Acupuncture for anxiety is an effective treatment. Symptoms of anxiety affect more than 40 million U.S. adults. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. Having occasional stress and anxiety are a regular part of life. Having feelings of anxiety are normal before speaking in public, when making an important decision or when faced with a problem at work. Anxiety is the reaction to situations you perceive as dangerous or stressful.
Different symptoms associated with anxiety include:
* Muscle tension, trembling
* Insomnia, restless sleep, nightmares
* Irritability, anger, fear
* Inability to relax
* Aversion to social situations
* Hair loss
* Stomach upset
Anxiety treatments differ among patients. Managing severe anxiety can be complicated because it typically includes counseling, which may not provide results for several months, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. It may also require anxiety medication, which could have serious side effects.
Studies show acupuncture for anxiety is effective. Acupuncture can help to reduce stress and anxiety and helps patients can get back to their normal lives.
There are many different types of anxiety, panic attacks, and being nervous worrisome, or anxious all the time. In any form, it can affect the quality of life for those who have it.
Acupuncture for anxiety promotes natural healing. Energy called Qi (chee) circulates through the body moving along pathways called meridians. When factors like anxiety, stress, or injury disrupt the flow of Qi, health issues, like illness or pain, may follow. By inserting fine needles at specific points on the body, acupuncturists restore the balance of Qi and restores the body’s overall health.
The calming nature of acupuncture decreases the heart rate, relaxes muscles, and lowers blood pressure. Acupuncture also works to alleviate stress by releasing endorphins, the pain-killing chemicals in the brain. Acupuncture increases blood circulation throughout the body, which pumps oxygen into the tissues and cycles out cortisol and other waste chemicals.
Acupuncture treatments are tailor-made for each patient–how anxiety is affecting the individual is taken into account for each treatment. Acupuncture for anxiety usually yields results after one session, and the results improve with continued treatment. Restoring balance and healthy energy flow to the
body is one of the primary goals of acupuncture for anxiety. If you want to feel a renewed sense of calm and peace and treat your anxiety with acupuncture, call us today.