Mental and Emotional Health

Improve Your Mental and Emotional Health Naturally

Here you’ll find dedicated support as you find natural ways to improve your mental and emotional health.

Healing From The Inside Out

We all experience worry, stress, sadness, and anxiety – it’s just part of being human. But sometimes those emotions can become so intense that they can start to have a negative effect on our lives. It can be difficult to work through this internal battle even when we desperately want to. We also understand it can be hard to seek help when you are struggling with mental or emotional health. We are here to provide a supportive environment where you can feel comfortable focusing on your health journey.

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Our Holistic Approach to Mental and Emotional Health

Your mental and emotional health is intimately connected to the health of your entire person. That is why we focus on holistic mental health treatment. We know that while many people may have similar concerns, no two people are the same. We promise to listen to every person and provide a space of trust and understanding. It is our mission to help you find natural ways to care for your body and live a healthier and happier life.

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Acupuncture

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Herbal Medicine

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Cupping Therapy

Mental and Emotional Health We Treat

We treat mental and emotional health just as seriously as we treat any physical health concern. Whether you have general concerns, or are treating a mental illness, we will work with you to create a treatment plan that addresses your individual needs.

We treat a wide range of mental and emotional health issues, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • PTSD
  • ADHD
  • OCD
  • Insomnia
  • Binge eating
  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Memory and forgetfulness
  • Poor or no focus
  • Outburst of anger
  • Episodes or spells of crying
  • Lingering grief
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Irritability
  • Emotionless
  • Shyness
  • Phobias

How We Support Your Mental and Emotional Health

One of the best things you can do for yourself is prioritize your mental and emotional health. We understand that embarking on this journey of well-being can feel complicated, wearisome, and sometimes overwhelming. We’ll support you and help guide you as you work on finding natural ways to improve your mental health by helping you experience deeper internal peace, stress reduction, and an increased internal energy flow and balance.

Acupuncture for Mental Health

Acupuncture for treating mental health disorders works to address the root symptoms causing an imbalance in the body. This practice promotes balance in the body’s energies and inner functions which, in turn, brings balance to the body’s hormones. You’ll feel anxiety replaced with a sense of calm and focus as your muscles relax. 

During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed anywhere on the body; head, hands and feet, legs and arms, ears, and face. 

Treatment plans vary due to a number of factors, including the type of issue (acute or chronic), severity, and your response to acupuncture. Most often, patients come in one to two times per week for six to twelve weeks and can begin to feel results within three to four treatments, but it may take as long as three to six months for some patients to feel results. We will provide you with a personalized treatment plan after your initial visit and adjust the plan as needed. 

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications. 

Benefits of Acupuncture for Mental Health

Patients have reported many ways that acupuncture has helped improve their mental health. 

  • Reduced anxiety
  • Better focus
  • More internal/external awareness
  • More in touch with their body
  • Reduced stress response
  • Better life/work balance
  • Happier/more content
  • Another tool you can mentally and emotionally rely on for dealing with mental and emotional responses
  • Less overwhelmed
  • Shift in perspective/get a grip on emotions
  • Most common phrase “it takes the edge off”

Acupuncture for Emotional Health

Acupuncture treatments work to address the root symptoms causing an imbalance in the body for the betterment of emotional health issues. Bringing balance to the energies and inner functions of the body will stabilize hormones. Your muscles will relax and help you to find a sense of calm and focus so you can handle your emotions in a healthy manner. 

During treatment, patients can expect to have acupuncture needles placed anywhere on the body; head, hands and feet, legs and arms, ears, and face. 

Treatment plans vary due to a number of factors, including the type of issue (acute or chronic), severity, and your response to acupuncture. Most often, patients come in one to two times per week for six to twelve weeks and can begin to feel results within three to four treatments, but it may take as long as three to six months for some patients to feel results. We will provide you with a personalized treatment plan after your initial visit and adjust the plan as needed. 

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications. 

Chinese Herbs for Mental Health

In conjunction with acupuncture, Chinese herbs also work to bring balance back to your entire system. This approach of working from the inside out focuses on promoting hormone balance which improves emotional balance. The formulas also work to relax muscles, reduce anxiety, and calm the spirit. We take a detailed intake of each patient so we can create a customized formula that best approaches your condition. 

Natural herbs for mental health are a powerful tool, but most patients use these in addition to their prescribed medications. Those wanting to reduce or stop taking prescribed medications should consult with their primary care physician. 

Cupping for Mental Health

Ever feel mentally and emotionally better after stretching, exercising, or meditating? That’s because doing those things help you to relax and reduce your stress level. Cupping can work the same way and relieve tension, tightness, and other stagnations in the body. 

Cups are placed along the area that is experiencing pain or tension, including along the back, neck, shoulders, arms or legs for anywhere from 10-20 minutes. A practitioner may come in and move the cups to other areas at various time intervals. Please note that our treatments do not include cup placement on the abdomen, breasts, or other soft tissue.

We will create a treatment plan after your initial visit. The number of sessions recommended varies from patient to patient and depends on the focus of treatment, but we recommend the sessions continue until the pain is gone or greatly reduced. We will periodically reevaluate your plan and adjust if needed.

Cupping Therapy Is Not for Everyone

While cupping can be a very beneficial practice, it is not appropriate for every patient or for the treatment of certain conditions. Your practitioner will discuss your medical history with you to determine if cupping is right for you. We also do not practice wet cupping and avoid cupping on certain parts of the body.

How Acupuncture Helped A Client Heal From Depression

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I now consider acupuncture a powerful tool to deal with depression.

