Many people struggle with anxiety and depression in our society. We are fortunate that, nowadays, it’s more acceptable for people to seek help for problems they’re having with their emotional health. There are many treatment options for people struggling to regain their emotional balance. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) offers treatment that can work together with Western medical modalities, or by itself.
Emotional health imbalance symptoms range from mild to severe, often affecting other areas of a person’s life. Some possible symptoms include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Destructive behavior such as alcohol and drug abuse
- Emotional numbness
- Extreme stress
- Fear of abandonment
- Low self-esteem
- Mood swings
- Relationship and employment issues
- Sense of emptiness
- Sense of disconnect from the world
- Suicidal tendencies
- Withdrawal from the world
It’s difficult to pin down what causes an imbalance in emotional health due to every person being unique. Emotional health imbalances occur due to fluctuating levels of hormones. The imbalance of these key chemicals in the brain can cause a wide range of emotional ups and downs. The chemical imbalance could be due to grief, loss, abuse, genetics, or another health condition.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) considers emotional health to be stagnant or deficient, or that there’s an excess of energy in the body.
Our clients find relief from emotional imbalances with the use of acupuncture and other TCM treatment modalities. Acupuncture jump-starts the body and mind’s natural healing processes, working to bring the processes back into a balanced state. Acupuncture works as a complementary treatment to Western treatment modalities such as medication and psychotherapy, or by itself.