Philadephia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/22/2018 -- In December, 6ABC interviewed Dr. Jingduan Yang, founder of Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine, as part of their coverage of supplemental methods in the treatment of opioid dependency.
Dr. Yang explains in the interview, "Acupuncture can help pain, depression and anxiety by regulating the energy and...biochemistry [of patients in recovery]." During rehabilitation, patients undergoing opioid withdrawal typically struggle with both physical and emotional pain. Depression and anxiety often represent major roadblocks in their path to recovery. Acupuncture serves as an effective supplement to traditional therapies, like counseling and medication, by assisting the body's production and regulation of neurotransmitters and inducing feelings of euphoria and well-being.
Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine offers treatments and therapies that combine ancient Eastern knowledge with Western innovation. Their treatment facilities in New York, Pennsylvania, and South Jersey use acupuncture to treat back pain and other ailments to great effect. They often employ therapies like acupuncture, neurofeedback and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) when treating patients experiencing withdrawal from opioids, entirely avoiding the side effects associated with traditional pain and depression medications. These treatments have proven especially relevant in the wake of the opioid epidemic.
Sometimes, traditional treatments like medication or talk therapy might not seem sufficient on their own. These therapies may become more effective when supplemented with acupuncture and TMS. By stimulating the brain's natural ability to produce and regulate dopamine, endorphins, and other neurotransmitters, acupuncture helps to augment and maintain the results of talk therapy. Likewise, the magnetic fields utilized in TMS help patients' brains neutralize depression and anxiety, easing the recovery process. Fusing Eastern and Western practices in this manner is central to how Dr. Yang and his team approach treatment.
In his book, Facing East , Dr. Yang writes, "Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine have been attuned to human energy and have successfully worked with it for centuries as a means of restoring and retaining good health" (5).
To learn more about how Yang Institute treats depression and anxiety with TMS and alleviates pain with acupuncture in Bryn Mawr and the surrounding areas, visit their website, yanginstitute.com. Alternatively, contact them to schedule a consultation.
About Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine
The Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine combines the best methods of Western and Eastern medicine to help their patients achieve health and wellness. The center operates with a highly-skilled group of holistic integrative medicine experts, including board-certified psychologists, psychiatrists, nutrition specialists, meditation specialists, counselors and licensed acupuncturists. Every treatment begins with a comprehensive evaluation to determine an approach that will help find and assess the root of health problems in order to improve one's quality of life.
To find out more about the Yang Institute of Integrative Medicine, please visit yanginstitute.com.