Chinese Medicine and Mental Health
The mind has always been at the heart of Chinese medicine. This is because one of its core concepts is that humans are a living constellation of body, mind, and spirit, where each of these functions are a continuation of one another, rather than being separate.
Due to this, the mind has always been studied and considered practically in every health issue treated. And after thousands of years of such practice, Chinese medicine has created numerous ways on how to treat many mental health dysfunctions.
As part of its holistic and unifying way of working, treating this type of problems also involves addressing other physical issues that can be involved as part of the problems, such as digestive dysfunctions, chronic pain, and issues involving women’s health, among others.
The treatments usually involve a combination of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. It can work alongside and support other therapies including counselling and psychiatric interventions. It can also work alongside prescription medication, for which acupuncture tends to be the treatment of choice.
For a complete approach to address a particular mental health issue by Chinese and Western medicine practitioners, book an initial consultation with Oscar at Vitality Hub integrative medical and wellness clinic in Prahran / South Yarra.
Some common conditions treated by Chinese medicine include: