Many people also describe how quickly the acupuncture session goes by. Even though they had been laying on the table for 45 minutes, they literally feel that only 10 minutes have passed. This happens because acupuncture has a way of taking people out of linear time. As the patient's awareness becomes more body
-oriented, the normal thought process of cause and effect ('I have to make that meeting at 12') falls away, and a sense of timelessness ensues. This alone can be a profoundly healing experience.
If you try acupuncture, you will very likely fall asleep or simply sink into a deep relaxation. For the rest of the day (and possibly for several days after that), you will feel energized and refreshed, as if your body has just gone through a period of deep rest.
What can I expect during treatment with Chinese herbs?
When it comes to treating the mind with Chinese herbs, it has long been recog- nized that there are numerous herbs that offer direct benefits for our emotional and psychological health. Everything that we ingest as food or medicine affects the mind in some form or another. Sometimes, however, it is too subtle to detect. When certain herbs are concentrated and given at a sufficient dosage, there can be tangible effects on one's consciousness. Chinese herbal formulas that work on the mind can:
♦ Make you feel psychologically lighter
♦ Relax and calm your thoughts
♦ Open your perspective on yourself and life
♦ Engender patience and calmness
♦ Boost confidence levels
♦ Induce more peaceful sleep
Chinese herbal medicine is widely regarded as a wonderful complement to acupuncture treatment. Many practitioners use Chinese herbs as a way to offer continual therapeutic input into the body between acupuncture treatments. By taking herbs on a daily basis, the positive momentum created by acupuncture is enhanced.
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