Acupuncture for Anxiety

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.

Treating Anxiety with Acupuncture

I work closely with patients suffering from these disorders. I use a multi-pronged approach that combines acupuncture treatments for depression, a customized Chinese herbal formula, and diet and lifestyle modifications to identify and change patterns that might be contributing to the condition.

Patients begin to cultivate an awareness of how food and lifestyle habits like stress, technology use, and exercise patterns affect their mental health. We also develop new, healthy habits that contribute to long-term optimum mental health. With this combined approach, patients feel both instantly better and an improved overall mood in the long run.

You don’t need to suffer any more. I can help you rebalance with gentle and long-lasting treatment for anxiety and depression.

What People Are Saying About Tim Asher

“I LOVE Tim’s calming energy. I find that I slow down when I’m in his presence. Our sessions are such a break from my chaotic, busy lifestyle. I like that the sessions start off with a chat and some tea that he made. I NEVER feel rushed which is something I’ve experienced from other acupuncturists. Tim is a GREAT listener and really pays attention to where I am in life and what’s needed for my acupuncture session. He’ll even do some Reiki during our session. His space is beautiful, clean, and relaxing. I always leave our sessions feeling relaxed, peaceful, and rejuvenated. Tim is a beautiful person and has a gift for what he does. I’m so glad I met him and I highly recommend him.”

— Cara G., San Francisco