Go with the Flow

The wonderful article by AcuTake that we contributed to (see below for our piece of advice for a less stressful holiday) got picked up by The Huffington Post and is currently on the front page of their GPS for the Soul section!  We couldn’t be more excited!  Click through to read more great advice from other acupuncturists about how to keep your sanity for the coming month!

2. Go With The Flow (Literally)
We hear this all the time. But from an acupuncture perspective, this trite piece of de-
stressing advice takes on a whole new meaning.

There is a famous Chinese medical saying: “Bu tong ze tong, tong ze bu tong.” This is roughly translated as, “If there is not free flow, there is pain. If there is free flow, there is no pain.” In other words, physical and emotional health are

achieved when there is free flow throughout the channels of the body. Disease arises when the flow stops.

Portland, Ore. acupuncturist Alexis Goldstein says we can take this thinking and apply it to holiday stress. Things never go according to plan.

Whether it’s to do with travel, food or gift-giving, Goldstein suggests trying to focus less on the details and more on your ability to flow through
them. Keep flowing forward and you’ll have a less stressful holiday season.

Sara Calabro: How to Lower Stress and Survive the Holidays With Acupuncture.

Many thanks to Sara of AcuTake and all the other acupuncturists who contributed to this feature!  It’s an honor sharing the web with you all!