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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

[caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption]  May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and April is Stress Awareness Month.  So, we will combine a few theories, thoughts, and “tools” with helping people become aware and educated and offer some guidance for you or any you may know who suffers from these diseases.   Globally, mental health issues are on the rise. From COVID, political unrest, the war in Ukraine, climate change, inflation, and government involvement in woman’s rights, there is a sense of angst with so much uncertainty and division among us.  With that being said, I am not sure if I have ever witnessed in my lifetime more depression, anxiety, and general anxiety disorder (GAD) being reported in the media or seen in health care professional practices.  Some...

Qi Gong, Mindfulness Meditation & Acupressure Workshop

Qi Gong is a combination of movement, breath techniques, postures + mindfulness meditation. Or, as Dr. Greenapple likes to refer to it as "Acupuncture without needles", and "Movement Meditation or Movement Medication". Qi means life force, vital energy, breath". Gong means "work and cultivation". So, Qi Gong can be translated as "vital energy cultivation" or mastering your "vital energy". It is the integration of all the above. These simple exercises can have profound effects and literally can make medicine for no cost based on the fact we can alter, enhance or sedate some of the neurotransmitters and hormones responsible for both healing and causing disease states. With these deliberate and intentful movement patterns, breath work, and present mindful awareness, we can enhance the immune system to help become...

Motivation: Detox The Mind

We are perhaps now living in one of the most anxious and stressful periods of time that most of us have known or can remember. Anxiety, stress, worry have locked into our psyche and caused us to go into unconscious bias and habitual patterns that create more anxiety and unhealthy habits.  These unhealthy habits can be in the form of procrastination, stress eating, drug/alcohol abuse, internet and social media addiction to name a few. So, how do we detox our minds and detox our habits?  The key is to become aware when they are happening.  Once you can become aware and notice it becomes easier to make the appropriate change or response. We can change our relationships to our anxiety and engage in behavioral patterns that can...

Motivation: Staying Healthy During Fall

It’s officially fall,  Dr. Scott Greenapple discusses how you can have a healthier season in this motivation. Autumn is the season of harvest as we prepare for the winter season. We look to collecting and storing nutrition as well as mental clarity for the purpose of cultivation and culmination to allow us to grow and let go of and move on to the next cycle of the seasons and life itself.   We can move forward with the proper care that allows us to balance the body/mind experience and balance the nervous system to enhance our overall well-being. Fall is the time of year to go deeper into self-care, retrospection, and meditation. https://vimeo.com/617053795  ...

Autumn – Acupuncture Qi Gong and Mindfulness

Autumn/Fall is the season of harvest as we prepare for the winter season. [caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="184"] Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] We look to collecting and storing nutrition as well as mental clarity for the purpose of cultivation and culmination to allow us to grow and let go of and move on to the next cycle of the seasons and life itself.  We can move forward with the proper care that allows us to balance the body/mind experience and balance the nervous system to enhance our overall well-being. Fall is the time of year to go deeper into self-care, retrospection, and meditation. In traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) we look at seasons and consider them as elements. With each change of the season, there are elements and meridians that correspond....

Qi Gong and Mindfulness Workshop with Dr. Scott Greenapple

Qi Gong is a combination of movement, breath techniques, postures, and Mindfulness Meditation. Also known as movement meditation or as Harvard has called it "Movement Medication". Qi means "Lifeforce, vital energy, breath". Gong means "cultivation or work". So, Qi Gong can be translated as "mastering your vital energy" to open the most profound medicine found within your own body. Most if not all of the benefits of Qi Gong and movement meditations are centered around cultivating our own mind/body and spirit allowing the body to self-regulate and help strengthen our own immune response and turn on the "healer within". Come join Dr. Greenapple as he teaches a Medical form of Qi Gong, Wudang Eight Silken Brocades (Baduanjin), one of the oldest and most sought-after practices that he learned from...

SUMMER: Acupuncture – The Heart & Fire Element

[caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="300"] Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] Summer in North America is almost officially here.  In Eastern Medicine and China, the summer is split into two seasons, and the first part of summer began on May 7th.  Days are longer and typically filled with sunshine.  The season brings with it abundant energy, growth, and fun-filled activities. In traditional Chinese medicine, the five-element theory, acupuncture, and eastern philosophy, this season is considered in the fire element.  It is the time of year for acupuncture treatments to focus on balancing this element. All elements in acupuncture have corresponding meridians or organs, and the fire element consists of the heart and the small intestine.  The fire element is primarily governed by the heart.  In fact, in Chinese medicine, the heart...