A patient came in yesterday for back pain. She was visiting your son and daughter-in-law, who had just had a baby. As part of her treatment I added a few points to help her with stress, as I figured travelling with a back injury was not easy. It’s not something we discussed, but I thought it couldn’t hurt. At the end of the session, when I came in to take out her needles, she asked for a tissue. She had been crying. I asked if she was alright. She shared that her partner had died 5 months ago, and for some reason the acupuncture treatment had brought up deep emotions of grief. I explained to her that acupuncture was helpful in the grieving process. This made sense to her, as she felt relief from the treatment. I joked that she had gotten more from the treatment than she bargained for. She laughed, still with tears in her eyes. I share this story because grieving the loss of a loved one is always a painful experience, and the DTC Denver Acupuncture grief treatment can ease the process.
DTC Denver Acupuncture Grief Treatment – How It Works
In Chinese medicine the Lungs are responsible for processing grief. By strengthening your Lung function, the grieving process can move forward more smoothly. In addition, grief, like any trauma, will cause the energy in our bodies to stagnate. We call this Qi stagnation. When our Qi is not flowing well, everything in our lives becomes more difficult. Severe Qi stagnation causes depression, and everyone knows how debilitating that condition is. It’s hard enough to suffer from grief. Add depression into the mix and you simply don’t want to live another day.
When I treated this lovely women yesterday, by simply adding some points in her treatment to move her Qi, she immediately was able to process through another layer of grief, which brought her emotional relief. In all likelihood, her back pain was also a side effect of her grieving process. She faces many difficult months ahead, but acupuncture will help ease the challenge.
DTC Denver Acupuncture Grief Treatment – What To Expect
When you come in for treatment we will conduct an intake exam. It is not intrusive. We just want to get a sense about what is going on for you emotionally and physically. Then you will receive a treatment. If you have physical pain along with your grief, we can treat that at the same time. As you saw in the above case, many times the two are linked.
The treatments are very relaxing. Many of our patients fall asleep during their sessions. Afterwards you will have a sense of peacefulness. Acupuncture is not a pill that will take away your pain from grief. But it will smooth the edges, keep you strong, and help you through the very important process of grieving a loved one. We will be honored to help you through this process and share with you during this difficult time.
You can set up an appointment for acupuncture by clicking the button at the top of this page called BOOK NOW. Or call us and we’ll set up a session for you over the phone. We look forward to working with you.