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Depression Treatment with Acupuncture

Depression Treatment with Acupuncture


Depression is very commonly seen in our daily lives. It is estimated that one person out of 20 encounters this problem which affects chemicals in their brains in a period of their lives. It appears with unhappiness, losing attention, not enjoying life or physical symptoms. Depression can happen to anyone regardless of gender, age, occupation or income. One can be unhappy depending on many reasons occurred uncontrollably. The important issue that needs to be pay attention is that depression is not an important problem that ruins people’s lives and depression should not be perceived as weakness. Depression is a disease that can be overcome and treated. Depression usually occurs when an important event happens such as losing a close friend or relative.

Divorce, brake-ups, losing job, financial problems or suddenly being lonely for elderly might be the reasons for depression as well.

Woman can have depression related with birth giving (postnatal depression). For some people, feelings of them have no reasons. No matter what kind of event stimulates depression, it should not be underestimated. Antidepressants have some side effects as all medicine have but these side effects can disappear by itself.

If you experience difficulties in your normal activities or if you want to interrupt your treatment, you should consult your doctor.

The most common side effects of old antidepressants:Dryness of mouth, visual impairment, constipation and gaining weight.

The most common side effects of new antidepressants:Sickness, headache, insomnia, dizziness and gaining weight.

Biological Reasons

The scientists research on chemicals in the brain which affect our thoughts for the last 20 years. Deformation in the balance of this chemicals influences the mood of the person.

Serotonin is one of the chemicals. It has been observed that serotonin level is low on depressive people.

Depression Treatment

The best treatment is obtained by considering many factors. These factors are level of depression, symptoms observed, period of disease, other used medicines and life style. Followings may be the symptoms of depression:

Chronic unhappiness and feeling uncomfortable,
Decrease in pleasure or interest of hobbies or activities that you liked before,
Change in weight or appetite,
Difficulties in sleeping, waking up very early or over sleeping,
Decrease in concentration,
Tiredness or loss of energy,
Tiredness or slow moving that can be observed by others,
Unworthiness of life, thinking of suicide or death.

Medicine Treatment

Your former doctor could suggest you a treatment. This will probably be an antidepressant used in depression treatment. You should keep in mind that depression medicines have low potential of causing addiction but they may have some side effects.

Treatment with Acupuncture

You will feel better when you start the treatment. However, it is very important for you to continue the treatment after you started. The treatment is implemented in sessions and we recommend to continue them 10-15 sessions. This period decreases the risk of depression to occur again. Keep in mind that you will feel better while you are treated.

Besides, the most important thing of acupuncture treatment is that no side effects are observed during the treatment.

Continuing the Treatment

You will feel better at the end of the first month of treatment. You will see that you start day in a more positive way and you defeat the depression. The important thing is continuing the treatment resolutely.


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