Acupuncture Relieves Anxiety and Stress
Do one or more of these syndromes nag you?
- Generalized Free-floating Anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive thoughts
- Vague Fears and nerves
- Difficulty Coping With Stres
- Performance anxiety
- Worry and uncertainty
- Anxiety linked to low self esteem or confidence.
If so, read on.
When it comes to your health, managing stress is essential and yet often overlooked. Stress causes or worsens 95 percent of all illnesses and, untreated, can damage the body terribly. (see my blog). The three systems for stress reduction that we utilize–hypnosis, acupuncture and food therapy–can dramatically downshift both stress and anxiety. Do you stress because you feel poorly, or do you feel out of sorts because stress impacts on you.
In fact, stress reduction and anxiety control is a process. If you are on medication for this condition, you will want to get off it in a slow and thoughtful manner. Our 18 years of experience in treating stress and anxiety helps to inform us on how to best therapeutically treat you, the individual. Self-help is essential to the process. I teach clients at both my Manhattan and Brooklyn office self hypnosis, which they find invaluable for calm the mind.
1. How Can Acupuncture Help Me.
By placing hair thin pins in the body along particular energetic pathways, or meridians, we are able to release endorphin, a chemical in the body, while balancing serotonin levels. The goal of acupuncture is always to restore homeostasis (balance) in both the body in the mind. Asian medicine is known to relieve stress-related syndromes. PMS, Stress-based Indigestion (IBS symptoms such as diarrhea, constipation, bloating and gas often fit into this category, as does stress-related pain in the neck, shoulder and back. Auricular acupuncture also is highly effective for reducing cravings and, as such, calms both the mind and ‘spirit’.
2. How Can Hypnosis Help Me
When managing stress with hypnosis, we key in on attitudes that no longer serve
you but that you have been doing nevertheless. We then replace them with new, more positive ones. In the process you:
- Identify the triggers that until now set off these stressors
- Break these old triggers down before they can manifest
- Replace them with functioning ways to handle whatever is before you.
The client comes to experience shifts in his/her ways of coping while learning effective tools to let go of stress. This way you’ll see the world differently, less invasively. The self-relaxation techniques I’ll teach you will allow you take action, rather than feel out of control. We replace the old ‘stories’, using sensory cues, with new stories that are more in keeping with the person you aspire to become. In this way you may see very real change after one or two sessions. Within a few sessions people often find they are acting, feeling, hearing and seeing themselves in a different, far more positive way. And since it call comes from your unconscious mind, this new way of being lasts, just as the ‘old’ you lasted before.
**Does this statement resonate for you or for someone you know?
“Americans live on caffeine and Prozac. We use substances to manage our moods. In fact, the four top-selling items in grocery stores are all drugs that we use to manage our mood and energy: caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and nicotine.”
3. How can Supplement therapy help me…
Nutrition Testing is a safe but powerful alternative to drugs (for more on this, click here). In brief, we test your internal health using a form of physiological testing called Applied Kinesiology (AK), which has been used by Doctors, Physical therapists and Osteopaths for over 50 years. If your system is holding toxins, or you have one or more ‘depleted’ organs (adrenal, thyroid or parotid burnout among them), chemicals misfire and thus impact negatively on the emotions. The ‘typical’ New Yorker exists in a state of perpetual fight-or-flight mode,unable to fully sleep at night or relax during the day. Anxious clients are often found to have severely depleted adrenal glands. In such cases we prescribe whole food nutrition to the weakest organ.
You do not have to live with stress or anxiety; we can help you eliminate it. If you want help in relieving stress, Contact us. Because chances are, you would rather have a life that you look forward to, rather than merely having one you can only look back on