One in five Australians aged 16-85 experience a mental illness in any year. 54% do not access any treatment and the proportion of with mental illness accessing treatment is half that of people with physical disorders. This means, that there are a lot of individuals with mental anguish not receiving any treatment, perhaps not even disclosing of their problems.
In this public talk, we will be exploring Chinese medicine modalities such as acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine and their role in the treatment of mental and emotional illness. Acupuncture is particularly effective in re-establishing harmony and balance when it comes to emotional upsets.
We are lucky to also have Alicia Moltzen (Mind Your Health Hypnotherapy) joining us. “There is research to suggest the two modalities work extremely well together to strengthen the patient’s response to whatever issue they are experiencing”, says Alicia.
You will experience a live demonstration of Hypnotherapy (in a safe group setting). And if you are up for it, we would like to show you how one simple needle (of acupuncture) can make a big difference to how you feel.
We can’t wait to explore this very important topic with you, book your seat now. It’s free!
Mental Health is as important as your Physical Health.
This month at Safflower we are talking about mental health. We are taking the time to look after our own, check in with our patients about theirs, and reach out to everybody in the community about what it takes to be “mentally healthy”.
The World Health Organisation states: “Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to contribute to her or his community.”
Is this not simply a statement of health? In Chinese medicine, the mind and the body are one and the same. The body must create a safe comfortable place for the mind to rest and relax; and in return, the mind cares for the body through good conscious and unconscious choices, and the positive emotional states – peace, joy and power. When we can just ‘be’, there is no fear of the future, and we can let go of the past. The body is happy and relaxed, whilst the mind is free to explore, dream, and create positive vision for the future.
In Chinese Medicine, we use the body to help the mind. Functional MRI studies have shown that acupuncture can regulate the limbic system and reduce the impact of the stress areas of the brain. Acupuncture also helps you release endorphins to make you feel relaxed and happier. Our herbal medicine formulas target different areas of body and mind to both harmonise, clear and relax.
Please come to our free Mental Health talk on Thursday May 3rd. The Safflower team will be exploring mental health through the eyes of Chinese Medicine, and Alicia Moltzen of Mind Your Health Hypnotherapy, will introduce you to the benefits of hypnotherapy to maintain optimum mental health.