Our nervous system is an amazing specimen. It controls everything that we are…every thought, action, sensation, and reaction. Everything! The autonomic nervous system is one of the important divisions of our nervous system, which is constantly working to control our involuntary internal environment. … [Read more...] about CranioSacral Therapy and the Stress Response
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?
I love yoga. Every time I leave a yoga class, I feel lighter, more flexible and I become a happier person. (It’s not that I’m a unhappy person but yoga definitely enhances my mood!) I have been practicing for about 7 years and I have watched myself grow physically, emotionally and spiritually … [Read more...] about Why I Practice Yoga
Working with women and fertility, we focus all our attention on menstrual cycles. We focus so much on length of the period, quality of the period, timing of ovulation, signs of ovulation, etc. that we forget how babies are actually created. Last week, I had a patient report that she didn't think … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk about Sex
Affect damage is a concept within TCM that describes how our emotions affect us on a physical level. It is the concept that our emotions play an integral part in our state of health. There are five basic emotions recognized within TCM: joy, grief, thought, fear and anger. In a well-balanced … [Read more...] about Affect Damage
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