Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

How Acupuncture Eases Anxiety

by Hugh Larson

Acupuncture is a time-honored tradition in many countries, but some are still skeptical about it. If you've never had acupuncture, the idea of caring for your anxiety problem with a lot of needles probably doesn't seem like it would help you. However, it can! Read on to discover how acupuncture benefits people with anxiety and stress.

The Qi Theory

People who study acupuncture are taught that the reason acupuncture works is because it modifies the flow of qi, the internal energy of the body. While this is debated by western science, that's what the original logic of acupuncture is.

Acupuncturists believe that each organ in the body is responsible for certain things in how you feel and how healthy you are, beyond their standard role like filtering blood or processing food. When those organs are out of balance, it can result in a lot of problems, including stress and anxiety. Acupuncturists make an effort to treat your body's underlying problem by sending qi energy to the under-nourished organs in your body, ultimately achieving health.

What Science Says

Most western scientists don't believe in qi, but many do believe in the ability of acupuncture to heal. One study has shown that acupuncture can be beneficial in treating anxiety as it was shown to block the body's ability to produce stress hormones that are responsible for anxiety and stress.

Whether your acupuncturist agrees with the reason that it's helping doesn't matter. If the treatment benefits you, it's well worth it.

How it Can Help You

These days, finding a licensed acupuncturist is pretty easy. As acupuncture becomes more powerful and more people become aware of its healing capabilities, it's become more widespread and you shouldn't have any difficulty finding a good practitioner in your local area.

When you first visit your acupuncturist, you'll likely be asked about your health concerns. Your acupuncturist may ask to look at your tongue or to take your pulse. This is part of the diagnostic process for them. Once they've made their assessment, you'll sit or lie down and the needles will be placed. This is generally tolerable by most people and often isn't even felt.

Acupuncture may take multiple treatments for long-term effects, but you may start to feel better even as the needles are still in. If you're tired of being anxious and don't like how medication makes you feel, consider acupuncture as an alternative. If you're interested in using acupuncture treatment for this purpose, contact a specialist like those from Acupuncture is My Life.


About Me

Good Healthcare Requires Treatment of Your Mind, Body, and Soul

I have worked in a supportive role in the medical industry for over 20 years, and I have been amazed at the advances in medicine that have been made. While it is always great to hear about a new medication that helps cure a disease or a new surgical procedure that can help someone live a normal life again after an injury, I have been especially amazed at the research that has shown just how much our physical and mental health are connected. Since I keep on top of all of the amazing medical studies being performed and I know others are too busy to hunt them down themselves, I decided to start a blog to share my favorite health tips for keeping both your mind and body healthy.