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Acupuncture and the Mind

Radio interview with Susan Lachmann “Women on Air”

Authored by Julia Thie

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Have you ever wondered:

  • How does acupuncture work?
  • Why does it affect your mental state so positively?
  • Why is it used for more than just physical symptoms?

 

Let me share with you a special interview I did in November, 2016 with my dear friend Susan Lachmann from “Women on Air”. It’s a ten minute segment I think you’ll enjoy.

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The Bathroom Scale: Friend or Foe?

Are you using the right weight measuring tool?

Authored by Julia Thie

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Let’s just say it – sometimes we get obsessed. Especially when it comes to weight loss.

When I get obsessed, I try to spend that focused attention on something worthwhile, and the scale is NOT IT.

If you have struggled with weight management, this measuring stick can become your enemy right quick. Trips to the scale become a merry-go-round of excitement and disappointment that really doesn’t reflect your shape or your health.

Then what is worth measuring?

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One-Minute Stress Relief

A quick tool to change your mind

Authored by Julia Thie

Let me go ahead and give you one of my many tools to get and stay well.

Something to begin feeling better now.

The symptoms I see people with on a daily basis are much easier to work on when accompanied by a simple meditation practice. (I can hear the groans…I know it seems daunting – I’ve been there.)

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Happy Lunar New Year!

Julia’s predictions for the year ahead

Authored by Julia Thie

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Each Lunar New Year. for the past sixteen years, I have written a new year summary based on this ancient system. It’s a tradition for me, and traditions and rituals are part of a healthy life!

This is a BIG CHANGE time.

Most of what you’ll see around will say it’s year of the Rooster (for example at Starbucks or the post office will have these new year images posted up). I’m going deeper into legend and propose to you that title is only one possibility of what the theme of this year is about. It is possible if we are at our best, it could be a Year of the Phoenix.

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Is Your Antacid Making You Sick?

The truth about heartburn, the purple pill, and how to stop it.

Authored by Julia Thie

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If you have heartburn and mention it to your doctor, what will you get? Likely you will be put on an antacid, or acid suppressive therapy (AST).

Let me ask you a rhetorical question to think about.

Are we that disconnected to natural methods that this is what we choose to do as the first course of action? Turn off the digestion?

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Victim of Stress?

Three tools to turn the tables and gain your freedom.

Authored by Julia Thie

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Do you feel powerless against stress? Like you are losing a battle against an enemy that has your life in a tangle?

You see claims of how-to “conquer” or “tame” your stress, and that you must face it head on to get “it” to stop attacking you.

This is based on a belief that stress is something outside of you that you control. Maybe even something that is out to get you. This turns a stress into a storybook villain. It also makes you feel like a victim.

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Name Your Pain

How to understand the clues to what’s really hurting you.

Authored by Julia Thie

“It feels like a rock in my shoulder”, Marie says after I ask her to describe her pain to me.

My next question is, “Where is it, exactly?” She puts her hand over the muscles on top of her shoulder blade. OK, it’s getting clearer.

Onto my next question. “When is it?” When it started and when it shows up. Knowing when it started is a clincher to pain detective work. Marie isn’t sure, “I just noticed it was bothering me one day and it keeps coming back, more and more.” Now I know we’ve got what I call a “creeping issue.” It crept up into her life and got into her framework.

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