Why Should I Learn to Meditate at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture?

By Dr. David Blake Jones, DACM, LAc, MSPH

Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture offers an easy to learn, easy to practice meditation technique called Primordial Sound Meditation (PSM). Through PSM, we do not force the mind to be quiet, we simply enter the quiet that is already there, buried under the 50,000 thoughts the average person thinks every day.  Learning this technique is an excellent option for many reasons. Below, I will briefly discuss two and then explain why learning it from the instructor at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture is a great choice.

First, everyone, no matter how “evolved” or “enlightened,” faces stress.

Stress is simply the experience of frustration over an unfulfilled desire.  It does not matter if that desire is to be wealthy, to win someone’s love, or for a red light to turn green, if a desire goes unfulfilled, it causes stress. What is surprising to most people is that even if only at a sub-conscious level, our minds interpret a frustrated desire and thus, stress, as a threat to our survival!  Because stress activates physiological changes that are long term, highly destructive to our health and wellbeing, it is especially important for each person to learn how to manage stress.  Regular Primordial Sound Meditation practice is indeed the most practical thing you can do for your health for it is a powerful disease prevention tool (See examples of scientific research on PSM and other similar techniques at https://www.atlantarestorativeacupuncture.com/scientific-research-on-meditation/).  But the effects of regular PSM practice go beyond self-help.  PSM is an effortless way to manage stress and even transcend it so that we can transform our negative experiences, help ourselves, and ultimately help the world.  When we cultivate inner peace, we help to foster peace outside ourselves.

This inner peace does not result from external things.  Someone once said that happiness for a reason, is just another form of misery. PSM brings us in touch with the part of our-self that is always happy or in bliss, beyond circumstances.

Why Should I Learn to Meditate

The second reason why you should learn to practice PSM is the role of meditation in pain management.

People who are in chronic pain are often overly sensitized to pain.  Meditation is an especially helpful practice for helping to desensitize people in chronic pain.  Combined with gentle Acupuncture techniques, the use of the Alpha Stim device (available at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture), a patient practicing a solid meditation technique like PSM can expect to have especially good (greater pain reduction, less sensitivity, and faster healing) results from a treatment protocol.  In fact, one study that examined neuroimaging of meditation’s effect on brain reactivity to pain, showed that five months practice of a technique like PSM, TM, led to 40-50% fewer voxels responding to pain in the thalamus, prefrontal cortex, and total brain.  See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2170475/ to learn more about this study

Third, although PSM is easy to learn and easy to practice, it is important to have solid instruction.

There are subtleties to meditation practice that are best shared by a long-time practitioner of PSM who has been practicing and teaching for many years.  Dr. David Blake Jones, DACM, Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture’s certified Primordial Sound Meditation instructor, has been teaching meditation since 2006, after practicing the technique for about 10 years.  His long experience with the technique and as an instructor makes him an obvious choice for people on the path of inner growth.

Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture’s meditation classes are perfect for you.

Finally, if you have an interest in taking a meditation class, but do not believe you have the time to attend weekly sessions that may or may not help you be able to meditate on your own, Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture’s meditation classes are perfect for you.  Aside from a brief 10 to 15-minute interaction with Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture’s PSM instructor, Dr. David Blake Jones, DACM, you do not need to attend a meditation class either in person or via Zoom.  The great majority of the Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture Primordial Sound Meditation class (about 3 and ½ hours long) is now offered via sessions of online recordings.  So, you can learn the Primordial Sound Meditation technique at your own pace.

The cost to learn PSM is only $395, or $295 if you are a patient at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture. This price is an extremely wise investment given the long-term health and wellness benefits that come from regular meditation practice.

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Why you should learn to meditate?

Many people think of it as a way to reduce stress and develop concentration. People also use the practice to develop other beneficial habits and feelings, such as a positive mood and outlook, self-discipline, healthy sleep patterns, and even increased pain tolerance.

What is the main purpose of meditation?

The main purpose of meditation is to strengthen your conscious mind so you can use your conscious mind to understand yourself, gain better control over your mind and body and get access to higher intelligence.

Testimonial

Dr. Jones is a great doctor - very knowledgeable in TCM, meditation and holistic modalities. I originally came for digestive issues, but have got help with multiple issues over the few months I've been coming. I recently had TMJ pain for weeks that he was able to relieve after just one session. Has great bedside manners, will chat or be quiet and peaceful, whichever you're in the mood for. Thanks Doc!

