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Emotional Health

Identifying and Treating Anxiety & Panic Disorders with Acupuncture

Chinese medicine teaches that there’s many different forms of anxiety. Within acupuncture theory, there is an entire set of energy channels devoted to regulating mental and emotional health. Anyone who experiences anxiety knows there’s nothing generic or general about anxiety. It comes in many different forms,...

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...

Strength in Body & Mind: Acupuncture & Herbs to Deal with Challenge & Change

Many healing traditions believe illness is a call for change. The most ancient of Chinese medical texts call this the metaphor of “wind.” There is a transcendent learning opportunity inherent in illness and challenge. This is a common spiritual view. “Wind” is something agitating us...

Supporting the Acupuncture Treatment: Chinese Herbal Formulas for Sleep and the Mind

My first exposure to acupuncture and Chinese herbs had layers of experience to it. I started by seeking relief from chronic asthma. Even though this was a lifelong problem for me, the condition disappeared after just a few sessions. The next ailment we worked on...