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Tapping (Emotional Freedom Technique) for Health

Tapping seems slightly odd the first time you encounter it, but I can tell you it has helped me and my patients with anxiety, pain, insomnia, worry, and a myriad of other issues. The Tapping Solution (thetappingsolution.com) defines tapping as: “A combination of Ancient Chinese Acupressure and Modern Psychology that works to physically alter your brain, energy system and body all at once. The practice consists of tapping with your fingertips on specific meridian points while talking through traumatic memories and a…

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Boundaries, “zhi” and acupuncture

Creating personal boundaries is essential to living a vibrant and truthful existence. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, each of the body’s yin organs (Heart, Kidney, Spleen, Liver and Lung) has a spiritual component called its shen. When these “shens” are in balance, the emotional body is said to be healthy. The Kidney shen is called “zhi” and roughly translates as “the determination of the mind” or will. The zhi is strongly linked to the fulfillment of one’s original destiny or potential.…

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What is moxibustion?

In my private sessions, I often use moxibustion (colloquially known as ḿoxa). Moxa is an herb known in Chinese as Ai Ye and in English as mugwort or artemesia. It is an ancient form of heat therapy where the herb is burned near or on the needle (but not too close–moxa is painless and quite pleasant). Moxa is used to warm the channel and stimulate the movement of Qi and Xue (blood) in the body. So if somebody comes to…

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Acupuncture Points for Depression and Anxiety

When I worked as an acupuncturist in NYC, I would estimate 50% of my patients were coming in for emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety–NYC is a stressful place to live for sure! I found acupuncture to be an extremely effective way to ease the symptoms of depression and anxiety, particularly when coupled with therapy and exercise. The points I use most frequently for depression are as follows: (and remember, each individual is different and may require a unique…

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