It’s been a long day and you’re tired. You’re ready for bed and catching eight hours of blissful, uninterrupted sleep. But as soon as your head makes contact with the pillow, your mind comes alive. And not just alive, but it’s racing like you just had a triple shot of espresso. You start rehashing the day, the year, your life, and every item that was ever on your To Do list. You go over the day’s interactions, reworking what you should have said. You . . . → Read More: The Yin and Yang of Sleep
The Chinese have a saying that the emotions are the cause of 100 diseases. In the case of depression, they’re right on the money. I have worked with many patients who suffer from depression, and while they differ widely in their histories, they all have one thing in common: lack of emotional flow.
Chinese medicine is all about flow, whether it’s the flow of digestion, blood, energy, or emotions. When that flow is blocked for one reason or another, symptoms arise. We practitioners of . . . → Read More: Treating Depression with Acupuncture
If you’ve ever had heart palpitations or the sensation of an irregular heartbeat, you know how scary it can be. You wonder if it’s harmless or if this is the big one, and at what point you should get to your doctor.
The reality is that missed heartbeats, or arrhythmias, are usually harmless, and if they happen occasionally, not a cause for concern. However, if your heart skips frequently, if you experience a string of missed beats, or if you feel like your heart . . . → Read More: All Aflutter: Help for Heart Palpitations