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Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

Chinese Medicine to Allay Anxiety

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CHChinese medicine is an excellent treatment of anxiety, a condition that is highly common today as a result of our fast-paced, high-pressure society. According to Chinese medicine, anxiety stems from a disharmony between the kidney and the heart organ systems. This stems in part from the Five Element Theory, which teaches that the energetics of the kidney organ system is responsible for controlling the energetics of the heart organ system.In this scenario, it is appropriate for an acupuncture treatment to strengthen the energetics of the kidney, while simultaneously calming the heart and nurture the spirit. Acupuncture also works to forge a stronger connection between the physical and energetic components of the body to further allay anxiety. Anxiety...

Why Medical Marijuana Works

Why Medical Marijuana Works

Cindy Perlin, LCSW Medical Marijuana Marijuana contains a class of compounds called cannabinoids.  Cannabinoids are also made by our bodies (called endocannabinoids when they are made by the body) and they work with a network in our body called the endocannabinoid system. (ECS)Cannabinoids bind to receptors that are found on cell surfaces to have their effect.  The receptors which make up the ECS are found throughout the body, including in the brain, organs, bones and skin. The function of the ECS is to help the body to maintain homeostasis or balance.When our brain cells get overexcited, as they do with anxiety or seizure disorders or chronic pain, the ECS brings them back into balance.  When the inflammatory response, which brings extra blood supply and nutrients to injured...

Neck Exercises for Stress Reduction In 4 Simple Steps

Neck Exercises for Stress Reduction In 4 Simple Steps

We collect all stress around our neck and this can cause pain sometimes. That's why very important take care it and to relax it.The first and main warm-up exercise are the Neck Exercises in the Yoga lesson - to do always avoid injury!Sit cross-legged, aligning your head, neck, and spine. Keep your shoulders straight, relax your neck, close your eyes, breathe deep abdominal breathing, focus on the neck muscles and practice these four exercises: 1. Head Back and forth Inhale, and drop your head forward gently (exhale). Be near your chin to your chest. Then slowly drop it back (inhale). Be near your nape to your back - practice 10 times or as many time it feels good, then loosen your neck muscles, relax and breathe with deep abdominal. 2. Head side to side Tilt your head to the right shoulder...

How to Cope with Stress - Mindfulness in Everyday Living

Best Ways to Cope with Stress – Mindfulness in Everyday Living

“We are a resonating system in process rather than a stable, solid mass” – Randall McClellomThe cycles of nature are an ever-present reminder of our own innate capacity for transformation and renewal and that all living things are in a state of flux. Change is the only constant in life. Nothing is set in stone, difficult times may feel as if they will go on forever, but process, assimilation, and change are the natural way of things.The connection between body and mind is such that what happens in our every day leaves its imprint on the body. Life, or to be more precise, our perception of it, constantly shapes us. The language we use reflects this: we speak of feeling crushed by a careless remark,...

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

5 Integrative Medicine Techniques for Treating Anxiety

Everybody knows what anxiety feels like. It’s a normal emotion that you feel when you’re under pressure, having problems, or experiencing something new and unfamiliar. However, for some of us, anxiety levels can become too high and take over. Over 19 million adults in America suffer high levels of anxiety that dramatically affects their daily life. Anxiety may be aggravated by certain chemicals, toxins, environmental stresses, nutritional deficiencies, and/or hormonal imbalances.Common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:Nightmares Palpitations Ritualistic behaviors Feeling panicked Scared Uneasy Uncontrollable obsessive thoughts Muscle tension Dizziness Nausea Inability to stay still or be calmTreating anxiety depends on what type of anxiety the person is experiencing and the underlying root cause of the anxiety. Integrative medicine strives to achieve balance in all...

5 Things To Consider When Buying Memory Boosting Supplements

Without the ability to store and recall memories, you would not only be unable to remember names, contact numbers, why you went to the store or the time for an important meeting, but you will also be unable to learn and master new skills that you can use to improve your life, productivity, and career. Fortunately, the human brain has the ability to store memories and it allows you to recall those memories on-demand. This, however, is a common problem among the global population – with an increased amount of stress being placed upon people, approximately 6.7% of the U.S. population struggling daily with depression and sleep deprivation declared as a public health concern – which are all factors that lead to cognitive impairment.If you suffer...

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Natural & Herbal Remedies For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder affects millions of people around the world in countless different ways, but fortunately, there are a number of home remedies for PTSD, which include the use of holy basil, chamomile, green tea, stinging nettle, valerian, aromatherapy, kava root, skullcap, and dong quai, as well as behavioral remedies, such as social engagement, avoiding reminders of the event, and reducing emotional arousal. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Although many people have heard of post-traumatic stress disorder, not everyone fully understands it, and the emotional repercussions of the disorder can be hard to comprehend unless you have experienced it personally. Post-traumatic stress disorder (commonly called PTSD) is a mental disorder that develops in many people following a traumatic event, such as a physical assault, armed conflict, rape, accidents...