Have you ever felt as though you begin to form a more depressed mood as the seasons begin to change? Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with seasonal affective disorder (SAD)? Interested in naturally treating your symptoms instead of relying on anti-depressants or other medications? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater we offer various treatment options that can help to address seasonal affective disorder, including acupuncture.
What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
As the colder months come on, many people around the world begin to experience a condition commonly known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Seasonal affective disorder involves a more depressed mood, irritability, fatigue, lethargy, concentration problems, decreased libido, headaches and even increased appetite. In the United States alone, over 10,000,000 people are affected each year. Due to decreased sun exposure during the colder months, melatonin and vitamin D levels can be lower in certain patients resulting in the associated symptoms.
Naturally Treating Seasonal Affective Disorder in Clearwater
When it comes to seasonal affective disorder, there are luckily many natural ways to improve symptoms. Light therapy is often used around the world, exposing patients to the light they typically miss during winter months. Exercise, adequate sleep and diet should all be addressed, if possible enjoying the sunlight or outdoors each day. Massage, acupuncture and other manual therapies can also be highly effective in balancing the body and mind.
Seasonal Affective Disorder Acupuncture Clearwater
If you or a loved one suffer from seasonal affective disorder and are interested in acupuncture in Clearwater to address your symptoms and balance your body, we would be happy to help. We can also provide guidance for nutrition, exercise and improving your SAD symptoms while at home.
Schedule Seasonal Affective Disorder/Depression Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida Today
Ready to address your seasonal affective disorder or depressed mood with acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida? Schedule your appointment today, we are always accepting new patients.