Creating a Calm Mind Workshop

Tweet Creating a Calm Mind: Holistic Workshop to Reduce Anxiety Using Acupuncture, Yoga & Talk Therapy Dear all, As a follow up to the stress reduction workshops I led in May, I am pleased to announce that this fall, I am again teaming up with mind-body psychotherapist, Susan Lambert, and Iyengar-influenced yoga instructor, Robin Simmonds, to offer a collaborative workshop aimed at helping us develop tools to reduce anxiety. As... Read More

Holistic Stress Reduction Workshop employing Acupuncture, Yoga and Talk Therapy

Tweet Dear all, I am pleased to announce an upcoming workshop I will be giving twice in May. Over the course of my years in practice, I have seen how much stress plays a role in creating ailments in the body, regardless of what symptoms or conditions patients are coming in with. In recent times, as my own Buddhist practice has deepened, I have become particularly interested in more effectively getting at the root of many of the imbalances that... Read More

Resources to Manage Stress and Promote Fertility

Tweet I just reposted a great NY Times article from a couple years ago that makes the connection between stress and fertility. While there may be medical reasons that prevent pregnancy, stress levels and anxiety are not to be dismissed as factors. The process of trying to conceive can be stressful in itself, so any way to help calm the mind is helpful. Below are some resources to get started on creating a regular relaxation practice: Meditation... Read More

Repost: NYT Article Linking Stress to Infertility

Tweet“The truth is that if you are not in harmony with yourself and your culture, you are stressed,” said physician-researcher, Dr. Sara L. Berga in a recent NY Times article highlighting the findings of her research linking stress to infertility. This ‘truth’ is the very foundation from which traditional Chinese medicine is built. Traditional Chinese medicine aims to restore health by creating a balance within ourselves... Read More

Acupuncture for PTSD

Tweet While acupuncture is used to treat a broad range of physical ailments, it can also benefit those suffering from mental and emotional issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. In a pilot study at the University of New Mexico, researchers conducted a clinical trial examining the effect of acupuncture on the symptoms of PTSD, including depression, anxiety, and impairment in 73 people who had been diagnosed with the condition. The participants... Read More

Take a Walk in the Park to Clear the Mind

Tweet We’ve all heard that a walk around the block can help clear the mind and lower stress, but several studies show that a walk in the park actually does a lot more for you than a stroll through an urban area. In a study at the University of Michigan, researchers performed two experiments to test how interactions with both nature and urban environments affect certain mental processes. First, a group of volunteers completed a task designed to challenge... Read More

Treating Moodiness and Anxiety the Natural Way

TweetDespite the bright, hopeful energy of springtime, many people may find themselves suffering from moodiness, frustration, and anxiety, as these feelings are tied to the health of the liver qi, the system associated with this season. Because of our renewed sense of energy and eagerness to push forward, many of us may notice our limitations that much more, making it difficult to accept that change is gradual and that we are constantly in transition. Another... Read More

Spring Ahead!

TweetDaylights Saving Time begins this Sunday, March 8, so be sure to set your clock ahead an hour! While it is great that we are one step closer to spring, it often takes time for us to adjust to the change. Many people struggle to maintain a healthy sleeping pattern as it is, and it can be difficult to get used to waking up an hour “earlier.” Many complain of sleep disruption, headaches, and grouchiness in the weeks following the switch. However,... Read More

How to Survive Holiday Travel

TweetFor many of us, the holiday season involves traveling to visit family and friends. Though this is a joyous, celebratory time of year, the hustle and bustle can be taxing on our minds and bodies, putting us at risk for illness and injury. Sitting in one position for a long time on planes, in buses, and cars can wear on the body, causing discomfort in the back, shoulders, and neck. Lugging heavy bags weighs us down. The stress of rushing to make... Read More