category: Mind-Body Medicine

Get Excited About Life Again

July 30, 2021

Get excited about your cerebellum. Wait, what? If we are really to harness the power of our brain, we must also understand the systems running behind the scenes so we can train them to their optimal capacity. Classically thought to be only for motor coordination and balance, the cerebellum is now recognized as a driver […]

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Mental Wellbeing As We Transition to Our New Normal

July 30, 2021

As people across the country are getting vaccinated and the economy is starting to re-open after a long hiatus, many people are beginning to wonder what our new normal would look like. Some might be excited to pick up where they left off, while others may be hesitant or anxious to return to the busyness […]

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Balance

June 27, 2021

Balance is a fundamental law of nature – a universal force, a state of being that everything essentially works to achieve. We inherently strive to achieve balance within all spheres of our being as does the physical world around us. As Newton declared, for every action, there is an opposite and equal reaction. He described […]

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3 Ways Stress Can Impact Digestion, & What You Can Do About It

May 26, 2021

How stressed are you?  You may not think you are that stressed because many people function at a high level of stress on a daily basis and this becomes their new normal.  Stress is a natural response to pressure when faced with challenges. Illness, work deadlines, or misfortune are examples but it can be brought […]

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TCM and Brain Health

May 02, 2021

If we want to know how acupuncture can help improve brain health, it is important to first understand how the brain is viewed in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). When I first started studying acupuncture, I struggled to reconcile my existing knowledge of common Western medicine theories with those of classical Eastern medicine. I was often […]

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Managing Anxiety

May 01, 2021

Anxiety is certainly at the top of our minds during these unprecedented times. Life is unpredictable and uncertain – this creates anxiety and stress in people. But when there are collective world experiences that bring greater uncertainty in our daily lives, this can fuel and perpetuate our anxieties even further. During these times of heightened […]

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A healthy gut means a healthy brain, and that means a healthy you!

May 01, 2021

Have you ever experienced that sensation of butterflies in your stomach?  Or feeling a pit in your stomach when you are upset or stressed?  These are simple ways we can see the gut-brain axis (GBA) in action.  Our digestive system is known as our second brain because it has its own nervous system, called the […]

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Successful Life and Aging Starts With Movement

March 01, 2021

Movement is medicine. Wrong. Movement is life. Movement is what separates us from plants. While they exogenously produce chemicals to keep predators away, we have the freedom to move. In our most primitive form, we had the flight or freeze response—that is something that we share with other mammals. The fight response emerged later as […]

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How to Boost Your Psychological and Physiological Immune System

January 05, 2021

It matters.  We may find ourselves challenged in many practical ways right now, but I think this collective pause also challenges us in many ideological ways as well.  This particular time has made me think of what is in my radar. In the constraints of this pandemic, whether it be tent cities, empty shopping malls, […]

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Racism & Me

June 24, 2020

By Dr. Tabrizi BA, DC, DO As someone who likes to make sense of things, the world is a difficult place right now. On the topic of systemic racism, I neither want to preach nor project, but can only speak from my own experience. I could easily be accused of making a judgement error. That […]

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