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|Posted on March 20, 2014 at 9:51 AM||comments (940)|
Yet another study proves the benefits of acupuncture for an all too common ailment.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is characterized by abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea.
Approximately one in five adults in the United States has IBS. Women are more likely to experience symptoms.
There is no known specific cause, but experts suggest people who suffer are more sensitive and reactive to foods and stress.
People who suffer from IBS frequently also suffer from anxiety and depression, which worsens symptoms, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. The reason may be linked to the fact that the colon is in part controlled by the nervous system.
So far there is no treatment for IBS, but there are ways to manage the symptoms and discomfort. Acupuncture has been shown to reduce anxiety, stress, an overactive nervous system, as well as gastrointestinal distress.
Read about the latest study on IBS and how acupuncture can help.
|Posted on April 22, 2013 at 3:59 PM||comments (33)|
|Posted on April 22, 2013 at 2:58 PM||comments (3)|
As I lay on the table feeling the shifting energies in my body from my acupuncture treatment -- yes, practitioners should get regular treatments to be a healthy vessel for treating others – I realized how few opportunities we have to get out of our heads and be in our bodies.
Even sex may not be purely physical when we use fantasies to get us to the ultimate destination.
Once needles are placed in the appropriate point locations to rebalance whatever it is that is causing pain, distress, discomfort, disease, you name it, the mind is forced to pay attention to the physical form.
Being a witness to the mechanics of breathing, the flow of blood through the veins, the soft beat of the heart and the tingling of energy as it is rebalanced.
And if you are like me, the more energy work you engage in, the more you feel the subtle movement. Energy could be shifting from one location to another, gently taking my awareness along for the ride. Or energy could be releasing knot in the muscle like a snake unwinding from its tight coil and I feel the expansion and relax.
My breath is softer, deeper, peaceful. My thoughts are no longer taking control, nor are they dictating my next action or reciting a to-do list. Instead, I am merely being and it feels so good. Is that all it takes to find peace and comfort?
Simply the invitation to lay in silence alone in a room for a prescribed amount of time filled with needles that act as keys to unlock held tension, emotion, and perhaps unwanted memory.
Thank you practitioner for the ticket to freedom of the mind and pleasure in my body, my senses!
|Posted on April 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM||comments (10)|
Since the splendor of Spring is making its appearance, you might notice changes in your behavior, your attitude and the urge to go, go, go.
The nature of spring can bring on tension, aches and pains and muscle stiffness, anger, and frustration, not to mention allergic reactions.
Chinese medicine views the body as a microcosm of nature and acknowledges the changing rhythms in the body and mind at each season.
This article has some tips for managing the shift: