Acupuncture can be used to remedy or reduce psycho-emotional complaints. In order to delve into this further, I attended a training course with Mr. Bruno Braeckman followed. He says the following about this:
” Important ancient Chinese medicine texts affirm: “The emotions are the main cause of illness”.
The original acupuncture paid much more attention to the emotional and spiritual backgrounds of health and disease, but the scientific ambition of modern Chinese medicine has led to the “purification” of these aspects from current acupuncture.
However, experience shows that acupuncture is a precise and effective means of venting stagnant emotions and thus restoring the free circulation of Qi, thus restoring joy of life and health.
Our consciousness (Shen in TCM) determines the health of our body.
The common term for “disease” in Chinese is Bing. Exactly translated, however, Bing means “disorders of the heart”, which undeniably means that the body becomes sick mainly from mental, emotional or spiritual causes.
Deficiencies in our natural aspects of consciousness (Benshen or deep beliefs) inevitably lead to weak organ functions. This can be detected and repaired with acupuncture. so that one can (again) enjoy its full potential.
This is the highest form of medicine, “nourishing the destiny”, Bu Ming.”
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It is important here that the acupuncturist can distinguish between “excessive” emotional states (external stress) and more internal “deficiencies”, weakening certain aspects of the Shen, of our deep beliefs.
To achieve this goal, however, the Excesses must first be cleaned up.
Excessive or prolonged emotions (Qing) can be sickening, especially if we label them as “negative” and compete with them. At first this will hinder the free circulation of Qi (energy) in certain meridians, but rather quickly these subtle disturbed energies penetrate to disrupt the organ functions as well. For example, persistent recurring or intense emotions can lead to health problems. Fear, sadness, guilt, hatred, resentment, etc. cause a feeling of tearing, loneliness, cramping, stiffening, cringing…opposite to the natural, energizing, warm, radiating and connecting effect of the feeling of love that is the basis of life and health.
Ghosts or Gui (pronounced: gkwei) are compulsive behavior patterns that arise from unprocessed emotions or traumatic experiences. Almost everyone walks around with small or large ghosts: everyone has experienced something that left a deep impression that can cause the derailment of a physical or psychological function.
A ghost can also arise gradually, very unnoticed, for example as a result of a lack of parental affectionate warmth or of compelling cultural or religious beliefs. This can destroy the natural consciousness and disturb the deep beliefs, which can be the cause of aberrant feelings such as depression, inferiority, jealousy, envy, suspicion, fear of failure, aggressiveness etc. which in turn can become the deeper cause of illness.
In threatening situations, a reflex reaction can be a necessary self-protection: fighting for one’s life, jumping away from a speeding car, but also erasing, ‘forgetting’ unbearable events (such as child abuse or incest).
The painful experience (physical and/or emotional pain) is little or not ‘processed’ in the original situation, but remains imprinted in the subconscious as a snapshot.
A new stress (subconsciously experienced as ‘analogous’ to the original stress) can – sometimes years later – activate this cliché and provoke the same reflex response. This reaction pattern, which may have been necessary and appropriate originally, is now no more, it becomes an unwanted over-reaction.
When turned on permanently, this emotional charge becomes a Gui, a ghost that is constantly ready to respond with a compulsive behavior or a physical complaint.
This can be compared to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), in which the unprocessed emotions in the limbic system of the brain cause stress in the central nervous system or in the hormonal system.
According to Chinese medicine, certain strong emotions can penetrate into the Jing, the hereditary energy: so-called inherited ghosts. Modern epigenetics also proves that traumatic stress can leave traces in the genetic pattern. These are then passed on over different generations and are the cause of various complaints.
Fortunately, even this emotional charge can be detected and eliminated with acupuncture.”