Online Therapy Vs Face To Face Therapy
While our psychotherapists and counsellors do offer face to face sessions, they’re also available to chat over the phone or online. As long as you have an internet-connected device and a stable connection, you’re good to go! Historically counselling and psychotherapy only took place in the counsellor’s room but times are changing and people’s lifestyles are busier or for some people, the thought of physically going to a counselling session evokes too much anxiety and stops them from making that call. Learn More
Auricular Acupuncture uses specific points in the ear to treat many conditions. I use this method to strengthen my full body acupuncture treatments when appropriate as Auricular Acupuncture has many unique qualities and strengths. From my experience, these include:
Weight management, including appetite reduction
Addictions, helping with cravings and withdrawal symptoms (including smoking)
Pain management, Auricular Acupuncture has even been used in the battlefield with the battlefield acupuncture protocol
Stress, anxiety and insomnia, having a strong effect on psycho-emotional issues.
In my experience, one of the greatest assets of auricular acupuncture is the ability to change the mood of a patient, as well as the relaxing and stress relief actions frequently seen. Research has shown this is because of the direct action on brain chemistry, neurotransmitters and hormones. This also explains the pain relieving properties of auricular acupuncture as this effects the endorphin levels, the body's natural pain killers to release more into the body.
Overall, auricular acupuncture along with TCM body acupuncture becomes a strong combination to use for treatment and relief of symptoms.