Consider acupuncture when battling depression
If you struggle with depression, which affects millions of people around the world with feelings of sadness and hopelessness, you may not realize that acupuncture could help you deal with its symptoms.
Depression can occur on different levels. It’s considered a healthy response to events that seem overwhelming at the time, as long as it doesn’t linger or set in permanently – it’s natural to feel depressed over losing a job, failing a test, breaking up with a lover, but those reactions should resolve fairly quickly. It’s when the feelings of despair continue apparently without end and you can’t move on – when negative feelings and emotions persist and last – that you may need help in coping with depression that reaches a clinical level.
That’s where acupuncture can help, with both the signs and symptoms that are features of depression, and the root causes or imbalances that underlie the condition. Practitioners of acupuncture are trained to find and fix those imbalances in the human body, with treatments that focus on balancing and activating your natural vital energy (Qi).
An acupuncturist will take a complete health history to find out where, why and how your Qi has become stagnant or depressed, and develop a unique treatment plan tailored to your signs and symptoms. The goal will be to activate the movement of Qi throughout your body, treating your body as a whole organism to help you move from illness and disease toward health and happiness. This is different – and more encompassing – from treating a condition like depression as a separate aspect of your health.
Be prepared to have several sessions of acupuncture to help you deal with and overcome depression. Depression doesn’t develop overnight; acupuncture won’t resolve depression overnight.
Because Dr. Steve Sadlon of Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture (Rochester, NY) has training and experience as a licensed psychologist for 13 years ,as well as in alternative medicine approaches, he may be the ideal health professional to consult for help with overcoming depression. Consider letting Chiropractic Health & Acupuncture use acupuncture to help you find the path out of depression and toward feeling joy in life again.