Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions

In many cases, excessive or inappropriate amounts of emotion can be caused by a breakdown in organ function, not simply an imbalance in brain chemistry, which is the typical western medical view of emotional imbalances. The view of western medical theory can be quite  limited and, ironically, leads to further difficulty in resolving the problem.  For example, if one takes a medication for depression (which may be caused by a liver imbalance) and that medication reduces liver function, it makes it more difficult to treat the depression.  This is often why a person may take a medication for the length of their life… and the issue never fully resolves!

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions (Kidney Function)

Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and   discovered a direct link between emotion and the organ system.  Having helped many people resolve emotional imbalances over the years, we’ve found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could then trigger an emotional response).  What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and physical body.

An imbalance in KIDNEY function will cause one to experience excessive or inappropriate fear; conversely, strong kidney function will cause a person to trust easily.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions (Spleen/Pancreatic Function)

Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and   discovered a direct link between emotion and the organ system.  Having helped many people resolve emotional imbalances over the years, we’ve found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could then trigger an emotional response).  What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and physical body.

An imbalance in SPLEEN/PANCREATIC function will cause one to worry excessively or to over-think; strong spleen/pancreatic function will yield clear and crisp thinking at a normal pace.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions (Lung Function)

Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and   discovered a direct link between emotion and the organ system.  Having helped many people resolve emotional imbalances over the years, we’ve found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could then trigger an emotional response).  What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and physical body.

An imbalance in LUNG function will cause one to experience inappropriate or excessive grief, sadness and/or melancholy.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions (Heart Function)

Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and   discovered a direct link between emotion and the organ system. Having helped many people resolve emotional imbalances over the years, we’ve found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could then trigger an emotional response). What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and physical body.

The HEART is the “king”  of emotions.  An imbalance in heart function can cause a person to experience short-term memory loss, excessive/inappropriate anxiety or panic attacks.  Normal heart function will provide one with good short-term memory.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Oriental Medicine and Your Emotions (Liver Function)

Thousands of years ago, physicians in China began to explore the nature of human emotion and   discovered a direct link between emotion and the organ system.  Having helped many people resolve emotional imbalances over the years, we’ve found the following to be accurate from the point of view of the physical body (obviously many factors exist in life that may trigger bodily malfunction which, in turn, could then trigger an emotional response).  What is described below is the relationship between the emotions and physical body.

An  imbalance in LIVER function can cause a person to experience excessive or inappropriate anger, irritability, frustration, impatience, and/or depression.  For example, a person could have experienced multiple emotional stresses over many years that suppressed liver function.  Then, the loss of a loved one could cause liver function to drop dramatically, and the person could then begin to experience frequent bouts of depression.  On the other hand, a well-functioning liver will cause one to be generally relaxed, patient, and emotionally even.  It is interesting to note that intense cardiovascular exercise pushes blood and energy through the liver thereby benefiting it greatly (this is one reason people feel so mellow after exercising).

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Planning to Travel This Holiday Season? Boost Your Immune Function First!

Airplane travel causes problems for many reasons: the body is exposed to intense solar radiation at 30,000 feet, which causes dehydration and other problems; the air in planes is re-circulated, moving pathogens between passengers, crew and you; people often suffer from the time change of longer flights; and people often eat sporadically when traveling.

To handle these problems during travel:

  • Use ‘Gan Mao Ling’ (English: “common cold tablets”) 3 tablets 2x/day for 2 days before and after flights. This combination of Chinese herbs boosts the immune system and fights the effects of solar radiation.
  • Drink at least 1/2 to 3/4 your body weight in ounces the day before your flight. For example, if you weigh 200 lbs., drink 100-150 ounces of water in the 12 hours before your flight.  Eat regular meals with good ratios of protein and carbohydrates.
  • Take electrolytes which hydrate the body very efficiently. The simplest way to get these is using ‘Smart Water,’ found at many grocery stores. Inquire at health food stores for other sources of electrolytes.
  • Use a personal air purifier (worn around the neck) during the flight.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.

Be The Best Patient You Can Be!

To get the most out of your care in our clinic, we found the following three things to be critical:

  1. Your body’s ability to heal. Everybody responds differently to acupuncture. Some people respond very quickly, others respond very slowly. Over the past 12 years, we found that, to a certain extent, your results are determined by your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
  2. Your ability to change and adapt. We mean this in the sense of following our recommendations. During your care in our clinic, we give you MANY things that you can do at home to improve your results (exercises, nutritional advice, etc.). Many people who would otherwise respond slowly to acupuncture get stellar results just by implementing a few of the things we recommend.
  3. Surrounding yourself with positive influences. Tell your loved ones what you are doing and let them support you. Tell us what you have going on. Let us support you. The road to optimal health can be rocky at times. Having a supporting network greatly increases your chances at success.

Nothing in this document is intended as a substitute for your doctor’s diagnosis and/or treatment. This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA.