Face your Fears with Acupuncture

Face your Fears with Acupuncture

Acupuncture is a holistic medicine that incorporates treating the mind, body and spirit. As an acupuncturist, it is important to ask patients how they are doing emotionally when they come in for their treatments. Stress can impact people differently, but it usually effects one’s emotional well-being and can cause anger, fear, anxiety or sadness. Eastern medicine focuses on the different emotions because they correlate to certain energetic meridians in the body. If we as practitioners can pinpoint the overpowering emotion, we are able to help the patients overcome the emotional upset.

A common emotion that people experience when they have anxiety is fear. Fear is associated with the kidney energy in Chinese Medicine. If our kidney energy is weak, we often experience fear and insecurity, but when our kidney energy is strong, we possess strong willpower. It is important to seek acupuncture treatment whenever you begin to feel an overwhelming sense of fear and insecurity so that you can get your emotions back in balance. The sooner you get treated, the sooner you can regain your determination to accomplish any goals you may have.

In addition to getting acupuncture treatment to help balance your emotions, you can help to boost your kidney energy and will power with diet, exercise and lifestyle. First and foremost, the best foods to eat to increase your kidney energy are black beans, kidney beans, walnuts, chestnuts, pumpkin, eggs, shrimp, pork and lamb. Secondly, you need to make sure that you are getting adequate sleep to build your energy, and of course drink plenty of water throughout the day. In the winter time, it is also very crucial to remain bundled up with long coats and scarves to preserve your energy. Lastly, you can practice qi gong and use acupressure on kidney-1, the acupuncture point on the bottom of the foot, pictured below, to help keep you grounded. Book your acupuncture appointment today to ensure a fearless winter!

 

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