Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety
Stress and anxiety are perfectly natural reactions to events that take place in our lives that we can’t control. Unfortunately, stress and anxiety beget stress and anxiety. It seems to be a vicious circle that, once in it, is hard to escape.
Stress and anxiety can become more than just a reaction to certain events or occurrences in our lives; they can become a chronic condition and start to affect even the simplest of our daily tasks leading us to suffer both mentally and physically.
There are a number of ways to deal with the pressures that we are bombarded with on a daily basis. Many are turning to alternative medicine like acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine to address these issues. It is well known that stress, anxiety and depression as well as other emotional issues can be successfully treated using acupuncture. So, how does acupuncture work?
How Acupuncture Works
Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine has been used for over 2500 years. Acupuncture refers to the technique of inserting fine needles into specific points on your body as a means of relieving pain, tension and easing the effects of certain medical complaints. The treatment is based on the concept of Qi (pronounced CHEE) – the energy which flows through our bodies. For example when we start to suffer negative / intense emotions it is said that this flow of energy is partially blocked. Having an acupuncture treatment should restore this flow of energy and the symptoms should resolve.
Untreated anxiety and stress levels over long periods put the subject at risk of developing problems such as migraines, fatigue and even depression as well as the chance of high blood pressure.
Acupuncture is now a popular alternative medical treatment in the United States. It is a proven method to reduce stress and anxiety and with regular treatments it can kept at bay.