When experiencing depression, it’s like being trapped in a fog of profound sadness and hopelessness. Every day feels like an uphill battle, with even the simplest tasks feeling like overwhelming challenges.

You lose interest in activities you once enjoyed and struggle to find pleasure or meaning in life. It’s not just feeling down or blue; it’s a persistent feeling of emptiness that lingers, coloring every aspect of your existence.

You may feel exhausted and drained, both mentally and physically, as if you’re carrying an invisible weight on your shoulders. Even getting out of bed in the morning can feel like an insurmountable hurdle.

Despite your best efforts, you may feel like you’re stuck in a dark tunnel with no light at the end. Depression isn’t just a fleeting mood—it’s a deep and pervasive emotional pain that can make it hard to see a way forward.

Signs most of my patients experience with depression

Depression is often a silent struggle that many people hesitate to discuss openly. Unlike anxiety, which has gained more acceptance in conversations.

Depression can come about many different ways. After a difficult breakup with a loved one, after a death of someone important in your life. After having a baby. After losing a job or being demoted. Depression can also be caused by a medical diagnosis.

Speaking with a therapist is a great way to get started when overcoming depression. Acupuncture is a great initial form of treatment for depression and a beneficial addition to treatment by a therapist, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

Acupuncture can be used for depressive symptoms whether you’ve decided to take prescription medication or looking to balance emotions naturally.

Many of the patients that come to see me for treatment experience both anxiety and depression. Sometimes symptoms of anxiety takes over and depressive symptoms are at its lowest, while other times depression takes over and anxiety is almost non-existent.

Acupuncture can help with depression and anxiety simultaneously.