Can acupuncture really help to relieve depression and improve your mood? The answer is “YES, Acupuncture Relieves Depression.” Chinese medicine evaluates the function of the different organs to find which organs may be out of balance which can result in depressed mood and anxiety. The main organs that are evaluated include the heart, the spleen, the liver, the kidneys and the lungs. Emotions associated with each organ include anger (liver), fear (kidneys), over-thinking (spleen), joy/fright (heart) and grief (lungs).
In order for a person to be balanced emotionally, one must have freely flowing Qi (pronounced Chee) or the vital force flowing throughout the body. Blockage of Qi can result in physical and emotional symptoms. By stimulating specific acupuncture points, an acupuncture physician can regulate the flow of Qi and blood throughout the body to improve mood, relieve stress and calm the mind.
At The Brandon Acupuncture Center and Wellness facility, Merle Friedman, Dipl .AP, Board Certified Acupuncture Physician provides the added benefit of the Biomat far-infrared technology which enhances the effects of acupuncture to induce a deep state of relaxation. Some people comment “I feel like my reset button has been pushed” after a session on the biomat. Merle also provides homeopathic and herbal remedies as well as essential oils which help to balance mood and relieve depression without side effects.
Merle also discusses with her clients the importance of a healthy diet in improving mood. Merle’s clients are so happy to learn that they can improve their mood naturally without side effects.