If you suffer from anxiety or panic attacks, you’re very familiar with the symptoms—heart palpitations or the sensation of a racing heart, chest tightness, numbness and tingling in your hands and feet, feeling light headed, shortness of breath, and the general feeling of fear, or that you might die right now.
Unfortunately, many people experience anxiety symptoms and don’t know why, which only makes the anxiety worse. Unfortunately, there is no escaping the fact that we live in a demanding world that is pushing our human nervous systems to the brink. Luckily, acupuncture is a powerful medicine for our stressed systems.
Acupuncture treats the mind and body as a whole. Your anxiety may affect you in many ways, including your digestion, causing headaches or migraines, disrupting sleep, lowering energy levels and causing muscle pains. While many of these symptoms may seem unrelated, holistic medicine means observing how they various systems of the body are interacting. With acupuncture our goal is to not only get rid of the symptoms of the anxiety you are currently experiencing but to get your body healthy enough to prevent these symptoms from happening in the future.
Stress is often the cause of illness and the deterioration of health. Finding a release valve for your stress can help you stay healthy. According to Oriental medicine, stress, frustration, and unresolved anger can play an important part in throwing the immune system off and allowing pathogens to affect the body. Through acupuncture, stress can be lowered. Acupuncture points can help energy flow smoothly, and alleviate not only the symptoms of stress and anxiety, but the stress and anxiety itself. Numerous studies have demonstrated the substantial benefits of acupuncture in the treatment of stress. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body, which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out stress hormones and other waste chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture also decreases heart rate, lowers blood pressure and relaxes the muscles.