Mental illness is a condition that happen to somebody in such way that it is affecting the way the person think, feeling, or the mood. This disorder make the person get disturbed the way they relate with the other person and also may affect their life.
The symptoms of mental illness is vary from each person to another person. It is depend on the disorder, circumstances, and many other factors. However, there are common symptoms of mental illness which are sad feeling, feeling confuse, extreme mood swing, excessive fear, withdrawal from social life, unable to cope with daily stress, alcohol or drug abuse, change in sex drive, change in eating habit, and suicidal thinking.
The exact cause of mental illness is not known. However, through research, expert believe that mental illness is caused by the combination of biological, psychological and environmental factors. Each of these factors may differ in their contribution to the someone’s mental illness.
Related Acupuncture Points :
HE7 PC6 GV20
Acupuncture Treatment For Mental Illness
There are many type of mental illness, therefore there are also so many method of acupuncture treatment. One of the disorder that is regarded as mental illness is schizophrenia. The treatment for schizophrenia itself also has some method of treatment. There are at least 3 groups of acupoints that can be used to treat schizophrenia. First acupoints group are renzhong (GV-26), shangxing (GV-23), neiguan (PC-6), xuangzhong (GB-39). Second group are yintang (M-HN-3), hegu (LI-4), taichong (LV-3), yanglingquan (GB-34)and the third group are baihui (GV-20), shanzhong (CV-17), quchi (LI-11), yongquan (KI-1). Some of the treatment to the acupoints are not treated directly at that point, but rather be treated at nearby point. The course of treatment for this type of mental illness lasted one week to one month, depending on the patient, with daily acupuncture.4
- NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness | Mental Health Conditions, https://www.nami.org/Learn-More/Mental-Health-Conditions
- Mental illness Symptoms – Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/mental-illness/basics/symptoms/con-20033813
- Causes of Mental Illness – WebMD, http://www.webmd.com/mental-health/mental-health-causes-mental-illness
- ACUPUNCTURE AND HERBS FOR MIND AND BRAIN DISORDERS, http://www.itmonline.org/articles/acubrain.htm