More than 19 million teens and adults in the United States are living with depression.
At Moonlight Garden Acupuncture, I understand the struggle with depression and I treat each patient with the utmost respect and compassion. In Chinese medicine we treat depression as a imbalance somewhere in the body, and our job is to locate the imbalance and balance it. We are not talk therapist, and we will not need to discuss your depression in this way. Although we do advice working with a therapist simultaneously in order to achieve the best results. I will work together with the patient using Oriental medicine to balance the body. Then we discuss what recurring factors that may be holding you back in a depressed state. These factors may include things you can do such as diet, exercise, communication, expression, and self-love. It may include things we do that we can stop such as self-doubt, negative thinking, bad diet, addictions, social disconnecting, etc.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms then you may be experiencing depression.
- Feeling sad or “empty”
- Loss of interest in favorite activities
- Overeating, or not wanting to eat at all
- Not being able to sleep, or sleeping too much
- Feeling very tired
- Feeling hopeless, irritable, anxious, or guilty
- Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems
- Thoughts of death or suicide
If you are experiencing depression to any degree, you are not alone, and there is a path back to feeling okay. Its a good idea to talk to someone you trust about what you are feeling, the next step is to seek treatment. Oriental Medicine is one option and has proven to be very successful.