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Can acupuncture help relieve irritability and mood swings?

By August 7, 2008 - 11:16am
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I wondered if anyone has sought acupuncture as a means of helping alleviate moods swings and irritabilty. If so, can you recommend a good acupuncturist? Thank you!

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Yes acupuncture alone or with a combination of Chinese herbs can greatly help with irritability and mood swings.

Another site for more information is http://www.tcmdirectory.com

August 8, 2008 - 7:30am

Hi TW46, Acupuncture can assist with anxiety if that's what you're experiencing. For more about conditions that acupuncture can help allay, you may want to check out this article.


If you're looking for an 'alternative' treatment for mood and irritability, meditation is also supposed to be very effective. For more on this topic, visit http://empowher.com/community/blog/lia-andrews/qigong-exercising-your-qi

You may have some luck in finding an acupuncturist here:


Did you find this info helpful?

August 7, 2008 - 11:34am
(reply to Tina Tran)

Thanks for boatload of info! I'll spend some time reviewing and go forward. Very much appreciated. TW

August 7, 2008 - 11:52am
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