Dr. Hui (Grace) Gao LAc., TCMD
Yours in Health!
Acupuncture can help with anxiety or mood disorders by regulating the autonomous nervous system activity and stimulating the brain to normalize production of various hormones such as serotonin, dopamine, beta-endorphin, etc.
80% of the patients I treat suffer from some sort of anxiety or stress. Acupuncture calms the mind and the nerves.
Although anxiety can happen at any age, there are certain age groups which are more prone to being anxious. For example, teenagers, or women around menopause are the people I see more with symptoms for this condition. Also, some woman get anxiety before their period.
Anxiety could be just feeling worried and uneasy, unable to fall sleep, sometimes it leads to tachycardia, which is raising of the heartbeat, sweating of the hands, shaking, even numbness on the face. In any of the levels of anxiety, acupuncture can help to calm the person down. However, if your wife is taking medication for anxiety, an acupuncturist cannot do the acupuncture and tell her to get off the medication, but the acupuncturist will do the treatment and may even give her an herbal prescription and over a few times, your wife's doctor will slowly cut the medication down. In case she is not taking medication, acupuncture usually will work fast to control her symptoms. It depends on the severity of the condition. I see patients 1-3 times for acupuncture for two weeks or so and see how they respond and, according to that, I decide if they need herbal medicine or not. In some cases, I also tape a small seed on their ear to control their symptoms in between treatments.
Acupuncture has worked very well with anxiety. I believe your wife can get a lot of benefit from the treatment as long as she is willing to try.
Hope she can feels better soon,
It might also be helpful for you.
Acupuncture along with herbal medication are great tools to manage anxiety. I definitely recommend trying.
Aleksandra Dianova, L.Ac.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Acupuncture does help with anxiety and related symptoms. We try to treat the heart function to help the emotions as well as hormonal imbalances.
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Amy Gendron, AP
We were made to experience each emotion but not get preoccupied with one. By balancing the organ with acupuncture treatments we balance the emotion.
Travis Buckmaster, L.Ac., PC