Depression might be the No. 1 on the list but we see much more variety of symptoms and conditions these days. Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, PTSD, psychosis, anxiety disorder, major depression disorder, personality disorder can be small lists of diagnosis you might get for your loved one. The severity of symptoms can range from temporary and mild to severe enough bothering everyday life. Many young people including children suffer from mental issues these days due to competitive nature of modern lives as well as what we eat everyday. Early intervention(psycological counseling) would help in mild cases but patients easily choose chemical treatment options. However, those medication can give some relief but no cure with big side effect.
When the symptom gets severe, counseling might not be working efficiently because the patients cannot think logically or rationally. In Oriental medicine, there are more options to choose customized to each patient. We use acupuncture and/or herbal medicine to improve the symptom as well as other physiological issues such as sleeping, digestion, bowel movement and urination. It could also treat pains and inflammations since it increases overall circulation of energy and blood in the body. Depending on the condition, treatment peroids might last 2 - 6 month.
When you recover from the mental issues and other symptoms, it is very important to maintain your health by controlling your diet(mostly with the list of food you should avoid and portion control) and keeping regular exercise routine. Changing your diet can be challenging but it would get easier when you realize which food can make you healthy or not. We can guide you thru treatment, diet and counselling to get over those mental issues as well as maintaining healthy life style.