Archive for May, 2010

Acupressure Point for Moving Qi

May 25, 2010

A very popular acupuncture point that improves circulation, calms the nervous system and relieves pain is Large Intestine 4. It’s located on the padded area of your hand between your thumb and index finger. Massage this point vigorously with your thumb for at least 30 seconds if you have a headache, sinus issues, stress, PMS, or pain any where in your body.

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Goji Berries!

May 6, 2010

For a quick nutrition boost, try adding goji berries to your morning oatmeal.  They’re loaded with thiamin, vitamin B6, and anti-oxidants.  In Chinese medicine, these sweet berries tonify the blood and nourish the eyes.  Great for people losing their vision.  Did I mention they’re delicious?!  You can find them at your local health food store.  Enjoy….

Sleep Well

May 4, 2010

Even if you’re just a few hours short of a good night’s sleep, you may be amping up inflammation in your body. A recent study published in Biological Psychiatry shed new light on the link between sleep loss and inflammatory conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. We recommend keeping a regular bedtime and practicing relaxation techniques to reduce stress.  Acupuncture and herbal medicine are also very effective for insomnia!  And they’re drug-free!