Beating The Winter Blues

Winter can be a difficult period for many of us. Lack of sunlight causes depletion in our Vitamin D stores affecting our vitality and mental health. A portion of the population suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) which results in low mood and fatigue. Many of my patients use acupuncture to keep their bodies and minds in balance, often continuing treatment on a maintenance basis after their initial symptoms have been helped.

Acupuncture has been shown to elevate the brains ‘feel good’ chemicals- beta-endorphins – the lack of which are linked to many forms of depression and anxiety. Over 20 years of practice has repeatedly shown me how helpful this can be to my patients. Acupuncture works by the insertion of extremely fine needles into specific points on the body, this then allows the bodies own inherent healing mechanisms to take affect. Over 2000 years old, it is now recommended by the World Health Organisation and the NHS for a variety of ailments and conditions. Alongside a good diet, exercise and plenty of rest (winter is a time of hibernation) we can feel renewed again when we finally enter spring.

If you’d like any more information or would like to book an appointment with me please contact the clinic for an appointment.