According acupuncture and Chinese medicine, the root causes of many mystery syndromes such as migraines, insomnia, and bipolar disorder stem from our bodies suffering a diminished capacity to self-regulate. Western medical scans and tests are inconclusive many times because the illness is not physical yet; it's on an energetic level, and our bodies as energetic systems (skeptics turn on some speakers and explain the buzzing noise that happens when you touch the little metal doohickie that plugs into your computer or stereo) are impacted in a real way by the outside energies to which we subject ourselves. Whether it's HD TV, Excel spreadsheets, Netflix, or Call of Duty, technology has provided us a veritable unlimited supply of "virtual caffeine". The tragedy is even though we know all these things cause the mental fatigue, lack of focus, and foggy thinking that over time cause bigger issues, the ubiquitous nature of these "digital durgs" makes withdrawing from the cyber rat race difficult to say the least.
Shen Men: helps reduce anxiety, calm the mind, and restore a sense of authentic joy
Sympathetic: helps relax the nervous system and take your body out of "fight, flight, or freeze" mode
Kidney: helps clear the kidneys, reduce fear, and increase willpower for kicking an addiction
Liver: helps aid the detoxification of the liver, reduce frustration, and give a sense of hope for overcoming addiction
Lung: helps clear the lungs, reduce tightness and constriction in the chest, and restore the sense of connectedness to something bigger than yourself
This combination of points is so effective that people all over the world (including Hollywood stars) are having them activated with acupuncture pins or other techniques to help restore balance and well-being to their lives. Even a gentle self-ear massage works wonders! My selfish hope for the world is that community and group acupuncture clinics will become as commonplace as coffee shops and fast food restaurants, giving everyone a chance to "unplug" from our digital lives and tap into a deeper sense of peace, happiness, and and well-being.