Emotional and Mental Wellbeing
Chinese Medicine maintains that the myriad of human emotion and mental function (such as concentration, clarity, memory, acuity, worry/calm) both contribute to and are extensions of, physiological function. It’s all one.
It follows therefore that physiological imbalance can lead to emotional imbalance. While entering into a process of self-enquiry to explore areas of emotional or psychological unease with counselling or psychotherapy can be valuable, treating the underlying physiological imbalance can be vital to really change patterns of emotional and psychological distress.
Indeed, Chinese Medicine regards each organ as having an emotional component that empowers us when balanced but drives pathology when unbalanced. Subjective emotional strengths and weaknesses contribute diagnostic information and can often be among the leading symptoms that patients wish to resolve.
Issues that can benefit from Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine include the following:
- Panic attacks
- Feeling stuck in one’s life
- Heavy heartedness
- Anger and irritability
- Feelings of not coping
- Habitual worry
- Low self esteem
- Lack of vision and direction
- Fear of change
- Lack of motivation
- Chronic effects grief
- PTSD (Post traumatic stress disorder)
- Physical symptoms that began after a traumatic shock