Posted by KaraS on May 8, 2005, at 22:44:53
In reply to RE: Meditation, acupressure » KaraS, posted by JLx on May 8, 2005, at 11:03:55
> > I've been trying some accupressure (tapping) to help relieve anxiety with some mixed results. I really have to practice it a lot more to judge it definitively. I've been meaning to meditate regularly but haven't been disciplined enough. I've often found that focussing on my breath has made me more anxious and so I've been putting off dealing with it or trying to work through that.
> > K
> Boy, I can relate to that. I've been trying to meditate for years and rarely manage it. One "how to" book I have talked about different forms of meditation and suggested simply dropping your gaze downward while keeping your head normally upright. The effect, which I find fascinating, is an automatic deep breath.
> I have also tried acupressure via the book "Instant Emotional Healing" and can't make up my mind if it works or not. Since motivation is always a factor, I wonder if I feel better because I've become motivated enough to do it in the first place. There have been times though when I was sure it helped with acute anxiety.
> I've also tried EFT via Dr. Mercola's website and am unsure about that too.
Same here. I felt sometimes that it helped and other times, it didn't. I had the feeling that if I saw a professional to make sure that i was doing it all right (hitting the right points and doing some of the other things suggested) that it might make a big difference. I haven't been doing it at all lately. I just didn't have the motivation to continue it. I downloaded an EFT manual and looked it over but haven't really pursued that either.
Thanks for the tip on meditating. I'll have to try that the next time I can get myself to meditate.