What We Resist Persists
We all have a shadow side, and often we avoid it because we wish to only see the good in ourselves. It is our allegorical "dark" side; a universal, or archetypal, feature of every human's psyche for which we must bear full responsibility to cope with as mindfully as possible. Darth Vader is the perfect embodiment of this shadow aspect - that primitive or negative part of human impulses such as lust, power, anger, selfishness, greed, envy, or even rage; due to its unenlighten
Acid Reflux: It's not Just From Your Gut.
Acid reflux, or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), is an all too common experience and a very common complaint within clinics. It occurs when stomach acid backs up from your stomach, through the esophagus, and sometimes back into the mouth. Of course, this is a problem because it is the opposite of what is supposed to happen. When you swallow, a circular band of muscle around the bottom part of your esophagus called the Lower Esophageal Sphincter (LES), temporarily rela
Partners in Crime: The Illio-Psoas
The Psoas (so-as) is a unique muscle in the body in that it is the only muscle that connects the spine with the legs, and it's also a hip flexor. It's a bit of a brute of a muscle that is frequently the source of low back pain, hip pain, and even neck pain. The Illiacus is an independent muscle from the Psoas, but they both attach/insert at the same tendon. The Psoas by far takes more heat and blame as the cause of pain, and as a result gets far more attention in treatment