Did you know that treating people with acupuncture for anxiety issues is something almost every acupuncturist does, every day? Getting stuck with needles might not sound very relaxing to you, but an increased feeling of relaxation and calmness is one of the common benefits of any kind of acupuncture treatment. When we treat people specifically for anxiety, the benefits only increase.
Why is getting acupuncture for anxiety so effective? In Traditional Chinese medicine, all people have five distinct aspects to their mental/emotional worlds (called “the five spirits”), and different systems in our bodies are responsible for managing those aspects of our consciousness (called the “shen”). When all of our “spirits” (aka thoughts and feelings) are flowing smoothly, we should feel well. When they aren’t, we experience disharmonies in the “seven emotions,” leaving us feeling imbalanced or unwell in some way (aka, a “shen disturbance”).
Anxiety is one of those states that can easily become unbalanced and affect our lives in an unhealthy way. If you found yourself in a dark forest late at night, it would make sense to feel anxious. But when our anxiety becomes constant, or so severe that we can’t function in our daily lives, it’s time to address it.
In addition to getting acupuncture for anxiety, there are lots of other techniques we can use to speed up the process and target the specific root causes of each different person’s issues such as: cupping, gua sha, moxa, electro-acupuncture, and traditional Chinese herbal formulas. Even our treatment rooms are set up specifically to put you in a state of relaxation so that you can rebalance your spirit. Come see for yourself how acupuncture can help relieve more than just physical pain.