ACUPUNCTURE AGAINST VIRUS
We need to focus at all the aspects to reduce the alarming rise in the level of pollutants in the air and enhance our immunity system and mental health by using alternate systems of therapy such as Acupressure and Acupuncture.
In these days COVID-19, feelings of Anxiety, Mental health, physiological stress, depression becomes intense and hard to deal. Fortunately, Acupressure and Acupuncture can help to deal all such traumas.
When we hear the word trauma, you think of something violent, aggressive and deeply hurtful. But that’s not always the case in fact you may not be fully aware of the fact that you are in a traumatic situation until you are out of it.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years and one of the preferred treatments for anxiety, mental health, physiological stresses and to raise immunity. Acupressure and Acupuncture treatments are safe, effective and surprisingly effective and natural. It can give a best possible result.
Acupuncture helps mental health, anxiety by stimulating the nervous system via use of tiny painless needles and magnets to balance the energies and to increase the blood circulation, which positively changes and strengthen the system naturally.
The mechanism of action has been explored in thousands of high-quality studies and there is an ever-growing evidence base for its use and efficacy.
Acupressure and Acupuncture is known for its healing power. One of the strengths of this alternative therapy is its customized treatments according to diagnosis of patient. Instead of one fitted treatment on all, acupuncturist diagnose through questions asked to patient, tongue, pulse to determine the root cause organ of the disease who plays vital role.
For example- According to Acupressure and Acupuncture science, anxiety arises from the Heart. As common anxiety symptoms are heart palpitation, fast heart rate(tachycardia), excess sweating etc. The purpose and practice of this therapy is to create balance between the energies which are disturbed and intent to react.
A recent study concludes that acupuncture and acupressure relive generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), a condition characterized by excessively intense and debilitating anxiety.
People with GAD are overly concerned and anxious about all issues related or unrelated. And they find it difficult to control that worry.
In new study, researchers note that Acupuncture treatment has more advantage than drugs in the treatment of anxiety disorders. The researchers also note that acupuncture has a relatively no side effects compared with drug therapy.
Let’s Try to understand this with examples
- According to Acupuncture and Acupressure science we believe disease comes in a package. For example-The person who has anxiety must also be suffering from lack of concentration at work or studies or his task, memory issue, insomnia etc , so the one who is struggling will also be struggling with this bundle .Traditionally , most common diagnosis of this anxiety is deficiency of Heart energy(qi) So, once we treat one rest will diminish automatically. As we have focused on root cause, which is a strength of Acupuncture and Acupressure with intention to create balance in the body.
- For those who experience Depression, an additional symptom might be mood swings, helpless feeling, loneliness, lethargy, suicidal feelings. It is been noticed that it mainly comes at some particular time, in that case we check the problematic organ by Acupuncture organ clock,
According to the study each organ has different function and energy time, from which we can examine. Which is absolutely different from western medicines
COVID-19 and Mental Health
As corona virus spreads rapidly, we are facing new normal such as lockdowns, social distancing, wearing masks most of the time, work from home, jobless etc, Anxiety, depression and other mental disturbances are disturbing more to people and triggering in this time period. Many of us has experienced loss of hopefulness through this difficult time along with a fear of losing loved ones and jobs.
The CDS has listed some of the mental health symptoms that people may go through in this time of pandemic. Some of the changes include but are not limited to, changes in sleeping pattern & timings, changes in eating pattern, changes in work timings, down falling of health problems, no social gathering and more time spending on social medias.
Emotional syndrome or disorder particularly refer to a set of psychological barriers such as depression, anxiety, irritability, moodiness which are usually caused by stagnation of energy (Qi).
There are few types of emotional disorder such as-
- Aggression or self-harming behavior
- Withdrawal or not interacting socially with others
- Immature behavior
- Difficulty on learning (can be judged by academic performance and day today activities).
- Personality disorde
According to Acupuncture and acupressure science combination of lungs and kidney are the tools to fight against anxiety disorder
The researchers note that acupuncture and Acupressure is both safe and effective, the researchers demonstrate acupuncture’s ability to benefit the brain, body chemistry and to produce positive patient outcome in the treatment mental disorders, anxiety, depression, fear, disturbed oxygen level.
Post Covid Recovery
Covid-19 (corona virus) can cause damage to organs through out the body. Symptoms can sometimes persist for months. The virus can affect the lungs, heart, Kidney and even brain. Which could increase the long-term health problems.
As patients recover from COVID 19 they suffer multiple common issues –Cough, fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, digestive problems. While the lungs are the first organ affected by COVID-19 .
Most of these patients have symptoms similar to COPD due to damage to lung parenchyma caused by pneumonia. (Pneumonia is an inflammation of lung parenchyma)
Acupuncture is also found to be very effective for post COVID-19 side effects. Patient can get good benefit in over all health and can rid of their symptoms. Each Acupuncture session takes approx. 30-40 minutes. Sittings may vary patient to patient and its critical condition. The principle is to regulate and stimulate the body’s self-activating function. Include healthy practices in your lifestyle-by nutritious diet, healthy habits, exercise (main involvement of respiratory exercises). Take special care of your lungs and Heart. Adopt natural way of healing the body from within, without involvement of drugs through Acupressure and Acupuncture.