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Category: Mental Health

Acupuncture Benefits Veterans

I’m happy to report that acupuncture has been helpful to many Veterans who have defended our country, deserve and need the support. Veterans in this country have served bravely and suffered for it, and I want to say THANK YOU! Sadly veterans often return from service with traumatic brain injuries, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2018

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

Chinese Herbs for Treatment of Psychosis: The Evidence

As the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine moves toward evidence based medicine, rigorous studies are essential, and it looks like another good research study has recently been reported. In China, many conditions are treated with herbal medicines. It is common to have an extensive herbal pharmacy in the hospital. A team of investigators from Shanghai: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 12, 2017

3 Tips To Manage Anxiety

Today I have a special guest blogger, my mom! Dr. Linda Edelstein, a clinical psychologist for over 30 years, and author of several books. With the intense political climate and widespread financial mess, I think that these are appropriate times to think about managing anxiety. Whether our worries are global or close to home, such: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on March 20, 2017

Resveratrol: A Delicious Way To Improve Memory, Mood and Protect Your Heart

I know that many of you read my blog posts in search of tips that keep you healthy, are natural, and have no side effects. I’ve tried to keep my health tips simple because I know that the more complicated activities become, the less we stick with them. I have a great new study to: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on February 9, 2015

Chinese Medicine and Mental Health

Mental health disorders are more common than you think. According to the NIH (National Institutes of Health), about one in four adults suffer from a mental disorder every year. Mental health disorders are medical conditions that take many forms and affect people to varying degrees. Mental disorders can cause disturbed thinking, an inability to cope: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on June 5, 2014

New Research: Acupuncture Plus Usual Care Reduces Depression

A large study conducted in England suggests that acupuncture or counseling, in addition to usual care, could be very beneficial to people with depression. The results were published in PLOS Medicine this September. The study included 755 patients with depression, the patients were divided into three groups; one group received acupuncture plus usual care, another: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on December 17, 2013

Electroacupuncture Fights Disease with Highest Burden -> Depression

Electroacupuncture is the use of electric stimulation on selected acupuncture points where needles have been carefully inserted. I use these technique in my Chicago acupuncture practice and have found it to be helpful. Now, a study has just come from the School of  Chinese Medicine, University of Hong Kong where researchers used electroacupuncture to stimulate: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on April 4, 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

Thank You!

Repeatedly, in psychology, researchers have linked the experience of being “grateful” to mental health and well-being. Here is an informative summary of the findings from some researchers in the field of gratitude. “Grateful people report higher levels of positive emotions, life satisfaction, vitality, optimism and lower levels of depression and stress. The disposition toward gratitude: Read More

Posted By: tcm007 on November 11, 2011
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