Chinese medicine can treat lots of mental disorders, one of the most common being anxiety. Anxiety has been on the rise in recent years, as well as using highly addictive pharmaceuticals to treat it. It affects 40 million Americans, so if you’re suffering- you are not alone.
There are several studies that have been done on treating anxiety with Acupuncture. These studies show improvement in mental condition and less unwanted symptoms.
How Can Acupuncture Help?
Calms the Mind
Racing thoughts cause a lot of anxiety, so a way to treat it is to calm those thoughts down. This is what Acupuncture does. It settles the mind. It produces an overall calming feeling in the body. This also helps falling asleep at night without feeling restless.
Acupuncture can benefit the lungs by promoting proper oxygen flow for breathing. When we are breathing deep and correctly, it can calm anxious feelings. It also works to unblock the flow of energy in the chest. This helps with feelings of constriction or pain in the chest caused by anxiety.
Acupuncture works as an anti-inflammatory for the body and mind. When there is inflammation or stress in the digestive system it can cause emotional disturbances. The gut has an important connection with the brain. This stress and inflammation can also cause irritability and depression.
No Negative Side Effects
Unlike many of the pharmaceuticals used to treat anxiety, Acupuncture will not cause negative side effects. Some side effects of Acupuncture could include better sleep, more energy, and increased immunity.
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