Acupuncture for Mental Health

Acupuncture for Mental Health

Georgia Carr, MAOM, LAc

Are you tired of feeling tired and blue? Are you fed up with having to talk about emotionally painful stories again and again? Don’t get me wrong. Your story is very important. It is part of what makes you the strong and talented person that you are today. If you don’t feel like traditional counseling is right for you, or if you want some extra support for the psychotherapy that you are undergoing, acupuncture can help.

There are times when looking beyond the storyline can offer potent solutions. When anxiety and depression are affecting both your body and your mind, acupuncture can help.

7 reasons why you need acupuncture:

1.  Anxiety rules your day

2. You feel sluggish and don’t do the activities that used to bring you joy

3. Panic attacks keep you from socializing

4. You have trouble falling and staying asleep

5. You have trouble focusing at work

6. Stress is causing you physical pain

7. You feel angry or frustrated by minor inconveniences


Want to know more? Research provides insight.

A number of studies show that Acupuncture is as good as Psychotherapy for Depression.

Regular acupuncture treatments over the course of three months can significantly improve symptoms of depression.

While some people are able to get off of anti-depressant and anti-anxiety medications, others are not. Ask me about my story. I’d be happy to share!


For best results, stick with the program.

Acupuncture, like therapy, works best when used repeatedly. Best results are found with twice weekly treatments for one month, and weekly treatments for two to six months after. Maintenance care should is seen to optimize long-term results. Maintenance care typically requires one to two visits per month.

According to one study, neither counseling nor acupuncture outperformed antidepressants when discontinued. At 12 months after the study, there was no difference in effectiveness between the three groups (standard care, acupuncture, counseling). Acupuncture should be seen as a long term plan for care.

For more information on how acupuncture can help you, call for a free 15 minute consultation! 303.717.3221

Or schedule an appointment today!

Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop at Karma Yoga Denver

Yin Yoga & Meditation Workshop

Saturday, September 19 5pm-7pm

Replenish, revive, balance, and restore. Enjoy an introduction to yin yoga followed by instructions and practice of shamatha meditation. The insights and methods of Yoga, Buddhism, and Traditional Chinese Medicine will be interwoven to create a deeply integral practice.

Yin yoga is a practice of long-held, deeply relaxing poses that open and energize the energetic pathways of the body to restore youthful joint mobility and gather your life force.

Meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. Cultivating a meditation practice can allow you to learn the patterns and habits of your mind. A simple practice can offer a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being.

You will learn:
How meridian stretching can heal the body
The importance of yin yoga & restorative practices
A simple meditation technique that will help you refocus, de-stress, and reconnect to your life
$25 per person*

To register please call:

Karma Yoga 303.284.8617

or sign up online at:

Karma Yoga 

1705 S Pearl St.

Denver, CO 80210

*The country of Nepal has experienced severe devastation this year after two major earthquakes and repeated aftershocks. To help rebuild the country’s houses, schools, and clinics, 50% of proceeds for the workshop will be donated to Tsoknyi Humanitarian Foundation’s Nepal Earthquake Fund.
For more information about the organization, please see:

About Georgia: Georgia is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and yoga teacher. After more than ten years of study and practice in the eastern arts, Georgia integrates natural healing tools to create a meditative evening.malahands

Happy New Year, Denver!

Chinese Astrology: Year of the Yin Wood Sheep 2015

According to Chinese Astrology, 2015 is the year of the Yin Wood Sheep which brings about a soft, gentle and feminine energy.

2014, the year of the Yang Wood Horse saw a lot of dominant action, energy and transformations taking place but as the galloping horse begins to fade, the energy of the Yin Wood Sheep (or Goat) will take its place.

Beginning on February 19th, 2015- the start of the Chinese new year, the energy is going to shift outward to a more inward state. This is because the energy is moving from Yang (outward/masculine) into Yin (inward/feminine).

Yin energy is very creative, intuitive and gentle. Instead of everything moving fast and abruptly like yang energy, yin energy gives us time to focus, get centered and take stock over what we have created so far.

The element of Wood returns this year too and brings the energy of groundedness and understanding oneself on a deeper level. In fact, this wood energy complements the demeanour of the Sheep perfectly.

The Sheep symbolizes the energy of generosity, patience and peacefulness. The goal of the sheep is to create harmony and beauty within the home and family and is often considered to be the most feminine of all the Chinese zodiac animals.

Just like the horse, the sheep is extremely intuitive, the only difference is the sheep is a lot more emotional, and has more awareness to heal, nurture and tend to issues that are causing suffering.

This year will be about knowing yourself clearly and deeply, forgiving yourself, clearing past wounds and accepting who you are.

We are being called upon to nurture ourselves, our friends and family and to go after our desires with patience, love and kindness.

2015 will also ask us to shed our ego and will not favor greed, overspending or unconscious business practices. Instead, the sheep calls us to practice modesty, charity and to delight in the smaller, more delicate aspects of life.

The sheep will also guide us to tune into our intuition and emotional well-being while still being receptive to the emotions of others. She asks that we use our mind and heart to make decisions, rather than force and aggression.

In Chinese culture, it is believed that those born under the year of the sheep are destined to be followers, not leaders however, in terms of dealing with the energy for 2015, we are being asked to manage what we have already
created in 2014 and ‘follow’ our instincts.

The Yin Wood Sheep reminds us that home is where the heart is, and that loving yourself, feeling safe and surrounding yourself with a loving group of friends and family is paramount to your life’s work. It is her desire that we go within, pay attention to the small things and to nurture others and ourselves.