Food, Nutrients & Acupressure Carolyn Reuben, Lac

We begin with the thesis that all addictive, impulsive, compulsive behaviors and thinking are on a spectrum of severity depending on the abnormality of levels of brain chemicals and, that those brain chemicals are influenced by acupuncture, acupressure, nutrient supplements, and targeted foods. Thus, the acupuncturist is in an excellent position to influence the mental well-being of patients whether they suffer from addiction to lattes or methamphetamine, Halloween candy, or alcohol. This session will teach the participant how to incorporate conscientious brain repair into an acupuncture practice, including what questions to ask, the significance of the answers, which supplements to suggest, what foods change behavior, how to monitor improvement, and what to do about psychiatric medications.