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). 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.
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?
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.
 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.