Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia

Depression, anxiety and insomnia are very common conditions and can affect people from all walks of life.  In the U.S., depression is one of the ten most commonly reported medical conditions.  Unfortunately, many who seek medical treatment for depression are not getting enough help from their medication alone.

Acupuncture works to restore a calm and centered state of mind.  It is well documented that acupuncture stimulates the release of endorphins, the neurotransmitters responsible for pain relief and a sense of well-being.

When treating depression, anxiety and insomnia, Traditional Chinese Medicine looks at the whole person.  Underlying causes are examined and addressed.  Factors such as poor nutrition and dietary habits, lack of exercise, stress, and illness are considered.  A pattern is diagnosed, and a treatment plan is developed unique to the individual.

Acupuncture involves the delicate art of inserting needles into specific pressure points in your body, often releasing stress and anxiety.


What is Anxiety?

Anxiety can be a positive reaction and help prepare individuals for situations that are uncertain. Anxiety leads to insomnia, and the lack of proper rest heightens anxiety. Millions of people across North America suffer from anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias and generalized anxiety disorder.

How do we Treat Anxiety?

Acupuncture has a variety of applications for reducing stress and anxiety and improving rest.  It works to correct imbalances in the flow of energy through the body.


What is Depression?

Contrary to what many believe, people living with depression cannot simply “snap out of it” and recover. Depression is one of the most common mood disorders affecting roughly 20% of the population at some point during their lives.  It is well-known that when someone is experiencing depression, there are chemical imbalances in the brain at work. There are a number of reasons why someone might develop depression, or the chemical changes that lead to depression.

How do we Treat Depression Naturally?

Acupuncture can release endorphins that help fight depression.  Similarly to how it treats anxiety, acupuncture enhances the flow of energy in the body.


What is Insomnia?

Insomnia may be one of the most common afflictions in the United States. Insomnia is commonly encountered in clinical practice; reportedly, with a prevalence of nearly 40% in certain populations. Insomnia is a condition in which a person is not getting enough sleep. Insomnia is one of the most common complaints in acupuncture. Insomnia does not only apply to people who cannot sleep at all; many people suffer from sleeping disorders such as difficulty falling asleep or sleeping through the night.

How Do You Treat Insomnia?

Acupuncture can also help in treating insomnia.  Patients who receive acupuncture fall asleep faster, are less aroused at night, and less stressed.  Vitamins and herbs can also help.  Usually a minimum of six visits is required to see results, acupuncture has a cumulative effect.  It attacks the disharmony in the body that is causing the sleep disturbance.

Manhattan Wellness Group have put together a group of highly trained and professional individuals who can work alone in their specific scope.  However, these professionals are best utilized in our integrative model of care, which joins all their unique skills together to provide better care and faster relief. This model of care is comprised of a holistic Chiropractic approach that utilizes advanced physiotherapy modalities, therapeutic exercises, nutrition, traction decompression and joint manipulative techniques.  We use Chinese herbs and Acupuncture to address such issues as nerve problems and arthritic pain.  We selectively picks medical massage therapists that are highly skilled and trained to work closely with the doctors and acupuncturist to enhance therapeutic approaches and to support the overall treatment plan. All services are provided at both the Brooklyn Heights and Midtown Manhattan locations.