In my acupuncture practice I see a great number of patients who struggle with anxiety. Many have other health conditions, but some seek out acupuncture simply to help them calm down, slow down, relieve their anxious symptoms, and even help with panic attacks.
As a new acupuncturist many years ago, I would usually use a combination of acupuncture points that included one needle in each ear. I got good results, but felt I could do better. Several years ago, I began using a protocol . . . → Read More: Stick It in Your Ear to Relieve Anxiety
Are you a chronic worrier? I treat a lot of people with emotional conditions, so I tend to see a lot of patients in my acupuncture clinic who describe themselves as worriers. They are anxious and worry about almost anything. Often patients will describe their worry as a constant loop of concern that keeps replaying over and over in their mind. Interestingly, these hyper worriers also seem to struggle with digestive problems, too. Most commonly, they will have symptoms such as a low appetite, . . . → Read More: Worry Is Indigestion of the Mind
Not all depression is created equal. In fact, I’ve found that no two people describe their depressive symptoms in exactly the same way. Dr. Henry Emmons, author of The Chemistry of Joy describes three types of depression that people may experience; anxious, agitated, and sluggish. From my experience, I would also add another, which I call sadness depression.
In Chinese medicine, there are some very distinctive causes behind the different ways depression is manifested. Generally, depression is associated with some element of Liver stagnation. . . . → Read More: Healing Depression with Chinese Medicine