Tag Archives: stress

Free 5 Minute Guided Meditation

Don’t give up on meditation juuuuuust yet! It can be very approachable. Really, it can! To help you out, I created this Free 5 Minute Guided Meditation just for you. There are so many buzzwords floating around the holistic community. You know the ones that you see EVERYWHERE – manifest, abundance, wellness, mindfulness, etc. I […]

Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health

Heart Health

This post was initially the content of my February newsletter (please sign up if you’d like to receive it). I thought the information was important enough to give it a permanent home on the blog.  Sleep, Supplements, Stress, & Sex: 4 Ways to Improve Heart Health February is American Heart Month, focusing on prevention of heart […]

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic

What Actually Causes Stress? A Revealing Look Inside The Stress Epidemic I have read that approximately 80% of our chronic health concerns are caused by ongoing stress.  The question I have is, what actually causes stress for YOU?  Given the fact that stress is such an important factor in the creation of imbalance and disease within […]

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines

Hammer out Headaches and Migraines I see many patients who experience an occasional headache to raging migraines on a monthly basis. And unfortunately most pharmaceutical medication has side effects and offers only a temporary solution. If you are tired of dealing with the headstorm, read on the learn more about how to hammer out headaches and […]

Acupuncture and anxiety

Well, it’s definitely still winter as we have about 4 more weeks until the first day of spring. I know many people in Chicagoland are having a hard time with the ongoing sub-freezing temperatures and it’s affecting their mood – especially depression and anxiety. In my February newsletter I talk about some simple ideas to get […]

Holiday health

The holidays have arrived and are in full swing! Our December newsletter touches on why Traditional Chinese Medicine is great for this time of year. Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day there is a whirlwind of activities: holiday parties, family gatherings, bundling up for cold weather, battling crowded shops, etc. Having fun is fun, but […]

Stress and your body

Stress and Your Body Let’s talk about stress and your body. We all know it is a part of life. Stress can be positive or negative depending on whether it motivates you or shuts you down. When the body is undergoing stress, the nervous system shifts into the sympathetic mode – aka the “fight or […]

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