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How to Overcome Depression Naturally

Depression is increasingly common. Everyone, at some time, will experience feelings of sadness, loneliness or isolation. Clinical depression occurs when these feelings are persistent and begin to affect you everyday, for a consistent period of time. If you’ve consulted with a physician and have been diagnosed with clinical depression, then you have to discuss treatment options. Now there are a few common treatment methods for depression: antidepressant medications to address the mood, counseling to discuss the feelings, or a combination of both to reduce dependency on medication. There are other options to treat depression, one method is acupuncture. Acupuncture is a natural procedure that has been shown to improve mood and increase energy. If you are interested in how to overcome depression using the natural treatment of Acupuncture, learn more below:

depressed woman with her doctorAcupuncture is a practice used to improve the flow of your body’s energy. The needles are placed along your energy pathways, called meridians. By focusing on specific points that are linked with the disruption, an acupuncturist can redirect your energy and unblock your energy pathway to address the symptoms. Acupuncture can be used as a preventative method of treatment to improve overall health. This prevent disease and promote health and energy, especially when done regularly throughout the year.

A natural alternative to treating the symptoms of depression is a great option to consider. Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that has been applied for centuries. In Chinese beliefs, depression is attributed to a problem with energy flow around the body. The organs are associated with energy, specifically the liver is linked to energy flow. The Four Gates is a treatment designed to open up the channel of energy flow. The doctor applies the very thin needles with a light tap, in four key zones. Points between the first and second digit on both hands and feet are stimulated. This releases the energy so that balance is restored within the body.

There are several strategies for addressing and treating the symptoms of depression. Many of them are applied in simple short sessions that can improve you overall well being. Acupuncture is credited as an effective natural treatment method for depression, which may also reduce the symptoms of antidepressant medication. Taking time to treat your body with the care it deserves is important. By being conscious of physical and emotional changes you can take a proactive approach and treat symptoms of depression at the source.

If you are dealing with feelings of depression and want to start taking steps to treat your symptoms naturally, contact Parkside Health & Wellness Center to speak to a member of our team and schedule a consultation to discover the many options of treatment that are available to you.