Trauma involves an emotional shock that occurs as a result of an overwhelming event or series or events that a person cannot cope with. It unsettles the mind and can have lasting consequences on emotional and physical health as well.

Signs & Symptoms of Trauma

The patients who come to our clinic in Jerusalem for issues related to anxiety report symptoms such as:

  • Restlessness and racing thoughts
  • Disturbed sleep
  • Nervous habits (such as nail biting)
  • Muscle tension
  • Heart palpitations, breathlessness, dizziness
  • Panic attacks

Over time, chronic anxiety can also produce symptoms of high blood pressure or digestive and skin issues.

Causes of Trauma

Trauma can develop after extreme or repeated physical or emotional events such as

  • Natural disasters
  • A car crash
  • A war experience
  • Extreme emotional loss
  • Being a victim or a witness of violence
  • All forms of childhood abuse and neglect

How we treat Trauma

Traditional Chinese Medicine is very effective in the treatment of trauma, because it involves an investigation of the root causes and physical aspects of a person’s distress, beyond the management of their current symptoms. In our practice, we have found that it can be of tremendous help in crisis situations as well as in the treatment of old trauma.


At the Nei Jing center in Jerusalem, we can help you to overcome these emotional challenges, in synergy with your usual counselor, by using

  • Acupuncture and laser acupuncture
  • Chinese herbs
  • Tuina massage and cupping
  • Reflexology
  • Lifestyle and dietary advice

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Lead Practitioner
Shimon Paul Friedlander

People Say

I first came to Nei Jing about gynecological issues, but soon it became clear that many other health problems I had, especially related to insomnia and low energy, were in fact due to chronic stress because of childhood trauma. I had to do many acupuncture sessions and do a lot of emotional worth on my own, but it was very worth it - even my panic attacks are completely gone now !
Hannah H.

People Say

After I was assaulted two years ago, it gradually became more and more difficult to get out of the house, especially to crowded places in the city center. And I wouldn’t even have described myself as particularly anxious before it happened. I tried yoga as an attempt to get better, and it was my teacher who referred me here. Acupuncture and reflexology were a great help to me, I feel a lot more peaceful now, and I can sleep more easily too.
Abraham G.