Blog posts in: Acupuncture and depression

Blog posts in: Acupuncture for depression

Blog posts in: Depression

In this 5 Elements video I discuss the Metal Element, related to the season of the Fall. It includes just a few correlations related to the Metal element — mostly focused on the emotional/spiritual aspects of Metal — and gives a few tips on how to draw on the gifts of the other elements to help balance a Metal element that needs some help. Remember though that the elements are about so much more than...

Many people coming for acupuncture suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, otherwise appropriately known as SAD. For people with SAD, cloudy days bring cloudy emotional states, including depression, low energy, and fuzzy thinking. For those people, dark days can literally be dangerous…places like Seattle, where there are an unusually high number of dreary days, have some of the highest suicide rates. Luckily, acupuncture can help! Every year, I typically blog about this early in the winter,...

I am writing about depression for this season’s research article because as you can see from reading the featured Fire/Summer piece, it is actually vital for our health–not a luxury– that we experience joy, connection, and fun.  Because I’ve experienced such good results with using Chinese medicine for emotional imbalances, I decided to go online and see what the research has to say about acupuncture and “the blues”. Although unfortunately it turns out not many...