his is the third in a series exploring Self-Regulation: Read Part 1 and Part 2 on the blog.
How to Find Calm Amidst Wind & Fire of Emotions
If you’ve read the articles or anxiety or depression, you’ve started to catch on to the fact that Chinese medicine works with “Patterns of Disharmony” - we treat the pattern, rather than the symptom.
When it comes to pyschoemotional disregulation, aka “losing your sh*t”, there are a number of different possible patterns at play. For a practitioner, identifying the pattern is essential for treatment. I’ve found that understanding what’s going on can also be useful for many of the people I work with. So I’m going to share a little about some of the common patterns that are involved in emotional turmoil.
Anxiety can be crippling. It makes it hard to relax, difficult to focus, and leaves you feeling confused, unproductive, and helpless, which only feeds into the problem more. There are a number of solutions to the discomfort of anxiety…
As an acupuncturist in Boulder, CO specializing in mental health I work with a lot of people managing anxiety. No two cases of anxiety are the same. Because my approach to treating illness is holistic, I focus on the unique needs of each individual. Also, acupuncture inherently works towards resolving the underlying issues causing the symptoms a person is facing, rather than just alleviating the symptoms and therefore requires a personal approach.