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Multiple Daily Doses of Gratitude

The Appreciation Prescription: Why You Need Multiple Daily Doses of Gratitude

Are you getting your MDR (Minimum Daily Requirement) of gratitude? Harvard Medical School reminds us that “the word gratitude is derived from the Latin word gratia , which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness”. Who doesn’t want more grace in their life? It’s no surprise that gratitude is...

Diseases of the Soul: Anxiety and Depression - New and Old Methods for Treating the Shen

I would describe Five Element or Five Phases theory as both a context and a lens, applied with intent to diagnose and treat a patient. “Five elements” and “five phases” are terms that have been used interchangeably, with slightly different meanings. “Five elements” describes five compository forces occurring in Nature, namely, earth, wood, metal, water and fire. Some scholars prefer to use the term “phases” rather than “elements,” in order to convey the morphing and co-affecting properties of the elements, and avoid portraying them as being static.

Acupuncture and the Traditional Chinese Medicine Diagnosis of Depression and Anxiety

Depression is a condition that involves both the mind and the body and affects how a person feels, thinks, and behaves, and may make a person feel anxious and apathetic. Many people who suffer from depression or anxiety complain of muscle pain, headache, upset digestion, fatigue, and loss of...

Acupuncture for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can originate from various causes ranging from aggression to violence or disasters. Any situation causing emotional, physical or mental trauma can result in PTSD. The use of acupuncture for PTSD has been scientifically proven to show reduced anxiety levels and...

Reflexology and Anxiety

Millions of people around the world suffer from anxiety. While most individual experiences can be considered mild or temporary, there are others for whom anxiety is a debilitating mental and emotional disorder that can have significant negative effects on one’s physical, emotional, and social...

Acupuncture and PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder is an actual and serious disease triggered by exposure to dangerous and frightening events. Symptoms include irrational fears, nightmares and sense that the traumatic events keep happening again and again. It can have serious consequences on the life of the person...

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