Anxiety and depression

are two of the most common mental and emotional conditions reported in the United States. It is estimated that 1 in 5 people experience depression! Unfortunately, countless commercials - and doctors lured by the multibillion dollar pharmaceutical industry - will lead you to believe that prescription drugs are your only answer. While prescription drugs do have their place with certain conditions, they can also have equally or more potent side- effects than the original symptoms of depression. What doctors don't tell you is that research has shown that medications for depression are often as effective as the placebos used in the trials. Usually, prescriptive drugs mask symptoms without ever getting to the source of the problem. In the meantime, they can further depress the immune system, which compounds the problem.

Acupuncture treats depression by circulating the Qi - or life force - in the body. Often, negative conditions in the body are derived from blocked energy channels. Re-balancing the flow of energy helps to release these damaging blocks. Once healthy energy flow is restored, and the body has released unhealthy mind/body patterns, patients will begin to feel their mind more calm and centered. Acupuncture for anxiety and acupuncture for depression can help you manage your mental and emotional health.