Depression can be a particularly sensitive condition. If you have never experienced mental illness, it can be all too easy to dismiss this crippling condition as someone’s bad day. Depressed individuals typically suffer from insomnia, crying spells, anxiety, worry, poor memory, lack of interest, and stomach disturbances.
Traditional Chinese medicine believes that the heart and the liver control mental activity. When these organs are functioning well, the body will harmonise your emotional and mental health. However when these organs are affected by sadness, the brain can fail to co-ordinate your mental activities.
The World Health Organisation has classified depression as a condition for which acupuncture has been proven to be an effective treatment. Acupuncture works primarily on treating the underlying cause of depression and rebalancing both the body and the mind to eliminate the root of the problem.
It does this by moving the flow of blood, unblocking vital qi (energy ), and increasing serotonin levels. When patients receive acupuncture, they generally experience a reduction in anxiety and insomnia as well as an improvement in energy and overall wellbeing. Best of all, there are no side effects from acupuncture treatments.
Chinese herbs can also be taken in the long term as a preventative. Ring 086 2159282 for details.
Care Cure specialises in treating depression, anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, low motivation, and addictions.