Somatic Trauma Treatment with Acupuncture
The inherent intelligence of our bodies is what brings healing. An unresolved traumatic experience, great or small, can create an eddy of thought patterns and autonomic nervous dysregulation. These pathologies create a litany of interconnected symptoms, which can be difficult to treat individually. Acupuncture and Chinese medicine conceive of the body and mind as an integrated system. Rather than chasing disparate symptoms (branch), acupuncture treats the cause (root). The shock, the freeze, or the flight of a traumatic response impacts us wholly, so its remedy must also be holistic.
Top-down and Bottom-up
Whether as a primary treatment choice or as complementary to your other therapies, acupuncture and Chinese medicine offer a somatic perspective to psycho-emotional conditions. While a mental health practitioner may work understanding your thoughts and how they impact your body, we focus on your body’s influence on your thoughts. Through clear communication and trust, we can create the safe container necessary for healing.