Many of my patients ask me this question. The Chinese medicine clock offers answers. Every 2 hours the energy runs through a different meridian. If the energy is unbalanced in a certain meridian, we may have trouble sleeping during the corresponding time. Take a look at the chart below and see if it resonates with you. 9 to 11pm –Read More
Are you doing all the right things and you are still not losing weight? Evidence shows that sleeping well is as important as exercising or a balanced diet. For some people losing weight is a constant battle. There are many different ways of losing weight and every individual has different needs. Regardless of the changes you are making in yourRead More
You may know of common causes for poor sleep such as having a new baby, going through menopause, or struggling with stress and depression. But here are some sleep thieves that that you might not be aware of, which you can fix right away.Read More
Most people think insomnia means simply not falling asleep or being able to stay asleep. It is more complex than that, so here are five scenarios I typically see in my practice from patients that suffer of insomnia:
I go to bed and it takes more then 20 minutes to fall asleep. My eyes feel tired, the anxiety grows but I just can’t fall asleep.
I wake a couple of hours after I fall asleep. I feel wide-awake, wired, and exhausted. Anxiety grows eventually, wondering how I will be able to face tomorrow.
I wake up at about 3am at least a few times a week. By the time I get to sleep again the alarm goes off and I feel as if I need a few more hours of sleep to feel ready for the day.
Do you need help to sleep? Here are a few tips that will help you sleep soundly.
“If you are operating on less than five hours of sleep for five days in a row, you are actually functioning as if you were legally intoxicated,” says Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Surgeon General, at the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2012 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Insufficient sleep can come in several forms – not enough hours dedicated to sleep, or poor quality sleep, even if sleeping for up to 10 hours. More and more research shows that poor sleep quality is closely linked to the development of disorders such as diabetes, obesity, depression, chronic fatigue, and heart disease.Read More
When I moved to Boulder without knowing a single person, sleep was the last thing in my mind. How can you sleep when you have so much to do and so little time? Then the time came when I wanted to sleep but I set up myself for unhealthy sleep patterns. I got to experience what I hear every dayRead More
I recently watched the movie “We Bought A Zoo” and I was moved to tears as I watched the scene where the father tells his children that this is all it takes- 20 seconds of insane, crazy, mind-blowing, heart-bursting courage– and our life can be changed forever. What is it for you? What have you always wished to do andRead More
I have seen acupuncture work in amazing ways to help people regain their energy and thrive in their lives. Most people need more than acupuncture. In that case, custom herbal formulas along with nutritional recommendations for your specific needs, lead to excellent results and a quick recovery. In a fast paced world where we are constantly busy and seem toRead More
Seen through the eyes of today’s society, Acupuncture still is a rather vague notion. Quite paradoxical, I dare say, since it is one of the oldest recorded healing modalities. Anyway, the simple awareness of its effectiveness and well-established and well-deserved reputation as one of the main healing modalities in China and other countries won’t help you understand more about it.Read More
Acupuncture is amongst the oldest types of medicine practiced throughout the world. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine presents a video on what happens during an Acupuncture session. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, an estimated 3.1 million U.S. adults and 150,000 children had used acupuncture in the previous year. Consider trying acupuncture today. It isRead More