Mental Health

Major depression and anxiety affect more than 28 million American annually. Depression is among the ten most frequently reported medical conditions.

Many patients seek alternative therapies because they cannot tolerate the side effects of antidepressant medications, such as SSRI’s (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors) and MAO (monomine oxidase) inhibitors. Chinese Medicine – both herbs and acupuncture – offer safer treatment and significant help.

According to Chinese medicine, there are seven emotions that a person can experience: joy, anger, worry, pensiveness, sadness, fear and fright (shock). These are normal emotions and healthy responses. But when these feeling occur for no apparent reason and are persistent, depression has set in. In the Eastern view, worry, anger, and sadness are signs of depression and can affect their associated organs, the heart, spleen, and liver.

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) uses a variety of techniques such as acupuncture, herbal medicine and diet recommendations to treat an individual’s specific depression symptoms. Acupuncture increases cerebral serotonin, which has anti-depressant effects. Acupuncture can minimize insomnia, fatigue, and other symptoms of depression.

In conjunction with Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture can be an effective treatment that corrects the internal imbalance or root cause of the disease. If you are taking anti-depressants, we can prescribe Chinese herbs that work in conjunction with your medication to address your symptoms.

I received an acupuncture treatment with essential oils. I came to Sage with pain and left pain free. Sage is excellent at acupuncture. I have had several treatments over the course of two years by another acupuncturist prior to coming to Sage, this was the Best treatment I have ever had. I plan to come back routinely for massage and acupuncture.

D.W. - Colorado

Sage, Thank you for your expert advice regarding my health issues and the herbal medicines which have enhanced my physical well being over the past two months. Appreciate your thoughtful listening ear and willingness to thoroughly research my health issue and keeping me informed of the latest procedures. You are a blessing!

L.B - Washington State

I have had several shoulder and back issues over the years from construction and Sage has worked wonders! She has relieved pain and headaches and has been fixing years of abuse to my body. I highly recommend Sage for massage, dry needling and cupping as I have haven't felt this good in years!

T.F. - Colorado

Sage is an amazing healer in so many ways. I have always loved her massage work and now she’s added the powerful acupuncture work.  Want to get well? Go to Sage! She has blessed me in many ways!

S.D. - Arizona