Anxiety in the world is getting worse. There’s no doubt about it. We see it at our Acupuncture Clinic almost every day.
All signs indicate that anxiety disorders are rising sharply every year around the world. Anxiety disorders encompass a wide array of mental health conditions that include general anxiety disorders, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, you are well aware of the symptoms, including nervousness, an impending sense of doom, restlessness, an increased heart rate, excessive sweating, trembling, fatigue, rapid breathing difficulty concentrating, sleep troubles, digestive symptoms and more.
You’re also aware of all the well-wishing people who tell you your anxiety will go away if you “calm down” or “just relax.”
The reality with anxiety disorders is you can’t just relax and make anxiety go away. Anxiety can sneak up on a person without warning, causing biochemical, physical symptoms that are very real.
While there are many drugs on the market available both by prescription and over the counter to treat anxiety, a growing number of people who suffer from anxiety are opting for more natural remedies.
One safe and natural way to treat anxiety is through acupuncture and the use of Chinese herbs.
How Does Acupuncture Help With Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders are more than just random nervous feelings. If you are anxious watching a horror film, that’s normal. If your ability to complete normal routines and tasks is disrupted due to the aforementioned symptoms, you may have an anxiety disorder.
Acupuncture is now a commonly used clinical treatment (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5902264/) chosen for its convenience, affordability and low rate of side effects. Acupuncture is also becoming a popular treatment for anxiety because, unlike psychoactive prescription drugs, it’s safer and isn’t habit forming.
With roots in traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture has many benefits (https://www.wellandgood.com/good-advice/acupuncture-for-anxiety) for anxiety sufferers, including bringing an anxious person out of fight or flight mode and back into a calmer "parasympathetic state" and balancing circadian rhythm, digestion and energy levels.
At our clinic, we also combine Acupuncture with Chinese Herbs to help patients see faster and more thorough results.
Relief is almost immediate, with long-term healing occurring after consistent treatments over an extended period. Ongoing treatment is proving especially beneficial to people who suffer from PTSD and severe trauma.
How Acupuncture Works to Reduce Anxiety, Depression and Anger
Acupuncture works by stimulating critical junctures in the body called "neurohormonal pathways." These pathways are part of a sort of nerve superhighway in your body.
When traffic on that highway in the form of hormones, beneficial microbes and your own immune cells flows normally, systems are optimized and you feel great.
But when traumatic life experiences, toxins and parasitic invaders cause your immune cells to go awry, you suddenly notice symptoms creeping in that can disrupt your daily life.
Symptoms like depression, issues managing anger, panic attacks, manic feelings and more.
By inserting needles at strategic points on the body, proper flow along your neurohormonal superhighway is restored, relieving feelings of anxiety and depression.
Acupuncture can balance the nervous system and restore a sense of peace and calm, helping you to manage your daily life better, infusing your body with the energy you need to complete daily tasks, and helping you sleep soundly through the night.
Don’t Let Anxiety Disorders Disrupt Your Life
Whether you want to prevent anxiety and maintain balance through regular acupuncture treatments or you are looking for relief while in the throes of recurring panic attacks or PTSD, acupuncture can help.
Pure Acupuncture and Wellness offers clients in Woodstock, Illinois and surrounding communities across Chicago’s northwest suburbs quick relief for anxiety disorders. We can help treat and prevent common conditions through the effective and ancient art of acupuncture. Contact us today to find out how acupuncture can help restore calm and eliminate anxiety.