Acupuncture and Grief

Acupuncture and Grief

“Grief is the hardest work we do on earth” a therapist told me years ago.

Saturday I received the call most of us dread.  My mother had just died.  For several days, I cried, woke up in the middle of the night with an aching chest.

Yesterday, four days later, I received acupuncture for the first time.  While it did not take the grief away by any means, it lightened the intensity.  My heart felt some spaciousness, I slept through the night for the first time since hearing the news.  I felt calmer and more peaceful today when the waves of sadness came.

If you have recently had a loss of any kind, I encourage you to consider acupuncture as part of your healing and coping.  Secreting endorphins from the brain and helping to restore some peace to your system, and helping with sleep can make all the difference in allowing some grace in the process of healing acute loss and grief.

If you need support navigating through a loss, please don’t hesitate to call Sedona Holistic Medicine at (503) 241-5094.

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