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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.
So if I were you, I would get into see an acupuncturist ASAP. You'll wish you'd started a long time ago.
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.
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
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.