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Chinese Medicine – Spring

In it blows. The March winds are calling us to awaken from winter’s slumber.  Winter’s slumber… well, that would be the ideal. If we could only hibernate like nature calls upon us to do. But our industrialized culture does not really know what if means to rest.

Divorce and Stress

There I was, lying on my acupuncturist’s treatment table. I’d already explained to him that since my divorce papers had been signed two weeks prior, I found that while I was managing the anger (rage) that kept arising; I was concerned because the rage was bubbling up more and more frequently. I was worried about being eventually flooded by the anger and my preoccupation with the ‘wrongs done’ to me. And, by the way, I added…

Chinese Medicine – Autumn

Why Chinese Medicine in the autumn? According to ancient Eastern philosophy and medicine, the 4 seasons (actually 5 according to Chinese medicine), are flowing within us as well as swirling around us.  For example, the winds of Spring bring bursts of unkempt energy into our reality and gusts through our yards and homes.

Aging and Pain

An 87 year old woman came to see me the other day. Her daughter drove her to my office. As the daughter exited her SUV, I waited to see what her mother looked like as she was assisted out of the vehicle. But that’s not what happened. The daughter simply walked up the sidewalk, leaving her mother to her own devices. (… now this was going to be interesting).

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