The stress of auditioning can be balanced through acupuncture and meridian basted therapies. Even though acupuncture is usually associated with alleviating musculoskeletal afflictions like carpal tunnel, back pain, and tendinitis, it also has an impressive capacity to balance emotions. The implications are clear for performers who face perpetual blocks that have been unresponsive to conventional approaches or when such approaches have unwelcomed side-effects. Below are five points on how acupuncture helps with audition jitters and jangles.
1. Acupuncture balances overall emotions. Acupoints like Spirit Gate (shen men) and Inner Passage (nei guan) have evocative names describing their function on emotions, i.e., “spirit” and “inner” selves. One of the two Spirit Gate points is on the ear. It is one of the five points used by NADA to treat addiction and the military for post traumatic stress disorder.
2. Acupuncture balances specific emotions. Feelings are assessed within a constellation of contributory factors: body type, dietary propensities, sleep habits, lifestyle, and living environment to name a few. A big picture allows for getting at the root of specific emotional imbalance as opposed to just masking symptoms. This means more than a band-aid approach for determining the root cause of anxiety and treating accordingly.
3. Acupuncture directly affects sensory nerves. Acupoints like Bamboo Gathering (zan zhu) and Master Sensory directly affect the nerves of perception: light, loud, sight…, as well as the habituated reactions stemming from perception. In fact, acupoints’ rate of effectiveness in shifting habituated perception has spawned the discipline of energy psychology, known under various names TAT, MTT, EFT. These self-directed techniques require no needles and produce remarkable results for the most obstinate of conditions.
4. Acupuncture balances the heart. In Chinese medicine our organs are more than production centers of metabolic activity. In fact, our emotions are considered a reflection of the metabolic and hormonal condition of the organs. For example, worry is suggestive of digestive imbalance, possibly related to diet. That said, all emotion is mediated through the heart. The heart acupoint of the ear is also part of the NADA protocol, which is used in the treatment of addiction.
5. Acupuncture balances the liver. If the emotions are mediated through the heart, then the daily flow of emotion is commanded by the liver. Liver is largely regarded as the organ of stress. It bears a close relationship to the heart, for the heart and liver both play important roles in regulating blood, which nourishes body, mind, and sleep.
The effort required in releasing audition jitters and jangles through acupuncture is zilch. There are even non-needle alternatives for those with reservations about needles. Sometimes miraculous breakthroughs happen in a single session, but in reality acupuncture is just a natural medicine that works similar to physical therapy through a course of treatments. Acupuncture is an ancient medicine that views aspects of mind and body as mutually affecting each other. It may be considered a safe and natural avenue for addressing the emotional imbalance that affects personal performance.
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