Anxiety and depression are so common, affecting millions of people.
Maybe you’ve been given a diagnosis of “depression” or “anxiety” and handed a prescription for a medication. Maybe you feel a sense of dread or panic without knowing why. You can’t silence the negative thoughts which puts you on edge. Or you feel like you’re constantly in go-mode and can’t relax. You are not alone.
But it doesn’t have to be this way.
Depression and anxiety are merely a symptom, a sign that something is off balance or ill in the body that needs to be remedied.
Taking antidepressants is like putting a bandage over a splinter in the skin that continues to stir inflammation and pain. Medication is absolutely missing the opportunity to remove the splinter and resolve the problem from the source. The problem with these medications is they don’t address the WHY. Why are you feeling this way? Why is your body creating symptoms that manifest as anxiety or depression?
Depression and anxiety are due to the impact of our modern inflammatory and sedentary lifestyles, processed food diets, and unrelenting stress. With acupuncture and basic lifestyle interventions, we can facilitate your body’s powerful self-healing mechanisms.
Acupuncture gets at the root to relieve the cause and the symptoms of anxiety and depression.
It’s been used for thousands of years to treat anxiety and depression naturally, without the use of drugs or side-effects.
Why does acupuncture work so well for anxiety and depression? Acupuncture is proven to reduce inflammation, which research is showing is a contributing factor in depression. It has an antidepressant-like effect thought to be due to anti-inflammatory mediators in the brain regions. Acupuncture is proven to reduce stress and restore the HPA axis. Acupuncture releases the body’s “feel good” hormones (endorphins) while slowing the body’s production of stress hormones, to foster a state of relaxation and tranquility.
Benefits of acupuncture for anxiety & depression:
- Calms the nervous system
- Releases endorphins
- Promotes relaxation
- Stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system
- Balances the HPA axis
- Reduced inflammation
- Quiets the mind
- Improves mood
- Improves sleep
- Supports energy levels