Most of us have experienced some form of depression at one point or another. When we are physically and emotionally balanced, we can bounce back from a depressed state with ease, and move on with our lives. However, when the negative emotions and feelings persist, depression can set in and seemingly take a hold of our lives.
Traditional Chinese Medicine & Stagnant Qi
If left to continue, this leads to “depressed” or “stagnant” Qi, which is the vital energy that helps to protect the body from illness and pain. Physical and/or emotional symptoms result when Qi becomes depressed or stagnant. Practitioners of acupuncture work to detect and correct the balance and movement of Qi, and this is done by manipulating corresponding points on the body through pressure and/or the insertion of sterile needles.
Best Acupuncture’s Approach to Treating Depression
Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese medicine can help to alleviate the symptoms and signs that accompany depression, and begin to address the root cause of the imbalance. Our acupuncturists take into consideration the powerful relationship between emotions and the body, understanding that when we experience something that upsets us emotionally, our psychological state may be disrupted. This is similar to when we experience a physical problem that impacts our emotions.
Acupuncture provides a safe and effective way to address depression, with the focus being to restore a balanced, continuous flow of Qi throughout the body and mind. Some require several weeks or months of treatment to see lasting results, so it’s important you give yourself time, so that you can see the maximum benefits acupuncture has to offer.
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If you or someone you know is suffering with depression and you believe this is a life threatening emergency, please CALL 911.