I came to Transformational Acupuncture with deep depression that accompanied my recovery from a painful back injury. Though my physical pain led me to book my first appointment, the mental benefits of acupuncture are what most exceeded my expectations. I felt a weight lifted after several appointments and now consider acupuncture a powerful tool to deal with depression. Jeremy is an attentive listener and has encouraged me to consider depression in a new, less self-judging way that has ultimately eased its symptoms. I knew very little about acupuncture but am so glad I gave it a try at Transformational Acupuncture. I would recommend anyone considering it to do the same!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Mental Health?

Mental health is an important part of overall well-being and includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It’s our thoughts and feelings that impact our actions. It also helps determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Focusing on good mental health is important throughout your whole life.

What Is Emotional Health?

Emotional health is our ability to handle and process life events. It’s how we acknowledge our own emotions as well as those of others.

What Is the Difference Between Mental and Emotional Health?

Both mental and emotional health are important parts of our overall well-being. Mental health involves processing all the information we encounter, but emotional health involves how you manage and express your emotions.

Why Is Emotional Health Important?

Having good emotional health is important because how we process our emotions and deal with them impacts how we interact with the world around us. Having poor emotional health can have negative impacts on our relationships, work performance, physical health, and feeling of self-worth.

How Does Stress Affect Mental and Emotional Health?

Yes, stress has a great impact on mental, emotional, and physical health. High levels of stress and not knowing how to deal with that stress can affect the way you interact with others, how you feel about people or situations, and can increase your risk of serious health conditions.

How To Improve Mental Health

Improving your mental health can look different from person to person and there are many ways you can give yourself a mental health boost.

Here are some great ways to take care of yourself:

  • Find an exercise you like
  • Take time to stay in touch with those you care about
  • Try adjusting your diet
  • Find ways to destress
  • Practice mindfulness and gratitude
  • Volunteer your time and talents to an organization you care about
  • Cut back on or quit bad habits

How To Improve Emotional Health

Improving your emotional health is closely linked with improving your mental health. (See question above.) Improving emotional health for you might be by focusing on stress management, improving the image you have of yourself, learning to be compassionate toward yourself, or finding better ways to cope with anxiety.

Does Exercise Help Mental Health?

Yes! Exercise can help improve mental health by bettering your mood and reducing anxiety. Exercise also releases endorphins, which improves your well-being. It can be hard to muster the motivation to exercise, especially if you suffer from depression, so try to find an exercise that you’ll want to do regularly.

How Can Poor Mental Emotional Health Affect Physical Health?

Poor mental health, including poor stress management, can have an adverse effect on your physical health. Mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD can negatively affect sleep, exercise, and diet, which hurts your physical health.

How Nutrition Affects Mental Health

The food you eat can make you feel good and energized or it can make you feel run down and gross. If your diet isn’t balanced, you could have issues with sleep, motivation, fatigue, and stress which can lead to depression, anxiety, and a negative image of self.

Is Mental Health Hereditary?

Mental illnesses can be caused by a number of genetic and/or environmental factors. You have a higher risk of having a mental illness if one or more of your blood relatives also have a mental illness. Certain genes and environmental stressors may also increase your risk as well.

Can Acupuncture Help Mental Health Issues?

Yes, acupuncture helps with mental health issues. Treatments help bring a balance to the energies and hormones in the body. As a result, patients report feeling calmer and focused after acupuncture treatments.

How Acupuncture Helps Mental Health Disorders

Acupuncture helps address the root symptoms causing an imbalance in the body. This practice promotes balance in the body’s energies and inner functions which, in turn, brings balance to the body’s hormones. Muscles relax and give you a sense of calm and focus.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

Can Acupuncture Treat Anxiety?

Yes, acupuncture is a great, natural way to treat anxiety. Acupuncture rebalances hormones and promotes the productions of endorphins as well. Treatments relax muscles and produce a sense of calm and increased focus.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

Can Acupuncture Be Used To Treat Depression?

Yes, acupuncture can help lessen the effects of depression. Acupuncture can help with sleep issues, pain, fatigue, lack of focus, migraines, and other symptoms of depression. Acupuncture is also beneficial for women experiencing postpartum depression.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

Can Acupuncture Treat Stress?

Yes, acupuncture is a very useful tool for treating stress. Treatments help bring balance to the entire body, helping to promote feelings of relaxation, calm, and focus. Acupuncture also helps to address the root causes of stress, including pain, fatigue, lack of sleep, migraines, pregnancy, and painful periods.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

Can Acupuncture Be Used To Treat PTSD?

Acupuncture can help those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by rebalancing energies and hormones in the body. Treatments can help with the mental and physical symptoms of PTSD, such as stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, and tension.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

Can Acupuncture Treat ADHD?

Acupuncture can help those with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) by working to address the root symptoms causing an imbalance in the body. Treatments help to stabilize the energies and functions of the body. It can help with the mental and physical symptoms of ADHD, such as lack of focus, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, sleep issues, and stress.

While many patients find that acupuncture has a tremendously beneficial impact on their mental health, acupuncture is not a substitute for any prescription medications.

What To Expect

You can expect to find a partner in your health journey.

At Transformational Acupuncture, we strive to provide a welcoming environment to each and every patient. We understand traditional healthcare can make some wary of seeking help, even if it’s for the betterment of their health. That’s why we take a holistic approach when treating each person. You will be listened to, treated with respect, and be seen as a true partner in your own health journey.

At the beginning of your treatment you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we’ll discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we’ll create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve.

Your Patient Journey

At the beginning of your treatment, you’ll be asked some basic questions so we can establish a good baseline. From there we will discuss your specific needs and issues. After hearing from you, we will create a holistic plan that is designed to help you live the balanced, healthy life you deserve. 

Learn more about your complete patient journey.

Get Started Today

Begin your holistic health journey by scheduling an appointment today. Schedule online or give us a call at (202) 297-7404.

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