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How To Deal With Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Fatigue With Acupuncture

Posted Oct 25 2008 11:24pm

According to many western medical resources depression may be the response of the body to an overwhelming and constant stress that seems to the patient to be insurmountable. Regardless of the etiology of the depression, the majority of western MDs diagnose the patient's condition as a depression.

The Role Of Acupuncture

Acupuncture, when used with Chinese herbs, can be a very effective alternative treatment for depression, anxiety, stress-induced fatigue and emotions swings resulting in long-term benefits. The difference with acupuncture and Chinese herbal treatment is that these treatments treat the root cause of the disease-the internal imbalance caused by the exposure to external stress. Such stress, if not treated, can cause energy "blockage" or changes of the neurotransmitters such as a decrease of brain concentration of the serotonin levels-resulting in symptoms such as anxiety, poor sleep, fatigue, and eventually, depression.

Some researchers are now leaning towards the theory that depression is physiological rather than psychological. The condition often comes about when the body lacks the necessary biochemical's' nutrients and vitamins to enable the mind and body to work in sync and thrive healthily.

A University of Arizona study on acupuncture and depression subjected a group 38 adults who were found to be experiencing bouts of depression ranging from the mild to the moderate stages. They all attended regular twice-weekly sessions lasting for 30 days' with reducing frequency on the succeeding months. After the study period, more than half of those treated say that they experienced no less than half of the symptoms have been reduced, if not totally eliminated.

Conclusion

Acupuncture is considered a Natural and Safe Method of Treatment for Depression, Anxiety and Stress. Depression has been perceived as a condition caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Acupuncture is based on balancing the body's Chi or "life energy", which regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance.

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