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Acupuncture Can Help With Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Acupuncture has shown it can help with anxiety and panic attacks. In the world of Western medicine, getting help for these conditions often includes drugs that may have unwanted side effects. Other approaches might be counseling, which often takes many, many treatments before one can see results. Are you looking for help that does not include drugs and will bring relief? Are you looking for something that will help and does not require years of treatments? Then consider giving Acupuncture a try.

Chinese medicine taps into a person’s energy force (called ‘Qi’) that regulates the body’s overall health.

Qi moves throughout the body via pathways called meridians much like blood in the circulatory system. In the world of Chinese Medicine, the philosophy is that when factors like injury, stress, poor nutrition, or a change in environment disrupt the flow of Qi, health issues follow. Acupuncture works to change the disrupted flow of Qi by inserting needles at specific points in the body.

While anxiety is a standalone condition, it doesn’t create itself.

Often there will be other issues in a person’s health and life that can cause anxiety and will contribute to the severity of a person’s anxiety symptoms. Acupuncture should help with those factors as well.
Examples of some responses, or conditions, that anxiety can trigger:

  • emotional, such as fear
  • physical, such as an irregular heartbeat
  • cognitive, which may include negative thoughts
  • behavioral, such as uncharacteristic aggression or restlessness

Depending on which of these symptoms are suffered, different anxiety disorders may be diagnosed. These can include:

  • social anxiety disorder
  • generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • panic disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD
  • post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Life can be a bit stressful at times for us all, but if you are finding that something is causing you to have ongoing stress and anxiety, or making you lose sleep, become depressed, or stay angry all the time, then Acupuncture may be something you want to explore as a way to cope and change what is happening to you physically and mentally and let you begin to feel better.

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