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Acupuncture Offers Hope for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Acupuncture Brings Relief to Sufferers of PTSD

Acupuncture Brings Relief of PTSD

Don’t go it alone! Acupuncture is highly beneficial to those who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is seen in persons whose work exposes them to traumatic events or who treat trauma survivors. These occupations include military personnel, firefighters, police officers, emergency medicine specialists, search-and rescue personnel, and disaster investigators.

PTSD is also seen in survivors of serious accidents, natural disasters, neglect, or physical, verbal or sexual assault in adult- or childhood.

There are 5.2 million U.S. adults aged 18 to 54 who suffer from PTSD during the course of a given year, with women twice as likely as men to develop it. People who suffer from PTSD often relive the experience through nightmares and flashbacks, have difficulty sleeping, and feel detached or estranged, and these symptoms can be severe enough and last long enough to significantly impair the person’s daily life.

But there’s hope. The use of acupuncture for PTSD has been scientifically proven to show reduced anxiety levels and stress in individuals. Acupuncture can assist in alleviating some of the ailments related to PTSD such as anxiety/panic disorders, fatigue, depression, insomnia, and mental fogginess. In more severe cases, acupuncture can work in conjunction with other treatments such as therapy or medication, helping to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment and minimize side effects.

Acupuncture helps to improve fatigue immediately, after the first treatment. Often patients remark that for even other primary concerns, fatigue was the first improvement they noticed. Acupuncture is of great benefit to all those looking for relief of many ailments, from the basic to the complex, the emotional and the physical.

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Acupuncture does help to identify causes and relevant events with effects residing in the body memory. It is good to pinpoint some of the stressed and traumatized areas, release and reduce the levels of stress, so a new level of calm and comfort is gained. In turn, this allows the individual to focus on their activities and enable them to deal with daily events. Point sites may be on the upper back, neck, lower back, hands or feet.

Acupuncture is good for reducing anger, fear, sadness, worry, anxiety, depression, and stress of all kinds.

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Banish Sleep Disorders with Acupuncture

Acupuncture Brings Restful Sleep, Not Counting Sheep

Acupuncture Brings Restful Sleep, Not Counting Sheep

Acupuncture is safe and effective at helping sleep disorders!

Whether it’s due to a hectic schedule and the wheels that won’t stop turning, poor lifestyle choices, or an emotional crisis, a sleep disorder is never cause for celebration. At least 40 million Americans suffer from chronic, long-term sleep disorders each year, and an additional 20 million experience occasional sleeping problems.

Acupuncture provides fast relief to break the cycle of bad sleep, and rebuild your quality of life. Acupuncture is often thought of for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and chronic fatigue. Acupuncture is helpful and relevant for treating all sleep problems, including insomnia and nightmares.

Treatment for sleep disorders is based on the specifics of the patient and the diagnosis, family and medical history as well as the patient’s overall emotional health. At the initial consultation, we gather information to get a complete picture of what is causing the bad dreams and disturbed sleep.

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Looking into diet issues, as well as the body ph (acid/base balance) can be helpful as well. Also important to factor in is the age of the patient; treatment for children with sleep disorders will be different from that for adults who have the same symptoms.

Acupuncture can free up energetic and physical blocks, leading to ideal movement and function throughout the body. Patients typically feel a sense of relaxation after the needles are inserted.

The therapy boosts your mood and immune system. It relaxes muscle tension, enhances circulation, and promotes better sleep! These and many other benefits of acupuncture stop that vicious cycle of stress and bad dreams.

As your mental and physical well-being improve, the insomnia is lifted, bad dreams become less intense and less frequent, and nightmare-related stress, anxiety, and depression fade, letting you get the restful sleep you so need and deserve. Best of all, it’s drug-free.

Acupuncture combined with lifestyle changes can make a big difference. Luckily most people experience improvement quickly, with few treatments. Here’s to sweet dreams with acupuncture!

Want more information on how acupuncture can help you? Visit us at CT Acupuncture Center

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Acupuncture Helps Relieve The Nightmare of…Nightmares!

Peaceful Slumber with Acupuncture

Peaceful Slumber with Acupuncture

“To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub…”                                                            – Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Act 3 Scene 1

Nightmares happen to all of us, indeed, a reported estimated 30 percent of adults have nightmares at least once a month. They usually indicate a release of stress from your recent day’s experience, the brain’s reaction to the information it has gathered during the waking hours, and how it deals with change, stress, or new concepts. This can be a veritable dumping ground for the subconscious, a mix of physiology and psychology. But when those dreams of missing the bus, failing math in Junior High when you’re 42 or having mismatched shoes turns into falling off of cliffs, losing your teeth, or bearing witness to unspeakable events, and those nightmares keep happening…it can really have a negative impact on your whole life. And that’s when it’s time to address the problem.

Putting the brain chemistry and nightly dumping aside (as well as what we’ve viewed on TV or read in a book right before bed), we know that anxiety, stress and depression are primary triggers of bad dreams, Of course, these are certainly complex conditions that have all sorts of underlying reasons themselves. Financial problems, family fights, disease, fear of losing your job, the death of a loved one… these are just a few common causes of stress, anxiety, emotional disturbances, and bad dreams.

