The concept of the highly sensitive person was developed by a woman named Elaine Aron in the early 1990s. Below is a list of symptoms she developed to help people figure out if they fall into the category of a highly sensitive person. If you seem to fit this categorization, take heart. The information on her website will be very helpful. In addition, we have discovered that the Raleigh Acupuncture highly sensitive person treatment is also very helpful. This article will explain how. But first, here is a list of symptoms from Elaine Aron’s website to see if you are a highly sensitive person and what that means.
“Is this you?
- Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens nearby?
- Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?
- Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows?
- Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
- Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?
- Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art?
- Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
- When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?
Raleigh Acupuncture Highly Sensitive Person Treatment – How It Works
We have found in our acupuncture practice that in addition to following the practical suggestions developed by Elaine Aron, acupuncture helps a great deal in easing the symptoms of overwhelm, anxiety and depression.
This is because most of the symptoms you feel as a highly sensitive person are due to internal imbalances that acupuncture can correct. You will have to make behavioral changes in your life at the same time. But the combination (behavioral changes plus acupuncture) will bring fast, lasting relief.
Each person we treat with the Raleigh Acupuncture highly sensitive person treatment will be approached slightly differently. That’s because no two people have the same situation or the same internal imbalances. We will evaluate you when you first come for treatment. The acupuncture you receive will be custom made for your situation.
And the results are very encouraging. You will start feeling better after one or two treatments. The effect is similar to how acupuncture helps people who are also receiving cognitive behavioral therapy. In this case you will be making concrete changes in your life based on the information you have learned about highly sensitive people. At the same time acupuncture will be making organic, structural changes to your internal organ imbalances.
For example, anxiety in Chinese medicine is recognized as heat in the heart. By using acupuncture points to clear heat from the heart, a person’s anxiety is reduced. This is a very straight forward concept that we use in treatment every day, with excellent results. Now add to that behavioral changes to avoid situations that trigger anxiety and you have a one-two punch to improve the quality of your life.
If you think you may be suffering emotionally and physically because you are a highly sensitive person, make an appointment for the Raleigh Acupuncture highly sensitive person treatment. We will be happy to talk with you about it and see if acupuncture can be a part of your return to a more normal, happy life.
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Elaine Arons began researching high sensitivity in 1991 and continues to do research on it now, also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait’s scientific term). Visit Elaine Aron’s website, www.hsperson.com, to read more about it.
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