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In today's episode, Gina discusses the value of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and acupuncture for treating chronic anxiety. Many people in the West may not be familiar with how TCM and acupuncture works. This episode clarifies the approach to treating illness and maintaining wellness that TCM practitioners use in their practices. Listen in and discover a whole new set of treatment options that may be available for helping you to overcome chronic anxiety-panic!
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The natural healing force within each of us is the greatest force in getting well.
0:00:24 Introduction to Ancient Wisdom for Modern Anxiety
0:02:13 Holistic Approach of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine
0:14:53 Promoting Relaxation and Energy Flow
0:16:18 Tailoring a Treatment Plan and Communication with Healthcare Provider
In this episode of the Anxiety Coaches Podcast, we explore the ancient wisdom of acupuncture and Chinese medicine as a modern approach to managing anxiety. We begin by acknowledging the healing power that resides within each of us, as emphasized by Hippocrates. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine take a holistic approach to anxiety, seeking to restore balance and harmony throughout the body.
While everyone's experiences may differ, I, Gina Ryan, personally share my positive experiences with acupuncture for smoke-induced asthma. I delve into the ways in which acupuncture and Chinese medicine can effectively address anxiety. Through stimulating the flow of energy within the body, acupuncture promotes relaxation of both the mind and body. This, in turn, reduces stress hormones, improves the quality of sleep, and shifts the body from the fight or flight response to a restful and digestive state.
Acupuncture also encourages mindfulness and fosters mind-body connection, aiding in pain reduction and promoting overall well-being. The treatments themselves are personalized, tailored to each individual's specific patterns of disharmony. By targeting the factors contributing to stress and anxiety, these treatments promote relaxation and balance.
According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body's vital energy, known as Qi, flows through pathways called meridians. Blockages or imbalances in this flow can lead to physical or emotional health issues. Acupuncture stimulates specific points along these meridians, regulating and facilitating the flow of Qi while removing blockages. By doing so, balance is restored, as traditional Chinese medicine places great emphasis on maintaining equilibrium within the body.
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