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Emotional Health in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Saturday, February 26, 2011
1:30 - 4:30 pm
with Lucy Xiao, L.Ac.

300 Page Street (Dining Room)

How do emotions affect our physical health, and vice versa? Is your Qi (vital energy) a little stuck these days or does it flow pretty smoothly? In this workshop, we will explore how Traditional Chinese Medicine views the human body as a whole, the relationships between emotions and internal organs, and how they affect each other. We will discuss examples of disorders as results of certain excessive emotions or imbalance in the organs, such as anxiety, depression and insomnia. Breathing exercises and acupressure points will be introduced to help to calm the mind and regulate the flow of Qi, and delicious and soothing herbal teas will be served during the workshop.

Fees: $40; $36 SFZC members; $32 limited income

To Register: Please call the City Center Office at 415.863.3136.



 

Lucy Xiao, L.Ac., is an acupuncturist and herbalist licensed in the state of California and board certified by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She grew up in Guangzhou (Canton), China, and is a resident and priest at the San Francisco Zen Center. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, she is interested in not only treating people, but also helping them to understand the nature of their body and to live in harmony with their environment. Lucy is also offering Self-care and Immunity Enhancement in Traditional Chinese Medicine on Saturday, April 30, at City Center.