Killeen Acupuncture For Bipolar Disorder

by Administrator 19. March 2015 18:18

Bipolar disorder is a manic-depressive psychological condition characterized by frequent mood swings. When suffering from the condition the patient feels hopeless and lethargic during the depressive phase, and remains constantly joyful and energetic during the maniac phase. These drastic fluctuations in the patient’s mood are often very difficult to handle and affect day-to-day life.

Causes

  • Neurotransmitter Imbalances: Any sort of imbalance in the chemicals released by the brain is considered to be a major cause of Bipolar and other mood disorders.
  • Genetic Traits: The condition is often seen in people with a first-degree relative having Bipolar Disorder.
  • Biological Factors: People with Bipolar Disorder are found to have certain physical changes in the brain.
  • Environmental Triggers: Traumatic life events, such as loss of a loved one, abuse or mental stress, can also cause Bipolar Disorder.

How Acupuncture can help to treat Bipolar Disorder

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medical practice that involves inserting fine needles at certain points on the skin.  The treatment is aimed at maintaining the balance of the mind to experience stable modes and emotions. As people suffering from the condition experience a rapid shift of different mental states there is a need to restore balance between them.

During the treatment session, the acupuncturist evaluates the acupuncture points in the body. These specific points when inserted with needles are helpful in correcting mood swings, treat the root cause of the condition and promote tranquility on a deeper level within the mind. Inserting hair like fine needles into these points can help to open blocked nerves and reinstate balanced flow of energy from the surface to the organs. This energy, also known as Qi, is important for physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being of the patient.

Acupuncture therapy also helps the patient to have a control on his responses to stress by releasing feel good hormones or endorphins that promote wellness.

For more details on how acupuncture can help to treat bipolar disorder, contact Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness. To schedule an appointment with the acupuncturists at the clinic, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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