Life is often a series of undulations between highs and lows, but sometimes the lows seem like they never end. No matter how perfect your Instagram may look, everyone experiences some lows. Over 15 million American Adults are being treated for persistent depression lasting more than two years. When people are confronted with these severe emotional problems, doctors will often prescribe medications to mask the symptoms, rather than treating the root of the problem. This is why we believe in promoting emotional wellness with Acupuncture in conjunction with therapy.
Common side effects of these antidepressants range from anxiety to insomnia to constipation – many times causing more problems than you started with. With all the issues associated with medications and prescriptions, many people struggling with emotional problems and depression are turning to a more holistic and natural form of treatment: Acupuncture.
Acupuncture is a time-tested ancient technique rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine Practices. It is a pain-free treatment that has been used for centuries to treat a wide variety of health problems. While we all must face occasional emotional distress, there is no reason to constantly suffer from it. Acupuncture has been shown to help alleviate symptoms associated with depression and emotional problems; it treats the root cause of the problem by helping to re-balance the body’s internal environment.
In traditional Chinese Medicine, energy that flows through your body, called Qi, travels through internal passages, called meridians, that connect the organs throughout your body. Chinese medicine says that when the flow of Qi is misaligned illness results. Using Acupuncture helps stimulate the meridians throughout your body in order to alter various chemical and physiological conditions. Studies done throughout the world have shown Acupuncture’s effectiveness at treating emotional problems.
In 1998 at the University of Arizona, John Allen conducted a controlled experiment on treating symptoms of depression; 64% of those treated with an acupuncture treatment geared toward depression experienced full remission. Patients that had received the placebo treatment fared much worse.
Throughout the world, people are beginning to turn to Acupuncture as a natural and holistic approach to helping emotional difficulty. It is also effective when used in conjunction with therapy. Using Acupuncture can promote you emotional wellness and get you back to enjoying life. It’s an art and medicine practice that takes years to master, so finding the right Acupuncturist is extremely important.
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