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Why Productivity is Killing Us All

And How Eastern Medicine & Philosophy Can Save Us

By Allyson Schurtz

Allyson is Nationally Board-Certified in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

Her specialty is Integrative Women’s Health.

She provides evidence-based care to treat common reproductive and gynecological issues such as painful and irregular menstruation, endometriosis, PCOS, sexual dysfunction, postpartum, & hormonal imbalances.

Writing for, she asks us to question:

How often do we rest? I mean TRULY rest. Without input, stimulation, without guilt that we should be doing this or that? No phone or computer in sight; no emails to be sent, appointments to schedule? In fact, how many of us are running around filling every second of potential down time with shit just so we can stay busy and productive?

Read Allyson’s post at