19 Mar Reducing Anxiety with Acupuncture
You might have heard of acupuncture for back pain, but did you know it can treat another all too common ailment? Anxiety is the most commonly diagnosed mental health complaint among adults and is very treatable. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects 40 million adults in the United States every year. Symptoms of anxiety can be triggered by a range of things: from very specific phobias to more generalized disorders. Some common allopathic or psychiatric diagnoses include: Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD, CPTSD, and more.
Anxiety often comes hand in hand with depression. The symptoms of anxiety may be physical as well as emotional. Often, people experience palpitations, sweating, headaches and body pain.
If you’re not sure where to start, make a list of your symptoms to bring in for your acupuncture El Segundo treatment. They’ll take it from there to make sure you get the treatment you need. If you’re experiencing anxiety, know that you are not alone. You can reduce your experience of anxiety with many natural techniques, including right at your chiropractor El Segundo.
Acupuncture has been used to treat the symptoms of anxiety for thousands of years. A safe, natural technique that uses hair fine needles to regulate the movement of energy and blood in your body can go a long way toward managing your symptoms.
Your acupuncturist will begin with a personalized assessment and diagnosis of your specific symptoms and experiences. They will then diagnose you according to the natural system of Chinese Medicine and give you acupuncture therapy in El Segundo. Individual treatments can last anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes. As a holistic therapy, it is relatively free from side effects. Sometimes there may be minor bleeding or bruising where the needles were placed, but that’s all! Acupuncture is very safe and an effective tool for managing your symptoms.