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Category: Acupuncture and Anxiety

Acupuncture Works For Stress Relief

These days, it feels like everybody is suffering from stress and anxiety. Stress is real. It harms the body and exacerbates previously existing conditions. Oprah’s favorite doctor, Dr. Oz, says that the, “major agers,” the activities that age us the quickest, include a diet high in fat and sugar, not getting enough exercise, lack of: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on September 23, 2018

A Beginner's Guide To Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM, can treat many health issues. While Chinese Medicine is well known for pain relief, there is so much more it can do. Improved fertility, digestive disorders, allergies/sinus infections and stress relief, are just a few of the problems that can be addressed with Chinese Medicine. Let me go over some basics. Chinese: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 19, 2016

A Seminar With Lonny Jarrett: Treating Trauma With Chinese Medicine

“We may only be considered to be healed when the damaging events of life no longer limit self-expression and the manifestation of life’s purpose.” — Lonny Jarrett, from “The Empty Vessel” magazine, Spring 2000. In two months, I hope to attend Lonny Jarrett’s seminar ‘Treating Trauma with Chinese Medicine: Untying the Knot’. I’m excited that: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 21, 2015

Anxious? Acupuncture Can Provide Relief

Do you have anxiety? Acupuncture can help, it takes the connection between the body and mind into consideration. Chinese medicine is practiced with the belief that imbalances in the body can cause anger, fear, sadness, joy and worry, these emotions can cause harm to the body over time. Acupuncture has the potential to affect serotonin: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 30, 2014

Ear Acupuncture To Treat Addictions

Dr. Michael Smith posted an interesting observation on the Huffington Post Blog. He notes that ear acupuncture can be useful for treating addictions because of the following reasons: 1. As a non-verbal intervention, it helps in reaching resistant patients.  2. It reduces anxiety and agitation while facilitating calm and receptive behavior.  3. It helps develop: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on July 26, 2012

Acupuncture Can Improve Your Mental Health

*This article is from At some point in life everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep and eating. Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues in treating: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 27, 2011

Acupuncture, Anxiety and Memory

Anyone who has ever experienced a situation of high anxiety (think public speaking, important test, new social situation) knows that memory slips away. The answers to the test disappear, people’s names fade, and memorized speeches are forgotten. As anxiety goes up, memory goes down. A new study has reported that acupuncture can help memory in: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 23, 2011

Trick or Treat: The Housewives of Beverly Hills

This week’s focus of Real Housewife bloggers is the feud between Brandi and Kyle but, I’m looking at the show differently and have a question for all of you – which “housewife” should stop by my Chicago acupuncture office for treatment? The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has several women on the show who could: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on October 30, 2011

Acupuncture Gives Hope To Patients With PTSD

PTSD are the initials that stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved in a traumatic event that causes intense fear, helplessness or horror, such as, a natural disaster (think hurricane Katrina), rape, childhood abuse, a tragic accident, or war. Diagnostic manuals say: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 3, 2011

Advice for Camille Grammer from Chinese Medicine

Are you a fan of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills?  If so, are you ‘team Kyle’ or ‘team Camille’?  Either way, Chinese Medicine has a lot to offer these high profile ladies? For me, an acupuncturist with the same birthday as Kyle Richards, I have to be on ‘team Kyle’ but have some good: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on January 16, 2011