Mental Health

Some of the most common emotional health concerns in Chinese Medicine are, insomnia, depression and anxiety. Chinese Medicine has avid venues in managing these conditions producing a healthier lifestyle.


Have you ever experienced a long night of sleep and wake up tired? even if you have slept for 12 hours. Chinese Medicine classifies this as part of insomnia.

Sleep in Chinese Medicine is divided into two elements: physical and mental. Any intrinsic or extrinsic stimuli affecting either elements, impairs sleep.

Western medicine manages insomnia by pharmaceutical drugs, such as: hypnotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics or neuroleptics. Unfortunately due to habituation and dependency this generates a viscous cycle.

Atherton Chinese Medicine Treatments for Insomina
Atherton Chinese Medicine Treatments for Fear and Anxiety


Anxiety is relatable to fear and worry. Anxiety in Chinese Medicine manifests through variant aetiologies, which can intrinsically be determined through pulse diagnosis.

Alternate Therapeutics uses avid solutions to assist by targeting various organs via herbal medicine and acupuncture.


In clinic some patients admit to depression, whilst some patients recluse or are unaware of depression.

Alternate Therapeutics tries to combat this mental illness with close attention to pulse diagnosis.

Atherton Chinese Medicine Treatments for Depression