Depression is one of the most common mental health issues in the world. People often withdraw and lose interest in things they once loved. It will often severely limit a person’s ability to carry out normal life activities. Depression may include long term feelings of isolation and feelings of disconnectedness. In my holistic medicine practice, I have helped many people overcome depression, with acupuncture, herbal medicine, light therapy and mind body awareness. I’ll explain the benefits of these therapies.
Approximately 16 million people or 7% of the population had at least one major depressive episode, (lasting longer than two weeks) in 2016 and women are 2x more likely to suffer from depression than men. There are a variety of causes for depression and they may include: chronic stress, chronic fatigue, living contrary to one’s true calling, traumatic experiences, genes, hormones, and nutritional deficiencies.
Acupuncture, homeopathy, natural and herbal medicine are very effective at treating depression! First, they help to improve circulation and reduce inflammation. When the blood is flowing smoothly and oxygen rich blood gets to the vital areas, the mood picks up and the mind becomes more balanced. These therapies also helps to replenish the body’s natural life force. From here, Energy, mood and circulation all self regulate. Hormones, such as dopamine find their balanced state.
Finally, Acupuncture, herbal medicine and homeopathy help to access and connect ourselves with our emotions and our blocks to overcome them. From here it is much more easy to release the stored pain, sadness and feelings of frustration. It happens naturally and is very safe to do so under the care of an experienced practitioner.
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Michael Maniloff, LAc