According to “MAYO CLINIC”, Mental illness, also called mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions — disorders that affect your mood, thinking and behavior. Examples of mental illness include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and addictive behaviors.
A mental illness can make you miserable and can cause problems in your daily life, such as at school or work or in relationships. Tradition way use a combination of medications and talk therapy (psychotherapy) to control the mental issues. Nowadays, more and more people also seek acupuncture treatment.
Why acupuncture can treat mental issues
Traditional Chinese Medicine ties mental health with internal organ health. For example, long-term overwhelming stress and excess working could overload liver function and cause Liver deficiency . Liver deficiency will lead to fatigue, insomnia, dry eyes, shoulder and neck tension, angry, anxiety and even panic attack.
Acupuncture therapy by enrich and restore liver energy , will ease stress and make patient relax and happy again.
Here are some mental issues that acupuncture may treat :
A sleep disorder can affect your overall health, safety and quality of life. Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to drive safely and increase your risk of other health problems
There are many different types of sleep disorders.
Acupuncture can treat the following sleep disorders
- Difficult falling asleep
- Disturbed sleep
- Shallow sleep and wake up tired
- Wake up in the mid-night, not able to fall asleep again
- Daytime sleepiness (Hypersomnia)