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.
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
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
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
Spring glorious Spring! Spring is well and truly here. Chinese medicine sees Spring as the time for growth and rejuvenation. Spring comes after Winter as we all know. During Winter we withdrew inwards and conserved
A common complaint with some un-common causes!* How many times have you heard someone say, "I've got a headache"? It's one of the most common problems in society today yet a headache, particularly the recurring
Today I am going to speak of the use of acupuncture in helping to manage stress related disorders. Hans Selye claimed in his book “Stress without Distress” that ‘stress is the non-specific response of the
Sun Si Miao, a famous physician from the Tang dynasty maintained that “Doctors should first understand the cause of disease, then treat it with diet. Medicine should only be used if diet fails”. Our everyday