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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...

Breath Practice: Mental Health Awareness

    [caption id="attachment_4834" align="alignleft" width="300"] By: Dr. Scott Greenapple[/caption] Some of the most chronic and debilitating diseases that affect most North Americans if not all populations can be greatly helped with something as simple as the breath. By changing the pattern of your breath, you can get almost instantaneous changes in your physical and emotional well-being. With deep breaths and longer exhalations. Your body starts to increase and decrease certain neurotransmitters and hormones that have positive effects on your overall well-being.  In the most basic sense, just by changing your breath to one that involves more of the diaphragm, a large muscle that separates the chest from the abdomen, we can shift the body into more of the parasympathetic response of the autonomic nervous system.  The parasympathetic system is...

Simple Springtime Qi Gong

This Springtime Qi Gong method aids in clearing the liver and gall bladder meridian/channel. [embed]https://vimeo.com/544028628[/embed] This is a great and fast way you can help clear any stagnation stuck in the liver. Take a few minutes each day if you can and add this to your daily routine and receive the benefits that can help some of the issues of an unhealthy liver. Remember, the best health care is self-care. Some symptoms of unhealthy functioning of Liver Qi include: muscle tension and cramps; headaches and migraine; eye problems (dry, gritty eyes/blurred vision); mood swings; irregular menstruation; waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep; anger and frustration; aches and pains in the sides of the body. Starting in June, Dr. Greenapple...

Enhance Your Immune System this Spring with a Detox

Cleansing your mind, body, and spirit. In turn, Detox your life and enhance your immune system Dr. Scott Greenapple   In theories of acupuncture, humans are looked at as part of the natural world that surrounds them. Seasons change and during this transition from one season to another, it is important to stay balanced with acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The spring season is known as the Wood element in TCM.  Spring is the Liver and Gall bladder organ and meridian.  Spring is when the liver should thrive.  However, during transition, or early spring, the liver can get out of whack or out of harmony and become vulnerable. Acupuncture improves the function of the liver meridian and can restore balance to the organs. According to TCM, the liver is responsible for...