Stress and Anxiety
Are you feeling stressed out and or anxious? Do you suffer from panic attacks that appear out of no where? Have you experienced trauma – physical or emotional that has caused PTSD?
Are you so over whelmed with what needs to get done on a daily basis that you have a short fuse, are irritable and snap at people? Do you feel these emotions take over your life and you simple can’t get a handle on it? Do you want to avoid taking medications that can often come with other side effects such as fatigue. Then, acupuncture might be for you.
In Chinese medicine, symptoms often coincide. The term coincidence does not mean “unrelated”. It means that they’re happening simultaneously. Further, just because a symptom is not physical in nature it doesn’t mean that it is all in your head. In acupuncture terms, when an organ system is functioning at less that peak performance (hypofunction) or is working too hard (hyperfunction) it can cause symptoms that are physical, mental, or emotional. It can also cause all the above simultaneously.
Your acupuncturist works by identifying why you have stress or anxiety. It could be a matter of circumstance or some underlying imbalance. Acupuncture is extremely effective for the stress response, and you may see other symptoms diminish or disappear with treatment. Western science recognizes the immune suppressing effects of stress and anxiety has on the body. Many people with stress and /or anxiety experience more pain symptoms, or may even catch colds, sinus and other infections more easily. One documented way that acupuncture works is by triggering the body to release a chemical called dopamine. This release during treatment is the reason why so many patients express feeling relaxed or even euphoric after a treatment.
Acupuncture is just one part of a five thousand year old system of medicine. In just a short time, you’ll be able to see how your body responds to treatment. Most people are surprised to discover that since acupuncture is so effective for anxiety and stress, that it can treat a wide variety of imbalances and their symptoms.