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Depression & Anxiety - How We Treat It Naturally & Effectively.

Depression and anxiety are a common disease. Its physical and psychological damage can seriously affect daily work and life. Common symptoms include: persistent feelings of sadness, previous activities that are no longer of interest, insomnia, crying, anxiety, panic, worry, memory loss, lack of concentration, head or body pain, stomach upset, severe, There is a tendency to commit suicide or self-harm.

The cause of depression and anxiety is not fully understood. Early theory suggests that norepinephrine and serotonin are low in the level of the neural catapult interface. Studies of these two neurotransmitters are still ongoing, but many studies have shown that other neurotransmitters may also work. Recent studies have shown that other neuropeptides, immune system and genetic factors may be related to the pathogenesis of the disease.

There are three types of depression commonly used in Western medicine: psychotherapy, antidepressant medication, electroconvulsive therapy (in severe cases). Since a large proportion of patients do not reflect these treatments, or can not withstand the side effects of treatment, it is necessary to explore other treatments.

In 1973, a Hong Kong neurosurgeon named Wen, found that acupuncture can significantly reduce drug withdrawal symptoms. Since then, scientists have begun to pay attention to this ancient Chinese treatment technology, whether it helps in the treatment of emotional disorders such as depression and anxiety. After the 1980s, many studies around the world have found that acupuncture has a positive and positive effect in the treatment of depression and anxiety, especially when combined with psychotherapy and herbal medicine.

In the Wayne County General Hospital in Michigan, USA, 85 patients with mental disorders (including depression) experienced more than 78% of patients with acupuncture treatment.

In theoretical research, scientists have found that acupuncture can increase the concentration of brain chemicals that are deficient in depressed patients. Many studies have also found that serotonin has antidepressant and analgesic effects, when stimulated by certain acupuncture points, it can release serotonin in the brain.

Another double-blind controlled study by psychologist John Allen of the University of Arizona Tucson and acupuncturist Rosa Schnyer, 38 depressed women were randomized into 3 groups: the first group used specific acupuncture points to treat depressive symptoms, the second group used non-specific acupuncture points for general discomfort, and the third group used sham acupuncture as a control group. All acupuncturists in the treatment process believed that the treatment they provided Depression is effective.

After 8 weeks of treatment, the first group was significantly less than the second group (P < .05). However, the difference between the first and third groups is only at the significant edge (P < 0.12), which may be due to the sample being too small. The study also found that the symptomatic relief rate of acupuncture (64%) was similar to that of conventional medication.

The results of this study show that acupuncture alone can effectively alleviate the symptoms of depression, just like the usual psychotherapy and drugs.

There is still some controversy about acupuncture treatment of depression. For example, in 2010, Smith et al. pointed out that even though they did not find that drug treatment is superior to acupuncture, “there is not enough evidence to prove that acupuncture can continue to be effective in the treatment of depression”. Despite the criticism, most studies have shown that acupuncture is a safe and promising treatment option, and that it has fewer side effects compared to mental and medical treatment. In addition it is also cheaper. Therefore, the World Health Organization has approved acupuncture as a treatment for depression. Overall, data from the past four decades show that acupuncture as an alternative treatment for depression is worthy of further study.

Traditional Chinese medicine believes that depression and anxiety are the result of yin and yang stagnation caused by obstruction of the meridians caused by the imbalance of yin and yang of the liver and heart. When treated with acupuncture, the obstruction of the meridians and the recovery of blood flow can be eliminated. The treatment of traditional Chinese medicine can adjust the blood of the organs and restore the balance of yin and yang. This is a holistic approach to treatment that not only effectively treats mood disorders, but also soothes physical conditions.

The video on the right is one of our patients who talks about the feelings of Chinese medicine treatment.

Natural Healing Acupuncture Center Dubai is serving the communities since 2005. We have treated countless cases of anxiety and depression and the results were celebrated by both the patients and us. Call us now at 04-3483896.

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