Acupuncture is a holistic healing treatment that has been practiced and studied for over 2,500 years and is derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It involves painless insertion of very thin needles through your skin at strategic points on your body (Mayo Clinic, 2020). Acupuncture is used as an alternative treatment to heal pain and many other physical and mental health conditions.
In ancient Chinese medicine, it is believed that there is a life energy flowing through one’s body known as the term Qi (pronounced Chee). According to ancient Chinese medicine, when the body’s energy flow becomes unbalanced or interrupted, illness occurs. Stimulating specific points of the body using acupuncture can help rebalance energy flow. Different points in the body are said to hold different energy. These points are:
- Liver – Anger, jealousy, resentment
- Heart – Mania
- Spleen – Anxiety
- Lungs – Grief and sadness
- Kidney – Depression
What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?
Studies have shown that treating mental health issues with acupuncture has a holistic and positive impact on the body when combined with psychotherapy. Typical acupuncture treatments last anywhere from five to 30 minutes and usually require one to two treatments per week. Symptoms may be relieved after one treatment or may require multiple treatments for more chronic conditions. This form of alternative medicine is said to treat the following conditions including:
- Chronic pain
- Morning sickness
Most people report feeling relaxed and reenergized after an acupuncture treatment with little to no side effects.
Incorporating Acupuncture with Therapy Treatment
At Harmony Bay Wellness, we believe in the benefit of acupuncture as a holistic approach to therapy treatments. Acupuncture can be an effective way to improve symptoms related to stress, anxiety, and depression. Our providers may refer acupuncture sessions in addition to your therapy sessions according to your needs and therapy goals. Speak with a Harmony Bay Wellness staff member today to schedule a therapy appointment.
Therapeutic Services at Harmony Bay Wellness
Harmony Bay Wellness offers individualized mental health treatment in New Jersey that brings you back to your inner spirit, a healthier mindset, and physical wellness. Some of our therapy services include:
- Telehealth services
- Medication-assisted treatment
- NJ psychiatric evaluations
- Mental health therapy services for various conditions
Find out what sets Harmony Bay Wellness apart from other mental health facilities. Call Harmony Bay Wellness at 855.765.6399.