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Acupuncture, Mental Clarity, Concentration and Focus

 

 

My father had a saying,” Measure twice, cut once”.  It was his attempt to stay focused, centered and on task to prevent mistakes and frustration when he was creating something.

How many of us today are feeling like we are being pulled in many different directions and doing so many things at once but not feeling like we are doing any of them well?  We are multitasking but not happy with the effects it has on the outcomes or on our physical energy.

You may not be aware that acupuncture can help with creating clarity, improving concentration and mental focus.  Acupuncture can center your mind and body, and keep you on task.

I bring this up, because it affects all of us.  You may have noticed an error in my Mother’s Day gift Certificate email newsletter.  I made a typo, a simple mistake…but this is my point.  In my attempt to juggle work, home, and life in general, I wasn’t focused completely on the task in front of me.  My concentration lapsed for a moment.  Can you find the error?

Since I know that acupuncture can help with mental clarity, concentration, keep people centered and on task, I have already scheduled my next follow up appointment for an acupuncture session.

If you want to feel focused, centered, and more efficient give me a call.  Feel you need improved concentration and clarity?  Acupuncture can help with that!

Give Jean Donati Acupuncture in Towson a call today.  410-984-3700 or schedule online at https://www.east2westmedicine.com

Acupressure for Lower Back Pain

Statistics show that almost eight out of ten people will  experience low back pain
at some point during their life. Seeking medical treatment for back pain is very common. Typically back pain is fleeting and can be easily resolved with rest, heat and an occasional anti-inflammatory like ibuprofen. However, once the damage is done, the
recurrence of back pain can be as high as 50 percent. Part of this is because as we age,
things like muscles and tendons become less flexible and pliable. It is also very well known
that in the United States, people are too sedentary and this leads to excess weight gain
that can create added pressure on the body, especially the low back.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a medical system that dates back nearly 3,000 years. But despite its age, TCM has a lot of validity to offer in the age of modern medicine. TCM provides many ways of combating low back pain. Here are just a few examples of how this ancient medical system can help. Studies have shown that acupuncture stimulates the body to produce natural steroids that reduce inflammation. Acupuncture also increases the production of endorphins, which are helpful in reducing pain. In this
way, acupuncture can be very helpful in preventing costly surgeries or prescription
pain medication addiction. If a person seeks out acupuncture treatments when the low
back pain is acute, it can potentially help them avoid chronic pain, thus decreasing the need for pain medications or surgery.

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This point is found bilaterally on the
outer side of the lower leg. It can fou d in the depression that is in front of and below the head
of the fibula. This point is known tial point of the
tendons.

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This point is located bilaterally on the crease behind the knee, right in the center, directly
behind the knee cap. This point helps relieve pain along the spine. It is helpful for relieving
muscle spasms and reducing pain associated with sciatic nerve involve which
stems from the low back.

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Urinary Bladder 40

This point is located bilaterally on the back side of the hand, in the webbing between the
forefinger and the thumb. When the hand is made into a fist, the point can be located in the center
of the mound of flesh that is created.
This point is used for re pain
anywhere in the body.

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Auricular Acupuncture…With or Without Needles

acupuncture points on the ear
Are you interested in the benefits of Acupuncture but have a fear of needles?

Auricular Acupuncture may be just what the doctor ordered!  Auricular acupuncture is acupuncture that focuses on acupuncture points in your ears.
It involves either the use of small hair thin needles or the use of vaccaria ear seeds (no needles) at specific points along the pathways of energy in the body called meridians.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a blocked or disrupted flow of energy (qi) can have a negative effect on your physical and mental health.  Acupuncture aims to restore the flow of qi by resolving any blockages or disruption thus resolving the symptom or negative effect to you physical or mental health.
There are more than 200 acupuncture points in the ear.  Auricular Acupuncture can be used for a wide range of conditions, and it is especially useful to relieve pain, calm the mind and treat withdrawal symptoms from addictions.  But that’s not all…. Auricular acupuncture can treat literally hundreds of conditions.  All types of physical pain (headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, arthritis, fibromyalgia, sports injuries, abdominal pain), Mood and Emotions (Anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, insomnia, ADD, ADHD).  Even More (Weight loss, PMS, tinnitus, TMJ, Vertigo, Circulation, Allergies ….

Some conditions most commonly treated with auricular acupuncture include:

  • Stress and anxiety
  • Chronic and acute pain
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia/fatigue
  • Digestive disorders
  • Motion Sickness, Dizziness, vertigo
  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight loss
  • Headaches, including migraines
  • Focus and memory problems
  • Symptoms of menopause/ postpartum depression
  • Infertility, low libido, sexual dysfunction
  • Addiction withdrawal symptoms
  • Mood swings
  • Acne

An Auricular acupuncture session is generally shorter than a traditional acupuncture session, lasting only 20-30 minutes.  Auricular acupuncture is performed while the patient is seated in a quiet room.  Your acupuncturist may ask you questions about your health, sleep, appetite, digestion, and mood.  The needles or seeds are inserted and remain in place for 10-20 minutes.  It is usually very relaxing and some patients even take a nap!
The needles or seeds are removed and your acupuncturist may ask how you are feeling.  Most people feel refreshed and calm.

Auricular acupuncture is a form of acupuncture that focuses on the energy of the body in the ears and can be helpful for numerous health issues from chronic pain and stress to headaches, mood disorders and addictions.  It may be beneficial for those who have a fear or dislike of needles but who still would like the benefits acupuncture can provide.  Auricular Acupuncture is available by request at Jean Donati Acupuncture, LLC.  Call today for an appointment 410-984-3700 or schedule online at Https://www.appointfix.com/East2WestMedicine

 

5 Acupoints for Anxiety You Can Administer Yourself

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“At a time when people are so conscious of maintaining their physical health by controlling their diets, exercising, and so forth, it makes sense to try to cultivate the corresponding mental attitudes too.”

– HH the Dalai Lama, 1963

It can be easy to forget how much our mental state can affect our physical well-being. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, that connection is evident in the treatment strategies, but it is also true that when we are feeling bad, we don’t always think to look at our minds. It works both ways.  continue reading »

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