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I am suffering depression, though I'm sleeping well and appetite is not too bad. Most anxiety has lifted, and I'm left with low mood/lack of motivation. In the last week I have been very tearful and more fatigued. Does anyone know if acupuncture makes you feel worse before better? How many treatments will I need before it starts to help?

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    I found accupuncture a total waste of time. I think getting out and getting a pet is supposed to be better for depression. Also CBT. 
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      It's really all about diet. Acupuncture is good for many ailments. Depression is more due to a lack of minerals and other supplements. Rhodiola is also excellent for brain function. Research.
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      I agree that diet is key. I think many of us have digestive problems and our bodies can't turn food into energy adequately. I've started taking D-Ribose and NADH, along with Co Enzyme Q-10, and I've been waking up in the morning and doing physical things like washing clothes etc; unusual for me.

      I definitely feel more energetic and I've only been taking them for less than a week.

      There's also a homeopathic remedy that's helping me to stand up more easily but you'll have to message me if you want to know what it is as we can't give out brand names here.

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      EFT or tapping on Meridian points can be useful for moods and it's free and you can do it yourself without an expensive therapist.

      I use a blue SAD Light Box all year round and it lifts moods and gives some energy.

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    Try Sam-e for mood enhancement. Really does help. Also fish oil and selenium magnesium. All good for the brain. Feel better!!!
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    I've never heard of acupuncture being used for depression and I've been around a few acupuncturists in my time, not to mention depressives, including myself.

    A serious depression would leave you tearful and unmotivated, certainly.

    Everyone here will have a different remedy, but St John's Wort is said to help lift mood, if it's a mood thing you're suffering from.

    I was cured by vigorous exercise and meditation. The two combined, with the exercise immediately before the meditation is the very best mix there is.

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      There are some interesting Google articles about depression and acupuncture.thanks for your info.
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      Oh Lol! Perhaps I need to clean my glasses. cheesygrin

      Since I've had ME I find it too hard to meditate but I used to do it a lot before. Have you got any tips?

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      There are lots of tips....

      Why don't you tell me how you approach it, and then I can suggest where you might do it differently?

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      Thanks, I don't even try anymore because it makes me fall asleep or want to. When I was well I'd lie on the bed and astral travel.

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      Astral travelling is fine if you're an astral tourist!

      But meditation is something else.

      Your complaint it makes you sleepy is very common.

      It is said that the secret of the buddhas is that they are totally relaxed and totally alert at the same time.

      That's what meditation aims to do.

      Normally when we're totally relaxed, we simply go to sleep, like you do. Or if we're totally alert, we're tensed and stressed, and often can't sleep...

      But the secret to higher consciousness is to be relaxed and alert at exactly the same time!

      Have you tried doing very intense physical activity before you sit upright with your eyes shut? You're far less likely to go to sleep, and the meditation, the silence and stillness, comes more easiily after strenous physical work.

       

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      Meditation leads me into astral travel, for example I'd start to meditate and then do distance healing etc during it. People would report to me that things had happened to them when I hadn't mentioned to them that I'd given them healing. That was proof to me that it worked.

      I suffer from ME/CFS so I can't do physical activity and ME is the reason it's very difficult to meditate now. I rarely feel alert due to heavy brain fog and extreme fatigue. I think I'll have to get somewhat better before I can meditate.

      I should have mentioned this but I got mixed up and thought I was in the CFS group when I asked you.

      Thanks for your advice. razz

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