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The Therapeutic Effects of Acupuncture

The stress level of each individual at present is so high that sometimes some people cannot take it which leads to drug addiction or suicide because stress is too hard to cope for them. Stress is very dangerous. Most people who suffer stress also have anxiety attacks, difficulty in sleeping, and even when eating. There are numerous ways to relieve you from stress. You can take anti-stress pills; attend therapeutic classes, exercise and listen to mellow music, read books and so on. You can also go to a spa and get a therapeutic massage. However, they claim that the best way to relieve stress is through acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a Chinese medical procedure. The Chinese believes that acupuncture cures the body and the internal organs that may be in pain. A person may be hesitant to try acupuncture therapy since some people are afraid of needles. As you can imagine, acupuncture involves a couple of needles that will be pricked through your skin where there are stress areas that need to be targeted. Stress will not only affect you, but also the people around you. When you are so stressed out, you become very impatient and irritable at times. Sometimes you can not help it and you get annoyed easily by other people.

The needles used in acupuncture are very small and very slim. It will not really hurt you. You may feel a little pinch, just like when you are bitten by a very tiny ant, but will immediately go away in less than a second. The needles pass through your skin and target the nerves on that area where you feel pain. The nerves then send signals to the area of the brain where there are natural painkillers that are released by it. Acupuncture also promotes body circulation. Body wastes are also removed through acupuncture. The tingling sensation you get when you undergo acupuncture therapy is a good sign that the therapy works.

Acupuncture is considered one of the best therapeutic and healing processes you can do for your body. This is good because you do not need to take any chemical substance in your body; instead all you need is simple painless pricking of needles. This is a healthy way to improve your coping with stress and cleanse your body as you undergo the therapy. This might be a bit costly because you will need experts to do this for you. When the wrong nerves are pricked by the needle it may cause serious damage to your health. Make sure you get your money’s worth.

Is it Time for My Spouse and I to Seek Counseling?

This is a question that is asked quite a bit. After getting married, couples will sometimes drift apart, or have to deal with problems that arise. When this happens, one or both will wonder if they should seek marriage counseling. Sometimes one of them will want to seek counseling and the other one will be totally against it. So the question is, should you see a marriage counselor?

Here are some things to consider and then the two of you can make the final decision. Before we take a look at things to consider, allow me to first say that there is nothing wrong with seeking counseling when it can possibly save your marriage! 

Have the Two of You Been Fighting for a Long Time?

The first thing you should look at is the fighting. Have the two of you been fighting about certain things for a long time and can’t seem to move pass them? Then seeing a marriage counselor may help you get pass the problem and show you how to move on.

Did Your Spouse Cheat, but You Still Want to Save Your Marriage?

If your spouse cheated, but you still want to save your marriage, then you should definitely consider seeking marriage counseling. Counseling will help you move pass what happened and help you forgive your spouse and build your marriage up again.

Does Your Spouse Have Anger Problems?

If you or your spouse has anger problems and takes it out on the other one, then counseling should definitely be considered. The two of you are only hurting each other worse and if you don’t get some help before it’s too late, you may end in divorce.

Do You Feel Your Spouse Doesn’t Love You Anymore?

If you feel that your spouse doesn’t love you anymore and doesn’t want to be intimate with you anymore, counseling may be a good idea. With the counseling, the both of you can get to the bottom of things. If your spouse doesn’t love you anymore, then talking it out in counseling will help the both of you move forward as tough as it may be!

Healthy Eating Habits

We are all familiar with the saying “you are what you eat.” Well as true as it is, we not only are what we eat, but how we eat. When and how we eat affects our enjoyment of the food we eat. Healthy digestion and assimilation of our food is effected by our food choices, our attitude and environment of consumption, both external and internal. Have you ever wanted a good meal and eaten a bad one, then walked away still feeling hungry? Somehow unfulfilled, even with a stomach full of food? Can you remember what you ate for dinner last night? You may have forgotten, but perhaps you didn’t notice to begin with. Bringing more attention and thought to our meals may help us to make healthier food choices, and experience the joy of our food.

The process of digestion is an involuntary function (one which we do not consciously direct) and is governed by our autonomic (involuntary) nervous system. The autonomic nervous system governs all of the involuntary functions in our body. In order to accommodate our wide variety of needs, it has two distinctly different yet interdependent sub-systems within in called the sympathetic and the parasympathetic division.

The sympathetic division is “on alert”; it is the yang or action nervous system. This division is responsible for our ‘flight or fight’ mechanisms. It becomes our dominant system when our mind sends signals to our body to mobilize it to action, in response to a perceived threat or danger, real or imagined. In our modern society it is often called into play in response to fear, excitement or anticipation. You can tell when you are sympathetic dominant when you are breathing more shallow and from higher in your chest, your pulse quickens, you have a sensation of excitement (butterflies) or ‘tension’ deep in your stomach and throughout your muscle structure. You may also be perspiring (especially your hands) even though your surroundings are not too warm, or you may feel fidgety, generally ‘hyper’ and perhaps, at times, less comfortable inside. When you are stressed, your body says run, and your digestive system shuts down.

The parasympathetic division is a more yin or nurturing nervous system. It is responsible for quite a different set of physiological responses and is called into play when we make time for rest, and relaxation. It favors assimilation, repair and regeneration and is dominant when our breathing is slower, more rhythmic and from lower in our chest and abdomen. There is a decrease in muscle tone, the abdomen is relaxed and comfortable, with no sense of tension in it.

If we are to digest our food properly and to derive full nutritional value from it we need the nurturing, parasympathetic division. How conscious are you of your state of mind and body before, during and after your meals? This awareness is important to proper digestion and health as any other aspect of your lifestyle. The following mindfulness practices help us to use our nurturing nervous system so we can better enjoy and utilize our food.

Source: Arlington Acupuncture

Life Coaches Specializations

Here is a list of interesting and fun life coaching specializations that you may not have considered.

Wellness Coaching

Wellness coaches work with their clients in areas related to health and wellness. As a wellness coach you may assist your clients with a step-by-step plan for living a more healthy lifestyle. For example, you may help your clients set goals around proper diet and nutrition, or support them in maintaining a fitness regimen.

Sales Coaching

Sales coaches work with their clients in areas related to salesmanship and communication. As a sales coach your clients will hire you to motivate and inspire them to new heights in their sales careers. Sales coaches are hired by individual clients as well as groups and corporations and help their clients set goals, improve selling techniques and develop effective personal marketing strategies.

Transformational Coaching

Transformational coaches work with their clients in areas related to personal achievement. As a transformational coach, your clients will hire you to help them gain clarity about their goals and dreams through a process of self-discovery. You will also assist your clients with mapping out a specific plans of action for turning those dreams and goals into a reality.

Tips and Considerations

As a life coach, you do not necessarily need to have the same level of professional experience as your clients. Your expertise is inspiring and motivating them to utilize their skills and abilities to achieve the goals they have set for themselves.When choosing a life coaching specialization, don’t forget to take into account your personal interests and goals. If you are passionate about an area outside of those mentioned here, you may be able to carve out your own niche and develop a coaching practice based on the needs of those clients. Read the next post on how Chicago hypnotherapy is helping many individuals battle their life problems.