SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder hits hard here in the Pacific Northwest, and that time of year when the days become long and dark is definitely upon us.
Even if you aren't here in the Portland and SW Washington are, when the seasons change you have to be ready for a change in mood, especially now as we move from fall into winter. Even if it doesn't seem like a drastic shift to you consciously, it matters more to our mental and physical states than you may know. Seasonal affective disorder is estimated to affect around 10 million Americans a year, and this isn’t even the full number of reported cases.
As we begin to lose the summer sun and transition into the darker months, depression and fatigue seem to make that transition with us. But, there are tried and true ways to shake off the impending gloom and brighten your day. If you follow some of the steps below you can combat seasonal affective disorder and find yourself being just as happy as you are in the warm summer months.
Try some of these techniques and you should have no problem battling and conquering the seasonal affective disorder that may be bothering you this winter. If you're ready to jump right to #4, just click the link below to book in today!
Rebecca M H Kitzerow is a Licensed Acupuncturist practicing in La Center, Washington. With over a decade of experience she has won 10 Nattie consumer choice awards from Natural Awakenings Magazine since 2014.