Wow. These days, life is hectic and filled with fear, anxiety and grief for so many of us. Just as we were coming back to life from the pandemic, the world seems to have exploded and we find ourselves connected to the news and reading heartbreaking stories nonstop. This practice has a detrimental effect on our nervous systems. Each person manages stress and grief in different ways and it can manifest as insomnia, headaches, irritability, depression and withdrawal. First, we want to send love and peace to you and those you love. Next, let acupuncture be a part of your self preservation.
In Chinese medical theory, there is no separation between the body and spirit and therefore relaxing the body is equally tied to relaxing the heart. Acupuncture has a strong effect on the nervous system and can help in this process of relaxation. Ear acupuncture is used for this goal, specifically the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol. In addition to traditional acupuncture, the NADA protocol has a strong effect on the nervous system and really helps to calm the body. Per the NADA website, the protocol has been proven to: “increase calmness and lead to better sleep, reduce agitation, provide relief from stress and emotional trauma and promotes a discovery of inner quiet and strength”. Its easy to feel helpless and lost in the chaos but acupuncture can be a great anchor and help you through a difficult time.