Stress is a condition with serious impact on the life of the individual that suffers from it. Stress usually induces anxiety, which is commonly accompanied by depression, and together they affect an increasing number of people whose lives are impacted on many levels. Anxiety and depression should not be treated lightly. They reduce significantly the quality of life of the sufferer. They also can worsen other conditions, like pain. Many times they induce insomnia.
How does Acupuncture Help Anxiety and Depression?
Acupuncture is one of the safest and more efficient modalities to treat anxiety and depression. It is essential to keep in mind that combining acupuncture and Chinese herbs can help the body create the feel-good chemicals (neurotransmitters) like dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. These neurotransmitters help combat anxiety and depression.
Chinese Medicine View on Stress and Anxiety
In Chinese Medicine Qi flows through the body in unique pathways, named channels. It is considered that lack of free flow in these channels, that get blocked, would lead to illness. This may present with symptoms like pain, aches, depression, anxiety, and much more. Acupuncture is thought to help restore blood circulation and remove blockages, balancing body, mind, and organs.
Other Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture is an ancient modality that has been around for three thousand years. It is used to restore and maintain health. It integrates the body and mind functions thereby naturally and efficiently treating health conditions. It is efficient in treating individuals of all ages.
Acupuncture has low risks and helps people get relief from a wide array of health issues. It does so by restoring proper blood flow and supplying the nutrients the body needs for repair. Apart from treating anxiety and depression, it can be effective for chronic pain, sciatica, migraines and help with blood pressure issues by reducing tension on the heart enabling it to pump the blood through vessels with no strain and much more.
Acupuncture is not appropriate for everybody, but it is well worth scheduling an appointment to see whether it’s right for you, if you have health issues that trigger pain, chronic anxiety, or would like to see your options instead of medication.