Managing severe anxiety can be tricky. It generally includes therapy and could require medication, which might not provide the immediate results the patient is looking for. Yet when Acupuncture for anxiety is effective, symptoms lessen after the first few visits, and practitioners are confident it attacks the problem at its roots.
Why does it work? External circumstances beyond your control can set off your anxiety and Acupuncture allows your body to take back control. Acupuncture can slow the body’s production of stress hormones and the possible side effects, such as bruising and dizziness, are minimal and uncommon, whereas some prescription drugs can have serious side effects and can lead to dependency.
Unlike with counseling, people treated with Acupuncture often see results after one session, and the results improve with continued treatment. Acupuncture is particularly helpful for people who want to limit or stop drug use — prescription or otherwise. Because it regulates the body’s chemical balance naturally, Acupuncture has actually helped people to function without using medication for anxiety and depression.
Getting Started With Acupuncture
When it comes to trying Acupuncture, you have nothing to lose but your anxiety and depression. With a Certified Acupuncturist, the risks are almost nonexistent and are far outweighed by the potential benefits. The majority of our patients have told us they sleep better and have a stronger sense of overall well-being after just a few sessions.
If you’re already receiving treatment for anxiety, we suggest adding Acupuncture to your current regimen. If you decide it works for you, you can work with your doctor to wean off anxiety medication. First, talk with our practitioner — ask questions and openly discuss a potential treatment plan.