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Can you get acupuncture for anxiety?

I am a 34 year old female and I have anxiety. Can you get acupuncture for anxiety?

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Yes works very well
Yes, and in my experience it responds quite well to acupuncture, though sometimes it can come from nutrient deficiencies and requires supplements, herbs and/or dietary changes as well to be truly effective.
Acupuncture is the best natural alternative for anxiety!
Yes it works and it depends on your conditions!
Yes. Please read more on website.

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.
Yes, acupuncture can help anxiety. The endorphins generated from your body through acupuncture treatment can relax you.
Acupuncture can help decrease anxiety and depression caused by metabolic imbalance and/or stress. We are also recommending to clean the diet and to start exercising as well. Please, find an acupuncturist that you feel comfortable with and make an appointment to discuss your condition.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yes. In Traditional Chinese Medicine anxiety is known as "shen disturbance". Shen refers to your spirit. There are specific acupuncture points that produce a calming and relaxing effect on your body and spirit, reducing anxiety.
Acupuncture is great for anxiety. I sought out acupuncture treatment 30 years ago for a skin condition and was pleasantly surprised to find that it helped ease my anxiety as well. I felt more relaxed than I had in years and didn't realize that acupuncture could help with emotional symptoms as well as physical.
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!!
Yes, but you will have to pay out of pocket. I haven’t found an insurance company that covers acupuncture for anxiety yet.
Yes, it helps a lot
Acupuncture has been proven thru research to be very effective in treating pain and stress/anxiety and/or insomnia. I believe you will find many benefits with acupuncture, or possibly your condition may be simple enough to only require an herbal supplement. If you are on meds, talk with your doctor and discuss options of lowering dosages for a safe outcome in
combining the treatments.

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Acupuncture can be very effective in helping treat anxiety. A good practitioner will also go over other things such as diet, sleep schedule and meditation or mindfulness exercises.
Acupuncture is excellent for anxiety.
Of course!
Yes. Absolutely. Acupuncture can help your body balance of hormones and chemistry. Then make you relax and anxiety go away.
Yes! Acupuncture is great for helping with anxiety.
Yes, of course. Anxiety mostly caused by insufficient circulation of Chi(energy) and blood flow due to the emotional stress. Acupuncture could help to ease this discomfort
Yes! Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system in a gentle way and causes the release of neurochemical messenger molecules. These biochemical changes influence the body's homeostatic mechanisms, promoting physical and emotional well-being. Also, acupuncture can be safely combined with conventional anti-anxiety treatments.

Always find a well trained and licensed Acupuncturist and/or Diplomat of
Oriental Medicine for your health concerns.
Yes. Acupuncture is an excellent option for anxiety. It is a non-pharmaceutical option that is safe and shown to be effective in random control trials. Your acupuncturist will work to determine the root cause of the anxiety from the lens of an eastern medicine tradition and develop a plan of specific points to treat your individual needs. My patients are often surprised that once the needles are placed they feel a deep sense of
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.
Yes very helpful.
Yes, acupuncture can treat anxiety.
Hello & thank you for your question! Yes, acupuncture works very well for mental emotional disorders, including anxiety.
Very much so. Modern medical acupuncture, when combined with micro current to the ears as part of Eastern Medicine, is truly amazing. Add in point injection therapy of B-12 and vitamin C for great results. Again, 22 medical procedures in Eastern Medicine (where acupuncture is one of those modalities). Great working results when combined with PRN meds - best of both worlds.
Yes. Acupuncture is very effective in treating anxiety. Some patients even feel immediate relief.
Yes, I can. Acupuncture is very effective for anxiety.
Absolutely. Acupuncture inherently reduces stress, improving circulation of blood, fluids and hormones, thereby leaving the patient more relaxed overall.
You can get acupuncture for any type of medical condition be it physical, emotional or mental. Find a practitioner that has experience with anxiety - most do - and you'll be in good hands.

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.
Yes, very recommended!

Be well, be confident, we can help.
Yes, acupuncture can work quite well for anxiety. In fact there's a recent study that shows acupuncture outperforming alprazolam (Xanax) for anxiety.

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 to get a list of people local to you.