Acupuncture and TCM can be a very effective depression treatment. Every healthy person has experienced some form of depression in his or her life. It is a normal response to overwhelming events in our lives. When we are healthy, physically and mentally, we can usually bounce back from a depressed state within a couple of days or weeks, and continue on with our normal lives. But when feelings become persistent and occur without precipitating factors, longstanding depression becomes harder to come out of.
Many things may cause the cause the body to become blocked or unregulated: physical trauma, emotional trauma, hereditary weakness, poor diet, and chemical, physical and emotional stresses.
By working with diet, herbal medicine, and acupuncture, to regulate the parasympathetic/sympathetic nervous system of the body we can make changes that lead to a change in our emotional state. We often work in conjunction with other therapists (psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists) to achieve this.
If you are in Calgary, please feel free to call us for a consultation to see if this is an appropriate solution for you.