Emotional Health

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:...

Relieving the Pressure: Treating Trauma-Generated Obsession, Compulsive, Self-Destructive Behavior with Acupuncture

Obsession, addiction, obsessive-compulsive disorders and paranoia are often the result of trauma. Classical Chinese medicine maps the way trauma, clinically seen as “blood stasis” results in psychosomatic or psychological PTSD symptoms. The ancient Chinese medical textbook Ling Shu (Spiritual Pivot) says that when trauma afflicts the...

Thieving Wind: Acupuncture to Restore the Will & Resurrect the Spirit

Acupuncture is as effective in treating mental-emotional issues as physical ailments. Psychological issues are one of my main interests as a clinician of Chinese medicine. I’ve used acupuncture to regulate my own mental health as well as that of my patients for years, with much...

Moving Forward in Life: Acupuncture to Treat Problems Rooted in Past Trauma

Many of our problems in life, including health challenges, involve the passage of time and difficulties inherent with that. Within Chinese medicine, the Liver is the acupuncture channel (and organ) associated with the passage of time, especially our past. The Liver’s acupuncture channel is the major...

Healing Insight: Acupuncture to Change Addictive, Destructive Patterns

The art of acupuncture is knowing where a person is located in their healing process. In medical language this is called “progression” or “transmission.” It is the healing journey. Classical acupuncture teaches that a healer must understand where a patient is currently living in their disease...