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Feeling Stressed? Reset with Your Breathing

Feeling Stressed? Reset with Your BreathingBy Albert Vaca, L.Ac.

Take a deep breath. Now take another one. Notice where your breath starts. In your chest? In your abdomen? Notice how you feel. When I first learned the simple technique of abdominal breathing, I hadn't noticed that most of my day, I had been breathing shallowly.

If you have ever watched a baby breathe, you may have noticed that they breathe through their bellies. As we get older, adults tend to breathe more from the chest and consequently miss out on numerous health benefits. More...

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Loosen Up to Release Tension and Pain

Loosen Up to Release Tension and Pain

It's normal for us to feel tension in our bodies now and then, but when the tension does not go away, it can affect our quality of life. It can give us chronic pain that makes it difficult to sleep, exercise, or makes us cranky. It is important to understand how this tension occurs and what we can do to release it. More...


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Ask Dr. MaoQ: I'm wondering if I might have chronic fatigue syndrome. What is CFS and how can it be diagnosed? Also, what foods would you recommend for someone who suffers from CFS, or simply wants to improve their energy?

A: The medical community has classified CFS as a "syndrome" because it is a group of symptoms that are present at the same time with no discernible underlying medical condition. These symptoms include severe exhaustion, recurrent fatigue that gets worse with physical exertion, muscle aches, headaches, sore throat, and recurrent colds that linger for long periods of time. Currently, there are no definite tests for diagnosis. Your healthcare provider may make a diagnosis based on the symptoms alone. But if you suspect that you may be suffering from CFS, you need to discuss it with your medical doctor or seek help from a qualified alternative medicine practitioner.



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