How Traditional Chinese Medicine can support your mental health

How Traditional Chinese Medicine can support your mental health

It is estimated that one in five Australians – roughly five million people – have suffered from mental health issues over the past year. Mental illnesses are far more than feeling sad or stressed, as they can have debilitating effects on our cognition and emotional balance, but conventional medications often have distressing side effects. These factors have lead to the popularity of holistic therapies such as Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), but are they effective?

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Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mental health

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mental health

A common view of depression and anxiety is that they are purely biological, caused by a chemical imbalance. However, psychological trauma can play a key role in their development. Often, we must help patients heal trauma, so they can heal from depression. One intervention proving to be very effective in these situations is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Moving Forward from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where our natural response to threat is constantly heightened. Any traumatic event can trigger it, such as a death of a loved one or domestic violence. As PTSD can be debilitating, how can we heal from it, or if we have experienced trauma, how do we avoid developing it?

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I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

I Have Fibromyalgia – What Can I Do?

Fibromyalgia is an often debilitating and isolating condition involving soft tissue pain and stiffness, particularly in localised tender points; unrelenting fatigue; cognitive impairment; and other symptoms that vary between patients. Once dismissed by mainstream medicine, fibromyalgia is now known as a disorder of central sensitivity.  To know that it’s not all in your head brings relief, but after being diagnosed, you may be left wondering, what’s next? What therapies are the most effective? Will things ever be back to normal?

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