Fighting Seasonal Affective Disorder

If you’re like one out of every twenty Americans, the darker season brings with it a feeling of depression. This is known as seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. It is associated with a chemical imbalance brought on by a decrease in the light, and it usually lasts from October to April. Our Edmonds chiropractic clinic can help you to combat this depression with regular massages, which have demonstrated an ability to improve your mood. Further, you can try these at-home remedies:

  • Go outside for thirty minutes a day. If the sun is out, try exposing your arm skin to the light. Don’t wear sunglasses.
  • Maintain a well-lit home. You can find some commercially available lights designed to help people with SAD.
  • Get a minimum of thirty minutes of exercise every day.
  • If nothing else works, consult your doctor to see if you may be eligible for anti-depression medication.