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  • Olga Orraca L.Ac, MSTCM

Acupuncture and herbal medicine for anxiety and depression

Per the Anxiety and Depression Association of America 40 Million people suffer from anxiety and depression in the U.S. They say that anxiety and depression is the most prevalent mental illness. Excessive worrying, fear, feeling of impending doom, insomnia, nausea, palpitations, trembling, are just a few symptoms these people experience on a daily basis.

The conventional Western medicine approach to alleviating mental illness centers around two main treatments prescription drugs and psychotherapy. While these approaches do have scientific support, they can cause uncomfortable side effects, are often expensive, and/or tend to focus only on suppressing symptoms. Furthermore, not everyone responds well to this approach and often leads to treatment-resistant depression a term used when treatment no longer helps.

Chinese Medicine practitioners focus on healing the individual rather than simply treating or masking symptoms of a disease. With the support of their practitioners, individuals utilizing acupuncture and herbs for anxiety and depression embark on a journey of restoring body, mind, and spirit.

Chinese medicine has been practiced for thousands of years and is still popular today in societies around the world. At a time when mental emotional mood disorders are on the rise, health experts and individuals are looking for effective treatment with minimal to no side effects.

If you are interested in discovering how Chinese medicine can benefit you, book your free consultation here on our site or call 910-782-7333.

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