Acupuncture and Anxiety

Anxiety is not something many of us can escape in this modern society. With demanding jobs, taking care of our kids, grocery shopping, cooking, paying bills, cleaning, taxes and attempting to find a spare moment to take care of ourselves in the midst of the chaos, it's no wonder anxiety is prevailing.

Anxiety is characterized by a state of excessive apprehension, feeling paralyzing by fear and even sleepless nights from the constant worry. These feelings can be in relation to an event with uncertain outcomes or more commonly regarding nothing at all. Anxiety can lead to compulsive behavior and even panic attacks. 

Treatment for anxiety usually includes seeing a therapist or taking medication. Taking medication for anxiety can have side effects including dependence and withdrawal. Although these treatments have been shown to be effective the results usually take time.

Acupuncture is a treatment option for anxiety that is gaining ground. Acupuncture has been shown to decrease the amount of stress hormones our body releases when placed in a stressful environment. The feeling of relaxation can last far after the needles have been removed. If needles are not for you, click here to see how we can get the same results with out needles.

The best part about acupuncture is how quickly patients see results. Benefits are usually seen within 2-3 treatments! If you or someone you know suffers from anxiety, see what we can do for you at Modern Chiropractic and Wellness Center.