Anxiety

Anxiety Relief with Acupuncture.

Relief from anxiety related symptoms, naturally. Acupuncture has a calming effect on the nervous system and helps to maintain balance within the body and the mind.

Heightened feelings of anxiety when faced with new, unfamiliar, or challenging situations such as an exam or an important event come and go, however a habitual tendency to ruminate on thoughts and feelings in a circular pattern, the process of worrying, can be exhausting.

While fear is the emotion we feel in the presence of an actual threat, anxiety is a less definable sense of anticipated danger or trouble. It is common for those with anxiety to not know what's causing the emotions, worries and sensations they experience.

Anxiety which occurs too often and is out of proportion to the present situation can have a negative impact on daily life and happiness. How we respond or react to the events and challenges that life presents, and the consequent effects that stress and anxiety can have on our health is different in each person. Symptoms can vary in both intensity and type of symptom both physical and mental. Anxiety can affect people of all ages including children, and people in their teens.

Acupuncture helps to reduce anxiety symptoms of stress and worry.

  • Fear and nervousness
  • Excessive worry or dread
  • Physical sensations
  • Increase in heartbeat and breathing
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Tense muscles
  • Moist palms
  • Tummy pain and queasy stomach
  • Headache and migraine
  • Trembling or weakness of hands or legs

Acupuncture takes a holistic view of the relationship between the way the body works and how this affects emotions as working together in symbiosis. A healthy, balanced body is reflected in balanced emotions, in the same way, an emotional condition that is excessive or prolonged can become the cause of physiological imbalance.

Acupuncture is effective in the treatment of anxiety.

By understanding the symptoms in the context of which they occur within each individual will help to establish a unique strategy of acupuncture treatment.

The aim is to influence change on the subtle level of Qi (vital energy) regulating the flow of ‘qi’ aids healthy function and balance throughout the whole body.

Acupuncture affects biochemical changes within the body, which influence the homeostatic mechanisms which promotes physical and emotional balance.

Anxiety is part of a natural human reaction that involves mind and body. Sensations of anxiety serve as an important basic survival function that is activated whenever we perceive danger or threat. These sensations are a natural part of the body's “fight or flight response”. They are caused by the flow of adrenaline and other chemicals that prepare the body to make a quick getaway from danger.

Relief from the symptoms of anxiety, help us to feel more confident in our ability to cope with difficult aspects of our current life situation and to make the lifestyle changes necessary for maintaining a stress free life.

Healthier lifestyle choices are really supportive to becoming free from anxiety.

How effective we are in our ability to cope when faced with a difficult and stressful situations can be helped by developing positive and often small changes in lifestyle. Simple things like taking the time to eat well or move more and make the time for fun and relaxation. These small changes can be hugely supportive when dissolving chronic patterns of anxiety, stress and worry and bring added benefits such as helping you to sleep better and wake feeling more refreshed.

All these small changes can help to open the doors to a different perspective increased energy and diminished symptoms of anxiety in daily life.

GAD or General Anxiety Disorder.

This is a common anxiety condition whereby a person worries excessively about many things and tends to think of the worst that could happen. Someone with generalized anxiety may worry excessively about school, work, or the health or safety of family members, and the future. Along with the worry and dread, people with generalized anxiety have physical symptoms, such as chest pain, headache, tiredness, tight muscles, stomach ache or vomiting. Generalized anxiety can lead a person to avoid social activities. With generalized anxiety, worries can feel like a burden, making life feel overwhelming or out of control.

Phobias.

These are intense fears of specific situations or things that are not actually dangerous and cause people to avoid the things they are afraid of such as heights or flying in an airplane etc.

Panic attacks.

A panic attack is an occurrence of extreme anxiety that can happen for no apparent reason. A panic attack can cause a person to experience sudden and intense physical symptoms that can include a pounding heart, shortness of breath, dizziness, numbness, or tingling feelings induced by over activity of the body's normal fear response.

Social Anxiety Disorder.

This is an anxiety disorder in which people fear and will avoid social situations where they might be embarrassed or judged and tend to feel anxious entirely or mostly in social situations. Social situations can trigger strong sensations of anxiety such as blushing, sweating, trembling, increased heartbeat and palpitations. This may be specific to certain kinds of situations or events such as public speaking or certain kinds of social gathering or it can be a more generalized anxiety associated with a more intense and chronic fear of potentially being embarrassed or humiliated by their own actions or judged by others. The trigger for this kind of fear of social interaction may be acknowledged by the person as excessive or unreasonable however they meet considerable difficulty in overcoming it.

Medication

Medication for symptoms of anxiety can help to relieve some symptoms of anxiety, but many come with possible side effects and safety concerns. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug free method for the relief of symptoms of anxiety.

World health organization review and analysis of reports on controlled clinical trials. Diseases and disorders that can be treated with acupuncture http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/en/d/Js4926e/5.html

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