Antidepressants are often considered the first go-to treatment for depression, and yet despite their frequent use over the last several decades, complaints of depression are on the rise.
Antidepressant medication on average has about a 40% efficacy rate, and often comes with side effects. Antidepressants have actually been correlated with increase in suicide rates, along with a host of minor complaints such as gastric upset. They can also be complicated to quit, with some people feeling mental health symptoms that are new and worse when they stop taking their medication.
This study goes into the details a little bit more, and hones in specifically on SSRIs like Celexa, Lexapro, Luvox, Paxil, and Zoloft.
While acupuncture remains difficult to study due to its basis in energetic theories, clinical response is largely positive.
Here at Vital Gate I offer all natural alternative support for people suffering from depression. I treat people with depression as individuals, and specialize in helping with feeling down, tired, unmotivated, and in general not like yourself. I recognize that every day can be a little different, and that some days even the "little things" seem overwhelming. https://twitter.com/mollybackes/status/1034241679954522117?lang=en
I offer acupuncture, homoepatic drainage (like detoxing a body system such as the nervous system), and energetic bodywork that can help you process your emotions and release the negative feelings that are holding you back. I'm here to help and support you through your journey into wellness- you don't have to do it alone. Most people respond after a few visits, with some benefits felt after one session. You can book through my services section, or contact me to learn more.