What is the hallmark of a healthy mind?
It is being able to work successfully with challenging external situations and internal states of mind without shutting down, hardening, or falling apart.
It’s not uncommon or even a problem to face difficult states of mind – including depression, anxiety, and stress. Having a dynamic mental and emotional life is all part of the experience of being human in a complex world. It can become a cause of concern, however, if you find it debilitating or if it starts to impact multiple aspects of your life.
Sometimes the best way to treat anxiety and stress is by addressing mental and emotional imbalances, through counseling, mindfulness practices or lifestyle changes which we can work on together. Other times the most effective approach is actually through treating the body. A holistic approach incorporates treating both.
If you suffer from a chronic mental health condition like depression, or are experiencing acute stress and anxiety, acupuncture and integrative medicine have a long, established track record of providing significant and evidence-based benefits without side effects.
Ongoing stress, anxiety, and depression can take a toll on you and your family. I whole-heartedly encourage people to take the time to invest in their own well-being by addressing any mental health imbalances that may be occurring.
Conditions I commonly treat include:
- Eating disorders
Japanese acupuncture and Chinese medicine can successfully reduce the severity and length of these physiological and mental responses to imbalance.
Our work together is to improve your resiliency so that you feel prepared to navigate any difficult terrain that you might find yourself in.
Photo Credit for Mona Lisa with Acupuncture points: Odin Gutierrez, AP – Life is Qi, Inc.