Emotional – Psychological
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Acupuncture is widely used in Asian and Western countries to treat diverse mental health problems. Evaluating the clinical efficacy of acupuncture in depressed mood and other mental health problems poses many methodological challenges because of differences in the severity and comorbidity of mental, emotional, and physical symptoms in study populations; concurrent use of other conventional or CAM treatments; conceptual differences between Chinese medicine and biomedical diagnoses; and the use of individualized acupuncture treatment protocols reflecting the patient’s “energetic” balance.
Acupuncture points to treat the emotional and physical effects of mental health disorders are located all over the body.
There seems to be little sensitivity to the insertion of acupuncture needles. They are so thin that several acupuncture needles can go into the middle of a hypodermic needle. Occasionally, there is a brief moment of discomfort as the needle penetrates the skin, but once the needles are in place, most people relax and even fall asleep for the duration of the treatment.
The length, number and frequency of treatments will vary. Typical treatments last from 30-45 minutes, with the patient being treated one or two times a week. Some symptoms are relieved after the first treatment, while more severe or chronic ailments often require multiple treatments.
Creating Mental and Emotional Wellness with Acupuncture.
We must all occasionally deal with major upheavals or emotional distress at some points in our lives. These events can trigger a host of unexpected feelings and behaviors from depression and panic attacks to major disruptions in sleep and eating. Not only can acupuncture and Oriental medicine alleviate symptoms associated with mental health issues, it can treat the root cause of the problem by helping to rebalance the body's internal environment.
How does it work?
Acupuncture is grounded in the principles of the mind body spirit connection.
There are specific meridians associated with particular emotions, and acupuncture points for mental imbalances. The principle of Chinese Medicine is to inspire proper energy flow in the body to promote healing and wellness.
These are some of the mental health conditions that can be treated with Chinese Medicine:
Attention deficit disorder
Addiction and withdrawals
Post traumatic stress disorder
There has been many studies and research presenting the positive results of acupuncture on mental health. As the Psyche Central article on Acupuncture, Anxiety & Depression states “…acupuncture and other forms of complementary therapies are gradually being proved to be legitimate treatments for anxiety, depression and other illnesses.”