Mental Health with Chinese Medicine

Your thinking, feeling, and mood are what make-up your mental health. When the health of your mind starts to decline your ability to relate to others and function each day becomes challenging. Nearly one in five U.S. adults live with a mental illness. Depression is one of the most common symptoms we treat.

Depression and Anxiety

It’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States have had at least one major depressive episode in a given year. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common diseases we treat at the clinic. In Chinese Medicine there are at least 10 different causes of these conditions. First, we use Pulse Diagnosis to determine the cause. Once we are certain of the cause, we can provide a treatment plan. By properly diagnosing the causes of emotional disturbance, we assist our patients in finding the appropriate treatment, even if it is not in our clinic.

Addiction

Addiction creates a body-wide imbalance that affects the physical and mental health of anyone who suffers from this disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) listed 64 medical problems that are considered suitable for acupuncture treatment, including the treatment of smoking, drug, or alcohol addiction. At Acupuncture Huntington Beach, we treat our patients with the most effective methods using both acupuncture and Chinese herbs, which greatly increases the success rate. In many cases, we will also use auricular (ear) acupressure to help the patient retain the effects of acupuncture between treatments. 

ADD, ADHD

These developmental conditions affect around 7% of children and around 5% of adults. Acupuncture offers proven benefits with no harmful side effects.  In Chinese Medicine, the most common causes of ADD are either weakness of the lung, adrenal gland, and thyroid combined with anemia. Additionally, there may be excessive inflammation in the body causing enormous agitation. In either case, Chinese Medicine is a safe alternative and effective treatment, especially with children, in restoring the natural vitality and focus to the human body.

Insomnia

70 million US Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Sleep is the time when your body and mind are fully recovering. Lack of sleep can lead to many other symptoms, such as pain, anxiety, and/or digestive disorders. In Chinese Medicine, insomnia is a symptom of lack of health and function, not simply a disease of its own. Instead of getting a prescription with countless side-effects, many people turn to acupuncture. Insomnia is often the result of a dysfunction in the heart or liver. If blood flow to the heart is slightly diminished the patient will have a hard time falling asleep.

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