Depression has been perceived as a condition caused by chemical imbalances in the brain. Conventional treatments include anti-depressants, anti-anxiety drugs, and sleeping pills. The common side effects of these drugs are drowsiness, blurred vision, headache, low libido, and anxiety. Acupuncture offers a more natural and effective solution by stimulating the central nervous system and increasing the production of endorphins and enkephalins, which are naturally occurring chemicals in the body that improve a person's mood and overall feeling of well-being.
Acupuncture is based on balancing the body's "Chi" or "life energy", which regulates spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical balance. Depression, anxiety and stress are caused by abnormal emotions leading to stagnation in the flow of Chi. Chinese medicine believes that the emotions are governed by individual organs. The body and the mind are a real part of the same functional system. Acupuncture, a holistic method, integrates the body and mind and balances emotional distress naturally, safely, cost effectively and more successfully, because it
Dr. Lin Zhou believes that people suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and insomnia should always try the simplest, safest, and the most natural approach first, and prescription medication should only be used as a very last resort. Dr. Zhou welcomes all who seek acupuncture as an alternative choice to improve their health, well-being and self-confidence. She can analyze the body's individual disharmonies making a diagnosis based in Chinese medicine and will design a precise personalized treatment plan to correct underlying deficiencies or remove obstructions, and help her patients regain a sense of control and pleasure in life. Not only can this treatment substantially reduce the consumption of drugs such as Prozac, but it can also treat their side effects and the patient's dependence. Most patients feel immediately calm, and experience a sense of peace and deep relaxation. Approximately 6-10 treatments are required for stabilizing and favorable results, while major depression requires more intensive treatment and herbal medicine.
Acupuncture can help balance disharmonies in the body--mental, physical, emotional and spiritual.
In addition to treatment Dr. Zhou prescribes the following lifestyle changes for the prevention of all emotional or mental disturbances and the reclamation of good health:
Dr. Zhou is committed to helping you achieve your health goals. You are not alone! Together we can reach the most successful optimum results and a fuller expression of health, wellness and quality of life!