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Mental Health & Traditional Chinese Medicine

Everyone encounters emotional distress or major upheavals in their lives that can trigger a wide range of unexpected feelings. Major disruptions to their daily functioning (sleep, exercise and diet), or clinical disorders (depression, anxiety, PTSD, DID, etc). Mental health & Traditional Chinese Medicine have always been connected: in Chinese medicine, mental health problems are viewed as imbalances between the yin and yang energies of the body, including consideration of lifestyle, diet, and constitution. 

Emotional and physical disruptions produce an imbalance of Qi in the meridians: acupuncture can be an adequate modality for treating mental health issues because treatment plans are custom and address root causes of patterns by helping to restore balance at all levels, spirit, body and mind. This is often best achieved in an integrative setting (along with psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, EMDR, CBT/DBT, etc). If you experience a psychiatric emergency call 911 or 988.

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Fibromyalgia and Integrative Medicine

Fibromyalgia (FM) affects nearly 1 in 20 people globally. In the United States nearly 2–10% of the general population of all ages are affected by this condition. Cost associated with the syndrome exceeds $20 billion. FM is associated with many symptoms: pain, work limitations, low quality of life, poor coping, poor physical functioning. Also multiple chronic co-morbidities can make it particularly challenging to treat. It affects multiple physiological systems: cognitive, musculoskeletal, reproductive, sleep, digestive, urinary and psychological. Evidence-based treatment paradigms are emerging, but there remains a research-to-practice gap, leaving patients to seek out their own treatment options. Patients are increasingly seeking out Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) for answers concerning FM. 

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Headaches Migraines and Integrative Medicine

Having successfully treated several chronic migraines and headaches recently I wanted to share some of the science and the evidence behind the diagnosis and the treatments. Headaches migraines and integrative medicine: do reach out if you suffer from various headaches and migraines. I will try to write up some case studies soon to illustrate my process and showcase the success achieved with my patients (they have to be credited with at least 50% of the headache eradication by getting on this path of therapy and making the lifestyle adjustments that were recommended! Bravo!). This might be a bit long so I hope it doesn’t give you a headache! If it does you know where to find me to fix it!

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TMJ & Acupuncture

Temporomandibular joint & muscle disorders (TMJ syndrome) are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. I have successfully treated a large number of patients for “TMJ” in the past years. Call now if you suffer from pain in the jaw (also due to dental interventions and procedures). This TMJ & Acupuncture article gives the reader an overview of the etiology and treatment options.

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