Stress, Distress and Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (FGID’s). The response to stress is an integrated and coordinated physiological process that can result in adaption or pathological maladaptation. Protective and damaging effects of stress mediators: central role of the brain The mind involves the whole body, and two-way communication between the brain and the cardiovascular, immune, and other systems via neural and
Hello lovely readers, One of our other practitioners, Mary Clark, at Awakenings Health will also be contributing to this blog moving forward. Mary practices acupuncture, massage, Chinese herbal medicine, and does nutritional counseling. She’s a wealth of knowledge, and we wanted to share her thoughts as another resource for you in your quest for a healthy mind, body, and spirit.
Recently, I was on CW22’s show, Community Matters, giving a general overview of what acupuncture, Chinese medicine, and personal development coaching can do. You can check out my segment here: If you’re in the greater Raleigh area, I’d love to help you find out just how healthy you can be!
It is time for a medical renaissance to push us past the archaic setup currently being offered in our country. Here is an article I wrote that was recently published in Meridians: JAOM (Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) discussing what a healthy marriage between eastern and western medicine looks like. (Scroll down to pg. 37) TIME FOR A MEDICAL
Our 2 year old daughter, Kali, seemed like she was coming down with a bug. No big deal. We met the usual fussiness and whining with some Chinese herbs that usually take care of anything before it ever gains traction. Yet, she still had a slight temperature when we put her to bed. Before I knew it, I was
A colleague of mine has written a clear piece explaining how acupuncture works to affect the tangible components of our body, including Oxygen, Blood, and Nerves. There has been a lot of research confirming the physical effects of acupuncture on the nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, circulatory system, musculoskeletal system, and our organs – But this is a really
I turned 40 this year. It was kind of like the Y2K New Year’s Eve in 1999: A much anticipated lead-up, resulting in an anti-climactic turning-of-the-page. But there has been one major change; It seems I have entered the Prostate club. I have encountered numerous men in their 40’s dealing with precursors of prostate issues. In the research article below,
TMJ seems like a growing epidemic in our country. Teeth grinding, jaw clenching, and overall stress are the perfect ingredients to produce the jaw pain, which affects up to 30% of the world’s population. Here is my July Newsletter, which goes into TMJ, as well as bringing consciousness to what we put in our bodies. Enjoy!