Your Total Guide To Adaptogens | Part 5 | Cordyceps

In Chinese Medicine it is called: Dong Chong Xia Cao, and it is categorized under "Herbs that Tonify the Yang" which is a pretty common category for the adaptogens. It is used for things like Tonifying the Kidneys, strengthening Yang and Jing, Nourishing Lung Yin, transforming Phlegm and stopping bleeding. It is generally used for the same things as in Western herbal medicine, with the addition of asthma, lung cancer, coughing up blood, joint pain.

Survivor’s Guilt PTSD

Survivor’s Guilt PTSD Survivor’s Guilt happens when an individual experiences feeling of guilt because they survived a life-threatening event when others didn't. Survivor’s guilt is a common reaction to life-threatening traumatic events, and a symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The symptoms of PTSD survivor guilt can vary, it depends on many factors. When people … Continue reading Survivor’s Guilt PTSD

Your Total Guide To Adaptogens | Part 2 | Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha: The first order of business for me as a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, is to translate the properties of Ashwagandha from Ayurveda into Traditional Chinese Medicine. The two medicines speak different diagnostic languages, just like the West is completely different from TCM, so is Ayurveda. I have to know what its TCM properties … Continue reading Your Total Guide To Adaptogens | Part 2 | Ashwagandha

Your Total Guide To Adaptogens Series | Part One

Adaptogens work by regulating and stabilizing the balance in the hypothalamic, pituitary, and adrenal glands. These glands are involved in the human stress response. Adaptogens have been studied in both animals and in isolated neuronal cells, and they have found to have several effects on the body.

Trauma and the nervous system

Trauma and the nervous system Trauma can change the nervous system so that your ability to create and sustain relationships is altered. This change can lead to a belief that love and connections aren't safe, and you may find it hard to trust others, and you may withdraw or avoid people.

Big Pharma, Opioid addictions, Traditional Chinese Medicine | The Opioid pandemic I have had many clients, who came to me only after years, or even decades after becoming addicted to pain meds. They come in panic and despair. Still in pain, and sicker than before they started taking the meds, and with no other options available to them but acupuncture or a magic trick. They … Continue reading Big Pharma, Opioid addictions, Traditional Chinese Medicine | The Opioid pandemic

Acupuncture for migraine

Acupuncture for migraine Based on a systematic review of 22 clinical trials involving 4985 people, there is evidence that acupuncture reduces the frequency of headache in individuals with migraine, and that the effect may be similar to that observed with preventive medications. Acupuncture is meant to keep the energy flow balanced along the meridians. An acupuncturist will … Continue reading Acupuncture for migraine


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