Acupuncture For Depression Melbourne

Discover Why Acupuncture is Good for Depression

Our acupuncture clinic based in North Melbourne has a stream of clients coming in for treatment to alleviate their depression. Over time, we have found with more and more people engaging in conversation about depression and mental health issues, the stigma is becoming significantly reduced and an increasing number of people are more open about seeking treatment. In addition to conventional treatment options such as therapy and anti-depressant medication, people have also sought acupuncture treatment and Traditional Chinese Medicine for depression and anxiety. For some people, this might beg the question ‘Can acupuncture help depression?’ Our Melbourne acupuncture clinic offers acupuncture treatment for depression that many of our customers have been satisfied with, enabling them to regain their quality of life.

How Does Acupuncture for Depression Work?

If you’re considering acupuncture for anxiety and depression, it’s important to be aware that the treatment won’t necessarily work for all types of depression. For example, if your depression has been diagnosed as genetically predisposed, it’s unlikely that acupuncture will be an effective treatment on its own. Psychological depression, however, which is a result of a person’s life circumstances and the mental and emotional responses they elicit, can be treated with acupuncture. Treatment is carried out by placing needles into certain acupressure points, including:

  • Between the shoulder blade and spine, at the same height as the heart
  • On the back of the head, half an inch below the bottom of the skull
  • Governing Vessel 19, Governing Vessel 20, and Governing Vessel 21, all found along the top of the
  • head, right in the middle of the skull
  • On the face, above the nose and directly between the eyebrows
  • The lower leg, exactly four finger widths below the kneecap.

Acupuncture can help to balance emotions, relieve anxiety and sadness, stress, and restore physical and emotional energy, reduce headache pain, and improve memory function, among many other benefits.

Acupuncture for Post-Partum Depression

For new mothers that might be experiencing post-partum depression, acupuncture treatment may help to relieve negative feelings and emotions. Giving birth can result in an unsettling of the hormones and chemicals found in the mother’s body. This can lead to feelings of depression and anxiety. Acupuncture can help to restore the hormonal and chemical balances and reduce symptoms of post-natal depression.

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Acupuncture treatment for depression will likely work better when combined with therapy, exercise, better diet and, in some cases, medication. Contact Golden Health Acupuncture today to find out more about how treatment can help with feelings of depression and anxiety