How Acupuncture Can Chase Away Those Winter Blues
Sunshine is key to a blissful and balanced mood. But in winter, we often are deprived of that bright and sunny feeling. Shorter days filled with more darkness affect mood drastically which is why so many people suffer from the winter blues.
Sometimes, that feeling is only a slight unpleasant mood, but for others, seasonal affective disorder can inhibit them from enjoying their lives even during the magic of the holidays. If that’s how you feel, you don’t have to wait until spring suffering in silence. Acupuncture is a natural way to set your mood right even when you’re in the throes of depression.
Is it Depression or Winter Blues?
Some people feel blue here and there while others have extensive symptoms of depression. If you feel it interfering with your daily life, you have zero interest in activities you usually love, have no energy, can’t sleep, can’t focus, or feel hopeless, you should consider acupuncture for your seasonal affective depression.
In fact, acupuncture could be the answer for other types of depression too. Because it’s all natural and non-invasive, it’s certainly worth considering.
Acupuncture for Treating Winter Sadness
The key to acupuncture is from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that focuses on treating the whole body. This awakens its own methods for natural healing. Often, when there is trouble with one part of the body, it affects other parts. Acupuncture focuses on giving energy to all those parts so they operate at their best. All systems need to be unblocked to interact optimally.
Additionally, acupuncture releases endorphins to naturally boost your mood. It helps the brain produce serotonin, the neurotransmitter responsible for mood regulation. That’s why if you’re feeling sluggish, depressed, or don’t seem to be as energetic as you usually are, acupuncture can help.
Some people naturally love winter while others actively avoid it. With the pandemic, those that would normally travel to escape the snow and desolation feel even more trapped and desperate for sunshine to chase away their gloom.
If you’re feeling too blue to bundle up and head out the door, just grab another blanket and stay cozy by the fire. In Your Home Therapy has expert acupuncturists that can come to you at your convenience to chase those winter blues away safely and naturally until the sunshine comes back.
Why waste another minute of winter feeling down in the dumps? Feel like yourself again by tapping into your body’s natural resources through acupuncture. You deserve balance and restoration all year round!