Depression

Depression affects 1 in 10 people at any one time and 450,000 people in Ireland alone

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Introduction to Depression

Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that can lead to a variety of emotional and physical challenges and can decrease a person’s ability to function at school, college, work and in their home life.

Depression may cause a range of physical and psychological signs and symptoms feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in pursuits and activities once previously enjoyed, inability to concentrate. insomnia, marked reduction in energy, weight gain or loss and

Lower levels of depression can include any number of the above symptoms but with less severity.

Seeking assistance from a trained natural health professional via acupuncture, herbal medicine and or naturopathy not only supports those suffering to gradually resume equilibrium, but it will also limit associated deleterious effects and improve your ability to concentrate and combat fatigue.*

In Clinic

The cornerstone of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is what we call “pattern differentiation.” As informed by this diagnostic framework, Anne don’t simply treat named diseases, she treats patterns. Patterns are groups of signs and symptoms, and the patterns identified in Chinese medicine have been used to help billions of people for thousands of years.

Compared to conventional approaches to mental health, Traditional Chinese Medicine has a unique approach to Depression.

According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, conditions such as Depression  would typically reflect as both physical and mental disharmony within the individual and are reflective of an individual “Pattern of Disharmony”.

Treatment Plan

No matter if a client is attending for acupuncture, herbal medicine or naturopathy, a treatment plan will be based on a personalised in-depth consultation to first evaluate causality and identity this “Pattern”.

The initial consultation takes account of all possible contributions which may contribute to or exacerbate Depression* (e.g underlying illness, dietary and lifestyle factors etc.).

A personalized treatment plan will be put in place then to reducing acute symptoms and restore equilibrium to the body; to improve overall mental health and overall wellness.

That is in light of the principle that T.C.M and holistic medicine in general is a mind/body medicine which aims to optimise the health and wellbeing of the whole person.

Well Being Dublin Strategies

  • Acupuncture (e.g points such as  liv 3, kd 3, ht 7 etc )
  • T.C.M. Modalities  (e.g moxa, ear seeds, gua sha)
  • Herbal medicine (e.g topical / ingestion via teas or tincture)
  • Dietary healing/superfoods/supplements (e.g. Superfoods for mood support)
  • Naturopathic support/ Home self-care instruction (E.g. Acupressure, Qi gong, aromatherapy)
  • Clients shop, exclusively for clients – supplemental home care, supports for healing in your own hands.

Read Frequently Asked Questions for Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Naturopathy.

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*Note-  The conventional treatments recommended for depression are medications, talking therapies or both.  It is important to remember that it may take a combination of several types of treatment to support individuals in a way that suits their needs best.

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