Acupuncture can be a safe, effective, and drug free method of dealing with depression. This modality has been used in China for thousands of years, but has only recently become mainstream in the United States as more western people experience the technique’s effectiveness.
From a western perspective, acupuncture works by stimulating the nerves that transmit impulses to the hypothalamic-pituitary system at the base of the brain. The glands located there are responsible for releasing neurotransmitters and endorphins (natural pain-killing hormones). The chemicals released not only relax the whole body, but they may also regulate serotonin in the brain.
The New Jersey Certified Acupuncturists at Monmouth Pain and Rehabilitation are trained in and practice the Chinese tradition. Contact our facility to learn more about how depression symptoms can be alleviated with acupuncture
*According to the National Institute of Mental Health