Mindfulness Exercises Reduce Stress And Fatigue

Mindfulness exercises, which focus on experiencing the present moment, can help curb the stress and fatigue associated with painful rheumatoid joint disease, according to a study published in the Annals of Rheumatic Diseases. … Read More

Stress Management Programs And Meditation

Stress management programs like Transcendental Meditation should be implemented to help manage coronary heart disease in patients, according to a new editorial written by a Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute physician, C. Noel Bairey Merz, M.D., and published in Archives of Internal Medicine. Acupuncture and other TCM therapies can treat symptoms of stress including: Headaches, pain, fatigue, sleep disorders, mood swings, allergies, sinus conditions, and reproductive disorders. … Read More

Meditation And Acupuncture For Stress

People with consistently high health care costs experience a significant decrease in physician fees after an average of five years practicing the stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation technique. In addition to meditation, acupuncture can alleviate stress by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals, called endorphins. … Read More

Stress And Cardiovascular Health

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Transcendental Meditation

Transcendental meditation (TM) can produce a unique state of restful alertness, according to a new study conducted on college students at American University. The transcendental meditation technique activates the natural default mode “ground state” of the brain, producing significant brain wave differences and a greater alpha coherence between the left and right hemispheres of the brain, suggesting the brain is working as a whole. Different meditation techniques entail various degrees of cognitive control, including the TM technique. TM can also enhance an individual’s sense of self. A consistent practice of transcendental meditation promotes longevity and may be beneficial for various diseases and ailments such as cardiovascular disease, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, headaches, arthritis, and asthma. Transcendental meditation can be used for: • Stress. • Pain. • Anxiety. • Insomnia. • Overall wellness. Health benefits of TM include: Improved concentration, circulation, increased energy, lowered blood pressure, and slower respiratory rate. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage therapy for a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Stress and the Sexes

Posted March 23, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under News & Events, stress, Stress and the Sexes

Stress can contribute to the development of numerous chronic diseases, including depression, anxiety, autoimmune disorders, cardiovascular disease, and aging disorders. Women and men’s brains handle stress differently; altering the way each gender may experience these diseases, according to new research from Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers looked at the brain activity of healthy men and women while they viewed stressful images. Women underwent the scanning twice, once during the beginning of the menstrual cycle and once during ovulation, and their results were then compared to the men’s results. Brain activity in response to stress was similar in men and women at the beginning of the women’s menstrual cycle. However, the response to stress was much higher in men than women during ovulation. “We found that women have a natural hormonal capacity to regulate the stress response in the brain that differs from men,” says lead study author Jill Goldstein, PhD. “Diseases that are affected by stress often present differently in men and women,” says Goldstein. “Understanding gender differences in stress regulation can provide clues to understanding the nature of these chronic health disorders and can provide the basis for sex-specific treatments for these diseases.” Stress symptoms may include: • Concentration difficulties. • Moodiness. • Irritability. • Generalized aches and pains. • Fatigue. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and massage for stress management as well as a wide range of health conditions. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

Massage For Stress

Posted January 21, 2010 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Massage, Massage For Stress, stress

Results from the 13th annual consumer survey conducted by the American Massage Therapy Association indicate that an increasing number of Americans are seeking massage for medical and health reasons, with relaxation and stress reduction as the top reasons people get massages. A vast majority of Americans, 86 percent, agree that massage can be effective in reducing pain, and 85 percent agree that massage can be beneficial for health and wellness. “Even with the ongoing economic crisis, people are not willing to compromise their health,” says Judy Stahl, AMTA president. “It’s a clear signal of massage’s value when those making less than $35,000 a year are the second most active income bracket getting massage therapy.” Massage is effective for: • Fatigue. • Low back pain. • Knee osteoarthritis. • Boosting the body’s immune system functioning. • Lowering blood pressure. • Reducing headache frequency. For the second year in a row, the survey results show that massage therapy use is fairly steady. Thirty-two percent of stressed out Americans are getting massages to relieve their stress and 57 percent of Americans say they feel more stressed this year than last year, particularly among females (61 percent) and those ages 18-24 (66 percent). “Consumers understand that massage therapy is essential to a healthy balance between stress and relaxation,” said Stahl. “We are pleased to see that consumers are prioritizing massage to help them through these difficult times.” Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage and Chinese herbal medicine therapy for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment at the Clinic call (305) 595-9000. For information about Acupuncture & Massage College’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director. … Read More

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