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How Acupuncture Helps Treating Depression

Depression is a serious psychological problem with symptoms such as bad mood, fatigue, weight changes, sleeping difficulty, inability to enjoy everyday life, and many more. This can significantly affect the quality of life and even lead to suicidal thoughts.

Conventional medicine focuses on treating the symptoms without getting to the root of the problem, and prescription drugs also have a variety of side effects.

The best treatment for acupuncture in Pickering for depression differs from general medicine.  It focuses on identifying imbalances in the body that are causing symptoms. This traditional system of medicine is based on the idea that the life energy flowing freely throughout the body is responsible for human health.

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External factors such as stress and poor nutrition can block or interfere with energy flow and cause countless illnesses and depression. A qualified acupuncturist will take into account the patient's unique constitution and energy flow, provide an accurate diagnosis, and suggest optimal treatment, including inserting needles into certain points.

These fine needles are placed at specific points on the meridians, stimulating the nervous system and releasing larger amounts of energy flow. Acupuncture can also help your body produce more serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. 

Acupuncture helps balance the brain chemistry, deactivating the part of the brain responsible for stress and anxiety – two major factors in depression.

 

Doug Parks