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Depression Can Be Treated Naturally and Efficiently Using Acupuncture Treatments

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A pilot study conducted by researchers at the University of Arizona showed acupuncture to be a promising and extremely reliable treatment for depression in women. Depression is actually one of the most commonly heard medical complaints by doctors in the United States. Sadly however, a lot of sufferers aren’t getting the right treatments so they tend to stop seeking treatment at the early stages of this condition. What’s more, for those who have availed of treatments, after they have recovered, many are not entirely cured and oftentimes suffer from relapses. More and more patients with depression are adding natural and alternative forms of treatment to their conventional therapies that include drugs and psychotherapy.

Acupuncture for the treatment of depression in Bellingham can come in the form of electro acupuncture. This procedure involves the application of a mild electrical current surging through acupuncture needles inserted into the skin. Scientists have discovered that acupuncture to be quite effective in treating depression associated with a chronic medical condition and for mild depression.

One of the safest and natural ways to treat depression, acupuncture is effective in treating stress and anxiety, as well. These three mental conditions (depression, stress, and anxiety) are mainly the result of chemical imbalances in the brain. Sleeping pills, anti-anxiety meds, and antidepressants are the most commonly used conventional treatments for depression. The toxicity inherent in these drugs leads to symptoms such as low libido, drowsiness, headache, and blurred vision among others.

Acupuncture is a form of treatment that naturally helps stimulate the central nervous system resulting in the increased development of natural painkilling chemicals in the body such as enkephalins and endorphins. These chemicals help uplift the mood and generate a sense of well-being in the person. Acupuncture is rooted in the balance and addition of vital energy or QI. Qi is the force that regulates the physical, mental, and emotional balance of the body. So, depression, stress, and anxiety develop from abnormal emotions that lessen the proper circulation of Qi.

The Chinese think that medicine governs the emotions of a person. They consider the mind and body as real parts of one system. Acupuncture aids the mind and body and balances the emotions in a natural way by boosting natural healing abilities of the body.

Acupuncture Works in a Safe and Natural Way

1. It emphasizes health maintenance and illness prevention aided by a balance diet

2. It helps eliminate and lessens the need for medication helping one avoid its unwanted side effects. Acupuncture never separates the body and mind but treats mental and physical symptoms holistically and simultaneously

3. It improves the health of people affected by the side effects of drugs

Besides acupuncture, listed below are things one should do in order to prevent the rise of mental and emotional disturbances:

-Take adequate amounts of iron, magnesium, vitamin B, and iron. Depression can occur if the person is deficient in these supplements.
-Exercise! Deep breathing activities such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation are helpful
-Plenty of rest and physical exhaustion should be avoided
-Avoid overly ambitious goals and over thinking
-Eat a balanced diet. Avoid excessive carbohydrates and meats
-Avoid drinking ice cold drinks and eating raw, cold, spicy, or hot foods
-Stay away from alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine as they tend to aggravate stress

Extra Benefits of Acupunctures

Any conditions in the spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental aspects of a person can be corrected by acupuncture’s ability to balance the hormones in the body. Acupuncture:

-Treats eating disorders
-Improves a person’s ability to cope with problems and changes in life
-Helps reduce eating disorders
-Boosts the body’s ability to handle problems and changes in the body
-Increases energy through regular exercise
-Helps a person get more interested in life and makes a person feel about himself/herself
-Improves sleep
-Reduces muscle tension and pain
-Enhances concentration and improves mental conditions
-Boosts well-being and overall health
-Helps calm the mind and body and created emotional balance

Written by Valerie

June 8th, 2015 at 11:56 pm

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