Acupuncture is an effective treatment for both depression and anxiety. It works by naturally balancing brain chemistry and treating underlying stress. This treatment works best on those patients who are not taking any medications. Medications can interfere with the effectiveness of acupuncture because the brain is already being chemically altered. That said, acupuncture can still have an impact regardless of medications but the results won’t be as good as it will for those who are medication free.
For those who are not medicated, they can generally expect to see significant changes to their stress, depression and anxiety within 4 to 6 treatments. These changes can be long lasting and at times, permanent.
There are also vitamins and supplements that can greatly help with depression and anxiety and these will be discussed with each patient individually as some supplements are better suited than others depending on how the condition manifests itself with each person. At Inner Zen Acupuncture, we’ve treated numerous cases of depression and anxiety.