Samantha Meets: Rebecca Mathiszig-Lee founder of Good Good Acupuncture.
This month I have virtually met with Rebecca Mathiszig-Lee a licenced TCM (traditional Chinese medicine) acupuncturist and naturopath. I know many people can get a bit intimidated by the idea of ‘alternative therapies’ and acupuncture in particular can conjure up images and fears of ‘all those needles’. However, acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine looks at getting to the root cause of any issues and undergoing treatment adjusts your balance and creates an equilibrium. Most people find acupuncture extremely relaxing; A lot of patients have reported arriving at acupuncture, often as a last resort to ongoing conditions, to find utter amazement at the results. Natural medicine is by no means an all or nothing situation, and can be used quite competently alongside other forms of treatment and/or medication.
I approached Bec to see if she would be interested in sharing something on the blog and she has put together a fabulous acupressure at home video for us to follow along with. The focus is on anxiety and calming the nervous system and given the current climate, I hope that you will find the techniques offered helpful. Even if you don’t usually suffer from anxiety these exercises will help you find a sense of calm and help with getting re-centred! This mini foray into acupressure at home is a great introduction into alternative treatments and as you begin to feel the benefits from the practice in this video, I hope you will consider looking into acupuncture with Rebecca.
Rebecca’s 3 Top at Home Acupressure Tips for Calming & Re-Centring
All 3 acupressure points are based around the head area and can easily be carried out anywhere, anytime aiding in reducing anxiety and calming the shen.
Points from video
Point 1 – Du 20 – find the point on the top of your head, once you have found it massage in a clockwise direction or simply tap to stimulate the point.
Point 2 – Shen Meng – Find the spot on the upper ear and apply a good amount of pressure and start to massage with your thumb, this spot can be tender however the benefits are vast. This particular point is great for easing high anxiety and works well for panic attacks.
Point 3 – Yin Tang – Pressure on this point is really calming it also eases headaches. Locate the point in between the eyebrows, gently massage in a clockwise direction. I found that this was the easiest and most effective for me and I can confirm that it eases headaches very effectively!
Rebecca works from a private practice in Dalston East London, as well as offering home visits across North and East London. As is the situation for so many of us currently, Covid-19 had placed a temporary pause on her normal clinic practice and during this time she has been sharing some great content on her social channels. I am very happy to say though that after a lockdown pause, and careful planning and preparation she has opened up a new clinic, Om Therapy in Dalston, alongside 2 osteopaths. PPE is in place to ensure a safe and relaxing treatment: you can book here if interested. She is also offering home visits with a twist and has a great clinic space set up from home where all safety guidelines are adhered to if this would be better suited for you.
You can find all Good Good Acupuncture treatments and prices on her website she also teams up with other practitioners and forms Mount Pleasant Multi-Bed Acupuncture. Here they have 6 treatment beds and chairs over 2 floors, which means up to 6 people can be treated at the same time without a reduction in quality or effect. By doing this they are able to make acupuncture more affordable. Follow her on Facebook or Instagram to be kept up to date with all of her future clinics.
If you are interested in seeking further advise about how acupuncture can help you please do get in contact all contact details are below. Rebecca is also trained to give naturopathic advice to her clients, this training along side her vast experience allows her to treat you on the treatment bed as well as offer dietary and lifestyle advice to take away with you. ‘When people ask what acupuncture and Chinese medicine helps with, the list is long […] My very quick answer is always, ‘there’s a needle to help almost everyone and everything[…] I treat with a holistic approach so this is about you as a whole person: mind, body. Acupuncture will help you to re-balance, and to heal.’