Tackle Stress and Anxiety Naturally with Acupuncture

acupuncture for anxietyAre you aware that stress can aggravate or cause health problems? Your overall well-being depends on the balance of your physical, emotional, and spiritual state. This is why the doctors at Southwest Integrative Medicine do things differently. Instead of spending 10-15 minutes cataloging your symptoms before handing you a prescription, Dr. Cline or Dr. Terrenella will spend an hour and a half with you during your first visit in an effort to gain a comprehensive understanding of the forces that affect your health.

After they understand your situation, they may recommend tests to further investigate your mental health and then propose a combination of naturopathic treatments and acupuncture. Acupuncture is a time-tested effective treatment for many ailments. It is particularly effective for improving emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, and fatigue. In combination, Dr. Cline and Dr. Terrenella have had more than 6,000 hours of training and 6 years of experience using acupuncture to treat a variety of conditions. Let’s take a closer look at the most common stress-related conditions and how they can be improved with acupuncture.

Anxiety

An anxious feeling is our bodies’ normal reaction to stress. It helps us avoid dangerous situations and stay safe. For some people, this response can become excessive and disrupt their normal day-to-day lives. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety disorders are the most common mental disorders experienced by Americans. Anxiety disorders are defined by excessive, irrational fear, and dread that lasts at least 6 months.

Southwest Integrative Medicine welcomes the opportunity to help balance patients’ physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being and reduce the effects of excessive anxiety and stress with acupuncture and other naturopathic treatments. Check out this article for "How acupuncture works for anxiety."

Depression

Everyone feels disappointed and sad every now and again. When this depressed state lasts for an extended period of time or becomes very severe, it may become clinical depression. Depression is very common and can be very serious. If it is left untreated, depression can be debilitating and feelings of hopelessness can sometimes lead to suicide attempts.

At Southwest Integrative Medicine, the doctors are deeply concerned with the overall well-being of their patients. Taking a holistic approach, they work with patients to identify probable causes of their conditions and help them to make changes that will improve their physical, emotional, and spiritual health. This can be a simple as making changes to diet and lifestyle, using acupuncture, or both. Depression and other stress-related conditions typically show significant improvement with acupuncture. Read this informative article, Phoenix Acupuncturists Review Research on Acupuncture for Depression, to learn more about recent studies on effective treatments for depression.

Fatigue

Fatigue is defined as extreme tiredness that interferes with normal daily activities. It can be a separate diagnosis, such as in the case of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), or it can be the result of its companions - anxiety and depression. The doctors at Southwest Integrative Medicine have successfully treated fatigue and other stress-related illnesses with acupuncture, nutritional therapies, and other naturopathic treatments.

Traditional Treatments

Many physicians use prescription medications to treat anxiety, depression, and fatigue. While these treatments may improve the situation, they are very often accompanied by adverse side effects. The best long-term solution for any health-related problem is to identify and treat the root cause. Masking the symptoms temporarily is just that – temporary. By using a holistic, natural approach, Dr. Cline and Dr. Terrenella seek to understand and treat the whole person. Using acupuncture and other naturopathic treatments, they work toward restoring balance for better health. When necessary, they also prescribe medications for the best possible outcome.

If you or someone you know is suffering from stress-related illnesses such as anxiety, depression or fatigue, Southwest Integrative Medicine would be glad to discuss these conditions in a free, no-obligation consultation.

 

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