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Managing Depression with Acupuncture

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We’ve all suffered a case of heavy, sorrowful emotion sometimes. The signs look a little different for all of us, ranging from a physical lethargy or feeling a little low, to a heightened and sensitive emotional state. Symptoms can come at us hand in hand like a one-two punch combo, making life hard to live when joy cannot be found anywhere around us. So when we feel down or depressed, it is important to find healthy coping mechanisms. How is acupuncture a healthy coping mechanism? 

Acupuncture can help restore the balance of vital qi energy to our mind and body, thus creating a calmer and happier mental state. Depression can be caused by an imbalance in one or more of the Five Emotions. Five Element acupuncture can rebalance the underlying cause of the depression, based on diagnosing which of the Five Emotions is the primary root cause. Fire imbalance causes Lack of Joy. Earth imbalance causes excess Sympathy and Worry. Metal imbalance causes Grief. Water imbalance causes Fear. And Wood imbalance causes Anger. 

By restoring the balance of our vital qi energy in the Five Elements and Five Emotions, acupuncture can help lift the low mood or depression, and provide us with a welcome attitude adjustment. Balancing our mind helps play a big part in decreasing other symptoms like muscle tension, poor sleep patterns, headaches and general muscle fatigue, and better overall function of the mind-body connection. 

If you want more information about how acupuncture can help you with your depression, give us a call today at (904) 296-9545!

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