Depression

Lightening Up, Becoming Unstuck: Strengthening the Spleen via Acupuncture

The study of consciousness and its effect on the physical body is richly explored in Chinese medicine. It has become a speciality of mine as an acupuncturist. Modern medicine calls the effect the mind and emotions have on the physical body psychosomatics. Though this is...

Healing Cultivation Practice: Acupuncture Points as Shamanic Allies

Self-cultivation is necessary for healing. It requires time, attention and the creation of relationship. Within the healing process, there is the very important relationship between the practitioner/healer and patient. The practitioner acts as the guide and the coach within the healing journey. From the central connection...

Healing Depression & Anxiety via Digestion: the Acupuncture Approach

I honestly became an acupuncturist to help myself. Chinese medicine arrived as a type of “godsend” during my mid-20’s. I’d always suffered from depression and anxiety, which would negatively impact my sleep, breathing and digestion. Acupuncture was really the only thing that reliably helped me...

Completion: Acupuncture “Rebirthing” Techniques to Release Emotional Stagnation

“The personal is political!” This is a famous quote from the feminist Carol Hanish. I recall hearing this when I was a college student at Brandeis University: in my Women’s Studies course! I was struck by its power, as I know many others have been....