Acupuncture For Depression

Depression is a common mental health problem that affects people of all genders, ages, and backgrounds. About two thirds of adults will at some time experience depression severe enough to interfere with their normal daily lives.

It is more than just a depressed mood, and shows a variety of symptoms including changes in appetite and sleeping patterns. Additionally, it may cause physical symptoms such as sudden fatigue, lethargy, and abdominal pain.

Depression Symptoms

  • No motivation
  • Insomnia
  • Always tired
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Decreased appetite and weight loss
  • Pins and needles in hands and feet
  • Frequent headaches
  • Chest stuffy
  • Urine irregularities
  • Menstrual irregularities

If three of the above symptoms last more than two weeks, judging by the initial symptoms of depression, treatment is required.

Treatment For Depression

In herbal medicine, the most major cause of depression is considered to be ‘heart weakness’.

When the heart becomes overworked and tired due to excessive worry and stress, the blood is exhausted and the body loses nutrients. This makes it hard for the body to improve its physical and mental fatigue, and the stagnant mood persists.

Acupuncture for depression in Chinese medicine focuses on healing the body and mind by repairing the function of the tired heart, restoring the vitality of the body.

In general, acupuncture is believed to stimulate the nervous system and cause the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. The resulting biochemical changes influence the body’s homeostatic mechanisms, thus promoting physical and emotional wellbeing.


Additionally, changes in diet may help. Good food includes

  • seafood
  • lettuce, sprouted vegetables, spinach, broccoli and peas
  • beef, chicken, pork, eggs and milk
  • chicory
  • zinc-rich chestnuts
  • walnuts
  • animal liver
  • folic acid-rich kidney beans
  • peanuts

Nowadays, depression is recognized as one of the diseases that must be overcome through counselling and treatment. If you need treatment, it would be wise to take acupuncture for depression, and traditional Chinese medicine therapy to help you overcome the disease by increasing your own self-vitality before taking toxic psychiatric drugs.

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