Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety & Stress

There is hope! Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine have helped people cope with anxiety and stress for thousands of years. Feelings of anxiety, worry and fear related to significant and challenging events are justified and very common.

Anxiety becomes a problem when emotional reactions are out of proportion and interfere with a person’s daily functioning or sleep patterns. Some signs and symptoms of an overactive response to stress include anger, asthma, depression, depressed immune system, digestive disorders, headaches, heart disease, high blood pressure, joint pain, and weight problems. The role of an acupuncturist is to investigate the underlying causes of anxiety and stress by completing a thorough diagnostic evaluation in order to determine which organ system is out of balance. The acupuncturist will then seek to restore the imbalance by inserting fine, sterile needles into the points correlating to those organs. Additionally, acupuncture helps to reduce stress, encouraging and supporting a greater sense of well-being and balance.

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