Stress

By |2013-05-21T12:00:09+00:00May 21st, 2013|Modern Imbalances, Qigong, Meditation, Tai Chi|

Who in this world does not have stress?  Honestly … show me that person, and I'll show you an enlightened being (or a person who is numb to the world). When talking about stress, we need to distinguish between two important aspects of the experience.  First there is the stimulus, the trigger, the "thing" that is causing us to feel the stress.  Experts call this, "the Stressor".  There are two types of stressors.  Work stress, family happenings, financial hardship, injury, punishment — these are examples of Distress.  Often times distress has a negative connotation in life and can lead to disease.  Love, promotion, winning the lotto, having babies, seeing a beautiful sunset — these are examples of Eustress.  Eustress most often has positive connotations in life and leads to a feeling of euphoria. Second, after the stressor, there is the response — the Stress.  [...]

Tao Te Ching – Chapter 74

By |2013-05-14T12:00:36+00:00May 14th, 2013|Tao Te Ching|

If people do not fear death why threaten them with it? But suppose they did fear death and this was the fate handed to lawbreakers Who would dare to do the killing?   There is always a Lord of Death He who takes the place of the Lord of Death is like one who cuts with the blade of a master carpenter Whoever cuts with the blade of a master carpenter is sure to cut his own hands. - Jonathan Starr _____________________ If you realize that all Things change, there is nothing you will try to hold onto. If you aren't afraid of dying, there is nothing you can't achieve. Trying to control the future is like trying to take the master carpenter's place. When you handle the master carpenter's tools, chances are that you will cut yourself. - Wayne Dyer Beyond the obvious [...]

How does Acupuncture work?

By |2013-05-07T12:00:30+00:00May 7th, 2013|Traditional Chinese Medicine|

Almost daily, I am asked how Acupuncture works.  I've come up with a few explanations, some certainly easier to understand than others.  I thought I'd attempt once again, here in blog form.  I am hopeful that this explanation will be my best yet! Much like our country with it's infrastructure of roadways connecting important cities, landmarks and people, our bodies have an infrastructure in which electrical impulses, chemical signals, blood and other vital substances travel.  There are large interstates in which many materials travel at great speeds, there are smaller highways that go to specific places.  Smaller still, there are neighborhood streets and alleyways that connect organs, tissues and cells.  We call these roadways Meridians, Channels or Networks. Sometimes, like with roadways, there are traffic jams which clog up the movement of vital substances, bringing healthy flow to a standstill.  Acupuncturists are trained to [...]