Palm Harbor Acupuncture Treatment for Anxiety and Depression

Palm Harbor acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medicinal art that utilizes needles inserted into certain acupuncture points in the body.  The goal of acupuncture is to remove pain, heal diseases and improve well being.

Scientific experiments are constantly researching on the work of acupuncture in its effectiveness in treatment of cervicogenic pain, back pain, nausea and headache and even in emotional problems like depression and anxiety.

Many observations have now led experts to believe that depression’s etiology is physiological rather than psychological.  These same experts believe that depression arises when the body is undernourished with protein, nutrients and vitamins that would allow the mind and body to be in harmony and well-being.  When the undernourishment of the body is addressed, the depression plaguing the individual will disappear.

Acupuncture works by activating the nerves to send correct nerve signals to the organs of the body.  This activation results in the production of beneficial chemicals in just the right amount to allow the organs to function normally and optimally.  Usually, a person getting regular acupuncture treatment has no emotional issues to worry about and thus no need for medications.  For the depressed and anxious, a visit to an acupuncturist might be the answer you are looking for.  Based on past studies, acupuncture can even make medication or psychotherapy more effective when it is integrated into these two treatment modes.  The studies show that acupuncture indeed does enhance the effectiveness of medication or psychotherapy in treating mental problems like anxiety and depression.

Acupuncture points usually targeted for extreme emotions are usually located in the ear.  This type of acupuncture is known as auricular acupuncture and targets organs such as the kidney, liver, lungs, spleen and heart among others.  At the start of treatment, a slight sensation may be felt as the needles are inserted in the specific acupuncture points and once the needles are in place they induce comfort and relaxation alleviating anxiety or depression in the process.  Some acupuncturists practice non-specific acupuncture treatments.  This treatment may take longer to complete than auricular acupuncture because it not only targets the extreme emotions but other physical disorders as well.  What sets acupuncture apart from medication and psychotherapy is its natural approach compared to the two aforementioned treatments.  Acupuncture does not entail any medication use and so it is a very safe treatment.

Proper nutrition and a healthy lifestyle may help prevent depression or anxiety.  Acupuncture can only do so much in helping the patient overcome extreme emotions.  If a person is living a life that causes negative emotions to be unavoidably experienced, then a modification of lifestyle needs to be made to prevent these emotions from recurring.  Smoking and alcohol can cause damage to some body organs, which can result in sickness and depression therefore it is best to remove these activities from one’s life.