Life is hard to deal with at times and we can all suffer from short or long periods of depression, anxiety, stress or insomnia. This can often lurk in the background, making balancing life hard to handle or affecting our mood.
I have seen many patients suffering from these issues and have been able to treat them with acupuncture. Their moods are lifted and sleep greatly improved. Something they have carried around for a while is suddenly lifted. They may often feel better just having a safe space to talk or an hour to themselves.
In addition to acupuncture, I often send them home with an ear seed, which is a tiny metal ball on a little plaster. This is attached to an ear point at the apex of the ear and can be massaged during the day to reduce stress.
This ear point is called Shen Men in Chinese which means "The Gate of Heaven."