Modern statistics tell us that almost one quarter of people living in the western world will, struggle with depression and other related psychological illnesses. This is nothing short of a powerful testament to the struggles of our times and our lives– our goals have been shifted away from the spiritual and nurturing, and have been redirected towards often unachievable aspirations concerning material wealth and possessions. As such, many individuals are finding themselves fighting a battle with their own psyches, and are unable to lift themselves out of depression, or fight distorted images of themselves, without some assistance.
What form has the modern world provided help with? More often than not, a cocktail of psychotropic pills designed to do nothing more than encourage the sufferer to ignore their problems, ignore the root of the problem, and shut down emotionally in order to protect them ‘from themselves’. It is a great tragedy that we have allowed this type of treatment to become normalized, however, this is often the nature of modern medicine – focusing entirely on removing the symptoms of the illness, rather than seeking out the cause of the illness itself.
The Energies of the Body
What could be the root of such illnesses as depression? This has to do with our bodily energies, and our chakras – those powerful vortexes which run in a straight line between our crown and our tailbone, and which provide us with the energy we need in order to maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle, and a harmonious balance between body, mind and spirit.
Our chakras must be open and spinning healthily in order for us to motivate ourselves to do all manner of things, and in particular, our third eye and crown chakras (both located in the head) must be open and unblocked in order for us to keep our lives in perspective, and importantly, in order to resist slipping into depression and states of anxiety and exaggerated emotional despair.
Should the energy be drained from these chakras, or indeed, should be experience a significant imbalance or blockage of any of our chakras, we can easily feel detached, frustrated, helpless and directionless, not to mention be prone to all manner of physical illnesses – all contributing factors towards depressive states.
Acupuncture for Depression – The Rise of Acupuncture in the West
It is also a testament of our times to see that more and more people are making decisive action regarding their lifestyles and the ways in which they wish to tackle their emotional and psychological problems. Not only is the knowledge of the seven chakras becoming more widespread, but people are beginning to look to ancient wisdom and medical practices for help. One such practice that is becoming more popular and more increasingly common in the western world is the ancient Chinese art of acupuncture, the process of applying fine needles into the bodily tissue along the meridian or energy lines.
This process encourages the opening of the chakras, and allows the body’s natural energy, or chi to flow more openly and harmoniously around the body. In order for acupuncture to have a positive effect on problems such as depression, it is likely that the needles will need to be applied by a professional acupuncturist, and for many repeat sessions to be booked. However, even after the first session of treatment, most patients claim they have noticed a highly positive change.
Acupuncture – an Ancient and Valuable Art
Acupuncture has been practiced in the east for millennia, and there is a plethora of research behind it to back up acupuncturist’s impressive claims. The effect of slight manipulation of blocked or leaking energies can have on our physical and mental health is undeniable. By supplementing processes such as acupuncture with meditation, mindful affirmations and other chakra healing practices, we can begin to point our lives in the right direction, and step forwards on our paths of happiness, health and spiritual enlightenment.
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