Blog posts in: Acupuncture and stress

Blog posts in: Acupuncture and stress

Blog posts in: Stress

I promised in my last post on the Wood element that I would write on the cellular affects of meditation, and why it is such an important practice for all of us to be doing. Especially as we begin to head into wood element season — the element notorious for, shall we say, being a little temperamental – it’s even more important that we have some tools to counteract the heightened stress that may happen...

Last week, I wrote about the connection between random pains that we get throughout our body, and the potential connection with our liver.   This week, I will focus on fibromyalgia, which unfortunately is becoming more and more common. Fortunately though, acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general excel at treating this condition. While there is not much that western medicine can do for fibromyalgia, using acupuncture, I see complete turnarounds in the condition time and...

Liver related symptoms get exacerbated in the Wood Element Season of acupuncture theory As I wrote about in my “chive” blog, it is common as an acupuncturist to see an increase in each season of symptoms related to the organ that is associated with that current season.  According to Chinese Medicine, Spring is associated with the Wood Season.  Therefore, many patients begin seeking acupuncture in the spring for increased or exacerbated symptoms related to Wood...

  The most frequent imbalances I treat in my acupuncture practice are those due to stress. More accurately, these imbalances are not just due to stress – stress IS the imbalance. In other words, stress is both the cause and result of, liver imbalance.  Which means that it’s not sufficient to just “handle the stress well” and write it off as not a big deal, because it’s inseparable from the body imbalances which come with...