Whether you've been getting therapy for a while for yourself or a family member, or you are just now feeling like you need some help with something psychological, emotional, or behavioral for yourself or a family member, you may feel like there are limited alternatives for treatment in Atlanta. It may seem like you have choices are to go to a psychiatrist or some other doctor and get immediately prescribed some type of drugs that may make the problem you are having seem better in a way, but may have a whole range of short-term and long-term side effects, like drowsiness, weight gain, liver problems, and a whole range of others, depending on what drug it is and your own reaction to it, or to go to a talk therapist of some type.
But there is a further alternative that many people are not aware of. Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in many parts of the world to deal with psychological issues. Not only can acupuncture deal with the symptoms that you may be feeling that are driving you towards therapy, but acupuncture can also get at the root cause of these symptoms. And acupuncture has no serious side-effects that may cause you problems now or down the road.
How does acupuncture do that? Well, an acupuncturist will diagnose your issues based on the wisdom of 3000 years of development and determine what it is that is causing your system to be out of balance. In acupuncture, we know that the inner balance of the systems of your body determines that they all work in harmony. Sometimes, one or more systems fall out of balance and start to effect your mental health. Our job is to see why that is happening and to stimulate the inner systems of your body in such a way as to cause them to reestablish that balance. This may take some time, especially if the imbalance has become chronic over time, but the success rate is very high. Also, if a person has a tendency to fall out of balance in a certain way again and again, it may be necessary to have regular acupuncture to maintain that balance, just as many people go to weekly therapy as part of their lives.
Whatever you are dealing with, it is worthwhile to try out acupuncture therapy as a way of dealing with it. Acupuncture can be used in addition to the therapy and medication you are already using as a way of perhaps scaling back that medication, with your doctor's consent, over time or doing away with it altogether eventually. With this goal in mind, as well as getting to the root of a person's problems, rather than always just dealing with the symptoms, it is worthwhile for anyone with a psychological/ emotional/behavioral issue to seek out an acupuncturist who specializes in this type of treatment.