Acupuncture for Anxiety Overview

Are you constantly struggling with feelings of anxiety? High levels of stress and anxiety can lead to the development of mental health issues including anxiety disorders. So, for people living with high levels of anxiety, it’s important to seek treatment. However, many people living with anxiety may have already tried various treatments and not received the symptom relief they were hoping for. Or, have tried anti-anxiety treatment medications and have experienced unwanted side effects. For individuals who want to try both effective and no side-effect methods of anxiety treatment, acupuncture for anxiety is something to consider.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. But, for many, it’s uncontrolled and can debilitate a person’s life and wellbeing. Anxiety is a general feeling of being worried. It is the feeling of inner turmoil and dread over something that is most unlikely going to happen. Anxiety should not be equated to fear, which is felt towards a realistic intimidation or danger. Everyone experiences anxiety once in a while. People with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), however, feel anxious often or feel very anxious, uneasy, and worry but not necessarily because of a realistic situation. For them, anxiety interferes with their daily lives. Acupuncture Zen offers a completely holistic treatment for anxiety.

People who live with high levels of anxiety may have a hard time successfully managing their lives due to the debilitating effects of anxiety. This can include showcasing avoidance behaviors, isolating from loved ones, and being apathetic toward things that they used to enjoy. So, getting treatment and help for anxiety through acupuncture sessions can help a person overcome the severe and debilitating symptoms of anxiety.

How Does Acupuncture for Anxiety Work?

Acupuncture is the practice of using miniscule needles inserted in the first few layers of the skin near nerves in order to stimulate the balancing of Qi. Qi and ancient Chinese term for the energy flow of the body that is responsible for balancing a person’s mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health. So, the idea of acupuncture for anxiety is to stimulate the rebalance of the body’s Qi that has been negatively impacted by stress and anxiety on the body. Once the Qi is restored by acupuncture, symptoms of anxiety can be relieved.

Acupuncture Vs. Other Types of Treatments

People who seek anxiety treatment may first utilize treatment methods that aren’t as effective as they want. Or, provide them with unwanted side effects. For example, anti-anxiety medications. These medications often don’t provide the anxiety relief that a person expects or needs in order to go about daily life without experiencing severe levels of anxiety. Furthermore, these medication prescriptions for anxiety can also come with a long list of unwanted and frustrating side effects. But, acupuncture for anxiety works to provide effective relief of anxiety symptoms. And, doesn’t come with unwanted side effects like exhaustion, organ damage, and more that anxiety medications often do.

Choosing Acupuncture for Anxiety - What to Expect

People who choose acupuncture as a method for anxiety relief have often tried so many other treatment methods first. And, since acupuncture has no side effects, there is nothing that many people who consider this treatment have to lose. For the best results, people who use acupuncture as a method of treating anxiety and stress should schedule one session a week for a time period of up to 6 weeks.

Common Symptoms

Common Symptoms

  • restlessness
  • fatigue
  • muscular tension
  • some trembling
  • feelings of restlessness
  • fast heartbeat
  • tachycardia
  • fast or troubled breathing
  • dyspnea
  • upset stomach
  • hard time concentrating
  • headache
  • sweating
  • irritability
  • trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Some medications can also cause anxiety or medical conditions can trigger feeling of anxiety as well

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