Coping with severe illness
When life hits you with a serious illness, everything important to us is on the line. Our bodies, our routines, our priorities, and our closest relationships seem to change overnight or take on a different meaning to us which can feel jarring, painful, sad, or frightening. Furthermore, we are faced with many doctor’s appointments, medications’ side-effects, and medical testing and medical bills.
Battling a life-threatening or chronic illness demands all of our time, energy, and spirit. It is an intense and exhausting navigation on many levels, especially if we have ongoing demands from our families, friends, or work on top of that.
No matter where you are in your battle, in your pain, or in the difficulty of leading the full life you desire, acupuncture can help to regulate all the transitions into a new routine of health and ease.
Ensure quality sleep
Longer lasting energy
Improved digestion and regularity
Improved skin, hair, and nails
Reduced pain, less need for narcotics
Improved blood flow, fewer bruises
Faster recovery from procedures
Improved white blood cell count
Reduced side effects from immunosuppressant or immune drug therapies
Ability to move around with ease
Improved sense of the body and its needs
Calmer mind from worry or a sense of doom or depression about the future
A sense of living with more meaning and purpose
A growing present-sense awareness of peace
Improved relationships with others
Respite from managing and monitoring health obsessively