What can acupuncture do for your Mind?
Mental health encompasses the whole of our psychological well-being, which takes into account how we are able to live in and adjust to society within the confines of ordinary and age appropriate responsibilities. We live in a busy world, and we’re trained to separate out our minds from our bodies. Why? Because the human brain gets overwhelmed easily, and what we naturally do is separate out and chunk down information so we can process it easier. This is a wonderful way of interacting with the world in which we live, and sometimes the very things that we employ to make our lives easier can become overwhelming and confusing.
Part of the work that acupuncturists do is to help out when those mental processes becomes painful: when our bodies are giving us clues and our minds ignore them, it’s a signal that we’re not at ease. Sometimes it’s a physical manifestation but oftentimes, it starts a process in the body that we’re not even aware of, and sometimes those manifestations are cognitive or mental in nature. Stress can trigger a gene expression that manifests solely in the mind. Oftentimes, we use whatever tools we have to adapt to our current situation and sometimes, that maladaption leads to anguish. Acupuncture can help with widespread disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Bipolar Disorder.
Acupuncture helps with stress, every day anxiety, and functional depression. It even helps with PTSD and cocaine addiction.
The mind-body connection is powerful in how our thoughts express in our bodies. Did you know that changing thought patterns literally changes the shape of your brain?
The more responsibility we take, the more freedom we have. As an acupuncturist, I don't take anything away or give you anything. I have my training, I have my skill set, but at the end of the day it's your body learning how to navigate itself.