At one time or another, most of us have experienced some form of depression.
It is typically a normal and healthy response to events in our lives that seem overwhelming. When we are balanced, physically and emotionally, we can easily bounce back from a depressed state and move on with our lives.
However, when negative feelings and emotions become persistent and consistent, depression may set in.
How acupuncture can help
In 2010 research covering 207 clinical studies evaluated the effectiveness of acupuncture in treating depression. According to the findings acupuncture treatment for depression was comparable to taking antidepressants for improving and alleviating symptom severity. In short, acupuncture was shown to be effective for treating depression, and without the common side effects found in most prescription mediation.
Acupuncture no only helps to alleviate the signs and symptoms accompanying depression. It can also address the root cause(s) and underlying energy imbalances in your body that may have contributed to the severity of your depression in the first place.
After all, there is a direct connection between our bodies and emotions.
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine provide safe, natural, drug-free and effective ways to address depression.
The focus on any treatment plan is to restore balance and continuous flow of Qi throughout your body and mind. However, Acupuncture is not a “quick fix.” You may need to receive weeks or months of treatment in order to see lasting results.
Some tips to help combat depressive symptoms…
- Surround yourself with people whom you trust to provide objective and unbiased input and insight.
- Develop a supportive group of friends, loved ones, family and co-workers who can lend an ear and listen to you.
- Breathe, go slow, and think things through.
- Do not make too many life changes all at once. A few at a time will support you and not overwhelm your emotions.
- Try to get at least twenty minutes of simple exercise at least three days per week, if not more.
- Take a daily walk, breathe deeply and let it all go.
- Remember, you are not alone. Others are having similar experiences.
Schedule your appointment today
If you have questions about how acupuncture can help you, or you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, please call me (Marnie) at 503-282-5666.
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