People are often surprised to hear that hypnosis can quiet down obsessive thinking. The possibilities for obsessive thinking are seemingly infinite. Whether it manifests as a real or imagined health issue, a situation that feels out of control, circular and relentless rumination over a person or a lost job (or object). And while almost everyone has at one time or … Read More
SLEEP BETTER, GET BETTER Once you sleep better, you get better. In other words, after 19 years I’ve seen time and again how repairing one disorder—in this case sleep issues—almost invariably helps whatever else is going on with my patient. And sometimes they don’t even tell me the ‘other thing’ until it’s halfway fixed. I have no problem with that. … Read More
INSOMNIA: TREATING IT NATURALLY Getting enough sleep is crucial. But people are looking for help beyond taking sleeping pills. We find an integrated approach works best. Q. Are there potential issues around using medications for insomnia? Drugs for insomnia mask the problem without eliminating it. The cause of the sleeplessness, now hidden, continues to grow. The invariable side effects … Read More
Dismantling IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, has become an increasingly common digestive complaint in the US. People suffering with IBS tend to experience abdominal distention, pain, cramping and bloating gas, along with diarrhea/painful constipation or both alternating. It is not uncommon for them to experience a number of other very uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms. It’s often the case … Read More
Recent studies have shown clear evidence that Sports Hypnosis can improve performance in a broad spectrum of athletic activity including golf, baseball, basketball, track, endurance sports and many other sports.
people often abuse food to suppress boredom, anxiety, sadness, anger or other unwanted emotions. In integrative medicine, we use hypnosis, acupuncture and whole food supplements to address almost any issues, as needed. And while there may be more than one factor involved with cravings, when emotionally based eating issues come to the fore, we choose hypnosis to curb overeating.
Sometimes, and this is no one’s ‘fault’, living in a way that doesn’t serve us (bad food, bad thoughts, bad lifestyle) leads to electricity getting stuck in particular spots. This creates pain, dysfunction, and depression.
It’s a common belief that we are who we are, and our ‘cravings’ as such, are a part of our essential fabric. But many of us have a strong, and correct, sense that we can release many of our unhealthy urges, and for good. It’s simply a matter of finding the key that unlocks that door, opening the door, and walking through it.
On Astragalus: The Immune System Herb People are coming to understand just what a wonderful immune booster Astragalus is. What’s not understood is exactly why. For an explanation we have to go back to the concept of ‘Qi”, (pronounced Chee) as outlined by the ancient Taoists. Qi is energy, and Wei Qi is protective energy. Think of it, if you … Read More
People ask how I can help them with anxiety. I generally use my double barrel approach, the body/mind way, utilizing both acupuncture and hypnosis. How does that work? Acupuncture does several things. One, it stimulates endorphins, the chemical that gives runners their ‘runner’s high’. Second, it relaxes the muscles much like a massage does. If you’ve ever had one, it’s … Read More