Mental Health

Acupuncture treatment for Mental Health
Mental Health

Our Chinese Medicine team at the Rozelle Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Centre (RACM) have a particular interest in mental health.

What is good mental health?
“Good mental health is a sense of wellbeing, confidence and self-esteem. It enables us to fully enjoy and appreciate other people, day-to-day life and our environment” (Mental Health WA 2016.)

According to the World Health Organisation, mental health is “a state of wellbeing in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”

What is the difference between a mental illness and a mental health problem?
“A mental illness is a health problem that significantly affects how a person thinks, behaves and interacts with other people and may include: anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar and mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and depression.

One in 5 Australians will suffer from a mental illness in any given year.

A mental health problem also affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves, but to a lesser extent than a mental illness” (Mental Health WA 2016).

Significant hormonal imbalance as well as any state of chronic pain and discomfort may also affect mental health.

Recommendations for Positive Mental Health:

Endorsed by the Mental Health team of the Western Australian government, our team promotes several lifestyle tips to maintain and improve mental health:

  • Discuss or express your feelings
  • Regular physical exercise
  • Eat nutritious meals
  • Ensure adequate sleep
  • Spend time with friends and loved ones
  • Develop new skills
  • Relax and enjoy your hobbies
  • Set realistic goals
  • Consult with your GP or a health professional



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