A stressed anxious and unwell woman

Acupuncture and Emotional Disorder

Emotional disorders are very common in our society and include depression, stress, anxiety, etc. Although, everyone feels downhearted and worried at times, these feelings usually pass after a couple of days. If the feelings occur often, they start to interfere with daily life.

Emotion well-being

Symptoms affecting a person's emotional well-being such as loss of interest in enjoyable activities, irritability, low self-esteem, worry, disturbed sleep, irritability, poor concentration and lack of motivation are common.  

Physical Symptoms

Physical symptoms such as sweating, nausea, diarrhoea, dry mouth, palpitations, shortness of breath, dizziness, cold hands, muscle tension and aches, trembling and twitching can occur. Some illnesses like irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, tension, headaches and back pain can become worse because of stress and depression. Current Western medical intervention usually involves the prescribing of anti depressants which sometimes have side effects and a patient can suffer from withdrawal symptoms when the drugs are discontinued.

Our Clinic

At our Manchester (Altrincham) clinic, we provide treatments such as Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine to help with these emotional disorders. On arrival at our Manchester (Altrincham) clinic, a patient will be assessed and treatments will be suggested.. Dysfunction of the liver which leads to the deficiency of qi and blood can cause the problems. Therefore, the aim of the main treatment is to soothe the liver and regulate the circulation of qi.

Chinese Traditional Medicine offers the following treatments to soothe the liver function and balance the qi:-

Acupuncture treatment

Acupuncture points selection:Hegu(LI4), Taichong(LR3), Sanyinjiao(SP6), Zusanli(ST36), Neiguan(PC6), etc.

Classic Chinese herbal medicine:

Free and Easy Wanderer is prescribed.

For more information of how Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine may help with emotional disorders, please contact the Manchester (Altrincham) clinic.