Mental & Emotional Well-being During the COVID-19 Pandemic

One of the most common things I hear my patients say straight after having an acupuncture treatment, is how much more relaxed they feel, like a weight has been lifted from them. Currently, I think it’s fair to say we are all carrying a lot of extra weight on our shoulders, with fear, worry, concern and all the unknown that is currently upon us.

With the current unprecedented global situation, everyone has already received multiple communications about how to do their part to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, what symptoms to be aware of to make sure you self-quarantine where needed, and when you should notify places – like Jon Rose Acupuncture – if you are needing to reschedule appointments due to such flu like symptoms. Then there has also been the over abundance of information coming through from the media and riddled through social media also. All of this, coupled with the uncertainty of individuals financial situations and how the global economy will continue to react to this pandemic, means that a vast majority of people are currently suffering from increased amounts of stress & anxiety.

Now I’m sure you have already received plenty of information, from all sorts of sources, in regards to how you can help take care of your immune system. So, this is not something that I will discuss now, and will instead ask you, what are you doing to take care of your mental and emotional wellbeing during these trying times? With a recent review into the research supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture showing support for concerns like anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, insomnia and tension type headache1, maybe now is the time for you to look into how acupuncture might support you during this time.

At present, Jon Rose Acupuncture is still open and operating, supporting the members of the local community. Now it goes without saying, that if you are experiencing any flu like symptoms and already have an appointment, please contact me to reschedule, as you are required to self-quarantine for 14 days. Otherwise, if you would like to know if acupuncture may help you during these trying times, get in contact with me today to book yourself an appointment, or you can also use the online booking portal. If you would like to know more about the benefits of acupuncture, then head over to our Health Concerns page and have a read through what current research says about the evidence supporting the effectiveness of acupuncture for certain conditions.

Most importantly, during this time where fear, worry and concern appear to be driving a major change in human behaviour, make sure to look out for each other and support one another, especially those most at risk. UNDERSTANDING, CARE, RESPECT and working together will go a long way to helping us all get through this as best we can.

1.McDonald J, Janz S. The Acupuncture Evidence Project: A Comparative Literature Review (Revised edition). © Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd, 2017: http://www.acupuncture.org.au

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