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Toowoomba Acupuncturist Discusses Acupuncture  for Depression in Toowoomba 

My name is Louis Gordon and I am an acupuncturist. I practice acupuncture from ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic in Middle Ridge, Toowoomba, 4350, Queensland, Australia. Just as fresh clean water bubbling up from a natural well is vital to sustain life … my WELLNESS information will help YOU to sustain a healthy vibrant life beaming with optimal wellness. Call for more information on (07) 4636 6100.

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Acupuncture for Depression in Toowoomba

Traditional Eastern medical practices such as acupuncture have long been used in the East to unblock stagnant energy in the body that may cause the symptoms of conditions such as depression. Today, the depressed of western society are increasingly on the search for more natural alternatives to anti-depressant medications offered by western doctors. Acupuncture adds value here as an effective alternative treatment for depression and its symptoms. Read on to find out more.

What is Depression?

Depression, often referred to as clinical depression, is a mental illness that entails an overwhelming sense of sadness, loss and hopelessness. Bouts of the condition may span from weeks to years, and may sometimes cause the sufferer to despair so greatly they no longer want to live.

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the practice of using thin needles on certain points on the skin around the body to stimulate and restore energy flow along the meridians. The needles may vary in length and number, and are traditionally left inserted for between 20-60 minutes.

How Does Acupuncture Help Depression?

Whilst TCM does not recognise depression as a disease in itself, it aims to heal the root cause of the depression by addressing any internal imbalances caused by external stress. When left untreated, such stress can block energy flow along the meridians of the body, which itself depletes brain Serotonin levels resulting in symptoms such as depression and anxiety.

Benefits of Acupuncture for Depression

Some of the benefits of using Acupuncture to treat depression include:

  • Increased feelings of well-being and an elevated mood.
  • Increased energy, strength and vitality crucial to a patient recovering from Depression.
  • A strengthened overall immune system.
  • Reduced stress levels.
  • Increased circulation.
  • Reduced pain.
  • May assist with insomnia and other sleep issues.
  • May regulate the appetite.
  • No side-effects, drug dependence or addiction.
  • Fast results often seen within a few weeks of therapy.
  • Long term cost reduction when compared to anti-depressant drugs.

For more information on acupuncture for depression or to make an appointment call ANTRAC Acupuncture Clinic on (07) 4636 6100.


Accupuncture, Acupunture or Accupunture common misspelling

Note that “Acupuncture” is often misspelt as accupuncture, acupunture or accupunture, that is with either too many c’s or not enough c’s. I would love to be able to clear up this very common spelling mistake, and set the record straight.

Ac·u·punc·ture – pronounced ak-yoo-puhngk-cher; Origin: 1675–85; < Latin acū with a needle (ablative of acus  needle) or acu- (as combining form of acus ) + puncture.


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