Your Liver’s Impact on your Mental health

Your liver’s impact on your mental health In Chinese Medicine each organ had its own function and affect on out mental health. The liver is responsible for keeping the smooth flow of Qi and blood. Thus, allowing there to be more circulation in the body to prevent any build up of tension. If the liver isn’t functioning properly it can lead to stagnation (blockage) causing tension to arise and build up. This also results in causing not only emotional …

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Qi Gong for Stress Relief

Qi Gong for Stress Reduction Qigong is one of the five branches of traditional Chinese medicine that promote mental health, stress reduction, and positive mood. It is a practice that looks similar to tai chi, but is easier to learn, and more focused on building your health and wellness. There are many styles of Qi Gong such as and they are all wonderful and great for keeping our bodies’ stress levels in check! Qi Gong is about finding a style of gentle movements, deep breathing, …

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Lump in Throat

Lump in Throat Case Study Often times, patients visit us for stress relief. Stress sometimes manifests in many physical or emotional symptoms. For many of our patients, we’ve been hearing a “lump in their throat” sensation.  Some people describe it as a gasping for air feeling, blockage in the throat, or a throat knot. It’s the feeling that you are forced to swallow even if you don’t want to or there is nothing to swallow. If your lump in the throat feeling is …

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Anxiety Case Study

Anxiety case study Are you dealing with Anxiety? Check out this amazing Case Study where our Licensed Acupuncturist & Herbalist, Andrea Valencia, talks about how acupuncture has helped our patients! How Does Acupuncture Help With Anxiety?  “Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural feel-good hormones and reduces the level of stress hormones like cortisol.” Says Mathew Kulas, MA, RAc, an acupuncturist at Henry Ford Health System. Studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for anxiety, with fewer side effects than …

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Traditional Chinese Medicine you Can Try at Home!

3 Traditional Chinese Medicine therapies that you can try at home! If you asked the average person how Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) keeps you healthy, they would probably answer that it uses acupuncture needles. That’s a good start! TCM is a complex understanding of how Qi, or life force, affects your health. Qi flows through meridians passing through points which can be used to regulate and control that flow. When the flow of Qi increases, decreases, or changes qualities, your health is …

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3 Tips for Insomnia

3 Tips for Insomnia Do you have trouble going to sleep?  Or are you waking numerous times throughout the night and unable to go back to sleep?  Learn 3 easy at-home tips to combat insomnia from Zen Tuan, L.Ac. Acupuncture is a great way to help with insomnia because it de-regulates the sympathetic system, decreases inflammation in the body, and balances the hormones. Read more here.  Try Valerian Complex from Standard Process For Anxiety Relief…and use it as a …

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Stress Management

Stress Management I have been seeing Zen for quite a few months now. I started going due to an injury but found acupuncture has helped with my stress, my sleeplessness and even some of my moodiness ;). Zen is truly amazing and patient. She really cares about her patients and takes the time and care to understand your needs. I had never done acupuncture before this and I’m so glad I found Zen because I truly hate needles. It’s been …

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Essential practices for Daily Stress

Keeping Stress at Bay Wellness is an all-encompassing term that is so important, especially when managing stress. We’ve already covered key ways in which we manage stress using Chinese herbal remedies, acupuncture, acupressure, and mindfulness. However, there are still several ways in which we can keep he stress levels low in our day to day activities. The key to stopping stress at its root is the mindfulness to release the stress each and everyday. This can be done in a variety …

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Stress and the Liver

Feeling stressed out? Stress is experienced daily by a majority of people and it is a prime example of the relationship between the mind and body. Stress is experienced emotionally, however, it can manifest itself in lower energy levels and circulation, poor digestion, insomnia, and other hormonal imbalances. These symptoms can escalate if stress is not managed well. In Chinese Medicine, stress is closely related to the Liver. This is because the Liver has the main function of ensuring smooth circulation, …

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Fight the Stress: Adrenal Health Supplements

Adrenal Health Supplements Are you constantly feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious, or constantly fatigued? It might be time to give your adrenals some support! Adrenal Complex is an herbal supplement to help support your adrenals so that your body will be able to relax easier and naturally.  Stress is an important and natural biological reaction our bodies have to be able to respond to stimuli quickly. When we get stressed, our bodies transition from a parasympathetic state (commonly known as “rest and digest”) to …

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