Acupuncture in Nanaimo, BC

(250) 667-8242


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Acupuncture for Depression

Depression is much more than simple unhappiness, and not simply a temporary bad mood. Rather, depression is a long-term condition that can dramatically affect a person’s daily life.  Up to 20% of the population suffers from depression at some point in their lives. It is a complex disorder with a number of risk factors, including aversion activities, that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, feelings and sense of well-being.

A growing numbers of people are seeking alternative therapies to antidepressant drugs, as dependance on medication is an issue.

New research suggest that acupuncture and natural herbal medicine is as effective as antidepressants, and could help treat the medications’ side effects.

Cause for depression can be genetic factors, childhood trauma, physical illnesses, psychological factors, such as stressful life situations and emotional suffering

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Treatment Methods

“Depression (Yu Zheng)” is treated by improving body function, through correcting energy blocks or imbalanced organs function.

Tonify Qi (Energy) and Blood-flow to increase mental strength.

Clear excess heat to relieve emotional symptoms.

Harmonize organs to relieve physical and emotional symptoms. 

Release the body of stiffness and tension to facilitate good sleep quality.

Tonify Qi, Blood, and other organs to nourish brain and rebuild the body.


Learn as much as you can about your depression to find the right treatment support that works best for you.

Lifestyle changes: regular exercise, proper nutrition, adequate sleep and strong social support.

Regulating body systems using a customized herbal formula.

 Setting healthy boundaries and learning how to handling life’s problems.

Harbour City Healers
Registered Acupuncture
Sheena Villeneuve R.Ac. : 250-667-8242