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Clinic Success Stories: Depression

Posted by on Jun 26, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Chris is currently treating a patient for depression.  The patient uses acupuncture in conjunction with cognitive therapy.  Last week, she felt like she “fell into a dark well” emotionally.  After her fi…rst acupuncture session using points on her face, the feeling of despair lifted about 80%.  This treatment was based not solely on Chinese medicine but also on sacred geometry which required needles to be arranged differently.

Because this is a chronic condition, she will need ongoing acupuncture treatments and continued therapy.  The patient shared, “I’m relieved to have enough energy again to continue with my daily life tasks.”
The National Institute of Mental Health offers a list of signs & symptoms on their website:
“People with depressive illnesses do not all experience the same symptoms. The severity, frequency, and duration of symptoms vary depending on the individual and his or her particular illness.
Signs and symptoms include:

•  Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” feelings

•  Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism

•  Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness

•  Irritability, restlessness

•  Loss of interest in activities or hobbies once pleasurable, including sex

•  Fatigue and decreased energy

•  Difficulty concentrating, remembering details, and making decisions

•  Insomnia, early-morning wakefulness, or excessive sleeping

•  Overeating, or appetite loss

•  Thoughts of suicide, suicide attempts

•  Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems that do not ease even with treatment.”

If you or someone you know suffers from depression, there is help available.

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