General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
Stress Less, Sleep More
Stress can greatly interfere with sleep and contribute to a downward spiral of declining health. This article provides a few tips and additional resources about how to manage stress for more restful sleep.
The Science of Stretch
The Scientist shares the study of connective tissues that shed light on pain and provide new explanations for alternative medicine.
Stressed? It May Take a Toll on Your Teeth: Explore an Integrative Approach to Managing Bruxism
In this article, we provide some suggested exercises for stretching the jaw muscles and reducing tension in the jaw and also, some further resources to explore to learn more about the impact of stress on oral health.
Finding Balance through Integrative Medicine
Dr. Malcolm Taw, assistant clinical professor of medicine at the UCLA Center for East–West Medicine, commented Jan. 12 in a Los Angeles Times article about balance disorders.
East meets West at UCLA through Urban Zen
UCLA Health System President and Chief Executive Officer David T. Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A., pushes for the blending of both Eastern and Western medicine by introducing a new initiative called the Urban Zen Integrative Program.
Eat Right, Drink Well, Stress Less: Stress-Reducing Foods, Herbal Supplements, and Teas
Making healthful food choices and using the right herbal supplements and teas can help
individuals cope with the taxing effects of stress and restore health and wellbeing.
A Patient’s Journey: East Meets West in Stress Management
This is a patient’s progression through suffering from the damaging influence of stress, to the intervention she received under the integrative East-West medicine model of care and ultimately, regaining health. We invite you to follow this patient along the journey as a way to learn the various basic concepts about integrative East-West medicine.
Managing Stressors for Health Cultivation: Blending East and West for Stress Management
While stress is an unavoidable aspect of life, successful management of stressors can help increase an individual’s resilience and decrease the damaging effects of stress. The integrative East-West medicine model of care recognizes that stress can offset balance in our systems. Integrative East-West medicine emphasizes the identification of underlying causes, and helps to develop a personalized stress management plan, and incorporates treatment strategies rooted in both Chinese and Western medicine.
A Guide to Natural Ways to Alleviate Allergy and Sinusitis Symptoms
Although many suffering from seasonal allergies and sinusitis depend on decongestant and antihistamine medications to cope with their symptoms, dietary modifications (such as drinking more fluids and spicing up your meals and increasing intake of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C), clearing your nasal passages with saline irrigation techniques and acupressure, and stress management can help alleviate the symptoms associated with seasonal allergies and sinusitis.
Acupressure for Headache or Neck and Shoulder Tension
To reduce and even prevent neck and shoulder tension, clinicians at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine recommend patients practice stimulating this simple set of five acupressure points.