Depression has been perceived as a condition caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Conventional treatments include anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping pills. The common side effects of these drugs are drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, low libido, and anxiety. Acupuncture offers a more natural and effective solution by stimulating the central nervous system and increasing the production of endorphins which is naturally occurring chemicals in the body that improves a person’s mood and overall feeling of well-being.
How can acupuncture help with Depression/Anxiety?
Acupuncture is based on balancing the body’s “Chi” or “life energy”, which regulates emotional, mental, and physical balance. Depression, anxiety and stress are caused by abnormal emotions leading to stagnation in the flow of Chi. Chinese medicine believes that the emotions are governed by individual organs. The body and the mind are a real part of the same functional system. Acupuncture, a holistic method, integrates the body and mind and balances emotional distress naturally.