Acupuncture has been around for approximately 3,000 years and originated in China. It is a type of alternative medicine that involves inserting specialized needles into the skin at very specific points. The treatment may help with a variety of health conditions, including musculoskeletal disorders, neurological issues and gastro-intestinal disorders. You have probably seen the treatment…
Signs that You Can Benefit from Acupuncture for Anxiety
Patients often visit us for acupuncture for anxiety. Anxiety is an incredibly common condition that impacts over 3 million people on an annual basis. While anxiety used to only be associated with people who were in high-pressure jobs such as those in the military or police force, anxiety has now become so common that it is even a serious issue on college campuses. Virtually no one is immune from this problem and even children can suffer from anxiety.
The symptoms can include:
- Constant worry
- Placing more significance on events than is necessary
- Physical symptoms of stress such as an increased heart rate, sweating or trembling
- Poor concentration
With so many people suffering from this condition, the question becomes what to do about it and how to begin treatment. While many turn to prescription medications, we offer an alternative solution. Acupuncture for anxiety is a safe way to treat this disorder without dependence on prescription drugs. For many, this is an incredible benefit since prescriptions can be expensive, potentially addicting and result in side effects. This is not the case with acupuncture.
Acupuncture is popular because it can produce results without taking any oral medications. This means that it is safer for anyone who is concerned about how anxiety medication could cause side effects or negatively interact with any of the other medications that they need to take. Also, this is a safer option for children who may have a variety of negative reactions to taking medication.
All natural treatment
Keep in mind that acupuncture is a completely natural treatment. During a therapeutic appointment, we work to align the body and its internal systems. Nothing foreign is placed in the body.
As a side benefit, people who visit us for anxiety may also find that their health improves. As the body is brought into alignment and centered, it is possible that physical health problems that have been inconvenient or disruptive may either be reduced or eliminated. We won't know for sure until we complete an initial evaluation and begin treatment but it is common for patients to receive multiple health benefits from the treatment.
Acupuncture for anxiety can work right away
Some people visit our office for regular appointments while others come only when they are undergoing a lot of stress the need fast results. For example, some college students may visit us only during exam season or busy professionals may visit us during a particularly rough time at work. Others visit us for acupuncture when they are going through a traumatic personal event. Whatever the reason, acupuncture is an effective treatment that can begin helping right away.
Schedule an appointment
We urge you to schedule an appointment with our office if you have any of the symptoms of anxiety. Stress is highly toxic mentally, emotionally and physically. Taking the steps to reduce the symptoms right away may be beneficial for long-term health. Discover how our procedure can help you today and improve your health for the future.