Depression is a common mental health problem that effects people from all genders, ages groups and backgrounds. It is classified into minor and major types, endogenous depression and minor depression, referred to as reactive depression. This type of depression can be triggered by a personal setback such as a divorce, bereavement.
The term depression can be loosely used when a person is feeling low in mood, sad, teary, unhappy, and dissatisfied. Low mood normally subsides after a few days whereas clinical depression is quite different and can be chronic and recurrent. This type of depression has more severe symptoms for e.g. strong feelings of negativity, self-blame, anxiety, lack of motivation, reduced focus, suicidal thoughts, along with associated physical symptoms such as physical pain, weight changes, disturbance of sleep, loss of libido and a change in appetite.
Depression may manifest in different ways, as each person is a unique individual.
Depression is often the result from a combination of biochemical, genetical, environmental and psychological factors. It can be triggered by stressful events that one may encounter in their lives such as illness, financial changes, and life changes.
Having treated many patients over the last 20 years with Depression neurosis I have seen very positive results with Five element Acupuncture
. I worked with numerous patients from the psychiatric unit in St Pancras hospital in London and set up a scheme to offer acupuncture to outpatients which was very well received.
The world health organisation recognises Acupuncture as an effective form of treatment to help reduce the symptoms of depression. Studies have demonstrated that acupuncture can have a positive effect on depression by altering the brains mood chemistry, increasing the production of serotonin and endorphins.
By stimulating specific acupuncture points sensitivity to pain is reduced, stress is reduced, and it helps to promote relaxation, supports the nervous system and deactivates the analytical brain which is responsible for anxiety and worry. It also helps to reduce the side effects of anti-depressants.
If acupuncture is something new to you then have a chat with Keely so she can answer any questions you may have regarding this treatment.
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LicAc MBACc MAR Acupuncturist and Holistic Therapist