How you feel physically is often a reflection of your emotional state and the thoughts that go along with them. Acupuncture for anxiety and stress can help. If you are someone that worries, "stress yourself out", and/or don't take the time for rest and relaxation, your body isn't going to feel good. The stress and anxiety you feel inside should be a signal to get help. It can lead to or enhance illness and increase aches and pain. These will likely worry you more. What your mind and body may need is acupuncture to help release the anxiety, depression, and fatigue that keeps you in this cycle. It can work quickly and many people find it beneficial for their mental and emotional health.
Acupuncture for Anxiety and Depression
Two of the most common mental and emotional conditions are anxiety and depression. In fact, it's estimated that depression is experienced by 1 in 5 people! Unfortunately, most conventional doctors - and countless drug commercials - tell patients that prescription drugs are the only answer. Yet when used as the primary solution, all these drugs do is mask symptoms without ever getting to the source of the problem.
Acupuncture circulates the Qi - or life force in the body - balancing the flow of energy. This helps release the blocks in the body that are a big part of the cause of the symptoms in the first place. This in conjunction with cognitive behavior therapy can be a great way to overcome anxiety and stress. As you may know many prescription anti anxiety drugs have serious side effects when going on them. Research also shows that many times these medication don't always provide much benefit over placebo for anxiety and depression. It shocking but true. Acupuncture for anxiety and acupuncture for stress can help you manage your mental and emotional health in a natural and holistic way. Our Phoenix acupuncture doctors are trained in prescription medications as well as acupuncture. They can discern when the medications are needed or not.
Acupuncture for Fatigue
When you feel tired all the time, it's impossible to live life to its fullest. You can try faking it with coffee, tea and "energy" drinks but the crash that comes afterward often leaves you feeling even more depleted. Aside from the obvious - getting plenty of rest - one particularly effective response to chronic fatigue syndrome is acupuncture. From weakness to insomnia, acupuncture can relieve you of the symptoms that are robbing you of a full, rested and energetic life. Check out this link for more on acupuncture for chronic fatigue.