Xiao Yao San–“Free and Easy Wanderer”

This post is copied from our older, original blog. Original post date 06/17/2013.  By Marcie Bower, Lic.Ac. Xiao Yao San – or, “Free and Easy Wanderer” is probably the most commonly prescribed Chinese Herbal Remedy in the United States. Depending on the patient’s presentation, it can be a useful therapy for a wide variety of … Continue reading Xiao Yao San–“Free and Easy Wanderer”

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders are complex pathologies that affect all levels of being, with physical manifestations, emotional imbalances, mental insecurities, and spiritual challenges.  Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can work alongside nutritional counseling and psychotherapy to empower patients with Eating Disorders to heal themselves.

Grief

The beauty of TCM lies in its intricate way of understanding the web of energy in the human body – and that energy manifests in the physical, the mental, the emotional, and the spiritual sides of ourselves. Thus, TCM can be a wonderful tool to ease some of the emotional pain of a break-up, the loss of a loved one, or other disappointment, heartache, and grief.

PMS

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.

Foods that make you happy

The above mentioned article recounts a recent scientific study in which mice that were given high amounts of beneficial probiotics appeared less stressed – and actually produced less stress hormones – when put into abruptly stressful situations, such as being dropped into a pool of water. Moreover, when the connection between the gut and the brain was severed, these mice no longer showed decreased signs of stress.  The author concludes that “There's nothing metaphorical about "gut feelings," for what happens in the gut really does influence what we feel.”