Anxiety & Depression
Anxiety, Depression & Emotional Overwhelm
Anxiety, Depression and other mood related disorders are best evaluated on a spectrum. Every individual can experience bouts of instability in their mood at different times in their life. Often they are temporary, situational and pass with ease.
However for others, for a myriad of reasons, emotional overwhelm can begin to take hold of ones mind and body and create patterning that can be difficult to navigate alone.
The first and most important step is to break the isolation and seek support.
The TCM understanding of emotional over-whelm is that it is an imbalance of both the mind and the body. It can be a little bit of a chicken or the egg scenario in that, an imbalance in any of the body’s physical functional systems can lead to imbalance in the mind and/or an imbalance in the mind can lead to further imbalances in any of the body’s functional systems.
Therefore, its important to address the whole body’s system and overall landscape (physical, mental, emotional and spiritual) within treatments to harmonize these energies and create overall peace within the body and mind.
Like all other disorders, each case is addressed uniquely based on the individual’s specific constitutional presentation. There is no one-size fits all treatment. In addition to Acupuncture, treatment is reinforced with Chinese herbal therapy dietary changes, nutritional supplements, mind/body techniques and an exercise program.
Dr Abbs often works within the philosophy of the 5 Elements which can also serve as a personality typing system to help support the individual in recognizing their strengths while also understanding how to best use their coping mechanisms and provide guidance on how to cultivate other tools and supports to assist an individual in feeling stable and whole.
When required, Dr. Abbs works closely with other medical professionals such as a Functional Integrative MD’s, psychologists, psychiatrists and other health professionals in order for patients to receive the necessary treatment plan to best suit their individual needs.
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