How Acupuncture Can Help with Anxiety and Stress

The recent pandemic has inundated people with stress, anxiety, and depression.  Individuals with anxiety disorders manifest both physical and mental symptoms, which may become chronic. The good news is acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine modalities can be utilized to help relieve anxiety and stress in a natural holistic way. As acupuncturists, we don’t separate the physical and mental aspects of human health and believe they are inextricably connected. 

Emotional trauma can be held in the body’s tissue and manifest in a variety of physical symptoms. Just as a big rock blocks a river from flowing smoothly, trauma can create blockages in our circulation. We use our tools to remove those trauma blockages and establish free flow of qi (vital energy) and blood through the body to encourage a healing and balancing effect on the mind, body and organs. 

Extensive research has shown that acupuncture can help with:

·      Reducing anxiety

·      Stimulating endorphins (your body’s natural pain killers)

·      Calming the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight)

·      Activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest)