Hometown: Newport Beach, CA United States
About PedramShojaiI'm an acupuncturist, wellness consultant, author, film maker, qi gong teacher, and patient advocate. I've devoted my life to helping others find health and vitality.
PedramShojai's InterestsHiking, Backpacking, Skiing, Kung Fu, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Yoga, Nutrition, Meditation, Community Gardens, Charity
Stress, tension, overwork and headaches - why they won't go away
Taking pain killers for headaches does not address the root cause of the problem. Headaches are complex and come from and overall strain on the system from several metabolic processes. Stress, tension, and overwork have become part of everyday life in the modern world. We've all come to accept that life is stressful and that there's nothing we can do about it. Not true. Surrendering to a life of pill...
Low back pain - The problem with posture
A good percentage of the low back pain cases we see in the clinic today are partially caused by poor posture in the work environment. Think about is this way- For millions of years, we have evolved to run, jump, climb, crawl, and swim around looking for food and foraging daily. In the past 5000 years, we shifted from hunter-gatherers to farmers mostly. Here, we would till, sow, reap, and walk for hours...
Wellness is a way of life
Over the years, I've seen thousands of patients in the clinic as an acupuncturist and herbalist. I see people from all walks of life and with all types of illnesses and injuries. One thing I've learned is that it is the people who get involved and want to get well that do the best. The doctor can do everything he can in his power but, in the end, it is the lifestyle of the patient that ultimately determines...