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  1. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Elon Musk Infographic   

    I agree. Thank you for sharing. 
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  2. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Burnout   

    As a healthcare professional working with work related injuries and psycho emotional issues daily, I see burnout all the time. 
    Unfortunately, preventing burnout is easier said than done, and comes with a lot of wisdom. 
    The essential components are recognizing early signs, prioritizing self care, and stress management.
    Self care comes in many forms but generally it means getting enough sleep every night, good nutrition, drinking enough water, exercising, and learning were to set your boundaries with stress-producing sources (could be friends, work, family, etc.) 
    People do improve their lifestyles, but with any habit change, it goes back and forth while on a general rate of improvement. So patience is key. 
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  3. AcupunctureFTW added a topic in Main Room   

    Do your Parents help or hurt your video game addiction?
    How do you feel parents play a role in video game addiction? Do you find that nagging you to stop makes you want to play more? Does having game time minimized work? Do you find you want to quit, but once your parents try to force you to stop, you just end up playing again?
    In my own experience, and from working with both parents and video game addicts, parents can easily undo progress. 
    What are some ways you find parents support you in quitting? What are some ways they could do better?
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  4. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic The Warrior's Infinite Opus   

    Hang in there!
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  5. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Destoroyah's Meltdown   

    What great spirit and style!
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  6. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Super Saiyan Journal   

    Maybe he will understand. You never know until you try!
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  7. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Starting out on day 1 of the detox!   

    Great job getting started!
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  8. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic 90 Days   

    Stick with it!
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  9. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Kaizen - The Quest for Neverending Self-Improvement   

    Right on! Glad to hear you are able to contribute more in lectures. 
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  10. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Mhyrions journey   

    You are doing great!
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  11. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic What did you do after quitting gaming?   

    A non-team, competitive sport that requires detail such as fencing might be good.
    As someone who enjoyed PVP and the thrill of going against another human being in real time, fencing fit the bill nicely for me. It is nicknamed physical chess for a reason. It is considered an intellectual sport, requires analysis and planning that needs to be executed precisely and with extremely fast action.
    It also takes advantage of those gamer reflexes.  You can get yourself ranked nationally if you choose to compete in rated matches, too, for "constant, measurable growth." Or just count the bruises you have at the end of each bout, lol.
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  12. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic HAIKU for Gamequitters   

    We are not lab rats
    "Think Outside the Skinner Box"
    Personal Motto
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  13. AcupunctureFTW added a post in a topic Freaking out...   

    You did it!
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  14. AcupunctureFTW added a topic in Main Room   

    Article: Can Acupuncture Help Your Video Game Recovery?
    Hello GameQuitters!
    Recently GameQuitters published an article I authored, titled "Can Acupuncture Help Your Video Game Recovery?" viewable here. It is heavily cited with research, and summarizes the efficacy of acupuncture in treating internet and video game addiction.
    I quit World of Warcraft around seven years ago. I officially deactivated my account eight times, before I finally succeeded for good. I failed seven times. During those seven failures, I did things like putting a keychain authenticator on my account and throwing the keychain behind the couch, randomly typing in a password that I would never remember, cutting off my internet, taking out my video card, and of course uninstalling. 
    A brief summary of my story can be found in the article above, but the short of it is that I eventually found acupuncture. It helped. Often in recovery, especially during those first two weeks, cravings management is very important to prevent a relapse. I found that acupuncture helped me stay on the side of recovery, just enough to continue pushing through.
    Going from 16 hours a day (playing whenever I woke up to whenever I passed out) to quitting was one of the most difficult things I have ever experienced. But it was because it was so challenging that I was able to grow, albeit painfully. 
    Eventually, that pain turned into inspiration. Since then, I have dedicated my life to increasing awareness about video game addiction, and, as a licensed acupuncturist, doing my part to heal others.
    What are your opinions about acupuncture? Is it something that you would be interested in trying? Has anyone already tried it? Let me know!
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  15. AcupunctureFTW added a topic in Meetups   

    San Francisco Bay Area Support Group
    Hello GameQuitters!
    I love this online community! I am working on an in-person support group for anyone quitting video games in the San Francisco Bay Area. Meetings will happen in the Richmond District in San Francisco. Details about the location are here: www.limbicacupuncture.com
    This will be a recurring event on a monthly basis, eventually moving onto weekly. As a former World of Warcraft addict, I found in-person support tremendously helpful for success. Post here or PM me if you are interested in joining and helping yourself and others in recovery!
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