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Gentle and Effective Treatment for Depression with Acupuncture

Relieve depression with acupuncture!

Get back into emotional balance naturally with acupuncture!

Are you suffering from depression? Depression affects one in ten Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

How does one know if they’re depressed? When someone is feeling sad, hopeless, discouraged, unmotivated or disinterested for over 2 weeks, or these feelings start to interfere with their activities and duties it could be a major depressive episode. For men, depression can also show up as irritability, anger, or self-destructive behavior.

There are a large number of causes for depression, including genetics, chemical imbalances, hormone issues and other medical conditions. Depression may also be the result of a “dysregulation” of the seven emotions — joy, anger, worry, contemplation, grief, fear and shock.  If acupuncture is able to reestablish a balance among these emotions, the symptoms of depression are relieved.

Treating depression with acupuncture has a positive and holistic effect on depressed patients, and avoids the potential side effects of traditional medication. Acupuncture often gives an immediate improvement on the symptoms present, as well as a deeper improvement on the underlying causes.

In addition to acupuncture, here’s a few suggestions to ease depression.

Be sure that you're getting plenty of light, fresh air and exercise!

Be sure that you’re getting plenty of light and exercise!

1. Practice Meditation. At a minimum, take some time out of your day to focus on everything you love in life.  In addition, with meditation, you can boost both serotonin and norepinephrine levels (important neurotransmitters in the brain), naturally.

2. Be in nature, or at least pretend to be.  Humans evolved over millions of years living outside.  Bright light therapy has been shown in several trials to helps alleviate depressive symptoms.  If you can, install some bright lights inside your work space.  Adding a few plants to your work space also brings nature inside, and provides free extra oxygen! Being outside is even better, because you’ll also increase your vitamin D levels naturally.

3. Exercise.  The right kind of exercise can do wonders for your body and mind.  Not only will it get you leaner, stronger, and help you live longer, it also improves your mood.

Get relief from depression, pain, stress and many other issues today! Schedule an appointment at CT Acupuncture .

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