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Acupuncture for Anxiety

March 28, 2014

The modern world may have given us the newest technologies and medications to help us deal with illnesses and disorders; they are by no means, the best ways in resolving them. Acupuncture has a long time ago, proven to be one of the best modalities in the world for treating physical and emotional conditions such as panic attacks, depression and anxiety.  This treatment for anxiety can remove all the negativity in a person’s body.

Acupuncture to Unwind

As with all Eastern forms of therapy, acupuncture suggests that an indivisible connection exists between the body and mind.  Health conditions are basically caused by an imbalance between, internal and external factors affecting a person’s health. These internal factors may include worry, fear, sadness and anger while external factors may include cold, heat and wind.

Acupuncture has for centuries now, instructed people in the west how to relax.  It can generate relaxation and calmness in the body and mind as well as help the body heal and be able to rest substantially.

Acupuncture for Anxiety Attacks

There are many forms and degrees of anxiety. Most of them are normal responses to new situations and tension like feeling scared and tense before delivering a public speech.  However, there are also anxieties that are quite disproportionate and random beyond the normal response to anxious moments.  Fortunately, anxiety acupuncture can help restore balance to the mental and physical aspects of a person.

Certain people can be so worried about a fearful situation a lot of times when they are in the midst of an anxiety attack. A person suffering from an anxiety attack may manifest physical symptoms like headaches, vomiting, chest pains, shallow breaths and increased heart rate. In order to diagnose anxiety, the acupuncturist will observe the patient’s tongue and pulse. This will help the acupuncturist determine what type of traditional Chinese medicine treatment is best to treat the pattern of anxiety of the patient.

A lot of anxiety cases are related to the kidney and heart. Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) regards the kidney as an organ associated with water (yin) that neutralizes (balances off) the fire (yang) of the heart in the event an abundance of emotions in the mind. The heart is a yang organ that provides for the energy of the whole body.

The acupuncturist identifies the underlying roots of the disharmony in the human body, and then helps restore balance to it. Acupuncture is especially effective in addressing a number of illnesses like anxiety symptoms and its root causes.

A typical acupuncture therapy for anxiety may require a single or a couple of sessions. There are times however, that treatment may be needed for a number of months. The length of the treatment course depends on the degree of the patterns of imbalance. Vitamins and herbs are great supplements to acupuncture in nourishing and balancing the body.

Treating episodes of anxiety with acupuncture is ideal for individuals who opt for a safe and natural form of therapy.  Talk with a licensed acupuncturist so you may know what plan of treatment is suited for your needs.