How Does Acupuncture Help with Anxiety?

Managing anxiety could be challenging, but as the old saying goes, “There’s always more than one way to solve a problem.” Acupuncture is here to help, offering a natural, holistic approach.

Scientific research indicates that acupuncture can help alleviate anxiety by downregulating the body’s stress response, balancing neurotransmitters and hormones, releasing feel-good hormones, and activating the opposing parasympathetic nervous system.

With a history of over two thousand years in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), anxiety treatment has been extensively documented. A key pathological factor in anxiety is liver qi stagnation. Acupuncture aims to restore this balance, fostering relaxation and mental clarity.

How Do We Assisting Anxiety?

In our approach, we aim to restore a sense of calm. Alongside this, we also focus on easing physical symptoms of anxiety like insomnia, headaches, fast heartbeat, dry mouth, GI issues, throat tightness, fatigue, memory problems, and confusion.

Worth noting, that when physical symptoms improve, anxiety levels often decrease.

Which acupuncture techniques do we use for anxiety?

Our approach predominantly involves traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques supplemented by evidence-based methods. For instance, we apply traditional methods to facilitate overall Qi movement throughout the body, while also employing evidence-based techniques to address specific muscle tension.

Furthermore, our treatment plan often incorporates a combination of acupuncture, ear seed auricular acupuncture, and cupping to enhance therapeutic outcomes.

What to Expect After Acupuncture?

Some people find themselves deeply relaxed, others feel a sense of calm, while some are energized. The effectiveness of the treatment depends on the severity and root cause of the symptoms. Improvement may be noticeable within a few weeks, with better sleep and digestion often among the benefits.

Yet, it’s important to recognize that acupuncture doesn’t yield the same results for everyone.