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Inner Wisdom & Clarity through Chinese Exercise

Inner Wisdom and Clarity through Chinese Exercise

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH Qigong and tai chi are Chinese exercises traditionally practiced for physical fitness, increased energy, and health and wellbeing. However, they are also powerful exercises for development of mental power and inner wisdom leading to increased focus, clarity, self-confidence, inner knowingness, and emotional stability. These qualities exist within each individual but to varying degrees. The first step toward strengthening them is to recognize one’s personal capacity for such development. The second step is to begin to practice the gentle, flowing movements of qigong or tai chi with care and purpose. How to Begin It is best to begin slowly with one or two exercises, and then progressively add more when comfortable. Development of mental clarity and inner wisdom comes through...

Acupuncture Cures Sleep Apnea

Acupuncture Cures Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a disorder that can seriously impact your health and quality of life given the fact you need peaceful sleep. Acupuncture for sleep apnea is one treatment.Acupuncture and Sleep Apne...

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...

Chinese Medicine: Yin Yang Balancing Act

Chinese Medicine: Yin Yang Balancing Act

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac & CH The metaphysical definition of balance is “a desirable point between two or more opposite forces which minimizes the negatives of both. “ When applied to Chinese Medicine, this definition relates to the state of being achieved through the balancing of two complementary, yet opposing forces of yin and yang. When the creation of a desirable middle point is established between yin and yang, it leads to a vibrant flow of vital energy commonly known as qi. As this flow strengthens over time it leads to an individual’s positional shift along the yin/yang continuum that positively affects one’s life existence, interaction, and function. This is precisely how Chinese medicine works with the energies of the body to affect...

Chinese Medicine: A Foundation for Health

Chinese Medicine: A Foundation for Health

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, Dipl., L.Ac. & CH Chinese medicine is an ancient system of medical wisdom and clinical tradition developed approximately 4,000 years ago to restore health and wellbeing. Over 15 million Americans have turned to it as a form of alternative/complementary medicine. Its main premise is that illness arises when the cyclical flow of qi becomes unbalanced, blocked, or depleted. Within this paradigm, quality of health depends on how and where this energy flows. Its primary goal is to adjust and balance the energetic system to establish and maintain a free flow of qi (vital energy) throughout the body, thus working to address physical symptoms. This state of free flowing energy promotes blood flow, which transports nourishment to the vital organs, glands, and tissues....

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Traditional Chinese Medicine and Weight Loss: 7 Ways to Lose Weight

Weight for Chinese Medicine By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac, Dipl. Ac & CHChinese medicine can be of help to the millions of Americans struggling with their weight, due to how it identifies and rectifies the deeper underlying root causes of this important issue. Regardless of whether it is a matter of excessive or deficient weight, Chinese medicine works to bring the body back into balance. It establishes healing from “the inside out,” while forging a solid connection between the mind and body. As a holistic approach to weight management, Chinese medicine activates the energetics of the stomach, spleen, liver, kidney, heart, large intestine, and small intestine organ systems.It provides a multifaceted approach that addresses the body, mind, emotions, energetic and spiritual components of an individual....

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

Chinese Medicine and Power of a Happy Heart

By Shoshanna Katzman, MS, L.Ac., Dipl. Ac. & CH According to Five Element Theory, joy is the positive emotion of the heart, whereas sadness or lack of joy is negative. Experiencing joy in daily life is nourishing to the heart as well as a state of being that is highly desirable on many levels. Such joy is exemplified by a forward-arched chest, spring in one’s step, and ease with laughter combined with kind, loving interaction with self and others. Its attainment is derived through establishing balanced energy within the heart organ system, the cornerstone of Chinese medicine treatments directed toward heart health and emotional balance. Chinese medicine Chinese medicine teaches that the heart stores the Shen, also known as spirit. Shen health leads to clear consciousness, intention,...

Acupuncture: A Safe, Non-Drug Approach to Low Back Pain

Acupuncture: A Safe, Non-Drug Approach to Low Back Pain

By Bill Reddy, L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. Americans suffering from low back pain can rejoice.  A recent guideline published by The American College of Physicians (ACP) for the treatment of low back pain, named acupuncture as a first line non-pharmacologic approach.  The guideline points out that most American adults have experienced low back pain, with an estimated loss of over $100 billion in 2006. A 2016 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed that over 20% of American adults have experienced back pain in the past 3 months lasting greater than one day.  Both the CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) also recommend non-pharmacologic approaches as first line pain management tools in their guidelines for the treatment of pain.The ACP guidelines based their...