Meditation & Mindfulness Options
From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO...
Acupuncture can be a powerful tool for stress reduction, creating a positive affect on your parasympathetic nervous system (responsible for regulating your rested and relaxed) while down regulating your sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight mode). There are many other modalities that are effective for stress management, but I can't think of one more profound, effective, or free of cost as meditation. Elizabeth Blackburn's research on meditation and aging is fascinating. If you need scientific evidence to motivate you to start a healthy habit, read more about her work here:
In the meantime, here are a few resources to help you get through the holiday season.
- Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat Zinn. This book along with any one of his guided meditation CDs including can be purchased at Amazon. This is a great resource for anyone getting started with a mindfulness practice
- If you want an "App for that", then visit www.headspace.com where you can keep track of your progress and take your meditation anywhere while you're on the go
- Circle & Bloom is a fertility specific resource providing clients for options depending on various stages of their cycles, fertility treatment, pregnancy, and beyond.
- You don't need to purchase a book, CD, APP, or acquire any other tool to get started. Find a comfortable space and while sitting or lying down, try breathing in & out for a count of 4 seconds each, for 100 breath cycles and see what happens
Need more mindfulness tips for this year? Schedule a complimentary consult to learn more about the benefits of acupuncture for stress reduction. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO
Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Her training also includes a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis, CA. She is a National Diplomate of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine, Chinese Herbology and Acupuncture Orthopedics. This orthopedic specialty certification is held by fewer than 300 acupuncturists in the United States. Jessica founded OMBE to integrate the best of Eastern and Western medicine. The center’s green philosophy reflects her commitment to the environment.