World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year. But how does Traditional Chinese Medicine such as acupuncture help? Acupuncture has been known to help the following mental illness as this type of illness occurs when there is an imbalance within the body.
-Anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and phobias
-Depression and other mood disorders
-Psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia
Imbalance can come from an excess or deficiency of yin and yang that disrupts the flow of qi or energy through the body. Acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, particularly when used in combination with psychotherapy and herbal treatments. A study in University of Arizona has shown that acupuncture alone could be as effective as other types of treatments for relieving depression symptoms typically used in Western medicine, such as psychotherapy and drugs.
You can relax, knowing we use the hair-thin, disposable needles to stimulate specific areas associated with organ functions in order to restore balance and help our mind and body maintain health. More and more people are looking for a professional who can partner with them, supply information, encourage and use natural approaches that rebalance their mental health. We'd like to be that resource for you, call us today at (703)268-5558.