While quite common in today’s busy, fast-paced society, stress, anxiety and depression can be difficult to overcome. Left untreated, these conditions can become serious problems, which can manifest as digestive difficulties, headaches, hypertension, poor appetite and insomnia. Although it may be impossible to remove stress entirely from your life, it is both essential and possible to lessen the effects with good stress management methods. Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can be an effective method of treatment for these kinds of disorders and the ailments they trigger by targeting individual imbalances and working to create harmony throughout the body.

My treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of each individual patient. Treatment might include nutritional counseling, acupuncture, meditation, visualization, breathing techniques, herbal medicine, and aromatherapy. Recent studies show that acupuncture may be able to affect the levels of neurotransmitters such as serotonin.

Patients may choose to incorporate Traditional Chinese Medicine into their existing course of treatment, or as an alternative. Sometimes drug therapies aren’t working or are a cause of concern for patients, or they wish to discontinue anti-depressants after a period of time. I will work with your physician as needed to create the best course of treatment for you. Ancient Chinese medical texts have written about the link between our emotions affect on health.

Science has since proven the link between emotional state and health.

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