lots of sad people this week. it seems to be the season of breaking up.
emotions are running high for people this week. a lot of tears were shed during treatments.
people told me about crushing anxiety, grieving a recent death, struggling with heartbreak, panic about unemployment, extreme stress because of school, feeling unsettled at new jobs, and worries about big life decisions.
people often use acupuncture to treat lower back pain. sometimes people come in when things are acute- like they’ve just injured it, or they have an old injury that’s bothering them in a new way. some people use regular treatments to try to keep reoccurring lower back pain at bay. this week there was a kind of huge increase in the number of patients with severe lower back pain. it was hard for them to walk, sit, or even lay down. these people explained their pains as eights, nines, and tens on a one to ten pain scale. whoa.
anxiety was also up this week. yikes.
oh, and break ups too. (so soon after valentine’s day. hm.)