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Addiction

Acupuncture For Addiction

Can acupuncture be an important and effective component of treatment for addiction? While the science may not be conclusive, auricular acupuncture as certified by NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) is a growing option for those in addiction treatment. And a new randomized prospective study to determine if auricular acupuncture plus traditional treatment enhance outcomes: quality of life, depression, anxiety and abstinence from substance abuse seems to show that among certain demographics, it is indeed effective.


Depression

Is There A Real Remedy For Loneliness?

An article in Harvard Business Review by former Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy describes an epidemic of pervasive and destructive loneliness. He writes: "During my years caring for patients, the most common pathology I saw was not heart disease or diabetes; it was loneliness."


Communication

Memorial Day & Family: 5 Tips

It's a day in which we remember the people who died serving this country in active military duty. For many of us, this includes family members. For veterans and active-duty members of the military, it can be an emotional day of both pride and honor, and sadness. For nearly everyone, it's a day of remembrance and gratitude. Despite the serious nature of the day, it is also a day of picnics and cookouts, the start of the summer season, and parties. It is also a day of family get-togethers and all the emotions they can bring. It can be especially difficult to cope with family issues and the stress of Memorial Day get-togethers if you are also coping with depression, anxiety, or other emotional challenges.


Addiction

Stressed? Try The Japanese Forest Walk

We all know that being in nature is an antidote for stress. Taking a walk in outdoors in a non-concrete setting: a park, a mountain trail, a beach, even a desert is a boon to mental and physical health. But there is evidence that taking a walk in a forest or woods is particularly effective for reducing stress and even anxiety. Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese term for forest bathing


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