Acupuncture significantly improves fatigue, anxiety, depression and sleep problems.
Auricular Acupuncture, a form of acupuncture that uses tiny needles which are inserted at specific points in the outer ear, achieves a turn around in the health problems within a short period of time, say researchers from the University of Pennsylvania.
They tested the therapy on a group of women with early-stage breast cancer who were being treated with aromatase inhibitors (Als), which cause joint pain in half of patients. The Als also cause other side effects, such as anxiety, depression, and fatigue. It was tested against ‘sham’ acupuncture, where the needles were not inserted into the skin. Women who had the real treatment reported a halving in fatigue, anxiety and depression.
When I treat patients with depression, I like to combine auricular acupuncture with energy kinesiology. This gives profound results every time. Here follows an example of a patient of mine:
John came to see me to get some help with his depression and feelings of ‘what’s the point?’ He could not understand why he felt that way, being happily married with two young children, living in his own house with the family, working in his own business. On the outside, everything looked very good and normal.
When I first met him, he looked quite withdrawn and miserable. Although in his early thirties, he looked much older. He could not give me any reason for why he felt the way he felt. I decided to start treatment by giving him auricular acupuncture and to follow this with an energy kinesiology session. The acupuncture treatment made him feel very relaxed and light-hearted. He enjoyed that experience.
During the kinesiology session I had to do age recession. In his case, his body was pointing out that his depressive feelings originated while he was still in the womb. We talked about this, and he spoke about his mother being under constant threat of being bombarded or shot at during the war in his home country. He learnt very early on, that life is potentially dangerous and it could end any moment. So, why enjoy life and look forward to the future?
He was not aware of the war situation at all, but it made all sense to him.
By the end of the session, he felt very relaxed still and said he can sense hope – hope of a good future for himself and the family.
He only needed a few sessions, and every now and then he comes back for a top-up treatment.