General wellness, including self-care tips, prevention methods, healthy lifestyle choices, and other latest recommendations.
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.
Make Healthier Decisions Now and Avoid Metabolic Syndrome (MetS)
Metabolic syndrome (MetS), a compilation of interrelated subclinical conditions, is an increasing problem worldwide. Through holistic care, integrative medicine can help patients make lifestyle changes that reduce the risk for MetS while increasing overall quality of life.
Acupressure Points for Neck Pain and Headache
Dr. Taw demonstrates for you a set of four useful acupoints for neck pain or headache.
Simple Stress Management as Easy as 1, 2, 3
Easy and fun mind-body exercises, that include breathing techniques and massage, practicable any time of day.
Acupressure for Beginners
Some of the most common acupressure points for treating everyday ailments like stress and chronic pain, and how to stimulate them.
Acupressure and Self-Care
Nurse Practitioner, Suzie Lee demonstrates various essential acupressure points to promote self-healing and self-care.
Tai Chi Chih Improves Resilience, Quality of Life, and Cognitive Function
Study shows that consistent practice of Tai Chi Chih improves resilience, quality of life, and cognitive function in depressed older adults.