Five Element Acupuncture For Depression

Five Element Acupuncture For Depression

Do you feel depressed, you’re not alone. Did you know about 6.7% of adults in the US suffer from depression according to The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)[1]. In this article, you see one of our patients talk about using Five Element Acupuncture to treat depression and back pain in a video testimonial.Depression

Women complain 70% more about sadness and anxiety than men who are less likely to admit to feeling down or unhappy. Five Element Acupuncture focuses emotions, especially feeling of sadness or other signs of depression.

What are the Symptoms of Depression?

The first thing most people tell me is, “it’s really hard to get out of bed in the morning. In fact, I want to crawl back under the covers and avoid everyone.”

Other problems often mentioned are changes in appetite and weight loss. It’s more though for many people. It’s a persistent feeling of sadness, anxious, or “empty” feelings. You have feelings of hopelessness or pessimism, or feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness.

You may be irritable, restless and have lost interest in activities or hobbies you once found pleasurable, this includes sex.

Mainstream medicine often approaches the fatigue and decreased energy many depression suffers experience with drugs while five-element acupuncture is more effective in helping you recover from your problem instead of medicating you.

There’re other symptoms too. What brings on depression?

five-element acpunctureWhat Brings On Depression?

The patient who gave Dr. Debra this video testimonial became depressed after her spouse became ill and she was the sole caregiver. With so many aging baby-boomers, this is becoming common. Caring for a loved one can be difficult. If you must lift them or move them, physical pain like back pain can occur. In this patient’s case, her back pain got her to try acupuncture in the first place.

Once in the office she shared how difficult her situation was and the hopelessness she felt. To relieve back pain we needed to also treat her with five element acupuncture for the emotions around losing her husband after a long illness.

Here is a video testimonial – I hope we can help you too.

Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element acupuncture helps emotions by working to bring you back to center.

Five Element Acupuncture for depression is a specialized form of treatment that is pleasant and not available everywhere. I had the wonderful opportunity to study with a great teacher in this method of treatment for mental and emotional issues. If you have tried other methods or you want to move beyond the upheaval and find center again, Five Element acupuncture may be right for you.

Feelings of sadness and anxiety aren’t just something that happens to women or people over a certain age. I’ve helped young professional who have heavy demands on their lives. Having a baby can unbalance your hormones leading to depression and with five-element acupuncture and natural medicine we can have you back to your old self quickly. Don’t struggle, you have so much to live for and enjoy in life, let us help you.

 

[1] The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

 

 

Does Acupuncture Help Scoliosis Pain?

Does Acupuncture Help Scoliosis Pain?

Scoliosis Pain And Acupuncture Scoliosis

I know that a chiropractor once tried to tell me I had scoliosis. It was a few years ago and I found it odd since I have used acupuncture treatment for scoliosis back pain with many patients and knew I didn’t have it. Occasionally a client shares someone told them they’re back pain is caused by a curved spine. Their spine seemed fine. The truth be told we all have a slight bend in our spine.

Curvature Of The Spine

There are many names for Scoliosis another being curvature of the spine. In most people it is not a problem. For some though it can mean death or end their ability to walk. Usually it starts in childhood. Some adults develop Scoliosis due to sports or their career too.

That’s the problem; it doesn’t always start in childhood, and we all have curve to our spine especially by the time you hit your 40’s. It’s usually due to bending or being active. This is my case normal wear n’ tear. Not everyone is so lucky scoliosis is a serious problem. It often evolves surgeries to fix the problem.

In all this time, 22 years I have been honored to help some of the nicest people with back pain of curvature of the spine and yes true scoliosis cases. I am blessed to have this wonderful patient who wanted to share her remarkable story of growing up a child with scoliosis and surgeries to stand strong and tall.curvature of the spine

Can You Still Enjoy Normal Things If You Have Scoliosis?

Scoliosis doesn’t have to slow you down. It doesn’t have to end your ability to enjoy things like walking, hiking, or riding a bicycle.  With natural medicine like acupuncture you can reduce pain and increase flexibility. Even general back pain from muscle tightness or disc problems benefit from acupuncture.
I look forward to hearing from you and finding out more about your story and how acupuncture can help your curvature of the spine or other back pain.

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