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What can be treated with acupuncture?

How many conditions can be treated acupuncture? I have issues with anxiety and I'm 30 years old. I know anxiety isn't exactly a physical issue, but I want to know if acupuncture can treat it.

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Acupuncture, herbs and probably with massage can help relieve this problems. You should feel gradually better, it takes times.
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Hi. Yes acupuncture is very successful in treatment of anxiety.
Yes, acupuncture is very efficient in treating anxiety. We have had great success in treating anxiety.

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Acupuncture is very successful with treating anxiety. I believe it can help you. I have great success in my practice treating anxiety.
Acupuncture can treat many chronic diseases: stroke, diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, lumber disc herniation, infertility, cystitis, injuries, stress, depression, anxiety, pain management, weight loss, skin disease, female disorders, and other common diseases, difficult diseases. Yes, your anxiety can be treated as well.
The WHO has a list of conditions clinically effective, however, our office has worked and resolved conditions ranging from simple GERD to fibromyalgia. Every case is different.
Anxiety and anxiousness usually drives from stressful life style and worrying. First you will need to see what is making you anxious and then treat the issue. I recommend physical activities, yoga, massage and acupuncture to help you during the discovery. Thank you
Dr. Abe.
Acupuncture can literally treat any condition. That said, it is a good idea to focus on one or two per treatment. Anxiety is certainly a condition that will respond well to acupuncture.
Acupuncture focuses on the symptoms of physical and emotional issues. They are connected and as we get circulation moving in the body, the qi-which is the healing energy is allowed to flow with the blood and create balance in the body. In my practice, anxiety is just another symptom, usually along with fatigue, inability to sleep, digestive issues, that is connected to a stressed out and overburdened immune system. When we help the body to heal, the emotions also balance. Every organ system in Chinese Medicine is tied to an emotion so that emotion helps to identify where the body is struggling. The Liver is connected to anger and frustration. The Stomach is connected to worry and rumination. The lungs are connected to sadness, grieving and inability to let go or trust. The Kidneys are connected to fear of being alone or fear of moving forward. And the Heart is connected to anxiety, which can be due to trapping all of one's emotions in the body. Acupuncture always treats both the physical and the emotional.
Good afternoon,

Acupuncture can treat anxiety with good results. Anxiety in Chinese medicine has 5 different diagnoses. Your practitioner will do the differentiation, classify, and treat accordingly.

Anxiety and depression are probably my favorite things to treat because acupuncture works so well. Unlike western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is truly holistic in that the emotional and physical bodies are inseparable. There is an emotion associated with every organ, so as we are treating the physical body we are also treating the emotional body, as well.

So if I were you, I would get into see an acupuncturist ASAP. You'll wish you'd started a long time ago.
Acupuncture is a complete form of medicine capable of treating any condition, physical and mental/emotional. As a matter of fact, stress and anxiety are among the top 3 most common conditions for which people seek acupuncture (I would say pain is number one). It also works great in conjunction with western medical treatments for anxiety such as medication and therapy.
It definitely helps. Please try one visit with an acupuncturist, it’s amazing, very reliable, and safe.
Many conditions can be treated with acupuncture, and anxiety is one of the most common things that acupuncture can treat.
Yes acupuncture can help calm anxiety
Anxiety is a physical issue and it is an emotional issue. In Chinese medicine we do not separate the physical body from the emotional or psychological issues that result or create them. I have had tremendous success with patients who experience anxiety at many levels. A Licensed Acupuncturist will evaluate the situation and come up with a differential pattern that is leading to the anxiety. They will then treat you appropriately and hopefully give you advice on lifestyle choices, activities, dietary suggestions, thought patterns and other aspects of your life that can help reduce or prevent recurrences.

It will take a few sessions and you may need to return in time as your life experiences dictate, but you should definitely get good results.

As for the bigger question, "What can be treated with Acupuncture?" the answer is pretty much anything you'd go to a doctor to treat. it is part of a medical system and treats people who have diseases of all sorts.
Acupuncture can help address a wide-range of conditions. In fact, it can improve the functioning of almost anything. This includes mental as well as physical functioning, i.e. how is your brain and nervous system operating? Are the right amount of neurotransmitters and chemicals circulating throughout your body? If no, then you can have conditions like anxiety and acupuncture can help alleviate the anxiety and the symptoms that you may have as a result of the anxiety (like trouble sleeping). In fact, anxiety and stress are one of my favorite conditions to treat as acupuncture tends to address those issues so successfully - at least from my clinical experience. The simple of insertion of a needle into the skin already gets the central nervous system started; a treatment helps to turn on the parasympathetic nervous system - one in which feel-good hormones are produced and relaxation is felt!
Acupuncture can help with anxiety. It is actually used to help treat are men and women in uniform and those who have already served.
Acupuncture regulates the body-mind rhythms or chemicals. We treat anxiety, depression, and stress daily — no dependence on acupuncture. Everyone should use acupuncture first before taking pharmaceuticals.
The idea of acupuncture to detect the imbalances and restore the body's balance, when it happens the body heal itself, no matter what condition it is, but it depends on the level of the condition.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), acupuncture treatment has proven effective in addressing many common health issues.

Upper-respiratory: Common Cold, Cough, Asthma, Bronchitis, Influenza

Uro-Genital /Gynecology: Pregnancy Support, Fertility, Irregular Menstruation, PMS, Menopause, OBGYN Disorders, Incontinence, Urinary Dysfunction, Prostate Dysfunction

Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, Constipation, Ulcers, Acid Reflux, Colitis, Dysentery, Gastritis, Indigestion, IBS, Vomiting, Nausea, Poor Appetite, Gallstones

Cardiovascular: Heart Disease, Hyper-/Hypotension, Tachycardia

Immune Deficiency: Allergies, Chronic Fatigue, Lupus, HIV, Chemotherapy Support, Auto-immune Diseases

Mental / Emotional Health: Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Attacks, Memory Loss, Insomnia, OCD, PTSD, SAD, ADD/ADHD, Stress

Musculo-skeletal: Neck/back Pain, Headaches, Bursitis, Tendonitis, Fibromyalgia, Frozen Shoulder, Migraine, Tennis Elbow, Work/sports Injury, Arthritis, Sciatica, Sprain/strain, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Endocrine: Diabetes, Thyroid Disease, Hormonal Imbalances

Eyes, Ear, Nose and Throat: Tinnitus, Sore Throat, Tonsillitis, Canker Sore, Eye Disorders, Dental Pain, Toothache, Gingivitis

Neurology: Neuropathy, Bell’s Palsy, Stroke, Numbness, Pain, Paralysis

Addiction: Smoking Cessation, Chemical Dependency Treatment
The World Health Organization recognizes acupuncture effectiveness for over 40 common disorders such as Psychoemotional and Neurogenic disorders.
Acupuncture can most likely help with your anxiety. About 20% of my practice are anxiety patients and I'm usually able to get good results for them.

Because of the way Chinese medicine views the body and body function, it is not limited to only physical issues. I've worked with depression, PTSD and a variety of other issues that conventional medicine typically considers psychological or psychiatric.

It's a lot easier to list the things you wouldn't want to treat using acupuncture:

1. Acute, life threatening infection - bacterial, viral or fungal.
2. Severe, life threatening trauma - think car accident or heart attack.
3. Joint degradation to the point that replacement is necessary. Acupuncture can still help manage the pain/discomfort but there is a point of no return with joint issues and once a patient has crossed that line, replacement is the best option.
4. Cancer. Acupuncture can manage chemotherapy side effects, but it's not going to cure cancer.

For almost any other condition, whether physical or not, acupuncture can have benefit.