What is Seasonal Affective Disorder?
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression related to the changes in seasons, beginning and ending around the same times every year. If you're like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, reducing your energy and making you feel moody. Many of the issues with seasonal affective disorder have to do with an imbalance in the body as exposure to sunlight decreases, affecting hormonal changes in the body. Symptoms can also include oversleeping, appetite changes, weight gain, social withdrawal, and tiredness or low energy.
Utilizing Reiki for Seasonal Affective Disorder
Reiki is known to help reduce pain, alleviate anxiety, and calm depression symptoms. It reduces feelings of stress while producing a deep feeling of calm. According to a study by the US National Library of Medicine, National Institute of Health, Reiki significantly reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety both immediately after treatment and 5 weeks post-treatment. With zero negative side effects, Reiki is a great option for coping with Seasonal Affective Disorder.