Discover the Healing Power of Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine for Mood Disorders in Beaverton
Traditional Asian Medicine: A Holistic Approach to Mood Disorders
Mood disorders, encompassing depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, affect millions of individuals worldwide. While conventional medicine offers various treatment options, many seek natural alternatives with fewer side effects. Traditional Asian medicine, encompassing acupuncture and herbal therapy, provides a holistic approach that addresses the root cause of mood imbalances and promotes overall well-being.
Acupuncture: Balancing the Flow of Qi
Acupuncture, a cornerstone of traditional Asian medicine, involves the insertion of fine needles at specific points on the body. These points lie along energy pathways called meridians, through which vital energy, known as Qi, flows. By stimulating these points, acupuncture aims to restore the balance of Qi and address imbalances that contribute to mood disorders.
Numerous studies have shown the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating mood disorders. Research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders demonstrated that acupuncture significantly reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety compared to placebo. The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) also recognizes acupuncture as a potential treatment option for mood disorders.
Herbal Medicine: Harnessing the Power of Nature
Herbal medicine, another key component of traditional Asian medicine, utilizes various herbs and plants for their therapeutic properties. Dr. Kihyon Sohn, a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist in Beaverton, Oregon, uses his expertise to create personalized herbal formulas tailored to each patient’s unique needs. These formulas address underlying imbalances and promote emotional well-being by:
- Improving sleep: Herbs like chamomile and lavender can help regulate sleep patterns and alleviate insomnia, often associated with mood disorders.
- Reducing stress and anxiety: Adaptogenic herbs like ashwagandha and Rhodiola rosea can help manage stress and anxiety, promoting emotional resilience.
- Balancing neurotransmitters: Certain herbs can influence the production of neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine, which play a crucial role in mood regulation.
Dr. Kihyon Sohn: Your Partner in Wellness
Dr. Kihyon Sohn is a dedicated practitioner of traditional Asian medicine who understands the debilitating effects of mood disorders. He offers a compassionate and personalized approach to treatment, combining his expertise in acupuncture and herbal medicine to help patients achieve optimal emotional well-being.
Dr. Sohn utilizes a comprehensive assessment to understand each patient’s unique circumstances and develop a personalized treatment plan. He takes the time to listen to your concerns and create a safe space for open communication.
Taking the First Step towards a Brighter Future
If you’re struggling with a mood disorder and seeking a natural and holistic approach to healing, Dr. Kihyon Sohn is here to support you on your journey. Contact his practice today to schedule a consultation and explore how traditional Asian medicine can help you achieve greater emotional balance and renewed well-being.
Our holistic wellness clinic is on Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy, east of OR 217, making it easy to reach from Beaverton, Aloha, Hillsboro, Tigard, Lake Oswego, NW, and SW Portland. We have on-site parking, a handicap-accessible entrance and restroom, and treatment rooms on the ground floor for everyone’s convenience. Please call us at (503) 404-4567 for a same-day appointment. It’s a good idea to call or book online in advance.