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“Power Posing” Article

This article relates to “power poses” and how holding our posture in open and strong stances actually lowers our cortisol and raises testosterone levels, within two minutes! It’s great when science catches up to what the ancients already knew… In a taichi context, the practice is in open, strong, relaxed postures with large but supported arm movements and deep breathing.…

NY Times on Taichi, 3/10/15

Q What are the benefits of practicing tai chi? Asked by Ping • 391 votes A Tai chi chuan, a gentle form of martial arts combining deep, diaphragmatic breathing and flowing, dancelike poses, can be a remarkably potent workout for people of many ages. In various recent studies and reviews, tai chi has been found to improve practitioners’ balance, leg…

Slowing Down the Mind

In a documentary last night, I heard about an online gamer who died of a heart attack after playing for 50 hours straight, with no breaks for food, water, etc. This little blog this morning is not about gaming, or value judgments, or addiction. What struck me about the above fact is that our minds have the ability to tune…

10-year-old with Psoriasis

About 2 months ago, I got a call about a then almost 10-year-old girl who was specifically requesting acupuncture for her skin. She has had psoriasis on and off for years. Primarily the lesions are along the legs, and ankles with a little bit on the elbows. The most inconvenient spot is under the right toe, where it cracks and…

Edema of the Legs

Today I treat a patient with very bad swelling of the lower legs and ankles. His condition is essentially idiopathic, meaning doctors don’t know what caused it. His heart is fine, his circulation is fine, and water pills/blood pressure pills are not doing the trick. I put him on herbs, and this is his third acupuncture treatment today. He reports…

Our Greatest Fear – by Marianne Williamson

Our Greatest Fear —Marianne Williamson it is our light not our darkness that most frightens us   Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?Actually,…

the Certainty of the present

It is a function of the mind to want to know things – that somehow knowing things will ward off the uncertainty of life in its myriad facets. Not knowing what will happen is an uncomfortable state, which is often to source of most people’s anxiety. For those of us who have tried, you will agree with me: the acquisition…

Sitting Affects Health?

We think of sitting in a chair as comfortable, as relaxing, as restful. And for short periods of time it can be. However, our bodies were never designed for sitting like this for the hours that we do this for in the modern age. Firstly, sitting changes the curvature of the lower back. When standing, the low back curves inward.…

Anxiety

I have found acupuncture to be highly effective for anxiety. Here’s the thing: anxiety is actually a perfectly rational way to be. Releasing and living without anxiety – that is an act of trust. Getting to a place of trust depends on how badly trust was damaged. My job in these cases is similar to trying to calm a frightened…

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