In America today, roughly 19 million people suffer from depression. It is estimated that at any given time, three to five percent of adults are experiencing a major depressive episode, and 2 of every 100 kids and 8 of every 100 teenagers have severe depression. All of these statistics exist despite depression being a very treatable mental illness. Why? Because many people’s struggle is invisible, even to the people who are closest to them. This is known as concealed depression. (3, 4, 5, 6)
When you are young Imagine yourself as a small child and living in a household where the parents drink excessively, argue and at times lash out angrily and abusively towards you. Or imagine living in a situation where you are poor and living in a violent neighborhood where you feel threatened regularly. Through studies, we now know that this type of stress is linked to higher potential for physical and mental illnesses such as autoimmune disorders, depression and anxiety later in life.
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In general, inflammation happens when your body reacts to something abnormal. Acute inflammation, which happens after an injury or infection, is an orderly, healthy process. Your immune system mobilizes to destroy foreign invaders and clean up damaged tissue, then quiets back down. Chronic, or systemic, inflammation is an unhealthy, chaotic process. It happens when your immune system is persistently on high alert and ends up damaging your body. Instigators include an unhealthy diet, lack of physical activity, unmanaged stress and lack of sleep, along with environmental pollutants.
For many of us in the UK, the annual ritual of putting the clocks back for daylight saving time can be accompanied by a distinct feeling of winter blues as autumn well and truly beds in. This might be felt as a lack of energy, reduced enjoyment in activities and a need for more sleep than normal. But for around 6% of the UK population and between 2-8% of people in other higher latitude countries such as Canada, Denmark and Sweden, these symptoms are so severe that these people are unable to work or function normally.
Dementia is an umbrella term for a decline in mental ability, manifested by symptoms like memory loss and difficulties with thinking. It is a terrible condition which affects both the lives of the victims and their family members.
You may remember first hearing about auricular therapy in 2006, when two plasters on Kate Moss’s right ear signalled that she might be receiving the treatment. But ear acupuncture dates back further than that; it’s been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years, treating everything from digestive problems to addiction and insomnia.
We all remember our first heartbreak. That sense of being so crushed we couldn’t breathe. One would think that heartbreak gets easier as we get older and wiser, but I've seen that it continues to be one of life’s stormiest passages. The pain of heartbreak feels very specific because it is specific. In fact, chemically it is very different from other types of loss.
As a Chinese medicine practitioner, as well as a trained psychotherapist, I've seen firsthand how helpful this ancient healing modality can be through modern romantic heartbreak.