A nightmare is a dream that typically occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Nightmares can occur late at night, and can often awaken the sleeper. People with psychiatric disorders or neuroses are more susceptible to them, and there even appears to be a genetic predisposition to frequent nightmares.

It’s important to know the difference between normal dreams, and dreams which are worrisome and indicate an imbalance. Normal dreaming is dreaming which does not make your sleep restless, is not frightening, does not disturb the mind the morning after, and does not leave you exhausted when you wake.

Excessive dreaming are dreams that cause restless sleep or nightmares, indicating imbalance, and resulting in you feeling very tired the following morning. The dreams result in feelings of fear, distress, extreme anxiety or strong terror. People experiencing excessive and distressing dreams have significantly higher anxiety levels during their waking hours. When there’s more stress, there can be even more bad dreams, continuing in a vicious cycle. The loss of sleep, low quality sleep, chronic insomnia, fatigue, disturbing imagery and thoughts, spiking heart rate and blood pressure, and headaches can wreak havoc on physical and mental health.

Acupuncture provides fast relief to break the cycle and rebuild your quality of life. Acupuncture is often thought of for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and chronic fatigue. And it’s very helpful for ceasing nightmares. Acupuncture works by approaching the mind and body holistically to address internal imbalance, encouraging the flow of natural energy, and releasing physical and mental tension.

At the initial consultation, we gather information to get a complete picture of what is causing the bad dreams and disturbed sleep. It seems ironic that nightmares would be treated with needles, but there are about 365 acupuncture points on the body, and these points can be combined in countless ways to achieve desired results. Acupuncture can free up energetic and physical blocks, leading to ideal movement and function throughout the body. Patients typically feel a sense of relaxation after the needles are inserted.

The therapy boosts your mood and immune system. It relaxes muscle tension, enhances circulation, and certainly promotes better sleep, too! These and other benefits of acupuncture stop that vicious cycle of stress and bad dreams. As your mental and physical well-being improve, bad dreams become less intense and less frequent, and nightmare-related stress, anxiety, and depression fade, letting you get the restful sleep you so need and deserve. Here’s to happy dreaming!

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End Nightmares! Acupuncture Can Slay the Boogeyman

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Acupuncture Can End Nightmares

Nightmares happen to all of us, and usually they indicate a release of stress from your recent day’s experience, the brain’s reaction to the information it’s gathered during the waking hours, and how it deals with change, stress, or new concepts —  a dumping ground for the subconscious, if you would. A mix of physiology and psychology.  But when those dreams of missing the bus, failing math in Junior High when you’re 42 or having mismatched shoes turns into falling off of cliffs, losing your teeth, or bearing witness to unspeakable events, and those nightmares keep happening…it can really have a negative impact on your whole life.

Putting the brain chemistry (and nightly dumping) aside, we know that anxiety, stress and depression are primary triggers of bad dreams,  Of course, these are certainly complex conditions that have all sorts of underlying reasons themselves. Financial problems, family fights, disease, fear of losing your job, the death of a loved one… these are just a few common causes of stress, anxiety, emotional disturbances, and bad dreams.

A nightmare is a dream that typically occurs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Nightmares can occur late at night, and can often awaken the sleeper. People with psychiatric disorders or neuroses are more susceptible to them, and there even appears to be a genetic predisposition to frequent nightmares.

It’s important to know the difference between normal dreams, and dreams which are worrisome and indicate an imbalance. Normal dreaming is dreaming which does not make your sleep restless, is not frightening, does not disturb the mind the morning after, and does not leave you exhausted when you wake.

Excessive dreaming are dreams that cause restless sleep or nightmares, indicating imbalance, and resulting in you feeling very tired the following morning. The dreams result in feelings of fear, distress, extreme anxiety or strong terror. People experiencing excessive and distressing dreams have significantly higher anxiety levels during their waking hours. When there’s more stress, there can be even more bad dreams, continuing in a vicious cycle. The loss of sleep, low quality sleep, chronic insomnia, fatigue, disturbing imagery and thoughts, spiking heart rate and blood pressure, and headaches can wreak havoc on physical and mental health.

Acupuncture provides fast relief to break the cycle and rebuild your quality of life. Acupuncture is often thought of for the treatment of stress, anxiety, depression, panic attacks, and chronic fatigue. And it’s very helpful for ceasing nightmares.  Acupuncture works by approaching the mind and body holistically to address internal imbalance, encouraging the flow of natural energy, and releasing physical and mental tension.

At the initial consultation, we gather information to get a complete picture of what is causing the bad dreams and disturbed sleep. It seems ironic that nightmares would be treated with needles, but there are about 365 acupuncture points on the body, and these points can be combined in countless ways to achieve desired results.  Acupuncture can free up energetic and physical blocks, leading to ideal movement and function throughout the body. Patients typically feel a sense of relaxation after the needles are inserted.

The therapy boosts your mood and immune system. It relaxes muscle tension, enhances circulation, and certainly promotes better sleep, too!  These and other benefits of acupuncture stop that vicious cycle of stress and bad dreams. As your mental and physical well-being improve, bad dreams become less intense and less frequent, and nightmare-related stress, anxiety, and depression fade.

Acupuncture 1, Boogeyman 0! Take that, nightmares!

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Author: Andrée Lambertson

Photograph “Scary” by George Hodan