Shaking off the winter blues becomes harder with individuals that suffer with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), it's a time when darkness descends, the sunlight hours naturally reduce.
In the northern hemisphere (higher altitudes) where there are greater changes in the amount of light we receive, combined with a hectic lifestyle that involves shift patterns, longer working hours all impact upon our health.
There are many symptoms associated with S.A.D that range from:
Depression, insomnia, lethargy, social problems, higher than normal levels of irritability, not wanting to see people, low levels of energy, unexplained feelings that block one's ability to carry out daily routine tasks
Acupuncture is effective in helping the body harmoni5e with the external environment, classical 5 Element acupuncture looks beyond the presenting symptoms, treating at levels of body, mind and spirit and assessing each individual in a unique way. Helping the body to heal and unblock energy channels that will help the individual cope and beat the winter blues