Acupuncture and Mental Health - Acupuncture for Stress and Anxiety

North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine

Acupuncture Treatment for Stress and Anxiety

Beverly, MA Acupuncture Clinic

Are you suffering from high stress levels and looking to reduce your stress? North Shore Acupuncture and Natural Medicine has successful treatment options to relieve stress and anxiety. Traditional Chinese Medicine (tcm) has worked for thousands of years to safely and effectively treat; stress, anxiety, depression and other mental health conditions. Today, there is acknowledgement of a mind-body connection. If the mind-body connection is interrupted then a large number of possible health ailments can occur. These health ailments can manifest as emotional, physical, cognitive and behavioral symptoms of stress. A few examples of each type are highlighted below:

Emotional symptoms of stress:

  • Avoiding others/social events

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trouble relaxing

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Easily frustrated, angry, or moody

Physical symptoms of stress:

  • Low energy

  • Panic attacks

  • Headaches

  • High blood pressure

  • Rapid heart rate or racing heart rate

  • Aches, pain and tense muscles

  • Insomnia

  • Frequent colds and sickness

Cognitive symptoms of stress:

  • Constant worry

  • Racing thoughts

  • Forgetfulness

  • Being pessimistic

Behavioral symptoms of stress:

  • Increased use of drugs or alcohol

  • Pacing, fidgeting or nail biting

  • Changes in appetite

Chronic Stress and Acupuncture Treatments:

Acupuncture works to improve your health and reduce stress by lowering blood hormone levels secreted by the hypothalamus pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis. HPA axis controls reactions to stress and regulates processes like the immune system, digestion, emotions and moods and sexuality). Additionally acupuncture lows the levels of NPY, a peptide secreted during the "fight or flight response" (Eshkevari et al., 2015).

This means that acupuncture works to block the chronic stress induced elevations of the HPA axis and NPY, which ultimately leads to a higher quality of life.

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Acupuncture for Anxiety:

Today, more than 40 million (U.S.) adults have symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety refers to excessive worrying, which is difficult to control, and can impact daily life. Typically, anxiety disorders are treated with therapy, medications or a combination of both. Often, these medications have side effects which can have long term impacts on a patient's overall health. For individuals looking for a treatment plan that has minimal to no side effects, they should seek treatment from a licensed acupuncturist.

Over the past few years, acupuncture has become a popular alternative treatment for anxiety disorders. Recently, there has been multiple studies that show those who undergo acupuncture treatment have had a significant reduction in anxiety, stress levels, panic attacks, and other health conditions.

Summary:

Acupuncture treatment is a great avenue to relieve stress and anxiety. When performed by a licensed acupuncturist, acupuncture is a safe and an effective treatment option with minimal to no side effects.

If you haven't responded to other treatments methods, then it's time to try a treatment option that has been around for thousands of years!

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