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Acupuncture for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Acupuncture has gained popularity over the last few years. Various studies have found that acupuncture is effective in treating chronic pain and a variety of health conditions.

Ancient Chinese believed that diseases result from energy imbalances. Acupuncturists are trained to use paper-thin needles to correct energy imbalances in the body.

Many people seek out acupuncture in Lafayette, CA, to manage chronic pain. The benefits of acupuncture, however, go beyond physical wellness. A trained acupuncturist uses acupuncture to promote physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Many people report feeling relaxed after an acupuncture session. Instead of treating just the symptoms, acupuncture treats the root cause of the problem.

Some benefits of acupuncture include better sleep, increased self-awareness, and reduced stress and anxiety. There are no serious side effects of acupuncture.

Physical wellness is associated with mental health. Acupuncture in Lafayette, CA can improve physical, mental, and spiritual health outcomes. Acupuncturists use different acupuncture techniques to correct imbalances due to emotions and thought patterns.

TCM holistic approaches are based on the views of the whole body. When treating their patients, a TCM practitioner designs remedies to restore the balance of the whole body, enabling it to effectively and safely recover.

When treating patients, TCM practitioners look for emotional and physical signs of stress and health disorders. They know that if emotional imbalances are allowed to occur for extended periods, they can cause long-standing physical problems and diseases.

According to TCM, there are five main organs correlated with specific emotions. These organs are:

  • Spleen In TCM, the spleen is linked with worrying and excessively focusing on a particular topic. Some common symptoms of spleen imbalance are loss of appetite, mucus discharge, and fatigue.
  • Kidney – Some emotions of the kidneys are fear, weak determination and willpower, and insecurity. Common symptoms of kidney imbalance include night sweats, urinary incontinence, low back pain, and poor short-term memory.
  • Heart – In TCM, the heart is associated with joy. Some negative emotions linked with the heart are mental restlessness, low enthusiasm, and despair. Common symptoms of heart imbalance to watch out for are heart palpitations, excessive dreaming, and irregular heartbeat.
  • Liver The liver is associated with anger, bitterness, and frustration. Watch out for these common symptoms of liver imbalance – headache, menstrual pain, and dizziness.
  • Lung In TCM, the lung is believed to be linked to grief. Symptoms of lung imbalance include sweating, tiredness, and frequent cold and flu.

At Monarch Acupuncture & Wellness, we use acupuncture to help our patients increase their physical, mental, and spiritual awareness. We are a team of trained and certified acupuncturists. Our desire to lend a healing touch keeps us going. To book a session, email us at, or schedule an appointment online.