Spring is in the air and runners are on the streets! So it seemed a fitting time to write about all the benefits that acupuncture can offer runners.
My suggestion it to do a “Detox Lifestyle Overhaul”, which involves making a number of small health choices that you can then choose to continue or stop, after you see how they serve you for one month. Here are my suggestions for a January Detox:
Therefore, as effective and, in fact, necessary physical exercise is for moving our qi, so too can we exercise our emotions/mind. Qi stagnation closes things down, tightens things up, and slows things down. In the mind, qi stagnation manifests as stress/anxiety, irritability or anger, overthinking, excessive worry, depression, an inability to let things go, to name a few. We can see in these examples that the ‘stuckness’ of the flow of qi through ourselves impacts the way we perceive and interact with the world.
Learn how Acupuncture helps our bodies recover after an athletic performance.
Ok, ladies, this blog post is for (most) of you. I'm referring to “that time of the month” when those around you walk a little more carefully, when you perhaps find yourself bursting into tears during a diaper commercial (“but it is so sweet!”) or complaining very loudly about the slow person ahead of you in the grocery line. Yup, that week before your period, when PMS hits, big-time.
Dampness is a concept in Traditional Chinese Medicine that basically refers to an abnormal state of the body’s energy that results in a pathological accumulation of fluid-type stuff.
I think that many patients could lift their mood and treat their anxiety and depression successfully without introducing medications, or could increase the efficacy of their medications and thereby cut the dosage to reduce side effects by modifying their lifestyle and introducing natural therapeutic tools to manage emotional imbalances.