Stress effects us all, young and old. Stress can erode health on almost level and it certainly diminishes our quality of life. At The Healing Point, we employ many methods to help our clients reduce stress. Just walk in the door and you’ll feel what we mean. So many people comment that simply being here creates ease and peace.
If you are interested in learning skills that will help you manage your stress, consider any of the therapies we offer here at The Healing Point. An acupuncture session with Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction will align and integrate your bodymind. A massage or a facial will certainly provide a profound experience of well-being. Ted Kardash, our psychological therapist, is experienced with many Oriental meditation techniques and Tai Qi.
By Serra Reid, LAc, Dipl.O.M.
Cupping is a very effective but under-utilized healing technique. It is quick and simple to administer (once you get the hang of it), promotes detoxification, invigorates qi and blood, clears wind/damp/cold/heat stagnation in local skin and muscle tissue, regulates various aspects of the autonomic nervous system…and patients usually enjoy the experience of tension melting away under warm cups!
It is truly amazing to think about the complexity of the nervous system and the brain….so many nerve signals responsible for all of the communication between our muscles, organs, and cells. The intricate workings of the brain process an immense amount of data from our senses, enabling our perception. By organizing all of the electrical signals from visual, auditory and kinesthetic sources we are able to map out the world before us. We then send signals (called motor signals) to special cells (called muscles) that shorten when stimulated with electricity. This is how we interact with our environment and consciously adapt to it. We have gained so much power from our advanced nervous system, we have learned how to dramatically change our environment. How fascinating it is to add the capacity for emotion, intuition, creating our moods, determining our thought processes, creativity, and higher mental functions. The nervous system regulates virtually every aspect of our mind and our body.
Wellness is more than the absence of pain
"I have been a patient at Pacific Center of Health for several years. The level of care I receive has been excellent. I was having a great deal of difficulty with asthma and the side effects of medications. After getting a series of treatments, my asthma condition cleared up completely. It has been about five years since that occurred and I am happy to report that I am still asthma free! I try to have acupuncture treatments about every six weeks to maintain the good health that I now have. I also enjoy the treatments a great deal, it puts me into a state of incredibly deep relaxation and I walk out of the session feeling revitalized." ~ Anne F.