Chinese medicine for mental health
Mental health is personal and complex, with no singular approach. Western medicine standard care begins with psychotherapy often combined with medications. But where to go when standard care has been exhausted or you simply don’t like to talk?
Since inception Chinese medicine has recognised and placed great importance on the impact and relationship between emotion and disease and that health is a product of balance within the body and mind and between human and the environment.
Mental Health Benefits of Acupuncture
By restoring the correct flow of energy acupuncture can help decrease stress and anxiety thus relieving symptoms including Generalised anxiety, compulsive disorders, panic disorders and post- traumatic stress disorders.
Acupuncture has been shown to relieve depressive symptoms by naturally stimulating the release of endorphins improving mood and assisting emotional regulation.
The importance of quality sleep should not be underestimated in all areas of health. Sleep is when the body and mind can rest and restore. Again, regulating energy can help promote sleep by quietening the mind and increasing relaxation.
Acupuncture is a safe therapy to consider in combination with existing mental health therapies.