Depression is a serious illness and people should always see their GP as a first point of call. As part of a plan to deal with depression acupuncture can have a very useful role.

'Covid depression' or low mood as a result of the effects of Covid19 is something we are, unfortunately, likely to see a lot of over the coming years. People have gone through a period of huge change - peoples' whole world has been turned upside down in some cases. Life for many has had more challenges & issues to deal with in the last few years than at any other time probably in the last 50 years.

Over the 20+ years I have been working as an acupuncturist I have been pleasantly surprised by acupunctures ability to help people move from a place of low mood/depression back to a more normal situation.  

While it must not be used as a replacement for proper medical advice (from your GP) I truly believe that it can be a great addition & help.

If you live in the Greystones, Delgany, Bray, Wicklow or south Dublin area and would like to try some acupuncture please give me a call and we can have a chat abut your particular needs.

Studies have found that acupuncture can...

  • Have a similar effect to counselling.
  • Improve the effectiveness of SSRI's
  • Help with insomnia related to depression
  • Help with pain associated with depression.
  • Speed up the effect of SSRI's & Reduce their side effects.

My own experience is that people often find acupuncture to be a brilliant help to getting back on track, and staying there. The most frequent comment I get from people following a course of acupuncture is that they feel more grounded or generally better in themselves.

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