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Observing National Stress Awareness Month

Observing National Stress Awareness Month

We all experience stress, but we may experience it in very different ways. Because of this, there is no single definition for stress.  However, the most common explanation is a physical, mental or emotional strain or tension.  Stress is a reaction to a situation where a person feels anxious or…

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Oxidative Stress and Macular Degeneration

Oxidative Stress and Macular Degeneration

February is age-related macular degeneration and low vision awareness month.  Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is a disorder of the macula. The macula is the part of your retina where your central and color vision comes from. ARMD is a complex disorder where degenerative protein / lipids (called “drusen”) deposit under…

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Acupuncture for Anger Management

Acupuncture for Anger Management

Anger is the emotion associated with springtime in Traditional Chinese Medicine. For most of us, we consider anger a bad emotion, something to avoid or get rid of, so why would it be one that TCM would shine a light on? Well, no emotion is inherently good or bad, it’s how…

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Coping with Stress

Coping with Stress

Whether it’s positive stress (like planning a wedding) or negative stress (such as getting laid off), everyone has felt the effects of stress at one point in their lives. Stress often manifests as physical symptoms, such as fatigue, headaches and muscle tension and can even lead to serious health issues,…

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How Stress Affects Your Eyes & Your Health

How Stress Affects Your Eyes & Your Health

Our bodies are designed to handle stressful situations, referred to as the “flight or fight” mode, wherein when we need to quickly react, the body goes into action and produces hormones that stimulate the adrenal system, raise cortisol levels and gets our muscles instantly ready to go. Once that situation…

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