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Posted on 10-03-2017

How Does Acupuncture Treat Depression?

Acupuncture for Depression

As long-term acupuncture patients can attest, this Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practice not only benefits the body but also the mind. At our Staten Island acupuncture center, we see the advantages that our skilled acupuncturists bring to both physical and emotionally based issues. We treat health problems as diverse as depression, diabetes and fertility. In these and most health issues, there is often both a physical and mental component, which we can address with acupuncture therapy to help you heal and maintain lifelong health. 

Acupuncture and the Mental-Physical Connection

Acupuncture operates with the goal of resorting the balance of energy in the body, the mind and life overall. Even for our patients who visit us primarily for physical problems, like back pain, fertility issues or to ease cancer treatment--we notice mental benefits as well. Of course, we also have many clients who see our acupuncturist for purely emotional health and/or anxiety and stress relief.

Acupuncture treats specific bodily pains and symptoms, but also looks for the source of the pain (mental or physical) in order to help soothe it and bring back your essential vitality and wellness. Western medicine sometimes "forgets" about treating the mind and emotional wellbeing, in a rush to treat the physical aspects of disease, injury or illness. That is why so many traditional physicians refer patients for acupuncture care with our Brooklyn acupuncturist. 

Depression, Mental Health, and Acupuncture

Conditions related to mental and emotional wellbeing, that benefit from acupuncture:

  • Depression relief
  • Anxiety abatement
  • Hormonal imbalance and fertility issue therapies
  • Easing pregnancy stress (and physical symptoms like morning sickness, ankle swelling)
  • Post-partum depression treatment
  • Achieving mental clarity
  • Recovery from grief
  • Smoking cessation
  • Support during cancer treatment
  • Relief from bodily pain that brings depression
  • Increasing mobility, flexibility, and therefore, independence and confidence
  • And more

Get Acupuncture for Depression in Brooklyn and Staten Island

At Seitai Acupuncture Center, we treat your entire system, concentrating on both body and positive mind/emotional health. These aspects of total wellness are completely intertwined. Even when you visit us for a physical issue or injury, like knee pain, you will likely notice a lift in mood as the acupuncture treatment works to eliminate bodily pain and illness. For acupuncture help with depression, make an appointment by calling 917-475-1840 today.

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