Depression might be the No. 1 on the list of mental health issues but we see much more variety of symptoms and conditions these days. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, anxiety disorder, major depression disorder, personality disorder can be lists of diagnosis you might get from the doctors for your loved one. The severity of symptoms can range from temporary and mild to severe enough disrupting everyday life. Many young individuals suffer from mental issues these days due to competitive nature of modern lives as well as what they eat everyday. Early intervention(psycological counseling) would help in mild cases but patients easily choose chemical treatment options. Even though those medications can give some relief but those are not a cure but with big side effect.
When the symptom gets severe, counseling might not be working efficiently because the patients cannot think logically or rationally. In Oriental medicine, we believe that physiological conditions such as sleeping, digestion, bowel movement and urination are closely related your mental condition. We have acupuncture protocols and herbal medicine formula to treat those physiological conditions and they can improve mental conditons as well. They could also treat pains and inflammations since it increases overall circulation of energy and blood in the body. Depending on the condition, treatment peroids might last 3 - 6 months.
When you recover from the mental issues and other symptoms, it is very important to maintain your health by controlling your diet(mostly with the list of food you should avoid and portion control) and keeping regular exercise routine. Changing your diet can be challenging but it would get easier when you realize which food can make you healthy or not. We can guide you through treatments and diet counselling to get over those mental issues as well as maintaining healthy life style.