Feeling Tense? Try Acupuncture for Anxiety
The stress of modern life is reaching epidemic proportions. Without a release or treatment, stress can often lead to issues like anxiety and depression. These conditions are among the most common mental illnesses in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults (18% of the U.S. population¹). Anxiety and depression affect both our physical health and our quality of life in a considerable way.
Modern medical treatment often consists of pharmaceutical anti-anxiety or antidepressant drugs. These drugs frequently produce undesirable side effects, or worse, just don’t work in the long term. Long term this can seriously affect your well-being, which makes natural ways to reduce anxiety much more attractive.
Acupuncture for Anxiety: A Different Approach
Fortunately, there are alternatives to this method. Acupuncture, or more precisely Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), can provide enormous relief to those suffering from anxiety and/or depression. The allopathic medical community is beginning to recognize the potential of Chinese medicine in treating anxiety and depression disorders.² Its strength comes from its individualized, holistic approach.
As those that know me have heard me say thousands of times, I view anything occurring in someone’s body or mind as a way in which our body is communicating with us. It’s a method used by our subconscious mind to tell us something is out of balance and needs to be addressed. Instead of just ignoring the imbalance and trying to forcefully—and often temporarily—suppress the symptoms with medications, I help people examine this imbalance, uncover where it might be coming from, and help correct it. Using Traditional Chinese Medicine treatments such as acupuncture and custom herbal remedies for depression and anxiety, we can bring the body and mind back into balance.