Anxiety & depression are a normal part of life – it comes with being human. We stress, we worry, we get anxious and/or down from time to time. When we are in balance, we are able to experience the upset and anxiety, perhaps strategize ways to manage whatever has triggered it, and then let it pass.
Chronic anxiety and/or depression, however, is a different story. Chronic anxiety and depression stick around and sometimes may make you feel like you’re losing your mind, or at least your ability to control your thoughts. There are many different reasons why a person may have chronic these feelings, and sometimes it can be very hard to determine what is causing it, and therefore how to manage it.
Anxiety and depression have a very real, often very physical effect on the body, involving the endocrine (hormone) and nervous system. When these systems are out of balance, it may affect everything from appetite and digestion to mood, sleep, energy and overall vitality.
Acupuncture and integrative Chinese medicine are wonderful tools to help manage anxiety & depression because they are able to work with the endocrine and nervous system to promote and restore balance. Using acupuncture along with herbal medicine and nutrition therapy can go a long way in helping a person who is prone to anxiety or depression feel more grounded and at peace.
To learn more about how acupuncture and Chinese medicine can support you in managing anxiety and depression naturally, give us a call or book an appointment online to visit our Carlsbad office.
Yours in better health and wellness,
Merritt Jones, LAc, MS, CNC