Balancer Spotlight: Acupressure

stimulating acupressure point on hand

Like acupuncture, acupressure comes from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Both practices aim to restore the flow of life force energy, or qi, to support healing. Acupressure does this by applying pressure to specific points on the body, while acupuncture uses needles. In this article, we’ll explore how acupressure works and how it may benefit your […]

Stressor Spotlight: Conception Meridian

acupuncture needles on stomach conception meridian

The conception meridian, or Ren Mai, is one of 8 extraordinary meridians in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Unlike the 12 main meridians, extraordinary meridians aren’t linked with a particular organ. Their duties are more specialized.    Also known as the “Sea of Yin,” the conception meridian serves as a reservoir for yin energy. As the […]

What Is the Best Sleeping Position for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)?

young woman sleeping in bed

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) affects 6.5 million Americans over the age of 40.1 It’s typically caused by a buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis. This narrows the walls of the arteries, restricting blood flow.   When the peripheral arteries narrow, it’s harder for blood to get to your legs and […]

Stressor Spotlight: Governing Meridian

acupuncturist placing needs on conception meridian point

The governing meridian is considered one of the 8 extraordinary meridians in traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). While the 12 main meridians are each connected with a related organ, extraordinary meridians are not. Instead, they serve special functions.    According to TCM, the governing meridian (also known as Du Mai) connects and governs all yang channels. […]

Stressor Spotlight: Spleen Meridian

acupuncturist placing needle in patient's leg

In the realm of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), energy flows through a complex network of pathways known as meridians. Health and vitality depend on how freely energy moves through these energetic highways.   According to TCM, there are 12 meridians, each one corresponding to a particular organ. In this article, we’ll focus on the spleen […]

What can your blood pressure tell you about your health?

female practitioner measuring woman's blood pressure

Blood pressure is the force your blood exerts against the walls of your arteries. Your blood pressure serves as one of your body’s vital signs, along with your heart rate, breathing rate, and body temperature.   If your blood pressure is too high, it increases the risk of numerous health issues, including problems with the […]

Heart Rate versus Blood Pressure: What’s the difference?

Heart rate and blood pressure are taken at most doctor’s visits for good reason. They’re both vital signs that offer clues about how well your heart is functioning. And while they’re often confused, they measure two different things.   Heart rate, or pulse, is how many times your heart beats per minute. But blood pressure […]

Transdermal Optical Imaging – What is it and how can it benefit your health?

woman running transdermal optical imaging scan

Transdermal optical imaging, or TOI, is a novel technology that puts preventive health care in the palm of your hand.   Instead of trekking to doctor’s offices for health data, TOI provides a non-invasive, contactless way to measure key vitals. And all it takes is access to a digital camera or smartphone.   This technology […]

How Can a Mental Stress Test Benefit Your Health?

graphic of woman meditating on mental stress meter

It’s no secret that mental stress can take a toll on your health. In fact, it’s estimated that 75-90% of all doctor’s visits are related to stress.1 Yet chronic stress has become so common today that its impact is often overlooked. But there is hope. By assessing your stress levels regularly, you can head off […]

What Your Heart Rate Variability Says about Your Health

3d heart rate variability measurement graphic

There’s a myth that your heart beats like a metronome. But that’s not the case. Your heart’s rhythm changes ever so slightly between beats. How much the intervals between your heartbeats vary is known as your heart rate variability, or HRV.1   HRV is a health metric that reveals how well your autonomic nervous system […]

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