Acupuncture is very calming for anxiety sufferers, immediately in the treatment room patients can feel a sense of calmness come over them and after just a few treatments a reduction in anxiety symptoms can be felt.
Acupuncture is also very safe and it is a good option for those who wish to avoid going on medications. It can be used in conjunction with medications and is occasionally used for those who wish to come off their current medication.Research has proven the positive effects of acupuncture on anxiety. In one study it showed that when being exposed to chronic stress after acupuncture there was no spike in stress-associated hormones.
Treating anxiety successfully relies on getting to the root cause. Western research is now showing what Chinese Medicine has always believed; that the body and mind are connected.Chinese medicine recognizes a powerful interplay between the body and emotions; the two are, in fact, inseparable. When we become emotionally upset, our internal environment also becomes disrupted, leading to physical symptoms such as: upset stomach, insomnia, headaches and tense muscles. Likewise, when we are physically compromised, our emotions can be greatly affected. Anxiety which has for the longest time been thought of as a chemical imbalance or a nervous system disorder is often caused by hormonal, gut and nutritional imbalances and we use Chinese Herbs and Nutritional recommendations to treat these.
When treating Anxiety or Depression we often work with and recommend that you see other therapist (psychologists, counsellors, psychiatrists)