Anxiety and Stress


Anxiety and stress affect millions of people in the United States and worldwide. Conventional treatments include psychotherapy, medication, and lifestyle adjustments. Causes of anxiety range from certain existing medical conditions, side effects of certain medications, and stress.

Anxiety and stress can manifest in different ways and if left untreated, they can lead to other conditions such as depression, behavioral imbalances, and other physical disorders. Some of the most common symptoms of anxiety include (Source: Mayo Clinic):

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense

  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

  • Having an increased heart rate

  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

  • Feeling weak or tired

  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry

  • Having trouble sleeping

  • Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems

  • Having difficulty controlling worry

  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety

Acupuncture can help with anxiety and stress, and there is very strong evidence that acupuncture is a very effective treatment for anxiety. Acupuncture creates an effect on the autonomic nervous system, which in turn activates the necessary biochemical mechanisms to help regulate anxiety and stress.

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