For many individuals, January is perhaps one of the most difficult months of the year. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season seem like a distant memory, replaced with an oppressive, gray gloom. Many of us have already fallen through with some of our New Year’s resolutions -- maybe we’ve succumbed to the temptation of sweet or greasy foods, or we haven’t been going to the gym as often as we planned. When these experiences are coupled with an existing mental disorder, getting through each day can feel like a struggle.
At the Tao Institute of Modern Wellness, we would like to remind patients who are suffering from depression, bipolar disorder or anxiety in the Philadelphia area that they are not alone. Our own Jingduan Yang, MD, has a unique approach to treating mental illness that fuses both Eastern and Western philosophies.
- Yang Integrative Mental Health Intake TM: This comprehensive approach combines the fields of biology, psychology, and spirituality to form a personalized treatment plan for each patient. Our goal is to treat the whole person - not just the illness.
- Brain Imaging and Biomedical Testing: Using sophisticated modern technology, our doctors are able to view structural abnormalities within the brain. Through testing, they can identify genetic and environmental factors to help find the root causes of a patient’s mental health issues.
- Quantitative Electroencephalogram (qEEG) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS): QEEG technology allows doctors to both measure and analyze how the brain is functioning and then identify any functional deficits. Once areas of the brain are identified that require either activation (to treat depression) or suppression (to treat anxiety), TMS may be used. It uses a pulsed magnetic field that is directly focused to target a specific area of the brain. Many patients report positive results from this drug-free therapy.
- Energetic Evaluation: Our four-step diagnostic process uses classic Chinese principles like herbal medicine and acupuncture for our Philadelphia patients. These time-tested techniques may be combined with a more modern approach to create an effective solution for each individual.
Taking care of your mind is just as important as taking care of your body. If standard, modern medicine has not given you the results you’d hoped for when it comes to your mental health, then we encourage you to make an appointment at the Tao Institute of Modern Wellness today.