Depression is a state of mind, and it has become a very common problem these days. People from all walks of life and all ages are suffering from depression. Even many celebrities and the elite fall prey to depression because it is unavoidable for many in stressful situations, and it can happen to anyone regardless of money or status.

Still, many people keep suffering, making their lives more complicated and difficult, and they don’t want to see a specialist. On the other hand, some people resort to drugs or medications which give them short-lived benefits along with side effects. Sometimes, they get addicted to the antidepressants. This is not the case with depression acupuncture in Boca. Chinese acupuncturist in Boca Clinic, combine Chinese herbs and acupuncture to help people with depression.

The most important advantage of depression acupuncture in Boca over medications is that it has no side effects. Acupuncture is a Chinese treatment technique which involves pressing specific points on the body or insertion of needles to release stress and make your body produce balanced hormones such as GABA, serotonin and endorphin.

There are many other problems associated with depression such as weight loss or weight gain, insomnia, and lack of concentration which further leads to other physical problems and diseases. The professionals using depression acupuncture in Boca try to relieve all the symptoms associated with depression and make you feel relaxed.

You can ask the specialist about treating the depression and how you will receive the treatment. It helps you understand the process better. It is believed that depression is caused by the imbalance of hormones and nervous system. Depression acupuncture in Boca restores the balance by stimulating acupoints.

Acupuncturist create an individualized plan for different patients by determining which points are appropriate and combining it with other forms of therapies to amplify the effect of the treatment. Body and mind are closely linked to each other. Higher levels of anxiety and depression lead to release of stress hormones in the body, which contract the blood vessels and increases the chances of heart diseases.

When depression acupuncture protocol of Boca clinic is administered to the patient, the balance of dopamine, serotonin, endorphin, GABA and other hormones are restored. On the other hand, antidepressants only increase the levels of serotonin in the brain, which may lead to weight gain and GI problems.

It’s always better to seek help than living with the problem and allowing the situation to worsen. Combining acupuncture and low dosage of anti-depression medication maybe the best treatment for people with severe depression. Most people with anxiety and depression can use acupuncture, exercise and Yoga or Pilates to overcome mild depression. Depression directly affects your productivity and success. If you and the specialist think you need some help, you can ask for personalized depression acupuncture in Boca and bring your life back on track with high energy.

Treating Depression with Acupuncture

The problem of depression is increasing worldwide. Many treatment methods are offered to the people suffering from depression and acupuncture is one of them along with medicines, talk therapies, and Yoga. Depression deteriorates the quality of life as the patient is not able to enjoy what life is offering to him. When Boca acupuncturists treat people with depression, they focus on improving patients’ digestive function, sleep and life style. After 12 to 24 treatments in Boca acupuncture clinic, patients can enjoy daily life because their body produce more balanced hormones.

In Boca acupuncture clinic, we combine the Chinese herbs, acupressure, meditation acupuncture point injection and regular acupuncture treatment to achieve the best result within the shortest time. Patient with severe depression is able to lower the dosage of medication to reduce the side effect such as weight gain, anxiety and insomnia.

Good night sleep, healthy digestion and regular exercise are the key to be happy and healthy. With daily usage of electronic in the modern society, people have less physical activities. The processed food and stress make many people deplete their happy hormones such as dopamine, serotonin and endorphin. Once depression reaches certain level, people need help such as acupuncture or medication to boost their happy hormones so they can be motivated to eat healthy food and exercise regularly. Alcohol can help people relax, but it damages the gut lining and cause inflammation in the liver. People can fall asleep easily with alcohol, but the sleep quality is poor. People, who drink alcohol regularly, do not have deep sleep; they feel tired and depressed when they wake up because alcohol depleted dopamine, serotonin and endorphin.

Boca acupuncturists have had 27 years of clinical experiences to treat depression, anxiety and weight gain. With the specific protocol of acupuncture for depression, Chinese herbs and acupressure daily, people with depression can gradually restore their chemical balance by eating healthier food, doing cardiovascular activities daily and sleep deeper and longer. When your body can digest healthy food better with deeper sleep, more happy hormones are produced. Happiness is different from pleasure; we need to make effort to feel happy, while using drugs and alcohol, people can obtain the pleasure without effort. Acupuncture help people fight depression and also achieve healthier body and mind, while anti-depression medications can bring the pleasure to people with depression, but their body and mind are not as healthy as they should be.  Many patients who take medication for depression complains that they are too relax and eat so much that they gain so much weight within a few years of medication, then they get depressed again. Let’s make effort and invest some time to achieve the happiness, not using drug and alcohol to bring pleasure. Boca Acupuncture can help you become healthier and happier in 2020.

How Acupuncture Can Help Depression?

Depression is a mood disorder that can cause feelings of anger, sadness, and loss in a person’s daily life. Depression has become commonplace in the modern day: as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it has been estimated that almost 8.1 percent of American adults aged 20 and above were suffering from depression from 2013 to 2016. Although every person has a different experience when it comes to depression, what is consistent is the negative impact that it has on each individual’s life. To many, depression is a debilitating experience that has the potential to cause harm to both them and their loved ones. However, acupuncture is an effective and proven technique that can effectively reduce depression symptoms and contribute towards significant change.

Causes of Depression

Depression can destroy relationships and can also have an adverse effect on the human body. Some common causes of depression are:

  • Use of drug or alcohol is a major cause for depression 
  • A traumatic experience during childhood can contribute to depression
  • Insomnia, chronic pain, and ADHD can also be a major cause for depression
  • A mood-disorder history in the family can also be a major cause for depression 

Symptoms of Depression

Depression can cause a variety of symptoms that are not only psychological but also physiological, causing a decline in physical health. The symptoms of depression can vary across different genders and age groups. Some of the most common and evident symptoms of depression are:

  • An irritable mood
  • Feelings of anxiety and hopelessness
  • Loss of interest in active participation in activities and general withdrawal
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • A rapid change in appetite
  • Slowed mental activity
  • Continuous discomfort, cramps, and aches

Acupuncture and Depression

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) explains the value of qi and how it affects an individual’s physical and mental well-being. A block in the flow of energy (qi) results in various problems in the body, including anxiety, depression, and stress. Acupuncture can help stimulate and restore the flow of qi, as well as help balance the concentrations of various hormones and chemicals in the body. By increasing the levels of hormones such as serotonin, GABA, and dopamine, acupuncture can help us feel happier and more relaxed.

Research in Acupuncture and Depression

A review study published in J. of Clinical Medicine in 2019 analyzed twenty-nine studies consisting of 2,268 people. The conclusion drawn was that acupuncture can reduce the depression symptoms significantly compared to ordinary care and sham acupuncture (which is not done on the proper acupuncture points and is therefore ineffective). Acupuncture can also serve as an adjunct to antidepressant medications. There is significant correlation between an increase in the number of acupuncture treatments and reduction in the severity of depression. In order to have the most pronounced effect in reducing symptoms of depression, frequent acupuncture treatments are critical.