How acupuncture can help treat anxiety


Anxiety is characterised by a number of symptoms, depending on the specific person. Symptoms fall under behavioural, physical and psychological, including sweating, heart palpitations or even negative thoughts.

Anxiety usually leads to sufferers avoiding certain situations that may induce anxiety or panic. Depending on the trigger, this can, in turn, lead to a poor quality of life and lead to other health issues. It’s important to find the right treatment for you if you find yourself showing symptoms or signs of anxiety.

While anxiety greatly affects everyday activities, it can also start affecting you physically. The stress and tension can affect your body in terms of fertility or muscle pains. For most sufferers, anxiety means long months of therapy and, usually, anxiety medication. While this is effective for a lot of people, some may find a natural method will help more. Or alternatively, may find combining natural remedies and modern medicine together can help the best results.

For mild to moderate anxiety disorders, acupuncture and Chinese medicine can be an effective alternative treatment.

Mood disorders in Chinese medicine

Chinese medicine sees mood disorders as the mind and the body as being out alignment, and treatment revolves around bringing the two back together. This idea comes from the concept Qi, which refers to energy flowing constantly through one’s body.

In Chinese medicine, anxiety is said to derive from imbalances between the heart and the kidney.

How does it work?

Treating anxiety revolves around bringing unity back to these organs. Through focused attention on certain point of the body, acupuncture’s intention is to restore the balance of Qi in those areas of the body, restoring the overall health.

The holistic approach of Chinese medicine is ideal for people who wish to find a natural treatment for their anxiety. Acupuncture has been suggested to treat individuals with mood disorders and improve their quality of life. As acupuncture has also been known to treat a number of other conditions, using this method can help with other health concerns that may be aligning with your anxiety.

Remember that anxiety has multiple treatments for multiple individuals. One treatment may work for some, but it may not work for you. If something isn’t working, then be sure give other forms of treatment a try. Acupuncture can also be combined the Chinese herbal medicine to help balance out the body further.

If you’re suffering from anxiety and interested in finding a natural remedy, consult a practitioner today.