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Calm Your Pre-Performance Anxiety with Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

More than 2,000 years ago, the Chinese began developing a system of health care based on the principles of Qi (pronounced chee), or vital energy, and the 5 elements water, wood, fire, metal and earth. Qi flows through the body via a system of points and channels. Stress, diet, lack of exercise, excessive worry and external influences can all impede the flow of Qi causing stagnation, and ultimately disease. By tapping into specific points, acupuncture can facilitate the free flow of energy. Acupuncture has withstood the test of time because of its efficacy and safety.

How Will It Ease My Anxiety?

Many performers experience acute nervousness, anxiety, worry and fear prior to giving a performance or audition. These emotions can, in some situations, be detrimental to your performance, regardless of how rehearsed you may be. Anxiety and nervousness cause the Qi to move chaotically resulting in faster heart-rate, sweating, palpitations, nausea, headaches, trembling and various other symptoms. By receiving treatments as little as once per week, the body will learn to harmonize and calm Qi so these symptoms subside. You will feel much more confident when you are relaxed, thus more likely to perform your best.

Is It Safe?

One of the most beautiful aspects of Acupuncture is that it is totally safe and it will not interfere with any other treatment you may already be receiving.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does It Hurt?
Unlike getting a shot or have blood drawn, acupuncture needles are very small. You will experience a slight prick and then a heavy sensation around the needle. Most people actually fall asleep during a treatment.

How Long Does a Session Last?
The first session will usually last one and half hours so that a thorough intake and evaluation may be done, as well as a treatment. Return visit will last 45 minutes to one hour.

What Do I Wear to the Appointment?
Wear loose fitting clothing. In most cases patients will remained clothed throughout the treatment, with the exception of a back treatment. In that case, that patient will lie face down on the table and a sheet will be provided. I always work to the comfort level of my patients.

Acupuncture Also Treats the Following:

  • Aches and Pains Anywhere!!
  • Insomnia
  • Asthma & Allergies
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Infertility
  • Common Cold
  • Lethargy
  • Depression
Call Today for a Free Consultation! (212) 315-1412

Kristin Misik is a NY State Licensed Acupuncture Specialist and she is nationally Certified by the NCCAOM.

311 W 43 St., Suite 1101
New York, NY 10036

Questions? E-mail kristinmisik@hotmail.com.

 

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