Natural Medicine For Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

“Any approach to treating Depression, Anxiety, and other psycho-emotional problems will only be partially effective if it does not address all aspects of the psyche, namely the body, mind, AND spirit. Our Body-Mind-Spirit Wellness Program includes herbal and nutritional therapy to balance the body, meditative techniques and spiritual exercises to adjust and regulate the mind and spirit, and Acupuncture to calm and regulate the nervous system. The result is a complete system of healing that allows you to experience life more fully and openly.”

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Goals of this program

  • More relaxed, less stressful emotional states
  • Deeper, more restful sleep
  • Physical and Emotional detoxification
  • Renewed enthusiasm for the adventure of life

Important Disclaimer: We do not advocate against conventional treatment for depression/anxiety or other psychological issues . We know that some people do very well on modern pharmaceutical drugs for these conditions, and we would never encourage anyone to stop taking their medication. Each patient must make his/her own decision regarding what works best for him/her. We do, however, believe that natural methods are an effective complement to conventional methods and can help people wanting to experience better mood. Additionally, the Herbal and Food Therapy principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine are an excellent adjunct and provide optimal nutritional support for those who want to more completely adjust their mental/emotional well-being.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Understanding the Mind/Body/Spirit Connection

In Chinese Medicine we do not see the body, mind, and spirit as separate, distinct entities, but as a complete integrated whole. In fact, Chinese Medicine for millenia has attributed spiritual, mental, and emotional energies to the major organs of the body.

Using this energetic map of organs and emotions, we prescribe herbs and supplements and apply Acupuncture treatments that will help you achieve greater balance on all levels. Additionally, we will walk you through several Qigong exercises and meditations that will serve as tools to help you maintain that balance.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Energy Patterns and Emotional/Mental Health

In Chinese Medicine, we understand the Universe to be an infinite sea of Energy (Qi), which is constantly moving, changing, and forming patterns. It is these patterns which allow us to experience the same things over and over, such as the tree in the front yard of the house, the office where we go each day to work, our friends and families, and all things which are to us “real” and “solid”. Yet, as we all know, everything changes. Change is a reflection of a shifting away from a familiar pattern and movement towards a new one.Most psychological problems, in their mental/emotional aspect, are rooted in a resistance to change in some form or another. Due to fear, anger/resentment, or grief, we are unable to accept the changes that are happening around us. This leads to a disconnect between our outer and inner realities, which then leads to unhealthy or self-destructive mental and emotional patterns.

Most of the time this disconnect happens during a stressful or traumatic event that is too much for us to process all at once, such as the death of a loved one, or physical or sexual abuse, or combat stress. As children we are even more prone to become disconnected because we do not have the emotional or mental maturity to process the traumas of life. However, whether we experience the trauma as adults or children, at that moment a part of us becomes “frozen in time” as we struggle to “move forward” while not succumbing to the overwhelming terror, anger, and/or grief that is gripping us.

All of us experience these traumas, and all of us carry their hidden effects with us. Any time that a person suddenly feels hurt, angry, or sad in response to an external event, it is because that event somehow triggered the energy of that trauma to come to the surface. Most of us suppress those reactions because they are not appropriately expressed in the context where they arise — they can often be disruptive and disrespectful in certain social situations.

At some point, however, the forces of change overtake our ability to resist them, and we find that these trapped negative emotions become amplified and cause problems in daily functioning. Whether it is anxiety, depression, and/or some other imbalance, what is needed is to let go of the resistance that is supporting the negative emotional experiences and to embrace the changes with an open heart and clear intent. At that point, a window of opportunity is created where we can consciously create a new, healthier pattern for ourselves and those around us.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Chinese Medicine Provides Tools for Change

Chinese Medicine provides many tools to use in making the transition from unhealthy and/or self-destructive patterns to more healthy, positive ones. Herbal therapies and Acupuncture can be used to calm the mind, reduce anxiety and tension, improve sleep, and increase resistance to stress. Food Therapy is excellent in providing guidance on the right foods to eat to support emotional health based on the unique imbalance of each patient. Qigong exercises can be used to tap into the imagination and subtle energies of the body to accelerate and strengthen the transition to new mental and emotional patterns.

* Individual results may vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

We’ve helped many improve mood and reduce stress since we opened in 2004.

Let us help you.

(Our unique blend of acupuncture, nutritional therapy, herbal, and mind-body medicine is powerful stuff.)

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Mood Issues We’ve Helped With Include…

Mild To Moderate Depression

Generalized Anxiety

Panic Attacks

Obsessive Thinking

Brain Fog

Irritability / Anger Management

ADD / ADHD

Chronic Stress

Adrenal Fatigue / Burnout

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Why do so many refer their friends and family to us for depression, anxiety, and stress?

Experience

Since 2004, we’ve treated many hundreds of people suffering with anxiety, depression, and chronic stress. We skillfully apply the power of our medicine to help you with these issues.

Proven Track Record

Every year we get hundreds of referrals from people we’ve helped. Our patients regularly remark on how our therapies and our guidance helped change their lives. It’s something we’re proud of and humbled by.

Integrative Mindset

We know how to work with people who are concurrently taking medications and doing psychotherapy. We know we may not have everything you need, and we know how to help you maximize your other therapies without getting in the way.

No Pushy Agendas

We never tell people to stop taking (or try to make them feel ashamed about) their medications. We will work with you on whatever level you are comfortable with to safely and effectively get the results you want. No judgment or pressure here.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Common Questions

HOW DOES ACUPUNCTURE HELP WITH ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION?

Acupuncture has been shown in studies to increase endorphin secretion (a natural mood enhancer and relaxer). It also has strong balancing effects on the neuroendocrine axis (the communication between your nervous and endocrine systems), enhances neurotransmitter function, and dramatically reduces stress – all of which benefits your mood.

