• Depression and Low Energy

  • For many people with depression, one of the difficulties of living with depression is depending on anti-depressants.

    The pharmaceutical antidepressant drugs can be beneficial by focusing on maintaining the serotonin levels in the brain. But, in addition to the side effects, the patients need to take them all the time. Acupuncture, combined with Chinese herbs, can be a very effective alternative to treat depression and anxiety.

    People with depression often suffer from poor sleeping habits, crying spells, anxiety, worry, poor memory, inability to concentrate, body aches and a lack of interest in activities previously enjoyed.

    Acupuncture can be used for both acute and chronic depression. It is a powerful treatment for physical pain which can be a cause or manifestation of depression. Patients often notice improvements in sleep and appetite soon after starting treatment. Acupuncture also relieves the emotional sensation of depression, helping patients to feel better and enjoy life more. Acupuncture can also be used to reduce dosage or increase effectiveness of anti-depressant medications.

    At Irvine Acupuncture we don’t recognize depression as a particular illness. We treat the specific symptoms that are unique to the person using a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and energetic exercises to restore the imbalances found in the body.

    Patients can experience relief in 3-6 visits. When patients with depression receive acupuncture, they generally experience improvement in the reduction of anxiety, insomnia, as well as more energy, and over all well-being