Depression, anxiety and fatigue are among the most common health problems we treat at the clinic. By reading the pulse we will determine the cause and the best course of treatment (be it Chinese medicine or something else). Most often the heart and liver are involved and we have good success with milder conditions. More severe conditions such as bipolar and schizophrenia will usually need western drug intervention. Acupuncture works in well with western treatments to improve the efficacy of those treatments.
Not being able to get a good night’s sleep tends to make everything else worse: fatigue, pain, fibromyalgia, digestion issues, anxiety – pretty well everything. Western medications tend to come with a host of unpleasant side effects such as allergic reactions and unusual behaviours. In Chinese medicine the cause of insomnia is usually the heart (when you typically find it difficult to get to sleep) or the liver (when you typically wake during the night for no reason). Chinese medicine very effectively treats these underlying issues to improve your sleep.
Your emotional health can also impact your digestive health leading to IBS, reflux and other gastrointestinal problems.