February to April can often bring on a sense of gloom and doom. An abundance of rainy days, grey skies, and the ongoing conflict between our need for stillness and the demands of daily life, can often lead to a sense of depression or angst. This can then lead to a loss of self esteem, motivation, joy, and engagement with our purpose in life.
Both Depression and Anxiety are common health concerns we see in the clinic on a regular basis, especially now. Acupuncture on a regular basis can help lift these symptoms and support other methods you might be employing such as psychotherapy, exercise, yoga, and diet. The experience is similar to a deep meditation, helping you to connect deeply to self.
Here is how one patient described it:
The acupuncture sessions at hemma have been deeply healing for me over time. My anxiety level has reduced dramatically. I am a far calmer and more relaxed person then when I arrived 10 months ago which is very helpful to my overall condition…acupuncture puts me into a deep meditative state which is where I believe that powerful healing can occur.
The key to breaking this downward spiral is to take time for yourself — be regular and consistent with your self care. Acupuncture works best when you receive it — even if it is just 1 visit a week. Make the commitment, develop routines and show up for yourself! — Michael