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Acupuncture for Mental Health

by The Mind Faculty

Acupuncture is a traditional therapy that inserts fine needles into the body that coincides with energy meridians in order to release any blockages. We are introducing this complementary therapy to The Mind Faculty as part of our holistic approach to mental health. It brings balance to the mind by bringing balance to the body.

Our acupuncturist worked closely with our team to design protocols that will help clients to address any mental health challenges they may be going through.


Acupuncture can help you to address the low mood, low energy and lack of motivation that characterise depression. We can help you to feel motivated, increase your energy levels and improve your mood with our depression protocol.

When you physically feel better, you can start to take the steps you need to address your depression such as identify and break away from negative thinking pattern, which underlies Cognitive Behavourial Therapy.

Acupuncture can also help with postnatal depression. It helps to balance hormones.


When we feel anxious, we secrete stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. This explains the physical symptoms of anxiety such as tight chest, tense muscles and issues with our stomach/ bladder (i.e., if you experience a nervous stomach or needing to use the bathroom before a stressful situation) because when we are in our fight or flight response, energy is being diverted away from our digestion/excretion system to systems that are necessary for our survival.

When we experience anxiety, we are unable to regulate our stress hormones, meaning that normal situations such as meeting a new person can be daunting.

Acupuncture can help us to regulate our stress hormones and help us to feel calm and safe within our bodies. When we address the physical symptoms of anxiety, we can start to address the mental and emotional aspects.


Our quality of sleep can affect our mental health and vice versa. Acupuncture can help you to improve the quality of your sleep as it promotes a feeling of relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety. Studies have shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for insomnia related to mental health problems such as anxiety and schizophrenia.

Chronic Pain Management

Acupuncture offers a natural solution to managing chronic pain. It releases endorphins, which is our body's natural painkillers, and helps to reduce inflammation.

If you'd like to make an appointment or to find our more about how acupuncture can help you, please email us ( The Mind Faculty is a mental health therapy clinic located in Kuala Lumpur. We offer psychiatric, psychological, counselling and complementary therapy such as acupuncture as part of our holistic approach to mental health.

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