Stress ReliefIn Chinese medicine, stress and anxiety are emotions of the LIVER which affects the smooth flow of energy throughout the body. People who are extremely stressed complain of upper back, shoulder and neck pain. This is because the stress is causing tension in these muscular areas, blocking the free flow of energy, causing pain, tightness, and often leading to headaches. High levels of stress may affect many other parts of the body, causing digestion, sleep loss, pain and especially high blood pressure. Stress can also aggravate an already troubling health condition. Through acupuncture.
Acupuncture for Stress
Stress is a component of all systems. Without it forms and biologies would cease to exist. When stresses are dispersed evenly a healthy system is apparent. Stress complaints occur when the tension in ones muscle system loses balance resulting in complaints of stiff or tightened muscles. The acupuncture is directed to restore normal tone and balance to the muscle system producing ease of rest and movement.
Acupuncture for Anxiety From an acupuncture theory model anxiety is the presence of disruptive or ehightened tension in the body. A vibratory sense if dis-quiet that does not allow an individual to relax. The state is usually generalized by description but is in fact a condition that is very individualized in diagnosis. In other words there are varied diagnoses for this condition and when addressed specifically can reduce or ameliorate the condition.
Acupuncture for Insomnia As with anxiety there are multiple diagnostics associated with insomnia in acupuncture theory. Balance and biologic rhythm/circadian rhythm are at the core of this disorder. The approach to the restoration of balance is key in the attempt to reset the sleep-wake cycle. In the less severe cases restoring normal sleep patterns can occur within weeks. In more severe cases referrals are made to a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioner to assist the process through the use of Chinese herbal medicine.