Whether a client is in my office for smoking cessation, weight control, nail biting, sports injury–the list is long–they are really there for another reason. They’ve made a decision to take back their power.
It also can be useful for those who would not otherwise use therapy, but who wish to expand their current experience, and perhaps draw upon inner wisdom, in order to re-evaluate how to move forward in their life in a way that embodies both meaning and joy.
I was able, and happy, to help people with various complaints, including low back pain (sleeping atop cold hard ground? Gee.); depression; balky knee; insomnia; sniffly cold; diarrhea and stress. In other words, a pretty decent cross section of the population.
Neck pain, both chronic and acute, is best treated using an alternating combination of acupuncture and hypnotherapy.
For too long we, as a culture, have been tethered to a style of medicine that relies on drugs, surgery or radiation for curative strategies. Call it wishful thinking on my part, but I maintain that we are slowly turning the beast around.
The exciting news is that Acupuncture treats Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD), a form of depression that occurs in relation to the season. The symptoms seem to be worst in autumn months, although they can occur in springtime, manifesting as manic episodes.