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A holistic approach to mental health focuses on responding to symptoms with respect and acknowledgement.
Acupuncture can benefit individuals living with high levels of stress and anxiety disorders. The stress-relieving elements of acupuncture help to also improve emotional regulation, overall mood, and boost overall feelings of wellbeing. Essentially, acupuncture helps by relieving built-up stress that has accumulated over time.
Individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety or stress disorders of various kinds can benefit from acupuncture. Some of these conditions include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Acute Stress Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- and more
Along with helping individuals living with conditions relating to stress and anxiety, acupuncture also aids those living with depressive disorders. Thus, offering an alternative approach to most traditional depression treatments; specifically helping individuals who may be experiencing treatment-resistant depression.
Acupuncture works to relieve symptoms of depression by stimulating areas of the body responsible for the production of vital emotion-managing hormones. Therefore, assisting in the releasing of mood-boosting endorphins which result in feelings of positive feelings and helping with emotional regulation.
Recent medical research indicates that many psychiatric problems are caused by unresolved inflammation in different parts of our brain. Acupuncture switches off inflammation in the brain and many psychiatric problems resolve or significantly improve.