Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression

Updated: Sep 7

The past eighteen months have been hard for everyone, and it’s no secret that one of the effects on many people has been a decline in mental health, and a rise in mood disorders. In 2019, 1 in 10 Americans reported symptoms of anxiety and depression. In 2020, that number shot up to 1 in 4. The term mood disorder covers a wide variety of challenges, including depression, anxiety, poor mental focus, and even addictions. On top of the common factors that contribute to these conditions (see this page for more details), the worry and stress caused by the pandemic has increased the prevalence and severity of mood disorders. Now more than ever, it is crucial to leverage all possible methods for addressing mood di