Acupuncture for Mood

Acupuncture for Mood for a Natural Lift in your Spirit

Acupuncture for Mood.  Feeling a dip in your mood? We all experience times when our spirits are low, but when these feelings become persistent, it can significantly impact our daily lives.

Western Medicine and Low Mood

While Western medicine doesn’t have a specific term for “low mood,” it can be a symptom of various conditions, including stress, anxiety, or vitamin deficiencies. Treatment options often involve lifestyle changes like exercise and healthy eating, or therapy to address underlying issues. Medication like antidepressants may be considered in severe cases.

The Limitations of Western Medicine for Low Mood

Therapy can be time-consuming and expensive, and medications may come with side effects. Additionally, addressing the root cause through therapy can be a complex process.

Five Element Acupuncture for Mood: A Natural Path to Lifting Your Spirit

Five Element Acupuncture offers a holistic approach to improving low mood. Blockages between certain meridian channels can impact mood and make one feel lonely, teary, sad or down.  Another unique feature of Five Element Acupuncture is the ability to improve the ‘spirit’ of the person.  This can become depleted through difficult life circumstances, trauma, relationship stress or divorce. 

Five Element Acupuncture treatments involve stimulating specific acupuncture points along meridians to restore balance and promote a healthy flow of Qi. Points for the spirit have specific names indicating their use.  For example, Spirit Burial Ground, is used when the persons spirit has been overcome and they no longer have access to that light inside to lift themselves up.  By doing this point, it may be just what someone needs to restore their sprit.  

Research suggests acupuncture may be effective at improving mood. A 2017 study published in The Journal of Clinical Medicine conducted a A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis for acupuncture and depression [1]. Another study published in Acupuncture in Medicine in 2014 showed that acupuncture improved sleep quality and overall well-being in people with insomnia, which can often contribute to low mood [2].

Amanda’s Story: Reclaiming Joy with Five Element Acupuncture

Amanda, a 48-year-old teacher, felt a persistent low mood that dampened her usual enthusiasm. She found it difficult to find joy in everyday activities and felt constantly drained. While not clinically depressed, this low mood affected her work and relationships. She wasn’t interested in medication and felt therapy sessions didn’t seem to make her feel any better.

After a consultation, Caryn identified where Amanda’s energy was stuck contributing to her low mood.  Through personalised  treatments, Amanda noticed she started to feel a lot better. She became more optimistic and engaged. Her sleep improved, and she found renewed pleasure in simple things.

Conclusion: A Brighter Outlook with Five Element Acupuncture

Five Element Acupuncture provided Amanda with a natural solution to elevate her mood. By addressing the underlying energy imbalance, acupuncture helped her regain control of her emotional well-being and rediscover her joy for life.

If you’re experiencing a persistent low mood, Five Element Acupuncture may be the answer. Unlike medications, it focuses on restoring balance within your body, promoting a natural sense of well-being and a brighter outlook on life.


  1. Acupuncture for Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis in the Journal of Clinical Medicine

  2. The Effect of Acupuncture on Sleep Quality in Primary Insomnia: A Randomized Controlled Trial.  Acupuncture in Medicine, doi:10.1177/0964528412466732.

With over 28 years of clinical experience, I am still fascinated by the power of this system of medicine and it’s ability to change mental, emotional and physical symptoms. It’s incredibly rewarding to make such a tangible difference in people’s lives. Contact me and I will be happy to talk to you about whether this treatment is right for you.