Depression

Dispelling the Hungry Ghosts: Treatment of Trauma & Obsessive Compulsive Disorders with Acupuncture & Herbs

Chinese medicine has two major approaches: acupuncture, which is a form of direct bodywork and herbal medicine where external plant medicine is consumed, usually in the form of a tea or as pills. Both approaches have their own healing strategies and ways of viewing the...

Changing Consciousness with Acupuncture: Treatment of PTSD, Fixation & Obsession.

Acupuncture points have intrinsic functions and actions. They can adjust the physiology of the body. They also work on the mind. The names of the acupuncture points give clues as to their nature and function; the names also illuminate what role they play within the...

Ancient Acupuncture Wisdom for Treating Mental Illness: Strategies From the Imperial Medical Academy

I’ve written several case studies and “think pieces” on acupuncture treatment of mental health. In the midst of my ongoing series of articles exploring acupuncture's Luo “Connecting Vessels,” which I consider vital to the resolution of trauma and its manifestations, I’d like to explore treatment...

Making Connection to Dismantle Trauma: the Connecting Vessels. Part 1: the Lungs.

The remnants of trauma take many forms, creating a multitude of seemingly strange physical, mental and emotional symptoms. A particular system of acupuncture channels showcase and treat such traumatic remnants. These channels, called Luo or “Connecting Vessels” help decode where trauma has taken root in...

Changing Our Storyline: From Victim to Hero. Altering Posture and Restoring Personality with Acupuncture

Transforming our storyline is an important part of healing. Many feel victim to disappointment and trauma in their lives. In acupuncture, working with the Kidneys empowers a shift from victim to hero within our own life story. There are two aspects to working with the Kidneys:...