Acupuncture Spokane for Depression during Pregnancy

Acupuncture Spokane began in China more than 3,000 years ago.  It was introduced in the West in the 1970s and in a way helped trigger interest in the oriental healing arts such as yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.  Acupuncture had been a blessing for people wracked with muscular strains, stress and pain.  They have discovered that it is a far better treatment for pain and distress than medications or surgery.  Acupuncture is also good for removing stress as well as for the treatment of anxiety and depression.  It is just one of the few safe and natural ways to remove depression. Stress and anxiety often lead to depression; a biochemical imbalance in the brain.

The most popular Western mainstream modality to fight depression is medications; particularly antidepressants.  These drugs are usually damaging to the human heart. These drugs usually work by slowing down brain functions, which in the long-term may cause damage to the brain.  Because of this, anti depressants should not be considered as a treatment for depression.  Antidepressants can cause serious damage to the fetus as well as to the mother if taken by the mother during pregnancy.  However, because of paucity of mainstream alternatives, antidepressants are the main treatment choices of people living in Western countries.

For most women, pregnancy is somewhat of an ordeal wrought with problems and difficulties and problems.  The hardships that this process entails make it more problematic for women already suffering from depression.  Since most of these women do not know better, they take anti-depressants during pregnancy and their pregnancy ends up with abnormal birth, still birth or a miscarriage.  When one looks at this terrible risk of using antidepressants during pregnancy, the choice of acupuncture as a very good choice for depression can be as clear day.

There are no medications used in acupuncture treatment and thus the pregnant mother does not ingest or take any harmful chemicals in treating depression, the only thing that acupuncture uses are the needles inserted into points in the body to remove depression.  Because it is grounded in Taoist and naturalist philosophies, acupuncture therapy is focused in harmonizing the balance of chi in the body, which allows for mental, emotional, physical and spiritual well-being of the person.  That is why stress, anxiety and depression can effectively be treated by acupuncture even during pregnancy.

Many physicians are now aware of the safety of using acupuncture as a treatment for depressed pregnant women.  Acupuncture does stimulate the central nervous system to produce and release natural pain-killing chemicals or natural opioids called endorphins and these help in relieving pain, in relaxing the patient and in calming his/her mind.

It is a fact that acupuncture helps in balancing the physical, mental and emotional health of the person and it is the best treatment so far for depression especially for the depressed pregnant woman.