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Alternative Medicine Options for Bipolar Depression
For any of us, the unexpected twists and turns of life can sometimes
seem like a roller-coaster ride.
However, for the 5.7 million men and women with bipolar disorder, the
normal ups and downs of living can be far more challenging.
Many people are not aware that natural, holistic medicine approaches such as acupuncture
, energy healing, and meditation
training can dramatically improve the quality of life for people
suffering with bipolar disorder. A skilled practitioner can use these
and similar techniques to help patients discover and enjoy a lasting
experience of calm and balance.
As human beings, our moods and mental states are constantly changing in
response to a wide range of internal and external factors. Life
circumstances, changes of the seasons, relationships, our internal
conversations, the ways we interpret events, and even the weather
outside can all affect our moods and mental states.
Acupuncture can help you learn to manage your mood, rather than having
your mood manage you. Our holistic approach can help you to feel your
best naturally, without pharmaceuticals. If you are currently under the
care of a psychiatrist, we will provide treatments that do not interact
with any medications that you may be taking.
Through an interactive learning process, we will help you develop a
series of internal emotional skills. These skills are rooted in the
practices of meditation and mindfulness. Our treatment sessions are
intended to help you experience a deep level of inner peace. Your
authentic confidence and charisma will be energized. Gradually, you will
learn how to maintain this experience on your own.
A successful treatment outcome is much more than managing an illness. It
is finding ways to live a full, healthy, exciting, enjoyable, and even
extraordinary life. Our goal is to help you discover new realms of
enjoyment, balance, and health in body, mind, and spirit.
If you are looking for an acupuncturist to treat a mental health
condition, its important to select a practitioner who has experience in
treating these conditions since it requires a different skill set
compared to treatment of physical health concerns.
If you would like to schedule an appointment at our clinic, we would
look forward to your visit. After listening carefully to the details of
your situation, Dr. Windsor
will design a treatment approach, as unique as you are, to gently and safely guide your body, mind, and spirit toward
"Acupuncture has the potential to effectively treat certain mental
health concerns while reducing or eliminating the side-effects of
medications. This is because traditional acupuncture theories provide a
therapeutic perspective on the mind-body connection. Similar to
psychotherapy, it is more effective when there is a good quality of
communication between the patient and practitioner. There is a human
element to this type of treatment. Although most people with bipolar
disorder will need to stay on some type of treatment over time, the
addition of acupuncture may enable the patient and psychiatrist to have
more options and choices regarding the medications used."
Dr. Eric Windsor, D.Ac.