Ask the Acupuncturist: Can Acupuncture Help With Depression and SAD?


During the colder months, many of us start to get theblues. Sometimes we feel stuck, stagnant, or just plain down. For some, these feelings can progress into depression and/or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

Acupuncture is great at helping the body mobilize its own healing resources and patients often describe feeling like their treatments “hit the reset button.” In this way, acupuncture can be very helpful in managing and improving depression and SAD. It’s also helpful even if you are just feeling down. So if you start to have the blues, or even if you are already experiencing depression or SAD, be sure to make an appointment.