Mood issues range from feeling low intermittently to negative thoughts that leave you feeling despondent and demotivated. It’s hard to take actions to make yourself feel better when you feel like this. Perhaps something unexpected has happened that you haven’t recovered from despite your best efforts.
Classical Five-Element acupuncture theory and treatment has a special interest in the ‘spirit’ of the person. The spirit is that spark inside that makes you feel uplifted and engaged in life. That spark can diminish with prolonged periods of ill health, overwork, poor diet, and challenging life circumstances. There are specific acupuncture points used for raising a person spirit.
Treatment for mood-related issues would be aimed at stimulating ‘spirit’ points and balance strong emotions.