Definition of stress The Oxford dictionary gives four definitions for the noun stress. We will be concentrating on the emotional definition, "A state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding
Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) sees a close relationship between the internal organs and emotions. There are considered to be seven emotions in TCM. These are joy, anger, worry (pensiveness), anxiety, sadness (grief), fear and fright.
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A healthy heart for a healthy mind Article by Dr Helen Bourke, CMD The heart in Chinese medicine The heart’s physical function is controlling blood circulation and the blood vessels. In Chinese medicine it is also believed to
Common health complaints we see as we grow older It is well known and predicted that disease & disability can rise with age. Nevertheless, poor health need not be a consequence of ageing. Generally signs
As an acupuncturist I so very often hear this one question - what can acupuncture treat? Acupuncture can treat very many things. The World Health Organisation website has a review and analysis page of it.
What is qi and blood stagnation Qi and blood stagnation can occur anywhere in the body. We are going to concentrate on the liver because that is the most common organ affected. The liver is
What and where is the spleen The spleen sits in the upper left quadrant of your abdomen between your stomach and your diaphragm. The spleen in Chinese medicine bears little resemblance to it’s Western medicine
Decided to give up the cigarettes? Smoking cigarettes is considered to be one of the most addictive things a person can undertake. There is not just the physical addiction of the nicotine but also the
It's the Silly Season again! It's Christmas time again. In Australia this means that it is the end of the year and the start of Summer. It is colloquially known as the "silly season". For