Acupuncture for Mental Health

Emotional well being is an important aspect of overall health. Those who are emotionally healthy are in better control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and are better able to cope with various aspects of life, including managing their physical health. Neglecting your emotional health can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease, weakened immune system, asthma, obesity or high blood pressure.

US Studies on the Effectiveness of Acupuncture for Treating Depression:

The University of Arizona examined the responses of 34 depressed women to acupuncture. They were split into three groups. The first received actual acupuncture treatments. The second received acupuncture where the points for needle insertion were chosen at random instead of as per acupuncture practices, and the third were told they were receiving acupuncture, but no needle was ever inserted.

After 8 weeks, more than half of the women who received specific acupuncture were no longer depressed. 43 percent of the women who received acupuncture specifically for depression experienced a reduction in their symptoms, compared with 22 percent who received general acupuncture and 14 percent who received no treatment. After eight weeks, over half of the women who received specific acupuncture were no longer depressed.

In another study done in UCLA, patients with heart failure were stress tested before and after acupuncture treatments. Patients who received acupuncture treatments had almost no stress responses to the tests, showing the efficacy of acupuncture in affecting sympathetic nerve activity.

Modern Medicine is just now catching up to what Acupuncturists have been practicing for thousands of years. In our practice, we have had success with treating a number of mental health conditions with acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an effective treatment for the following mental health conditions and concerns:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Addiction/Alcoholism
  • Smoking Addiction
  • Weight Loss
  • Panic Disorder
  • Postpartum Depression
  • PMDD

Your Treatment Plan is Unique to You

Depending on your condition and your insurance, acupuncture treatment may be covered. Your treatment plan will be adapted to suit your particular needs. Each condition has its own set of challenges and needs. We will work with you to develop the plan that works for you.

For More Information on Acupuncture for Mental Health

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