Sunday, November 1st marked the end of Daylight Savings time and the beginning of darkness before dinner. The leaves are changing colors and have begun falling, the air has turned crisp, and soon all coffee shops will be offering eggnog lattes. Even though this time of year offers so much beauty, it can also be an emotionally difficult time for some. Seasonal Affective Disorder (aka SAD) can begin as early as September and last through March. Researchers are not exactly sure why some struggle with SAD but, believe there is a link due to the lack of sunlight during the fall and winter months which disrupts the body’s internal clock, leading to signs of depression. Sure, the beauty and the feel of the sun makes me chipper, so it all sounds logical enough. However, being an acupuncturist, I never assume every single case is exactly like the next. Professionally, I believe there is a bit more to it…
For tips on how to beat SADD read this entire post on Hoboken Girl and stay tuned for our monthly health tips!
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