Trauma

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 Trauma, Mental-Emotional & Personality Disorders with Acupuncture

As a Westerner practicing Chinese medicine it is interesting to compare and contrast how the ancient Chinese saw mental, emotional and behavioral issues. In terms of addiction, compulsion, obsessions and other personality disorders (modern Western terms mostly), the ancient Chinese provide a rich understanding for...

You are What You See: Treatment of Personality Disorders & Trauma with Acupuncture

Honoring who we are and developing comfort with ourselves is a Taoist ideal. Life is seen as the unfolding of the “Jing-Essence” (the original nature) within a person. At birth, we are given a “Ming” (destiny) as energies from the cosmos merge with those of...