Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

Can Acupuncture help with Depression and Anxiety? The answer is always yes. We have treated many patients suffering with Anxiety of varying degrees, Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression is a powerful treatment.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views Anxiety not simply as a brain dysfunction, but more as an  organ dysfunction manly the digestive system. Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression is extremely effective.

In TCM theory, each of the Zang Organs plays a role in the emotions. Emotions and organ’s health are intimately connected. Zang organs can develop imbalances and dysfunctions due to dietary, environmental, lifestyle, and hereditary factors.

Worry, dwelling, or focusing too much on a particular topic and excessive mental work are symptoms of a Spleen disorder.
Lack of enthusiasm and vitality, mental restlessness, depression, insomnia, despair are symptoms of a Heart disorder.
Liver emotional symptoms are anger, resentment, frustration, irritability, bitterness, and “flying off the handle.” Etc.

Acupuncture seeks to address body, mind, emotions and spirit. The goal is to create harmony within ourselves and the world. Acupuncture can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself.

Positive changes in lifestyle and exercise are also very valuable to the anxiety sufferer. Activities such as Tai Chi, Meditation  and Yoga are excellent forms of mind-body exercise that can improve the ability to control both Anxiety and Depression.

Diet plays an important part in the treatment of anxiety. Too many refined sugars, for example, can cause wild fluctuations in blood sugar and insulin levels, which can significantly affect one’s mood and mental health. They also deplete B vitamins and Zinc from the body, which can affect the nervous system. Excessive amounts of caffeine can create “toxic heat” in the liver, causing a rise in anger and anxiety. As an adrenal stimulant, caffeine can ultimately lead to adrenal exhaustion and depression.

Would you benefit from specialised Acupuncture? Please call Peter on 0411 577 620 to discuss how Acupuncture can specifically support you and your health needs or alternatively, click here to book your appointment today.


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