Pyrole Disorder (PD) is a disease
leading to the inability to regulate the stress response->severestress & anxiety states. Pyroluria is accumulation of pyrole molecules, a by-product of red blood cells synthesis, in the urine as a
marker of the disease process. The disease can be genetic or epigenic (acquired
genetic problem). Oxidative stress & inflammatory states trigger or
exacerbate PD. Pyrole accumulation leads to a double B6/ pyridoxine & zinc
deficiency-> both depression & anxiety
I wrote this long article because many women were approaching me for help related to complaints of fatigue. Yet, they did not present with the Chinese medicine diagnosis I expected. Some were self-treating with substances [including Chinese herbals] that were dis-harmonious with their constitution, making accurate diagnosis and treatment difficult. While women are mostly impacted by CFS, 20% of sufferers are men who remain undiagnosed [Clayton, 2015, p.
People of all ages and walks of life experience acute & chronic stress that result in anxiety & depression, and somatic complaints such as pain.Stress management is core to healing!
recently interned at a hospital-based pain & stress clinic where I received
the same acupuncture treatments given to patients. What I realized
from this experience was that while we have an accurate perspective on our acute stressors, we do not have insight into our chronic
stress. Stress is not just psycho-emotional in nature but encompasses stressors that are structural, immunological, hormonal, metabolic, nutritional, toxicological /infectious
and genetic in nature.
Not all children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) will demonstrate obvious symptoms during a clinic visit. Therefore, certain academic, social, and emotional problems should prompt the evaluation for the three types of ADHD- inattentive, hyperactive-impulsivity, and combined types (Taylor, 2013). All Diagnostic & Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders Fifth Edition diagnostic criteria are outlined in a checklist published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2014).
I can not claim to practice Qi Gong
diligently, let alone skillfully at this time. But I have become a proponent of after practicing a few exercises for the purpose of writing an article
on Chinese medicine for cancer support. Qi Gong has been studied extensively
for its benefits not only in palliative care, but also for the actual treatment
and remission of cancer. The different
forms of Qi Gong have far-reaching benefit that include ameliorating symptoms,
improving mood appetite & sleep, increasing self-healing ability,
and even inhibiting cancer growth (Chen & Yueng, 2002).