Mental health affects us all, but it has become widely publicized recently as a young person problem. We won’t suffocate you with stats but just to paint the picture, people aged 15 to 24 are the most endanger of being affected by mental health issues. 40% of people claim they never sought medical help and regret it. Having a mental health issue can cut 10 to 20 years off your life and after accidents, suicide is the leading cause of death for young people. Those are the numbers and facts but let’s dive into more details of the issues and what can be done.
Millennial’s are the most vocal and passionate about these issues. 1 in 4 have made a post, reached out online about the subject matters. They blast awareness of the current state, yet that hasn’t done much to help solve the issue at hand.
We’ll discuss some of the reasons why Millennials seem to be at the forefront of this unfortunate reality and potential solution that has been practiced for thousands of years, yet when it comes to the epidemic, it hasn’t really been considered a serious option for solace.
The most common forms of mental health issues are anxiety and depression, IBS, and eating disorders. Some signs of these could be mood swings, panic attacks, unhappy thoughts, lack of motivation, exhaustion, severe nerves, constant overthinking, headaches, lack of appetite, addiction, over/under eating, vomiting, obsessing, and always feeling stressed out.
Many of these causes, symptoms and signs of mental health issues can be treated or eased with the help of acupuncture. Acupuncture is the ancient art of unblocking the flow of the bodies energy, identified as qi (chi). Also, acupuncture helps to stimulate the bodies natural healing process by releasing essential hormones like endorphins and encourages blood flow, improving circulation. This process is relaxing and calming for many people. The benefits of acupuncture extend to help treat some of the causes of mental health issues and ease their symptoms.
The Causes of Mental Health Issues
Many young adults either ignore their state of mind hoping it’s just a faze or that it’s just something that must be sucked up and tolerated. It’s something that we hear all the time from older generations and people who just haven’t had to experience the same battle.
“Social media is to blame! everyone is just constantly comparing themselves to each other and wishing they had someone else’s life”. This has been proven to be accurate. It’s easy to get sucked into that cycle, but what are we supposed to do, stop progress? We live in a digital word and that shows no signs of slowing down. We can reduce the time spent on these platforms, but it’ll be difficult, if not impossible to banish social media from our daily lives, especially those who’ve been brought up with an iPad in their hands. Realistically, we must find alternative methods to battle an individual’s struggles. Here are some great ways you can try to minimize social media use.
It’s been well documented that the housing market has boomed and become almost impossible for Millennials to afford any property. Since birth, a lot of Millennials have been looking up to their parents and seek to achieve what they have. To have expectations of living the same way a prior generation did is unfair and unrealistic.
If they can’t afford to purchase homes, then the only alternatives are to live at home for what seems forever or rent and live paycheck to paycheck… see how that can take a toll on an individual’s mental health and wellbeing?
Because of their lifestyle, forced or not, Millennials tend to have terrible sleep patterns. Too much, too little, or at odd hours of the day. Acupuncture is known to be an effective treatment for insomnia and may help with sleeping issues. Acupuncture helps to produce melatonin, ease anxiety, induce sleep onset, and reduce sleep disruption and arousal during the night. Check out our blog on acupuncture and sleep for more information on how it is beneficial for sleeping problems.
The ability to get a job is also a problem as most Millennials feel underpaid and overworked. Most jobs available are part-time or ones with odd hours, which results in an unbalanced lifestyle. Throw student debt on top of this for those trying to obtain those ideal careers and you have yourself a plethora of reasons for why Millennial’s are a group that’s highly affected by mental health issues.
*Taking on too much at once to counteract everything mentioned above. There are many more reasons for mental health issues such as stress, childhood trauma, bullying, birth defects, and substance abuse.*
Here are some of the warning signs of a mental illness.
Let’s stop and take a breath.
Hopefully the subject matter hasn’t overwhelmed you and you wish to continue. Now that we’ve covered the current grey climate, we can adjust to much happier and uplifting material by providing a solution.
Some mental health solutions you may want to try (if you haven’t already)
As an ever-evolving society, we often look ahead and wait for something to make things easier than they already are, but rarely do we take a step back and look to the past for answers to current problems.
Certain current and common approaches for treating mental health issues like:
Acupuncture For Treating Mental Health Issues
Acupuncture, in layman’s terms, is a session where needles are poked in your skin (OUCH!). It may sound scary and even barbaric, but it doesn’t hurt anymore than a light pinch. Furthermore, this remedy has been around since ancient times and is still commonly practiced. It helps move the blockages that the body is self healing on its own. Acupuncture is known to cleanse the body of negative impacts suffered from daily life.
Acupuncture targets the nervous and hormonal systems and are often brought up as a physical ailment to pain and induce recovery. The body and mind aren’t separate but are one. Often, using this ancient form of remedy can help reduce or rid the body of depression, anxiety, stress, insomnia, and substance abuse entirely. Acupuncture can help you escape from and solve a troubled mind and produce the mental health and well being everyone deserves.
learn more about how acupuncture works here.
Why Try Acupuncture For Mental Health Treatment?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that is a natural aid, which means no risk of any side effects. Many people refuse to go to doctors out of embarrassment or aren’t interested in popping pills. Dealing with all this can be a tall task by yourself. Acupuncture treatment can help with dealing with mental health issues. Consider it a massage for the mind. Have a friend, daughter, son, brother, or sister that’s going through the same struggles? Great, let’s take this on as a team. settings.
As a professional, highly experienced and educated acupuncturist, I can work with you to create a treatment plan based on you, your body and your issues. I always take a whole-body approach to my treatment, identifying the root of the symptoms you may be experiencing and treating the underlying causes. Take the first step to a peaceful mind, body, and spirit by visiting my website to learn more about acupuncture and book an appointment. I would be happy to answer any questions you may have and ease your concerns about acupuncture. ngs.
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