Medicinal Mushrooms and Nootropic herbs Nootropic herbs are plants, or parts of plants such as roots, stems, leaves, flowers and seeds, that are used for their brain-enhancing functions. Herbs have been researched and for thousands of years in many cultures, and in Chinese culture, this research has been documented as well, so we know a great deal … Continue reading Medicinal Mushrooms and Nootropic herbs
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. However, when love and … Continue reading Trauma and the nervous system
Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Disease Autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, IBD, multiple sclerosis, Type one diabetes, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and psoriasis etc. are on the rise, with almost 50 million Americans suffering from these disorders. Most people suffer for years with autoimmune disease before getting a diagnosis, and treatment is usually a … Continue reading Natural Treatments for Autoimmune Disease
Sun Si Miao (c. 7th century) developed the concept of “Phlegm” as the cause of mental disorders, it’s treatment is said to transcend space and time! The use of ghost points has been changed in modern Chinese medicine to mean “points used in the treatment of mood disorders” however, this is not the original meaning. The original intent of the points was to treat a literal invasion by a ghost. Furthermore, there are other and more complex treatments for ghosts, besides Sun Si Miao’s 13 ghost points, and the spirit world is indeed deep and mysterious in the ancient Chinese medical traditions.
If you are suffering from any of the following, you may have referred pain from the upper trapezius trigger points: Headaches on the temples or tension headaches, facial, temple, or jaw pain, pain behind the eye, dizziness or vertigo (in conjunction with the sternocleidomastoid muscle), severe neck pain, a stiff neck, or limited range-of-motion and … Continue reading Trigger points and referred pain
Overactive bladder affects 16-18% of the US adult population with a higher incidence in the elderly. The expense to the healthcare system is approximately $12 billion annually. Incontinence is responsible for up to 10% of nursing home admissions for people adding an adding an additional $6 billion. Incontinence is a condition that can lead to … Continue reading Bladder problems and acupuncture
Post traumatic stress disorder, has had many different names throughout history. Names such as shell shock, battle fatigue, and soldiers heart. Many of these names recognize trauma from war as a cause for PTSD, however, the current definition of PTSD has expanded to include trauma that comes from any other acutely shocking event, as well … Continue reading PTSD & cPTSD
Dry needling is a style of acupuncture that focuses on just the acupuncture points known as trigger points. Dry needling is more geared towards neuro-anatomical needling techniques and placement rather than traditional acupuncture point locations that take the whole body, mind and spirit into account. The term “trigger point” is used to describe an … Continue reading Trigger Points and Dry Needling