Yes, acupuncture is effective at treating anxiety and stress.
Yes, acupuncture does wonders for anxiety and anxiety attacks and disorders. We try to treat the root cause of the problem. Please consult your local acupuncturist.
Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
The premise behind Chinese Medicine is that when the body is out of balance, disease, sickness or pain can result. You could call anxiety a
dis-ease with oneself. Acupuncture helps in many ways, primarily restoring the flow of qi and blood and clearing stagnation to obtain optimal health, both mental and physical. Of course, if there is an unresolved issue in your life, I would definitely suggest individual therapy as well. Acupuncture alone may not help anxiety if there are patterns of dysfunction in your life. Avoiding caffeine, soda, chocolate, etc could make a big difference as to the extent of emotional unrest present. And of course, getting restful, restorative sleep (REM) and avoiding stress as much as humanly possible is key. You may want to try to engage in internal exercises such as yoga, tai chi, meditation, etc. They have been shown to greatly reduce or eliminate stress and incorporating them in your daily life may just do the trick. Good luck!!
combining the treatments.
Always find a well trained and licensed Acupuncturist and/or Diplomat of
Oriental Medicine for your health concerns.
relaxation and often fall asleep during the treatment. Teens that I have worked with report better focus and well being in school. From a biomedical lenses we can say that the acupuncture works to turn off or down the overactive sympathetic fight or flight response you are experiencing and turn in the parasympathetic rest and digest response. Your acupuncturist may also offer you take home ear seed, auricular therapy, that you can
activate by just pressing them when you are feeling anxious through the week. If your acupuncturist is trained in herbal medicine they may offer herbs for your anxiety, another safe effective solution.
If you end up not liking the first practitioner, however, you can always switch to someone else. Just like any other service, there are many to choose from and some click with individuals better than others.
Be well, be confident, we can help.
I see quite a few anxiety patients and I've been able to help most of them.
For the best results, please make sure you're seeing a provider who is licensed as an acupuncturist in your state. If you're not in CA, you can use the "Find a Practitioner" lookup at NCCAOM.org to get a list of people local to you.