While 14% of recent mothers experience some form of postpartum depression (PMD) We never think it’s going to happen to us. When I was pregnant, it never crossed my mind that the thing I wanted most in the world would also have me feeling bad about myself. Continue Reading
Traditional Chinese medicine comprises a broad range of medicinal practices sharing common concepts. Included in it’s various forms are herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (Tui na), exercise (qigong), and dietary therapy. Modern Chinese medicine combines concepts of modern anatomy and physiology with traditional Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatment.
Getting pregnant can be the simplest thing in the world or the most complicated when it’s not going as planned. There can be so much pain and emotion associated with the struggles of conception. When a couple faces infertility issues and starts stressing about becoming pregnant, the added pressure and self doubt unfortunately don’t help the body get into a relaxed and receptive state conducive to getting pregnant.
Unlike most things in life, the goal of getting pregnant isn’t usually achieved by more planning, more research, and “trying harder”. While these strategies are great for other obstacles in life, they fall short for women struggling with infertility.
At it’s core, Chinese herbal medicine utilizes thousands of herbs with medicinal qualities to treat health and wellness issues in a holistic approach to the body, mind and spirit. Continue Reading
A new study of acupuncture — the most rigorous and detailed analysis of the chronic pain treatment to date — found that it can ease migraines and arthritis and other forms of chronic pain. Continue Reading
Historically the needles used in western medicine provide real justification for experiencing fear. When it comes to acupuncture, this is a question I get a lot. Does acupuncture hurt? I think we all remember the trepidation of getting shots as kids so the idea of voluntarily being stuck with needles seems down right terrifying.
While it’s not always the case, the majority of acupuncture treatments leave the patient relaxed and much calmer than when they arrived.
While I hate to say it depends, it does. Factors ranging from the type of wellness issue that needs to be addressed as well as the severity of the disorder all play a large part in any attempt to address health and wellness.