Can acupuncture help depression?
Acupuncture, massage, and exercise stimulate your brain to produce endorphins, the neurochemicals that produce antidepressant and antianxiety effects, control pain and generate a sense of well-being. Stimulating acupuncture points restores health and balances the mind. Massage removes energy blockages and provides a sense of wholeness.
Initially, it is important to be evaluated by a mental health professional. Acupuncture and massage are viable alternatives to drug therapy and are helpful with depression and other anxiety and stress disorders.
About the Author:
Jane McKee, MAcOM, L.Ac. is a licensed acupuncturist in Tigard, Oregon.
To learn more about Jane McKee or the Meridian Acupuncture Clinic, please visit www.meridianacupuncture.com