Depression is usually treated these days with a cocktail of pharmaceutical medications predicated on the idea of a neurotransmitter deficiency.  While many people do indeed seem to have a chemical imbalance leading to chronic depression that can sometimes involve several generations in a given family, there are others who have what I call “situational depression”.  Meaning, that a person’s experiences have led to a temporary depressed state that includes heightened stress and fatigue. 

The formula for many people’s depression these days seems to be: stress+fatigue+time=depression.

The mind can only maintain a healthy, happy outlook on life as long as energy levels are good and the body can adapt to stress without getting overwhelmed.  If you have someone who is generally worn out and exasperated by the circumstances of their life, how long do you think the mind can hold up?

I do not intend to usurp the established western model of treatment for depression because in many cases it is appropriate, but SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) are handed out like candy these days.  And the problem may not be a chemical one.

It’s a pretty simple idea.  Increase a person’s energy; decrease their stress, and viola!  They will feel happier, more balanced and generally better about life.

About Coleman McMurphy

certificateColeman McMurphy, owner of the Morningside Clinic, is licensed by the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners as an acupuncturist and has obtained the highest certification possible, Master of Oriental Medicine. He received his masters from the Academy of Oriental Medicine in Austin. Read More

Two forms of acupuncture

needlesWe practice classical forms of acupuncture at the clinic. The two systems of acupuncture that I draw from are Traditional Japanese Acupuncture and Master Tung’s Acupuncture. They are both powerful systems of healing that can achieve remarkable results in only a few treatments. Read More

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We are located in the M Streets area of Lower Greenville in Dallas.

Wednesday: 10:00-7:00
Thursday: 8:00-8:00
Friday: 8:00-6:30

We serve patients from across Dallas, including Highland Park, University Park, McKinney, Frisco, The Colony, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Coppell, Carrollton, Irving, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Plano, Allen, Richardson, Wylie, Lucas, Murphy, Garland, Mesquite, Rowlett, Rockwall and more.