On Monday I had a wonderful guest give some great tips on reducing anxiety and taking charge over anxiety.
I struggled with extreme anxiety as a child and a young adult, and feeling like I have loosened the grips of anxiety over my life makes me feel so free.
But recently, as I was preparing for my role in filming The Grounded and traveling down to interview two moon walking astronauts... well, I was pretty nervous.
I’ll admit it, very very very nervous.
Trouble sleeping, knot in my stomach, insecure about everything from what I look like to if I’d remember what I wanted to say as I approached these heroes…
…well, let’s just say my anxiety returned.
One of the things that really grounded me was lots and lots of earthing, which I explain here.
And it was really awesome that I was able to be barefoot while interviewing the astronauts, because I could feel the comfort and support of the earth the entire time I was in the spotlight.
But the other thing that really made a HUGE difference in my ability to cope with the situation was acupuncture.
Acupuncture is one of my favorite recommendations for anxiety.
- As the acupuncture needles go into place I can literally feel the energy drop down from my over-active mind and just soothingly vibrate down through my body.
- It is such a release and also longer lasting then other body work that I’ve tried.
- For me, it is just longer lasting and more effective than a deep tissue massage, more physical than Reiki, and more grounding then meditation.
The high cost of private acupuncture kept me away from trying acupuncture sooner, until a dear friend told me about Community Acupuncture. This is an amazing organization that is dedicated to making acupuncture available and affordable to communities across the country.
You can check out their website to find the acupuncture clinic closest to you.
I absolutely adore my local clinic in Summerville… if you give it a try please tell the beautiful practitioners there that I said hi!!!!!
Allison is the lovely soul that helped me get grounded and get relief when I was nervous before the movie filming, and continues to work her magic whenever I am lucky enough to get a chance to go into the Summerville clinic and have some me time. I recently brought my daughter in to give acupuncture a try and she absolutely loved it too! Please tell Allison I sent you!
Back to my story… I went in and saw Allison for acupuncture several times before my movie filming and just left each time feeling like a totally different woman.
Centered, calm, grounded… out of my worry and into the excitement and the adventure, present for what was unfolding.
If anxiety is something you deal with, I highly recommend you give acupuncture a try!
And if you already love acupuncture, do me a favor and leave a comment below letting others know what acupuncture has done for you… what different conditions it has treated and improved in your life… to give other readers just the nudge and inspiration they may need to go for it!
I know at my clinic in Summerville, the first session is absolutely free, so there is nothing to lose and so much to gain from going with an open mind.
PS — I’ll be taking next week off from my blog to celebrate the 4th of July with my family and to prep for the Earthing and Weight Loss study I’m running that starts on Friday the 6th.
I’ll be back to my blog full-time in the second week of July and I look forward to sharing the earthing study results (and how you can find the same results at home!) with you as it unfolds! xoxo