Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture is aware of the powerful connection between the physical (body) and the mental (emotions) and that the two are inseparable. Both acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understand symptoms as signals of underlying issues that have yet to be addressed. In contrast with Western Medicine’s view that symptoms are markers of issues that must be eliminated, TCM views symptoms as opportunities to examine important facets of one’s life, including habits, relationships, personality, and values. When there is an emotional upset, one might experience physical problems. Similarly, when there is a physiological disruption, one’s emotions may also be affected. Acupuncture safely and effectively addresses the root cause(s) and underlying imbalances and works to resolve such imbalances.
Acupuncture and TCM use a holistic, whole-body approach to health. In contrast to seeking relief from medications, acupuncture and TCM use natural and safe methods to target the underlying cause(s) specific to the issue you are facing. There are several factors that contribute to and play a key role in the root cause(s) of each specific disorder. Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture performs a comprehensive physical exam using both western and eastern diagnostic criteria to determine how and why your body’s Qi (“chee”) is out of balance. This determination allows Eliza to create a specific treatment plan that is unique to the individual. In addition to acupuncture treatments, Eliza may suggest herbal remedies and supplements designed to boost your health and immune system.
Eliza Mellen-Smith Acupuncture is experienced in treating the following mental and emotional conditions: