Acupuncture and Chinese herbs address the symptoms and, more importantly, the root cause of a mental health condition. Often more than one factor causes anxiety, depression, PSTD, OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder), mood swings or chemical dependence. There can be stress, lifestyle, environmental, or genetic components. With acupuncture many clients quickly feel some reduction in stress quickly; whereas other conditions such as depression may take longer before results are felt.
In 2018 there were people in the United States suffering mental health issues:
- Anxiety affected 19% of the population or about 48 million people
- Depression affected 7.2% or nearly 18 million people; these folks have a 40% higher risk of developing cardiovascular and metabolic disease.
- OCD (obsessive compulsive disorder) affected 1.2 % or 3 million people
- PTSD affected 3.6% or 9 million people