Anyone try accupuncture to help get rid of there anxiety? I've been reading a lot about accupuncture lately and it can help get rid of anything. I'm gonna get a free consultation next week to see how much it would cost and to get a diagnosis.
I've never tried accupuncture. Actually, I have a big needle phobia and I probably never will.
I'm skeptical that it would get rid of your anxiety, but maybe. I think accupuncture is good for some other things. I know that it's been shown to increase the amount of endorphins in your brain, so as a procedure it can be beneficial for pain patients. That's the only application I'm aware of with strong data backing it. Let us know if it helps you!
So far I've been in for 2 treatments for SA.....but its a combination of acupuncture and CranioSacral therapy at the same time.....CranioSacral is about regulating the Cerebro-spinal fluid in the brain and spinal cord, by manipulating the skull and sacrum in various ways.
Id get the needles put in me and the craniosacral would trigger feelings in me.....serious. The combination really seems to be working - Ive already had certian insights on my own way of thinking and have since been invited to do more things, so who knows maybe it is working, maybe its coincidence.
Unfortunately I'm not too familiar w/CranioSacral therapy effects on mental/emotional health, but apparently I've lately heard its useful. I'll know for sure after 3 or 4 more treatments if the effect continues [acupuncture sometimes only has a short-term effect, but it also depends on how often and close to gether the treatments are].
I'm studying acupuncture now, and do believe it can really work for emotional distresses, esp. if the doctor and patient are 'real' with each other, and the doctor can really tell whats going on w/o the patient necessarily saying [not a very common skill]. It definitely helps for the patient to be able to really really feel totally okay with sharing anything [of course there's always limits but as long as its relevant to the SA its great to not feel reluctance at all to mention anything about that].
Oh - ive been reading this stuff online about emotional memory management [its like 'stopping the thought' but different, more like - 'morph the thought']. Also real good research into science of SA theres lots of free texts online search scholar.google.com for social anxiety free text and you'll find very interesting articles.....I figure the more I understand it, the more the mystery of the suffering lifts [another layer of fear melts away].