There are so many people these days walking around in a fog due to being on so much depression medicine that it is simply sad. Western doctors are quite quick to prescribe medications for depression I believe mainly because they don’t know what else to do. Yes there are some people who actually need these depression medications, but there are far more out there that simply need someone to talk to. An alternative to western solutions for depression is acupuncture. I can speak about this with knowledge because I use to go to an acupuncturist for my depression. Notice I said I “used to go”… that is because I no longer suffer with depression as a result of my acupuncture treatments.
Let me start by saying if you have any form of depression you should most definitely go see a doctor. Discuss with your doctor that you would like to try acupuncture before you go on any type of medication. He or she may think you are crazy and may try to discourage you from doing so, but if you have a good doctor that really cares about you they are going to let you give it a try.
Next you need to find a good acupuncturist in your area. You can go online to research this and find one that will be a good fit for you. You will then need to go and have a consultation with the acupuncturist; typically the first time is free. Check with your insurance company to make sure they cover these types of treatments; some do and some don’t but don’t let that stop you. I can guarantee that you will love the results!