Emotional Health: Finding Balance
Like any other kind of health maintenance, our emotional health needs tending to in order to feel grounded, peaceful and content. From anxiety & depression to stress, PTSD, PMS and more, emotionality is a normal part of life – it comes with being human. We stress, we worry, we get anxious or down from time to time. When we are in balance, we are able to experience the upset and anxiety, perhaps strategize ways to manage whatever has triggered it, and then let it pass.
Chronic emotional imbalances, however, are a different story. There are many different reasons why a person may have chronic emotional imbalances, from physiological and biochemical reasons to lifestyle factors and more. Sometimes it can be very hard to determine what is causing it, and therefore how to manage it.
Emotions have a very real, often very physical effect on the body, involving the endocrine (hormone) and nervous system. When we are emotionally out of balance, it may affect everything from appetite and digestion to mood, sleep, energy and overall vitality.
Acupuncture and integrative Chinese medicine are wonderful tools to help balance emotions because they are able to work with the endocrine and nervous system to promote and restore a natural harmony in the body. Using acupuncture along with herbal medicine and nutrition therapy can go a long way in helping a person who is prone to chronic emotional imbalances to feel more grounded and at peace.
Integrative acupuncture can help with: