How do I De-Stress? The County College of Morris and The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine Have Some Ideas!
The Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine (ESATM) recently participated in the De-stress Fest at the County College of Morris (CCM). The event was focused on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness (Physical, Emotional, Social, Financial, Environmental, Spiritual, Occupational, and Intellectual Wellness http://www.samhsa.gov/wellness-initiative/eight-dimensions-wellness ). ESATM mainly participated in the physical and emotional aspects of wellness at the event, however the scope of acupuncture practice and Traditional Chinese theories can aid in all eight dimensions of wellness.
Physical-The following areas are the most commonly treated by acupuncture,-musculo-skeletal, neurological, infections, dermatological, genito-urinary, reproduction, internal and EENT issues, however any non-emergency related condition can be treated with acupuncture.
Emotional-There are a variety of acupuncture protocols to treat the following-addictions, anxiety, depression, insomnia and stress.
Social-You can share your acupuncture experience via community acupuncture which is an inexpensive alternative to a private practitioner. Tai Chi and Qi Gong classes also fall under the scope of acupuncture practice. Get out there and join some classes!
Environmental-Feng Shui which is based on a Chinese philosophy of creating a physical surrounding environment with a healthy flow and qi in order to create calm.
Spiritual- One the Chinese philosophies is the Taoist Five Spirit belief and practice of the process through which a human being discovers their essential wholeness.
Occupational-Work related mental stress can be treated with meditation, sore muscles and bones from working a very physical job can be treated with Tui-Na (Oriental bodywork/massage technique) and cupping can be part of an acupuncture treatment that benefits a sore body.
Intellectual-You do not need to have a condition to receive acupuncture wellness treatments. A pro-active approach to your health and lifestyle will result in a healthier, less stressed and better rested person. Acupuncture can help you find that balance which opens the door for better mental clarity.
Financial-Receiving acupuncture does not have to be expensive, you can attend a community acupuncture center or go an acupuncture school intern clinic http://www.esatm.edu/intern-clinic/welcome-intern-clinic.html for a low cost treatment.
Joining the Eastern School of Acupuncture at the De-Stress Fest were a wide variety of health and wellness focused exhibitors/practitioners -therapy dogs, blood sugar screenings, meditation rooms, and yoga classes just to name a few.
While the CCM students benefited from the event-as mid-terms are occurring and are stressful, there is always something to be stressed about in general! With the change of season, holidays and crazy winter weather on the horizon, it benefits everybody not just students to take some time out for themselves and de-stress. Why not come into the Eastern Schools student clinic for a treatment and get some tips on how to remain less stressed all year round? Treatments are $45.00 for the first visit and $35.00 for all visits after that.
Want even less stress? Please email Kelly Williams firstname.lastname@example.org, mention this blog and get a coupon for one free treatment at the Eastern School of Acupuncture and Traditional Medicine intern clinic!