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For Depression and Anxiety, the Mind and Body Must be Treated Together

For Depression and Anxiety, the Mind and Body Must be Treated TogetherBy Dr. Mao Shing Ni and J. Matthew Brand, L.Ac.

While people around the world are still mourning the sudden loss of Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade, a countless number of people suffer in miserable silence from depression, mental illness or an inability to cope with the stressors of everyday life. According to the World Health Organization, about 800,000 people die by suicide each year or one person every 40 seconds. While we don't know each individual's reasons that led to a decision to end their life, we do know that the effects are devastating. More...

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Meridian Lines: Pathways to Prevention

Meridian Line: Pathways to PreventionBy Jaseng Center for Alternative Medicine

The meridian lines in the body are the main pathways through which chi, or life force energy, moves and flows. In fact, all of nature, including humanity, is dependent upon this vital force. When chi is flowing smoothly, all of life's processes operate rhythmically and harmoniously. Therefore, in Oriental medicine, sustaining this pure chi energy is more important than anything else in order to keep the body strong and healthy. More...

 

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Acupuncture through Baihui (DU20) to Qubin (GB7) Mitigates Neurological Impairment after Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Effect of Electroacupuncture at "Shenmen" (HT 7)- "Tongli" (HT 5) of Heart Meridian on Neuronal Activities in Paraventricular Nucleus of Hypothalamus in Myocardial Ischemia Rats

Ask Dr. MaoQ: When I canít fall asleep, should I stay in bed and keep trying or get up and do something?

A: It is important to prepare yourself for the resting period at night. Follow this simple regime:

Do not eat at least two hours prior to going to bed; in fact, your last meal should be no later than 7 PM, and you should go to bed no later than 10PM.

Take a 15-minute relaxing (not vigorous) walk in the fresh air about one hour prior to going to bed. Try to clear your daily calendar and not leave too many things unfinished, as these things tend to clutter the mind. More...




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