Acupuncture as a treatment for Mental Health

Acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional treatments such as medication or psycho-educational therapy, possibly enhancing their beneficial effects (Courbasson 2007) and reducing unwanted side-effects (Yuan 2007).

Acupuncture v Conventional Treatment Methods

With a stronger emphasis on safely and effectively managing mental health problems, the use of conventional treatment methods has been a cause of concern for some. The use of prescription drugs, such as antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications, can put those who take them at risk of experiencing side effects.

Other conventional treatment methods, such as therapy, are not always effective enough to manage symptoms of these disorders. Alternative forms of medicine, including massage therapy and acupuncture, have been gaining popularity among those who want a more natural treatment method. These types of treatments offer important benefits for those who struggle with mental health problems.

Acupuncture can help

Speak to Gaynor today to find out how she can help you improve your mental health

  • “I wouldn’t normally suffer with anxiety but seemed during my pregnancy, I had excruciating pain in the chest, I thought it was something very serious and was sent to hospital for check-up, I was told it was anxiety, most likely due to me being pregnant,  I had acupuncture and felt instant relief, I continued with my acupuncture treatments throughout my pregnancy to help keep my  hormones balanced and really believe this got me through.”

Find out more about how acupuncture can improve your wellbeing

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