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Acupuncture and Your Emotions

Emotions and Our Health

By Kathleen Kenneally L.Ac.

From a Chinese medical point of view the emotions play a big part in a person’s total health and well-being.  There are five main emotions considered when diagnosing an illness- anger, joy, worry, sorrow/grief, fear and each emotion is connected to a particular organ system. The environments we live and work in also play a part in supporting our health.  When we are surrounded by toxic thoughts and negativity it can have a negative impact on our health and impair our body’s resistance to illness.  Even excessive expression of a positive emotion such as “joy” can create an imbalance in our system.  Emotions also have a way of “holding” illness in our bodies and this is why in many chronic conditions there is often an emotional element combined with a physical trauma that triggered the illness.

In this age of mass communication and computers we are faced with a whole different set of stressors than in earlier times. Through the media, we can now bring the world at large into our living rooms. Unfortunately, much of the media coverage today focuses on negativity, violence and uncertainty. Every human being is affected by these events on an emotional level and collectively as a society, we are experiencing a range of emotions from anger to anxiety to even joy.

From a biochemical standpoint, the hormone adrenaline is released into the system when faced with stressful situations, putting the body into “high alert”.  Over a period of time this too can weaken the immune system and the body’s ability to heal. Conversely, by creating opportunities where the body and mind can relax and rest, the body will have a better chance at establishing balance and wellness.

It is important to keep your energy focused on positive things. Do things that make you happy. Spend time with people you love and be grateful for the blessings in your life.  It is also important to include daily exercise –walking, yoga, Tai Chi for example.  Get outside and enjoy nature; and remember to breathe deeply. Breathing relaxes and re-energizes the body. These are just a few suggestions- but they will help make positive shifts in your wellness- physically, mentally and emotionally.

Acupuncture has a wonderful balancing effect on the entire body and nervous system.  One feels refreshed, relaxed and better able to deal with the daily “stressors” of life. When illness is addressed on all levels including the emotional level, the body has a better chance of recovery.

For more information or to schedule an acupuncture appointment with Kathleen Kenneally L.Ac. Call 661-222-9117 Valencia Medical Center

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Functional Medicine

By Dr. Thomas Polucki

Functional medicine continues to gain popularity as frustration grows with conventional medicine. Too many people fall through the gap between an immediate medical emergency and real health when using conventional medicine.

Not to mention conventional medicine’s strength of crisis management has not translated well into avoiding catastrophic costs. Yet most of the most costly chronic diseases are totally avoidable with functional medicine’s strategies for restoring normal function.

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Valencia Medical Center

Chiropractic Services Now Available

Recently the American Academy of Physicians recognized the value and effectiveness of chiropractic when treating back pain. Additionally we join Cleveland Clinic and Cancer Treatment Centers of America in now offering Chiropractic Services.

With this in mind, we happily welcome Santa Clarita’s top rated 5 star chiropractor Dr. Thomas Polucki.
As one of twelve advanced certified instructors in the world, Dr. Polucki taught at two chiropractic colleges.

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