Acupuncture Can Help You Feel More Emotionally Balanced
Acupuncture offers an excellent alternative treatment for emotional imbalance, addressing outward symptoms as well as any underlying causes so that you can stay balanced even when the course of treatment is over. Some acupuncture points induce a state of relaxation, some help you unwind and release tension, while others are more restorative, helping you to feel more energized and emotionally resilient. If you are taking prescription medications, acupuncture can also be an excellent supportive therapy. Or, if you are working with your doctor to wean off a medication, it can help ease the transition and any possible withdrawal symptoms.
What I Treat
Some of the emotional imbalances I commonly treat include anxiety, depression, stress, panic attacks, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Premenstrual Syndrome, bipolar disorder, grief, postnatal depression, and shock. Generally, these types of conditions respond well to treatment. The vast majority of patients often begin to feel a difference with the first treatment, sometimes even during their initial treatment. Also, unlike prescription medications, the effect of the treatments feels very natural, and negative side effects are rare.
Complementary, Supportive Therapies that Enhance Acupuncture
Chinese medicine is so much more than just acupuncture. I am also trained in herbal medicine, 5-element nutrition, and different types of traditional hands-on techniques. I find that these complementary therapies can help enhance the effects of acupuncture. For example, there are multiple calming formulas for stress and anxiety that can help address your symptoms from the inside out. Nutritional adjustments can help balance emotions by detoxifying accumulations that are making you feel off, or by replenishing systems that have been depleted by long-term stressors and hands-on techniques can help release muscle tension. Acupuncture is the fundamental therapy upon which all of my treatments are built, but my toolbox also includes Chinese herbal medicine, 5-element nutrition, ba guan (cupping), tui na (Chinese medical massage), zhi ya (acupressure), chi nei tsang (internal organ massage), gua sha (massage with jade and horn tools), and topical herbal formulas for pain. If your condition would benefit from any of these traditional techniques they are included at no extra charge. Please click here for more information about my combination treatments.