Over 40 million Americans have anxiety. It’s a state of excessive apprehension, stress and tension that can affect a person’s day-to-day life. Untreated, anxiety may lead to depression.
Acupuncture is a popular treatment for anxiety. It has no side effects and is all-natural unlike some anxiety medication which can have serious side effects.
Acupuncture needles are carefully inserted under the skin. They hit specific points based on your body’s symptoms.
These points are placed to unblock “qi” which flows throughout your body like “cars on a highway”. Unblocking them balances out your body and returns them to its natural balanced state. At Irvine Meridian Acupuncture Health Center, our acupuncturists will look at your symptoms and tailor each point to your body’s needs. In traditional Chinese medicine, the body isn’t separated into “physical and mental” well being like western medicine. Instead, the body is treated as a whole. At Irvine Meridian Health Center (Acupuncture In Irvine), we believe one part of the body affects the other aspects thus both need to be treated. Instead of a “band-aid” solution, the entire person’s well being is treated.
Western medicine explanation to the effectiveness of acupuncture is that it eases anxiety by bringing back the autonomic nervous system into balance. In an anxious person’s sympathetic nervous system, they are constantly in a “fight or flight” situation. This “fight or flight” mode further affects the rest of the body (parasympathetic system -the “rest and digest” part) thus creating symptoms such as stomach aches, and insomnia. Acupuncture relaxes the body and shifts it back into a state of ease.
Acupuncture treatments are meant to be repeated over time. While some people will report immediate improvements, most notice gradual changes that come with regular treatments. Patients have gone from having horrible anxiety stunting their livelihood and ability to work to feeling happy and well again.
Is anxiety affecting your daily life? Get acupuncture treatment from a professionally licensed acupuncturist in Irvine to feel better. It’s all natural with no side effects. Make an appointment to come to our Irvine acupuncture office for a consultation for your anxiety. Call: (949) 229-7498