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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Mental Health

Treatment for Anxiety, Low Mood & Depression with Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine and acupuncture can have a profound impact on mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and overall emotional well-being. Rooted in thousands of years of Chinese medical wisdom, acupuncture is a holistic therapeutic approach that involves the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body to restore balance and promote the body's natural healing processes.

 

By stimulating these points, acupuncture can regulate the flow of Qi (vital energy) and address the underlying imbalances that contribute to mental health concerns. Numerous studies have demonstrated the potential benefits of acupuncture for alleviating symptoms of anxiety and depression, making it a valuable complementary therapy in the integrated treatment of mental health disorders. 

Acupuncture Treatment

Chinese therapies that can help with Mental Health are acupuncture, acupressure, moxibustion and herbs.

 

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TCM practitioners believe that physical health issues are connected to a person’s emotional state (and vice versa). Practitioners of TCM view emotions as an integrated aspect of organ functions, and sometimes the root cause of disease. TCM classifies emotions into seven categories, with each emotion corresponding to a particular organ. For example, the lungs are commonly linked to grief and the ability to let go. The seven emotions are anger, joy, fear, worry, grief, fright, and sadness.

To understand Chinese Medicine theory. Imagine your body is a river with water flowing through it. When a tree falls in the middle of the river, it creates havoc at the top and bottom of the river as well. Things like a poor diet, emotional stress, or physical trauma are the equivalent of a tree falling in the river.

Acupuncture attempts to remove the tree and restore the normal flow of energy throughout your body.

In Care Cure Clinic, our TCM treatments are unique for each patient, as every person has a unique constitution and imbalances. As a patient’s symptoms and issues adjust, a practitioner will likely change his or her treatments accordingly.

Regardless of what treatments the TCM practitioner uses or prescribes during a session, the goal is to treat both body and mind.

Healing time depends on the patient and the severity of his or her symptoms. Some patients report relief after just one session of acupuncture. Others may feel a difference within weeks or a month’s time, while still others might take up to several months to feel back to normal. A typical treatment schedule might begin with one to two sessions a week, tapering as the patient’s symptoms begin to improve.

Experiencing problems with mental health

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