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Chloe Asbell
Chloe Asbell
18:21 26 Aug 21
I was in pain for a year and after one session I definitely feel a noticeable improvement in my neck and back pain... associated with TMJ!read more
Jaye Marie Spangler
Jaye Marie Spangler
14:37 20 Aug 21
5 stars all around. Dr. Jones is great at listening, at assessing, at treating, and is just a pleasure to be around. I... also like how he keeps up to date on current research in the medical and acupuncture world. Really happy that my husband and I found Dr. Jones.read more
Sudi H
Sudi H
02:54 20 Aug 21
I had no idea what acupuncture could do and was not sure if it would be any help at all. I had to deal with back pain... for over four years. I went for Epidural shots, some other shots, radiofrequency ablation which was extremely painful , physical therapy, and still nothing helped. I was in pain every day by the time I finished work and spent the rest of the day (and night) on the sofa. I quit going to the gym because I just could not handle the pain and did not go out much at all. Doctor Jones saved my life! I felt a big difference from the very first visit but I could not believe it. I thought it was just temporary relief and the pain will be back soon! It was more like a miracle. It's been two months now that I keep going just to make sure that the pain won't ever come back! I go only once a week now and will cut back more later on. He helped me in many ways other than just acupuncture. He gave me exercises that also helped with my lower back and tips on almost any health question that I had in regards to how handle my back. His bed manners are impeccable, and he has a heart made of gold. I started going back to the gym about four weeks ago and already lost five pounds. I feel like I am a human again and can live a full life. : ) I can't thank Dr. Jones enough, he gave me a new life when I almost totally lost hope. Go see him first before you throw your money on physical therapy and expensive surgeries. Do YOURSELF a favor. I would recommend him to anyone who complains about a chronic pain or anything else for the rest of my life. Thank you, Dr. Jones! Thank you, thank you, thank you!read more
Adam Girardot
Adam Girardot
23:05 13 Jul 21
Dr. Jones is a great doctor - very knowledgeable in TCM, meditation and holistic modalities. I originally came for... digestive issues, but have got help with multiple issues over the few months I've been coming. I recently had TMJ pain for weeks that he was able to relieve after just one session. Has great bedside manners, will chat or be quiet and peaceful, whichever you're in the mood for. Thanks Doc!read more
Tiago Duarte
Tiago Duarte
17:49 24 Apr 21
I had a bad elbow and Dr. Jones did a really good job. I felt very safe being his patient.Thank you Dr.
Ashley Murray
Ashley Murray
04:44 18 Apr 21
Dr. David at Atlanta Restorative Acupuncture is great! He’s very knowledgeable about the various trigger points within... the body to help alleviate pain and discomfort. He made my problem shoulder feel brand new!read more
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
HAIRCCULTURE TV Aries Porter
13:48 06 Apr 21
My experience with Dr Jones was nothing short of a miracle. I had never had Accupuncture before but had done my... research and knew it would help my knee pain. My 12 sessions were therapeutic and healing . My knee pain has reduced significantly and my emotional state of mind has blossomed. The ambiance is quiet, clean and relaxing. Dr Jones is thorough, thoughtful, and an expert in this field. I highly recommend him and the art of Accupuncture to anyone with pain, emotional baggage or over sensitivity in general. Thanks Doc!read more
Lindsey Wright
Lindsey Wright
16:12 24 Mar 21
What a great experience! In just 6 sessions Dr. David Jones was able to help me release a lot of stored trauma and my... sleep improved significantly!read more
Jamel Griffin
Jamel Griffin
01:19 10 Feb 21
Dr. Jones was amazing!!! He is thorough, thoughtful, and professional. I left feeling refreshed, relaxed, and... invigorated. I will definitely be visiting his practice again in the future. Whether your having acupuncture for the first time or have had it many times before....treat yourself to a visit with Dr. Jones!read more
Tara V Robinson
Tara V Robinson
02:22 08 Feb 21
OMG, Dr. Jones is AWESOME! He thorough, attentive and patient. He treats you in accordance to your needs. He makes you... feel warm and welcomed. He is Atlanta's best kept secret.read more
Carl Crespi
Carl Crespi
13:22 19 Dec 20
Dr Jones treated me for a pinched nerve and torn rotator cuff. He is a great educator, and explained how the muscles... and nerves work within the body. I experienced improvements after each visit, and now am exercising my shoulder without any pain or limitations. I expect a 100% recovery thanks to Dr Jones.read more
Zuheiry Christopher
Zuheiry Christopher
23:41 18 Dec 20
I came to see Dr. Jones a day after my carpal tunnel surgery was cancelled as an alternative to avoid surgery. It has... been the best decision of my life. On my first session I immediately felt relieved, no pain, numbness or tingling. I have been seeing Dr. Jones for 8 weeks and my carpal tunnel symptoms are long gone. Dr. Jones is very passionate at what he does a true professional, empathetic and a great doctor. I’m happy I found him and the relief he has provided me for my condition.read more
Alfons Dovana
Alfons Dovana
22:22 30 Nov 20
I came in to see Dr. David for knee pain and digestion issues. I was very shocked at how fast I saw improvements after... 2 treatments. His office was very relaxing and I was very comfortable during both treatments. I did not feel the needles and I look forward to going back for more treatments.read more
Corey McIntosh
Corey McIntosh
19:58 30 Nov 20
Thanks to Dr. Jones' help, I'm smoke-free! (13 weeks, today). I stopped August 31st. In the past, I've tried... everything. Nicotine patches...nicotine gum...cold turkey...hypnotherapy. But the acupuncture, combined with meditation really helped me. Seems like maybe it's going to "stick" this time. Thank you for your help, Dr. Jones!read more
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n i
03:29 03 Nov 20
David Blake Jones is, and has been, invaluable to me for his treatment of my severe neck pain, TMJ, anxiety, and... IBS.One of a team of specialists working with me to counteract the effects of these syndromes and problems I have been experiencing for about five years, within months he greatly reduced the frequency of my former daily panic and anxiety attacks to almost nil; the "brain fog" has subsided, and the incidents of IBS have lessened. My neck pain has improved dramatically, as well as the TMJ.David has a great "bedside manner," as he takes the time needed to listen to my concerns and physical complaints, and is willing to try various techniques to alleviate pain and bring me back to a healthful state. He suggests complementary treatment, if warranted, and makes himself available between appointments for questions and needed encouragement.N.P.Los Angeles, CAread more
Leslie Harwell
Leslie Harwell
14:10 23 Sep 20
Dr. Jones is a fantastic listener, and really takes the time to work through with you what your issues are and a plan... to approach and fix them. I came with acute back and neck pain, and it was completely resolved in two sessions, and he provided great guidance on at home exercises to compliment. Will definitely be going back and recommend to anyone!read more
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