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Mental Health

Acupuncture Increases Brain Function for Patients with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI)
There has been a push in recent years to study mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which causes issues with memory, cognition and learning. MCI occurs prior ...

Study Shows Kidney 3 Acupuncture Point Improves Brain Function
Researchers discovered that the application of an acupuncture needle at the point called Kidney 3 can directly improve specific areas of brain function. The trial ...

Acupressure Points to Enhance Your Concentration and Memory
Whether you are a student, a professional, or a homemaker, issues with concentration and memory can create a lot of problems in your life. From ...

The Importance of Practicing Daily Meditation
For many of us the word meditation conjures up images of people sitting serenely on the floor, with hands neatly postured on the lap. Perhaps ...

Acupuncture for Mood Swings Related to Menopause and Andropause
There are many things that can provoke mood swings, such as chemical imbalances in the brain, side effects from medications, everyday stressful events and, in ...

Oriental Medicine for Nourishing, Stimulating, or Calming the Brain
It may sound strange to learn that cognitive function is not solely the job of the brain alone; other parts and organs of the body ...

Acupressure for a Quick Energy Boost
Feeling bogged down with stress, fatigue, and anxiety--and you haven't even gotten out of bed yet? If so, it sounds like you could use an ...

Brain Fog? Think Clearly with Acupuncture
Are you having difficulties recalling what you ate for dinner last night or tend to forget what you are talking about in mid conversation? Do ...

Good Nutrition Boosts Brain Power
Looking to support your health and also boost your brain function? You can achieve both of these goals through nutrition. According to Oriental medicine (OM) ...

Enhance Brain Function and Learning with Traditional Chinese Medicine
In Chinese medicine, a healthy mind involves harmony between the Sea of Marrow (brain) and the Shen (spirit). You can enhance brain-spirit harmony with certain ...

Exercises to Improve Concentration
Trouble focusing on your work or losing steam mid-way? Oriental medicine has innovative approaches to restoring concentration, based on an interpretation of Qi, the energy ...

Depression Sufferers Can Find Balance
Depression refers to severe and long-lasting 'down' times that impair regular activities. Depression can be caused by a variety of factors, including socioeconomic constraints, but ...

Tips for Caregivers
Whether you are in the health care profession or taking care of a loved one or friend, being a caregiver is a gift. It is ...

Boost Your Brain Power with Acupuncture
Having difficulties focusing, remembering tasks or organizing your thoughts?   Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can help optimize your brain power through a treatment approach that incorporates ...

Alleviate Your Stress with Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
As a normal part of life, stress enables us to get things done. If left unmanaged, stress can lead to emotional, psychological, and even physical ...

Acupuncture Gives Hope To Patients With PTSD
PTSD are the initials that stand for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a severe type of anxiety disorder. PTSD results from a person witnessing or being involved ...

Nurturing Mental and Emotional Wellness with Acupuncture
At some point in life everyone deals with major upheavals or emotional distress. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from ...

Acupuncture for Irritability and Moodiness
Everyone suffers from irritability and moodiness from time to time, but if you find that a short temper and frustration are becoming a constant issue ...

Enhance Your Endocrine Health with Acupuncture
The endocrine system is responsible for hormonal functions in the body and produces thirty distinct hormones each of which has a very specific job to ...

Tackle ADD and ADHD with Acupuncture
People with ADD or ADHD generally have trouble concentrating and paying attention.  Symptoms include difficulty following directions and boredom or frustration with tasks.  Those with ...

Acupuncture and ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common behavioral conditions among children. In the United States alone, approximately 4.5 million children between ...

Combating Feelings of Holiday Stress, Anxiety and Depression with Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
While the holidays are depicted in movies as a time of idyllic serenity and joy, we have all felt the realities of holiday stress.  Financial ...

Acupuncture Improves Memory and Learning Capacity
Acupuncture can significantly improve learning and memory capacity that has been impaired by hyperglycemia and cerebral ischemia, according to a new ...

Enhance Your Learning Ability
Acupuncture can be used to enhance your focus and learning ability.A point often used for such treatments is Yintang, which is located between the eyebrows ...

Acupuncture and Mental Health
Creating Mental and Emotional Wellness with Acupuncture.  We must all occasionally deal with major upheavals or emotional distress at some points ...

Acupuncture Helps Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Study Says
Acupuncture may help people with posttraumatic stress disorder according to a recent clinical trial. Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that can develop ...

Plum Pit Qi and Qi Stagnation
The feeling of an obstruction in the throat (when there's not an actual physical obstruction) is called Plum Pit Qi and is associated with Qi ...

Healing in the Streets
When the City of Berkeley, Calif., was looking for ways to reduce aggressive panhandling by homeless people in the mid-1990s, the community got some much-needed ...

The Secrets of a Daoist Mind
How To Cultivate Inner Peace

Daoist history begins with Laozi's Daode Jing (Tao Te Ching), a classic Chinese text written around 500–400 B.C.E. The Daode Jing advocates living naturally and ...

Nourish your Spirit
The word "meditation" comes from the Greek word that means "to be mindful." The practice of meditation is a proven stress reducer, and ...

Can acupuncture treat depression and anxiety?
Can acupuncture treat depression and anxiety? A resounding "yes." Acupuncture is indeed a powerful treatment for depression and anxiety. Before I became an acupuncturist ...

Manic Behavior - Finding Balance in Joy
Joy Finding joy in things we do can give great pleasure, satisfaction and the ability to appreciate all that we are given in ...

Acupuncture and Depression: An Old Answer to an Old Problem
Depressive disorders affect almost 19 million Americans, or 9.5% of the population in any given one-year period and are estimated to cost the workplace over ...

Depression and Acupuncture - A new hope for relief
Symptoms of Depression Depression is a mood disorder characterized by both physical and psychological symptoms that can be detrimental to one's normal daily functioning. Depressed ...