To anyone who knows about acupuncture and alternative medicine. Is it common for these symptoms to go together? Would acupuncture be recommended to treat them? Also, I read some on your site and I understand that you feel acupuncture is dealing with the root of the problem. How is that? As a westerner, I'm not sure I understand that.
Here are my symptoms:
General pressure/tension in front of my head (above eyebrows and sometimes behind eyes)
Depression -crying and lying around the house
PMS -very bad symptoms of depression and irritability
Anxiety -can come in waves of nausea and fear (like today), or can just be jitteriness/irritability -makes it difficult to be social/normal
Shallow breathing and shakiness often accompany the anxiety.
Also, I find meditation and yoga help, but don't last more than a day (or at most two days). Primarily, I have tried for the last several years to focus on diet and exercise to solve these problems and as the symptoms keep coming back, I guess the problem must be larger than just diet and exercise.