acupuncture for mental health

Acupuncture for Mental Health

Everyone encounters emotional distress or major upheavals in our lives that can trigger a wide range of unexpected feelings, major disruptions to our daily functioning (sleep, exercise and diet), or clinical disorders (depression, anxiety, and PTSD). In Chinese medicine, mental health problems arise as imbalances between the yin and yang energies of the body, including consideration of lifestyle, diet, and constitution. Our body is made up of a living energy called Qi, and this energy circulates in the body, including the major organs, through channels or meridians. However, emotional and physical disruptions produce imbalance of qi in the meridians that acupuncture can address. In addition to psychotherapy and other modalities, acupuncture is an adequate modality for treating mental health issues because treatments plans are customized and designed to address root causes of patterns by helping to restore balance at all levels, body and mind.

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Acupuncture for Sport Medicine

Swimming great Michael Phelps, NFL Pro Bowler Tony Richards, Tour de France Winner Vincenzo Nibali, and 18-time NBA All-star Kobe Bryant are just a few of the elite athletes who receive regular acupuncture, cupping and/or tuina treatments. How can you benefit from the same level of support at your own level of fitness thanks to acupuncture for sport medicine? And did you know I have an extensive and far reaching background in endurance sports

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Acupuncture for Pain Management

Pain ranges from mild, localized discomfort to agony: it has both physical and emotional components. It may be contained to a discrete area, as in an injury, or it can be more diffuse, as in disorders like fibromyalgia. Behind the scenes, specific nerve fibers mediate pain and carry impulses to the brain. Similarly, pain is present in various conditions such as back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, knee pain, menstrual pain, and headaches, including migraines. Acupuncture for pain management is always a first line treatment for the treatment of pain and/or the underlying condition when appropriate.

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Endurance Blog Posts

Having a long and extensive experience in ultra endurance sport medicine in rather extreme environments I find it useful to share selected endurance blog posts from the last 10 years. What applies to endurance and ultra distance sports also applies to wellness and everyday health. What if you would consider your life to be a long distance event? Would you make the same decisions all along knowing that it’s possible with a rational and disciplined approach to cross the finish line and do it again the next day? You might not want to think about it but how will you cross the finish line? I can help you look at your wellness, health and goals from a recovery or performance standpoint. Check out also how TCM is a great sport medicine modality.