Seasonal Affective Disorder
Seasonal Affective Disorder is a form of depression which can cause loss in energy and concentration levels, a change in appetite, irritability, fatigue and general sadness. With an estimated 1 in 50 people in the UK suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and this number increasing each year, it is a good time to look for natural ways to bring the body back into balance.
Although there is no definitive cause yet of SAD the theory is that as the hours of sunlight decrease between September to April this can bring on a winter depression. Sunlight contributes to the number of nerve messages sent from our eyes to certain points in our brain which affect chemicals (Serotonin and Melatonin) and our hormones. One function of these chemicals and hormones is to govern our mood.
SAD is usually diagnosed after suffering from a depression for two consecutive years which lifts in the spring, and can be treated with antidepressants through orthodox medicine.
From a holistic point of view there are many contributing factors to SAD including adrenal stress syndrome, blood sugar imbalances, food allergies and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.
Kinesiology can successfully treat these.