The human being is a complex thing. When we experience something negative, harmful, or difficult—whether it be a physical injury, relationship problems, a bad day at work, a death of a loved one or a chronic illness—it impacts the entire being: the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.
When recovering and healing, it’s critically important to address each of these four areas. Healing only one aspect of the self leaves too much unaddressed, and the effects of the negative experience are likely to present themselves in other ways.
When you get into an bad car accident, you’ll heal physically, but you may experience fear and anxiety every time you get back into the car.
When a relationship ends, you may come to terms with the decision mentally, knowing on a logical level it was the right thing to do. But neglecting how you feel about the decision may result in a buildup of emotion that clouds your mental judgement.
The beauty of acupuncture, in addition to many other eastern medical practices, is that it works to address the human being on a holistic, comprehensive level. It not only improves circulation and improves the flow of energy throughout the body, but it also balances mood hormones such serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine, and it stimulates the body’s own production of endorphins. When the physical, mental and emotional aspects of the human body are in harmony, the mind is clear to focus spiritually—whatever that may mean for you.
To learn more about how acupuncture can help you cope with difficulties in your life, get in touch with Jaime to set up a consultation.