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Acupressure helps with depression, anxiety, pain, sleep and fatigue in breast cancer survivors

The acupressure point combination described below was originally designed for breast cancer survivors with anxiety, depression, fatigue, pain and sleep problems, but may help other people with similar problems. First I’ll talk about the research study. Skip down...

FREE Workshop on Beating the Winter Blues: Wisdom from Chinese Medicine (Jan 26, Vaughan ON)

Feeling the winter blues? You’re not alone! Come to a FREE “food and mood” workshop on seasonal wellness. Learn tips for keeping your immune system up, staying grounded, focused and energized during the cold, dark months of winter. We’ll share simple...

Emotions and Your Body: A (mostly) Traditional Chinese Medicine view

What, if anything, do our emotions have to do with our physical health?  In recent years, Western medical researchers have increasingly acknowledged the links between emotions and physical symptoms. Since I first studied cognitive neuroscience, the neurobiology...

Beating the Winter Blahs

Winter is the season of the “Kidney-Adrenal” energy system according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. The TCM Kidney-Adrenals (not the same as your physical kidneys, please note) are the foundation of all life energy the body. So winter is a time to focus inward,...

A Good Read – “When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for Difficult Times”

“As one of Pema Chodron’s grateful students, I have been learning the most pressing and necessary lesson of all: how to keep opening wider my own heart.” – Alice Walker A generous friend once left me a copy of When Things Fall Apart: Heart Advice for...