How Can Acupuncture Help With
Physical & Emotional Trauma?

Physical and emotional trauma is a serious injury to the body. Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape or natural disaster. Immediately after the event, shock and denial are typical. Longer term reactions include unpredictable emotions, flashbacks, strained relationships and even physical symptoms like body pain, headaches or nausea. While these feelings are normal, some people have difficulty moving on with their lives.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) dictates ‘If there is free flow, there is no pain; If there is no free flow, there is pain’. By palpating the abdomen and feeling the pulse, it is possible to diagnose where the trauma is being stored in your body. By inserting very fine needles in specific locations, the bodies natural healing ability is triggered to balance mind, body and spirit. This simultaneously addresses the physical, mental and emotional effects of trauma. By treating the areas of the body affected by trauma, acupuncture can help release the emotional pain that is being held in the body’s tissues, helping you to process the feelings and memories, let them go and move on. By doing so, there is a free flow of Qi and no pain.