Counselling and Acupuncture
The following wording has been prepared by , to describe the range of therapies offered by clients, in this case counselling and acupuncture. This wording is not the responsibility of the Adlerian Society, and is not endorsed by the Adlerian Society
The mind therapies of counselling and psychotherapy feature most prominently amonst the disciplines offered by clients, although traditional chinese medicines such as acupuncture are also important. Some practitioners or clinics also offer more than one therapy and will tailor their treatment to meet an individual clients needs. Acupuncture is a complementary therapy and is the procedure for inserting and manipulating fine needles into specific body points on the body often to relieve chronic pain, back pain, arthritic or neck and shoulder pain, and other therapeutic purposes. It is an holistic therapy often used to aid relaxation and so may be very useful in combination with counselling when a client is seeking to cope with stress, depression or anxiety.
Chinese medicine is the use of plants and trees in the treatment of imbalances and disease. Chinese medicine aims to treat the source of the condition, and observes that good health is about balance - maintaining the physical, mental and emotional balance within the body as a whole which means it may prove useful for treating infertility, pre menstrual tension and menopausal symptoms. Skin conditions such as acne and eczema may also respond well along with hay fever.
Treatment with acupuncture can redirect and channel the body's natural response mechanisms and so may be effective for clients suffering with insomnia, high blood pressure, migraines or irritable bowel syndrome. These conditions in themselves often cause you to feel miserable and acupuncture aims to stimulate the body's own natural healing response to restore vitality and balance. If you are feeling low as a result of illness or a traumatic life event, then acupuncture has the potential to combine with counselling in helping to regain a feeling of well being.