People with chronic depression experience feelings of absolute hopelessness, and a complete inability to derive joy from even the greatest of life’s pleasures, sometimes on a daily basis. It’s far beyond “feeling sad.” There are also many physical symptoms, including digestive and immune system issues. If left untreated, it can shorten the lifespan and severely decrease the quality of life. Receiving acupuncture for depression can be a great help, as part of a holistic health program.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, the well-being of the mind, body, and spirit are dependent on the free-flow of the body’s fluids, energy, thoughts, and feelings. Depression was thought of as a stagnation of the body’s Qi and blood, which manifests in a disturbance of the “shen” or spirit. Imagine a river that has become congested over time with debris, and the wall of water building up behind that dam. When we perform acupuncture for depression, our goal is to chip away at these blockages to restore the smooth flow that characterizes good health.
Using the latest research on electro-acupuncture, meditation, qi gong exercises, traditional herbal formulas, cupping, gua sha, and dietary advice, we can help people with depression take back control of their lives and help them find the flow, again. Acupuncture has proven mental/emotional benefits, and has been used as a mind-body medicine for thousands of years to treat all sorts of issues beyond just pain management. Let Advanced Holistic Center show you how getting acupuncture for depression can help you change your life.