WHAT ABOUT HERBAL MEDICATIONS?

Herbal medicines have been used for mood issues for centuries. They restore depleted glands, balance your endocrine system, reduce inflammation and have many other positive effects on your brain and mood system.

DO YOU GIVE DIETARY RECOMMENDATIONS?

Absolutely. You will receive specific dietary recommendations based on your unique needs in addition to our diet plan that we’ve used for over a decade to help hundreds of people just like you defeat chronic anxiety and depression.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO WORK?

Effects of the acupuncture treatment can be immediate. However, for lasting results it sometimes takes several weeks. Most patients start to feel significant relief in 2 to 6 weeks. Your situation may vary.

WILL YOUR THERAPY CONFLICT WITH MY ANTI-DEPRESSANT OR OTHER MEDICATIONS?

The vast majority of the time there are no conflicts and, in fact, our patients are often able to reduce their medications after working with us. There are specific types of medications that do have a lot of documented interactions so we will make sure we know what you’re taking before we start.

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF SUCCESS?

Bottom line is that your situation is unique and once we meet with you we will be able to give you our best estimate of time and prognosis of outcome.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

Read more about:  Our Philosophy | Our History | Our Awesome Staff | Testimonials and Success Stories

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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STRESS, ANXIETY, AND DEPRESSION

Acupuncture, supplements, herbs, and mind-body techniques for healthy mood.

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

AN UNPARALLELED TRACK RECORD OF EXCELLENCE

Our mission is simple: Exceptional Caring. Exceptional Results.

five-stars

You won't believe this - I got a POSITIVE test this morning! You and everyone over there have been so amazing. Thank you for everything. See you Tuesday!

Sarah, 39, Retail Buyer

2016-08-28T22:52:48+00:00

Sarah, 39, Retail Buyer

You won't believe this - I got a POSITIVE test this morning! You and everyone over there have been so amazing. Thank you for everything. See you Tuesday!

I'm so much more productive because my energy is back. Thank you for all your recommendations. They are really working.

Tracy, 47, Executive VP

2016-08-28T23:00:59+00:00

Tracy, 47, Executive VP

I'm so much more productive because my energy is back. Thank you for all your recommendations. They are really working.

I always feel so calm after my acupuncture sessions. And I think the supplements and herbs are really helping my energy and mood. This is great! I've been telling all my friends!

Marie, 37, Business Owner

2016-08-28T23:01:37+00:00

Marie, 37, Business Owner

I always feel so calm after my acupuncture sessions. And I think the supplements and herbs are really helping my energy and mood. This is great! I've been telling all my friends!

Just wanted you to know that our baby was born yesterday. Everything went smoothly and I really think the acupuncture prepared my body well. I can't thank you enough for all your help.

Julie, 34, Retail Manager

2016-08-28T23:07:57+00:00

Julie, 34, Retail Manager

Just wanted you to know that our baby was born yesterday. Everything went smoothly and I really think the acupuncture prepared my body well. I can't thank you enough for all your help.

I don't think there's any way our IVF would have been successful without your help. I know this made a huge difference.

Ann, 41, Project Manager

2016-08-28T23:08:30+00:00

Ann, 41, Project Manager

I don't think there's any way our IVF would have been successful without your help. I know this made a huge difference.

Today we got a positive pregnancy test, so looks like you were right on. You are the second person I told (after my husband, of course).

Amy, 38, Engineer

2016-08-28T23:09:23+00:00

Amy, 38, Engineer

Today we got a positive pregnancy test, so looks like you were right on. You are the second person I told (after my husband, of course).

After going to so many places, I feel like someone finally listened to me.

Karen, 40, Psychotherapist

2016-08-28T23:09:53+00:00

Karen, 40, Psychotherapist

After going to so many places, I feel like someone finally listened to me.

I can't believe how much better I feel since starting treatment here. Thanks for all you have done.

Judy, 33, Attorney

2016-08-28T23:10:25+00:00

Judy, 33, Attorney

I can't believe how much better I feel since starting treatment here. Thanks for all you have done.

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* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

THIS STUFF WORKS.

Our unique blend of holistic medical therapies gets ALL your body's healing resources going in the same direction...

ACUPUNCTURE

Calms stress, clears neuroendocrine pathways, and promotes circulation.

HERBAL MEDICINE

Transmits nature's intelligence to heal damaged cells and tissues.

FUNCTIONAL
MEDICINE

Targeted nutrition for depleted glands and tissues.

MEDITATION AND VISUALIZATION

Focuses and calms the mind and emotions to maximize your body's healing resources.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

 

 

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

 

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

 

OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF LOVES WHAT WE DO

You'll always feel welcome and cared for.

CHRIS AXELRAD, M.S.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM

Founder and Clinical Director

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JAIME MAMIYA, M.A.O.M., L.Ac., FABORM

Clinician and Pharmacy Director

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CAITLYN MCNEIL

Operations Director And Purveyor of Patient Awesomeness

OLIVIA RODRIGUEZ

Community Outreach Director And Resident Mardi Gras Queen

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.

* Individual results vary. No guarantee of specific results is warranted or implied and your results will depend on many factors (full disclaimer).

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Bringing the power of our unique style of natural medicine to all parts of the city.

The "original" just INSIDE the loop at Post Oak and 610.

 One number for all three offices: 713-527-9555

 

In the heart of The Woodlands near the Spring, Magnolia, and Conroe areas.

 One number for all three offices: 713-527-9555

 

At Grand Parkway and I-10 - convenient to Katy, Cypress, and Richmond/Sugar Land.

One number for all three offices: 713-527-9555

 

Your initial consultation is free. Come meet us in person and learn more.

Or, just call 713-527-9555 and we'll be happy to answer your questions.