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Freeing ourselves from the complex that binds us

Every crisis entails opportunity – the father complex that binds us and how do we break this strain?   In “Enough as you are: believe in yourself": we like to think we can accomplish anything if we set our minds to it, still clients such as Valerie came to the clinic citing: anxiety attacks with feelings of inadequacy, rumination, persistent worry were the chief complaints. She further states, there is an inner...

Tired, Exhausted and Running Low On Energy?

Interpretation of the TCM terminology 体虚 (tǐ xū): a sense of general discomfort, suboptimal health. In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), 体虚 (tǐ xū) is classified into four categories which differ in symptoms and treatment protocol. Take the time to peruse the following to see which category resonates with you. Qi deficiency General symptoms: Shortness of breath, easily fatigued, pale dull complexion, palpitation and chest tightness, low voice/tone, profuse perspiration during light activity,...

Get More Sleep, Lose More Weight

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. A randomized study has provided evidence that increased sleep may help with weight loss. Prior research had consistently shown that lack of sleep leads to consuming more calories, though the mechanism behind this relationship is...

Cough in Autumn

After autumn, the weather changes from the heat in summer to the cold in the late autumn. The number of patients who come to see a doctor due to cough gradually increases. The main complaint is that the cough gets worse when lying down at night, affecting the rest; during the day, frequent coughing causes people around to be alert and uneasy. Especially now, it is a sensitive period, and...

Worried about Dementia? Eat More Fiber

This is part of our “In Medical News” series where Dr. Sara Laudani shares a study or article in recent news and offers some analysis and tips about the news, to help patients stay informed. New research shows that eating a high fiber diet (especially soluble fiber) is linked to a lower risk of disabling dementia. The study of 3700 adults found that participants who consumed the most fiber had...