I like getting the question, “You mean Chinese medicine isn’t just for aches and pains?”
It was around 2008 and I hadn’t yet studied acupuncture. I was feeling depressed and discouraged, thinking I’d never regain full use of my body after a severe neck injury. Our son was about 9 years-old. I had to limit my activities and felt I couldn’t be the father I always wanted to be.
An acupuncturist told me she could help. With acupuncture, a Chinese herbal formula and some diet changes, the cloud of depression lifted and, in consultation with my doctor, I was also able to stop taking an antidepressant.
And, I’m excited to share my experiences as an acupuncturist and herbalist today at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center’s Psychiatry Grand Rounds. I’ll be speaking with psychiatrists, psychologists and other mental health providers on “Improving Mental Health Outcomes with Traditional Chinese Medicine as a Complementary Intervention.”
Book an appointment today and find out how Chinese medicine can help provide long-lasting relief from depression and anxious thoughts by getting to the root of the problem. And, live YOUR full life!