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#1 Meeb85


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 03:29 PM

I'm really considering doing acupuncture for depression and social anxiety. I figure it can't be a bigger waste of money than counseling was for me! I'm so ready to get my life back (actually for it to begin)!
Has this worked (or not) for anyone here?


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 04:08 PM

:welcomeani: Welcome to DF MEEB85!
I've never heard of acupuncture used for depression or anxiety, so I would be also curious if this has worked. I wish you all the best in reclaiming your life from the clutches of depression and anxiety.


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Posted 05 August 2011 - 08:04 PM


Some years ago, I was going through an episode of severe anxiety and depression (situational), and i attended a holistic clinic where I received acupuncture as part of my treatment. The acupuncturist used needles in my scalp. I felt marvellous during and sfter the treatments: it was like letting steam out of a pressure cooker.

I've also had acupuncture for other ailments, too. And it worked very quickly and effectively.

I must admit that if I could afford it, I would be seeking acupuncture treatment to help me with the medication withdrawal problems I'm currently experiencing: my whole system feels completely off kilter. Bearing in mind that acupuncture is all about bringing the body into balance, the acupuncture treatment could go a long way to calming your body, and thus help to calm your mind.

If you can afford the treatment, I'd certainly recommend trying it. No side effects! :)

Edited by Moggins, 05 August 2011 - 08:05 PM.

#4 jimbow15


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Posted 05 February 2012 - 01:09 PM


Well Acupuncture is used for depression. I believe it can be effective for some people.

Best Wishes

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#5 starr


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Posted 06 February 2012 - 12:10 PM


I tried accupunture once for my depression/anxiety but
it did nothing for me except caused numbness in my
arms where she put some of the needles. Maybe it
would have worked if I have continued on longer - I
dont know. I hope it works for you. Now I am on a
combo of meds that has me feeling really good - I
hope you find something that works for you.

best wishes,

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