Chinese Medicine’s Perspective on the Fall Season

by Debbie Yu LAc, RYT Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers us a wealth of health related knowledge that is in tune with the seasons.  How do we nourish ourselves in the fall?  What foods are ideal in the fall?  How can TCM help you with your skin as the weather becomes more dry and cold? … Continued

Yoga as a Means of Easing Heartburn or GERD

by Shannon Funk, RYT GERD, also known as acid reflux or acid indigestion, is a common condition where because of a valve malfunction stomach acid actually rises up into the esophagus and this results in a chronic burning sensation in the throat and chest area and can lead to a multitude of secondary conditions. GERD … Continued

Acid Reflux 101

Alpine Integrated Medicine   Nearly 15% of all adults use antacids regularly to combat acid reflux and indigestion. GERD, or acid reflux, occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter (LES) (valve separating the esophagus and stomach) does not close properly, allowing acid to back up into the esophagus. The lining of the esophagus is not made … Continued

Anxiety: An Imbalance of the Heart

By Nichole Santoro, LAc   In Chinese Medicine we always strive to uncover and treat the root imbalance causing a disease.  So, in thinking about treating an emotion like anxiety it is important to view the whole health picture of the person to establish if anxiety is the byproduct of a different disease or deeper … Continued

My Yoga Instructor Asked Me To Do What?

By Lori Ferry’ RYT, Reiki Master Teacher   A Yoga class often begins with the instructor inviting students to silently “set an intention”.  In my very first yoga class, I heard the phrase, “set your intention”  and literally thought to myself, “What does THAT mean”? What is an intention? An intention can be something deeply … Continued

Dr. Alison on Anxiety

By Dr. Alison Kerns, ND   Anxiety is one of the most common psychologically diagnosed conditions today. Both anxiety and fear are considered negatively-valenced emotions. Fear is brief, present focused, due to a specific threat, and allows for avoidance of that threat. On the other hand, anxiety is future focused, characterized by sustained hyper-arousal due … Continued

Yogic Breathing to Reduce Anxiety

by Michelle Jellinghaus, RYT Anxiety springs from an agitated mind. The second Sutra in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra (an ancient text containing a series of briefly stated yogic truths) defines yoga as “the stilling of the changing states of the mind.” All yoga practices have this mental steadiness as their goal – asana, pranayama, meditation – all … Continued