Psychology

Acupuncture, TCM and PTSD

Acupuncture, TCM and PTSD

The irony of writing this nearly one year after Hurricane Irma pounded South Florida while the media reports on Hurricane Florence bearing down on close friends in South and North Carolina is not lost on me. I used to say that Hurricane Wilma in 2007 gave me an enhanced respect for Mother Nature when she decided to destroy my roof. […]

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Acupuncture, TCM and Depression

Acupuncture, TCM and Depression

When Simon and Garfunkel released this song in 1966, I was enough of an English-major nerd to know it was based on a poem written by Edwin Arlington Robinson in 1897. It is a cautionary tale about admiring someone else and being misled by appearances. Today, the poem stays with me, shocking in its clarity about the dangers of depression. […]

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TCM and Grief

TCM and Grief

Grief is a horrible emotion; it means that you have lost someone or something from your life.   At some point, everyone will experience grief. I view grief as the price one pays for loving and caring; seen through that pair of lenses, grief can be affirming. My inner- professional knows how to work through the grief process. Because it has […]

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Acupuncture and Anxiety

Acupuncture and Anxiety

Anxiety and related disorders are a real problem in the US, affecting over 40 million people over the age of 18.This number is actually believed to be a conservative estimate, as a lot of patients are misdiagnosed or even completely ignorant of their situations, meaning that they are not aware that what they are experiencing is anxiety. Young people, especially, […]

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Acupuncture and Emotional Trauma

Acupuncture and Emotional Trauma

I have often said that acupuncture has changed my life. Changing ones’ life is no small feat; however, recent events have shown me that acupuncture – along with Traditional Chinese teachings – have helped me regain a life that was shaken to the core this past Valentines’ Day. I live in a community directly impacted by the lone gunman who […]

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