Improve your Attitude & Manage Stress
Improvement in attitudes and emotions can be important elements in healing from disease, especially for patients who are stressed or find their health declining due to the effects of stress on the body.
Counseling and therapeutic techniques such as stress management, anxiety management and anger management may be utilized as part of a comprehensive holistic health recovery program.
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff from Honolulu, Hawaii, Oahu, studied psychology for six years at both the University of Delaware and the University of Oregon, graduating with honors with a B.A. in psychology. This education, plus her psychotherapy training and experience with clinical psychology, hypnotherapy, meditation, prayer, affirmation work and dreams, gives her a host of tools to draw from when working with patients to assist them in moving through areas in their lives where they feel stuck. The changes made in the heart affect the mind; those made to the body affect the emotions; and those shifts made in thoughts and decisions affect your whole being. When dealing with workplace stress, it is vital to find effective stress relievers that help to alleviate not only the symptoms, but also their core cause.
Many people do not know how to reduce stress. The truth is, our thoughts affect our words, our words affect our behavior, our behavior creates habits, our habits translate to our personality, and our personality dictates our reality. Stress relief is possible when we recognize this pathway and learn to manage stress before it starts an unhealthy cycle.
Psycho-neuro-immunity—the relationship between the mind, body and immune system.
Psycho-neuro-immunity is the study of how circumstances affect our lives—how the way we interpret events in our lives affects our physical being, our hormones, our neurological pathways and our abilities to make rational decisions, as well as our immune systems and whole being.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, everything is caused by the emotions. The nature of our reactions to life’s challenges and our emotional responses lead to a variety of symptom pictures. Thus, anger management and anxiety management are both integral to the healing of many health issues faces by those who are stressed.
In the five-element theory in traditional Chinese medicine, every organ has an associated emotion, color, time of day, season, sensory organ, taste, corresponding body part, element in nature and set of symptoms when out of balance.
A couple of examples of this are as follows:
The liver is said to store the emotions, particularly anger, envy and jealousy. It’s associated color is green. The element in nature is wood. Imbalances of the liver manifest in the tendons and muscles, shine through the eyes, and health or imbalance is reflected in the fingernails and toenails. The taste associated with the liver is bitter. Bitter greens can treat liver imbalances.
The kidneys are associated with fear. The color is black, imbalances show up in the knees and low back and the sensory organs are the ears. The taste is salty and the element is water. Imbalances in the kidneys or the way the body assimilates fluids will be reflected in urinary tract, bladder or even certain hormonal conditions.” This information is already listed on another part of the website.
Dr. Diana Joy Ostroff | Licensed Naturopathic Physician & Acupuncturist
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