Gilroy Today Articles

Managing Stress through Relaxation

With the current economic climate, an increasing amount of stress has affected many of our lives. Although a little stress is not necessarily a bad thing, an abundance of stress can put you at risk for a number of serious illnesses.  As an acupuncturist, I have seen an increased number of clients in my clinic seeking my services for stress related complaints such as; anxiety, worry, insomnia, headaches, muscle tension, anger, frustration, digestive upset, depressed immune system and high blood pressure.  

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Yin/Yang... Balance for Woman 

A Chinese Medical Perspective

The basic premise of Chinese Medicine is balance of Yin and Yang.  Yin is the vital substances of the body where as Yang is the activities that function within the body. Yin is the cool moisture that lubricates all functions which activities are governed by Yang. In one analogy;  Yang would be the fire beneath the cauldron and Yin would be the water inside the cauldron.

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