What is Depression?
Major depressive disorder (also known as depression) is a mental disorder characterized by low mood, self-esteem, and loss of interest or pleasure in normally enjoyable activities. People with depression should seek therapy early to reduce health effects and improve life quality.
Facts about Depressions
Depression is a major cause of illness and is associated with reduced social functioning, quality of life and disability. Depression can also contribute to acute and chronic diseases. Nearly 16 percent of people have depression at some point in their lifetime.
Depression can lead to:
- Cardiovascular Disease.
Acupuncture for Depression
Acupuncture is an effective treatment for depression. Combined with Chinese herbs, acupuncture can stabilize mood swings, combat stress-induced fatigue and reduce the anxiety that often co-occurs with depression.
By treating the root cause of the disease, the internal imbalance caused by external stress, acupuncture can dissolve blockages in the body flow of vital energy. These blockages, if not treated, can result in concentration difficulties, poor sleep and other symptoms of depression.
Patients can begin to experience relief in as few as six treatments. They typically have improvements in sleeping patterns and anxiety and have more energy, as well as enhanced well-being. Acupuncture strengthens the body physiological balance which improves the body ability to manage stress.
Acupuncture Vs Western Medicine
Acupuncture is a drug-free therapy. Acupuncture and Chinese herbs treat the body holistically and cause none of the adverse side effects that may result from taking antidepressant drugs. Acupuncture causes no drug dependence or risk or addiction.