Mental illness is very common and can affect us at any age.
One in five (20%) Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year
The most common mental illnesses are depressive disorders, anxiety and substance use disorders
Unfortunately, Depression is the third highest burden of all diseases in Australia and to add to this problem sufferers are often also plagued by other symptoms such as:
Digestive problems (The gut and brain are interlinked)
Chronic Fatigue or lethargy
Aches and Pains
Insomnia or poor sleep
CAN CHINESE MEDICINE OFFER A SUITABLE ALTERNATIVE?
The advantage of Western medicine is the chance for immediate relief. However, long-term use of pharmaceutical interventions can significantly disrupt normal neurotransmitter activity as well as have other undesired side effects.
Since the early seventies, studies around the globe have suggested that treating mental health disorders with acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, particularly when used in combination with psychotherapy and herbal treatments.
For long-term, safer treatment - Chinese medicine (both herbs and acupuncture) may help you on your way to health. Want to know more? Start your journey with us below.
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