It is estimated that almost 20% of the population in the United States struggles with some form of anxiety or depression. That is 1 in 5 people! While medications may be a temporary solution, they are not effective to heal the condition, and oftentimes come with negative side effects and can create dependency.
Did you know that acupuncture is effective to relieve anxiety, depression, and panic attacks?
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years as a main form of medicine in China and other Asian countries. In the past 50 years, acupuncture has gained more prevalence and acceptance in western cultures such as the United States.
So how does acupuncture work to help with anxiety? Acupuncture works by balancing and harmonizing the body, and the flow of life energy coursing through it. Acupuncture is based on Traditional Chinese Medicine and works with the concept of regulating Qi (life-force energy) flowing through channels in our body – known as meridians. When Qi is flowing through the meridians properly, the body is able to function well and combat stressors that may otherwise cause anxiety, depression, or panic attacks.
In addition to activating the parasympathetic nervous system (rest & digest), acupuncture points are places where nerves, muscles, and connective tissue can be stimulated. The stimulation increases blood flow, while at the same time triggering the activity of endorphins, the body’s natural painkillers.
Thousands of years of positive results and clinical research show that acupuncture can be very supportive to help balance and regulate emotions while bringing people to optimal levels of health and wellbeing.
Check out the studies that support acupuncture for anxiety relief: “With respect to six reviewed studies, there is high-level evidence to support the use of acupuncture for treating major depressive disorder”
At New Vibes, we combine multiple healing approaches to help the body, mind, and spirit overcome feelings of hopelessness and depression. We help you return to optimal body function, full vitality, and wellbeing! When you come to our clinic, you’ll receive an initial evaluation (90 minutes) of your current medical state and health history. From there, we provide an initial treatment to address the problem. After treatment, you may be provided herbal or nutritional formulas, and we will discuss the report of findings from your case, and a plan to get you back to full health and vitality. Each treatment and plan is customized to your needs. Often, people leave from their first visit feeling relaxed, happier, and sometimes euphoric. Most people find their depression or anxiety to be completely gone after 3-12 weeks of treatments. Consistency is important. – Learn more about What to Expect.
Are you dealing with anxiety or depression and uncertain if acupuncture can support you to feel better? Schedule your free consultation now to speak with our main acupuncturist. Or, call the clinic to get your questions answered. 720-722-3016