Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Modern life is full of stress: rushing around, things to ponder and work on in our minds, taking care of other people, managing our finances…  whew!  

Under prolonged daily stress, our adrenal and thyroid glands can become exhausted.  When this happens, we feel awake at night and sleepy in the afternoon.  Essentially, we wear out our “battery.”  

In more severe cases, something can happen to us that shocks us both mentally and physically — like a sudden death of a loved one, loss of a job, abuse, or divorce.  

Anxiety and depression disorder – in Chinese medicine – is a problem usually treated with 

  • Self-care techniques (exercise, proper diet, rest)
  • Herbal medicine to re-balance your adrenal glands, Heart, and Liver
  • Acupuncture or acupressure to relieve the physical manifestations of stress 

Be sure to check out our Stress-Relief Resource page too!  

Chinese medicine prides itself on addressing both the mental and physical aspects of dis-ease. It is said that the best doctor treats the “spirit” not just the symptom. This model of care lends itself well to the treatment of emotional distress like anxiety, depression or stress responses. 

“Stress! Stress! and more stress! Coming to this office gives me time to decompress and slow down. I look forward to my visits = highlight of the day and week. Positive energy 🙂 This has given me another / better avenue to release tension and bad mojo. Thank you. The doctors really connect with you and truly care about your well-being.”  ~ Kerri

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