Posts Tagged ‘insomnia’

Biological Rhythms from the Lens of Chinese Medicine

Saturday, January 26th, 2019 by Sharon Sherman

Blue light and insomnia How Blue Light Destroys Your Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Quality  The concept of Yin and Yang is deeply rooted in Classical Chinese medicine. Yin and yang are concepts around relationship. They establish a comparative and a continuum for creating a harmonious lifestyle between humans and our natural world. Human rhythms in […]


Gardenia (Zhi Zi) Herb: Benefits & Uses in Chinese Medicine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 by Sharon Sherman

The common gardenia, or Cape Jasmine, is a popular ornamental shrub that will be familiar to many Americans. It is known for its heavily fragrant white flowers and glossy green leaves, and is common across the warmer regions of the U.S. – especially the deep South. Gardenia is native to China, Japan, and Taiwan, but […]


Acupuncture for Insomnia: Helping by Promoting Good Sleep

Monday, August 5th, 2013 by Sharon Sherman

Acupuncture for Insomnia: Promoting Good Sleep through Chinese Medicine It’s summer. The days are looooong, and that is a great thing! But did you know that extended daylight hours can affect your sleep patterns and your ability to get a good, restful night of sleep? Additionally, there are so many other things that can affect […]


You’re Graduating? Congratulations! (You Must be Stressed)

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 by Sharon Sherman

A cap-and-gown and pomp-and-circumstance can bring great excitement and usher in a new, change-filled and amazing phase in a graduate’s life. It can also bring endless job interviews, the reality of student loans and a move into either an apartment with a monthly rental bill or your parent’s basement. In short, it can mean STRESS. […]


Be Your Own Best Health Advocate: 5 Halloween Tips to Stay Healthy

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011 by Sharon Sherman

With All Hallows’ Eve right around the corner, it’s a good time to look at frightening things…you know, ghouls, goblins, ghosts…and your health and wellness routines. There really is nothing more important than your health, so here are some tips to keep you feeling BOO-tiful and SPOOK-tacular: 1. You are what you eat – so […]


Acupuncture for Treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Saturday, October 9th, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Acupuncture Among New Alternative Therapies Being Used Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is an anxiety disorder that can develop after exposure to a terrifying event or ordeal. Traumatic events that may trigger PTSD include violent personal assaults, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, or military combat. U.S. service men and women are experiencing PTSD at unprecedented […]


Treatment of Insomnia with Acupuncture & Chinese Herbs

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010 by Sharon Sherman

Some 32 million Americans suffer from insomnia. Insomnia is defined as compromised sleep followed by fatigue and other symptoms during the day. These include lethargy, difficulty concentrating, irritability and – as symptoms accumulate – depression and other debilitating syndromes. Poor sleep is more than a nuisance; it can contribute to serious illness.  A study conducted […]