Emotional distress is very common in today’s busy modern lifestyle. As a result, anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental and emotional conditions affecting individuals today. At Coral Gables Acupuncture we provide a natural form of relief from anxiety and depression, helping you to return to a happier and healthier life.
How Can Acupuncture Help Anxiety and Depression
Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine consider the connection between mind and body to be inseparable. Today’s active lifestyle believes that “more is better” and this can easily take a toll on emotional health. The “work hard and play hard” mentality often leads to exhaustion. Other people suffer from over-thinking or restless, racing thoughts. There never seems to be time to just relax and unwind without turning on the TV or engaging in social networking. Today’s active lifestyle causes the mind and body to become tied-up inside, creating anxiety and depression. Acupuncture can help treat these mental-emotional disorders by allowing your body to experience a deep state of relaxation during treatment, allowing for true rest and healing of both mind and body.
Acupuncture for Anxiety
Many people experience anxiety in their everyday lives, but anxiety comes in various forms and it is important to distinguish which types of anxiety are normal and which can become a detriment to your health. Forms of anxiety range from mild worrying to phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a nervous stomach, and even panic attacks. Some anxiety is a normal healthy response to the stresses of daily life and new situations; however, anxiety that occurs randomly or in an excessive manner is a sign for concern. Acupuncture can help eliminate anxiety by balancing both the mental and physical manifestations of this condition, thus returning you to a stress free and easy going life that is free from anxiety.
Acupuncture for Depression
It is estimated that depression affects an estimated 20% of the population at some point in their life. Because of its prevalence, many health care professionals consider depression to be the “common cold” of psychology. A common treatment for depression is anti-depressant medication however the possible side effects of these medications lead many people to seek alternative therapies, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine. Depression can feel like a form of extreme exhaustion. You want to get better, but just don’t feel like you have the energy to do so. The symptoms of each individual vary yet each case has a common thread: a poor state of mind that you can’t quite climb out of. Breaking out of this stuck place is the key to feeling better. Acupuncture treatment for depression will focus on circulating the Qi and balancing the flow of energy to relieve specific symptoms. Once your Qi is circulating properly and your energy levels are normalized, you can begin to have the strength to lift yourself back into the swing of life, leaving your depression behind.
If you or a loved one are suffering from depression or anxiety, we would like to help. Contact us to find out how acupuncture can help get you on the path to better emotional health today.