It has always been suspected that a relationship existed between the development of cancer and the presence of stress in one’s life. The difficulty was in establishing the nature of the relationship. Was it a direct or an indirect relationship? The main difficulty centred around the understanding of the terms, stress and stressors and their […]
This interesting article reveals the comprehensive understanding acupuncturists have about how stress manifests in the body, explains briefly how acupuncture works to alleviate stress and outlines what happens during an initial visit. The piece also presents details of an interesting study published in Anaesthesiology, (June 2003) that strongly supports the effectiveness of using acupressure for […]
This is an interesting article. It reviews a number of clinical projects and trials that have treated the condition of insomnia. Its conclusion positively supports and advises that clinicians (practising registered doctors in the USA / Canada) should be aware of the use of acupuncture as a treatment pathway for this condition.
Stress is quite frighteningly the most frequently cited medical complaint in doctors surgeries and one concept that science today is starting to believe is a leading cause of medical conditions. From fibromyalgia, GI problems, cardiac complaints to nervous system disorders, cancer to mention but a few. In the 21st century, the word stress brings many […]
Several years ago, a family member introduced me to the art of acupuncture. aving been diagnosed with a degenerative lung disease, bronchiectasis, I was on severe medication for long periods of time to keep my lungs clear of built-up masses of mucus which tended to result in regular infections. In effect, I was poisoning my […]
I’ve suffered from anxiety and panic attacks since my early teens. Thinking these feelings would go away as I got older but in fact they got progressively worse. Everyday from start to finish was a test. I found it hard to find anything which could alter my state of mind and help me take control […]
You’re in the middle of cooking the dinner, the phone rings and you get caught up in a conversation, meanwhile the smoke alarm goes off, you dash out of the kitchen with the burning pan and desperately try to clear away the smoke. Experiencing stress in this way is important as gives you the adrenaline […]
Stress. The root of a thousand illnesses. An article proving that acupuncture increases release of a Neuropeptide Y(NPY), a peptide that is secreted by the sympathetic nervous system in humans. This is the system that is involved in the ‘Fight or Flight” mode. If you are around in Cork on the 29th March the Acupuncture […]
Reducing the anxiety of a mother with auricular acupuncture whose child is undergoing surgery, resulted in less anxiety in both the mother and the child. A new study shows acupuncture needles — carefully placed around the mother’s ear — can decrease her anxiety. When moms are less anxious, there’s less anxiety in children, experts say.
TCM practitioners understand that the Mind /Body connection is hugely important in health and in sickness. This Dr feels that his training is letting down patients by not incorporating what we as TCM practitioners and other disciplines like Ayurvedic practitioners are taught from early on.