How effective is acupuncture for chronic back pain?
In the largest U.S. study of its kind, Group Health researchers found that acupuncture can help. The treatment helped people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better in their daily activities.
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How do you know when you’re depressed?
Like the “chicken or the egg,” it’s difficult to say which comes first—depression or related physical symptoms such as: fatigue, headache, back pain, trouble sleeping, and digestive problems. Evidence shows depression can have a direct effect on your body, taking away your energy and slowing you down.
In a funk? Break out with these experiments.
When you feel really down, even a single positive change can make a real difference. But if you experiment with three small changes in one week, you may increase your chances of lifting your spirits even more.
How to talk to your doctor about depression
If you've been feeling down for a while, research shows telling your doctor about your symptoms is a smart choice. Depression can affect you in many ways: mentally, emotionally, and physically. To help you feel better, your doctor will work with you to check your current state, finding out if you do, in fact, have depression.