicine recognizes the cycles of nature and the importance of living in harmony with them. TCM identifies winter as Yin because yin is cold and during the winter months, living things become more inactive. An introspective, restful approach with meditation is needed to store … [Read more...] about Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine During the Winter Months
Focus the mind to reduce anxiety Use this practice to focus the mind on what we desire, rather than letting anxiety and fear get the best of us. Step 1: Release the past. If our mind is cluttered with memories of yesterday or anxiety regarding tomorrow, we cannot truly create from a blank … [Read more...] about Creating an intention for your fertility
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
Top 5 ways to reduce stress at your desk Take a few deep breaths. Deep breathing calms the nervous system and helps to get out of the “fight or flight” mode. Keep your blood sugar stable by eating 5 small meals daily (preferably balanced – with a carbohydrate, protein, and fat at each … [Read more...] about 5 ways to reduce stress at your desk job
Many patients want to know what else can be done--outside of the treatment room--that will balance their energy. My answer is always the same—meditation! This may sound scary/impossible/weird to some people, but the ancient practice of Qi Gong offers “instructions” on how to meditate. For me, … [Read more...] about Inner Smile Meditation
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?