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Chinese Medicine

Fear

Fear: Emotions Post #5

It is amazing how many people come in and check off “Fear” under the Emotions category of my health history form and then when I start to ask questions correct themselves and say it is worry. It might be helpful in addressing fear to return to my Worry post or my post on a recent skiing trip, Outside …

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Anger/Irritability: Emotions Post #3

The age-old joke about women and their “time of the month” is an unfortunate reality for a lot of women. The most popular emotion that women report to me is irritability and it is usually 5-7 days before they start bleeding. It is a truth of life that our bodies are taxed the days leading …

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Sadness/Depression: Emotions Post #2

It is the perfect time of year to talk about depression. The days are still short and the wind chill is brutal. Life can look bleak even when the sun is shining in full force. Plus we are in Kidney time and so much of depression is Kidney oriented. In my experience the fine line …

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What Dreams May Come

For the last five years I have been getting regular acupuncture appointments and without question the biggest change in my health has been an end to a lifetime worth of vivid dreams. Unlike the more spiritual world of dream reading and journaling, Chinese Medicine believes that dreams are a sign of disease and seeks to …

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Worry: Emotions Post #1

In the Western world excessive worry is either overlooked or not talked about. But what if I told you that Chinese Medicine believes that excessive worry is a physical condition that spirals into more dangerous ailments. Would you be interested in cutting down on how many nights a week you spend walking around your house …

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PMS: G-Y-N Post #1

PMS or Premenstrual Syndrome is just that, a syndrome. A compilation of ailments joined together because of similar circumstances. We all know the list: Headaches/Migraines Weight Gain/Fluid Retention/Bloating Emotional Disturbances/Irritability/Weepiness/Anger Low Back Ache Cramping Fatigue Insomnia Nightsweats What does it all mean and should we be having it at all? What is normal? Elimination: The body …

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