Treatment of Pandemic Stress & Anxiety without Pharmaceuticals

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You’ve heard it. You get it. Our modern world is a stressful place to be, even without a global pandemic. I see patients every day dealing with symptoms related to their stress – from pain to digestive symptoms to sleep issues. COVID-19 has significantly ratcheted up the stress levels, creating symptoms they had not experienced… Read more »

How Mindfulness Meditation Works

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Mindfulness is foundational to the practice of Buddhism and Yoga, but it is also growing rapidly among various other communities in the West due to substantial scientific evidence showing its effectiveness for anxiety, pain, stress, sleep disorders and more. The concept of mindfulness is something that is simple to comprehend, but not necessarily easy to… Read more »

What’s In Your Herbal Medicine Cabinet?

Posted by & filed under Acupuncture Health, Allergies, Immune Support, Mental health, Pain relief, Sleep Support, Sports Medicine, Stress relief, Women's Health.

Whenever someone gets sick in our house, we commonly use herbs as a first line of defense. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy that antibiotics and other pharmaceuticals are an option when appropriate, but if I can use gentler, safer alternatives BEFORE an issue needs the big pharmaceutical guns, I am all for… Read more »

The Effects of Chronic Stress

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We all have stress to deal with on a daily basis. Some stressors are large (e.g. personal health or family challenges) and others are relatively small (e.g. traffic or forgetting your snow boots when IT IS SNOWING IN AUSTIN!?!? – it’s been a crazy winter so far). Physiologically, we all respond to stress in a… Read more »