Mental Health & Traditional Chinese Medicine
Everyone encounters emotional distress or major upheavals in their lives that can trigger a wide range of unexpected feelings. Major disruptions to their daily functioning (sleep, exercise and diet), or clinical disorders (depression, anxiety, PTSD, DID, etc). Mental health & Traditional Chinese Medicine have always been connected: in Chinese medicine, mental health problems are viewed as imbalances between the yin and yang energies of the body, including consideration of lifestyle, diet, and constitution.
Emotional and physical disruptions produce an imbalance of Qi in the meridians: acupuncture can be an adequate modality for treating mental health issues because treatment plans are custom and address root causes of patterns by helping to restore balance at all levels, spirit, body and mind. This is often best achieved in an integrative setting (along with psychotherapy, somatic experiencing, EMDR, CBT/DBT, etc). If you experience a psychiatric emergency call 911 or 988.