First of all, cut yourself some slack. As I said before, it is okay to not be okay. Social distancing is hard on all of us. Doctors aren’t immune to all of this. My partner and I just went away for the weekend for the first time since the pandemic began. It was a pretty simple trip to Eastern Washington and we did not do much other than go into the hot tub, sit down at the river, and go on a hike. However, the change of scenery alone was a breath of fresh air and a recharge.
By AIM Staff Mind-body medicine is just as simple as it sounds – and as complex. In short, there is a link between our body and our mind. Think about when you are stressed or nervous and your stomach hurts or you “felt butterflies”. That is all coming from our mind, having a physical impact … Continued
by Dr. Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND Stress-noun- a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. As I sit here writing this article that is 2 weeks late, dealing with new hires, family in town, ailing family out of town, young children and where to send them to … Continued
by Debbie Yu, LAc Acupuncture and Chinese medicine constitutes a whole medicine, but can often be difficult to understand due to language (qi, blood, yin, yang, zang-fu, meridians, etc). There are more similarities between Eastern and Western medicine than you may think. Continue reading for a correlation between cortisol and “Liver qi stagnation” and the … Continued
Ever feel like this guy? This month’s topic is a particularly timely one, as we at AIM have experienced our fair share of stress recently. As you may have noticed, we recently got a new phone system. It’s wonderful now, but for about two weeks there, things were rocky. We hired two incredible new providers, … Continued