Our true nature is like a precious jewel ~
although it may be temporarily buried in the mud,
it remains completely brilliant and unaffected.
We simply have to uncover it.
~~ Pema Chodron
Change is in the air. You can feel it and see it! The shifting seasons in the North East have recognizable cycles and patterns and during the transition to Autumn, the wind becomes more brisk, temperatures cool, the sun rises later and sets earlier as the contrast between light (Yang) and dark (Yin) is more evident. The Earth moves along her path towards the quiet and stillness of Winter, as the trees drop their colorful leaves in the practice of letting go and surrendering to the cycle and pattern of The Way of Nature. In a little over a week, the Equinox will occur on September 23, signifying once again a moment of perfect balance between Yin and Yang. continue reading
You’ve probably heard of the adrenal glands and their correlation to stress. Your adrenal glands are two tiny glands that sit on top of the kidneys. They are part of the overall endocrine system that produces hormones to regulate the body. The adrenal glands produce three very important hormones: adrenaline, cortisol and aldosterone.
Having recurring migraines is similar to parenting a temperamental toddler. When they go from being annoying to actively disruptive and mildly infuriating, there is often little one can do but grit your teeth and persevere. The helpful suggestions for managing this occurrence involved a mixture of expert opinion, anecdotal hearsay, individual tinkering and a big dose of patience. So where does acupuncture fit into this picture? continue reading