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Understanding the Use of Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Posted on Jun 23, 2015

Understanding the Use of Acupuncture for Stress Relief

Traditional Chinese Medicine treats the mind and body as a whole interrelated system. Acupuncture can help relieve both the physical symptoms of stress, like muscular pain and headaches, but also relax you so that you sleep better and are better able to deal with day to day stresses of life. By alleviating stress and strengthening the body, it can prevent other illnesses from occurring.

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Strengthening the Immune System through Acupuncture

Posted on Apr 9, 2015

Strengthening the Immune System through Acupuncture

If you tend to catch colds often or easily, having acupuncture and taking Chinese herbs before the cold weather hits, can change this. Traditional Chinese Medicine theory claims that this happens when our protective surface energy, or ‘wei qi’, is weak, thus allowing pathogens – equivalent to bacteria and viruses in western Medical terms – to penetrate, for instance when we are stressed or tired. So, even though we are enjoying glorious autumn weather at the moment, during the months preceding winter is the best time to boost your immune system so you don’t get sick when the colder weather arrives.

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Finding balance with Yin Yoga

Posted on Jul 11, 2014

Finding balance with Yin Yoga

“For fast acting relief, try slowing down” ~ Lily Tomlin ~ Very often, we busy ourselves doing many things throughout the day. My typical day usually involves rushing for meetings and deadlines, multi-tasking, juggling different roles and commitments. Even my weekends are often full of appointments and activities, leaving us feeling even more exhausted than rested. And before I know it, the Monday routine has started again. The constant rushing around at a fast-pace can create stress to both our body and mind. While it sounds counter-intuitive, the busier we get, the more we need...

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Should I buy my own yoga mat?

Posted on Jun 5, 2014

Should I buy my own yoga mat?

The economist in me usually answers most questions with “depends on the assumption”, but for the above question, my answer (as an economist and a yoga teacher) is an absolute YES! One may think: why buy when I can use the free or rented ones provided by the studio? Why buy when I am just getting started in yoga? Why buy when I don’t know how frequently I will get to classes? Do I really need my own yoga mat? Here are three reasons to why you should have your own mat, even if you are only starting to check out yoga classes and aren’t sure you’ll be all that serious about it: Keep it personal...

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