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Pressure Points

Anger causes energy to rise,

joy causes energy to slow down,

grief causes energy to descend,

fright causes energy to scatter,

exhaustion causes energy to wither,

worry causes energy to stagnate.

 

The Yellow Empero

Holistic support for anxiety, stress and associated symptoms such as insomnia

Emotions, according to traditional Chinese Medicine (tCM), affect our energy or Qi.  It's completely normal to feel emotions, it's part of being alive.  It's when we get stuck in an emotional state or we repress emotions that they may become harmful.

 

Chronic anxiety and habitual worrying about what may happen in the future depletes the body, mind and spirit.  Mental health is a cornerstone of good overall health.

Natural support for anxiety and stress

These treatments may be offered in combination. For example, massage then acupuncture or head massage with body acupuncture.
 

  • acupuncture

  • acupressure (plus self-acupressure remote support via the Jing Self-care App)

  • massage

  • mindfulness

  • yoga 

A tCM approach with acupuncture/acupressure

Traditional Chinese Medicine (tCM) interprets anxiety as an energetic imbalance.  From a tCM perspective there are a number of patterns which explain anxiety.  There are too many to list but a common theme is a turbulent mind or Shen.  Whatever the cause, activities which help develop mental resilience and stability such as acupuncture, acupressure, mindfulness and yoga all have a role to play in anchoring the Shen.

What happens at your initial consultation

Your anxiety is unique to you.  This will be discussed at your first consultation which can last up to 90 minutes.  The same case-history is taken for both acupuncture and acupressure.  Acupressure is an option if you don't like needles.  You will be asked about your anxiety history, triggers and other key lifestyle factors - emotions, diet and exercise.  Your tongue will be observed as it maps your internal health.

You will then lie down on a couch or remain comfortably seated.  If you are having acupuncture fine acupuncture needles will be inserted into different parts of your body (acu-points).  The points chosen will depend on the type of your anxiety (your diagnosis). You rest for 20 minutes or so. 

How many treatments will you need?

Commonly, a course of weekly treatment is recommended.   After 6 weeks your progress is reviewed and you may be prescribed further weekly or fortnightly appointments.  Monthly maintenance treatment may be recommended.  As a rule, the longer you have had a condition the longer the treatment plan.

Free remote support

Patients have free access to the Jing Self-Care App.  This provides you with ongoing treatment between your appointments.  Generally, patients who follow their prescription make quicker and longer lasting improvement.  For example, you may be recommended to follow a daily 15 minute self-acupressure routine for anxiety or insomnia.
 

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