Approximately 1 in 5 Americans suffer from a form of mental illness according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Mental Illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder cause great hindrances on the lives of those who suffer from such diseases. Sufferers experience a wide variety of symptoms to include social anxiety, loneliness, and adrenaline rushes that cause high blood pressure and racing heartbeats. For many years, the two most common forms of treatments for mental illness have been talking to a therapist and prescription medications. Thankfully, there is another way.
All-natural alternative treatments have been introduced to the modern world over the last decade. These therapies, such as Acupuncture, have brought a new outlook on the necessary treatment of mental illnesses that affect so much of the population; it has given patients hope for healing. Exposure to natural healing methods help ease mental illness symptoms and provide long-lasting relief to those who suffer. Acupuncture uses specialized treatments to improve patients’ emotional well-being and works to provide physical improvements to the body which will improve overall health.
How can Acupuncture reduce mental health illness symptoms?
There are many positive benefits that Acupuncture can provide to suffers of anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and other mental health illnesses. Treatments, such as needling, enable the body to produce hormones that combat products of stress, such as the over-production of Cortisol (the stress hormone) and symptoms such as increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and sweating. Endorphin production, the “feel good” hormone, is triggered when acupuncture treatments are administered. This also enables the body to begin self-healing, tackling the root cause of the mental illness issue and healing the body from the inside out.
Since our emotions are triggered by our brain wave functions, Acupuncture treatments work to reverse the functions that cause negative symptoms triggered by mental illnesses, such as the production of Cortisol. A calm mind will offer clarity, reduce stress, and produce dopamine, another hormone that makes you feel happy. This is helpful for lowering blood pressure, high heart rates and even regulating bodily functions.
Physically, our body responds to stress by becoming unhealthy, weather that is depicted as weight loss or gain, physical symptoms such as sweating, shaking, or turning red, etc. Acupuncture focuses the body on stabilizing homeostasis, which balances the bodily systems enabling them to work together to create the healthiest environment for your body to thrive.
Fast Relief Acupuncture believes that mental health is a top-priority when looking at our client’s overall well-being. To focus on your mental health is to put your present and future first. Instead of relying on temporary fixes, such as prescription medications, try our all-natural, cost-effective treatments to obtain the greatest relief for your mental health illness. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!
My Name is John Kim
I have been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. When I first started my acupuncture career, my primary goal as a practitioner was to help people anguishing from living with pain everyday of their lives. I have seen on numerous occasions what chronic pain can do to a person physically but also seen how it can debilitate a person’s psyche as well.
Throughout the years, I have studied, developed and incorporated a very unique treatment protocol that has successfully treated and effectively reduced pain levels on chronic pain patients. I have combined traditional methods of acupuncture along with modern, research proven techniques to help reduce chronic pain symptoms in a safe, non- chemically addictive, and effective process.
If you have any of the following:
- Headache/ Migraine
- Arthritis/ Stenosis
- Nerve pain
- Neck/Back pain
- Fibromyalgia pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Scar Tissue
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Do not hesitate and contact me!
I am here to help you to feel your very best!