The Mind and Body are ONE. Many people report feeling more peaceful after Acupuncture, even if they have come for strictly physical issues. Chinese medicine believes when we improve the body’s function, the mind will follow. Marie has found that people in psychotherapy make faster progress WITH acupuncture treatments. She has had success with people suffering from:
PTSD, anxiety and panic attacks
Difficulty concentrating, ADHD
Low self-esteem or confidence
Irritability and depression
Obsessive-compulsive and addictive disorders
Eating disorders: binging, anorexia, bulimia.
Difficulty with loss and grieving
Bonding and intimacy issues
Consistent treatment over time can help re-program the brain and nervous system to function more harmoniously, helping to cultivate virtues that support life:
As with any chronic degenerative disease, a diagnosis of Parkinson’s is a life-changing event. Shock, disbelief, fear or anger can set in- understandably!. The medical prognosis is not good, and treatments available with conventional medicine are palliative and do not provide a cure.
As a practitioner of Classical Chinese medicine, I believe there is no incurable disease, only incurable people. There are people who have recovered from stage four cancer, for reasons that are not yet explained by modern science and lived for years without recurrence. (Read “Radical Remission, the Nine Key Factors That Can Make a Real Difference, by Kelly A. Turner, PhD. ) Yet culturally we have come to expect these healings are impossible.
People who have recovered from Parkinson’s have committed to a comprehensive lifestyle change, which may include: dietary changes, meditation, Qi gong, Acupuncture and Chinese medicine, and a commitment to changing detrimental and stressful beliefs and attitudes. Chinese medicine tells us that all chronic disease starts with a chronic emotional/spiritual imbalance. This leads to inflammation, weakness in certain organ systems, leading to loss of function in the neurological and hormonal systems.
Howard Shifke’s book “Fighting Parkinson’s and Winning” is based on his own recovery from Parkinson’s. It is a must read from anyone who has had this diagnosis or anyone with a family history of this disease.
I am planning a Community Healing event for people who still carry trauma from 9/11 and others who suffer from high levels of stress. I am offering it as a Free Public Service to encourage people to explore ways to reduce stress so they and their families can live a better quality of life.
Date : Sunday September 11th, 12 Noon to 3 PM.
Where: At the Great Neck Arts Center, 113 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck NY 11021 (Parking available behind the building)
For Directions: www.greatneckarts.org or call 516-829-2570
About this event: This event offers free acupuncture to reduce stress. The treatment follows the NADA (National Acupuncture Detoxification Association) protocol, which is highly effective in resetting a person’s nervous system and giving them a new starting place from which they can heal. This event will raise funds to support Acupuncturists Without Borders’ (AWB) national and international effort to help people who have suffered from Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) following natural or man-made disasters. AWB’s vision is to foster the creation of stable, peaceful global communities through its community-based acupuncture services and training, which interrupt the cycles of unresolved trauma (visit www.acuwithoutborders.org for more info).
About the Acupuncture Treatment:
A 30 to 45 minute treatment in a community-style group setting with no disrobing
Five tiny pre-packaged and sterile needles on each ear, nearly painless when the needles go in.
A relaxing experience that reduces stress and anxiety, aids with sleep and provides an overall sense of well-being.
Chair massage and Reiki treatments will also be offered FREE of charge.
Free refreshments will be provided.
No appointment is necessary – Suggested donation: $15.
Please note: Marie will be opening a low cost Stress Clinic in her office using Community Style Acupuncture on Friday evenings from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM, starting September 17th 2011.