The second most common emotional condition treated by acupuncture is depression along with a range of related conditons: low mood, lack of motivation, low self-esteem.and difficult feelings following bereavement. Fundamentally acupuncture can help add more energy into a person's system, giving them a boost of vitality that is felt in the body and subsequently in the mind and emotions.
The link that Chinese medicine makes between the body and mind is very profound and results in a way of approaching this issue that is refreshing and can bring very real relief to the sufferer.
An excellent piece of research has been conducted that shows that acupuncture is an effective means of treating depression, for an up to date link and version search for: Acupuncture and Counselling for Depression in Primary Care: A Randomised Controlled Trial by Hugh MacPherson
I have a particular interest in the treatment of bereavement. This is a very important area of health and well-being which is often neglected. Treatment with acupuncture can cover a variety of the complex range of feelings that arise from the loss of a loved one. Do get in touch with me if you want to talk more about how acupuncture can help bereavement.