Mood swings may have several causes, such as chemical and hormonal imbalance, stress, PMS, medication usage, and diet. Various types of physical illness can also cause mood highs and lows.
Acupuncture has been shown to stabilize mood by rebalancing the hormonal system. Symptoms of mood swings can be alleviated with acupuncture, including:
• Concentration difficulties.
Anti-depressants and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) are often recommended to treat mood swings. However, HRT is now associated with certain cancer risks and medications can have negative side effects, such as weight gain, headaches and insomnia.
Acupuncture treats the symptoms and causes of mood swings by balancing the subtle energies within the body. Balancing the energetic qi flow within various body systems minimizes the frequency and intensity of mood swings. Acupuncture increases endorphin, dopamine and norepinephrine levels, which produces a positive mood state.
In addition to acupuncture, lifestyle changes may be recommended by your acupuncture physician. Stress reduction techniques, a balanced diet and regular exercise can all have positive effects on mood swings.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Community Clinic offers acupuncture, massage therapy and herbal medicine for the treatment of a wide range of health conditions as well as for overall wellness. To schedule an appointment call (305) 595-9500. For information about AMC’s Oriental Medicine and Massage Therapy programs ask for Joe Calareso, Admissions Director.