Stress & Anxiety
Stress is a mental and physical state that you feel, it can come from many different sources, mental, physical, and emotional. Your body doesn’t know the difference between the kinds of stressors, it just knows that it is under stress.
Stress affects all systems of the body including the muscular, respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, gastrointestinal, nervous and reproductive systems. Our bodies are well equipped to handle stress in small doses, but when that stress becomes long-term or chronic, it can have serious effects on your body.
During a stressful period, acupuncture and herbal medicine can help to alleviate stress, calm the nervous system, balance the endocrine system, and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression.
- anger & restlessness
- being overwhelmed
- difficulty concentrating
- excessive worry
- fear & sense of doom
- gastrointestinal issues
- increased breathing & heart rate
Many patients have found relief using acupuncture for:
- Feelings of anxiousness
- Feelings of depression
- Feelings of stress
- Fertility related stress
- Fatigue & lack of motivation
- PMS: including feelings of irritability, sadness, and anxiety
- Menopausal mood shifts
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
If you have more severe symptoms or a mental health disorder, seeking the help of a professional psychotherapist is a good idea. Acupuncture is a great compliment to, and has been shown to enhance the effects of traditional therapy and pharmaceutical treatments.