depressionDepression is caused by a chemical imbalance that has built up over the years. The stress of life, pent up emotions, lack of sleep, poor diet and lack of exercise are all possible contributing factors in bringing about this chemical imbalance. Depression includes the following symptoms:
  • Depressed emotion – feeling negative, sad, grief, cry often with no reason, irritability, agitation.
  • Negative feelings – hopeless, worthless or guilt, feeling disabled or suicidal.
  • Lack of motivation or interest – careless, no will power, can’t keep routine activities.
  • Restless – interrupted sleep or insomnia.
  • Fatigue – feeling run down.
  • Weight problems – significant weight gain or loss.
  • Lack of concentration, forgetful, moving slowly.
In Traditional Medicine, depression can be the result of an imbalance or blockage in one or more of the body’s organ systems and meridian pathways. When Chi becomes blocked or the quantity of Chi is insufficient and unable to properly nourish the organs, this can lead to illness, disease and emotional problems.

Without side effects from medications, no withdraw suffering or addictions, acupuncture naturally enhance the body’s own healing power and lift the symptoms of depression and anxiety. The focus is upon achieving a balance of body, mind and spirit.